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Wollongong–Scarborough Heritage Steam Train Rides

Wollongong–Scarborough (return)

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Sunday, 13 June 2021


Experience the excitement of a steam train trip as The Picnic Train presents two days of special trains on a one-hour return shuttle from Wollongong to the coastal town of Scarborough — perfect for friends and family.

You will travel behind former NSW Government Railways locomotive 5917 as the powerful engine races past the northern suburbs and then climbs through the twists and turns to Scarborough.


Please Note: All fares are for return travel on the same train.

Private Compartment — $150 per group

Enjoy the benefit of an entire booth to yourselves — great for families and social groups!

One booking is good for up to a maximum of eight (8) people (max 6 adults advised).

Family of Four — $80

This option is suitable for a maximum of four people and includes two window seats in a spacious area with table.

First Class Duo — $55 for two people

You’ll have First Class seating for two with two window seats in a spacious area with table.

Full Carriage Hire — Call for Quote

Enjoy your own space in a Private Compartment


Preliminary Timetable*

Saturday, 12 June & Sunday, 13 June 2021

Train 1:

  • Wollongong dep 9.50am
  • Wollongong arr 10.55am

 Train 2:

  • Wollongong dep 11.15am
  • Wollongong arr 12.30pm

 Train 3:

  • Wollongong dep 12.50pm
  • Wollongong arr 1.55pm


  • Wollongong dep 2.15pm
  • Wollongong arr 3.20pm

 Train 5:

  • Wollongong dep 3.50pm
  • Wollongong arr 5.00pm

*Preliminary times only. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure. An update email will be sent to the ticket booking a couple of days prior to the event with final trip details.

Buffet Car:

A buffet car will be, serving coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer, wine and light snacks. Customers are welcome to bring along picnic lunches, snacks and drinks.


Toilets are available in most carriages.


The train picks up at Wollongong railway station.

Condition of travel:

  • It is advised to check-in everyone in your group using the QR code provided with the Service NSW app
  • Passengers are asked to remain in their allocated seats as far as practical
  • COVID-19 restrictions may be implemented on the day depending on current alert level
  • Passengers are required to follow all instructions from their carriage attendant


View the spectacular scenery in First Class Duo

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