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
Saturday, 12 June & Sunday, 13 June 2021
Wollongong dep 9.50am
Wollongong arr 10.55am
Wollongong dep 11.15am
Wollongong arr 12.30pm
Wollongong dep 12.50pm
Wollongong arr 1.55pm
Wollongong dep 2.15pm
Wollongong arr 3.20pm
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.
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