Come and Live in the Past!

The Dungog Picnic Train

Maitland–Dungog (return)


EASTER 2021:

Easter Sunday, 4 April 2021 — Last Tickets!

Easter Monday, 5 April 2021

(Two trips departing Maitland each day)


Enjoy your Easter Sunday behind steam locomotive 5917 on a short journey up the picturesque North Coast line from Maitland to Dungog (return) on Sunday, 4 April or Monday, 5 April 2021.


The 59 Class 2-8-2 steam locomotives were used on the North Coast line by the NSW Government Railways up until the end of steam on the line n 1968.


We have ticketing options available encompassing NSW Covid-Safe regulations.


There will be no buffet service on board. Passengers are advised to bring a picnic hamper and drinks.


The town centre is a short walk from Dungog station and you will have time to check out this delightful country town before the return trip to Maitland.



Please Note: All fares are for same-day return travel.


Private Compartment:

Standard Private Compartment — $200 (standard compartment seating up to 4 people)

*Note: Family groups of up to 6 people will be permitted under a Private Compartment booking without needing to purchase extra tickets.


First Class Duo:

Two People — $140, (Two First Class window seats guaranteed)


Lounge Class ++:

One Person — $100 (Lounge car seating, including a glass of Champagne and Devonshire Tea)

++ Available for Trip 1 only.


Full Carriage Hire — Call for Quote




Enjoy your own space in a Private Compartment


Condition of travel:

  • Passengers will be asked to check-in using the QR code provided using the Service NSW app. (Please make sure someone in your party has the Service NSW app installed. if you do not have a smart phone, help will be provided)
  • Passengers are asked to wear a face mask when boarding and alighting from the train
  • Passengers are asked to remain in their allocated seats, except for toilet visits
  • Passengers are asked to wear face masks for toilet visits and any time while moving around their carriage.
  • Passengers are required to follow all instructions from their carriage attendant.
  • Other conditions may be implemented and some relaxed on the day depending on current COVID-19 restrictions




Trip 1

Outbound Journey

Maitland dep 8.25am

Dungog arr 10.00am

Return Journey

Dungog dep 11.00am

Maitland arr 12.10pm


Trip 2

Outbound Journey

Maitland dep 1.15pm

Dungog arr 3.05pm

Return Journey

Dungog dep 4.50pm

Maitland arr 6.20pm


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


Buffet Car:

Due to the current social distancing regulations, there will be no buffet available on the Dungog Picnic Train. Customers are welcome to bring along picnic lunches, snacks and drinks.


BYO alcohol is allowed, however, large eskys will not be permitted



Toilets are available in all carriages and will be locked off while in metropolitan areas. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, passengers using the toilet are asked to wear a face mask.


Mobile Phones:

There are no charging points on the heritage equipment. It is recommended that you bring an external battery charger for your mobile devices.


Motive Power:

Steam locomotive 5917 will be the primary motive power for the Dungog Picnic Train.

Relax with Champagne and Devonshire Tea in Lounge Class

View the spectacular scenery in First Class Duo

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