Come and Live in the Past!

The Kiama Picnic Train returns for Spring 2019 — featuring guest locomotive 3265!



Join us for one of our classic rail tours from Sydney’s magnificent Central Station along the picturesque South Coast Line to the buzzing seaside town of Kiama.


Our Spring 2019 season kicks off with special guest locomotive 3265 — which will work the Kiama Picnic Train for one weekend only. The C32 Class were used regularly on the South Coast Line when in service for the NSW Railways. This is a rare chance to ride behind 3265 on a day tour.


You’ll have plenty of time for a relaxing lunch at a variety of cafés or restaurants in Kiama, or enjoy the many charms of this picturesque coastal town. Take a walk up to the famous Kiama Blowhole, relax at the Surf Beach or browse the Historic Terrace Houses.



Saturday, 5 October 2019

Sunday, 6 October 2019



Private Compartment

First Class Private Compartment — $600 (spacious compartment seating up to 6 people)

Standard Private Compartment — $600 (standard compartment seating up to 8 people)


Standard Class

Adult — $85 (16yo+)

Senior — $80 (Seniors card holders)

Child — $65 (2–15yo)

Infants not occupying a booked seat may travel for free.


Full Carriage Hire — Contact Us for a Quote


Have your own party in a Private Compartment!



Outbound Journey (picking up at the following locations)

Sydney Terminal dep 8.40am

Hurstville dep 9.15am

Sutherland dep 9.35am

Thirroul dep 11.00am

Wollongong dep 11.20am

Kiama arr 12.25pm


Return Journey (setting down at the following locations)

Kiama dep 3.35pm

Wollongong dep 5.15pm

Thirroul arr 5.30pm

Sutherland arr 7.10pm

Hurstville arr 7.25pm

Sydney Terminal arr 7.55pm


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


Buffet Car:

The Kiama Picnic Train is equipped with a Buffet Car where light meals/snacks and beverages can be purchased. Passengers are also welcome to bring their picnic hampers and non-alcoholic drinks. Alcoholic beverages need to be purchased on board.


Locomotive 3265  is supplied with the help of Transport Heritage NSW and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse Museum).

The Picnic Train is proudly operated by Sydney Rail Services.