Come and Live in the Past!

Shoalhaven Picnic Train


Saturday, 9 November 2019


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Come and ‘Live in the Past’ on a steam train journey behind former NSW Government Railways locomotive 5917 on the The Shoalhaven Picnic Train on Saturday, 9 November 2019. This special late afternoon/evening tour from Wollongong is a rare opportunity to experience steam all the way to the terminus of the South Coast Line to Bomaderry (Nowra) where you can alight from the train for a quick visit to the ‘local’ before heading back to Kiama for a two-hour stopover. While in Kiama, you will be able to have a relaxing dinner at one of the town’s fine restaurants or bistros before reboarding The Shoalhaven Picnic Train back to Wollongong.


The Shoalhaven Picnic Train — Wollongong to Bomaderry (Nowra) and return via Kiama

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Please note a change of schedule due to operating constraints.

Departing Wollongong 4.15pm, stopping at Berry 5.35pm and arriving Bomaderry 5.50pm
Return Journey departs Bomaderry 6.50pm, stopping at Berry 7pm, arriving Kiama 7.20pm

The train stays at Kiama for 2hrs while the steam engine is turned and serviced, departing Kiama 9.20pm and arriving Wollongong 10.20pm

Adult — $80 (16yo+)

Senior — $70 (Seniors card holders)

Child — $45 (2–15yo)

babies-in-arms and toddlers not occupying a booked seat may travel for free.


Buffet Car:

Our train is equipped with a Buffet Car where light meals/snacks and beverages can be purchased. Passengers are also welcome to bring their own ‘picnic hampers’ and non-alcoholic drinks. Passengers are able to walk through the train to the Buffet Car.


Strictly no BYO alcohol.



Toilets are available in most carriages.



The train picks up at Wollongong railway station.


In conjunction with Wollongong Tourism Week!

The Picnic Train is proudly operated by Sydney Rail Services.