Come and Live in the Past!

The Hunter Valley Picnic Train

Maitland–Singleton (return)

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Sunday, 11 April 2021

(Two trips departing Maitland each day)


Enjoy the school holidays riding behind steam locomotive 5917 on a short journey through the Hunter Valley from Maitland to Singleton, plus Camberwell ballon loop (return) on Saturday, 10  April or Sunday, 11 April 2021.


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


You have the choice of alighting at Singleton for a short stay in town, or staying on the train while it is turned at Camberwell.



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)


Full Carriage Hire — Call for Quote



View the spectacular scenery in First Class Duo



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 9.00am

Singleton arr 9.45am

Singleton dep 9.50am

Camberwell arr 10.00am

Return Journey

Camberwell dep 10.35am

Singleton arr 10.45am

Singleton dep 10.50am

Maitland arr 11.55am


Trip 2

Outbound Journey

Maitland dep 2.30pm

Singleton arr 3.10pm

Singleton dep 3.15pm

Camberwell arr 3.20pm

Return Journey

Camberwell dep 3.50pm

Singleton arr 4.00pm

Singleton dep 4.05pm

Maitland arr 5.10pm


*Preliminary timetable 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:

A buffet car will now be available on the Hunter Valley Picnic Train serving barista coffees, teas, soft drinks, beer and light snacks. Customers are also 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 Hunter Valley Picnic Train.


Enjoy your own space in a Private Compartment

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