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Kiama Picnic Train

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 for The Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival on 7 & 8 March 2020.

Our 2020 season kicks off with special guest locomotive 3526 — On loan kindly from THNSW, the Nanny will head the Kiama Picnic Train for one weekend only!

The C35 Class were rarely used on the South Coast Line when in service for the NSW Railways and this is believed to be the first visit of this locomotive beyond Unanderra to Kiama. Don't miss this rare chance to ride behind 3526 unassisted. 

Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival is a free three-day South Coast signature event. It is set on the stages, streets, parks, cafes, bars and clubs across the breathtaking Kiama region.

This unique, jam-packed weekend celebrates two music genres that refuse to sit still, set against one of the country's most picturesque backdrops.

The exciting music content tips its hat to the original genres and celebrates all forms of contemporary interpretation, there is something for everyone. Vocal workshop, vinyl store, dinner and show events and jazz yoga are some other festival elements to enjoy.


Saturday, 7 March 2020

Sunday, 8 March 2020


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

Private Compartment

First Class Private Compartment — $700 (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)

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

Full Carriage Hire — Call for Quote


Outbound Journey (picking up at the following locations)

Sydney Terminal dep 9.25am

Hurstville dep 10.00am

Sutherland dep 10.20am

Thirroul dep 11.30am

Wollongong dep 11.45am

Kiama arr 12.35pm

Return Journey (setting down at the following locations)

Kiama dep 3.30pm

Wollongong arr 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-event 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. Passengers are able to walk through the train to the Buffet Car.

Strictly no BYO alcohol.

There are no EFTPOS facilities on board. Customers will need to bring appropriate amounts of cash.


Toilets are available in most carriages.


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.

Between Saturday 7 March 2020 9:25 AM and Sunday 8 March 2020 9:25 AM


Sydney Terminal
Central Station, NSW 2000



Sessions Description Status

Kiama Picnic Train

Saturday 7 March 2020 9:25 AM Sold Out

Kiama Picnic Train

Sunday 8 March 2020 9:25 AM Open

Kiama Picnic Train

Saturday 7 March 2020 9:25 AM
Sold Out

Kiama Picnic Train

Sunday 8 March 2020 9:25 AM