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THE

SOUTHERN

HIGHLANDER

PREMIUM HERITAGE EXPERIENCE
3, 4, 31 July & 1 August 2021
Enjoy a scenic day trip like no other behind newly restored legend of steam locomotive 3801 from Sydney to the Southern Highlands.
An experience not to be missed!
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Steve Burrows

Experience the golden era of rail travel on this very special day out by heritage train to the picturesque Southern Highlands towns of Bowral or Moss Vale.

Enjoy an express run from Sydney and suburbs hauled by classic diesel locomotives from the THNSW fleet. At Picton, locomotive 3801 will replace the diesels for a stunning show of steam power ascending the Southern Highlands in style.

 

ONBOARD THE TRAIN

Sit back and relax inside one of our beautifully restored former NSW Government Railway carriages and take in the scenery, as we huff and puff our way to the Southern Highlands. 

Enjoy the option of pre-prepared hampers and/or high tea served pre-prepared (priced separately), or simply order light snacks and refreshments throughout the journey using our online buffet ordering system.

Enjoy free time in Bowral or Moss Vale

OPTION 1 - ALIGHT AT BOWRAL 

Upon arrival into Bowral, you will have around 2.5 hours of free time to enjoy the most sophisticated of all the towns and villages in the Highlands - home to an exciting and eclectic mix of eateries, boutique shops and cafes, as well as the stunning Corbett Gardens or Bradman Museum.

OPTION 2 - ALIGHT AT MOSS VALE

Alternatively, alight at Moss Vale where you have just over 2 hours to explore the hub of the Southern Highlands! Moss Vale is a town steeped with rail history and strong ties to the birthplace of the Highlands and is the region’s rural centre. Enjoy lunch at one of the many stylish cafes and eateries in the area, relax in the park beside the railway station, or take-in the atmosphere as locomotive 3801 is serviced at the station.

For more information on things to do and see in Bowral or Moss Vale, visit the Destination Southern Highlands website.

Fares and classes of travel

From the moment you step aboard, you'll be transported into the past. Choose from THREE different seating and on-board service options as follows:

Standard Class

Travel by Standard Class and be part of the action as the train makes its way to the Southern Highlands.

PER TWO PERSONS

 $238

Premier Class

Travel inside a private compartment aboard one of our stylish Edwardian-era Premier Class carriages featuring polished cedar interiors throughout. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine on the return journey.

PRIVATE COMPARTMENT

FOR UP TO SIX (6) PEOPLE

$495

Lounge Class

Travel by Lounge Class and experience the romance of rail with spacious open lounge seating and a private observation deck. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine on the return journey.

PER TWO PERSONS

$598

Timetable

 You can join the train at either Central, Revesby or Campbelltown and alight at either Bowral or Moss Vale.

The below timetable will be confirmed one week prior:

FORWARD JOURNEY

CENTRAL

REVESBY

CAMPBELLTOWN

BOWRAL

MOSS VALE

9.10am

9.40am

10.05am

12.15pm

12.25pm

RETURN JOURNEY

MOSS VALE

BOWRAL

CAMPBELLTOWN

REVESBY

CENTRAL

2.45pm

2.55pm

4.40pm

5.10pm

5.55pm

Images courtesy Destination Southern Highlands

Terms and conditions
  • Please be sure of your availability before you book as there are NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES offered.

  • BYO alcohol is strictly prohibited. Alcohol can be purchased from the buffet car on-board the train from 11.00am.

  • Transport Heritage NSW reserves the right to change locomotive power without notice.

  • Times are subject to change and will be confirmed one week prior.

  • If you are a member, you must be a current 2019-20 Member and have your valid 2019-20 THNSW Membership Card to purchase tickets at member rates, plus carry and be able to present your valid 2019-20 Membership Card with you during travel.