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Visitors arriving by car may experience delays due to roadworks on the Darling Causeway. Please allow additional time for the trip to Zig Zag Railway. Passengers should arrive at Clarence 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure of your train, to allow time to check-in and choose preferred seating.


Soak up the sights, smells and scenery of Australia’s historic rail adventure – Zig Zag Railway is just 15 minutes from the Blue Mountains. Established in 1869, come and enjoy a relaxing ride on the romantic, nostalgic, impressive steam locomotive as it hauls you over the Great Lithgow Zig Zag.


Zig Zag Railway offers visitors a range of different travel options providing a unique opportunity to step back in time and experience the thrill of traveling by rail as it was done in the past.

We also have great spots for a picnic, static carriages to dine in, a souvenir store and the Container Café.

It’s one of the best things to do when visiting the Blue Mountains and Lithgow. We are popular though, so to make sure you don’t miss out book your spot online today!

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Accessible Family Friendly Facilities

Zig Zag Railway is a family friendly venue offering visitors the chance to experience heritage steam travel on the original rail path down the picturesque western escarpment of the Blue Mountains – almost exactly as it was in the late 1800s.

Travel on our restored steam hauled passenger service through tunnels and across stone viaducts.

Enjoy our picnic facilities, grab some mementos, or purchase food and drinks at our iconic Container Café.

We offer free parking and bathroom facilities, and our stations are all wheelchair accessible.


If you’re passionate about contributing to the preservation the historical Zig Zag Railway, we’d love to welcome you aboard!

No prior skills or qualifications are required. We'll start you on your journey and provide training, valuable skills and experience.

Join our team and to enjoy new friendships.

About Us

The Zig Zag Railway provides a unique and scenic train ride through the rugged Australian bush in the Blue Mountains.


Choose a unique opportunity to step back in time and experience the thrill of traveling by rail as it was done in the past.


Donations made to the Zig Zag Railway will help us to maintain our historic fleet of trains as well as track and buildings.

Join our Team

Become a volunteers and help keep the magic of steam trains alive.


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