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Cockatoo Run


3801 Limited have been operating heritage rail services in the Greater Sydney region since 1985, & we cordially invite you to join us on our flagship tour – the famous Cockatoo Run, a vintage day return train departing Sydney Terminal for Robertson & Moss Vale through the beautiful Southern Highlands. Enjoy reliving the railway experience of years gone by in our beautifully restored Standard Class heritage carriages, or recline in the luxury of Lounge Class & enjoy complimentary scones & drinks – our buffet car serves light refreshments & souvenirs throughout the journey .

A mainstay of our operations since 1995, the Cockatoo Run is a scenic journey along the Illawarra Line, passing first through the rugged natural beauty of the Royal National Park before a spectacular shift to coastal scenery as the line runs parallel to the south coast from Stanwell Tops through to Wollongong & Unanderra. From here you can marvel as the vintage diesel locomotive tackle the steep grades up the Illawarra Escarpment, & enjoy the transition from splendid coastal views to waterfalls & magnificent rainforest as the train climbs up to Summit Tank, where we pause for you to admire the breathtaking views over Lake Illawarra to the Tasman Sea from the lookout.

We then continue through to historic Robertson, where you disembark to explore the town’s rustic charms & enjoy a leisurely lunch at Robertson Public House. After lunch we make the journey back to Central Station, traversing the same spectacular route as the sun sets in the evening, arriving back in Sydney prior to 7pm – an unforgettable day for all!

Click on the Register button below for more information & to view our price categories.

Payment will not be processed until details have been submitted at a later stage.

Our friendly crew of volunteer Passenger Attendants will assist with your travel needs when you board & travel on the train, & will show you to your allocated seats. Our crew will point out highlights of the journey & offer information on places of interest that we pass.

(train is not licensed, however BYO is permitted)


  • Single Adult - $149 ea
  • Seniors - $129
  • Child (under 16) - $119 ea


  • Single Adult - $189 ea
  • Senior - $169
  • Includes complimentary tea/coffee & scones with jam & cream


  • Private space suitable for up to 4 standard adults
  • $669 per compartment
  • Includes complimentary tea/coffee & scones with jam & cream


  • Family 2 Adult + 2 Children - $509 - 

Indicative Timetable (subject to confirmation or change)


  • Central Station depart 9:06am
  • Hurstville 9:29am
  • Sutherland 9:46am
  • Thirroul 10:36am
  • Wollongong 10:53am
  • Unanderra 11:06am
  • Robertson 12:50pm
  • Moss Vale arrive 1:40pm


  • Moss Vale depart 2.55pm
  • Robertson 3:45pm
  • Unanderra 5:01pm
  • Wollongong 5:10pm
  • Thirroul 5:22pm
  • Sutherland 6:12pm
  • Hurstville 6:25pm
  • Central arrive 6:50pm

Please be aware that the carriages on the Cockatoo Run are heritage cars & have narrow doors, aisles & walkways and are not equipped with wheel chair spaces. Because of space constraints it is impossible for wheelchairs to be manoeuvred to seats from the entrance vestibule. It is necessary for passengers to be able to make their way to seats. Walking frames must be able to be folded as there is limited storage space & may not be stored in aisles or doorways. 

Strollers & prams must be of the foldable type & fit in the luggage rack above passenger seats.

Above is the seat layout on the carriage

Please note tickets are non-refundable so once you buy a ticket the only way you can get a refund is if the promoter has to cancel the entire event.

Package is subject to a minimum combined group booking of 10 people for transportation to be viable at an additional cost.

Please email debbie@organisedoccasions.com.au for all inquiries.

For wheelchairs & accessible bookings please email Debbie@organisedoccasions.com.au.

Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 7:00 pm

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019

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