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Canberra Picnic Train - Easter 2023

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Hop on board the Picnic Train
The Canberra Picnic Train, presented by the Canberra Rail Museum, will be running from Canberra to Bungendore and return on the weekend of 26th & 27th March and then again for the Easter long weekend! Get your friends and family together and experience the joy of riding on a heritage steam train through the spectacular Molonglo Gorge. There will also be three tunnels to go through, which the kids are guaranteed to love!

There will also be a Buffet Car with limited food options, so it is recommended that passengers bring their own picnic hampers on board. If you would like to bring a bottle of wine or alcohol to enjoy on the trip, BYO alcohol is allowed but large eskies are not permitted. This unique experience always sells out quickly, so book in early to secure your seat!

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Hop on a steam train this easter! Image: The Picnic Train Facebook


The Canberra Picnic Train to Bungendore is a round trip, meaning that passengers don't get out at Bungendore and the train returns to Canberra. When you book, there are several options to choose from, depending on how many people you have in your group. Ensure you read the website carefully and check the seating will suit your group.

Private Compartment - $300 per group

This option is for groups of up to 8 people with an entire compartment to yourselves. There are tables fitted so that you can bring your own picnic and enjoy the trip in your own private compartment.

Four-Seater Booth - $200 per group

This option is for 4 people with a table.

First Class Duo $150 for two people

Window seating for two people with a large individual seat on either side of a table.

Lounge First Class Duo $150 for two people

Lounge seating for two people in an air-conditioned lounge carriage.

See here for full details.

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A wide variety of seating options! Image: The Picnic Train Facebook


The Canberra Picnic Train will be running at 8:15am - 10:30am, 12:15pm - 2:45pm and 3:45pm - 7:10pm on the following dates:

Saturday, 25th March 2023
Sunday, 26th March 2023


Friday, 7th April 2023 (Good Friday)
Saturday, 8th April 2023
Sunday, 9th April 2023 (Easter Sunday)
Monday, 10th April 2023 (Easter Monday)


See the Try Booking website for full details and gather your family and friends together and book today!

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Toot Toot! Image: Try Booking website

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Why? A must for all train lovers!
When: See website for availability
Phone: 1300 936 587
Where: Canberra Railway Station, Wentworth Avenue, Burke Crescent, Kingston
Cost: See website for prices and seating options
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