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Easter Bunny Express 2014

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by Todd Newton (subscribe)
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Steaming through the Hawkesbury
Embark on a steam train journey along the picturesque Hawkesbury River to Gosford on Easter Saturday.

Travel in vintage Standard Class Carriages and gaze out at the scenery. And grab yourself a bite to eat or a sip to drink from the licensed buffet car.

The Easter Bunny will also be making a special appearance onboard, handing out goodies for the kids.

Easter Bunny Express
A Steam Train at Sydney Central Railway Station (Image provided by Tomtrainboy1991- Wikimedia Commons).


Aboard the train before 10am at Sydney Central railway station. The train will then fly through the Northern suburbs of Sydney. And if you live near Strathfield or Hornsby, the Easter Bunny Express will be making a brief stop so that you may hop on.

Upon leaving Sydney, the Easter Bunny Express swerves in and amongst the trees of the Kuring-Gai Chase National Park before it descends into the Hawkesbury River valley.

When the train arrives at Brooklyn (located on the banks of the Hawkesbury River), you will have two hours to explore the little fishing town. Eat at one of the seafood restaurants here. and when you are done, consider a walk along the Brooklyn boat harbour. You might even decide to go for a 15-20 minute trek along the Brooklyn Park Mangrove Boardwalk and have a picnic.

Easter Bunny Express
A view of the Hawkesbury River and the railway bridge (Image provided by Tim Stewart (Daramulan)- Wikimedia Commons).


After you board back on the train, the Easter Bunny express takes you on a scenic tour across the Hawkesbury River and along Mullet Creek. The Easter Bunny Express travels pastthe Brisbane Water estuary before it arrives in Gosford.

While the steam locomotive uses the turntable at Gosford to turn around, you might decide to wander around the local stores.

An hour later, the train will make its afternoon run back to Sydney.

Prices

Adults- $75
Seniors- $70
Children (3-16 years)- $35
Youth (17-4 years)- $55
Infants (under 3 years old, if not occupying a seat)- Free
Family (two adults, two children)- $185
NSWRTM Member's Fee- $65

So if this sounds like the kind of thing you would be interested in, you can pay for tickets online or over the phone (see below).

It's the perfect way to spend Easter Saturday vintage style!
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Why? A Easter Day Trip.
When: 10am- 5pm
Phone: (02) 9209 4646
Where: Sydney Central- Hawkesbury River- Gosford
Cost: See article
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I would love to do this but the price is too high
by maria (score: 1|57) 1524 days ago
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