See the Blue Mountains from a steam-locomotive train on the Zig Zag Railway. This branch of the Main Western line originally operated from 1869 to 1910, before the Ten Tunnels deviation replaced it. Zig Zag reopened as a heritage railway in 1975, and you can ride 7 km (4.3 mi) behind the steam locomotive between Clarence and Bottom Points. Walk 45 minutes downhill from Clarence to Bottom Points to get explore the area's plant life, and ride in an open carriage back uphill to take in views of the Blue Mountains. Both stations feature a kiosk selling refreshments, and you can use barbecues and tables within the Zig Zag Reserve to enjoy a picnic. Due to a large brush-fire destroying carriages in October 2013, the railway is closed until later in 2014. Put Zig Zag Railway into our Lithgow road trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Lithgow.
Zig Zag Railway Reviews
We were passing through the area and decided to pull in and have a look around - the Zig Zag Railway has been closed for a while but we thought we would just have a look around to see what remains. Th... more »
Zig Zag Railway is a MUST DO EXPERIENCE for all families with pre teens. An easy School holiday activity and only 2 hours from most parts of Sydney. Take your camera. Pack a picnic. Enjoy the differen... more »
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