Trip Planner: South Pacific / Australia / New South Wales / Blue Mountains / Lithgow / Zig Zag Railway
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
Despite some negative and uninformed reviews of the Zig Zag Railway which are often contributed by people with little informed knowledge, hard working members of Zig Zag Railway have been at work... more »
I live in lithgow and have been awaiting the return of the zig zag railway for many years now. Went for a drive today 28/9/19 to the Zig Zag railway - nothing much has been done - the tracks are all..... more »
Can't wait for this place to re-open and to bring my young kids for a train ride. We stopped here recently to stretch our legs on a long car ride. So many memories. Toilets are still open to the public with toilet paper which was great. Saw some wallabies jumping around too.
Awesome 4x4 tracks. Would not try it in a standard car though, many people got stuck .
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