They are a provider of high quality rail tours using heritage rolling stock. Their flagship route is the Cockatoo Run, from Sydney to Robertson or Moss Vale via the Illawarra, where passengers can enjoy an afternoon in the Southern Highlands before returning to Sydney. En route they enjoy a social atmosphere in their heritage carriages, with friends and family. They offer other tours as they are developed.
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From $55 to $500
East Coast Heritage Rail invites you to join them on the Cockatoo Run, hauled by heritage diesel locomotives and featuring their beautifully restored and maintained carriages. This heritage train operates a return tour from Sydney through to Robertson or Moss Vale via Wollongong.
The Cockatoo Run commences its journey in Sydney and travels along the spectacular Illawarra route to Wollongong. The journey from Sydney offers spectacular coastal scenery prior to the ascent of the Illawarra Escarpment.
The line climbs 600 metres through rainforests, past waterfalls, and the spectacular viaduct on the line. The train makes a stop at Summit Tank to admire the view over Lake Illawarra out to the Tasman Sea. The historic Southern Highland township of Robertson with its old town atmosphere and the rustic appeal is generally a great tourist stopover in which to spend some time and enjoy lunch.
You have the choice of detraining here or alternatively continuing onto Moss Vale before they return to Central, again via the Illawarra.Public Toilet