Zig Zag Railway Facilities
The Zig Zag Reserve hosts a well-equipped main picnic ground with table settings, bbq facilities, toilets (including disabled, railway relics for children to play on and well stocked kiosks for light refreshments. The grassy slope at Clarence has a perfect view of platform 9 3/4, to sit and enjoy a picnic and watch the trains roll in and out. There are other picnic grounds situated beside the line, which are accessible by walking or you can request the train set you down and collect you later on a return trip. The Zig Zag Railway reserve was declared a public reserve in 1881 and has always been a popular tourist destination in the Blue Mountain area, with its fine sandstone escarpments, exotic rock formations, mountain and Zig Zag views
Light Refreshments & Souvenirs
Zig Zag Railway operates two kiosks, one at Clarence Station and the other at Bottom Points Station. They both stock Zig Zag souvenirs, including clothing, postcards, posters, and much more. They also stock Thomas the Tank memorabilia and other related train enthusiasts’ treats. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, pies, sausage rolls, sandwiches, confectionery and ice-creams are available from Clarence and Bottom Points stations, to keep your stamina up and to complement your own picnic bounty.
There are toilets (including disabled toilets) at Clarence, Top Points & Bottom Points Stations.
Visitors may walk from Clarence station to Bottom Points station. Along the way can be seen the unique flora that abounds in this part of the Blue Mountains; displaying a beauty that varies with the seasons. The walk is mainly downhill and takes approximately 45 minutes. Walkers may relax by catching a train uphill from Bottom Points back to Clarence. While the first part of the walk out of Clarence is reasonable going, the lower part is steep with many steps and definitely not suitable for those of impaired mobility.