Soak up the sights, smells and scenery of Australia’s historic rail adventure – Zig Zag Railway is just 15 minutes from the Blue Mountains. Established in 1869, come and enjoy a relaxing ride on the romantic, nostalgic, impressive steam locomotive as it hauls you over the Great Lithgow Zig Zag.


Zig Zag Railway offers visitors a range of different travel options providing a unique opportunity to step back in time and experience the thrill of traveling by rail as it was done in the past. We runs trains Friday/Saturday/Sunday once per fortnight, see our tickets page for dates.

We also have great spots for a picnic, static carriages to dine in, a souvenir store and the Container Café.

It’s one of the best things to do when visiting the Blue Mountains and Lithgow. We are popular though, so to make sure you don’t miss out book your spot online today!

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Accessible Family Friendly Facilities

Zig Zag Railway is a family friendly venue offering visitors the chance to experience heritage steam travel on the original rail path down the picturesque western escarpment of the Blue Mountains – almost exactly as it was in the late 1800s.

Travel on our restored steam hauled passenger service through tunnels and across stone viaducts.

Enjoy our picnic facilities, grab some mementos, or purchase food and drinks at our iconic Container Café.

We offer free parking and bathroom facilities, our stations and two carriages on each train are wheelchair accessible.

Gift the magic of a bygone era

Share the magic of a bygone era with a gift voucher for Zig Zag Railway.

Treat someone (or even yourself) to an unforgettable journey through time on our  historic railway. 

Our gift vouchers make for a thoughtful and unique present for any occasion, allowing the recipient to embark on an unforgettable journey through the breathtaking Blue Mountains. The perfect choice for railway enthusiasts or those who would simply enjoy a unique adventure.

Share the joy of steam locomotives, breathtaking views, and the rich heritage of Australian rail travel.  Purchase a gift voucher today and create memories that will last a lifetime on Zig Zag Railway.


If you’re passionate about contributing to the preservation the historical Zig Zag Railway, we’d love to welcome you aboard!

No prior skills or qualifications are required. We'll start you on your journey and provide training, valuable skills and experience.

Join our team and to enjoy new friendships.

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