Our next Public running day will be on the 25th of August
Illawarra Live Steamers is open to the public on the 4th Sunday of the month (except December), weather permitting.
Our grounds open about 8:30 with trains running from 10am through to mid afternoon depending on the weather and the number of passengers.
We have a limited number of picnic tables so arrive before 9:30 if you need one.
Some visitors like to bring shade umbrellas as we don't have enough covered tables. If you bring one, please limit the size to 3 metres by 3 metres so you don't take up too much room. It can get very crowded.
To keep our grounds nice and tidy, we ask you to place your rubbish in the Big Blue Bin in the car park, or preferably, take your rubbish home with you.
Train rides costing for Public Running Days
There is no charge to enter our grounds and enjoy our hospitality.
A train ride (about 5 - 7 minutes) costs $2 per person, irrespective of age.
There is a bulk rate of 11 tickets for $20.
There are no refunds on tickets but they don't have an expiry date and may be used on any public running day.
These prices are subject to change.
We have clean toilet facilities and a disabled toilet.
A canteen operates providing light snacks, tea, coffee, drinks, ice creams and souvenirs.
Safety regulation require EVERYONE riding the trains must wear enclosed footwear. Persons in bare feet, thongs, sandals or open toe footwear will NOT be permitted on the train.
Please note that for safety reasons and the comfort of others, ball games may not be played.
If you are planning a birthday party, or have a large group, we suggest a member of your party arrives before 9:00 to claim your spot and set up. We do not reserve sites and have a limited number of tables.
There is a white board at the entrance to our park to indicate where your party is being held.
We do not have Council rubbish collection and our resources are limited so please take your rubbish with you.
If the day is cancelled due to bad weather or total fire ban we do not run on the following Sunday.
Public Running Days