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Wolgan Valley Railway Tour
Exploring the shale railway and glowworm tunnel at Newnes


Come and join SETS for a day out with a difference as we explore the disused shale railway of the Wolgan Valley, including a visit to a glow worm tunnel and the remains of the former Newnes township and oil shale mining complex.

The Newnes oil-shale industrial development, constructed in the early 1900s and was connected by rail to the Main Western Line at Newnes Junction, some 50 km south of Newnes township. The tour will commence at 7:00am at Strathfield station (Everton Road). A lunch stop will be made in Lithgow with a return to Strathfield by 8:30pm.

For those who wish to travel by train, we will pick up passengers off the train due to arrive at Bell at 8:19am at 8:50am and set down passengers at Mount Victoria in time for the service to Sydney, departing at 5:06pm. Please note, if you are travelling on either of these rail services, you will need a valid City Rail ticket for this part of your journey.

This tour will involve walking through a tunnel that is approximately 400 metres long that has an uneven surface. We recommend warm clothing, closed footwear and to bring a torch. Light refreshments will be available on board!

To book your place on this tour, please complete a booking form and post with your payment to the address below.

Adults $50
Concessions $45
Children (aged 5 - 16) $25
Family (1-2 Adults travelling with 1 or more children) $75

The departure and conclusion times indicated here are only indicative. Actual times will be supplied closer to the day to those who have made a booking.

To book your place on this tour, please print and complete a booking form: pdf format and post with your payment to the address below, or call the Infoline and let us know how many places you wish to reserve.

For further information, please call our Infoline on (02) 9526 1864, email us or write to:

The Bookings Officer
SETS Tours
PO Box 275
Broadway NSW 2007

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A complete list of all our tours from the beginning of SETS in 1992.

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