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Zig Zag Railway

840 Chifley Road, Lithgow, New South Wales 2790, Australia
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Zig Zag Railway is temporarily CLOSED hoping to reopen in 2018. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call or email us. Negative reviews are not helpful, we will reopen as soon as we can. On behalf of all our volunteers, Thank you for ongoing support.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“rolling stock” (3 reviews)
“sydney” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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840 Chifley Road, Lithgow, New South Wales 2790, Australia
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We were passing through the area and decided to pull in and have a look around - the Zig Zag Railway has been closed for a while but we thought we would just have a look around to see what remains. The site is still...More

2  Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Zig Zag Railway is a MUST DO EXPERIENCE for all families with pre teens. An easy School holiday activity and only 2 hours from most parts of Sydney. Take your camera. Pack a picnic. Enjoy the difference in seasons. Winters can be icy cold and...More

Thank Peter G
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

Sadly this attraction has closed down. My low score is not indicative of what it COULD be like, we would love to see the Zig Zag railway up and running again . There were a group of vandals there causing havoc when we stopped by....More

2  Thank julieadamson2015
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Cameron M, Guest Relations Manager at Zig Zag Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi Julie, yes as per the description we are closed but do hope to reopen next year. One star reviews are not helpful, perhaps you will visit us again when we are open and give us a more realistic review? Did you by chance call...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Prior to the bush fires a couple of years ago, the train ride was amazing trip taking you through the bush in vintage carriages and a great steam train. Hopefull it will be back to its former glory soon.

3  Thank Stumpie8
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Cameron M, Guest Relations Manager at Zig Zag Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thanks Stumpie, we hope to be back up and running by the end of the year. Please check back latter,

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

The bushfires that ripped through this area a while ago damaged or destroyed a lot of the rolling stock and infrastructure of this brilliant historical railway. Unfortunately there is little sign that this place will be reopened anytime soon. A great pity as it was...More

2  Thank Tony W
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Cameron M, Guest Relations Manager at Zig Zag Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Hi Tony, we hope to be reopen by the end of this year 2017. Please keep an eye on our website for updates as we get closer Cameron

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

this place has been closed for a while now but there is no sign of work going on so i doubt this magical place is going to enlighten any children's hearts with being able to see their favorite trains steaming down the tracks. its sad...More

2  Thank Isabell W
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Cameron M, Guest Relations Manager at Zig Zag Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Hi Isabell, there is a dedicated group of volunteers working very hard to reopen the Railway, we hope to be once again running by the end of the year.

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Reviewed 22 July 2016

We went 4 wheel driving at the Zig Zag railway and it was great. The old tracks and train carriages at the entrance are very interesting and worth checking out. There are heaps of tracks for 4WD and Motor bikes, and plenty of places to...More

Thank EliseH9
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Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

Nothing there since fires went through but sure hope it reopens soon. Was a great day out before fires. Now there's not much to see,which is a real shame

6  Thank Caroline A
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Reviewed 3 July 2015

I live in Thailand, but in June I was back in Australia and took a Thai friend to the Blue Mountains. One of our first ports of call was the Zig Zag Railway, at Lithgow, a masterpiece of 19th Century engineering. Unfortunately we found out...More

3  Thank David B
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Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

As I love the bush zig zag is filled with so much history It's got so much to offer from 4x4ing tracks to moto tracts and lots more One side is national park and the other is state forest Camping a great as well bring...More

1  Thank jacob d
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PKPelly
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No sorry, we are hoping to be reopen for passengers in late 2019
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