Trainworks is located in Thirlmere, just over an hour from Sydney. It is the home of Australia's newest and biggest rail experience.
Trainworks has the most complete overview of railway heritage to be found in Australia. There are over 40 locomotives and 80 carriages on display, dating from 1865, plus a comprehensive exhibition of railway items and memorabilia, a signals display, an authentic fettler's shed, and a heritage-listed 1880s railway station.
Steam train rides from Thirlmere to Buxton on every Sunday between March and November.
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Cedar Creek Orchard is a third generation family run orchard. The Silm family first planted apples in 1941 on this beautiful 100 acre property.
Shed sales of peaches and nectarines from mid November to January.
Apples are available from February through until June.
Persimmons are on from April until June.
Quality Apple and Apple and Blackcurrant juices are made on site.
Offering guided group tours by arrangement (with cost) which includes an orchard tour, fruit and juice tastings and watch an apple crush to produce the famous Black Label juices.
Orchard tours are approximately one and half hours duration with the kids enjoying a tractor ride around the property.
Cedar Creek Orchard is open to the public from November through until June.
If you would like to visit on Saturdays it is essential to ring first....
Since 1989, the annual Festival of Steam at Thirlmere has grown to become one of Australia's premier steam events.
It's a community celebration of steam and nostalgia where locomotives of all kinds travel from afar, awakening the quaint village of Thirlmere with the enchanting echo of a steam whistle.
Throughout the village, there's all the fun of a country fair to be had with great markets and music rides (Sunday only).
Saturday is the day for train enthusiasts with steam displays at Trainworks and great photo opportunities with the special steam trains that will be there both days.
Sunday the village of Thirlmere is closed off to traffic (designated parking areas) with market stalls, amusement rides, steam displays, train rides and parade at 1pm.
The Festival of Steam is a unique and enjoyable event for the whole family!...