Back by popular demand, this is a real treat for all steam enthusiasts. The Port Waratah Coal journey will start in Maitland enroute to the Newcastle Interchange and Port Waratah before heading west back to Maitland. The return trip will take approximately 3 hours.

Port Waratah Excursions are a steam pull/ diesel push journey.

As you depart Maitland heading east, the steam locomotive will push from the rear, assisted by a heritage diesel engine at the front. As you exit the Newcastle Interchange the steam engine will then pull from the front as you head to towards Port Waratah.

Disclaimer: The right is reserved to vary the advertised times, program and to add, withdraw or substitute locomotives, carriages and facilities provided as necessary. Patrons are purchasing a rail journey only and no offer of added benefit is made or warranted except as here detailed.

Due to the Heritage Nature of the locomotives, prams and wheelchairs are unable to be take on the train. A wheelchair and pram enclosure will be situated next to the ticketing tent. Patrons are able to utilise this facility for free over the Steamfest weekend.

Port Waratah Coal Run
Ticket Ticket
Concession/Child SOLD OUT
Child Under 5 SOLD OUT
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) SOLD OUT


Concession tickets apply to Age Pensioners, Seniors, Children Under 17, Government Pension (including people with a disability) and Companion Card Holders.

Child tickets apply to children 5-17 years old inclusive.

Children under the age of two years do not require a ticket provided they sit on parent or guardians lap and do not take a seat. If you choose not to purchase a ticket for an infant they will not be entitled to any inclusions on the specialty journeys.

Family tickets include two adults and two children.


Green Steam is an initiative where $2.00 from every ticket sold will help support local environmental recovery programs, renewable energy projects and greening initiatives to help offset the carbon emissions produced by the steam operations of Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest.

Timetable and Tickets
Port Waratah Coal Run Maitland 1.15pm Maitland 3.42pm SOLD OUT

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