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LVR's Best of the West

23/08/2019 (10:30am - 5:30pm)

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Lachlan Valley Railway
Central Railway Station
Haymarket NSW 2000
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Take the Train to Orange for a Weekend "Short Break"

Join the LVR for a weekend away in the scenic Central West. After leaving the hustle and bustle of Sydney, you will start ascending the scenic Blue Mountains, climbing nearly 1000 metres of elevation, before passing the historic Zig Zag Railway. Onwards from Lithgow for sunset amongst the rolling hills around Tarana before a short stop in Bathurst and the final run into Orange. Enjoy the weekend in the Central West of NSW and return with us to Sydney on Monday morning, arriving back in at lunchtime.

Ride in the comfort of our 1930's sitting cars and "choose your own adventure" for the weekend!  Once you have booked the train we will email out a list of accommodation and tour partners around Orange who will offer some incentives and bonuses for our "train" people.

Return fare train only Sydney to Orange just:

  • Adult $60
  • Children $30

Return fare train only Lithgow to Orange just:

  • Adult $40
  • Children $20

Return fare train only Bathurst to Orange just:

  • Adult $30
  • Children $15

One-way fares are available, please contact our office on (02) 6342 4999 for details.


You can choose to join in some or all of the optional extras in our "Best of the West" food and wine experience in our 1940's air conditioned dining car and weekend activities.

OPT IN 1: Enjoy a deluxe morning Tea as we climb the Blue Mountains. Just $20 or $35 including a "perfect piccolo of prosecco" from See Saw Winery.

OPT IN 2: Sample wines from Orange's own See Saw Winery and beers from Lithgow's famous Zig Zag Brewery (then purchase a bottle of two for the trip if you like what you try!). Tastings free of charge, purchases at list prices but places are strictly limited.

OPT IN 3: On Saturday rejoin the train and travel to Dubbo and on to villlage of Armatree for the pub's own Comedy Festival (great debate format), including entry to the festival and a meal box, and supper on the board the train on departure from Dubbo.Book at

OPT IN 4: Day out in Dubbo! Just take our train from Orange to Dubbo and catch one or two of the BIG 4 (Zoo, Gaol, Wellington Caves or the brand new Royal Flying Doctor Centre), or just hit the shops and cafes. Book at

OPT IN 5:  Take another train ride with the LVR to Bathurst for a Sunday Roast in the recently restored Victoria Hotel! Book at

OR you could just come to Orange and OPT OUT for the weekend! Make Saturday and Sunday a free day in Orange! Take a winery tour, the Orange Heritage Trail walk, play a round of golf or much more!

Monday morning we depart around 7.30am and take breakfast and lunch on board as the dining room will offer

PLEASE NOTE: Opt In options 1 to 4 will be charged in addition to the train fare. Options 5 & 6 need to be booked by following the links. No accommodation or transport arrangements are included. However, the classic Oriana Hotel ( will offer our "train people" a 10% discount. For ideas of what to do and where to stay go to or

The train picks up at Central, Strathfield, Parramatta, Penrith, Katoomba, Mt Victoria, Lithgow and Bathurst

Timetable (to be confirmed)

Fri 23 Aug Departs Mon 25 Aug Arrives
Central 10.46am Orange depart 7.40am
Strathfield 11.00am Bathurst 9.18am
Parramatta 11.12am Lithgow 11.40am
Penrith 11.49am Mt Victoria 12.11pm
Katoomba 12.57pm Katoomba 12.30pm
Mt Victoria 1.23pm Penrith 1.55pm
Lithgow 1.56pm    
Bathurst 3.35pm Strathfield 2.36pm
Orange arrive 5.25pm Central arrive 2.50pm
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