For those looking for a Mother's Day gift with a difference, a classic rail tour from Central Station to Kiama might do the trick.
The Kiama Picnic Train will chug along the scenic South Coast line on May 1, 2, 8, 9 and 30, hauled by the brawny Baldwin steam locomotive 5917, which was built in the 1950s for the NSW Government Railways.
After arrival at Kiama, there's time to take a walk up to the Blowhole, relax at Surf Beach or grab a meal and browse the historic terrace houses.
Book your seats at www.picnictrain.com.au
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