The Cockatoo Run commences its journey in Sydney and travels along the spectacular Illawarra route to Wollongong. The journey from Sydney offers spectacular coastal scenery prior to the ascent of the Illawarra Escarpment.
The line climbs 600 metres through rainforests, past waterfalls and the spectacular viaduct. The train makes a stop at Summit Tank to admire the view over Lake Illawarra out to the Tasman Sea.
The historic Southern Highland township of Robertson with its old town atmosphere and rustic appeal is generally a great tourist stopover in which to spend some time.
The train is hauled by one of 3801’s Heritage Diesel Locomotives and consists of fully restored 1930s and 1940s built carriages complete with its original open air windows.