HARS Aviation Museum
HARS Aviation Museum

Trains & Planes Sunday – 14th March

Steam & miniature train rides; aircraft tours & experience; free bus transfers … Sunday 14th March.

Two popular South Coast museums will add fun and flavour as they welcome passengers from the Kiama Picnic Train when it makes a special stop at Albion Park station on Sunday 14th March.

A free bus (generously provided by Warrigal Charter) will be waiting at the station so, instead of going on to Kiama, passengers can be taken to experience both the Illawarra Light Railway Museum and HARS Aviation Museum before they re-join the train for their return.

The bus will transfer visitors between the museums and also return passengers to re-join their train for return ride home.

While the shuttle bus is free, normal entry fees apply at the museums.

Details at www.ilrms.com.au and www.hars.org.au. Picnic train bookings at www.picnictrain.com.au

At Illawarra Light Rail visitors can ride rusty rails into railway yesteryear and travel around a bushland setting in historic passenger carriages as well as riding on a miniature train.

There’s also shed tours, picnic grounds, a kid’s playground and food sales.

Volunteer guides are on hand to show visitors around almost 50 aircraft of significance to Australian aviation history at HARS Aviation Museum.

Many are special – such as the iconic “Connie” which is now the world’s only flying Super Constellation from the 1950s, while tours include walking through the only Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet remaining in Australia.

Planes and Trains Sunday offers a unique opportunity for all to experience living history just off the Princes Highway adjacent to Shellharbour Airport.