Sydney Olympic Park Heritage Train Tour

Heritage Train at Newington Armory Photo: Paul K Robbins

Sydney Olympic Park Heritage Train Tour - Newington Armory Experience:

This guided visit to Newington Armory, a former Naval armament depot, will showcase the natural and cultural heritage of this fascinating site, and its adaptive re-use as an urban parkland facility. Visitors will explore heritage buildings including the 1897 gunpowder magazine, then board the passenger train pulled by an 1970’s locomotive for a journey that takes in stories of the site’s past operations as a armament depot. Tour includes a visit to former workshops and Armament Display in a former storehouse.  The train tour route also takes in the critically endangered Newington forest, as well as extensive freshwater wetlands constructed for the endangered Green and Golden Bell Frog.  A Park ecologist will provide insights into the management and enhancement of these important ecological communities.


A shuttle bus will transport participants to Newington Armory where you will meet your experienced Park Guides and Parklands Ecologist. Tour includes some walking and a ride aboard the heritage train. 

After the tour participants have an opportunity to visit the Artist Studios, BirdLife Australia Discovery Centre, have a round of Disc Golf, visit to the Armory Gallery, Armory Display or enjoy refreshments at the Kiosk or Café, before catching the shuttle bus back to Sydney Olympic Park trainstation..  

Numbers are strictly limited – bookings required.  Tours leave promptly at the specified start-time. Each Tour is approximately 3 hours

Tour times:

Day Date Start time End time Book now
Sunday 16 November 2014
8.30am 11.30am Closed
Sunday 16 November 2014
10am 1pm
16 November 2014
12.30pm 3.30pm