SJR CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
SYDNEY TRAMS AND SUBLIME POINT
One Day Trip
Heritage trams, spectacular views - good food, wine & friends
Join us for an entertaining and enjoyable day as we ride on heritage Sydney Trams at the Sydney Tramway
Museum, then head to Sublime Point for the spectacular views over the Illawarra. Enjoy a three course quality
Christmas Luncheon with friends old and new, and then return to Sydney via the Grand Pacific Drive and the
SeaCliff Bridge, Stanwell Park and the southern edges of the Royal National Park.
Date : Saturday 12 December 2015
of the day
Meet at Sydney’s Central Station around 9.00 am (we’ll provide exact details with the final letter.) We travel by
train to Loftus on the Illawarra Line, and enjoy morning tea and a ride into the Royal National Park as we step
back in time aboard the heritage tram fleet of the Sydney Tramway Museum. Then by coach to Sublime Point,
overlooking Bulli and the Illawarra coast, to enjoy a quality three course luncheon.
After luncheon descend via the old coastal road, now the ‘Grand Pacific Drive,’ across the Seacliff Bridge, with a stop at Lawrence
Hargrave’s Lookout, then back to Waterfall Station to rejoin a train to Central Station, arriving around 5.00pm.
The day includes champagne with light morning refreshments, Sydney Tram Museum entry and heritage rides,
and a freshly prepared Christmas luncheon – and the companionship of your SJR friends.
Sydney Tramway Museum
The Sydney tramway network was, in its heyday, the largest in Australia, the second largest in the
Commonwealth (after London), and one of the largest in the world. It was extremely intensively worked, with
about 1,600 trams in service at any one time at its peak during the 1930s (compared to about 500 trams in
Melbourne today !) Patronage peaked in 1945 at 405 million passenger journeys per year. The system was in
place from 1879 until its winding down in the 1950s and closure in 1961. Today we are slowly rebuilding a tram
(light rail network) in Sydney, with extensions along George St and to the east under construction.
Volunteers have operated the Sydney Tramway Museum since its inception in 1950. Their Display Hall
showcases the oldest and most interesting trams – including the world’s only remaining prison tram. A favourite
feature of the Museum is the heritage tram ride transporting you right into the Royal National Park – some
describe it as a Bushland Cruise!
Sublime Point Lookout and Restaurant offers 180 degree views over the sea, the rainforest and the
seventeen beaches that span the coastline south from Bulli to Wollongong. The 665 metre Sea Cliff Bridge is a highlight
along the Grand Pacific Drive. Replacing the decaying and collapsing old coastal road, the bridge has
become a much promoted new tourism asset for the Illawarra region.
$ 138 Adult
$ 128 Concessions*
* Concession fares apply to those who can purchase the $2.50 all day public transport ticket.
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