Freshwater Coffee Run is ON

Thanks to everyone who participated in our online poll – the results are in and we are heading out for a run on the Savannahlander on Sunday October the 12th!  We will be leaving from our North Cairns depot at 10:15 am and returning at midday.  Enjoy our historic “silver bullet” railmotors in a relaxed, family friendly day that includes a leisurely stop at Barron’s Bistro for coffee and snacks.

Tickets are simple – Adults are $15 and children under 15 ride for free.  The fare is return but you are welcome to stay in Freshwater if that is your preference (sorry, no discount fares).  We will have out historic steam engine at our depot and you are welcome to have a look and take photos after the journey. 




The Coffee Run is now Sold out – sorry for those that have missed out!



The Itinerary

10:00 am – Board the Savannahlander at our North Cairns Depot.  Please arrive on time as the train will depart on time.  Please park on the Collins Street carpark over the creek and walk over the footbridge to our yards next to Global Hire. (our Street address is 399 Sheridan Street but entry is ONLY via Collins Avenue)

10:15 am – Depart the North Cairns depot

10:30 am – Arrive at Freshwater Station.  Those that would like to get an early start on the coffee and snacks may disembark.  Those that wish to continue a sight-seeing trip to Redlynch please stay on board.

10:40 am – Depart Freshwater station and head over the Freshwater creek bridge to the old Redlynch Station.  This is a dis-used station and all passengers may stay on board while we “change ends” on the railmotors to reverse direction

11:00 am – Arrive at Freshwater station.  All passengers may disembark to enjoy the coffee and snacks from Barron’s Bistro located on the main platform.  Passengers are welcome to wander around the local area but must be back on board prior to departure!

11:45 am – Depart Freshwater station for North Cairns.

12:00 noon – Arrive at our North Cairns depot and disembark.  Feel free to look around our historic steam engine “3620” and take photos.


Please note:

  • We are running on the mainline and must adhere to timetables for other trains.  If you are not on board, we will have to leave without you.
  • No refunds are able to be given for this special service
  • Even though children ride for free, we do need numbers for our manifest – bookings are essential
  • Yes, we love kids too but all children riding must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.
  • We are ONLY offering tickets online – please use our online booking system.
  • This is a special discounted service for our local loop members and as such no concessions are available.’
  • Yes!  If you are not a local loop member or if you have friends, family or are just passing through you are very welcome to come along.
  • If you have any questions, please use our contact form to ask us and we will get back to you.