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#1 toosenuf

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:14 PM

Where have you been to use the cheap train fares?  

And what did you do when you got there?

Trying to come up with some ideas

Thankyou.

#2 CurlyTops

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:15 PM

It applies to ferries too. Trip on Sydney Harbour? A cheap day out.

#3 Munchy-Chipmunk

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:23 PM

We just get the train into the city.  Only a 30minute trip (we live in the north west) but still fun.

A trip we want to do is to catch the train up to Brooklyn and get off and have fish and chips and a play at the park nearby.  We live on the Northern line so it is a matter of just jumping on the country/newcastle train at our local station.  

Also we would like to catch the train out to Richmond one day.  Hop off, have a walk around, a play in the local park, lunch etc  Google map the suburb and you will see the local parks/shops etc and how far to walk from the station. That is on our to do list too.

Have fun.





#4 OzeMum

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:24 PM

Cockatoo Island.  Train / Ferry & I think also bus just for the hell of it.  Explored the Island, had a picnic lunch.  There was an art exhibition on at the time which was awesome.   biggrin.gif

We've done a few others too ... usually we train or bus into the city and catch a ferry somewhere.


#5 FeralFerretOfDoom

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:51 PM

One Sunday we drove to the zoo and spent the morning there, then DH drove home with DD so she could have her nap, and DS and I caught the ferry across to Circular Quay, where we had ice cream, watched street performers and chased seagulls. Then caught the train to Central where we watched the trains for a little while before catching the train and a bus back home.

For a little boy who loves trains and other forms of transport, it was a day made in heaven.

#6 buttercup-bob

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:56 PM

went to powerhouse museum.. they had some deal on at the time (which we didnt know about) so the day ended up super dooper cheap!!


#7 tibs

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:59 PM

Train to city then ferry to Manly for a walk around, maybe an icecream.  We have zoopasses so the zoo is 'free' so often take the ferry to the zoo.  Otherwise just train into town and wander around china town, markets, take the tram while down that end of town too as it is also included.  I also have a little boy who likes trains/buses/trams etc for the heck of it so not hard to fill a day original.gif

#8 KT1978

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:08 PM

If you live in south east Sydney I'd recommend the Illawarra line...stanwell park, a walk along the seacliff bridge at coalcliff, shops at thirroul. It's a very scenic train ride.

Further south, kiama or berry are on the same line. Good cafes, shops etc.

#9 threeinnyc

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:13 PM

We did Family Funday Sunday heaps time eversince our fave place to park  (the Picadilly) no longer has weekend rate! rant.gif
Last weekend we only did a small trip to China Town for yum-cha (we caught train from north shore to central then light rail to China Town).
Other time we caught train and ferry to Watson Bay for fish and chips.
Someday we might go bit further like to Blue Mountains. Someday...lol

Just remember OP, it gets super crowded esp when the weather is perfect!

Have fun!

#10 tibs

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:19 PM

QUOTE (Kenji @ 10/04/2012, 05:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just remember OP, it gets super crowded esp when the weather is perfect!


Yes especially the ferries, you need to hit that one bright and early on a nice day  biggrin.gif

#11 Chelara

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:27 PM

We've done china town, parramatta, the ferries, city etc. I was really peeved once when I went to buy my ticket, traveling with 2 year old dd on my own but I wasn't allowed just to purchase one ticket otherwise we weren't a family??? Has only happened once but really a two year old should never need a ticket with current pricing policy.

#12 adnama

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:34 PM

We have gone down to sydney and visited the powerhouse museum.

DD and I came home cheaply after a weekend in sydney we caught the train down as well on the friday.
But its a 3 -3 1/2hr trip to Sydney for us.

#13 berryberrynice

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:41 PM

The bus into Darling Harbour.  The water park there is great for kids and free.  DD who is one loved running through the water fountains.  Gets very busy but is a good day out.  Then went down to China Town for some lunch and caught the ferry home.

#14 toosenuf

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:41 PM

Thanks for the ideas so far.

Am thinking that Fish n chips at Watsons Bay sound good ATM, might do that one first.

Kenji, thanks for the tip about the crowdedness, i sort of expect it anyway, many moons ago DH & I commutted to the city, not much fun.

We have already done the PHM and Zoo, i dont really like markets much

Stanwell tops sounds good, what shops etc is there?

I really want to go on the Zigzag Railway, we are keeping that up our sleeves.

#15 mm1981

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:56 PM

Yep....

Trip to blue mountains - beautiful
Ferry to cockatoo island
Train to scarbough and lunch at scarbough hotel - beautiful hotel right on the water.
Train to Wollongong and visit the beaches - nicer and less crowded than Sydney in my opinion.
Ferry to manly
Day trip to Windsor. Lovely town and really nice pub for lunch.


#16 KT1978

Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:02 PM

Stanwell park has a nice park, right on the beach, hangliders to watch. There are a few cafes too and a fish n chip shop next to the park.

It's only about a block from the station.

#17 Feraldadathome

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:20 AM

Train to Central, light rail to Darling Harbour, ferry to East Balmain, bus home is the maximum forms of transport we've used. Rarely further afield than the city by PT.

#18 Guest_pessi_*

Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:36 AM

Bundeena - the train to Cronulla is much more reliable these days, and the ferry trip is beautiful. Town beach is pretty good, Jibbon even better.

Cabramatta - bit of shopping, Korean or Vietnamese for lunch.

I'd like to do a daytrip to Newcastle or Southern Highlands (or even all the way to Goulburn, it's quite a pretty town), but it might be too much for one day from where we are.

#19 mumto3princesses

Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:15 PM

QUOTE (pessi @ 11/04/2012, 11:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bundeena - the train to Cronulla is much more reliable these days, and the ferry trip is beautiful. Town beach is pretty good, Jibbon even better.


The Cronulla to Bundeena ferries aren't included in the Family Funday Tickets though are they? Or are they? I thought it was just the Sydney Ferries. I would love to do the trip to Bundeena by Ferry rather than car but it would cost us $40 for a return trip on the ferry. The girls love going to Bundeena though.

We also like going to Manly. Darling Harbour is good with that new park there now too. Or the Blue Mountains or Kiama.

Edited by mumto3princesses, 11 April 2012 - 02:16 PM.





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