Getting to Galong

Canberra to Galong

 

Canberra is the closest major city to Galong. It is about 1 1/4 hours from the Nation's Capital.

 

Public Transport

Other than hiring a car, the only way to Galong from Canberra is using theTrainlink coach.

 

The NSW Trainlink Coach (C 781) leaves Kingston Bus Station at at 9.22am each day. It is suggested that a taxi be taken from the airport to Kingston Station (approximately a 10 Minute journey).

 

Tickets need to be bought prior to arrival in Canberra and cost around $10 - tickets available online here

 

We will have a shuttle to meet you upon arrival in Galong at 11.35am

 

Galong to Canberra

The NSW Trainlink coach leaves Galong at 3.35pm and arrives at Kingston Railway Station at 6.22pm

 

Important Notes if you're coming from Canberra

As you can see above, there are limited public transport options to Galong from Canberra. If your flight does not get in with enough time to catch the 9.22 bus, you may have to consider either:

 

a) Hiring a car - This can be a cost effective option if there are 3-4 in your group. Galong is just over an hour from Canberra. All major car rental companies operate from the Canberra Airport

 

b) Fly in the day before and stay in Canberra. Why not take the opportunity to visit some of the attractions and historical landmarks in Canberra the day before coming to the retreat?

 

The following hotels are closest to the bus station:

 

The Diplomat Hotel

A 5 minute walk from the Canberra Bus Station

 

Canberra Short Term and Holiday Accommodation

Budget accommodation that has a range of rooms from single to larger 2 bedroom options. 1km from the Canberra Railway Station.

 

Sydney to Galong (via Harden)

 

The train runs from Sydney to Harden - 15 minutes away from Galong. The journey takes around 4 hours.

 

NSW Trainlink (681 to Melbourne)

 

7.40am from Sydney Central Station arriving in Harden at 12.10pm. A shuttle will be at Harden to take you to Galong.

 

Bookings can be made via NSW Trainlink

 

Tickets need to be bought prior to arrival in Sydney

 

We will have a shuttle to meet you upon arrival in Harden at 12.10pm

 

Galong (via Harden) to Sydney

We will provide a shuttle to Harden.

 

The 624 train leaves Harden at 3.17pm and arrives back at Sydney central at 7.47pm

 

Important Notes if you're coming from Sydney

As you can see above, there are limited public transport options to Galong from Canberra. If your flight does not get in with enough time to catch the 9.22 bus, you may have to consider either:

 

a) Hiring a car - This can be a cost effective option if there are 3-4 in your group. Galong is just under 4 hours from Sydney . All major car rental companies operate from the Sydney Airport

 

b) Fly in the day before and stay overnight in Sydney.

 

There are numerous hotel near the bus station ranging from hostels to more comfortable options.

 

 

 

 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council

'The peak Indigenous advisory body to the Catholic Church'

80C Payneham Rd.

Stepney SA 5069

www.natsicc.org.au   |   craig@natsicc.org.au   | 08 8363 2963

 

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