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Illawarra Big Red Kidney Walk

Event start
Event finish

Ticketing information

Travel on public transport to and from the Illawarra Big Red Kidney Walk is covered for participants and volunteers on the following public transport services – remember to show your ‘event ID’ to Transport staff when boarding services:

  • Outer Metro buses in the Illawarra – Premier Illawarra, Premier Charters and Dion’s Services only
  • Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink Intercity services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations)

Note: an additional station access fee applies for travel to or from Domestic and International Airport stations. Your travel pass does not include the access fee, so if you're travelling from these stations you'll need to pay the train station access fee.

The closest station to Coalclifff Surf Life Saving Club is Coalcliff Station. Coalcliff Beach is approximately a 15 minute walk (850m) from the station.

For train service disruption information, check travel alerts or use the Trip Planner.


Trackwork is taking place between 02:00 Saturday 20 October through to 02:00 Monday 22 October and may affect how you travel to and from Olympic Park:

  • T1 North Shore Line: Buses replace trains between Hornsby and North Sydney via Gordon.

To note: Since Sunday 30 September, the Epping to Chatswood rail line has temporarily closed for upgrades for around 7 months before Sydney Metro Northwest services begin in 2019. The new high-frequency bus service, Station Link, will replace trains between Epping and Chatswood. For more information on Station Link, visit

Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis to maintain the safety, reliability and efficiency of the Sydney Trains network. Trackwork may affect how you travel to and from events. For the latest information, check trackwork service updates or use the Trip Planner.

The closest bus stops to the beach are located on Paterson Rd or Lawrence Hargrave Dr.

Premier Illawarra operates regular weekend services in the Wollongong and Illawarra Region. See Premier Illawarra bus services for more details.

For bus service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Roads surrounding Coalcliff Beach may be busy as attendees make their way to the starting line. Allow extra travel time if you are planning on driving to the event.  

For the latest traffic information visit Live Traffic NSW or download a real-time traffic app.

For taxi services in the area, visit the Illawarra Taxi Network for contact details and to book services.

Very limited parking is available at the Coalcliff Beach Car Park and is expected to fill early so allow extra travel time. Nearby street parking is also available.

Accessible trips are shown in the Trip Planner with the wheelchair icon. You can select "accessible services only" in the Options to ensure you only see accessible services. Only trip plans with accessible train platforms, ferry wharves and buses will be presented. See accessible travel or download a transport app (select the "Accessibility" filter).