GRITH - Garden Railways in the Hunter

A biennial late April or early May weekend held during odd numbered years in the Hunter Region of New South Wales.  GRITH offers 45mm and 32mm gauge live steam layouts for all to run on being suitable for main line, narrow gauge and vintage steamers.

The original regional garden railway steamup in Australia, GRITH established the tradition of an event with the camaraderie of like minded individuals, multiple running tracks and the exchange of ideas and opinions.

2019 GRITH

The next expected GRITH event would be in April or May 2019.  Details will be announced closer to the event.


For comfort and insurance reasons, these gatherings are not open to the public on a walk up basis - you will have to register to attend.  Registrations are capped to avoid over crowding.

All inquiries should be directed via email to


GRITH is held under the auspices of and subject to the rules and operating procedures of Rails in the Garden Inc.