Events at Rydal

Daffodils at Rydal

The festival celebrates the arrival of spring. Thousands of daffodils have been planted in the parks and gardens of Rydal. Daffodils at Rydal 2020 will take place over the two weekends of 12/13 September and 19/20 September. $15 entry takes you to all the gardens.

If you do not wish to drive we offer these choices:

Bathurst Tours will be running a free courtesy bus in Rydal from 10 am to 4 pm continuously around all the gardens in the village. You will be able to hop on hop off where ever you like. It will meet the XPT from Sydney at the Rydal Railway Station which arrives at 10.00am There will be no charge for this service. The XPT must be prebooked to stop at Rydal. Book on line or ring Train Link reservations 132 232

The XPT departs from Rydal at 5.58pm.If you wish to leave earlier, Bathurst Tours can take you to Lithgow at a charge of $10pp (min 6 passengers).

Bathurst Tours will be departing from Bathurst on the days of the Daffodil Festival for Rydal at 9 am and returning to Bathurst at 4:15 pm. Tickets are $20 pp return. Bookings are essential. Contact Ian Redpath at Bathurst Tours to book your seat 1300 728 321

TCPDAY TOURS runs tours for groups of 4 to 8 with a pick up from Katoomba Railway station 9.30 am return to Katoomba Rail Station5 ,Phone Nyla on 0424 188 779 or visit

Larger groups can book with Madjestic Tours, they have a 20 seater bus with pickup/drop off from Lithgow Train station. 6352 3803 0414 809598

For more information
or ringĀ  6359 3237.

Australia Day

26 January is celebrated in the village from 4pm with games and contests such as Billy cart races, gumboot throwing and tugs of war. There is a flag raising ceremony, the national anthem is sung and there is a sausage sizzle.

Anzac Day

April 25th: A commemorative service is held at 2.30pm. The village has two war memorials, one for the First World War at the Rydal Railway Station and one for the Second World War at the Rydal Showground. The ceremony rotates each year.

Rydal Horticultural and Agricultural Show

Held on the first weekend of February at the Rydal Show Ground. Regular exhibitions and events are cattle, sheep, and wool. Horses, yard dog trials, wood chopping, show dogs, horticulture, crafts and cooking.

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