Experience train travel as it was a century ago in the South Australian countryside on the Pichi Richi Explorer, a half-day steam-train journey from Quorn.

As the track winds its way into the picturesque Pichi Richi Pass, you'll get a close-up view of the ancient Flinders Ranges geology in the deep rock cuttings built in the 1870s.

The carriages, some dating back to the 19th century, were used on narrow-gauge trains such as the Great Northern Express, the Ghan, the East-West Express and services in the south-east of SA.

  • Half-day steam train ride from Quorn
  • 2.5 hours Quorn to Woolshed Flat and return (32 km)
  • Light refreshments available at Woolshed Flat
  • Departs Quorn at 10.30 am and returns at 1.00 pm
  • Route map

Timetable

2016

DayDateTimeDeparts from
March
Sunday27 March10:30 AMQuorn
Monday28 March10:30 AMQuorn
April
Sunday17 April10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday19 April10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday21 April10:30 AMQuorn
Saturday23 April2:30 PMQuorn
Sunday24 April10:30 AMQuorn
Monday25 April2:30 PMQuorn
Tuesday26 April10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday28 April10:30 AMQuorn
May
Sunday1 May10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday8 May10:30 AMQuornMother's Day
June
Sunday5 June10:30 AMQuorn
Saturday11 June10:30 AMQuornDouble Header Special on Return Leg - Expected Return to Quorn 1.30 PM
Sunday12 June10:30 AMQuorn
Monday13 June10:30 AMQuorn
July
Sunday3 July10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday10 July10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday12 July10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday14 July10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday17 July10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday19 July10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday21 July10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday24 July10:30 AMQuorn
August
Sunday7 August10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday21 August10:30 AMQuorn
September
Sunday4 September10:30 AMQuornFather's Day
Sunday18 September10:30 AMQuorn
October
Saturday1 October10:30 AMQuornDouble Header Special on Return Leg - Expected Return to Quorn 1.30 PM
Sunday2 October10:30 AMQuorn
Monday3 October10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday4 October10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday6 October10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday9 October10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday11 October10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday13 October10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday16 October10:30 AMQuorn

Fares

Adult return$49.00
Concession return$46.00
Child (4+) return$17.00
Family return (2 adults, 2 children)$116.00

Bookings

See the bookings page for booking information.