The Pichi Richi Explorer is a steam service that operates mainly during school holidays and long weekends, using genuine South Australian Railways carriages, some dating from the 19th century.

The service enables travellers to experience train travel as it was 100 years ago on country lines in South Australia. The carriages 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.

Online booking facility

Service details

  • South Australian Railways timber bodied carriages - up to 125 years old
  • Quorn to Woolshed Flat and return (32 km)
  • 2.5 hours duration
  • Light refreshments available at Woolshed Flat



DayDateTimeDeparts from
Sunday4 October2:30 PMQuornKid's Special
Monday5 October10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday6 October10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday8 October10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday11 October10:30 AMQuorn


Adult return$47.00
Concession return$44.00
Child (4+) return$16.00
Family return (2 adults, 2 children)$110.00


See the bookings page for booking information.