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
Sunday27 March10:30 AMQuorn
Monday28 March10:30 AMQuorn
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
Sunday1 May10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday8 May10:30 AMQuorn
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
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
Sunday7 August10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday21 August10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday4 September10:30 AMQuornFather's Day
Sunday18 September10:30 AMQuorn
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


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.