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
Sunday5 April10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday12 April10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday14 April10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday16 April10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday19 April10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday21 April10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday23 April10:30 AMQuorn
Saturday25 April2:30 PMQuornAnzac Day Special
Sunday26 April10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday10 May10:30 AMQuornMother's Day Special
Saturday6 June10:30 AMQuornDouble Header Special on Return Leg
Sunday7 June10:30 AMQuorn
Monday8 June10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday28 June10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday5 July10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday7 July10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday9 July10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday12 July10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday14 July10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday16 July10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday19 July10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday9 August10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday23 August10:30 AMQuornQuorn Show Special
Sunday6 September10:30 AMQuornFather's Day Special
Sunday27 September10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday29 September10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday1 October10:30 AMQuorn
Saturday3 October10:30 AMQuornDouble Header Special on Return Leg
Sunday4 October10:30 AMQuorn
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.