Partygoers needn’t worry about driving this festive season by taking their celebrations aboard the Pichi Richi Railway. A variety of options are offered this year.

Diesel Diners—a train and restaurant package departing Port Augusta in the early evening, where a three course meal awaits travellers at the gorgeously restored Old Willows Brewery Restaurant. Departs Port Augusta Railway Station at 6pm, returning to Port Augusta at 11.50pm. Trains depart on Friday 10 December and Friday 17 December. Cost (including dinner) is Adults $65, Concession $60.

Outback Dinner—Catch the train from Port Augusta Railway Station at 5pm, then make your own plans for dinner, either arriving at the Willows at 6.15pm or Quorn at 7pm. Train returns to Port Augusta at 11.50pm. Trains depart Saturday 11 December and Saturday 18 December. Cost (not including dinner) is Adults $40, Concession $35.

New Year’s Eve—UPDATED—Guests can either catch the train from Quorn at 3pm, or from Port Augusta at 6pm on Friday 31 December. Hors-doeuvres are served at Woolshed Flat as the sun sets. The train arrives at Quorn at 8.30pm where guests will enjoy a two course meal and bring in the New Year at the Austral Hotel. The train will leave Quorn at 12.30am to arrive back in Port Augusta at 2.30am. All tickets include meals, Adults $80, Concession (aged pensioner or seniors card holders) $74, children $25. BYO drinks on the train or purchase at the hotel.

For bookings or enquiries please ring 1800 440 101.