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 10.00 am and returns at 12.30 pm (except Anzac Day, which has a special departure time of 2.30 pm, return 5.00 pm)
  • Route map

Timetable

2024

DayDateTimeDeparts fromRemarks
July
Monday8 July10:00 AMQuorn
Tuesday9 July10:00 AMQuorn
Thursday11 July10:00 AMQuorn
Saturday13 July10:00 AMQuorn
Sunday14 July10:00 AMQuorn
Tuesday16 July10:00 AMQuorn
Thursday18 July10:00 AMQuorn
Saturday27 July10:00 AMQuornRailFest Weekend: Double-head on return from Woolshed Flat - arrive Quorn approx 1:00 pm
August
Sunday18 August10:00 AMQuorn
September
Sunday15 September10:00 AMQuorn
Monday30 September10:00 AMQuorn
October
Tuesday1 October10:00 AMQuorn
Thursday3 October10:00 AMQuorn
Saturday5 October10:00 AMQuorn
Sunday6 October10:00 AMQuorn
Monday7 October10:00 AMQuorn
Tuesday8 October10:00 AMQuorn
Thursday10 October10:00 AMQuorn

Current year fares

Adult return$74
Concession return$68
Child (4+) return$37
Family return (2 adults, 2 children)$184

Bookings

See the bookings page for booking information.