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 (Cash sales only)
  • Departs Quorn at 10.30 am and returns at 1.00 pm
  • Route map

Timetable

2022

DayDateTimeDeparts from
April
Sunday10 April10:30 AMQuornMay be diesel hauled subject to fire risk
Sunday17 April10:30 AMQuornEaster Sunday
Monday18 April10:30 AMQuornEaster Monday
Tuesday19 April10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday21 April10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday24 April10:30 AMQuorn
Monday25 April2:30 PMQuornANZAC Day
Tuesday26 April10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday28 April10:30 AMQuorn
May
Sunday1 May10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday15 May10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday29 May10:30 AMQuorn
June
Saturday11 June10:30 AMQuornDouble-head on return leg
Sunday12 June10:30 AMQuorn
Monday13 June10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday26 June10:30 AMQuornPichi Richi Marathon
July
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
August
Sunday14 August10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday28 August10:30 AMQuorn
September
Sunday11 September10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday25 September10:30 AMQuorn
October
Sunday2 October10:30 AMQuorn
Monday3 October10:30 AMQuornLabour Day Public Holiday
Tuesday4 October10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday6 October10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday9 October10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday11 October10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday13 October10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday16 October10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday23 October10:30 AMQuornMay be diesel hauled subject to fire risk

Current Year Fares

Adult return$59.00
Concession return$54.00
Child (4+) return$22.00
Family return (2 adults, 2 children)$142.00

Bookings

See the bookings page for booking information.