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

2020

DayDateTimeDeparts from
April
Sunday5 April10:30 AMQuornDiesel - hauled, subject to fire danger
Sunday12 April10:30 AMQuornCoffee Pot Experience - Trains cross at Summit
Monday13 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
Sunday26 April10:30 AMQuorn
May
Sunday10 May10:30 AMQuornMother's Day
Sunday24 May10:30 AMQuorn
June
Saturday6 June10:30 AMQuornDouble Header Special on Return Leg - Expected Return to Quorn 1.30 PM
Sunday7 June10:30 AMQuornCoffee Pot Experience - Trains cross at Summit
Monday8 June10:30 AMQuornQueen's Birthday Public Holiday
Sunday21 June10:30 AMQuorn
July
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
Sunday26 July10:30 AMQuorn
August
Sunday9 August10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday23 August10:30 AMQuornCoffee Pot Experience - Trains cross at Summit
September
Sunday6 September10:30 AMQuornFather's Day
Sunday20 September10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday27 September10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday29 September10:30 AMQuorn
October
Thursday1 October10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday4 October10:30 AMQuornCoffee Pot Experience - Trains cross at Summit
Monday5 October10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday6 October10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday8 October10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday11 October10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday18 October10:30 AMQuornMay be diesel-hauled subject to fire risk

Current Year Fares

Adult return$55.00
Concession return$51.00
Child (4+) return$20.00
Family return (2 adults, 2 children)$133.00

Bookings

See the bookings page for booking information.