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



DayDateTimeDeparts from
Sunday27 June10:30 AMQuornPichi Richi Marathon 27 June 2021
Sunday4 July10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday6 July10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday8 July10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday11 July10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday13 July10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday15 July10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday18 July10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday25 July10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday8 August10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday22 August10:30 AMQuornTrain will cross Coffee Pot at Summit
Sunday5 September10:30 AMQuornFather's Day
Sunday19 September10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday26 September10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday28 September10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday30 September10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday3 October10:30 AMQuornTrain will cross Coffee Pot at Summit
Monday4 October10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday5 October10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday7 October10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday10 October10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday17 October10:30 AMQuorn# May 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


See the bookings page for booking information.