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
Sunday7 April10:30 AMQuornMay be diesel or steam-hauled subject to requirements & fire risk
Sunday14 April10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday16 April10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday18 April10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday21 April10:30 AMQuornEaster Day: Coffee Pot Experience - Trains cross at Summit
Monday22 April10:30 AMQuornEaster Monday - Public Holiday
Tuesday23 April10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday25 April2:30 PMQuornANZAC Day
Sunday12 May10:30 AMQuornMother's Day
Sunday26 May10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday2 June10:30 AMQuornYx141 return to service & Quorn to Summit shuttles from 2.00 pm
Sunday9 June10:30 AMQuornCoffee Pot Experience - Trains cross at Summit
Monday10 June10:30 AMQuornQueen's Birthday Long Weekend
Saturday29 June10:30 AMQuornPichi Richi Marathon on Sunday 30 June 2019
Sunday7 July10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday9 July10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday11 July10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday14 July10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday16 July10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday18 July10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday28 July10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday11 August10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday25 August10:30 AMQuornCoffee Pot Experience - Trains cross at Summit
Sunday15 September10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday22 September10:30 AMQuornQuorn Show Day (Additional Service)
Sunday29 September10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday1 October10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday3 October10:30 AMQuorn
Saturday5 October10:30 AMQuornDouble Header Special on Return Leg - Expected Return to Quorn 1.30 PM
Sunday6 October10:30 AMQuornCoffee Pot Experience - Trains cross at Summit
Monday7 October10:30 AMQuornLabour Day Public Holiday (Additional Service)
Tuesday8 October10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday10 October10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday20 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


See the bookings page for booking information.