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
September
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

2021

DayDateTimeDeparts from
April
Sunday4 April10:30 AMQuorn
Monday5 April10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday11 April10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday13 April10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday15 April10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday18 April10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday20 April10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday22 April10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday25 April2:30 PMQuorn
Monday26 April10:30 AMQuorn
May
Sunday9 May10:30 AMQuornMother's Day
Sunday23 May10:30 AMQuorn
June
Saturday12 June10:30 AMQuornTrain will double-head from Woolshed Flat to Quorn
Sunday13 June10:30 AMQuornTrain will cross Coffee Pot at Summit
Monday14 June10:30 AMQuornVolunteer's Day
Sunday27 June10:30 AMQuornPichi Richi Marathon (to be confirmed)
July
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
August
Sunday8 August10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday22 August10:30 AMQuornTrain will cross Coffee Pot at Summit
September
Sunday5 September10:30 AMQuornFather's Day
Sunday19 September10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday26 September10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday28 September10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday30 September10:30 AMQuorn
October
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$57.00
Concession return$52.00
Child (4+) return$21.00
Family return (2 adults, 2 children)$137.00

Bookings

See the bookings page for booking information.