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

2023

DayDateTimeDeparts from
April
Sunday9 April10:00 AMQuornEaster Sunday
Monday10 April10:00 AMQuornEaster Monday
Saturday15 April10:00 AMQuorn
Sunday16 April10:00 AMQuorn
Tuesday18 April10:00 AMQuorn
Thursday20 April10:00 AMQuorn
Tuesday25 April2:30 PMQuornANZAC Day
Thursday27 April10:00 AMQuorn
Saturday29 April10:00 AMQuorn
Sunday30 April10:00 AMQuorn
May
Sunday14 May10:00 AMQuornMother's Day
June
Saturday10 June10:00 AMQuorn
Sunday11 June10:00 AMQuorn
Monday12 June10:00 AMQuornKing's Birthday Public Holiday
July
Saturday8 July10:00 AMQuorn
Sunday9 July10:00 AMQuorn
Tuesday11 July10:00 AMQuorn
Thursday13 July10:00 AMQuorn
Tuesday18 July10:00 AMQuorn
Thursday20 July10:00 AMQuorn
August
Sunday6 August10:00 AMQuorn
September
Sunday3 September10:00 AMQuornFather's Day
Saturday30 September10:00 AMQuorn
October
Sunday1 October10:00 AMQuorn
Monday2 October10:00 AMQuornLabour Day Public Holiday
Tuesday3 October10:00 AMQuorn
Thursday5 October10:00 AMQuorn
Tuesday10 October10:00 AMQuorn
Thursday12 October10:00 AMQuorn
Saturday14 October10:00 AMQuorn
Sunday15 October10:00 AMQuornDiesel hauled, or Heritage Brill railcar

Current Year Fares

Adult return$64.00
Concession return$59.00
Child (4+) return$32.00
Family return (2 adults, 2 children)$160.00

Bookings

See the bookings page for booking information.