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
  • Departs Quorn at 10.00 am and returns at 12.30 pm (except Anzac Day, which has a special departure time of 2.30 pm, return 5.00 pm)
  • Route map



DayDateTimeDeparts from
Saturday30 September10:00 AMQuorn
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


See the bookings page for booking information.