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

2017

DayDateTimeDeparts from
May
Sunday14 May10:30 AMQuornMother's Day
Sunday28 May10:30 AMQuorn
June
Saturday10 June10:30 AMQuornDouble Header Special on Return Leg - Expected Return to Quorn 1.30 PM
Sunday11 June10:30 AMQuornCoffee Pot Experience - Trains cross at Summit
Monday12 June10:30 AMQuorn
July
Sunday2 July10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday9 July10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday11 July10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday13 July10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday16 July10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday18 July10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday20 July10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday23 July10:30 AMQuorn
August
Sunday13 August10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday27 August10:30 AMQuorn
September
Sunday10 September10:30 AMQuorn
Saturday23 September10:30 AMQuornQuorn Show weekend - Show Sunday 24 September
Saturday30 September10:30 AMQuornDouble Header Special on Return Leg - Expected Return to Quorn 1.30 PM
October
Sunday1 October10:30 AMQuornCoffee Pot Experience - Trains cross at Summit
Monday2 October10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday3 October10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday5 October10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday8 October10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday10 October10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday12 October10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday15 October10:30 AMQuorn

Current Year Fares

Adult return$51.00
Concession return$47.00
Child (4+) return$18.00
Family return (2 adults, 2 children)$119.00

Bookings

See the bookings page for booking information.