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

2018

DayDateTimeDeparts from
March
Saturday31 March10:30 AMQuornEaster Saturday
April
Sunday1 April10:30 AMQuornEaster Sunday
Monday2 April10:30 AMQuornEaster Monday
Sunday15 April10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday17 April10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday19 April10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday22 April10:30 AMQuornCoffee Pot Experience - Trains cross at Summit
Tuesday24 April10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday26 April10:30 AMQuorn
May
Sunday13 May10:30 AMQuornMother's Day
Sunday27 May10:30 AMQuorn
June
Saturday9 June10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday10 June10:30 AMQuornCoffee Pot Experience - Trains cross at Summit
Monday11 June10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday24 June10:30 AMQuorn
July
Sunday8 July10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday10 July10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday12 July10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday15 July10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday17 July10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday19 July10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday22 July10:30 AMQuorn
August
Sunday12 August10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday26 August10:30 AMQuorn
September
Sunday2 September10:30 AMQuornFather's Day
Sunday9 September10:30 AMQuornCoffee Pot Experience - Trains cross at Summit
Sunday23 September10:30 AMQuorn
Saturday29 September10:30 AMQuornDouble Header Special on Return Leg - Expected Return to Quorn 1.30 PM
Sunday30 September10:30 AMQuornCoffee Pot Experience - Trains cross at Summit
October
Monday1 October10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday2 October10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday4 October10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday7 October10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday9 October10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday11 October10:30 AMQuorn

Current Year Fares

Adult return$53.00
Concession return$49.00
Child (4+) return$19.00
Family return (2 adults, 2 children)$127.00

Bookings

See the bookings page for booking information.