Quorn is a real outback railway town just 40 km from Port Augusta in the heart of the Flinders Ranges.

Quorn has been used as a backdrop for many famous films including Gallipoli, The Shiralee, The Tracker and most recently Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner.

Quorn is an ideal base from which you can experience many of the Flinders Ranges' lesser-known delights. Read the Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide or contact Flinders Ranges Visitor Information Centre: phone +61 8 8620 0510 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ten things to do in Quorn

Quorn's historic railway station—100 years old in 2016
  1. Ride the Pichi Richi Railway (of course!). While you wait for your train, there's plenty more to see and do in and around Quorn.
  2. Take a self-guided walk around the station yard or the wider township. Pick up or download a brochure from the Flinders Ranges Visitor Information Centre, located in the railway station.
  3. Book a workshop tour and go behind the scenes of the railway.
  4. Explore Quorn's quirky and high quality cafes, located on First Street or Railway Terrace a short walk from the railway station.
    • Emily's Bistro is housed in the original R. W. Foster's Great Northern Emporium and retains all of the original fittings of this antique general store. Part bistro, part-treasure trove, and all quality country hospitality.
    • At Quandong Café, try and buy delicacies crafted from the native quandong—a tangy, peach-like flavour that's sweetly memorable. The café houses a fascinating display of memorabilia from the many movies that have been set in and around Quorn.
    • Teas on the Terrace in Railway Terrace serves boutique and billy teas and coffee and locally made pasties and cakes.
  5. Pull up a bar stool and have a yarn with a local at one of the town's many pubs; a reminder of the town's past as the railway "crossroads" of Australia. Try the Austral Inn, the Transcontinental, or the Criterion Hotel.
  6. If you're lucky you might find the eclectic secondhand bookshop "Q Books", just across from the railway station open. The hours are odd but it's a place any booklover could happily lose a few hours, or days.
  7. Kids appreciate a stop at the playground to burn off energy after a long car ride—there's a great, modern playground just west of the railway station.
  8. Take a stroll around the indigenous plants showcased at the town's Powell Gardens and the Quorn Nature Reserve or head out on a bushwalk. There are many scenic tracks to choose from nearby including Warren Gorge, home of yellow footed rock wallabies; or the spectacular Devil's Peak in the Pichi Richi Pass. The Flinders Ranges Visitor Information Centre, located in Quorn Railway Station, has maps and directions.
  9. In First Street, opposite the cafés, browse the craft shop, selling a variety of handicrafts including knitting, handcrafted pens and more.
  10. Browse Quorn's Art Galleries: In First Street you'll find The Art Studio and Carina Turner Studio Gallery; Junction Art Gallery is on Railway Terrace and the Outback Colours Gallery is in Seventh Street.

Visit the Flinders Ranges Visitor Information Centre, located in historic Quorn Railway Station, and plan your own top 10!