Pichi Richi Explorer

The Pichi Richi Explorer is a steam service that operates mainly during school holidays and long weekends, using genuine South Australian Railways carriages, some dating from the 19th century.

The service enables travellers to experience train travel as it was 100 years ago on country lines in South Australia. The carriages 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.

Online booking facility

Service details

  • South Australian Railways timber bodied carriages - up to 125 years old
  • Quorn to Woolshed Flat and return (32 km)
  • 2.5 hours duration
  • Light refreshments available at Woolshed Flat

Timetable

2014

DayDateTimeDeparts from
April
Thursday24 April10:30 AMQuorn
Friday25 April2:30 PMQuorn
May
Sunday25 May10:30 AMQuorn
June
Saturday7 June10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday8 June10:30 AMQuorn
Monday9 June10:30 AMQuorn
Saturday28 June10:30 AMQuorn
July
Sunday6 July10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday8 July10:30 AMQuorn
Wednesday9 July10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday10 July10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday15 July10:30 AMQuorn
Wednesday16 July10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday17 July10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday20 July10:30 AMQuorn
August
Sunday31 August10:30 AMQuorn
September
Saturday13 September10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday28 September10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday30 September10:30 AMQuorn
October
Wednesday1 October10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday2 October10:30 AMQuorn
Saturday4 October10:30 AMQuornDouble heads from Woolshed Flat to Quorn. Arrives Quorn 1.30pm.
Sunday5 October10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday5 October2:30 PMQuornTeddy Bears’ Picnic
Monday6 October10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday7 October10:30 AMQuorn
Wednesday8 October10:30 AMQuorn
Thursday9 October10:30 AMQuorn
Sunday26 October10:30 AMQuornMay be diesel-hauled subject to fire risk

Fares

Adult return$47.00
Concession return$44.00
School child return$16.00
Family return (2 Adults, 2 children)$110.00

Bookings

Bookings page.