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.

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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



DayDateTimeDeparts from
Sunday28 September10:30 AMQuorn
Tuesday30 September10:30 AMQuorn
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


Adult return$47.00
Concession return$44.00
Child (4+) return$16.00
Family return (2 Adults, 2 children)$110.00


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