Pichi Richi Railway

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Experience the timeless Flinders Ranges in style aboard the Pichi Richi Railway.

This historic railway line has been progressively restored and operated as a working museum since 1973 by the dedicated volunteers of the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society.

Offering full or half-day trips between Quorn and Port Augusta, this is the last remaining operating portion of the “Old Ghan” railway line.

The Afghan Express: A steam-hauled train using timber-bodied carriages built in the late 1920s. Port Augusta to Quorn (return), six hours including a two hour stop for lunch in historic Quorn.

The Pichi Richi Explorer: A steam train using South Australian railways carriages, some dating from the nineteenth century. Quorn to Woolshed Flat, return two hours.

The Coffee Pot: This unique steam motor coach is the last operating example of its type worldwide. Including a welcome drink, canapes and a 3 course lunch this is an exclusive experience for only 22 passengers.

Twilight Explorer: During March and November, relax aboard the Barwell Bull and watch the evening sun paint the ranges the colours of sunset.

Visit the website for all departure times and costings for all trains.

Accredited by the Office of National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR)


Carpark Coach Parking Interpretive Centre Picnic Area Public Toilet


Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Tourism Industry Council of SA Visitor Information Centre


Australian Tourism Accreditation


From AU$55.00

Pichi Richi Explorer – $55 per adult.
Afghan Express – $89 per adult.
The Coffee Pot – $195 per adult.

Family and Concession prices available on the Pichi Richi Explorer and the Afghan Express. Children under 4 travel for free on these services.

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