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Pichi Richi Railway

Railway Terrace | Quorn Railway Station, Quorn, South Australia, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Quorn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This train ride is simply wonderful. You can book online through its website to make sure of getting a ticket. You bag a seat in one of the restored carriages, then watch as the engine reverses down the track to take its place at the head of the train, exhaling clouds of steam, tooting with breathy enthusiasm, and smelling slightly... More

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Sydney
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

As part of our holiday to The Flinders Ranges we decided to do a trip on the Pichi Richi Railway. We travelled from Quorn to Woolshed Flat and back. The volunteers on the train were fabulous. They were so knowledgeable as well as being friendly and helpful. There was beautiful scenery to be seen along the way and I would... More

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Dimboola, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

With the colourful Flinders Ranges as a back drop, the old steam train ride slowly travelled down the track, it was very relaxing in the old carriages, the staff who were all volunteers were very helpful and informative, was a good atmosphere and great to help keep the history alive for future generations.

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Adelaide, Australia
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69 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

When we were in Quorn, the W class locomotive was pulling a set of carriages towards the Summit on its way to Port Augusta. What a sight. Wished we had the time to travel on it!

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Adelaide, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
45 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Loved our trip on this old railway, lovingly run mostly by volunteers. Had heard about it for years before we came, so it was a must-do and did not disappoint.

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Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

My family of five was fortunate to be on board the second last available Explorer Barwell Bull diesel train ride from Quorn to Woolshed Flat return (10:30am-12:45pm) just before the onset of summer wherein the trains would stop operation due to safety concerns arising from possible bush fires. Because it’s the off-peak season, the train was only half full and... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We had to wait until a Sunday @10.30 am to leave Quorn on a return journey to Woolshed flats as this is a very limited service. Going in November means dry ground with brown , dry flora and dry Creek beds. The scenery is undulating hills which is typical of the Flinders Ranges throughout. The engineering behind the creation of... More

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Melbourne
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

: Pichi Richi Railway Location: Quorn, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia, South Pacific Title: Takes me back to when trains were trains. ID#: 181211315 Nothing bad to say, a trip on the Afghan Express was a delight and history in the real world. The narrow guage with everything and staff and steam locos. If you have the chance and the... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Brilliant day out from Port Augusta to Quorn and return. Great hosts, great train, wonderful scenery and well run. Book in advance and make sure you take your camera.

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Ashmore, Australia
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62 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is such a picturesque part of the Southern Flinders Ranges and we travelled from Quorn to Woolshed Flats where we bought morning tea. Woolshed flats is not really suitable for wheel chairs or those who can only walk very short distances. There are steps to navigate so for the elderly it could be difficult to get up the stairs... More

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