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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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Adelaide
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We took the return journey from Quorn. Everything ran smoothly and to time. It's great to be able to take a proper steam train ride. The volunteers do an excellent job, and the section from Quorn to the flat is scenic and interesting. A break for a snack or a drink and then back to Quorn. Their website for booking... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Winter has to be the best time - I have now travelled on this train through three seasons now and the novelty never wears off! Wending its way through gorge and over stream, this is one of the world's best preserved railway lines in my opinion.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Travelling through the beautifull flinders in winter when the countrys so grean and the streams are running is a gem

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Adelaide, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This attraction is a great south Australian icon, a steam train that makes its way from quorn S.A. to port augusta, or you may want to get on at either end for just a one way ride, how ever you choose. The steam train ride itself is a great trip back into time and a must see at least once... More

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PichiRichiRailway, Public Relations Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this review

Hi Jeff K, great to hear you enjoyed your ride on what we agree is certainly an SA icon! Quorn has lots of options for dining, but some are hidden...so in case you missed them, I'm going to let you in on some secrets. A hearty counter meal at one of the Pubs right across from the Station is always... More

Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This old steam train runs on a regular basis between Port Augusta and Quorn and is part of the old Ghan railway which ran to Alice Springs.The trip takes most of the day and crosses some great scenery on the way,allowing time for a meal and a look around Quorn.For steam buffs its a must,and the volunteers are very happy... More

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Sydney, Australia
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80 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great to stop and have a look and / or go for a ride. The volunteers are great which makes it a fabulous experience.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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