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Calling All Train Enthusiasts!

Well, it's the 1st of July, and this month, something exciting is happening in Quorn South Australia. The 50th anniversary of the Pichi Richi Railwayociety's first train run is being celebrated at Pichi Richi RailFest - 2024n the 27th and 28th of July, 2024.

Start planning now to make the most of this fabulous event and explore South Australia while you're here!


 Event Highlights:

     Authentic Steam & Diesel Heritage Rides: Experience the thrill of traveling on the original Ghan line through the stunning Pichi Richi Pass. Enjoy the unique scenery from historic steam and diesel trains.


     Living Museum: The Pichi Richi Railway is a preserved, historic, and authentic operating museum, offering a glimpse into the golden age of rail travel.


 Family Fun: The festival promises plenty of activities for all ages, including locomotive workshop tours, shuttle services, and delightful Devonshire Teas.


Model Train Displays: Marvel at intricate model train displays showcasing detailed miniature landscapes and trains.


 Sunday Markets: Enjoy the vibrant Sunday markets in town, featuring local crafts, food, and unique finds.


 About the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society Inc.:


The Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society Inc. is a wonderful not-for-profit organization run by dedicated volunteers. Their hard work and passion have kept this historic railway alive, allowing visitors to experience the magic of heritage rail travel. The Pichi Richi Railway proudly won Silver at the 2023 South Australian Tourism Awards in the Tourist Attractions category.


 Ticket Information:

     Saturday: Train rides vary depending on the train and ticket type (Adult, Concession, or Child).

     Sunday: Locomotive Workshop Tours and Shuttle services ($10 per head), Devonshire Teas ($12.50 per head).

     Free Activities: All other activities at RailFest are free of charge.


 Plan Your Visit:

Make the most of this special occasion by extending your stay and exploring the surrounding regions. Book a stay at Adelaide Style Accommodation Country Style Louisa" home in Gawler for a charming country-style experience. While there, delve into Gawler's history and explore nearby attractions like the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Burra and Kapunda, Mural Town SA"

Continue your adventure by traveling up to Quorn and venturing into the stunning Southern Flinders Ranges. Discover the beauty of Hawker, Wilpena Pound, and even Arkaroola.


 Book Online:

To ensure you don't miss out on this fantastic event, book your tickets online. Check the link below for the latest updates, times, and more information.


 Tourism Information:

For detailed insights and to plan your journey through the Flinders Ranges and beyond, click the link to see the Tourism Information booklet from the South Australian Tourism Commission.


Start planning your visit to RailFest 2024 and take the opportunity to explore the best of South Australia. We look forward to seeing you there!



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