Discover Quorn

The Pichi Richi Railway began running in 1878 as Port Augusta and Government Gums Railway. Quorn was the cross-roads when travelling north to south, or east to west across Australia. During the WWII almost 200,000 Australian troops travelled north through Quorn on the Central Australia Railway when the Quorn CWA – Country Womens’ Association served over 1,000,000 meals to troops.

Pichi Richi Railway’s unique and iconic “Coffee Pot” formally known as South Australian Railways Steam Motor Coach No.1, is the last one in the world.

Lovingly and authentically restored by the PRR volunteers it’s now back on the rails and so worth seeing, the outside is really interesting but the interior of this train is just magnificent.

PRR Railway Workshop guided tours are available and are very interesting. Tickets can be booked at the Flinders Ranges Visitors Information Centre, Quorn Railway Station, Railway Terrace.

orn Railway Station and Station Yard walk and the self-guided Quorn Historical Building Walking Tour all highlight the importance of this region, the history of the area and showcase the range of buildings around the town. Paper copies are available at the Flinders Ranges Visitor Information Centre.

The Powell arid flora gardens are located just 880 metres from the SBSA, with more than 200 local plant species growing in this climate of extremes; biodiverse rich gems from Quorn and surrounds. More info : ABC Gardening Australia program.

Originally known as RW Foster’s Great Northern Emporium, you can see a wonderful display of shopping history. Emily’s Bistro offers a unique doing experience.

Directly opposite the SBSA is the Quorn Craft Shop and they have available some very tasty and fresh locally made produce. Your biggest decision might be, which preserves and jams you won’t buy. Each month the Craft and Produce Markets are held in the Town Hall, Railway Terrace, Quorn. 

Quorn and District War Memorial Swimming Pool was extensively renovated in 2015. The Visitor Information Centre or website provides opening hours or check the sign at the pool entrance.

The magnificent scenery surrounding Quorn makes it renowned, and this landscape has featured in many movies and TV shows, including THE SUNDOWNERS, THE WATER DIVINER, THE SHIRALEE, WOLF CREEK series. For more info ABC TV.

Key Diary Dates

NEW!! ILLUMINART projected onto the Silos in Quorn  is a free event showing every night 
Quorn Movies tends to screen monthly – Flinders Flicks 
Quorn Produce and Craft Markets are held monthly in the Quorn Town Hall 

Forthcoming Diary Date

Pinkerton Creek – Bush Tucker Program is being established in Quorn 

As dates of some events may change, for the latest information please refer to the FRC Diary of Events.

To check SBSA availability on our calendar and make a booking, click on either of the Airbnb or HomeAway icons below.