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Cockle Train

Goolwa, South Australia, Australia
+61 1300 655 991
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I expected Hercule Poirot to wander through the carriage any minute , excellent heritage carriages , first class service

We had driven to Goolwa to explore but there at the station sat the steam train, leaving for Victor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Fun steam train experience

This is a scenic steam train ride that runs between Goolwa and Victor Harbor. The trip takes 30... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Emma F
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Goolwa, South Australia, Australia
+61 1300 655 991

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had driven to Goolwa to explore but there at the station sat the steam train, leaving for Victor Harbour in ten minutes , childhood memories flooded back of thrilling journeys , so a mad scramble to buy tickets and board the train . After...More

1  Thank Pollycdc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a scenic steam train ride that runs between Goolwa and Victor Harbor. The trip takes 30 minutes one-way, including two very short stops. We took the last train in the afternoon from Goolwa, which meant that we had 30 minutes in Victor Harbor...More

Thank Emma F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a trip on the Cockle Train from Victor Harbour to Goolwa. We booked as part of a heritage transport day which was nice except that we had a strict timetable to follow, meaning that we didn't have time to stop in Port Elliott,...More

Thank chocolocomama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son loves trains especially the cockle train. It’s a lovely special trip. It is very expensive though which is a shame as I think more families would love to go on it but a lot of money for 1 hour on a train. (...More

Thank ilovekitkats
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We decided to ride the Cockle train from Goolwa to Victor Harbour and spend the day in Victor Harbour. It was a wonderful experience and my 4 year old son loved it. On arrival at the station we parked the car in the ample free...More

Thank Screamangel
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Interesting trip along the coast from Victor Harbor to Goolwa in beautifully restored coaches. Take a short or longer break to see Goolwa and then back to Victor. Good commentary. Whilst in Goolwa you can watch the steam loco running round to the Victor end...More

1  Thank yhi904
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

While the boys were out playing golf, the mums took all the kids from Goolwa to Victor & back again. The kids loved it. The rocking of the train even put the baby to sleep. Reasonable priced. The conductors has local knowledge of the upcoming...More

Thank Vicki F
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Had no idea this train existed until we arrived and it went right past our apartment balcony. Really dedicated volunteers who do a great job. The trains and carriages are in great nick. Do yourself a favour and go on it. It was $56 return...More

Thank Plastic_Biddy
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Our kids love the cockle train trip from Goolwato Victor Harbor (return). We do it every year when we stay down at Goolwa.sitting in the old carriages is lots of fun. Just be sure to keep kids fingers and limbs away from window sashes. Allow...More

Thank Waja81
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Revisit times gone by, by taking a ride on this heritage steam train from Goolwa to Victor Harbour. It stops at a few towns along the route at regular daily intervals during the holiday period. The train is completely authentic & stations kept in the...More

1  Thank Middydee
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Questions & Answers
11 November 2017|
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Response from kevinjbarry2017 | Reviewed this property |
If the cruiseship is in Port for the entire day you should be able to make a day trip of the visit. You would need to have a self drive hire car available at the terminal and then drive to either Victor Harbor or Goolwa. To... More
Daniela D
3 March 2017|
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Response from SteamRanger | Property representative |
Hi Daniela, Please contact us by phone on 1300 655 991, and we can give you a quote for a group booking, as discounts apply :-)
Ðiana B
5 February 2017|
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Response from Danny B | Reviewed this property |
First of all, I would simply go to the Goolwa Visitor Information centre and ask there. They are all volunteers and they are very helpful to assist you in your line of inquiries.