Inspect historic passenger carriages
dating back to 1889, in the heritage listed roundhouse, plus some of the carriages
that were part of the original East West Train that travelled across the Nullabor Plain in 1917.


Steamtown Special

20% off of every Sound and Light show and guided day tour booked. Valid for same day or next day tours plus sound and light show.


Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre


Day Tours

Train Storage Yard

Personally guided tours take place daily between 9.00am and 5.00pm. During the week (Mon - Fri) in the mid season there are no set tour times just arrive between 9am and 3.30pm and you will be in awe of our knowledgable and entertaining  tour guides, the last opportunity for a tour is at 3.30pm. On weekends during the mid season there are set times for tours - 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Group bookings should be arranged ahead of time. The tour takes approximately 1.5 hours and gives you an amazing insight into historic locomotives, carriages and other interesting freight vehicles. If you are time poor a look around the diesel shed only may be the answer.

You’ll be transported back to the glamorous 1920’s when train travel was the most elegant way to get around - passengers settling themselves into a First Class Lounge car, sipping a long, cool drink while entertained by the on board pianist. As you sink into the warmth of the red leather armchairs, you’ll understand why First Class train travel is still highly regarded as a superior way to travel.

Then you could sit in the cabin of one of the powerhouse steam locomotives, where men would shovel coal and sweat in the intense heat to keep the fires burning and the wheels turning.

Somewhere further along, you’ll visit the baby health car, a child health centre on train tracks that visited rural South Australia to help mothers and children in remote farms and settlements.

Trains and railways are part of Australia’s rich heritage and your day tour will help you relive the full heritage rail experience.

For full booking details – Enquiry form

Night Show

Train Station at Night

When the sun goes down over Peterborough, the Sound and Light Show gets going at the Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre!

As of March 16th 2015 there is now a sound and light show on every night regardless of numbers. 

You will sit comfortably in a restored 1916 historic rail carriage which is placed on an 85 foot long, 3 gauge turntable. Over 1 hour, you will move through the tunnels of time, to learn about Peterborough, about railways in South Australia and about the many fascinating personal stories associated with it.

This awesome sound and light experience will have you becoming part of the last two centuries and will appeal to everyone in the family. Pre-bookings essential and starting times depend upon time of year.  

Groups booking a Guided Day Tour and the Sound and Light Show receive a 20% discount.

For full booking details – Enquiry form


Day Tour - Guided
Adult $17.50
Concession $15.00
Family Pass* $35.00
Child** $8.00
School-groups*** $4.00 p.p.
Groups (15 plus)**** $10.00 p.p.

Guided Tours 1.5 hours operate daily from 09.00am continuously. Last tour commences at 3.30pm

Steamtown Special: book a sound & light show and a guided day tour $30 per person (over 16yrs)

(in Summer season Sound & Light Show is on every weekend, minimum of 6 required for a show  Mon - Fri)

Summer Special book a guided day tour and movie session $25 Mon - Fri

*Family consists of 2 Adults plus 2 children aged between 8 -15 years of age. Any additional child $5.00
**Aged between 8 and 15 years. ***School groups must be pre-booked. ****Groups of 15 plus must be pre-booked. 

Open daily except Christmas Day! 

MasterCard, VISA card, EFTPOS accepted.

All prices valid as per 1stJune 2014 and are subject to changes.

Night Tour - Sound & Light Show
Flat rate per person

$20.00 per person

Groups of 20 or more

$18.00 per person

Closed Christmas Day. 

The Sound and Light show lasts about 1 hour. Bookings are essential. The starting times vary depending on the time of the year as we wait for dark before commencing. November to February 8:45 pm start, March to October 7:30 pm start.

MasterCard, VISA card, EFTPOS accepted.

All prices valid as per 10th March 2015 and are subject to changes.