DAILY TOURS

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.

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Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre

Tours

Day Tours

Train Storage Yard

Personally guided tours take place daily between 9.00am and 5.00pm, the last tours starting at 3:30 pm. 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.

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 Tours

Train Station at Night

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

You will sit comfortably in a restored 1916 historic rail carriage which is placed on an 85 food 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.  

Food can be provided on request at a small additional cost for groups.

Groups booking a Guided Day Tour and the Sound and Light Show receive a 10% discount.

For full booking details – Enquiry form

 

Day Tour - Guided
Price
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. Last tour commences at 3.00pm

*Family consists of 2 Adults plus 2 children aged between 8 -15 years of age. Any additional child $4.00
**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 1st April 2011 and are subject to changes.

Night Tour - Sound & Light Show
Price
Flat rate per person $20.00

For groups, food can be provided on request, at extra cost. Groups that book a guided tour and the Sound and Light Show receive a 10% discount.

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 1st Apr 2011 and are subject to changes.