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Cockle Train

Goolwa, South Australia, Australia
+61 1300 655 991
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A Day out with a Difference

Had a wonderful experience on the Steamranger historic train which had a special trip from Mt... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jo T
Adelaide, Australia
Travel a trip of the past on the Goolwa Cockle Train

Travel a trip of the past on the Goolwa Cockle Train and travel through Middleton and Port Elliot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bruce C
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Goolwa, South Australia, Australia
+61 1300 655 991

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful experience on the Steamranger historic train which had a special trip from Mt Barker to Victor Harbor and included the Cockle train from Goolwa. Loved the changing scenery and coastline trip too. The carriage was old fashioned and beautifully restored....it is all...More

Thank Jo T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travel a trip of the past on the Goolwa Cockle Train and travel through Middleton and Port Elliot on the way to Victor Harbor. Adult ticket one way is only $15.00 so is very affordable. Unfortunately on the day travelled was by the "Old Hen"...More

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My travel buddy and I did the Goolwa-Victor Harbor-Goolwa trip today. It was a delightful ride in an historic steam train that is affectionately know as the Cockle Train. Gorgeous views from the train especially the parts where the rail line runs very close to...More

Thank springwoodsusan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arranged to be in Goolwa on the day the train was to travel to Victor Harbor. We were a week early for the steam train, instead we travelled in style on a fully restored diesel locomotive and carriages from the 1950’s. The Driver spoke...More

Thank Graeme T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rode the Cockle Train from Victor Harbor to Goolwa and back last Sunday, and both the wife & I had the time of our lives. We were pulled along in vintage railcars by the beautifully restored 'Duke of Edinburgh' 621 steam locomotive and experienced all...More

Thank Cranleystravels
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A trip to the South coast is always good however you have to at the very least take a trip between Goolwa and Victor Harbor on the old steam powered train. It is a nostalgic trip and the scenery is breathtaking . Makes a fun...More

Thank kevinjbarry2017
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

A great ride, windows down, hanging out. Not too long and then back again. Some got off and caught a later one back.

Thank lgsweetman
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

During our stay in the old seaport of Goolwa we were fortunate to be there on one of the days, the heritage listed cockle trains were operating. Although it was a diesel not the steam train that was running on the day, it still was...More

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

What a lovely way to travel from Victor Harbor to Goolwa and return. The Cockle train volunteers run a tight ship and know the area well. We saw whales as we went past Basham beach and Middleton. We learnt a lot about the history of...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We did the return trip from Victor Harbor to Goolwa to give the kids their first trip on a train! While the train is obviously very basic, as it's quite authentic in its age, it was comfortable enough for our little 1.5 year old to...More

Thank globalchiro
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12 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.