Travel in first class comfort from Mount Barker to Goolwa as part of our regular steam-hauled Southern Encounter service. Sit back and enjoy the plush compartment seating in our 1930’s built art-deco carriage and partake in morning tea, as the scenery of the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges slips past your carriage window.

At Goolwa, we will join the historic wood-fired paddle steamer PS Oscar W for a one-hour cruise of the lower lakes, before taking a stroll to the nearby Goolwa Hotel for a two course luncheon.

After lunch, enjoy a short time wondering through Goolwa, or perhaps visiting the Wharf Barrel shed or the Goolwa Distillery, before rejoining the Southern Encounter for the climb back up the ranges to Mount Barker.

Time: Train departs Mount Barker Railway Station 10:00am, returns by 6:05pm

Fares & Bookings: $150 per person (Including first class return rail travel, morning tea, 1-hour cruise and 2-course lunch at the Goolwa Hotel). 

Drinks at own expense

Bookings are essential. Call 1300 655 991 to secure your seats

Strictly limited to 44 seats due to Covid-19 restrictions

Menu: (Subject to seasonal variation) 

Main Course
Chicken Breast stuffed with sundried tomato & spinach with mash and a red wine glaze

Barramundi Fillet with curly wedges and spring onion hollandaise sauce

Scotch Fillet steak (cooked medium) with sweet potato mash and butter roasted mushroom

Salad or Vegetable orders to be taken
Dessert
Sticky date pudding with Butterscotch sauce, cream & ice cream

Fresh fruit salad pavlova with Chantilly cream & passionfruit coulis

Chocolate Panna cotta with fresh strawberries

Tea and Coffee orders will be takn

Phone Booking Times Weekdays: 9:00AM – 5:00PM Saturday: 9:00AM – 3:00PM Sunday: Booking Line Closed

Please advise us of any dietary requirements at time of booking.