The StrathLink operates on a small number of selected dates in school holidays, running northwards from Victor Harbor, Goolwa, Finniss, Strathalbyn and return.
Between Victor Harbor and Goolwa the train follows the coastline as described on the Cockle Train pages. At Goolwa, Strathalbyn bound passengers transfer to our railcar which will be waiting in the platform for them.
Leaving Goolwa at 10.40am the railcar passes our loco depot just out of the town and then crosses the towering Currency Creek viaduct. Then it's across the plains and well away from the main road where native bushland unfolds from your carriage window and kangaroos and other animals might be seen trying to keep pace with the locomotive!
At around 11.35am the train arrives at the historic township of Strathalbyn where many Scottish migrants settled in the early 1800s, influencing the early architecture which is still evident today. The town is well worth a visit to explore its well stocked antique shops and craft shops. Lunch is available at one of the bakeries, cafes or pubs.
The railcar departs southwards mid afternoon giving passengers nearly two hours to explore this interesting town.
Passengers arrive back at Goolwa at 2.40pm ready to connect with the 2.45pm "Cockle Train" on return back to Victor Harbour
Operating Dates 2022
Duration: 09:55am to 3:15pm
Departs: Victor Harbour Railway Station
APRIL: 20th & 27th
JULY: 13th & 20th
OCTOBER: 5th & 12th
Pre bookings are strongly advised as these trains may fill quickly.
To make a booking contact our Booking office on 1300 655 991 Monday to Friday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM Saturday & Sunday: Booking Line Closed
Tickets are also sold at Goolwa, Port Elliot and Victor Harbor stations on days when those stations are open in connection with Cockle Train services
Fares from Victor Harbor and Port Elliot include Cockle Train travel
Note: Bookings must be made on 1300 655 991
Children under 4 years travel FREE but are not issued a seat. Children 4 to 16 years travel at CHILD fares
Seniors fares apply to holders of State Government issued Seniors Card
Family fares apply to groups of 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children