All aboard for a pleasant evening's journey from Mt Barker to Strathalbyn

The journey commences from Mount Barker station - a pleasant 30 minute drive from Adelaide along the South Eastern Freeway. Your ticket includes a twilight two-course dinner at Strathalbyn and return travel from Mt Barker or Strathalbyn,

Leaving Mt Barker mid afternoon, listen to our heritage steam locomotive (or diesel locomotive during the summer months), as it hauls the train up to the crest of the line at Philcox Hill and then winds down the eastern escarpment of the southern Mt Lofty Ranges, passing through several long abandoned station sites which bear testimony to the importance of this branch line a century ago.

Crossing the Angas River you then enter 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 return visit during the day to explore its well stocked antique shops and cafes.

Enjoy a country cooked meal, before returning to Mt Barker.


Departure Date: 2024

Saturday 27th of July


Departs Mount Barker at 4:30pm

Departs Strathalbyn at 9:30pm

Please arrive 30min prior to departure to be checked in and find your seats on board.


Adult: $120.00

Senior: $110.00

Child: $95.00

(including return rail travel and 3 course dinner at Hotel. Drinks at own expense)

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Menu (Christmas in July) 

N.B. ****When booking, please advise of any special dietary requirements of members of your party to enable us to make the necessary arrangements.








Main Course


(Subject to season variation)