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 take a stroll to the nearby Goolwa Hotel for a three course luncheon. After lunch passengers head back to the wharf where they will board the historic wood-fired paddle steamer PS Oscar W for a one-hour cruise of the lower lakes.

After lunch, enjoy a short time wandering through Goolwa, or perhaps visiting the Signal Point or the Fleurieu Distillery & Steam Exchange Brewery near the Goolwa Station, before re-joining the Southern Encounter for the climb back up the ranges to Mount Barker.

Time: Train departs Mount Barker Railway Station 9:30am, returns by 6:30pm

Fares & Bookings: Adult $135 & Senior/Child $125 SOLD OUT!


Bookings are essential

Strictly limited to 42 seats

Menu: Morning Tea served to your compartment en route – Menu To Be Advised – A Two Course Lunch at the Goolwa Hotel

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