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 10:00am, returns by 6:45pm

Fares & Bookings: Adults $150.00 Senior/Child $ 130.00

Operating Dates 2023: TBA

Drinks at own expense

Bookings are essential

Strictly limited to 42 seats

Menu: To Be Advised – A Three Course Menu Will Be Set

Phone Booking Times Weekdays: 9:00AM – 4:00PM Saturday & Sunday: Booking Line Closed

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