The StrathLink

The StrathLink operates on a small number of selected dates in school holidays, running northwards from Victor Harbor, Pt Elliot and Goolwa to Strathalbyn and return, usually featuring our locally restored heritage "Brill" railcar.

The RC60 at Dump Beach

The RC60 at Dump Beach

Passengers from Victor Harbor and Port Elliot travel on the first Cockle Train of the day and then join other passengers at Goolwa. On the return journey the railcar returns through to Victor Harbor in the evening.

Between Victor Harbor and Goolwa the train follows the coastline as described on the Cockle Train pages, stopping at Pt Elliot en route. At Goolwa, Strathalbyn bound passengers transfer to our railcar which will be waiting in the platform for them.

Leaving Goolwa at 11.35am 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 12.30pm 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. In October, the return trip is delayed a little longer to allow a visit to the interesting Strathalbyn show if you wish.

Operating Dates 2021

Duration: 11:00am to 5:00pm

Departs: Victor Harbour Railway Station

APRIL: 11th & 18th

MAY: 9th

JANUARY 2022: 9th, 16th & 23rd




Return Fares One-Way Fares
Victor Harbor to (or v.v) - includes Cockle Train Adult Child Senior Family Adult Child
Strathalbyn $52.00 $28.00 $46.00 $131.00 $35.00 $18.00
Goolwa to (or v.v) Adult Child Senior Family Adult Child
Strathalbyn $37.00 $20.00 $33.00 $93.00 $25.00 $13.00


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


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 Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM 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