The Overnighter

Passengers are greeted at Mount Barker Station readying for an on time departure of 7:00pm. Passengers sit back and relax listening to the sound of the steam loco pacing the grades and watching the lights as we flash past Mount Barker and Strathalbyn. Passengers arrive at the Riverside town of Goolwa with a bus waiting to take them to their lodging for the night.

Accommodation is at the Goolwa Motel, the Goolwa Caravan Park cabins or BYO swag and the bus will drop you off at the Goolwa Caravan Park.

Saturday morning starts off with a lovely Danish pastry, then onto the train along the coast. With the sunrise just over an hour ago, it should look fantastic. Arriving at Victor Harbor passengers are greeted to a cooked breakfast on the platform, while attendants look after your luggage for the day. Passengers can wander around the streets, island or even a tour of the area for the day. Another option is for the passengers to catch The Hills Encounter back to Mount Barker, to spend just over 2 hours in the Hills and then return back to Victor Harbor, in time to re-join The Overnighter train back to Mount Barker.

After a day of perusing the lovely seaside town of Victor Harbor, it’s time for our journey homeward bound. Sit back as the train heads out of the coast, Goolwa and on into the evening to Strathalbyn for our two course meal at the Victoria Hotel. After the hotel meal, it’s back onto the train and into the night arriving at Mount Barker around 10.30pm.

Friday 24th September
Station Time
Mount Barker 7:00PM Departure
Strathalbyn 8:00PM Departure
Goolwa 9:00PM Arrival
Saturday 25th September
Station Time
Goolwa 8:30AM Departure
Victor Harbor 9:00AM Arrival
Victor Harbor* 10:00AM Departure*
Goolwa* 10:30AM Departure*
Strathalbyn* 11:30AM Departure*
Mount Barker* 12:20PM Arrival*
Mount Barker* 3:00PM Departure*
Strathalbyn* 4:00PM Departure*
Goolwa* 5:00PM Departure*
Victor Harbor* 5:30PM Arrival*
Victor Harbor 6:00PM Departure
Goolwa 6:30PM Departure
Mount Barker 10:50PM Arrival
* Optional Hills Encounter Journey
Description Price
Rail Fare, Bus Transfers, Breakfast & Evening Meal on Saturday 25th (Family 2 Adults + 2 Children) $452.00
Rail Fare, Bus Transfers, Breakfast & Evening Meal on Saturday 25th (Adult) $142.00
Rail Fare, Bus Transfers, Breakfast & Evening Meal on Saturday 25th (Child) $106.00
Accommodation (Twin Share) $126.00 – $190.80
The Hills Encounter* $61.00
* Optional Hills Encounter Journey


Beef, Red Wine & Vegetable Pie
seasoned chips

2 pieces crumbed .
seasoned chips . salad

Butter Chicken Curry
jasmine rice . pappadum

(alternate drop)

Sticky Date Pudding
butterscotch sauce, whipped cream

Individual Pavlova
mixed berries . chantilly cream

Prior notification of any persons that require special dietary requirements
no less than one week prior to the booking date.

For booking and information call 1300 655 991 Monday to Saturday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM Sunday: Booking Line Closed