The Cockle Train travels along the oldest steel railed railway in Australia. The 30 minute journey joins Goolwa near the mouth of the mighty River Murray to the bustling tourist centre of Victor Harbor.
Between Victor Harbor and Port Elliot you will travel along some of the most picturesque coastal scenery on the Fleurieu Peninsula, with nothing separating you from the beach below and a perfect view of the Southern Ocean - in winter the home of Southern Right Whale.
Why is this icon journey called the Cockle Train? In early days of settlement the local residents would take a horse drawn train to Goolwa to collect cockles from the sandy beaches near the River Murray mouth. It was a great day's outing and thus gained its name.
Operates: Every Wednesday and Sunday from Goolwa at 10am, 12.15pm and 2.45pm and Victor Harbor at 11am, 1.30pm and 3.45pm. Daily departures during most South Australian School Holidays. Heritage diesel, railcar/steam locomotive trains are used, please visit website for details.