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Cockle Train

Goolwa, South Australia, Australia
+61 1300 655 991
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Fun for all ages

A trip to the South coast is always good however you have to at the very least take a trip between... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Adelaide, Australia
Trip with children

A great ride, windows down, hanging out. Not too long and then back again. Some got off and caught... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Goolwa, South Australia, Australia
+61 1300 655 991

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip to the South coast is always good however you have to at the very least take a trip between Goolwa and Victor Harbor on the old steam powered train. It is a nostalgic trip and the scenery is breathtaking . Makes a fun...More

Thank kevinjbarry2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great ride, windows down, hanging out. Not too long and then back again. Some got off and caught a later one back.

Thank lgsweetman
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

During our stay in the old seaport of Goolwa we were fortunate to be there on one of the days, the heritage listed cockle trains were operating. Although it was a diesel not the steam train that was running on the day, it still was...More

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

What a lovely way to travel from Victor Harbor to Goolwa and return. The Cockle train volunteers run a tight ship and know the area well. We saw whales as we went past Basham beach and Middleton. We learnt a lot about the history of...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We did the return trip from Victor Harbor to Goolwa to give the kids their first trip on a train! While the train is obviously very basic, as it's quite authentic in its age, it was comfortable enough for our little 1.5 year old to...More

Thank globalchiro
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We enjoyed our train trip to Goolwa and the return later to Victor Harbor. The views from the train on both sides were often spectacular on this sunny day. The train even slowed down to look for whales at Basham Beach. The activities around the...More

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 19 July 2017

A very scenic tour in well maintained historic carriages. The volunteer staff are friendly and knowledgable.

Thank Hansie13
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

First time we have been on this it's a beautiful ride along the coast from Victor to Goowla. A very relaxing ride showcasing the beautiful coast line and the countryside.

Thank Dottieau
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

What a great trip this was, four of us with an elderly aunt in a wheelchair. Very helpful staff from the start,of the trip at Victor Harbor travelling to Goolwa where people can get off at various stops on the way. Very interesting towns on...More

Thank Carolyn K
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

If you have kids you can't go pasted it!! It's one of many things that you can do when you visit the area. The staff are great!! Plus there is an option for one way... So if you choose to only go to Victor habour...More

Thank BT T
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Daniela D
3 March 2017|
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Response from SteamRanger | Property representative |
Hi Daniela, Please contact us by phone on 1300 655 991, and we can give you a quote for a group booking, as discounts apply :-)
Ðiana B
5 February 2017|
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Response from Danny B | Reviewed this property |
First of all, I would simply go to the Goolwa Visitor Information centre and ask there. They are all volunteers and they are very helpful to assist you in your line of inquiries.
11 January 2017|
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Response from Donna M | Reviewed this property |
You can do either We went one way but you can purchase return ticket