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Cockle Train

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Address: Goolwa, South Australia, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 655 991

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This was interesting and fun!

None of us have ever been on a cockle train before then! It was rather interesting, really! It doesn't have many times running during the day, so I suggest you get well prepared... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Cristy M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

None of us have ever been on a cockle train before then! It was rather interesting, really! It doesn't have many times running during the day, so I suggest you get well prepared. We were lucky to stay at the Anchorage, where the Victor Harbour Station is literally behind it! It took about 35 minutes each way, and you could... More 

Thank Cristy M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable way to sneak in a train ride without spending all day on it. We took the train from Victor Harbor out to end and back. We didn't want to spend all day on this activity, so we wanted to get lunch and catch the next train back. This only left about a half an hour to walk and find... More 

Thank dmac12121212
Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The train runs between Victor Harbour and Goolwa. Check the timetable from Goolwa or book through the Visitors Centre at Victor Harbour. The schedule for November is Cockle Train: Goolwa to Victor Harbor and return, stopping at Port Elliot and Middleton (on request). Every Sunday and Wednesday - 3 return trains Southern Encounter: Mt Barker to Victor Harbor and return,... More 

Thank Tim J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Run by volunteers this is a must do,clickerty clack as the train rolls along bring back great memories, from goolwa to Victor harbor, guard give a commentary as you travel, only train trip we have been on that runs by the sea magic a must do

Thank fifthwheel2
Adelaide, Australia
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209 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

It is a great family day out, travelling with romantic steam engines. The carriages are quite comfortable, the cost is reasonable value. Run by volunteers.

Thank Chris K
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We took the train from Victor Harbour to Goolwa and really enjoyed the views along the water front. The trains are run by volunteers who are all happy and will answer any questions you might have.The train carriages are beautiful and restored to a high standard. There is nothing better than chugging along on a steam engine and the smell... More 

Thank ngcroker
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

What a fantastic attraction in this lovely part of the world. Totally run by volunteers the staff are all so friendly from the lady in the ticket office to the drivers giving a wave and the carriage staff who are so friendly and look like they enjoy what they do. Great value for a day out with an adult return... More 

Thank Shirsimp
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

If you want to recall or understand how railways used to be, take a ride on this train from Goolwa to Victor Harbour and return. Good value. On the day we were there, the full day trip from Mt Barker came into town so we were able to take a return trip behind steam.

Thank offshore956
Perth, Australia
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86 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We took the Cockle Train from Victor Harbour to Goolwa which is a nice run along the coast with some very pretty views. It is run by a group of dedicated volunteers who are ready to answer all your questions.

Thank waggy21
Yamba, Australia
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

What a blast from the past and a trip down memory lane of train trips along coastal areas in steam trains. The volunteers who conduct this amazing attraction deserve all the accolades that come their way. Absolutely brilliant is the only way to describe this journey from Goolwa to Victor Harbour. Magnificent scenery and terrific commentary as you travel along... More 

Thank Greg D

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