Travel in style on Cockle Train, operating year-round along the route of Australia’s first railway, which dates back to 1887. Named after edible saltwater clams (locally called "cockles"), which the early settlers of the area collected from the sandy beaches along the Murray River, the train runs with a steam locomotive during school holidays, and uses historic diesel locomotives and railcars on all other days. This romantic train trip takes travelers back in time and puffs its way along the scenic southern coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Check operating dates and save time by purchasing your tickets online at least two days before your intended trip. Using our online itinerary creator, Goolwa attractions like Cockle Train can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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The Cockle train runs from Victor Harbor to Goolwa and back, Wednesdays, Sundays, school holidays and public holidays. It is something that we have been meaning to do for a few years now, and took adv... more »
Go for the day and sight see at the other end or hop on the return run and just enjoy the ride.The train has stops on the way at Middleton and Port Elliot. We travelled January 25th, the day after the... more »
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