QUORN

Quorn is the first town encounted when heading north from Port Augusta to Wilpina Pound. Quorn is also the gateway town to the Flinders Ranges. Quorn is an old rail town, and still to this day has a sympathetic alliance with that era. Quorn is a very old town and many of the buildings in the town. Buildings that were built to last and heritage importance have set Quorn up as an important SA heritage town.

In 1917, Quorn became the crossroads of any north–south (on the Central Australian Railway to Oodnadatta) or east–west travel in Australia, when the Trans-Australia Railway was completed between Port Augusta and Kalgoorlie. This made Quorn an important town, given that any person travelling east-west or north-south in Australia would need to pass through Quorn. As a result, many fine buildings were built as the town expanded.

Quorn was a vital service point for trains heading north to Alice Springs and carried over 1,000,000 troops heading to Darwin and on to Papua New Guinea.

In 1973, a group of railway enthusiasts assembled with the desire to preserve the unique bridges and stone work built in the previous century that formed the railway through the Pichi Richi Pass between Quorn and Stirling North. Thus the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society Inc was formed. Although the intention was to just preserve the railway through the Pichi Richi Pass, they later acquired operable railway rolling stock and locomotives and today provide a tourist railway service through the Pichi Richi Pass to from Quorn to Port Augusta. The Quorn Railway Museum gives a great insight into that rich railway history.

Many a film has been made in the area

The Quorn Hotels are all century plus pubs that still give that air of the everlasting era.

The Quorn War Memorial is the centre of the town.

The Catholic and Anglican Churches are the old originals. The United likewise is over 100 years old.

Quorn is the sort of place an overnighter could be a consideration.

Heritage diary

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course