[ July 21, 2022 to July 24, 2022. ]
Family Fun Fair at the National Railway Museum
The National Railway Museum’s annual school holiday event is back from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 July 2022 (inclusive).
There will be Redhen railcars running and the miniature trains Bub (blue train) and Bill (green train).
Entertainment for the kids will include Cool 4 Kids, Carnival Barrel Organ and Dig A Dino.
[ July 21, 2022 to July 24, 2022. ]
[ June 11, 2022 to June 13, 2022. ]
2022 Adelaide Model Railway Exhibition – June Long Weekend
Enter a miniature world of model railways and see the exquisite detail on display at the Adelaide Model Railway Show.
The annual Model Railway Show is back for 2022 over the June long weekend. Displays and traders from all over Adelaide will get together for one weekend to […]
[ May 22, 2022; ]
A family-friendly open day at Mount Barker Railway Station, featuring heritage railcar return trips to Bugle Ranges.
For one day, the Mt Barker Rail Festival will be hosted by SteamRanger at the Mt Barker railway station. The festival gives visitors the opportunity to ride on trains between Mt Barker and Philcox Hill, take a tour of […]
SteamRanger Train Journey – The Southern Encounter
SteamRanger Heritage Railway operates a number of different heritage steam and diesel hauled tourist trains between Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills, up over the crest of the southern Mt Lofty Ranges, down to Strathalbyn and on through the coastal holiday towns of Goolwa and Port Elliot to the […]
[ April 24, 2022; ]
Bub’s Birthday Celebrations
Celebrate Bub, the National Railway Museum’s little blue steam engine’s birthday on Sunday 24 April 2022.
The family friendly day will include train rides and lots of entertainment including Cool 4 Kids song and dance, Carnival Barrel Organ and a CFS Fire Tender Display. Children under 8 years old will also receive a free […]
Take a steam train ride by the seaside at Semaphore.
The Semaphore Steam Train, operated by volunteers from the National Railway Museum will be running every Sunday and daily throughout the April School Holidays (apart from Tuesdays and Thursdays), until the season ends on Sunday 1 May.
The trains leave from the Semaphore Jetty from 11am to […]
Name The National Large Air Tanker Competition
Australian years 5 through to year 8 students from schools in regional and rural areas have the opportunity to submit entries to name the National Large Air Tanker.
On 23 December, 2021, the Australian Government welcomed the first ever National Sovereign Large Air Tanker and Emergency Management Australia, together with […]
[ December 27, 2021 to December 31, 2021. January 1, 2022 to January 2, 2022. ]
Summer Cockle Trains – Goolwa – Port Elliot – Victor Harbor
The summer Cockle Train season will start from Monday 27 December with 6 trains running daily until 2 January, when they will then continue to operate their usual 3 train schedule for the remainder of the holidays.
The Cockle Train travels between Goolwa and Victor Harbor along the […]
[ November 12, 2021 to November 13, 2021. ]
Adelaide Auto Expo at the Adelaide Showground
This year’s Adelaide Auto Expo will go from Friday night 12 November 2021 until Saturday 13 November 2021.
The expo features the coolest Hot Rods, Street Machines, Supercars, Race Cars and motorcycles. There will be plenty of traders offering show specials.
Plus there will be a bouncy castle and RC drift […]
[ February 12, 2022; ]
Monster Truck Rumble 2022
Monster Truck Rumble is returning to the Adelaide Showground in 2022, bigger and better than ever before. Save the date for Saturday 12 February 2022.
The action-packed event keeps fans on the edge of their seats from start to finish, featuring the larger than life four-wheeled giants, plus additional mayhem motorsport support acts […]
[ November 25, 2021 to November 28, 2021. ]
Shannons Adelaide Rally
The Shannons Adelaide Rally is the only event of its type where the best tarmac drivers in the country come to battle for cash prizes and silverware.
New for 2021, the Shannons Adelaide Rally features dedicated spectator zones on each day of the event, including the new Wairoa Special Stage on Saturday afternoon, which […]
[ October 8, 2021; ]
Trucks on Tour 2021
Get up close with your favourite council and emergency services vehicles during the October school holidays.
Following an overwhelming attendance at the 2019 event ‘Touch A Truck’, and with the cancellation of the 2020 event due to COVID-19, the City of Onkaparinga is excited to bring back this FREE community event for children […]
[ September 11, 2021 to September 12, 2021. September 19, 2021; September 25, 2021; October 9, 2021 to October 10, 2021. ]
National Railway Museum Event Program for Spring
The National Railway Museum is hosting a series of fun family events during September and October including the Adelaide Steampunk Festival, Adventures with Bob the Railway Dog and the Heritage Transport Expo. The Semaphore Railway Train will also be running throughout the school holidays.
Adelaide Steampunk Festival | Saturday 11 […]
[ October 30, 2021; ]
All Aboard SteamRanger’s Ghost Train Movie Night
Travel the rickety rails from Mt Barker Railway Station to Strathalbyn for a night of frights and entertainment. This family friendly movie night will be sure to get you into the Halloween spirit.
Departing 4:15pm Saturday 30 October, your journey will take you from Mt Barker to Strathalbyn and back. […]
Cash Converters Supercars Eseries
The Eseries will take place on the iRacing platform, running over six weekly rounds, broadcast live every Wednesday from 25 August through to 29 September 2021.
The new-look Cash Converters Eseries will offer fans the perfect mix of Supercars main game drivers and elite sim racers.
The hybrid framework model will consist of two […]
[ September 26, 2021; ]
Bay to Birdwood 2021
The Bay to Birdwood is the largest, continually held motoring event for veteran, vintage and classic vehicles held anywhere in the world.
Each year the Bay to Birdwood follows the traditional route via Greenhill Road from Anzac Highway, which provides smooth passage for vehicles as well as a scenic route through the […]
[ July 15, 2021 to July 18, 2021. ]
National Railway Museum’s Annual Family Fun Fair
This annual event will be be great family fun with all trains running all day, every day; full size black steam engine Peronne, those Adelaide great suburban Redhen railcars, and the very popular small steam engines blue Bub and green Bill! All train rides on the three trains are […]
[ August 22, 2021; 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. ]
Make your own Drainpipe Dragsters at Dock 2, Port Adelaide
Construct your own small battery-or-solar powered car (kits supplied), and compete against others on the multi-lane drainpipe drag-strip at Shed 13.
Trim your car for optimum performance, aligning axles and lubricating wheel bearings. Initial heats will be held in the large Shed 13 using battery power, and […]
[ May 15, 2021 to May 16, 2021. ]
National Railway Museum History Festival
Celebrate the annual SA History Festival – Behind Closed Doors.
There will be drivers experiences on steam locomotive Peronne and Bluebird railcar Kestrel, various carriages (not usually open) ready for tours. Plus, the 1940s Cafe car will be open, as well as Dave’s catering van.
Various carriages and areas, not usually accessible to […]
[ April 11, 2021; ]
2021 Barossa Airshow
A fun filled family day of non-stop action in the air, and on the ground, set in the beautiful Barossa Valley.
The Barossa Airshow is a day packed with aerial action, entertainment and family fun. It first took to the skies in 1998 and has been held every two years until 2017. The Rotary Club […]
[ March 21, 2021; April 18, 2021; ]
Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum Open Days
The Tea Tree Gully Museum is holding open days in March and April with each day featuring a different theme.
At each event you can explore four display pavilions – blacksmith, police cell, laundry and garden. There will be a sausage sizzle and Devonshire Tea will be available. The […]
[ May 7, 2021 to May 9, 2021. ]
OTR Supersprint at The Bend Motorsport Park
In 2021 Supercars returns to South Australia’s The Bend for their 5th event, from 7-9 May for the Repco Supercars Championship Round 4.
The Repco Supercars Championship is the premier motorsport category in Australasia and one of Australia’s biggest sports. Globally, it is recognised as the best touring car category in […]
[ April 18, 2021; ]
McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic
The McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic is a great family day celebration of vintage and classic motoring.
There will be a fantastic mix of food, wine, music and the arts together with the energy and passion of motoring enthusiasts. The event offers visitors exquisite tastes of the McLaren Vale region’s world-class wines, […]
Holden Heroes: A Retrospective 1948 to 2017 Exhibition
The History Trust of South Australia’s National Motor Museum is proud to present some of Holden’s finest and most important machines, never before seen under one roof.
Holden Heroes: A Retrospective 1948 to 2017 is a showcase of 18 of the most special vehicles from Holden’s Heritage Collection on display at […]
[ January 24, 2021; February 14, 2021; February 28, 2021; March 14, 2021; March 28, 2021; April 11, 2021; April 25, 2021; May 9, 2021; May 23, 2021; June 13, 2021; June 27, 2021; ]
Morphett Vale Railway Miniature Ride on Trains Review
Set amongst the leafy natural bush landscape in Morphett Vale, south of Adelaide, is the MV Rail organisation who run train rides for countless families on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.
They have needed to make some changes since the pandemic to the way they operate to ensure they […]
[ February 12, 2021 to February 13, 2021. ]
Monster Truck Rumble is returning to the Adelaide Showground in 2021
Monster Truck Rumble will be returning in 2021 over two nights – Friday 12 & Saturday 13 February to ensure that loyal fans do not miss out this summer.
The action-packed 2021 events will keep fans on the edge of their seats from start to finish, […]
Semaphore Steam Train – fun family train ride from Semaphore to Fort Glanville and back.
The Semaphore to Fort Glanville Tourist Railway is an enjoyable 30 minute, four kilometre return journey travelling along the picturesque sand dunes in open carriages pulled along behind a steam engine.
Operated by the National Railway Museum, the 2km long 457 mm gauge […]
[ November 20, 2020 to November 21, 2020. ]
Adelaide Auto Expo
The 2020 Adelaide Auto Expo will be held at the Showground Event & Exhibition Centre in Jubilee Pavilion at the Adelaide Showground.
The event will run from Friday 20 November 2020 from 5pm to 9pm and then Saturday 21 November 2020 from 10am to 8pm. Tickets are available at the gate with adults for […]
[ October 31, 2020; ]
Halloween at SASMEE Park
This year, Halloween will be run a little differently at SASMEE Park, with two separate events planned for 31 October. If you want your trains a bit less freaky, more friendly, visit at 1:30pm for the afternoon run. If you’d prefer to experience the ghosts and goblins in the dark, they will […]
[ October 10, 2020 to October 11, 2020. ]
Heritage Transport Expo at the National Railway Museum
The Heritage Transport Expo will take place over the weekend of Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 October 2020.
Visitors can enjoy short trips around the Port on buses formerly used around metropolitan Adelaide. There will also be historic motor vehicles displayed by members of the SA Police Historic Vehicles […]
The Pichi Richi Railway is a wonderful family experience in South Australia’s beautiful Southern Flinders Ranges.
by Katrina Gogel
If you have a train fan in the family and are looking for a South Aussie adventure, we highly recommend experiencing a ride on the Pichi Richi Railway.
The Pichi Richi railway is located in the small outback town […]
[ August 30, 2020; September 27, 2020; October 10, 2020; October 25, 2020; November 14, 2020; November 29, 2020; December 12, 2020; January 9, 2021; January 24, 2021; February 13, 2021; February 28, 2021; March 13, 2021; March 28, 2021; April 25, 2021; May 23, 2021; June 27, 2021; ]
Penfield Park Railway Open Days & Twilight Rides
Penfield Park Railway holds open days on the last Sunday of each month, January to November. Also, on the second Saturday during October to March, they hold a twilight open day from 6pm until 9pm.
Open days at Penfield Park Railway have restarted from Sunday 30 August 2020. SA Health […]
[ September 27, 2020; ]
Bay to Birdwood 2020
The Bay to Birdwood is the largest, continually held motoring event for veteran, vintage and classic vehicles held anywhere in the world. The 2020 Bay to Birdwood will take place as planned on Sunday 27 September 2020, however, this year, the event will be livestreamed.
THE PARADE OF HISTORIC MOTORING
The event will […]
[ August 22, 2020 to August 30, 2020. ]
Port Adelaide Plaza – N Scale Model Trains Display
The South Australian N Gauge Society (SANGS) is a model railroading club that builds and displays model railroad layouts and they will be visiting Port Adelaide Plaza from Saturday 22 – Sunday 30 August.
See a range of N scale (1:160) model trains on display – spot the […]
[ September 12, 2020; 11:00 pm; ]
Adelaide Steampunk Festival at the National Railway Museum
Step back in time to a world of steam-powered wonders and clockwork enchantments and celebrate the 100th anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s visit to Adelaide at the 2020 Adelaide Steampunk Festival.
In simple terms, steampunk is a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting which typically […]
SASMEE Park Miniature Train Rides at Millswood
The South Australian Society of Model & Experimental Engineers (SASMEE) run miniature train rides in Adelaide at Millswood twice a month throughout the year.
Until further notice, the wearing of masks is mandatory for all persons over 12 years of age at SASMEE Park and in the entrance queue. Restricted […]
Ride the Historic Cockle Train between Victor Harbor and Goolwa.
With the easing of Stage 2 restrictions, limited Cockle Train services recommenced on the June long weekend, and will again run on the last two Sundays in June, plus the first Sunday in July. Trains will have a maximum capacity of 140 passengers, and there are […]
The National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide will reopen in time for the June Long Weekend.
The National Railway Museum will reopen from 10am on Saturday 6 June, and will continue to open every day thereafter between 10am and 4.30pm.
Update 23 June 2020 – The museum can now have 300 visitors onsite. The Fluck Pavilion is […]
The Historic Cockle Train Returns to the Rails for the June Long Weekend between Victor Harbor and Goolwa.
The historic Cockle Train will return to the rails for the June 2020 long weekend, following the relaxation of Stage 2 Covid-19 Restrictions. Three diesel-hauled trains will operate daily between Goolwa and Victor Harbor from Saturday 6 June to […]
Watch your favourite Supercars stars face off in the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries
While there’ll be no Supercars Championship action until June 2020, the full cast of Supercars stars will still be racing.
The BP Supercars All Stars Eseries will take place via the iRacing computer simulation platform, running over approximately 10 rounds from 8 April […]