Heritage Rail Trail – Silver to Sea Way

The Heritage Rail Trail offers an outback journey like no other. You’ll follow the remains of the Broken Hill to Port Pirie railway line – a relic of the steam age, a 400km piece of history that descends from the red dusts of NSW, through Peterborough to the simmering gulf waters of South Australia. The little line was only 3’6” wide but it overcame droughts, floods, locust plagues, derailments and political ill-will to become one of the busiest stretches of railway in the world. It helped to transform South Australia from an agricultural outpost to an industrial economy.