Holidays to South Australia by train 2018/2019 - Photo
Tours to Kangaroo Island - Photo
Kangaroo Island Tours - Photo
Escorted tours to Kangaroo Island - Photo


Day 1: Sunday – Indian Pacific, Perth

A leisurely mid-morning departure from Perth aboard the Indian Pacific is soon followed by a regionally inspired lunch with views of the beautiful patchwork hills of the Avon Valley. The soft, green rolling hills slowly give way to the harsher, but every bit as striking, desert plains. Enjoy a pre dinner drink and socialising with fellow guests in anticipation of your late-night arrival into the landmark township of Kalgoorlie, where you can experience an Off Train Excursion. Relax in the comfort of your cabin and drift off to sleep. (L,D)

Day 2: Monday – Indian Pacific, Nullarbor Plain

Arrive refreshed and eager for a superb sunrise on the Nullarbor. Later that day, alight the train and experience the extraordinary and ever so slightly eerie ghost town of Cook. Watch the passing parade of ever-changing landscape over dinner and share stories with old friends and new in the lounge. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Tuesday – Indian Pacific, Adelaide

Wake to a dramatic change of scenery as the train approaches the food and wine capital of Adelaide. Transfer to your accommodation. The afternoon is yours to familiarise yourself with this beautiful city. Visit Rundle Mall for a spot of shopping or take the tram to the seaside suburb of Glenelg.

Day 4: Wednesday – Kangaroo Island

Fly from Adelaide Airport to Kingscote Airport where you will be met by your guide and your Kangaroo Island experience begins. Get an introduction to Island life. Have a cuppa with some home-made cakes before taking a walk down a country track through tall eucalyptus trees where koalas snooze overhead. Travel through some of the Island’s best farming country to the north coast. At Lathami Conservation Park walk quietly through the bush with your guide. Break for lunch and enjoy a delicious meal featuring King George whiting (local sea fish) and fine South Australian wines at a private bush location. At Seal Bay Conservation Park walk among Australian sea lions on a beautiful sandy beach. The remainder of the afternoon is spent exploring more of the south-east region of the Island with destinations and experiences chosen to reflect seasonal opportunities. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Thursday – Kangaroo Island

Today explore some of Kangaroo Island’s highlights and lesser known backtracks of Flinders Chase National Park – a wilderness covering nearly 200,000 acres, home to a wide array of wildlife. The drive down to Cape du Couedic takes in dramatic dune country with a complex fire history and an interesting range of vegetation. At Cape du Couedic observe a colony of fur seals at rest on the rocks or frolicking in the surf under Admirals Arch. Next stop Remarkable Rocks – huge natural granite sculptures that have been carved by relentless winds, rain and salt from the Southern Ocean. Local wines and produce are a feature of your picnic lunch, which can be enjoyed out in the bush before exploring more of the Island. Your tour concludes at Kingscote Airport for your return flight to Adelaide. (B,L)

Day 6: Friday – Adelaide Central Market

The Adelaide Central Market Discovery Tour takes you on a sensory, interactive gourmet experience, giving you an opportunity to eat delicious tastings that represent the premium food grown and produced in South Australia. Tours are designed by one of South Australia’s noted food experts, Mark Gleeson. With over 30 years’ experience in the food tourism and hospitality industries, Gleeson’s knowledge of South Australia’s finest produce market is second to none. Meet some locals, enjoy their hospitality and discover the true South Australia. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Day 7: Saturday – McLaren Vale

Depart the city and take the coastal route to the Fleurieu Peninsula. The beautiful mid-south coast, with its glistening vistas of Gulf St Vincent and pristine beaches, greets you on your arrival in McLaren Vale wine region. Pass through rolling vineyards to visit up to five beautiful wineries in the Vale. Each one is steeped in history, with friendly, knowledgeable staff happy to guide you through each wine tasting experience. Best known for Shiraz, the region excels with Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, as well as Spanish and Italian varieties such as Fiano, Vermentino, Tempranillo, Mouvedre, Nero d’Avola and Sangiovese. (B,L)

Day 8: Sunday – Adelaide

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast, or why not stay a little longer and explore all that South Australia has to offer. (B)

Alternative Departure:Adelaide to Perth

dates & pricing

Package Price Low Season Shoulder Season High Season
Gold Service Advance Purchase $3329 $3619 $3879
Gold Service Everyday $3669 $4039 $4099
Platinum Service Everyday $4769 $5379 $5439
  • Prices based on twin share.
  • Single supplements apply for single travellers.
  • Advance Purchase are subject to availability
  • Prices valid from 01 April 2018 – 31 March 2019 (this tour package not available after 31st March 2019)

Highlights & inclusions

  • 3 days/2 nights aboard the Indian Pacific, Perth to Adelaide (or v.v.), in Gold Service including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Kalgoorlie, Rawlinna and Cook
  • Transfer from Adelaide Parklands Terminal to Hotel (or v.v.)
  • 4 nights accommodation in Adelaide including breakfast daily
  • 2 days/1 night Kangaroo Island in Style including flights to and from the Island, accommodation, 4 meals, personalised touring with a range of wildlife experiences at Lathami Conservation Park, Seal Bay Conservation Park, Flinders Chase National Park and Kelly Hill Conservation Park
  • 90 minute Adelaide Central Market Tour with expert guides including local produce tastings
  • 1 day McLaren Vale Winery Experience including cellar door wine tastings, lunch and touring

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