Unearth Remarkable South Australia

Perth to Adelaide

8 Days7 Nights

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 3 days/2 nights aboard the Indian Pacific, Perth to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Kalgoorlie, Rawlinna and Cook
  • Transfer from Adelaide Parklands Rail Terminal to hotel
  • 4 nights accommodation in Adelaide including breakfast daily
  • 2 days/1 night Kangaroo Island in Style including flights to and from the Island, accommodation and personalised touring
  • 1 day McLaren Vale Winery Experience tour
  • 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners

Day 1

BOARD THE INDIAN PACIFIC IN PERTH, KALGOORLIE

After leaving the East Perth Rail Terminal behind mid-morning, journey though the super-scenic Avon Valley over lunch. Further west, enjoy a three-course dinner then disembark for an evening experience in the outback gold-mining town of Kalgoorlie. Travelling prospector Paddy Hannan struck it rich here 1893, sparking the greatest gold rush in Australian history. Visit Hannan’s North Tourist Mine and the amazing Super Pit, where Kalgoorlie’s gold rush continues today. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Indian Pacific (L,D)

Day 2

INDIAN PACIFIC, NULLARBOR PLAIN

After travelling through the night, watch the sunrise over tiny Rawlinna, a remote outpost bordering the largest sheep station in the southern hemisphere. Across the border in South Australia take a wander around Cook, a slightly eerie ghost town that’s home to a thriving population of four. Cook was once a busy railway hub with a bush hospital and more than 50 resident railway workers. Your train ride continues into the night, across the mighty Nullarbor Plain. (B,L,D)

Day 3

INDIAN PACIFIC, ADELAIDE

Rich ochre sands make way for forests and farmlands as you arrive into Adelaide – a true foodie city and the hub of the world-beating South Australian wine industry. Transfer to your hotel then explore the city at your leisure. Not far away, take a wander through the food-filled aisles of Adelaide Central Market, with Chinatown’s flavour-packed food courts and alleyways right next door. In the North Terrace cultural precinct, visit the South Australian Museum and take a tour through the hushed spaces of the Art Gallery of South Australia. Cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants abound. OVERNIGHT: 1 night Hilton Adelaide

Day 4

KANGAROO ISLAND

Make your way to Adelaide Airport for the short flight to Kangaroo Island. On arrival, meet your guide for an introduction to the laidback Kangaroo Island lifestyle: a cuppa with some homemade cakes, and a country stroll through tall eucalyptus trees with koalas snoozing overhead. Travel through rich farming country to the island’s north coast for a guided walk through Lathami Conservation Park. Your delicious bush lunch features King George whiting (local sea fish) and fine South Australian wines. At Seal Bay Conservation Park, get an up-close look at some Australian sea lions on a
beautiful sandy beach. The remainder of the afternoon is spent exploring the island’s southeast, with destinations and experiences chosen to reflect seasonal opportunities. OVERNIGHT: 1 night Stranraer Homestead (B,L,D)

Day 5

KANGAROO ISLAND

On your second day on Kangaroo Island, explore the highlights and lesser-known backtracks of Flinders Chase National Park – a 326-sq-km wilderness on the island’s western flank. Within the national park, drive through dramatic dunec ountry to Cape du Couedic, where New Zealand fur seals frolic in the surf under impressive Admirals Arch. The Remarkable Rocks are nearby – huge natural granite sculptures carved by relentless wind, rain and Southern Ocean salt. Local wines and produce feature in your bush-picnic  lunch. Travel back to Kingscote Airport where your island tour concludes. After touching down back in Adelaide, make your own way back to your hotel. OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Hilton Adelaide (B,L)

Day 6

LEISURE DAY, ADELAIDE

Today is yours to experience Adelaide at your own pace – perhaps some shopping in the historic arcades around Rundle Mall, a walk across the Torrens River to see the famous Adelaide Oval, or a tram ride to seaside Glenelg for a stroll along the jetty and some fish-and-chips on the sand. (B)

Day 7

MCLAREN VALE WINE REGION

Depart the city and take the coastal route to the Fleurieu Peninsula. Pristine beaches and vistas of the glistening Gulf St Vincent herald your arrival in the McLaren Vale Wine Region. Moving through rolling vineyards, visit up to five beautiful wineries in the Vale – each one steeped in history, with friendly, knowledgeable staff to guide you through your wine tasting experiences. Best known for shiraz, McLaren Vale also excels with grenache, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay, as well as Spanish and Italian varieties such as fiano, vermentino, tempranillo, mouvèdre and sangiovese. (B,L)

Day 8

FAREWELL

Check out of your hotel after breakfast: one last chance to explore Adelaide before your journey home. (B)

Alternative

Alternative Departure:

Adelaide to Perth (URAPTEPT)

Fares

Total Package Per Person Twin Share

Prices valid from 01 April 2019 - 31 March 2020

Package price*  
 Low Season Shoulder SeasonHigh Season
Platinum Service Everyday $5,409 pp $6,039 pp $6,099 pp
Gold Service Everyday $4,309 pp $4,659 pp $4,759 pp
Gold Service Advance Purchase $3,949 pp $4,229 pp $4,529 pp


*Prices based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Advance Purchase and Pension Saver fares are subject to availability, please see our Terms and Conditions page for booking conditions.

 

 

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Booking Code: UREPTAPT

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