Hahndorf is classified as Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement and has a unique ‘village feel’ about it. The Main Street is lined with eateries, souvenir and gift shops, clothing and leather goods, craft outlets and galleries. Leaving Adelaide by coach you will reach your destination in 40 minutes, while enjoying driver commentary along the way. Your first stop will be at Beerenberg Family Farm. Proudly owned by the Paech family for over 100 years, the farm is now run by the sixth generation. You may have enjoyed some of Beerenberg’s delicious jams during your journey onboard from Sydney already. Here you will be given the opportunity to sample some of their other produce and hear about the family’s history. Following Beerenberg, you are given the opportunity to select from two tours. An Introduction to Cheese at Udder Delights or a decadent chocolate experience at Chocolate @ No.5 (book your preference with your hospitality attendant onboard).
At Udder Delights you will learn about the cheese making process with your dedicated host and enjoy tasting different styles of cheese accompanied with local Apple or Pear Adelaide Hills Cider. While at Chocolate @ No.5 you will be immersed in a chocolate experience and learn about the world of artisan chocolate making. With two wonderful experiences on offer, your hardest decision for the day will be selecting to go for the savory or sweet option.
After enjoying your chosen gastronomical delight, stroll down the road to The Haus - a German restaurant showcasing the best in local produce. Here you will be entertained as you enjoy a German inspired Bavarian dinner before returning to the Indian Pacific for your journey onwards through the night.
Recommended Fitness Level: MODERATE – coach tour with short walks required.
Platinum and Gold Service guests
Included in your fare