Adelaide Rail Escape (departing Perth)
Take a 7 day/6 night escape from Perth, and experience the magic of the Indian Pacific with a rail holiday to Adelaide. Visit the famous McLaren Vale wine region, and spend a day exploring the stunning landscapes of Kangaroo Island, internationally celebrated for its pristine wilderness and wildlife.
This morning make your way to East Perth Station to board the Indian Pacific. Settle into your Gold Service cabin, and enjoy the meals, beverages and facilities available to you. Later this evening after dinner, you will arrive in Kalgoorlie where you can join your off train excursion to the Hannan’s North Tourist Mine. Learn about the Golden Mile and the thriving days of the gold rush period. Have your photo taken next to a huge dump truck, and see the oversized ‘Super Pit’, the world’s largest single open cut mining operation which still continues to recover precious metal. At the end of the tour, return to the Indian Pacific to continue your overnight journey.
Overnight: Indian Pacific, 2 nights
Early this morning the Indian Pacific will stop at a siding in Rawlinna, where you can disembark to watch the sunrise followed by a delicious breakfast. Continue your journey across the longest straight stretch of railway in the world, and stop at Cook, once a thriving railway town but now considered a ghost town. Spend the afternoon in your cabin watching the world go by, or head to the lounge car to make new friends and listen to the live entertainer.
Early this morning arrive into Adelaide, and make your way to your accommodation. As check in is not until later in the day, drop your bags off and wander over to the famous Central Markets to explore the many food delights on offer. This afternoon, catch the tram down the Glenelg, a popular seaside suburb with a great selection of boutiques, cafes and restaurants.
Overnight: Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, 4 nights
Today you will spend the day immersing yourself in the pristine wilderness and nature of Kangaroo Island, where you will experience the island’s most popular attractions. Highlights include a:
- walk amongst a wild seal lion colony at Seal Bay
- delicious two course lunch
- visit Flinders Chase National Park and its iconic Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.
It is a full day of touring, but to see this many sights in one day is definitely worth it!
Travel to South Australia’s famous McLaren Vale region for a food and wine experience. Spend time at the stylish Beresford Pavillion, where you can choose from a beer, gin or wine tasting. Finish the day with a guided tour and structured wine tasting at Wirra Wirra Vineyards. Enjoy a guided tour and tastings plus a delicious lunch at the iconic d’Arenberg Cube.
Today is a free day to explore the city of Adelaide. Discover Adelaide's cultural boulevard, North Terrace, and visit the Adelaide Museum or Art Gallery. Or take the tram down to Glenelg, one of Adelaide's most popular seaside suburbs, and wander through the shops on Jetty Road, and enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants on the Marina.
Join a guided tour of the historic Adelaide Oval, and visit a number of areas that are usually not accessible to the general public, including the 100 year old heritage-listed scoreboard. Gain an insight into match-day preparations and hear captivating stories about the oval's history and the sporting greats who have competed there.
This evening there are a range of popular restaurants for dinner along Rundle Street, just a short walk from your hotel. Choose from a classic pub meal, to Thai, Indian or Italian cuisines.
Today depart Adelaide at a time suitable to you, or you may like to extend your stay and explore Australia’s largest and iconic river, the Murray River.
Terms and Conditions
Prices are per person, correct at time of printing and valid from 01 April 2021 - 31 March 2022. Single Supplement is an additional $190pp. All components are subject to availability and may change at any time. A non-refundable deposit of $1000pp is required when booking and the balance is due 70 days prior to departure. Any amendments will incur an additional cost, and strict cancellation fees apply – travel insurance is highly recommended for an additional cost.