Best of South Australia (departing Perth)

Explore some of the best locations that South Australia has to offer, on this 9 day/8 night adventure. Board the Indian Pacific in Perth and head east to Adelaide where you’ll spend 2 days exploring the breathtaking landscapes of Kangaroo Island. An additional 3 nights cruising along the mighty Murray River aboard the PS Murray Princess paddlewheeler will make this trip one you’ll want to tell everyone about!

Departs 

Sunday

Itinerary

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 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 train 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.

Arrive into Adelaide in the morning and make your way to your accommodation. As check in is not until later, you can drop your bags off and wander over to the famous Central Markets to explore the many food delights on offer there. Visit Chinatown for lunch, or discover one of the many restaurants found on Gouger Street, offering a great range of cuisines from Asian banquets to Argentinian barbecues.

Overnight: Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

Early this morning you will be head to Cape Jervis to board the ferry to Kangaroo Island. Visit Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided beach walk amongst a colony of wild Australian sea lions, before heading to lunch at Vivonne Bay Bistro. In the afternoon head to Flinders Chase National Park to see the iconic Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, and finish at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park where you will see kangaroos and koalas up close. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your accommodation in Kingscote.

Overnight: Aurora Ozone Hotel

This morning visit Raptor Domain for the fascinating and educational In-flight Birds of Prey display, before continuing on the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, where you will learn all about the oil extraction process, plus enjoy a delicious lunch. Finish the day at False Cape Wines Cellar Door, where you will enjoy a structured wine tasting before free time in Penneshaw to buy some dinner (own cost), and return to Adelaide on the ferry and coach.

Overnight: Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

Around lunch time you will travel from your hotel to Mannum to meet the PS Murray Princess paddlewheeler. Settle into your cabin before enjoying a delicious dinner as you cruise down the mighty Murray River to your overnight mooring point at Mundurra.

Overnight: PS Murray Princess, 3 nights

After a hearty breakfast, the Murray Princess will dock at Murray Bridge. Take a guided walk through the old Roundhouse, a significant historical building that served as a school, post office, church and council chambers in the early development of the town. Or go on a wildlife tour to Monarto Zoo, one of the largest open-range zoos in the world! Return to the Murray Princess in time for lunch and continue your journey upriver. After dinner you'll be entertained by the talented crew, before settling into your comfortable cabin for a restful evening.

All ashore for a guided nature walk, to learn the secrets of the local flora and fauna. Then near Piggy Flat, you will join your 'Dragon Fly' flat bottomed discovery vessel for a wildlife tour, exploring the maze of the river and seeing the amazing birdlife up close. This evening join your fellow passengers for a delicious final night dinner and enjoy the evening entertainment.

Cruise back to Mannum, and after breakfast you will disembark and then head to Adelaide Airport for your flight back to Perth.

Inclusions

  • Gold Service on the Indian Pacific, Perth to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages and off train excursions in Kalgoorlie, Rawlinna and Cook
  • 2 nights accommodation in Adelaide at Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
  • 2 day Kangaroo Island tour, including return ferry transfers, touring and overnight accommodation
  • 3 night Discovery Cruise aboard PS Murray Princess in an Outside Cabin
  • Coach transfer from Mannum to Adelaide Airport
  • Air travel, Adelaide to Perth
  • Meals as stated – 6 x breakfast (B) / 6 x lunch (L) / 5 x dinner (D)

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 $620pp. 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. Read our latest COVID Safe practices and policies.

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