Adelaide Rail Escape (departing Melbourne)
Take a 6 day/5 night escape from Melbourne, and experience the magic of the Indian Pacific with a rail holiday to Adelaide. Visit the famous Barossa wine region, and spend a day exploring the stunning landscapes of Kangaroo Island, internationally celebrated for its pristine wilderness and wildlife.
- Air travel, Melbourne to Sydney
- Gold Service on the Indian Pacific, Sydney to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages and an off train excursion in Broken Hill
- 4 nights accommodation in Adelaide at Majestic Roof Garden Hotel or similar
- Full day Barossa Food & Wine Experience
- Full day Kangaroo Island Experience
- Air travel, Adelaide to Melbourne
- Meals as stated – 5 x breakfast (B) / 3 x lunch (L) / 1 x dinner (D)
Day 1 - Melbourne to Sydney to Adelaide (D)
This morning fly to Sydney and make your way to Central Station to board the Indian Pacific. Settle into your comfortable Gold Service cabin, and enjoy the meals, beverages and facilities available to you.
Overnight: Indian Pacific
Day 2 - Arrive Adelaide (B, L)
This morning you may like to enjoy an off train excursion in Broken Hill. Visit renowned artist Pro Hart’s gallery, learn how he created his masterpieces and see a wide selection of his signature paintings. Or head to the Miner’s Memorial, a unique structure that sits high above Broken Hill offering amazing views of the township. At the end of your tour, return to the Indian Pacific and continue your journey to Adelaide.
Overnight: Majestic Roof Garden Hotel or similar, 4 nights
Day 3 - Free day in Adelaide (B)
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. 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.
Day 4 - Adelaide to Kangaroo Island (B, L)
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!
Day 5 - Barossa Food and Wine Experience (B, L)
Sample some of the Barossa's finest wines and gourmet food that makes this wine region so special. Along with premium wine tastings and a gourmet two-course lunch, you will also visit the farm shop of Australia's much loved cook, Maggie Beer. You'll get to sample some of her range of celebrated food products, before heading off to the final stop of the day at the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company where you will taste homemade chocolates paired with wine.
Day 6 - Adelaide to Melbourne (B)
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 & Conditions: Prices are per person, correct at time of printing and valid from 01 April 2021 - 31 March 2022. Single Supplement is an additional $300pp. 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.