Welcome to Adelaide, the gateway to South Australia’s famous wine regions. On arrival, collect your hire car and enjoy the day exploring.
OVERNIGHT: Hilton Adelaide
Take the easy 70 kilometre drive north-east of Adelaide into the heart of the famous Barossa Valley.
Along the way, stop at the intriguing Whispering Wall. Constructed at the turn of the 20th century, this huge dam wall is an engineering marvel but known more for its unusual acoustic properties — whisper and your voice will travel 100 metres.
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Barossa Dreams (B)
It’s time to enjoy the beautiful Barossa. With 150 wineries and 80 cellar doors, you will be spoilt for choice. It’s here some of the greatest names in winemaking have made their mark internationally: Penfolds, Jacob’s Creek, Henschke, Wolf Blass and Seppeltsfield to name a few. (B)
Explore more of the stunning Barossa and its paddock-to-plate dining before returning to your Adelaide accommodation.
OVERNIGHT: Hilton Adelaide (B)
After breakfast, check out of your accommodation and explore Adelaide before returning your hire car. (B)
The Blue Mountains track is currently closed due to a landslide, resulting in a diversion to Sydney and regrettably no Blue Mountains excursion until March 2 for east-bound Indian Pacific guests.