Adelaide has long been a magnet for foodies – the capital is your starting point for a gourmet holiday to remember, taking you through South Australia’s world-famous wine regions. Savour the sights of this flavour-filled state then step aboard the Indian Pacific to Sydney, visiting Broken Hill and the beautiful Blue Mountains on the way, for an indulgent journey of the senses.
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It has been called the ‘foodie capital’ of Australia, and today you will find out why. Start your food adventure in the buzzy city of Adelaide, with paddock to plate dining, premium wine and local craft beer, plus an array of attractions on your doorstep. Check in to your accommodation and explore.
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Mayfair Hotel
There is a lot to do in Adelaide, and today is yours to spend at your leisure. Take in the sights, visit one of many museums and galleries, or hop on a tram to the seaside suburb of Glenelg for lunch and boutique shopping. (B)
Your private three-day tour of Australia’s iconic wine regions begins today, starting with beautiful McLaren Vale. Located 40 kilometres south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is home to sustainable winegrowing, world class wines and fresh local produce – not to mention its pristine natural beauty. Here you will enjoy private tastings at Wirra Wirra, Darenburge, and Corliole, before winding your way up to the scenic Adelaide Hills to Longview Winery.
OVERNIGHT: Mt Lofty House (B)
Your wine tasting experience continues in the Adelaide Hills. With its cooler climate, you will experience the region’s crisp white wines along with lighter reds at some of the best wineries including Hahndorf Hill and Shaw & Smith. This afternoon you will make your way to the Barossa Valley and your overnight accommodation.
OVERNIGHT: Novotel Barossa Valley Resort (B)
The Barossa Valley is a very special place – with renowned produce, local foodie culture, and renowned winemakers to choose from, you will be spoiled for choice. The Barossa is home to an amazing array of wineries, such as Rockfords, St Halletts, Murray Street Vineyards, Langmeil and Peter Lehmann Wines to name just a few. You will enjoy private tastings and a few surprises along the way. Return to Adelaide late afternoon.
OVERNIGHT: Mayfair Hotell (B)
Once you’ve checked out of your accommodation this morning, you journey continues aboard the iconic Indian Pacific. Leaving the city of Adelaide, watch as the landscape changes dramatically as you venture deep into the remote outback to arrive in Broken Hill.
Connect with the town’s famous artists, its mining heritage and cinematic legacy with a choice of unique, immersive Off Train Excursions.
The gourmet experience continues aboard the Indian Pacific, where our expert chefs source the best local ingredients and regional wines, for a menu that reflects the regions you’re travelling through.
OVERNIGHT: Indian Pacific (B,L,D)
Wake this morning to the stunning Blue Mountains, disembark the Indian Pacific to explore this magnificent region on an Off Train Excursion. Explore ancient rainforests and take in stunning views of Jamison Valley, the Three Sisters and Katoomba Falls. Continue to Sydney Central Station where your gourmet journey concludes. (B,L,)
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