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Settle into the comforts of The Ghan by relaxing in your cabin or mingling with fellow travellers in the lounge. Enjoy lunch onboard ahead of your Off Train Experience in Katherine. In a region renowned for jaw-dropping natural assets, Katherine boasts one of the Top End’s best – the incredible Nitmiluk Gorge.
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights The Ghan (L, D)
Your arrival into Alice Springs after breakfast provides you with time to explore this iconic town in the red heart of Australia. Your Off Train Experience choices today include visiting the spectacular Alice Springs Desert Park and Reptile Centre, walking Simpsons Gap, and exploring the historic Telegraph Station and Royal Flying Doctor Service. (B, L, D)
After completing the spectacular north-south crossing of the interior, you will arrive into Adelaide. Transfer to your hotel and spend the day relaxing or exploring this food and wine enclave at your leisure.
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Eos by SkyCity (B)
Travel through the Adelaide Hills to the Barossa Valley to experience a day of historical wineries, regional food, beautiful scenery and the people who make the Barossa Valley such a special destination. The first tasting is at Château Yaldara, one of the most photographed historic buildings in South Australia. Then, we traverse picturesque scenery and cross Jacobs Creek, heading towards the heart of the valley and the historic township of Tanunda. More internationally acclaimed wines are on the menu at the beautiful Peter Lehmann winery, paired with a lunch platter of local produce. After a stop a Mengler’s Hill Lookout to admire the valley views, we head onwards to a wine-tasting experience at Lambert Estate Wines. Our final destination is Wolf Blass Wines, where we’ll explore the state-of-the-art cellar door of the multi-award-winning wine brand. (B, L)
Make the most of a free day to explore Adelaide, the food and wine capital of South Australia. Stroll along the cultural boulevard of North Terrace, home to the South Australian Museum and the Art Gallery of South Australia. Not far from here is Rundle Street and Rundle Mall, where you can indulge in some retail therapy or quench your thirst at one of the many bars or restaurants. Alternatively, the beachside suburb of Glenelg is an easy 25-minute tram ride away. If you’d like to indulge in another gourmet experience, consider visiting a second wine-growing region. Nearby McLaren Vale, where the sea meets the vines, is a perfect option. (B)
McLaren Vale Winery Experience – $190 per person.
A tour to McLaren Vale along the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula includes four cellar door experiences and a delicious restaurant lunch. The region is best known for its Shiraz, but expert vignerons will explain why Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapes also thrive in this unique microclimate.
This morning, after breakfast, check out of your hotel as your adventure comes to its end, leaving you with memories of awe-inspiring landscapes and unique outback experiences that will last a lifetime. (B)
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