Travel from Adelaide to enjoy the Wine Train

 
Wine Train       from Adelaide       from Mount Barker      Summer Season        
  Departing from Adelaide          
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Your tour begins by luxury coach departing the city of Adelaide and travelling into the picturesque Adelaide Hills to arrive in the ever-popular township of Mount Barker.

 
Join the South Coast Wine Train and travel from the heart of Mount Barker past new residential developments and escape into the fields of local produce, rolling hills and rich farming land, all whilst being surrounded by the majestic eucalyptus trees of the region.

 

Enjoy distant glimpses of the eastern plains and Murraylands extending from the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges toward the Coorong and South Coast, as the train slowly descends the Adelaide Hills escapement to arrive at the historic township of Strathalbyn.

 
Meet your luxury tour coach for a town tour of Strathalbyn before travelling the short distance to the vineyards of Langhorne Creek. Arrive at your first winery for the day and be guided through a tasting of local wines in an informal, relaxed approach with our wine host and the friendly cellar door staff.

 
Continue your wine tasting encounters at the second winery as you start to experience more of the creativity and community pride that the locals have for their “hidden gem” of Australian wine regions prior to arriving at a local restaurant for a delicious 2 course lunch.

 

After lunch learn more about the region’s vineyards and what makes Langhorne Creek wines so highly regarded and sought after or just sit back and relax in the warmth of the local’s hospitality as your cellar door host guides you through your third and final winery visit and tasting for the day.

 

​Your South Coast Wine Train crew will be awaiting your arrival at Strathalbyn where you can purchase a glass of wine from the train bar including many favourites from the wineries visited during the day and a local produce platter to enjoy for the return rail journey.

 

Sit back in your beautifully restored 1940’s carriage and enjoy listening to the rhythm of the rails as the South Coast Wine Train makes the climb back up the Mount Lofty Ranges to Mount Barker.

After a relaxing 60 minute rail journey, your coach will be waiting at Mount Barker to shuttle you back to the city of Adelaide and to your original pickup point or hotel.


You will arrive in Adelaide at approximately 5.50 pm and back to your city hotel.

 

Some of the wineries we visit on our tour follow below.

  • ·     Bleasdale Vineyards

  • ·     Bremerton Wines

  • ·     Kimbolton Wines

  • ·     Lake Breeze Wines

  • ·     Vineyard Road

  • ·     Rusticana Wines

  •       Angas Plains​​​

ADULT:  $195

CHILD:  $ 94

 

Tour Code: WT411

 

What's included

Hotel pickup and drop off, coach and rail travel from Adelaide, heritage train travel on the Steamranger Heritage Railway (2hrs), winery visits and tastings at 3 local Langhorne Creek wineries, a delicious 2 course lunch and informative commentary from a local guide/ host.

Departs Adelaide - 08.45 am (pickups from 08.00 am)

Returns Adelaide - 5.50 pm  

Regions visited - Adelaide Hills, Mount Barker, Strathalbyn and Langhorne Creek,.

Operates - see dates listed below

 

HIGHLIGHTS 

 

  • Scenic drive through the Adelaide Hills

  • Train travel on the Steamranger Heritage Railway

  • Tour of the historic township of Strathalbyn

  • Winery visits, including tastings

  • Langhorne Creek township  

  • Delicious 2 course lunch

  • local sightseeing

  • Historic Gum Press

  • Informative commentary

  • Structured wine tastings

  • locally produced foods 

  • Relax over a regional produce platter on the return train trip (own cost)  

DEPARTURE DATES

Ticket sales for the 2021 season are yet to be announced. However Gift Vouchers can be purchased for this tour.  

2021 dates

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NOTES

Even though the South Coast Wine Train tour is advertised to be hauled by a steam engine, we do not guarantee that a steam engine will always be available due to operational constraints or similar. When a steam engine is not available the train will be diesel engine hauled or a diesel railcar.

The on train bar is only open for wine by the glass sales on the return journey from Strathalbyn to Mount Barker.

 

 

TOUR OPTIONS

Enjoy a South Coast Regional Produce Platter on your return train trip from Goolwa to Mount Barker. Sit back in the comfort of the train carriage and enjoy a platter of regional smallgoods, cheeses and produce from South Australia.

2 Person Platter - $

3 Person Platter - $

Platters must be ordered at time of booking ​​

NOTE: PLATTERS AND ON TRAIN BAR SERVICE ARE UNAVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19 OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS  

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