Travel from Adelaide to enjoy the Wine Train

 
Wine Train       from Adelaide       from Mount Barker       Premium Tour       Summer Season        
  Departing from Adelaide          

Depart Adelaide from your city hotel and travel into the Adelaide Hills and arrive in the ever growing township of Mount Barker.

 
Step aboard the South Coast Wine Train and travel via heritage train past the eucalyptus trees and through the rolling hills of the Mount Lofty Ranges to arrive at Strathalbyn.

 
Travel via coach the short distance to the vineyards of Langhorne Creek and arrive at our first winery for the day. Be guided through a tasting of wines in an informal, relaxed approach with our wine host and cellar door staff.

 
Enjoy a 2 course lunch at a local restaurant and take the opportunity to purchase a glass of wine from the region that will complement your meal.

 
After lunch we visit our second winery for the day, once again being educated by the friendly cellar door staff. 


Travel through the Currency Creek wine region and arrive at the Port of Goolwa. Take the opportunity to sample some of the wines from 90 Mile Wines at the Wharf Barrel Shed or sit back on the deck overlooking the Murray River whilst enjoying a beer or whisky at the local Steam Exchange Brewery and Fleurieu Distillery. 


Enjoy the free time at Goolwa and take in the attractions, bars, the atmosphere and activities of the wharf area.

After exploring the Goolwa wharf precinct and indulging in some more local tastings, step back aboard the South Coast Wine Train for your return journey to Mount Barker.

 

Enjoy a local platter of cheeses, smallgoods and produce from the regions, enjoy a chat with a new friend and a laugh with an old as the train departs Goolwa and travels over the plains to Strathalbyn and starts to climb onward towards our destination of Mount Barker.

On arrival at Mount Barker our coach will be waiting to shuttle you back to the city of Adelaide and to your hotel.


Arrive in Adelaide at approximately 7.00 pm and back to your city hotel.

 

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

  • Bleasdale Vineyards

  • Bremerton Wines

  • Finniss River Wines

  • One Paddock Wines

  • Kimbolton Wines

  • Lake Breeze Wines

  • Vineyard Road

ADULT:  $198

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 (2.5 hrs*), wine tasting at 2 local wineries, a 2 course lunch and commentary from a local guide/ host.

Departs Adelaide - 08.30 am (pickups from 07.30 am)

Returns Adelaide - 7.00 pm  (*6.15 pm Aug/ Sept - please see note below)

Regions visited - Adelaide Hills, Langhorne Creek,Currency Creek, Goolwa /Fleurieu Peninsula.

Operates - see dates listed below

 

HIGHLIGHTS 

 

  • Scenic drive through the Adelaide Hills

  • Heritage train travel on the SteamRanger tourist railway

  • Visits to Langhorne Creek and Currency Creek Wineries

  • River Murray Port of Goolwa

  • The picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula and Lower Lakes of the River Murray   

  • 2 Course lunch 

  • Craft brewery and whisky producer - Steam Exchange Brewery and Fleurieu Distillery

  • 90 Mile Wines at Goolwa

  • Goolwa Wharf markets (1st & 3rd Sunday of the month)

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

DEPARTURE DATES

Ticket sales for the 2020 season are now open.  

2020 dates

  • Sunday 3rd May 

  • Sunday 17th May

  • Sunday 31st May 

  • Sunday 7th June

  • Sunday 21st June

  • Sunday 5th July*

  • Sunday 19th July*

  • Sunday 2nd August*

  • Sunday 16th August

  • Sunday 20th September

  • Sunday 4th October

  • Sunday 18th October 

  • Sunday 1st November 

  • Sunday 15th November

NOTES

*Winter schedule - on these dates guests will be collected at Strathalbyn and returned via coach to Adelaide arriving back at 6.15 pm  

Even though the Steamranger train 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.

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 - $35

3 Person Platter - $46

Platters must be ordered at time of booking ​​

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