Departing from Mount Barker
Start your tour at the Mount Barker Railway Station where you will be welcomed by a South Coast Wine Train representative. Here you can take a photo or two with your family and friends next to the train prior to departure.
Step aboard the South Coast Wine Train (Aka the SteamRanger Southern Encounter) and travel via heritage train past the eucalyptus trees and through the rolling hills of the Mount Lofty Ranges to arrive at Strathalbyn.
Board the coach for the short journey 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.
Arrival back at Mount Barker at approximately 6.15 pm.
Some of the wineries we visit on our tour follow below.
Finniss River Wines
One Paddock Wines
CHILD: $ 89
Tour Code: WT411MB
Coach and rail travel from Mount Barker, 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 Mount Barker - 10.00 am - check in by 9.30 am
Returns Adelaide - 6.15 pm
Regions visited - Adelaide Hills, Langhorne Creek, Currency Creek, Goolwa/ Fleurieu Peninsula
Operates - see dates listed below
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)
ticket sales for the 2019 season are NOW OPEN
Sunday 5th May
Sunday 19th May
Sunday 16th June
Sunday 30th June
Sunday 7th July
Sunday 21st July
Sunday 4th August
Sunday 18th August
Sunday 15th September
Sunday 29th September
Sunday 6th October
Sunday 20th October
Sunday 3rd November
Sunday 17th November
Tour begins and check in at the Mount Barker Railway Station, Dutton Road, Mount Barker.
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 diesel railcar.
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.