Travel by train to the vineyards

 

Langhorne Creek has been home to vineyards and winemaking since the 1850’s when the Potts family started their ever popular winery Bleasdale. Today travel by train and coach whilst enjoying the region that truly is the hidden gem of Australian winemaking before experiencing rail travel along the South Coast from Victor Harbor. 

HIGHLIGHTS - SOUTH COAST WINE TRAIN

 

  • 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 Majestic South Coast and Encounter Bay Coastline

  • 2 Course lunch 

  • Craft brewery and whisky producer - Steam Exchange Brewery

  • 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)  

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 SteamRanger Southern Encounter (AKA 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 for our first wine tasting at Bremerton Wines. Be guided through a tasting of their award winning wines all within their charmingly restored stone barn.

 
Arrive next at the historical winery of Bleasdale. Indulge in their wine list during a tasting and learn more about the history of the first winery in the region. Inspect the 1890’s built wine press constructed from the River Red Gums that are so prolific in the region.

 
Next we continue our tour beyond the vines and onwards to the quaint little village of Finniss. Enjoy a 2 course lunch at the popular Finniss General Store and take the opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine from the region.


After lunch travel through the vines of the Currency Creek wine region and arrive at the Port of Goolwa. Sample some of the wines from 90 Mile Wines or sit back on the deck overlooking the Murray River whilst enjoying a beer or whisky at the local Steam Exchange Brewery.


As we continue further south to Victor Harbor watch for whales along the coast as the area becomes the birthing ground of the Southern Right Whale from June until October.


On arrival at Victor Harbor prepare to reboard the South Coast Wine Train for the return journey to Mount Barker. Enjoy the surf and the sand as our train travels along the beach front through the dunes and along the coast of Encounter Bay and the Southern Ocean.


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 heads past Goolwa and over the plains to Strathalbyn and onwards 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.

TOUR ITINERARY YET TO BE CONFIRMED

TOUR INFORMATION

 

  • Departs Adelaide - 08.00am (Hotel pickups from 07.30am)

  • Returns Adelaide - 7.00pm 

  • Regions visited - Adelaide Hills, Langhorne Creek, South Coast/ Encounter Bay Coast, Goolwa and Victor Harbor

  • Dates of travel - see below*

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

 

  • Adelaide City hotel pickup and dropoff

  • Travel from Adelaide and return

  • Heritage train travel on the SteamRanger Tourist Railway

  • Train travel from Mount Barker to Strathalbyn and Victor Harbor to Mount Barker

  • 2 course lunch 

  • Wine Tasting at local cellar doors

  • Comprehensive commentary from a friendly guide

DATES OF TRAVEL - Preliminary - *yet to be confirmed

 

This tour departs on the following dates for 2018 - BOOKINGS OPEN EARLY 2018

 

  

  • Sunday 3rd June

  • Sunday 1st July

  • Sunday 19th August 

  • Sunday 16th September

  • Sunday 21st October 

  • Sunday 18th November

  • Sunday 17th June

  • Sunday 29th July  

  • Sunday 2nd September

  • Sunday 7th October

  • Sunday 4th November

OPTIONS 

 

  • Enjoy a South Coast Regional Platter on your return train trip from Victor Harbor to Mount Barker - Being served shortly after departure, sit back in the comfort of the train carriage and enjoy a platter of regional smallgoods, cheeses and produce from the Fleurieu Penisula of South Australia. The cost for a 2 person platter is only $35.

  • This must be prebooked at time of booking. 

PRICE  

Adult $198 per person 

Child $  94 per person

Prices are per person and inclusive of GST

PLEASE NOTE

 

  • 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 a diesel engine or railcar.

  • The train and the bus/ coach is a no smoking area at all times. 

  • Advertised wineries may change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances. 

GROUP TOURS

 

  • Let us tailor a tour for your corporate day or social group, staff christmas party or just a catch-up with a group of friends. We can arrange the South Coast Wine Train on a day desired by you for groups of 50 people and more. You can also book smaller groups on a scheduled departure date listed above. You may be interested in another region's tour such as A Day in the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale Day Tour or one of our many other tours. For further information or if you would like for us to put together a quote for your group, please contact us.   

South Coast Wine Train