The Ghan & A Taste of Southern AustraliaReference WW53545
If you are a lover of fine food and wine, then South Australia must definitely be on your hit list. This flavour-filled State has the perfect combination of climates, soils and topography that produce some of the world’s most sought-after wines and produce.
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Depart the UK for your indirect flight to Adelaide.
On arrival, you will be transferred to your accommodation. Check in to your accommodation after exploring the food and wine capital at your leisure.
As far as gourmet experiences go, today you are about to indulge in one of Australia’s absolute best. The legendary Penfolds Magill Estate – where some of the world’s great wines are produced – is your venue for an epicurean adventure you’ll never forget. Enjoy tastings, including Grange, in private rooms before heading to the Magill Estate Cellar Door for a sumptuous lunch. (B, L)
Today is yours to explore one of Australia’s most elegant and sophisticated cities. If you’d like to get right to the source of that gourmet experience by visiting another wine-growing region, McLaren Vale is a perfect option. (B)
Today your boutique wine and food touring continues with a visit to the very special and historic Northern Barossa with its 80 cellar doors. You’ll even visit one of the oldest vineyards in the world where Shiraz vines were planted in 1843. (B,L)
Explore more of Adelaide at your leisure. (B)
Board The Ghan in Adelaide for an iconic showcase journey of inland Australia. As the train leaves the city heading for the Flinders Ranges and beyond, the dramatic changes in landscape will become a familiar highlight of the next two days. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights The Ghan (B,L,D)
After your first night enjoying the fine dining and relaxed luxury of this iconic train, you’ll wake to an unforgettable outback sunrise at Marla – a remote outpost 160 kilometres from the Northern Territory border that marks the start of the Oodnadatta Track. Enjoy the magnificent outback scenery pass you by as you make your way to Alice Springs. (B,L,D)
When the landscape transforms into rocky gorges and fast-flowing canyon streams, prepare to experience one of the Top End’s most impressive natural wonders. Continue to Darwin. Overnight in Darwin (B,L).
Transfer to Darwin airport for your departure. Why not extend your trip to include Sydney or the Great Barrier Reef? (B)
Arrive back in the UK.