South Coast Wine Train - Departing from Adelaide and City Hotels
- Duration: 11 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Langhorne Creek
- Product code: WT411
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 (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.
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 the Bridge Hotel and take the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine from the region with 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.
Finniss River Wines
One Paddock Wines
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)
Hotel or bus station pickup from Adelaide 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 and a 2 course lunch, commentary from a local guide/ host.
*Winter schedule - on these dates guests will be collected at Strathalbyn and returned via coach to Adelaide arriving back at 6.15 pm. - see website for dates.
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 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 the Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia.
2 Person Platter - $33
3 Person Platter - $46
Platters must be ordered at time of booking.
Departs Adelaide - 08.30 am (pickups from 07.30 am)
Returns Adelaide - 7.00 pm (*6.15 pm July/Aug/ Sept - please see notes on the tour page on our website)
Tour pickups from selected Adelaide hotels. Please inspect the list of hotels during the booking process.
CHILD: $ 94
Tour Code: WT411
Prices are per person and inclusive of GST