Indian Pacific to Adelaide with 6 days touring in Adelaide and a 4 day Murray River Paddlewheeler cruise. Journey to South Australia aboard the Indian Pacific and enjoy a 4 Day Murray River cruise along with a host of other attractions. Discover some of Australia’s most famous wine producing regions in the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. Explore the seaside resort town of Victor Harbour on the Fleurieu Peninsula where the Murray River meets the ocean. Visit Hahndorf and feel the heavy German influence of the Lutheran settlers. Themes include: Rail and Sail, New South Wales, South Australia, Departs from Sydney, Indian Pacific, Luxury Coach, River Cruising, Returns from Sydney. + Show more
Indian Pacific Train Sydney to Adelaide (Gold Service)
All Flights (e.g. Melbourne to Sydney and Adelaide to home)
5 Nights Accommodation in Adelaide
4 Day Murray River Cruise
1 Nights Gold Cabin Accommodation on Indian Pacific (2 nights Perth to Adelaide)
Breakfast Daily, Morning Tea, Special Winery Lunch
All meals onboard the P.S. Murray Princess
All meals onboard Indian Pacific, FREE beverages throughout your journey, FREE toiletries kit, Cabin Steward service, in-cabin music and commentary, use of ‘Outback Explorer Lounge’
All Indian Pacific Off-Train Excursions & Activities (eg Broken Hill, Kalgoorlie, Blue Mountains, Rawlinna, Cook)
3 Luxury Tours: Barossa Valley (Day Tour), Victor Harbour with McLaren Vale (Coach Tour), Adelaide Coach Tour with River Cruise, Haighs Chocolates*, Bakery Sampler Plate, Behind The Scenes Tour Winery Tour, Wine Education & Tastings
Meet and Greet Personalised Return Transfers (Train Station, Hotel and Airport)
FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 Value discounts and bonuses in South Australia)
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DAYS 1–2 Indian Pacific Sydney to Adelaide
Fly into Sydney and be personally met at the airport by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to the Indian Pacific railway station to begin your journey to Adelaide.
Embark on the legendary Indian Pacific as you travel from the harbour city of Sydney to the 'City of Churches' Adelaide, marvel at the beauty passing by your cabin window, the magnificent Blue Mountains, rural countryside, tough mallee scrub home to the outback town of Broken Hill and onto the fertile green surrounds of beautiful Adelaide.
See below for full details on your Indian Pacific journey.Note: passengers embarking in Perth enjoy 1 extra night on the Indian Pacific.
As you arrive into Adelaide you can feel the history and culture of 'The City of Churches'. You will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the Indian Pacific railway station on arrival in Adelaide to your Adelaide hotel. You can relax and use the rest of the day to explore your hotel and its facilities, perhaps take a stroll around the neighbourhood and central Adelaide.
Meet and Greet Personalised Arrival Transfer, 1 Breakfast,1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, Overnight Gold Service Cabin on the Indian Pacific, Luxury Broken Hill Coach Tour, Luxury Kalgoorlie Coach Tour (Perth to Adelaide customers only), Meet and Greet Personalised Rail Transfer, Overnight Adelaide Accommodation.
DAY 3 Murray River Cruise
Unwind on a lazy Murray River cruise, this ancient river will enchant you, the ever changing scenery a delight as you immerse yourself in one of the world's most diverse river systems, hear tales of history and folklore as your crew provide expert onboard commentary, as you pass giant red gum trees and sheer ochre cliffs spot for pink cockatoo, red-capped robin, malleefowl and pelican.
Depart Mannum, cruise under floodlight to Mundurra while looking out for nocturnal wildlife.
Breakfast, Transfer from Adelaide, Dinner, Overnight Accommodation Onboard the PS Murray Princess.
DAY 4 Murray River Cruise
Murray Bridge lies 80km east of Adelaide, the fantastic climate lends itself to an outdoor lifestyle, water sports, fishing, boating, swimming, walking and hiking are all very popular activities, the city is situated in scenic surrounds dotted with picturesque farms, Murray Bridge attractions include, Sturt Reserve, Captain's Cottage Museum and a golf course.
Cruise to Murray Bridge, enjoy a guided tour of the town’s landmarks, stop at Mannum and moor for the night at Salt Bush Flat.
Breakfast, Guided Tour of Murray Bridge, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight Accommodation Onboard the PS Murray Princess.
DAY 5 Murray River Cruise
The Murray Riverlands are home to a wonderful and diverse variety of native plants and animals, gnarled red river gums dot the waters edge, mallee trees and native pines abound, the mighty river teems with fish including Murray cod and Australian smelt, small animals such as frogs, snakes and possums make the scenic riverbanks their home.
Today experience a guided nature walk before taking in the big river gorges and cliffs of the upper river. Enjoy a presentation on the food and wine of the region before joining a wildlife tour on your small discovery vessel. Enjoy bocce or fishing challenges before joining the Captain and Officers for pre-dinner drinks and the Captain’s Dinner and Dance.
Breakfast, Guided nature Walk, Special Food and Wine Presentation, Lunch, Backwater Wildlife Tour, Captain’s Dinner and Dance, Overnight Accommodation Onboard the PS Murray Princess.
DAY 6 Murray River Cruise
After breakfast, head back to Mannum where your cruise finishes.
Breakfast, Return to Adelaide, Overnight Adelaide Accommodation.
DAY 7 Adelaide Luxury Coach Tour & River Cruise
Adelaide is famous for stylish architecture, beautiful parklands, boutique shopping, cafe strips, sandy swimming beaches, fabulous arts events, festivals, nightlife, and sandstone cottages with sweeping gardens. The diverse cultural mix of its one million population guarantees that the food is sensational. Adelaide is Australia's wine capital and lies between rolling hills to the east and beautiful sandy beaches to the west, with world class vineyards within easy reach.
Your friendly driver will pick you up in the comfortable air-conditioned luxury coach before sharing experiences, fascinating facts and enchanting stories in the on-board full commentary throughout the morning. Today see Victoria Square (heart of Adelaide city), Gouger Street (restaurant cafe strip), King William Street's famous boulevard, The Terraces (4 terraces that separate the city from its greenbelts) and Adelaide's magnificent parks, gardens and greenbelts. See River Torrens with its delightful garden banks, Parliament House, State Library, Trinity Church (Adelaide's oldest church), fashionable Hutt Street and stop at Haigh's Chocolates to enjoy complimentary tea or coffee accompanied by fine Haigh's chocolates (Haigh's unavailable on Sundays). See Beehive Corner at Rundle Mall, Adelaide Oval (one of Australia's most notable cricket grounds and houses the Bradman collection), the quaint suburbs of North Adelaide; O'Connell Street (restaurants and trendy shops), St Peter's Cathedral, Colonel Light's Lookout on Montefiore Hill (spectacular views over Adelaide).
Following your tour of Adelaide, embark on a leisurely scenic cruise along the Torrens River on board the famous Adelaide icon, “The Popeye”. Take in the picturesque scenery and prolific birdlife as you cruise through the heart of this wonderful city. Finish your cruise at Elder Park and spend some time taking in this beautiful oasis in the heart of Adelaide.
Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore Adelaide and some of it’s treasures.
Breakfast, Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick Ups, Torrens River Cruise, Tea, Haigh's Chocolates, Overnight Adelaide Accommodation.
DAY 8 Victor Harbor with McLaren Vale
The Fleurieu Peninsula is a holiday playground of wineries, seaside towns and lakes whose population trebles during holiday periods. The splendid seaside resort township of Victor Harbor is where the mouth of the massive Murray River finally meets the ocean. The internationally respected wine region of McLaren Vale has more than 60 cellar doors and produces amazing Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines. The old paddle-steamer port of Goolwa is on Lake Alexandrina, near the Murray Mouth, and is joined by a bridge to Hindmarsh Island.
Tour through the Mt Lofty Ranges with its many quaint villages and panoramic views. Stop at historic Strathalbyn on the Angas River. See the river Port of Goolwa (where the Murray River meets the lakes and sea), Port Elliot, Horseshoe Bay, Encounter Bay and Victor Harbor. Perhaps ride a horse drawn tram across the causeway to Granite Island. Enjoy some free time to explore Victor Harbor. Then onto McLaren Vale wine region to see the vineyards, leafy olive groves, almond groves and magnificent old stone wineries. Perhaps taste top local wines at Hardys Tintara Cellar Door, sample produce at Medlows Confectionary and sample produce at Almond Train. Take in the views of the picturesque coastal seaside towns, before heading north back to Adelaide to conclude your full day of exploring the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Breakfast, Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick Ups, Overnight Adelaide Accommodation.
DAY 9 Grand Barossa with Hanhdorf
Head to the Adelaide Hills to explore one of Australian best and most famous wine-producing regions, now regarded as one of finest in the world, and is home to Australia's most expensive wine, Penfolds Grange. Enjoy your delicious Special Lunch at a renowned winery restaurant, including tastings, winemaking tour and wine education. Explore some of the quaint and charming villages in the Adelaide Hills, part of the Mount Lofty Ranges. See the heavy influence of the original German settlers, such as buildings with steeply sloping roofs, Lutheran stone churches and the local versions of Germanic cuisine. Visit Hahndorf, the beautiful Lutheran settlement dating back to 1838, with its arts, crafts, cottage industry shops, pubs, traditional small goods and bakeries that evoke the tastes and smells of Bavaria.
Leaving Adelaide, enjoy a scenic tour alongside the Torrens River through the spectacular Torrens Gorge, see Kangaroo Creek Reservoir, Millbrooke Reservoir, Williamstown (beautiful stone buildings) and learn the secrets of Barossa Reservoir's 'Whispering Wall'. Stop at Lyndoch Bakery for complimentary coffee or tea and a German sampler plate of sweet treats. Discover the art of great winemaking on your 'Behind the Scenes' guided tour of Richmond Grove Wines, housed in a charming historic chateau. Enjoy a tutored wine tasting incorporating introductory wine education, view the original winery built in 1897 with traditional winemaking equipment. Stop at Kaesler Winery for a delicious Special Lunch, your two course winery restaurant lunch with the opportunity to taste wines from this highly regarded vineyard. Experience the panoramic views over the Barossa Valley from Mengler's Hill lookout, continue through the old mill town of Woodside and the Adelaide Hills. Stop at Hahndorf (Australia's oldest German settlement), stroll under the Elm trees along Hahndorf's main street, see quaint cottages, craft shops and tea rooms. See the delightful villages of Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate (all set amongst the lush greenness of the Adelaide Hills) and Bridgewater (with Bridgewater Mill and Waterwheel). Head back to Adelaide with a deep appreciation of the Australian wine industry and the beauty of the Adelaide Hills.
Breakfast, Luxury Day Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Morning Tea, Bakery Sampler Plate, Winemaking Tour, Wine Education, Special Two Course Lunch, Wine Tastings, Overnight Adelaide Accommodation.
DAY 10 Say Goodbye to Adelaide
Time to say goodbye to beautiful Adelaide your fellow travellers and friendly hotel hosts. You will be personally met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred to the airport to meet your flight home.
Breakfast, Meet and Greet Personalised Departure Transfer.
Inclusions onboard the Indian Pacific
Relax in your private Gold Service Cabin and watch the passing landscapes of Australia pass by through your large window. Enjoy all meals onboard the Indian Pacific in the stylish Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car (flexible times, hearty breakfasts, two course lunches, three course dinners). Your package includes FREE soft drinks, beers, high-quality standard wines, base spirits, tea and coffee throughout your journey on board. You will also receive a FREE toiletries kit. You have Cabin Steward service, in-cabin music and detailed journey commentary (available from your cabin sound system) and you will love the cosy but exclusive atmosphere of the Outback Explorer Lounge. Your package includes Gold Service but can be upgrade to Platinum Service.
Upgrade to Platinum Service: Experience the luxury of larger cabin space (twice the size of a Gold Service Twin Cabin) along with private Platinum Transfers, in-cabin breakfasts and access to the exclusive new Platinum Lounge and Restaurant. See Upgrade Options below for details.
Luxury Murray River Cruising
Relax on your overnight Murray River Paddlewheeler and take in the flora and fauna of the Murray Riverlands. Your packages comes with these great inclusions. All meals onboard the P.S Murray Princess, with buffet and a la carte options. You also get FREE tea and coffee throughout your journey on board. Enjoy FREE guided nature walks and eco-excursions, onboard presentations, use of the spa, sauna and gym and an exciting selection of onshore tours.
This package includes all flights as detailed below in the price section (including all fees, levies and taxes). However, we can tailor this package to include our special discounted 'package only' airfares from anywhere. Simply let us know.
Adelaide Accommodation Included
You have 3 choices of accommodation in Adelaide. Our "Good Standard" central Adelaide hotel has great facilities, a comfortable room and friendly service (typically 3.5 stars). Alternatively, why not treat yourself? The "Deluxe" hotel has superior facilities, stylish room and first class service (typically 4 stars). The “Luxury” hotel is upscale with a more luxurious feel for the discerning traveller and great for celebrating an anniversary (typically 5 stars).
The package is priced on the "Good Standard" option. See Optional Upgrades below for more details, or simply ask.
Airport and Rail Transfers Included
You will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to the railway station, from the railway station on arrival in Adelaide to your hotel and from your hotel to the airport to meet your flight home.
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book
You’ll receive the FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book that includes $500 value of discounts and bonuses throughout Adelaide and SA at shops, restaurants attractions, wineries etc. It’s a great way to save even more on your South Australia holiday.
All Off-Train Excursions & Activities Included
This package includes all Off-Train activities with various touring options:
Broken Hill: (Sydney to Adelaide): Choose from a selection of included tour options.
Cook: Enjoy a self-guided walk of this deserted outback town.
Blue Mountains (Perth to Sydney): Explore the magnificent Blue Mountains by railway, cableway and skyway.
Kalgoorlie: (Perth to Adelaide): Experience a thrilling tour of the world’s largest single open cut mining operation.
Rawlinna (Adelaide to Perth): Disembark to enjoy a traditional outback lamb roast, under the wide Nullarbor skies.
The Indian Pacific in Detail
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The adventure that spans Australia... This world famous trans-continental Indian Pacific connects Australia's Pacific and Indian Ocean coasts. Cruise the Nullarbor with stylish luxury. The 4 day journey between Sydney and Perth enables you to experience the kaleidoscope of Australian landscapes, including the dramatic Blue Mountains, historic outback Broken Hill, South Australia's rolling green hills, Adelaide, the expansive Nullarbor Plain, the reg goldfields of Kalgoorlie, the golden wheatbelt and fertile Avon Valley. Enjoy the off-train touring and activities. Savour the food and wines matching the destinations you pass through.
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The Murray Princess in Detail
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The PS Murray Princess is an authentic inland paddlewheeler built for the Murray River, with a character and charm of yesteryear. It is the largest inland paddlewheeler in the southern hemisphere. Catering for just 120 passengers, she brings the unique advantages of small ship cruising to the remarkable setting of Australia’s outback and the mighty Murray River system.
The onboard atmosphere is relaxed and informal by style. The lounge features a majestic view of the paddlewheel in action through the two story viewing window. Upper and lower lounge areas are accessed by the classic brass and mahogany style spiral staircase.
Don't be fooled by most modern-day imitation paddlewheelers where the paddle is often on the side and just for show. The PS Murray Princess is an authentic paddlewheeler which is.
Propelled by its massive stern wheel,The PS Murray Princess cruises between Mannum, Murray Bridge and Salter's Station along the Murray River. The wetlands in this area provide essential breeding and feeding habitats for many species of waterbirds, fish, invertebrates and plants, meaning that you'll see the wonderful wildlife in this outback setting.
Upgrade to Platinum Service to join a select group of passengers that will experience the very best in luxury train travel onboard the Indian Pacific including the new and exclusive Platinum Club Car.
Platinum Service includes: Spacious private lounge style cabins, premium ensuite cabin with twin or double bed, panoramic views to each side, personalised cabin steward service, private transfers to and from your journey (up to 50kms), generous luggage limit (3 x 30kg), the new and exclusive Platinum Club Car, Outback Explorer Lounge and Queen Adelaide Restaurant access, Off Train Excursions, all onboard meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner, breakfast served to you in your cabin if you choose (new regional based menu), standard wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks are also included.
The indulgent Platinum Service cabins are nearly twice the size of Gold Service cabins and come with premium fittings. The large panoramic windows give you the best seats onboard the Indian Pacific plus you have an interior window to give you views of both sides of the train at the same time. During the day, your cabin will be configured as a private lounge, with deluxe lounge seating, a table and two ottomans. By night, it is converted to a comfortable bedroom, with either a double bed or twin beds. Platinum Upgrades start at $620 per person. All packages can be upgraded to include luxurious Platinum Service, simply ask.
“Deluxe” Hotel Upgrade (4 star)120*$
The "Deluxe" hotel option has superior facilities, stylish room and first class service (typically 4 stars). Upgrade this package to 5 nights in a "Deluxe" Adelaide hotel, from just $120 per person.
“Luxury” Hotel Upgrade (5 star)250*$
The “Luxury” hotel option is upscale with a more luxurious feel for the discerning traveller and great for celebrating an anniversary (typically 5 stars). Upgrade this package to 5 nights in a "Luxury" Adelaide hotel, from just $250 per person.
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