Indian Pacific stops for a fine drop

1 August 2014

From 2015, the Barossa Valley becomes an exciting new tour option for guests travelling on one of Australia’s great train journeys, the Indian Pacific.

Guests will have the choice to take an immersive tour of the Barossa, visiting a local winery to sample the finest Australian flavours and take in the vine-covered valleys during a brand new off-train dining experience.

This new Off Train Excursion is expected to bring more than 3000 additional tourists to the Barossa Valley each year, supporting the growth of tourism in that region and in the state.

The new tour is a part of an extended stop in South Australia on all of the Indian Pacific’s Sydney – Adelaide – Perth journeys in 2015/16. For guests who have experienced the Barossa before, there is an alternative tour of Adelaide’s CBD, the Adelaide Central Markets and an off-train dinner.

“The Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s top tourist destinations and we are delighted to now take our guests straight to the heart of this incredible wine region for this must-do experience,” Great Southern Rail spokesman Steve Kernaghan.

“Australian food and wine tourism is enjoying significant growth at present, as seen by Tourism Australia’s successful Restaurant Australia campaign. The Indian Pacific is embracing this food and wine culture on-board with the introduction of regionalised menus and also off-train by extending the time spent in South Australia to visit some of its best wineries and restaurants.”

The extended South Australian touring is part of Great Southern Rail’s range of new 2015/16 journey highlights for both the Indian Pacific and The Ghan, launched this month.

Great Southern Rail’s 2015/16 journeys for The Ghan, Indian Pacific and The Overland are on sale now. Visit www.greatsouthernrail.com.au or call 1800 725 993 to book.

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