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    8 Days "Indian Pacific Adelaide & Kangaroo Island" from $4,514pp $2,799pp after member savings:
    • Stay 4 nights in central Adelaide (silver or gold standard)
    • Have lunch on a day trip aboard The Proud Mary on the Murray River
    • Tour Hahndorf and Adelaide Hills
    • Visit Kangaroo Island and stay overnight
    • Embark on an immersive Kangaroo Island nature and highlights tour
    • Travel on the legendary Indian Pacific from Adelaide to Sydney, all-inclusive with an off-train excursion in the Blue Mountains
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    Hahndorf, South Australia
    Hahndorf, South Australia
    Journey to the beautiful Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf on day 2 of your itinerary.
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    • Meet new people
    • Starting your Indian Pacific trip from Adelaide to Sydney
    • Gold service twin
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    • Gold service single
    • Ensuite bathroom on the Indian Pacific
    • Overnight rail experience
    • Kangaroo Island wildlife experience
    • Kangaroo Island beauty
    • Adelaide's botanic gardens are a must-see
    • Charming towns in the Adelaide Hills
    • Lunch on the Proud Mary cruising Murray River
    • Hahndorf, South Australia
      Journey to the beautiful Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf on day 2 of your itinerary.
    • Indian Pacific wine and dine experience

    FULL RETAIL VALUE: $3,998pp. YOU PAY FROM $3,099, SAVE UP TO $799pp.

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    Trip Highlights

    Over four days, you get to experience some of what the Adelaide region has to offer. During your stay here you'll have lunch on board The Proud Mary on the Murray River and visit a chocolate factory and cheese maker in Woodside as well.

    You'll visit Hahndorf and the Adelaide Hills on an included day tour, winding your way through several historic villages that dot the Mount Lofty Ranges, stopping at Hahndorf, a town that's brimming with cultural discoveries. The Adelaide Hills are home to some of South Australia’s best food, wine and scenery.

    Then after a free day, you'll head off to Kangaroo Island to stay overnight and then embark on an immersive tour of the island's highlights. You'll be returned to Adelaide for one last relaxing night. Then the cream on top of course is an overnight trip on the legendary Indian Pacific from Adelaide to Sydney. This is an all-inclusive experience with an off-train excursion in the Blue Mountains.

    Enjoy these highlights*:

    • Take the included flight to Adelaide and stay 4 nights in central Adelaide
    • Enjoy full buffet breakfast each morning
    • Have lunch onboard The Proud Mary cruising along the Murray River
    • Tour the Adelaide Hills and stop at Hahndorf for the afternoon to enjoy afternoon tea or beer tasting
    • Visit Kangaroo Island and embark on an immersive wildlife tour
    • Stay on Kangaroo Island at silver standard accommodation
    • Indian Pacific overnight trip to Sydney (Gold superior cabin)
    • Off-train excursion in the Blue Mountains

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    Inclusions

    "Your journey aboard the iconic Indian Pacific will remain a wonderful memory for life."

    This is a great opportunity for you to experience Adelaide and surrounds from Adelaide Hills to the Murray River and Kangaroo Island. Combine that with a luxurious all-inclusive rail journey, an off-train excursion in the Blue Mountains and you have the makings of a great and memorable holiday. Use your free, included Lonely Planet guide for information to help you make the most of your free time.

    This is a first-class travel itinerary that's fully flexible. Want more or fewer days or you want to include a special destination or activity? No problem, we’ll customise a travel plan for you.

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    Package inclusions:

    Silver star package:

    • Flights (provision) from Sydney to Adelaide
    • 4 nights silver standard accommodation in central Adelaide *
    • Lunch on a day trip aboard The Proud Mary on the Murray River
    • Tour to Hahndorf and Adelaide Hills
    • Luxury coach to Cape Jervis and ferry to Kangaroo Island
    • One night silver standard accommodation at Kangaroo Island with cooked breakfast
    • Full day tour with expert commentary by a local driver/guide
    • Seal Bay Conservation Park guided beach walk
    • Two-course lunch during your Kangaroo Island tour
    • Flinders Chase National Park including Remarkable Rocks & Admirals Arch
    • Kangaroos and Koala viewing at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
    • Return coach to central Adelaide
    • 1 night silver standard accommodation in central Adelaide
    • Indian Pacific rail trip from Adelaide to Sydney, all-inclusive with an off-train excursion in the Blue Mountains

    Gold star package:

    All of the above inclusions with the following differences:

    • 4 nights gold standard accommodation in central Adelaide
    • Full buffet breakfast each morning (Adelaide accommodation)
    • Ocean view accommodation at Kangaroo Island
    • 1 night gold standard accommodation in central Adelaide with full buffet breakfast
    • Airport train transfer in Sydney

    Additional $200 per person for the Gold star package.

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    • No fees to alter the itinerary (you just pay for the adjusted itinerary)
    • Extra nights at industry wholesale price (using GCash travel credits)
    • Google Drive folder with soft copies of all travel documents
    • Comprehensive, printed itinerary
    • Personal travel consultant to help plan and customize your holiday
    • Option for best-in-class travel insurance at member price

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    This itinerary is fully customisable to suit your requirements. Your personal travel consultant is available to discuss changes and additions that will enhance your travel experience.

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    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and bookings are subject to availability. Price and deposit amount varies according to travel date. If flights are shown as included then a flight cost provision (allowance) applies and is based on travel from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Travel can be arranged from any other major centre and for any number of people. All prices shown are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Total price after member discount (using Getaway Cash travel credits and Australian Escapes Free Flights Vouchers if applicable) is generally payable as follows: Deposit on booking, balance 120 days prior to departure. Packages can be priced for families and groups on request. Standard price and full retail value comparisons are with similar packages offered elsewhere or what we estimate would be payable by a non-member for the same or similar package and may include a value we define for specialty travel agency services. Travel insurance if included is a provision only and may be declined on requestTravel insurance pricing if stated is based on comprehensive travel insurance for two travellers aged 69 years or less as at the date of departure from Australia. No recommendations or advice are given in regard to travel insurance suitability. Valid for 2023 and 2024 travel subject to availability. Travel Directions Pty Ltd (t/as Australian Escapes Holiday & Travel Club) standard booking terms and conditions apply to all booking enquiries and bookings and are available here to view (or visit our website and go to either the "Booking Enquiry" or "About Us" menu item.)

    Your Itinerary

    The Indian Pacific is one of the world's great train trips. Adelaide is a lovely place to visit, with the Murray River and the leafy, historical villages of the Adelaide Hills nearby as well. This package combines all of that, treating you to some of the best features of the region with an overnight Indian Pacific rail trip to Sydney to cap it off. You could even add a night ot two in Sydney on your return. This is a great way to invest a week or more on an Australian escape!

    This holiday has been meticulously prepared from first-hand experience to make sure you take in all of the highlights. A part self-guided, part tour-guided travel itinerary that's fully flexible. Want more or fewer days or you want to include a special activity? No problem, we’ll customise a travel plan for you.

    "To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries" - Aldous Huxley

    DAY 1: SYDNEY TO ADELAIDE (4 NIGHTS)

    Just 2 hours and 10 minutes west of Sydney is Adelaide. It was by comparison - a sleepy village, but over time Adelaide has become sophisticated, cultured, "neat-casual", with a lot to see and do. Multicultural flavours infuse Adelaide's restaurants; there's a pumping arts and live-music scene; and the city's festival calendar has vanquished dull Saturday nights.

    Check into your hotel and plan the rest of the day and/or evening with your Lonely Planet guide to help you make the most of your stay.

    DAY 2: ADELAIDE HILLS & HAHNDORF

    The Adelaide Hills was a popular place for German immigrants to settle during the 19th century, with many of them naming their new villages or towns after something relevant to them. In early 1918, when the Nomenclature Act was proclaimed many towns changed their names including Blumberg (to Birdwood), Grunthal (Verdun), Hahndorf (Ambleside), Lobethal (Tweedvale) and Germantown Hill (Vimy Ridge) for example. Hahndorf is perhaps the most famous village that you will visit on today's tour.


    Your driver will take you through several of the historical villages that dot the Mount Lofty Ranges, to later stop in Hahndorf for the afternoon. Discover the shops, cafes, and picturesque streets on your own. Have afternoon tea or a German beer tasting and experience a little of the German cultural influence here.

    DAY 3: MURRAY RIVER TOUR & CRUISE

    Travel from Adelaide to Murray Bridge to start a day trip that includes a lunch-time cruise on the Murray River. After lunch, you'll take continue with a coach tour, stopping for photos of the sweeping views. You'll visit a working chocolate and confectionery factory at Woodside in the Adelaide Hills as well.


    Lunch on the Proud Mary cruising Murray River

    Hotel pickup and drop-off is included. Learn about the Murray River ecosystem, sample locally made cheeses and chocolates. Includes the river cruise and lunch.

    DAY 4: ADELAIDE (FREE DAY)

    Today is a free day. Perhaps visit the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. It's right in the heart of Adelaide city with over 50 hectares of lush parkland. Spend all day or just a couple of hours enjoying several different areas including a formal rose garden, wetlands, three glasshouses housing Australian rainforest plants, Amazonian water lilies, and Madagascan palms.


    Adelaide's botanic gardens are a must-see

    Definitely one of the best things to do in Adelaide is browsing the vendor stalls at the Adelaide Central Markets. It is the largest covered market in the southern hemisphere with over 70 vendors selling fresh produce, meats and cheeses, seafood, baked goods, health food, and handmade items.

    DAY 5: ADELAIDE - KANGAROO ISLAND

    This morning you're free to enjoy more of Adelaide's highlights. Leave your bags at reception after you check out. This afternoon you'll take a scenic coach transfer to Cape Jervis to board the ferry to Kangaroo Island.

    Tonight you'll stay in Penneshaw at a 4-star, silver standard hotel which overlooks the ocean, an idyllic setting for your stay here. Relax, dine at the hotel, and get ready for a big day tomorrow.

    DAY 6: KANGAROO ISLAND TOUR

    Your tour starts after breakfast. Today you'll be seeing the highlights of Kangaroo Island. Just one of the highlights is a guided walk on the beach among a colony of rare and wild Australian sea lions, a truly amazing and unforgettable experience.


    Kangaroo Island wildlife experience

    After a delicious two-course lunch, you'll spend the afternoon at the Flinders Chase National Park. See the rugged coastline from walks around Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Remarkable Rocks provide great photographic opportunities, and the Admirals Arch boardwalk takes you down a rugged cliff face to reveal the spectacular rock archway, a natural nursery, and a haven for playful long-nosed fur seals.

    Your last visit of the day is to the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to feed some kangaroos and get up close to the Kangaroo Island koalas while listening to the keeper talk about the cuddly mammals.

    There is also a possibility that you will see more kangaroos and wallabies on your return to Penneshaw for your return ferry and coach transfer back to Adelaide where you stay overnight to relax before the next highlight of your trip.

    DAY 7: BOARD THE INDIAN PACIFIC TO SYDNEY

    Boarding is from 8.15am for a 10.15am departure, arriving in Sydney at 3.15pm on Day 8. Enjoy lunch, dinner and breakfast on board. Regionally inspired meals are paired with all-inclusive fine wines and beverages.


    Meet new people

    After dinner, join your fellow guests for a late-night drink or head back to your cabin for the night.


    Gold service twin

    This is a train trip to remember.

    DAY 8: BLUE MOUNTAINS - SYDNEY - HOME

    Awaken to the splendour of the Blue Mountains. Disembark the train and marvel at the expansive views and natural surrounds.


    Journey through the Blue Mountains

    Take a walk through the eucalypt forests or take the cable car for a bird’s-eye view of this World Heritage listed landscape before completing your journey on the dedicated NSW rail service (hosted by rail company staff) into Sydney Central Station. Alternatively, stay on board to travel directly to Sydney. You'll arrive at either 12.15pm or 3.15pm depending on the Blue Mountains option you choose.

    Take another train from Central Station to the airport (15 minutes) for your afternoon flight home. Or stay a night or two in vibrant Sydney.

    This is a trip to remember with many different experiences, from beer tasting in Hahndorf to nature walks on Kangaroo Island, with lots in between, capped off with an amazing rail trip to Sydney.

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