The Fleurieu Explorer
When: June 15, 2019 3:45 pm – 11:41 pm, October 12, 2019 3:45 pm – 11:41 pm
Location: Mt Barker Railway Station to Goolwa
Take a step back in time, and join SteamRanger Heritage Railway for a unique evening, filled with fun, old-world charm and quality food and wine from some of the state’s premier food and wine districts.
Travel in the opulent comfort of the rarely used 1907-built Melbourne Express sleeping car ‘Finniss’, or the 1930’s-built first-class steel cars, all of which feature rich timber paneling, comfortable leather seating and individual compartments, just perfect for family or social groups.
Departing Mt Barker in the late afternoon, enjoy a range of local wines, beer or soft drink and taste some superb local produce provided by Goolwa’s 90 Mile Wines. Sit back, as the train winds its way through the Southern Mt Lofty Ranges, passing towering gums and mobs of Kangaroos to Strathalbyn. After a brief pause at Strathalbyn, the train will be off again, this time passing through grain crops and mallee scrub, through the hamlet of Finniss, across the towering Currency Creek Bridge, and onto the historic river port of Goolwa.
At Goolwa, transfer to a road coach for a gourmet meal at the One Paddock Currency Creek Winery, or the award winning Blues restaurant in Middleton, showcasing the best of the Fleurieu Peninsula’s food and wine, before returning to Goolwa, where the train will be waiting to return guests to Mt Barker.
But hurry, seats are strictly limited to 70 places, and these services is guaranteed to sell out fast!
Fare: $199 per person
(Fare includes return first class rail travel from Mt Barker, complementary glass of sparkling on boarding, on board tasting platters, coach transfers, two course meal).
Bookings are Essential. Telephone 1300 655 991 to book. Details - SteamRanger
Please Note: Semi-Formal dress code applies.