Whet your appetite with the ultimate gourmet rail adventure with Great Southern Rail, travelling from Australia's breezy western shores to the lush Barossa vineyards.
This 13 day/12 night holiday package features an epic Nullarbor crossing aboard the Indian Pacific, taking time out to sample the finest flavours on offer in both Western Australia and South Australia. Your adventure starts in Perth for five days filled with an exciting smorgasbord of Western Australian food, wine and wildlife.
Venture out of the capital to explore the stunning Margaret River with its amazing coastline, majestic eucalypt forests, the longest timber jetty in the world at Busselton and of course, the region's popular breweries and wineries.
Board a ferry and spend a day with the happiest animal on Earth - the friendly quokka - on Rottnest Island. This laidback day at the beach offers plentiful opportunities to get up close with the local wildlife and learn more about Rottnest's incredible history.
A half-day Swan Valley tour rounds out your WA epicurean experience as you visit the local cider houses, boutique providores and mouth-watering dessert cafes.
Then it's all aboard for three days and two nights aboard the Indian Pacific, travelling in all-inclusive Gold Service. Span the Nullarbor Plain in style, with optional excursions in the gold-mining town of Kalgoorlie and at the remote desert sidings of Rawlinna and Cook.
Indulge in the multi-course cuisine aboard one of Australia's most exclusive dining spaces - the Queen Adelaide Restaurant - where the Indian Pacific's team of qualified chefs will treat you to a menu of regional flavours inspired by the unique Australian landscapes passing by your window. Upon arrival into Adelaide, it's time to explore the acclaimed food and wine culture of South Australia, starting with a full day in the Adelaide Hills including a visit to the historic German settlement of Hahndorf.
Next is a tour of the buzzing Central Markets in the heart of the Adelaide, where you can mingle with stallholders and sample flavours from around the state.
For more information please go to http://www.greatsouthernrail.com.au/fares-and-timetables/specials/journey-for-the-senses