Explore on a Day Tour
Today explore the City of Adelaide, its railways and museums it has on to offer.
Depart your accommodation and travel to the Adelaide Railway Station to inspect this majestic building. Here start to hear the history of William Webb, the commissioner of Railway for the SAR in the 1920's and the impact he had on South Australia.
Next visit the Great Southern Railway Keswick Parkland Terminal,home to the The Ghan,The Indian Pacific and the Overland.
Continue on to Port Adelaide, the home of the National Railway Museum. Enjoy a tour of the museum and even step aboard one of the operating trains within the museum.
Depart your city hotel and travel to the museum capital of Australia - Port Adelaide.
Spend time exploring Australia’s largest undercover railway museum, the National Railway Museum. Step back in time as you visit some of the trains that made the Australian railways famous, such as the Tea and Sugar, the Ghan and the Melbourne Express.
Walk through old carriages, jump aboard the cabs of the locomotives or admire the displays of rail travel from days past.
Home to no less than 5 gauges of railway and exhibits.........
Travel from the City of Adelaide through the lush green Eucalypt forests of the Adelaide Hills to the township of Mount Barker, home to the SteamRanger Railway.
Here board the popular Southern Encounter train for our journey that takes us back in time when the railways were the only way to travel throughout the country side.
Our train pulls away from the Mount Barker Railway Station as we make our way out of newer residential subdivisions and into the rolling hills and pastures of the Mount Lofty Ranges, through the gums and past the grazing livestock with the odd kangaroo bounding.........
Adelaide and Hills
Travel from Adelaide through the Adelaide Hills to the township of Mount Barker, the home to the Australian Railway Historical Society within South Australia, otherwise known as SteamRanger.
Take in the town’s historical buildings and architecture prior to visiting the Steamranger depot where you will inspect some of the carriage fleet, locomotives and ongoing restoration projects being completed by some of the volunteers and staff of the society.
Next spend time exploring Australia’s largest undercover railway museum, the National Railway Museum and .......
Depart Adelaide and travel through the southern suburbs, following the coast down towards the Mclaren Vale wine region. Climb up over the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges and arrive at the River Murray Port of Goolwa.
Step aboard the The Cockle Train and enjoy the journey along one of Australia’s most picturesque railways as the train cuts through the wheat fields to the South Coast Beaches and sand dunes and onward to the seaside town of Victor Harbor.
Whilst at Victor Harbor enjoy some free time for lunch and then travel via horse drawn to nearby Granite Island.
Enjoy being picked up at your city accommodation and travel to the Great Southern Railway Parkland Terminal to view the world famous train "The Ghan" getting prepared for its midday departure. Take the opportunity to take a photo or two or visit the terminal shop to purchase a gift.
Next board the Iconic Glenelg tram and travel to the birth place of South Australia. On arrival inspect the old 1920's built tram and replica of the historic sailing ship "The Buffalo" on the foreshore of Glenelg.
Travel north along the coast enjoying views of the St Vincents Gulf. Continue past the Grange railway station to arrive in the historic.........