Travel in our rarely used first class carriages on a day out with a difference.

Our 1930’s era art-deco first class carriage will be attached to the regular Southern Encounter service for your package tour. Enjoy morning tea before departure at Mt Barker, before relaxing in comfort as our train winds its way down the southern Mt Lofty Ranges, and on across the mallee plains to Goolwa.

At Goolwa, enjoy a three course meal at the Goolwa Hotel and a 90 minute cruise on the historic, wood-fired Paddle Steamer OscarW.

The Southern Encounter will then attach your carriage at Goolwa, for a stunning early evening climb, back up the ranges to Mt Barker.

Package Fare:-    $140.00 per person.

Lunch Menu:


Peanut Chicken Kebabs with Satay sauce and Jasmine Rice


Vegetarian Stuffed Tomatoes with fried basil polenta


Soup of the day.

Main Course

Herb Roasted Chicken Breast with a Bacon & Mushroom risotto


Thai style Barramundi Spring Rolls with a Lime & Sweet chilli dipping sauce


Scotch Fillet Steak (cooked medium) with Herb Roasted Potatoes & a Peach Relish.

(includes Salad and Vegetable Bar and a warm bread roll).



Orange & Poppy seed pudding with a Grand Marnier Sauce and Ice-Cream


Fresh Fruit Salad Pavlova with Chantilly cream & Passion Fruit Coulis


Chocolate Banana Brownies with White Choc sauce & Choc Chip Ice-Cream.

Tea and Coffee.


Enquiries and Bookings:-  telephone 1300 655 991.

N.B.  When booking, please advise of any dietary requirements of members of your party.

Please note Bookings for this excursion are not available on-line.