Join us for the inaugural journey of our new premium dining experience train – ‘The Fleurieu Explorer’.

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 our rarely used 1907-built Melbourne Express sleeping car ‘Finniss’, or our 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 our 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, showcasing the best of the Fleurieu Peninsula’s food and wine, before returning to Goolwa, where your train will be waiting to return you to Mt Barker.

But hurry, seats are strictly limited to 80 places, and this service is guaranteed to sell out fast!

Fares

Tickets on sale from 9am, Monday 4th June 2018

Fare: $199 per person

 (Fare includes return first class rail travel from Mt Barker, on-train wine, beer and soft drink, on board tasting platters, coach transfers, two course meal).

Bookings are Essential. Telephone 1300 655 991 to book.

Please Note: Semi-Formal dress code applies.

 

Timetable

Mt Barker  dep.

3.45pm

Strathalbyn arr.

4.35pm

Strathalbyn dep.

4.40pm

Goolwa arr.

5.20pm

Goolwa dep.

5.25pm

One Paddock                 arr.

5.45pm

One Paddock                dep.

9.35pm

Goolwa arr.

9.50pm

Goolwa dep.

10.00pm

Strathalbyn arr.

10.50pm

Strathalbyn dep.

10.51pm

Mt Barker arr.

11.41pm

Food and Beverage

On Board Refreshments - Provided by 90 Mile Wines

On boarding the Fleurieu Explorer, guests are entitled to:

Local Beer, Wine or Softdrink

·         2 glasses of 90 Mile wine -  Brut Cuvee, Sauvignon Blanc or Shiraz    or

·         2 bottles of Vale Brewing beer – Ale or Lager  or

·         2 bottles of Bickfords soft drink

Regional Platters to share

·         Mixed platters of fresh Fleurieu produce

-       A mix of local, gourmet meats, cheese, olives, fruit etc and biscuits

 

Guests are welcome to purchase additional refreshments if they wish to.

Dinner Menu - Provided by One Paddock Currency Creek Wines

Each table will receive the following sharing plates

Dinner

·         Chicken, caramelised onion, cardamom,  cinnamon quill, basmati rice

·         Slow roasted rump of beef, hollandaise

·         Baked pumpkin, smoked eggplant,            pomegranate molasses

·         Greek salad

Dessert

Choice of:

·         Chocolate brownie with walnuts or

·         Pastry Cases with fresh strawberries and  Cointreau cream

 

Drinks at own expense during dinner service.

*Menu subject to seasonal change