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South Australia - Three trains journey through South Australia, from the outback and the hills into the city of Adelaide.
Although Australia has many world famous wine regions, South Australia is arguably its wine capital with the Barossa and Clare Valleys, McLaren Vale and the Coonawarra - all names even a casual wine lover would be familiar with. There's certainly more to this great state than just world class wine though. The beaches are equally well regarded with the seaside town of Glenelg one of the best and just 20 minutes from the city centre. Also within easy reach is Kangaroo Island - one of the world's most unique wildlife sanctuaries and home to a diverse population of wildlife including koalas, seals and of course kangaroos.
When you consider The Outback covers over 80% of the state it's little wonder then that this is where some of the real treasures are. You'll find ancient mountain ranges steeped in Aboriginal legend, pink parallel desert dunes, bird-filled lakes in the middle of the desert and pretty, historic towns in the Flinders Ranges. There are great attractions and experiences in the southern, central and northern regions of the Flinders Ranges, so take the time to discover them all on your journey. From cabernet to cabaret and food to festivals, in addition to its every day charms and attractions South Australia has a string of major events to get your heart racing and your soul flying.
|Train||Distance(kms)||Duration||Frequency||Stops at||How to get there|
|The Ghan||2979||2 nights in either direction||Twice weekly||Adelaide, Alice Springs, Katherine, Darwin|
|Indian Pacific||4352||3 nights in either direction||Twice weekly in both directions||Sydney - Adelaide - Perth|
|The Overland||828||Daylight Service in both directions||Three times weekly in both directions||Adelaide, Melbourne|