Kicking off in Adelaide and heading north, our journey takes in an interesting mix of experiences, including sound and light shows, industrial and rural heritage, fine dining and wine tasting. But then, the centrepiece of the tour, a very special charter of the ‘Pichi Richi Explorer’ heritage train for a trip on the most iconic section of the original Trans Australia Railway. In the company of your tour leader, South Australian local, Phillip MacKenzie, you’re sure of an entertaining, informative, revealing and memorable short adventure.
Allan and his wife Patricia operate a small tour company based in the South Island that began in 1988 and lead tours all over New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands. Allan has managed rail tour groups from the USA for the International Railway Travellers Group to both New Zealand and Australia. In addition, Allan is a Train Manager for Dunedin Railways and as such, manages cruise ship and tour trains into the Taieri Gorge and across the South Island.