Escape to Romantic Thorngrove Manor Hotel

July 20, 2012

Thorngrove Manor Hotel BedroomSleeping Beauties Castle here we come - and its not at Disneyworld! Thorngrove Manor Hotel is a picturesque castle (truly a luxury hideaway) located in the southern part of Australia, in the outskirts of Adelaide city.

Upon arrival at Thorngrove Manor Hotel, you will be transported back in time due to the iconic baroque towers, flamboyant interiors and fantasy turrets.  You will also discover antiques, exquisitely crafted rooms and furniture, winding staircases, friezes, stencilled designs at every turn.  You will also experience the utmost in privacy and service while staying here.

Thorngrove manor is 20 minutes from the Adelaide city centre, in South Australia’s oldest wine region. It is a romantic retreat perfect for fabulous day trips to Kangaroo Island, Adelaide, Barossa Valley and the Clare Valley. A scenic marked walking trail winds its way to the nearby village of Stirling.

Thorngrove is part of the unique Small Luxury Hotels of the World, and has been considered as one of the world’s most outstanding, romantic and artistic lodges in the planet.

Lets organize your Australia cruise to include a few nights at this romantic retreat either before or after your cruise! Contact me, the Travel Gal at 800 644-6659 or email Teresa@Luxuryhideaways.net

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Explore Australia Aboard Indian Pacific Train

July 22, 2011

The Great Southern Rail - What better way to explore the natural beauty of Australia than aboard one of Australia’s great train journeys between Perth - Adelaide - Sydney.

INDIAN PACIFIC TRAIN
The Indian Pacific gives you two oceans on one of the world’s longest and greatest train journeys.  Named after the two great oceans it joins and symbolised by the magnificent wedge-tailed eagle that so often soars above it, the mighty Indian Pacific traverses 4,352km (2,698 miles) between Perth and Sydney.

More than three million guests have already enjoyed this epic journey, which spans a continent, travelling the whole distance in three days and three nights. Setting off from Perth, your train climbs through the scenic Avon Valley and into Western Australia’s expansive wheat belt, before arriving late evening at your first stop in the city of Kalgoorlie.

Next day, you’ll discover the landscape takes on a richer hue as the journey moves through the mallee scrub into the ancient Nullarbor Plain, with the landscape unmarked by the passing millennia.

Stepping off during a brief pause at Cook in the middle of the Nullarbor Plain, you will experience Australia’s vast open spaces from a unique perspective.

Arriving in Adelaide the following morning you can choose to break your journey for a few days touring this picturesque city, or continue directly on to Broken Hill, with its countless tales of riches won and lost.
From here you’ll travel through some of Australia’s most productive farming country and into the arid outback as the sun sets. Next morning is the finale of your journey through the spectacular Blue Mountains.

Naturally, you can also do this journey from Sydney to Perth - it’s just as unforgettable.
Whether your final destination on the Indian Pacific is west to Perth or east to Sydney, you’ll have many opportunities to leave the train and take in some of the region’s highlights. With so many wonderful sights to enjoy, this isn’t just one of the longest train journeys in the world, but also one of the most memorable.

Route: Sydney - Adelaide - Perth
Duration: 3 nights in either direction
Distance: 4352 kilometres
Frequency: Twice weekly in both directions

Call us if you are interested in experiencing Australia by train, boat or private tour

800 644-6659 or email Teresa@LuxuryHideaways.net

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