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The Great Southern Rail Journey

The Great Southern Rail Journey

Join us on this amazing new rail journey travelling from Brisbane to Adelaide. As we make our way from Queensland through New South Wales, regional Victoria and into South Australia there will be a mixture of time relaxing on board the train along with off train experience

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6 days



  • All-inclusive meals, fine wines and beverages onboard

  • Receive Gold Service on the Great Southern (or upgrade to Platinum at own expense)

  • 3 nights aboard The Great Southern

  • Time to explore Adelaide and it's Hinterland including Beerenberg Farm and Hahndorf


  • Gold Twin Cabin – with ensuite

  • Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane areas*

  • Off train experiences in Coffs Harbour, the Hunter Region, regional Victoria and Melbourne

  • Flights

  • 13 quality meals

  • Attentive Tour Host



*Refer to full itinerary for Booking Conditions


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Day 1

Home - The Great Southern
Your tour begins today as your are transferred to board our train. After setting off from Brisbane, enjoy lunch on board before settling into your private cabin. This afternoon arrive in the coastal town of Coffs Harbour. As the sun dips beneath the horizon, enjoy a unique beachside dinner where you'll feast on local produce and fresh seafood matched with fine wines, while the waves lap at the shore nearby. Reboard the train and set off for the night.

L, D

Day 2

The Great Southern
Enjoy breakfast onboard the train before setting off for a full day of Off Train Experiences. Choose from a variety of options such as a tour through the picturesque Hunter Valley vineyards, a 4WD experience to the impressive Stockton Bight Sand Dunes or perhaps discover the beautiful coastal city of Newcastle during guided walking tour. Late afternoon, return to the train to enjoy a regionally-inspired meal prepared on board before retiring for the night.

B, L, D

Day 3

The Great Southern
After enjoying breakfast on board as you travel through Victoria's High Country, you'll have a choice of Off Train Experiences again today. Discover regional Victoria with options including wine touring and gourmet delights, visits to natural sights and charming towns. Or opt to visit cosmopolitan Melbourne and take in the soaring views from Melbourne Skydeck and a tour of the National Gallery of Victoria; or perhaps enjoy free time to explore the city yourself. Reboard the train for a restful night as we make our way across the border into South Australia.

B, L, D

Day 4

The Great Southern - Adelaide
As the train rolls into Adelaide, enjoy your last breakfast on board and the end of your Great Southern train journey. On arrival into Keswick Station our Coach Captain will be waiting to welcome us on board for a guided tour from a locals perspective on Adelaide and Glenelg. Purchase your own lunch in Glenelg before touring the city. This afternoon, settle into our accommodation for the next two nights.

B, D

Day 5

Adelaide - Adelaide Hills - Hahndorf
Today we are heading for the Hills! Visit Mt Lofty Lookout before continuing on to Harndorf, known for its original German-style architecture and heritage. Purchase your own lunch before travelling to Beerenberg Farm for a talk and tasting. There will also be opportunity to browse the shop, selling homemade jams and chutneys.

B, D

Day 6

This morning enjoy breakfast before transferring to the airport for our flights home, where on arrival, your transfers will be arranged.


Please note:

Please note that optional tours listed are a guide only. A full list of tours available and pricing will be advised prior to your departure.

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


Single with shared facilities on train: $5,208 per person



Single with shared facilities on train: $5,433 per person


Refer to full itinerary for Booking Conditions


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