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Ride the Great Southern from Brisbane to Adelaide (or vice versa)

Journeying from Brisbane to Adelaide over four days and three nights, the Great Southern will immerse you in some of Australia’s most spectacular coastal and inland scenery.

FROM
$2,345PP
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DURATION
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3 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Your journey at a glance

Departing Brisbane, you’ll travel south into the rolling hills of New South Wales before indulging in an incredible beachside dining experience in Coffs Harbour. Meander through the historic vineyards of the Hunter Valley, visit the picturesque town of Newcastle or explore the beautiful Port Stephens area. Take a day to explore the buzzing city of Melbourne, enjoy a road trip to the Great Ocean Road to see unforgettable natural wonders such as the Twelve Apostles or enjoy wine tasting and time to wander Geelong's waterfront. Then journey through the charming Adelaide Hills before arriving into Adelaide,

Inclusions

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  • All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages onboard the train
  • A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines

Choose between travelling Brisbane to Adelaide or Adelaide to Brisbane

  • 4 days / 3 nights aboard the Great Southern - Brisbane to Adelaide
  • Off Train Experiences at Coffs Harbour, the Hunter Region, regional Victoria and Melbourne (Brisbane to Adelaide)
  • 3 days / 2 nights aboard the Great Southern - Adelaide to Brisbane
  • Off Train Experiences in the Grampians, Canberra and Coffs Harbour (Adelaide to Brisbane)

Accommodation

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Gold Twin Cabin, Great Southern

Great Southern:

Relax with everything taken care of while onboard including fine dining, premium wines and world-class hospitality, as you’re transported from buzzing cities to diverse landscapes and natural marvels.

Spend hours deep in conversation with a travelling partner or lose yourself in a lifetime of thoughts. And after a day of off-train activities, your cabin provides the perfect place to relax and recharge before heading for the lounge or dining carriage. With room to stretch out and all the comforts of home, Gold Service is the most popular level of service aboard The Ghan, Great Southern, and Indian Pacific. You’ll enjoy private cabin accommodation together with all-inclusive dining, beverages and a range of fascinating Off Train Excursions at key stops.

  • Gold Twin, a comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day
  • Gold Single, a compact sleeper cabin featuring a bed that converts to a seat by day and shared shower/toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage

Travel dates

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Brisbane to Adelaide

Twin share - Gold Twin cabin from $3,295 per person

  • 19 - 22 December 2022

Twin share - Gold Twin cabin from $3,395 per person
Twin share - Platinum cabin from $5,845 per person

  • 02 - 05 January 2023
  • 16 - 19 January 2023
  • 23 - 26 January 2023
  • 30 January - 02 February 2023
  • 06 - 09 February 2023
  • 13 - 16 February 2023
  • 20 - 23 February 2023
  • 04 - 07 December 2023
  • 11 - 14 December 2023
  • 18 - 21 December 2023
  • 25 - 28 December 2023

Twin share - Gold Twin cabin from $3,765 per person

  • 09 - 17 January 2023

Twin share - Platinum cabin from $4,995 per person

  • 26 - 29 December 2022

Adelaide to Brisbane

Twin share - Gold Twin cabin from $2,495 per person
Twin share - Platinum cabin from $4,295 per person

  • 9 - 11 December 2022
  • 16 - 18 December 2022
  • 23 - 25 December 2022
  • 30 December 2022 - 1 January 2023

Twin share - Gold Twin cabin from $2,345 per person
Twin share - Platinum cabin from $4,495 per person

  • 06 - 08 January 2023
  • 13 - 15 January 2023
  • 20 - 22 January 2023
  • 27 - 29 January 2023
  • 10 - 12 February 2023
  • 17 - 19 February 2023
  • 08 December 2023
  • 15 - 17 December 2023
  • 22 - 24 December 2023
  • 29 - 31 December 2023

Twin share - Gold Twin cabin from $2,595 per person
Twin share - Platinum cabin from $4,495 per person

  • 03 - 05 February 2023
  • 01 - 03 December 2023

Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book your Great Southern getaway!

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Depart Brisbane

After setting off from Brisbane, enjoy lunch on board and a relaxing afternoon settling in to your private cabin before arriving at 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. After a few leisurely hours, you’ll reboard the train and set off for the night.

Day 2 - Hunter Valley, Port Stephens or Newcastle

Start the day with a hearty breakfast on board before setting off for a full day of Off Train Experiences. Today you get to choose your own adventure with your choice of the Hunter Valley, Newcastle or Port Stephens.

Hunter Valley Wine Region: Meander through the picturesque and historic vineyards of the Hunter Valley, where you can sample wines from both world-renowned brands and boutique cellar doors. Your day will include cellar door experiences and a sumptuous lunch (low intensity).

Port Stephens by Land: Experience the impressive Stockton Bight Sand Dunes and beach by 4WD van, stopping to hunt for pipis and driving to the top of a sand dune to take in the incredible views. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxed lunch before heading back to the train in the afternoon (low intensity).

Port Stephens by Sea: Enjoy the stunning views of Port Stephens with a relaxed morning of sailing on the water and the chance to spot dolphins along the way. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxed lunch before heading back to the train in the afternoon (low intensity).

Newcastle Explorer: Discover the vibrant mix of old and new in the beautiful coastal city of Newcastle with a fun and informative two-hour guided walking tour before lunch. In the afternoon enjoy an hour of free time by the beach or in town (moderate intensity)

In the evening, return to the train to enjoy a regionally-inspired meal prepared on board before retiring for the night.

Day 3 - Regional Victoria or Melbourne the choice is yours!

After enjoying breakfast on board as you travel through Victoria’s high country, you’ll have a choice of Off Train Experiences. 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 free time to explore the city yourself.

Day 4 - Arrive in Adelaide

As the train rolls into Adelaide, enjoy your last breakfast on board and the end of your Great Southern train journey.

Note that all Off Train Experiences are subject to change and minimum and maximum capacity limits apply.

Questions

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Standard of dress onboard the train:
It is your holiday and we want you to be comfortable, so smart casual attire is recommended. Warm clothes are recommended for evenings onboard the train, as the air-conditioning can be cool. It is recommended that guests pack a hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes for off-train touring. Sensible shoes are advisable for walking between carriages. 

Cabins onboard the train:
Single Gold Cabins - compact sleeper cabin featuring a bed that converts to a seat by day, private vanity, with shared shower/toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage.

Twin Gold Cabins - comfortable sleeper cabin featuring upper and lower sleeping berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day. Private compact en suite featuring a shower and toilet.

Luggage Allowance:
Guests should bring an overnight bag to their cabin containing everything needed for the journey
. Each guest travelling is entitled to checked in luggage, however checked in luggage cannot be accessed during the journey. In Gold Service, guests are allowed 2 bags x 30kg and guests travelling in Platinum Service are allowed 3 bags x 30kg.

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

Non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total fare per person is required within 7 days of booking. Balance will be due no later than 95 days prior to departure