Rail, Tours & Packages in Hunter Valley, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Victoria & Grampians

Be the first to ride the Great Southern railway between Adelaide-Brisbane!

Australia's newest rail journey!

Experience Australia's south-east corner like never before! Get on board the all-new Great Southern, journeying between Adelaide & Brisbane on a magnificent coastal itinerary. Book NOW to secure sensational savings on Advance Purchase fares - Hurry there are limited seats available at these great prices!

FROM
$1,869PP
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DURATION
2 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Day tours
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Selected drinks
  • Solo traveller

About this holiday

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2 nights Adelaide to Brisbane OR 3 nights Brisbane to Adelaide

The Australian family of Great Train Journeys just got bigger - The Ghan, Indian Pacific and The Overland are now joined by Great Southern - an epic coastal adventure connecting Adelaide to Brisbane and back.

Embrace the wonders of Australia’s south-east and enjoy the unique experiences of the Great Southern. 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, dining on the 89th floor of the Eureka Tower with floor to ceiling views over the city, or explore the Great Ocean Road to see the unforgettable Twelve Apostles and other highlights of the Great Ocean Road. Then journey through the charming Adelaide Hills before arriving into Adelaide.

Inclusions

Your Adelaide to Brisbane fare includes:

  • 3 days/2 nights aboard the Great Southern,
  • All meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in the Grampians, Canberra and Coffs Harbour

Your Brisbane to Adelaide fare includes:

  • 4 days/3 nights aboard the Great Southern
  • All meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Coffs Harbour, regional New South Wales and Melbourne and regional Victoria

Accommodation

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Gold Service Twin - night configuration
  • Twin: comfortable sleeper cabin, with en-suite and upper & lower berths with 3 seat day configuration
  • Single: compact sleeper cabin, with bed that converts to a seat by day & shared shower/toilet facilities

Gold Service:

  • Power outlets, music channels and Journey Beyond audio commentary available in cabin
  • All-inclusive dining and Australian wines, beers, base spirits & non-alcoholic beverages
  • Off Train Excursions and Short Stops

Ask your consultant about a Superior Gold Cabin!

Platinum Class:

  • Full-size en suite with shower, vanity with cupboard space, toilet and complimentary bathroom amenities
  • Lockable door, power outlets and in-cabin safe
  • All onboard meals in the Platinum Service fare and freshly prepared regionalised menus cooked by onboard chefs.
  • Refreshments including soft drinks, beers, high-quality standard wines, spirits, tea and coffee
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available
  • Picture windows offering views from both sides of the train
  • Freshly prepared continental in-cabin breakfasts served upon request

Travel dates

2019/2020 FARES:

Adelaide – Brisbane – 06 Dec 2019-26 Jan 2020 (3 days/2 nights)
The following prices are based on Everyday Fares on 27 Dec 2019 journey.

  • Platinum Service Twin – from $3,899 per person twin share
  • Platinum Service Sole Occupancy – from $7,049 per person
  • Gold Service Superior Twin – from $2,979 per person twin share
  • Gold Service Twin - from $2,299 per person twin share
  • Gold Service Twin - Sole Occupancy – from $4,159 per person
  • Gold Service Single - from $2,069 per person

Brisbane – Adelaide – 09 Dec 2019-30 Jan 2020 (4 days/3 nights)
The following prices are based on Everyday Fares on 23 Dec 2019 journey.

  • Platinum Service Twin – from $4,359 per person twin share
  • Platinum Service Sole Occupancy – from $7879 per person
  • Gold Service Twin - from $2,899 per person twin share
  • Gold Service Twin - Sole Occupancy – from $5,239 per person
  • Gold Service Single - from $2,599 per person

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2020/2021 FARES:

Adelaide – Brisbane – 04 Dec 2020-22 Jan 2021 (3 days/2 nights)

The following prices are based on Advance Purchase Fares on 01 Jan 2021 journey. This is a discount fare only available for bookings made 6 months in advance & is subject to availability. Immediate payment at the time of booking is required.

  • Gold Service Superior Twin – from $2,869 per person twin share
  • Gold Service Superior Twin - Sole Occupancy – from $5,169 per person
  • Gold Service Twin - from $1,869 per person twin share
  • Gold Service Twin - Sole Occupancy – from $3,389 per person
  • Gold Service Single - from $1,779 per person

The following prices are based on Everyday Fares on 01 Jan 2021 journey.

  • Platinum Service Twin – from $3,999 per person twin share
  • Platinum Service Sole Occupancy – from $7,199 per person
  • Gold Service Superior Twin – from $3,599 per person twin share
  • Gold Service Superior Twin - Sole Occupancy – from $6,469 per person
  • Gold Service Twin - from $2,349 per person twin share
  • Gold Service Twin - Sole Occupancy – from $4,239 per person
  • Gold Service Single - from $2,229 per person

Brisbane – Adelaide – 07 Dec 2020-25 Jan 2021 (4 days/3 nights)

The following prices are based on Advance Purchase Fares on 07 Dec 2020 journey. This is a discount fare only available for bookings made 6 months in advance & is subject to availability. Immediate payment at the time of booking is required.

  • Gold Service Superior Twin – from $3,309 per person twin share
  • Gold Service Superior Twin - Sole Occupancy – from $5,949 per person
  • Gold Service Twin - from $2,389 per person twin share
  • Gold Service Twin - Sole Occupancy – from $4,309 per person
  • Gold Service Single - from $2,269 per person

The following prices are based on Everyday Fares on 07 Dec 2020 journey.

  • Platinum Service Twin – from $4,599 per person twin share
  • Platinum Service Sole Occupancy – from $8,279 per person
  • Gold Service Superior Twin – from $4,139 per person twin share
  • Gold Service Superior Twin - Sole Occupancy – from $7,449 per person
  • Gold Service Twin - from $2,999 per person twin share
  • Gold Service Twin - Sole Occupancy – from $5,399 per person
  • Gold Service Single - from $2,839 per person

Itinerary

Adelaide to Brisbane (3 days/2 nights)
Departing Fridays, the Adelaide-Brisbane journey includes touring in The Grampians, Canberra and a special beachside dining experience on the Northern NSW Coast.

Brisbane to Adelaide (4 days/3 nights)
Departing Mondays, the Brisbane-Adelaide journey features a beachside dining experience on the Northern NSW Coast, as well as time spent in the stunning Hunter Valley wine region and at the incredible Twelve Apostles.

Adelaide-Brisbane Itinerary

DAY ONE – THE GRAMPIANS
Explore one of Australia’s most stunning wilderness regions, boasting sandstone mountains, wildflowers, waterfalls and native fauna such as echidnas and wallabies. (L,D)

DAY TWO – CANBERRA
There’s more than just politics in our nation’s capital. While the jewel in Canberra’s crown is Parliament House, it is also home to landmarks such as the National Portrait Gallery, Australian War Memorial and the National Arboretum. There are plenty of opportunities to delve into this city’s art, history and culinary culture.

DAY THREE – NORTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES COAST AND BRISBANE
Enjoy brunch with stunning seaside views on the northern NSW coast - a stone’s throw from Coffs Harbour. 

Brisbane-Adelaide Itinerary

DAY ONE – BRISBANE AND NORTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES COAST
Watch the sun dip into the horizon as you dine to the sounds of the waves lapping on the shore. The Northern New South Wales Coast stretches across 90km of incredible sandy beaches and some of the best surfing breaks in the world. (L,D)

DAY TWO – HUNTER VALLEY AND SURROUNDS
Pass the Semillon and Shiraz! Take the time to meander through the picturesque Hunter Valley vineyards, home to world-renowned brands and family-run boutique cellar doors alike. (B,L,D)

DAY THREE – REGIONAL VICTORIA AND THE TWELVE APOSTLES
Embrace the pastoral perfection of regional Victoria and its paddock-to-plate dining ethos. Ascend the dramatic cliff faces along which the famous Great Ocean Road passes and marvel at the Twelve Apostles – a majestic collection of crumbling pillars rising from the Southern Ocean. (B,L,D)

DAY FOUR – ADELAIDE
Looking out of your window this morning you'll notice the beautiful green fields and pastoral lands of South Australia. After breakfast the Great Southern rolls into Adelaide. Here, you may wish to extend your stay with trips to the Barossa Valley or Kangaroo Island topping the to-do list.

Questions

Luggage?

Guests should bring an overnight bag to their cabin containing everything needed for the journey. Each guest travelling are 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.

Can I take any pets or animals with me on-train?

No - the only animals permitted on GSR services are specially trained dogs for the vision and hearing impaired.

Can I take my walking frame/wheelchair/ scooter on board the train?

No - these items must be checked-in as stored luggage. A specially modified pushchair can be requested for use on train (with the assistance of a Carer or travelling companion) - PLEASE INFORM US AT TIME OF BOOKING.

Does the train carry power outlets for CPAC machines?

Cabinshave 240V power outlets installed which can be used for a CPAC machine. It is recommended that a surge arrestor/protector be used to protect the machine when it is plugged in case of a power surge.

Can I pre-book my Off-Train Excursions?

Off Train Excursions preferences can only be organised once on board the train and are not able to be pre-booked.

Do I need any cash or credit cards onboard?

As the rail journeys are all-inclusive you will not need to buy anything unless you choose to purchase an Off Train Excursion upgrade or souvenirs, which you can do onboard utilising our EFTPOS or credit card facilities.

Dress Code onboard the train?

Smart casual attire is suggested for guests travelling in Platinum Service and Gold Service. 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. Long, sturdy pants may be required for some Off Train Excursions.

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Fine print

Travel at 60 booking conditions apply. Please contact us for more information.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Prices listed are FROM and are subject to change. Earlybird Fares have limited availability.

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