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 the for 2020/2021 season - Hurry there are limited seats available at these great prices!
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.
Your Adelaide to Brisbane fare includes:
Your Brisbane to Adelaide fare includes:
Ask your consultant about a Superior Gold Cabin!
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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.
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.
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.
The following prices are based on Everyday Fares on 01 Jan 2021 journey.
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.
The following prices are based on Everyday Fares on 07 Dec 2020 journey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No - the only animals permitted on GSR services are specially trained dogs for the vision and hearing impaired.
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.
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.
Off Train Excursions preferences can only be organised once on board the train and are not able to be pre-booked.
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.
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.
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.