Great Southern

3 day Rail Journey - from £1342

Adelaide | The Grampians | Canberra | Coffs Harbour | Brisbane

Australia’s newest rail adventure showcases the wonders of the south-east corner as you journey between Brisbane and Adelaide with off train experiences included.


  • Scenic rail travel between Adelaide and Brisbane
  • 2 nights on board the mighty Great Southern train
  • Exciting off train excursions
  • On board accommodation, meals and on board beverages
  • Stunning coastline and mountain scenery
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - The Grampians

(Friday) Travel from Adelaide on the Great Southern and settle into your cabin accommodation. Arrive into the Grampians – one of Australia’s most stunning wilderness regions. Admire the towering sandstone mountains, marvel at the diverse fauna and flora and look out for the native wildlife including echidnas and wallabies.

Your first day culminates with an off-train dinner where you’ll enjoy local produce and regional wines in a uniquely Grampians setting before returning to the train for the night.

Day 2 - Canberra

Wake up to a hearty breakfast on board as you travel through Victoria’s countryside before exploring the landmarks of the nation’s capital. On arrival in Canberra you will have a choice of an off train excursion. Choose to tour the capital’s must see iconic institutions including a choice of the National War Memorial, Parliament House, National Gallery of Australia and National Museum of Australia. Alternatively embark on a food and wine trail of the regions with a tour to the Southern Tablelands and wine regions.

After a day of touring, return to the Great Southern train for a delicious dinner and drinks in the lounge before settling down for the night.

Day 3 - New South Wales Coast & Brisbane

Enjoy breakfast on board before heading off for a relaxing morning at the picturesque coastal town of Coffs Harbour where you can choose one of four off-train excursions available including relaxing on Coff’s beautiful beach, a tour to Forest Sky Pier or a round of golf at the Bonville Golf Resort.

After your morning by the ocean, enjoy a final lunch on board with your fellow travellers before arriving into Brisbane.

Your Cabin

Experience the romance of traditional rail travel in the comfort of your own private cabin.

Gold Service Travel

  • Twin bunk cabin accommodation by night
  • Two seater lounge cabin by day
  • Ensuite facilities (Twin cabins only)
  • All inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
  • Drinks including Australian wines, beers and spirits
  • Off train excursions
  • 60kg luggage allowance per guest

Platinum Service Travel

  • Double / twin bed cabin accommodation
  • Two seater lounge cabin by day
  • Full size ensuite facilities
  • All inclusive dining in the Platinum Club Car
  • Drinks including Australian wines, beers and spirits
  • Off train excursions
  • 90kg luggage allowance per guest
  • Platinum transfers at the start and end of your journeys

Both the twin Gold and Platinum cabins have private en suite bathrooms. Single Gold Cabins offer shared bathroom facilities.

3 day Rail Journey - from £1342


  • Upgrade to the luxury of a Platinum Service Cabin with double bed, private ensuite and access to the exclusive Platinum Club Car from £1160
  • Add nights in Adelaide before or after your Rail Explorer from £42
  • Add nights in Brisbane before or after your Rail Explorer from £36

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The Great Southern train journey will operate departures between 6 December 2019 and 27 January 2020. Prices are per person based on 2 people sharing a Gold Service Cabin.

Day tours and excursions may vary as at time of release touring options are being finalised. A 4 day southbound option departs on a Monday.


Discover the best of Australia and its diverse scenery with our brilliantly planned rail escapes, which are a holiday in themselves.

Your Rail Explorer includes:

  • Australia’s top tourist destinations
  • Comfort and convenience of rail travel
  • Comfortable, well equipped cabin accommodation
  • Plenty of time for sightseeing and exploring

Journey Details:

2019 Departs: 09:00 Friday between 6 December to 24 January

2020 Departs: 09:00 Friday between 4 December to 22 January

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