Step aboard the newest rail experience in Australia and explore a very special region in unparalleled style.
Be among the first to experience the Great Southern and its all-new journey between Adelaide and Brisbane. With its rugged coastline, sun-kissed beaches, forested peaks, and exhilarating capital cities, the stunningly diverse south-east feels like nowhere else in Australia. We take you there.
Operating 16 departures between December 2019 and January 2020, the Great Southern invites you on a breathtaking journey through the spectacular southeast.
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 picturesque and 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 take a road trip to the Great Ocean Road to see the unforgettable Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Then journey through the charming Adelaide Hills before arriving into Adelaide.
Explore Australia’s unique south-eastern corner in laid-back luxury on the Great Southern. Leaving Adelaide behind, you can relax, unwind and enjoy world-class service as the spectacular landscapes glide by. Lap up the wild and spectacular scenery of the Grampians region, with its ancient sandstone mountains and diverse native wildlife. Delve into the art, history and culinary culture of Canberra, and discover the nation’s capital. Feel the sand between your toes in the picturesque coastal town of Coffs Harbour. Then enjoy stunning views of northern New South Wales as you roll into the final destination of Brisbane.
Step off the beaten track and discover inland New South Wales with a one-off journey travelling Adelaide to Brisbane on the 10th of January departure only. After taking in the breathtaking views of the Grampians put on your blue suede shoes and celebrate ‘The King’ at the Parkes Elvis Festival or explore Orange, the picturesque birthplace of legendary Australian poet Banjo Patterson. Soak up the history of the quaint gold mining town of Gulgong which inspired the works of one of Australia’s best-known writers, Henry Lawson and take in the beautiful scenery of regional New South Wales as we travel through it. Don’t miss this iconic journey filled with surprises, including an extra night at no extra cost.