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.
As the train leaves Adelaide, take your time to settle in and get familiar with your cabin. Enjoy morning tea and then savour a relaxed lunch on board while watching the ever-changing landscape glide by. In the late afternoon, the train will arrive in regional Victoria where you’ll have a chance to experience the spectacular wilderness of the Grampians region where you can enjoy a breathtaking walk in the natural surrounds, take in the panoramic views of the Grampians from a lookout, or sample some of the region’s best wines at local wineries.
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.
In the morning choose to explore the National War Memorial and Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia or the National Museum of Australia. In the afternoon discover the delights of the Food and Wine Trail before being transported back to the train by coach.
Later in the day, you’ll be transported back to the train where you can relax and enjoy delicious dinner and drinks in the lounge car before settling down for the night.
Choose your own adventure today with a variety of options to suit your fitness level and interests. Take in the spectacular coastline views and Great Dividing Range before traveling to Forest Sky Pier at the Sealy Lookout (310m above Coffs Harbour), which offers views for miles. Then it’s back to the beach where you’ll have ample time to relax and enjoy the sand between your toes or even a dip in the ocean (medium intensity)
The Coffs Explorer excursion option travels up to the Forest Sky Pier at Sealy Lookout. Wander through the Harbourside Markets or a stroll along the historic jetty before enjoying time at the beach. Or, make the most of Coffs Harbour’s beautiful beaches with an entire morning spent seaside. Wander along the coast, have a dip in the ocean, play a game of beach cricket or simply relax on the sand.
For the golf enthusiasts, there is also an option to enjoy nine holes at The Bonville Gold Resort*, one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses.
After your morning by the ocean, enjoy a final lunch on board with your fellow travellers before arriving into Brisbane.