Great Southern

 

 

The Great Southern

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.

Our Great Southern Packages

Great Southern Platinum Offer!

Book one of the select Adelaide to Brisbane departures in December & January and you will receive a 5% discount off the everyday fare.
Valid for new bookings made from 3 June 2019 to 14 July 2019 for the following departures 13/12/2019, 03/01/2020, 17/01/2020 & 24/01/2020.
Availability is subject to change at any time.
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The Great Southern

No matter how you choose to travel on The Great Southern, rest assured, it’s all class. And no matter what level of service your travel budget permits, you’ll never forget the brilliant service, warm hospitality and the experience of travelling on the newest rail journey in Australia.

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The Great Southern Adventures

Adelaide to Brisbane (2 nights, 3 days)
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.

Brisbane to Adelaide (3 nights, 4 days)
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.

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Luxury – it's not just an option – it’s essential and all-inclusive.

Travelling Platinum or Gold Service on The Great Southern the luxury facilities and warm hospitality is all inclusive, so you’ll never have to put your hand in your pocket. Everything is included from gourmet meals to your drinks and snacks and Off Train Excursions.

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Platinum Service

Platinum Service is the ultimate all-inclusive indulgence, that elevates this world class journey to well beyond expectations. It’s luxury all the way including deluxe extras such as Platinum Transfers, in-cabin breakfasts and access to the Platinum Club and Outback Explorer Lounge.

Your ultra spacious Platinum cabins (almost twice the size of a Gold Twin Cabin) features a deluxe private lounge with a table and two ottomans. At night, your cabin ingeniously converts into a comfortable bedroom with either a double bed or twin beds. Your ensuite with shower and toilet is packed with features including complimentary premium Australian toiletries.

When you’re ready to indulge in a true culinary expedition, the Platinum Club offers exquisite regionally-inspired cuisine featuring the finest ingredients and the deft touch of our creative chefs. You’ll enjoy three magnificent 5 course meals a day: full or continental breakfasts, sumptuous lunches and a la carte dinners, with a selection of fine Australian wines, or other beverages to accompany all meals.

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Sleep in a Double Bed
Platinum Cabin by day
Platinum Cabin by night
Relax with refreshments in your cabin

Why Choose Platinum?

  • Full-size en suite equipped with shower, vanity with cupboard space, toilet and complimentary Australian bathroom amenities
  • Lockable door, power outlets and in-cabin safe
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available
  • Picture windows offering views from both sides of the train
  • Choose to travel with Platinum Service Transfers at the start and end of your journey available for guests within 60km of the terminal
  • Freshly prepared continental in-cabin breakfasts served upon request
  • Refreshments served in-cabin
  • 90kg luggage allowance per guest (3 x 30kg each).

Platinum Club Experience

Featuring a deluxe bar, lounge and fully flexible dining area which is exclusive to Platinum guests the Platinum Club is the perfect place to mingle to fellow guests.

You can request an afternoon refreshment from the all-inclusive beverage list or simply choose from the self-serve bar. Spacious tabletops provide the perfect spot for a friendly game of cards during the day.

Dynamic menus showcase the finest regional flavours available - from Top End barramundi, locally-produced beef and lamb, Margaret River cheeses, Barossa Valley smallgoods and native Australian fare including kangaroo, saltbush and wild rosella flower. All meals are complemented by a range of all-inclusive wines, beers and non-alcoholic beverages.

Dining in the Exclusive Platinum Club Carriage
Platinum Club Louge & Dining
Comfortable Dining
Make new friends in the Lounge & Dining Carriage

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Gold Service

With room to stretch out and all the luxury comforts, Gold Service is The Great Southern’s most popular service where the Outback Explorer Lounge and the Queen Adelaide Restaurant become your playgrounds on wheels. Share travel tales and make new friends in the Lounge and then enjoy all-inclusive dining complete with Australian wines, beers and beverages in the Restaurant next door. Then when you’re ready for some quiet time, retreat to your comfortable private sleeper cabin with ensuite. In Gold Twin the three-seater day lounge converts to upper and lower berths for a comfortable night’s sleep. While in Gold Single, a compact sleeper cabin featuring a bed that converts to a seat by day and shared shower/toilet facilities are located at the end of the carriage

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Food and Beverages

Your journey aboard The Great Southern will ignite all five senses and when it comes to your taste buds, rest assured, they’ll be having the time of their lives as well. Dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant is a feast of culinary delights. The talented, passionate chefs and their team give new meaning to regionally-inspired cuisine, taking it to a whole new level by presenting dishes that feature the flavours found in the regions that you pass through as you dine. The Great Southern’s culinary team works very closely with local suppliers, farmers and providores to source the best quality local ingredients. The menu changes every day and features dishes from much loved classics to innovative dishes that celebrate the taste of Australia. To complement your meal, premium Australian wines, beers, base spirits and soft drinks are served. Time to sit back and loosen your belt.

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