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Great Southern - Adelaide Delight

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Australians know their unique summer deserves to be celebrated – and that’s just what a Great Southern journey is all about. 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 or explore beautiful Port Stephens by land or sea. Enjoy an afternoon of unique touring experiences in the outback towns of Silverton or Broken Hill before arriving into the final destination of Adelaide.
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Highlights

3 nights aboard The Great Southern

Enjoy a special beachside dining experience 

Day tour in the Hunter Valley or Port Stephens

Unique experiences in Silverton or Broken Hill

Northern Barossa Valley Voyager tour

Small group tour of the Adelaide Central Market

The Great Southern returns for its second season from 1 January 2021 to 11 February 2021, journeying between Brisbane and Adelaide showcasing spectacular scenery and an unrivalled experience both on and off the train. With a new route travelling through South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland, the Great Southern promises a summer of adventure.

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Included

4 nights in Adelaide at the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel - 4*
3 nights aboard The Great Southern - Brisbane to Adelaide
Transfer from rail terminal to hotel
15 meals - 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 3 dinners
Off Train Excursion in Coffs Harbour
Off Train Excursions in the Hunter Valley or Port Stephens
Off Train Excursion in Broken Hill or Silverton
Adelaide Central Market Delicious Lunch Tour
Northern Barossa Valley Voyager tour
GOLD SERVICE INCLUSIONS ON THE GREAT SOUTHERN:
- Comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite
- Upper & lower berths that convert to a 3-seater lounge
- Power outlets in cabin
- In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary
- All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
- All-inclusive Off Train Excursions and Short Stops
- Luggage allowance is 60kg per guest
- All-inclusive alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages

Brisbane to Adelaide

 

Itinerary

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Day 1
Great Southern: Brisbane → Coffs Harbour

It's time to begin your adventure aboard the Great Southern.

As you depart Brisbane, settle into your cabin and enjoy the fabulous food, wine, service and social atmosphere of this exceptional journey. After departing Brisbane, enjoy lunch on board and a relaxing afternoon settling into your private cabin before arriving at the coastal town of Coffs Harbour.

As the sun dips beneath the horizon, enjoy a unique beachside dinner where you'll feast on local produce and fresh seafood matched with fine wines, while the waves lap at the shore nearby. After a few leisurely hours, you'll reboard the train and set off for the night.

Overnight stay onboard The Great Southern.

 All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages

Lunch, Dinner
Great Southern: Brisbane → Coffs Harbour
The Great Southern | Credit: Journey Beyond
Day 2
Great Southern: Port Stephens or Hunter Valley

Start the day with a hearty breakfast on board before setting off for a full day of Off Train Excursions. Today you get to choose your own adventure with your choice of the Hunter Valley or Port Stephens:

  • Hunter Valley Wine Region: Meander through the picturesque and historic vineyards of the Hunter Valley, where you can sample wines from both world-renowned brands and boutique cellar doors. Your day will include cellar door experiences and a sumptuous lunch (low intensity).
  • Port Stephens by Land: Experience the impressive Stockton Bight Sand Dunes and beach by 4WD van, stopping to hunt for pipis and driving to the top of a sand dune to take in the incredible views. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxed lunch before heading back to the train in the afternoon (low intensity).
  • Port Stephens by Sea: Enjoy the stunning views of Port Stephens with a relaxed morning of sailing on the water and chance to spot dolphins along the way. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxed lunch before heading back to the train in the afternoon (low intensity).

In the evening, return to the train to enjoy a regionally inspired meal prepared onboard before retiring for the night.

Overnight stay onboard The Great Southern.

All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Great Southern: Port Stephens or Hunter Valley
Port Stephens
Day 3
Great Southern: Broken Hill or Silverton

After enjoying breakfast and lunch on board, enjoy an afternoon of unique touring experiences in the outback New South Wales towns of Silverton or Broken Hill.

  • Silverton Explorer: Take time to explore the museum, quirky galleries and Mad Max Museum while wandering around the tiny, uniquely Outback town that is Silverton before enjoying a cool drink in the iconic Silverton Hotel (low intensity).
  • Historic Day Dream Mine: Don a miner's helmet and enjoy both a surface and underground mine tour at this unique, remote outback mine. While this tour is not for the faint-hearted, the adventure is worth the effort exploring 100m underground and getting a true insight into a miner's life from yesteryear. Enjoy afternoon tea of scones with a cuppa before heading back to the train (med-high intensity).
  • The Hart of Broken Hill: Venture up to the Line of Lode Miner's Memorial to pay respects to the miners before heading to the home of Pro Hart. With a glass of wine in hand, have fun creating your own masterpiece in Pro's original studio, in the company of his daughter or son, and enjoy time to explore the gallery to take in the art of one of Australia's most loved artists (low intensity).

Overnight stay onboard The Great Southern.

All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Great Southern: Broken Hill or Silverton
Broken Hill
Day 4
Adelaide

Enjoy your final breakfast on board as you relax and watch the scenery pass you by before arriving into Adelaide.

Overnight stay in Adelaide at Majestic Roof Garden Hotel.

Breakfast
Adelaide
Adelaide
Day 5
Adelaide

Visit the iconic Adelaide Central Markets and taste a delicious selection of foods from SA artisan food producers. Meet the suppliers, stallholders and producers whose families have traded the Market for generations. This small group tour is hosted by local guides and is serious fun for those with a passion for great food, and the people who grow and supply it to our tables.

After your tour, settle in for a delicious Market cafe lunch and watch the world go by, or if you are too full after the tour tastings we can arrange a gourmet Italian panini picnic lunch to take away — your choice no need to make your mind up until the day.

Overnight stay in Adelaide at Majestic Roof Garden Hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch
Adelaide
Port Adelaide
Day 6
Adelaide

Explore more of Adelaide at your leisure.

Overnight stay in Adelaide at Majestic Roof Garden Hotel.

Breakfast
Adelaide
Adelaide Hills
Day 7
Adelaide → Northern Barossa → Adelaide

Today your boutique wine and food touring continues with a visit to the very special and historic Northern Barossa with its 80 cellar doors, you’ll even visit one of the oldest vineyards in the world where Shiraz vines were planted in 1843.

Overnight stay in Adelaide at Majestic Roof Garden Hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch
Adelaide → Northern Barossa → Adelaide
Winery, Adelaide
Day 8
Adelaide

After breakfast, time to bid farewell as your journey ends and check out from your accommodation.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
English
Currency
Australian Dollars (AUD)
Hurry, limited departures

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7 nights
from AUD3,239
per person
Australia
Brisbane
Adelaide
Rail
Rail Packages
January 2021 - February 2021

Hotel options

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

Adelaide
The hotel is nestled amongst the East End precincts eclectic and luxury shops, cafes and restaurants and is situated a short stroll to the main Adelaide Fringe locations. The accommodation rooms are spacious and range in size and features. Culshaw’s, located on the ground floor, is an award-winning restaurant which showcases the finest seasonal South Australian produce. Providing exceptional service and a great night’s sleep in spacious rooms. Situated in one of the very best locations in Adelaide for both leisure and business travelers as it is an easy stroll or tram ride to all of Adelaide’s major attractions.

Optional Extras

Upgrade to Platinum service aboard The Great Southern.

Features of Platinum:

  • Spacious double or twin cabin almost twice the size of a Gold Service twin cabin
  • Outback experiences
  • Panoramic windows offering views from both sides of the train
  • Access to the exclusive Platinum Club for dining and socialising
  • Freshly prepared continental breakfast served upon request in-cabin
  • Refreshments served in cabin
  • Australian Appelles Apothecary toiletries
  • Haigh’s chocolates & Bollinger champagne
  • Nightcap at turndown
  • 90kg checked in luggage (60kg in Gold Service)
  • Private transfers at the start/end of your journey (within 60km)

Important notes

  • Advertised “from price” is based on ‘ADVANCE PURCHASE’ Rail Journey Fares and must be paid in full at time of booking. Pricing varies on each departure and is subject to availability. Please enquire with our team for exact pricing, upgrade options and departure dates.
  • We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit. 

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