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Great Southern - Coastal Adventure

Watching the rolling scenery of South Australia and New South Wales pass by, exploring the culture and history of Canberra, enjoying time by the New South Wales coastline and feeding dolphins in Queensland – it’s an unforgettable Australian summer adventure.
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2 nights aboard The Great Southern

Tangalooma Dolphin Feeding Cruise

Delve into the art and culinary culture of Canberra

Off Train Excursions in Canberra and NSW 

The Great Southern returns for its second season from 1 January 2021 to 11 February 2021, journeying between Adelaide and Brisbane 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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3 nights in Brisbane at The Oaks Charlotte Towers - 3*
2 nights aboard The Great Southern - Adelaide to Brisbane
8 meals - 2 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 2 dinners
Off Train Excursion in Canberra
Off Train Excursion in northern NSW coast
1 day Tangalooma Dolphin Feeding Cruise
- 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

Adelaide to Brisbane


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Day 1
Great Southern: Adelaide

Board the Great Southern for your memorable two-night journey to Brisbane. Leaving Adelaide behind, now's your time to relax completely into the timeless elegance of rail travel. Let the ancient Southern Flinders Ranges roll by your window and enjoy views to the birdwatchers' paradise of the Menindee Lakes as the sun sits heavy in the sky.  

Overnight stay aboard The Great Southern.

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

Lunch, Dinner
Great Southern: Adelaide
Great Southern | Credit: Journey Beyond
Day 2
Great Southern: Adelaide → Canberra

After a restful night on board, enjoy breakfast before setting off to explore Canberra, to discover that the nation's capital has a lot to offer. Best known as the home of politics, get to know another side of this fascinating city, its landmarks, culture and emerging culinary scene. 

Overnight stay aboard The Great Southern.

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

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Great Southern: Adelaide → Canberra
Canberra Parliament House
Day 3
Great Southern: Canbera → New South Wales → Brisbane

Today is all about those beach views as you travel the northern New South Wales coast. It's here that you'll enjoy time relaxing by the coast. Then it's back onto the train to enjoy the onboard creature comforts as you continue onwards to Brisbane. 

Overnight stay at The Oaks Charlotte Towers

Breakfast, Lunch
Great Southern: Canbera → New South Wales → Brisbane
Coffs Harbour
Day 4

Discover vibrant Brisbane with a day to explore at your leisure. The Queensland capital has come of age and continues to grow as a cosmopolitan metropolis with loads of appeal. Elegant 19th century sandstone buildings sit alongside superb modern architecture and a cultural precinct lining the banks of the Brisbane River. 

Overnight stay at The Oaks Charlotte Towers

Brisbane River
Day 5
Brisbane → Tangalooma → Brisbane

Today's tour takes you to the tropical paradise of Tangalooma on Moreton Island. Only 75 minutes from Brisbane, you'll experience crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches and pristine national park wilderness, and even get to hand feed the resident dolphins!

The tour includes a choice of Desert Safari Tour or Marine Discovery Cruise, entry to a day lounge, lunch, and all day beach activities, before your unforgettable dolphin encounter at dusk. 

Overnight stay at The Oaks Charlotte Towers

Brisbane → Tangalooma → Brisbane
Dolphin feeding at Tangalooma | Credit: Journey Beyond
Day 6

Your experience comes to an end as you farewell Brisbane and check out of your accommodation. 

Additional information

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5 nights
from AUD2,439
per person
Rail Packages
January 2021 - February 2021

Hotel options

The Oaks Charlotte Towers
The Oaks Charlotte Towers

If you are wanting a mix of a city staycation blended with all your favourite resort style facilities, this splendid inn is perfect for your next business trip or weekend getaway. Featuring a 25m lap pool, the one and two-bedroom, self-contained apartments are in walking distance to Brisbane’s iconic shopping precinct and restaurants all with Wi-Fi inclusive and TV streaming capabilities. 

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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