Southern Discovery


New Train. New Journeys. New Adventures.

Members from: $2,929 P.PNon-members from: $2,989 P.P

  • Type

    Train Journeys

  • Destination

    Australia

  • Supplier

    Great Southern Rail

  • Booking Code

    GSRAD

  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.

  • Company

    Great Southern Rail


Includes


  • 3 nights accommodation in Adelaide

  • 1 day Northern Barossa Valley Voyager tour

  • 3 days/2 nights aboard the Great Southern, Adelaide to Brisbane including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursions in the Grampians, Canberra and Northern New South Wales Coast

  • 3 nights accommodation in Brisbane

  • 1 day Grand Brisbane tour

  • 2 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

  • Indulge in wine tasting in the celebrated Barossa Valley

  • Appreciate the ancient beauty of the Grampians

  • Explore Canberra’s art, history and culinary culture

  • Enjoy a special beachside dining experience on the NSW coast

  • Devonshire tea onboard a Brisbane river cruise


For Travel 06 December 2019 to 27 January 2020

INTRODUCING GREAT SOUTHERN.

NEW TRAIN. NEW JOURNEYS. NEW ADVENTURES.

We are delighted to announce the launch of Great Southern, a new Australian rail adventure from the owners and operators of The Ghan and Indian Pacific.

Great Southern will operate 16 departures between 6 December 2019 and 27 January 2020, embracing the wonders of Australia’s south-east corner with journeys from Adelaide to Brisbane and vice versa.


Southern Discovery

Diverse, dramatic, delightful. There’s nowhere in the world quite like south-east Australia, and the region opens up before you board the Great Southern. As each day unfolds on this very special itinerary, you’ll be captivated by Adelaide and the Grampians, uncover the unique culture of Canberra, the spellbinding beauty of the New South Wales coast and Brisbane, all while enjoying the creature comforts and romance of rail.


Itinerary


  1. Day 1

    Day One – Arrive Adelaide

    Welcome to Adelaide. After checking in to your accommodation in the heart of the CBD, there are plenty of opportunities to delve into its food, wine, arts and shopping scenes, and get to know the laid back capital.

    Overnight: 3 nights Mayfair Hotel

  2. Day 2

    Day Two – Barossa Valley

    The Barossa may only be an hour by car from Adelaide, but when you’re transported to its lush vineyards and gently rolling hillsides, you’ll feel a world away. Famed for its wines, this historic region is home to more than 80 cellar doors, including one of the oldest in the world. Guided by expert vignerons, you’ll explore up to four cellar doors and enjoy a sumptuous two-course lunch on this expertly-crafted all day tour.

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  3. Day 3

    Day Three – Leisure Day, Adelaide

    Today is yours to explore Adelaide and surrounds at your leisure. The elegant capital’s wine culture is matched with a buzzing food scene; find out why in its laneway bars and restaurants. Or perhaps explore its cultural, artistic, or retail life - the choice is yours.

  4. Day 4

    Day Four – Board the Great Southern in Adelaide

    Unwind and familiarise yourself with your cabin as the journey begins, before savouring a long lunch onboard with your fellow travellers.

    Leaving Adelaide behind, you’ll be transported to the striking Grampians, one of the nation’s most stunning wilderness regions. This magical place is home to ancient sandstone mountains, Indigenous rock art sites, dazzling waterfalls and native fauna including wallabies and echidnas.

    Overnight: 2 nights Great Southern (L,D)

  5. Day 5

    Day Five – Great Southern, Canberra

    After a restful night on board, today you’ll discover why Australia’s capital is more than just politics. While the jewel in Canberra’s crown is undoubtedly Parliament House, this compact city is also home to landmarks such as the National Portrait Gallery, Australian War Memorial and the National Arboretum, and today there are plenty of opportunities to delve into Canberra’s art, history and culinary culture.

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  6. Day 6

    Day Six – Great Southern, Northern New South Wales Coast and Brisbane

    Feel the sand between your toes and the sea breeze in your hair as you enjoy brunch on the beach near Coffs Harbour this morning, with superb views of the Northern New South Wales Coast. Return to the train for more pampering as your rail journey continues to its destination, Brisbane.

    Overnight: 3 nights Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane (B,L)

  7. Day 7

    Day Seven – Brisbane

    If you’ve never been to Brisbane before, today’s tour is a perfect introduction to the best of the city – and if you have, it will provide a new look at a familiar place. An all-day tour designed to highlight the diversity of the burgeoning capital, you’ll cruise the Brisbane River, explore bustling Southbank, take in the sweeping views at Mt Coot-tha Lookout, and visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

  8. Day 8

    Day Eight – Leisure Day, Brisbane

    After getting to know the sultry subtropical capital, delve even deeper with a day spent exploring at your leisure.

  9. Day 9

    Day Nine – Farewell

    After checking out of your Brisbane accommodation, your memorable adventure comes to a close.


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Disclaimer


GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD)All pricing is based on one-way fares. Connecting fares using more than one train can be calculated by using the sum of the individual sector. Platinum Service is configured in twin and double beds and is charged as per person pricing. Where a Platinum Service Cabin is required for a single person then use the pricing for ‘Platinum
Service Cabin Sole Occupancy’. Gold Service is charged as per person pricing. Where a Gold Service Cabin is required for a single person then use the pricing for ‘Gold Service Cabin Sole Occupancy’. Child pricing applies to a child accompanying an adult and aged between 4 and 15 years inclusive. Infants not occupying a berth and aged between 0 and 3 inclusive travel free of charge. EVERYDAY CONDITIONS:
Everyday fares are subject to availability. Cancel 91 days or more prior to departure - $50 per person, per rail sector. Cancel 90-46 days prior to departure: Gold Service - $250 per person, per rail sector; Platinum Service - $500 per person per rail sector. The fare is transferrable and refundable, less any cancellation fees applicable up until 45 days prior to departure. Inside 45 days 100% cancellation fees apply. EVERYDAY SAVER CONDITIONS: Everyday Saver fares are yield controlled and are only available on selected services and sectors. Cancel 91 days or more prior to departure - $50 per person, per rail sector. Cancel 90-46 days prior to departure- $250 per person, per rail sector. The fare is transferrable and refundable up, less any cancellation fees applicable until 45 days prior to departure. Inside 45 days 100% cancellation fees apply. ADVANCE PURCHASE CONDITIONS: Advance Purchase fares must be booked more than 6 months prior to departure. The fare is valid for Gold Service only, are yield controlled and may be available only on selected dates, services and sectors. Full payment required after 14 days of booking. The fare is transferrable and refundable up until 14 days after booking. 100% cancellation fees apply 14 days after booking date. Advance Purchase fares are capped at 15% commission.
GREAT SOUTHERN TRAVEL SEASONS: Great Southern has a one season fare. Eastbound Travel Period: 06 December 2019 to 27
January 2020. Westbound Travel Period: 09 December 2019 to 23 January 2020.