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Holiday packages on the new Great Southern train 2022 - Photo
Tours on the Great Southern Train from Adelaide to Brisbane - Photo
New GSR train Great Southern - Photo
Tours on the Great Southern train 2022 - Photo

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Day 1. ARRIVE ADELAIDE

Welcome to Adelaide. After checking into 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

DAY 2. 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 vignerons, you’ll explore up to four cellar doors and enjoy a sumptuous two-course lunch on this expertly-crafted all day tour. (B,L)

DAY 3. 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 it’s cultural, artistic, or retail life – the choice is yours. (B)

WE RECOMMEND – McLaren Vale and Glenelg Tour – from $79 pp

Your tour begins in Adelaide, where you’ll board the 20-seater coach ready for your adventure, which starts with a drive to picturesque McLaren Vale. Once in McLaren Vale your first stop is the stunning Chapel Hill Winery. Have your taste buds primed and your camera poised as your host tantalizes you with a wonderful, structured wine tasting experience in their picturesque cellar door.

From Chapel Hill it’s on to the Main Street of McLaren Vale. Here you’ll have some free time to enjoy a taste or two of wine at Hardy Tintara’s Cellar door, grab a coffee and watch the world go by, visit the fabulous Almond Train or pop into the Fruchocs factory and pick out a selection of sweet gifts, before you again board the coach and head to your second winery of the day, the quaint Shingleback Winery. Enjoy a structured tasting of Shingleback’s finest wines, and if you’re peckish, you can purchase a cheeseboard to enjoy with your wine.

As you depart McLaren Vale for Adelaide, you’ll head towards Glenelg along the coastal scenic route. Gaze out at the South Australian coastline before reaching the beautiful beachside suburb of Glenelg.

DAY 4. 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. (B)

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)

DAY 5. GREAT SOUTHERN, CANBERRA

After a restful night on board, today you’ll discover why Australia 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. (B,L,D)

DAY 6. 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 Hilton Brisbane. (B,L)

DAY 7. BRISBANE AND GOLD COAST HINTERLAND

Today your tour takes you into the Gold Hinterland. O’Reilly’s is situated in the centre of the cool, quiet rainforest of World-Heritage listed Lamington National Park with its spectacular panoramic views. En-route to O’Reilly’s enjoy a stroll along ‘Gallery Walk,’ Mt Tamborine’s unique local art and crafts shops. Upon arrival at O’Reilly’s, you’ll be enchanted by the calls of an amazing array of native birds. Enjoy the scenery and calm amongst the top of the trees as you take a stroll along the ‘Tree Top Walk’ 16 metres above the rainforest floor. (B, L)

DAY 8. LEISURE DAY, BRISBANE

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

WE RECOMMEND – City Essentials Tour $60 per person

The perfect introduction to Brisbane, our three-hour City Essentials Walking Tour covers all the main sights in the City Centre and takes you where the buses can’t go.

See King George Square, the Story Bridge, the City Botanic Gardens, the oldest church in Queensland, Eagle Street Pier, the City Hall Clock Tower, and lots of hidden secrets along the way (Distance covered: approx. 3 kilometres). We’ll also point out the best City bars, cafes and restaurants for every budget, so you can make the most of your limited time here.

DAY 9. FAREWELL

After checking out of your Brisbane accommodation your memorable adventure comes to a close. (B)

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

dates & pricing

Cabin Fare Jan & Dec 2022
Gold Twin Advance Purchase $2965
Everyday $3335
Gold Single Advance Purchase $3265
Everyday $3615
Platinum Double Everyday $5135
  • Advance purchase fares are subject to availability.
  • Prices are subject to change.

Highlights & inclusions

  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Adelaide including breakfast
  • 1 day Northern Barossa Valley Voyager tour
  • Transfer from Hotel to Adelaide Parklands Terminal
  • 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 including breakfast
  • 1 day O’Reilly’s Green Mountains with Lunch
  • 8 breakfasts, 5 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
  • Visit to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat at Mt Tamborine in the Gold Coast hinterland

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