As travellers have come to expect from The Ghan, Indian Pacific and The Overland, exceptional food and wine and world-class hospitality will be at the heart of the Great Southern experience, along with many opportunities to explore beyond the tracks.
A stunning journey between Brisbane and Adelaide, passing by rugged coastlines, sun-kissed beaches, forested peaks and exciting capital cities along the way. Read More
Great Southern Departures & Packages
Brisbane to Adelaide
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.
Adelaide to Brisbane
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.
With room to stretch out and all the luxury comforts, Gold Service is 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.
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.
Lounge and Dining
The Queen Adelaide Restaurant is old world ambience blended with an all-inclusive mouth-watering seasonal menu prepared by on board chefs from hearty breakfasts, two-course lunches and three-course dinners. Meals are complemented by a selection of included wines and beverages with some dietary meals available by request at the time of booking. Décor is art deco and a comforting celebration of the golden era and romance of train travel, available to all guests.
The Platinum Club is another exclusive addition only available to Platinum Service guests and features a deluxe bar, lounge and fully flexible dining area with furnishings and fittings that embody the train’s Australian heritage. The Club provides a menu that truly showcases the finest regional food coupled with first class service.
Indulge in hearty breakfasts, two-course lunches and four-course dinners with the choice between Top End barramundi, locally farmed beef and lamb, superb Margaret River cheese, gourmet Barossa Valley small goods and plenty of native Australian foods including Kangaroo, saltbush and wild rosella flower. All these delicious meals are complemented with a range of all-inclusive wines of the highest standard, beers and non-alcoholic beverages. You can also request an afternoon refreshment from this beverage list or choose from the self-serve bar while spacious quartzite tabletops and leather banquette lounge seating provide the perfect spot for a conversation or game of cards.