Great Southern to Adelaide – 7D/6N
Journeying from Brisbane to Adelaide over three nights and four days, Great Southern guests are immersed in some of Australia’s most spectacular coastal and inland scenery while tucking in to creative menus showcasing premium local food and wine. Our slightly altered route takes guests from Queensland, through New South Wales and into South Australia with stops that allow guests to explore beyond the tracks.
- See more with the off train experiences such as Coffs Harbour, the Hunter Region (Hunter Valley, Port Stephens or Newcastle) and Victoria (Great Ocean Road or Geelong).
- Sample some of the Barossa’s finest wines, explore the local art and crafts in Adelaide’s oldest German settlement Hahndorf.
- Visit Haigh’s Chocolate factory and enjoy the Torrens River cruise in Adelaide.
Max group size:
- 3 Nights on the Great Southern in a gold class twin cabin from Brisbane to Adelaide.
- All transfers excluding Brisbane.
- All meals, beverages and standard off-train excursions on the Great Southern.
- 3 Nights Adelaide city standard hotel accommodation.
- Barossa and Hahndorf Highlights Tour with lunch.
- Adelaide City Tour with river cruise.
- Local produce & wine tastings. *Advertised pricing is on a per person basis*
Departures:Departs Mondays - Dec & Jan
After setting off from Brisbane, enjoy lunch on board and a relaxing afternoon settling in to 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.
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, Newcastle 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 the chance to spot dolphins along the way. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxed lunch before heading back to the train in the afternoon (low intensity). Newcastle Explorer: Discover the vibrant mix of old and new in the beautiful coastal city of Newcastle with a fun and informative two-hour guided walking tour before lunch. In the afternoon enjoy an hour of free time by the beach or in town (moderate intensity) In the evening, return to the train to enjoy a regionally-inspired meal prepared on board before retiring for the night.
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 Wanderer: Take time to explore the Silverton Gaol and Historical Museum, quirky galleries and Mad Max Museum while wandering around the tiny, uniquely Outback town that is Silverton before enjoying a cool drink and outback dinner at the character-filled 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 approx. 100m underground and getting a true insight into a miner’s life from yesteryear. Enjoy afternoon tea of scones with a cuppa before heading to Silverton for an outback dinner at the character-filled Silverton Hotel (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 fellow artist daughter Marie or son John, and enjoy time to explore the gallery to take in the art of one of Australia’s most loved artists. Afterwards enjoy an outback dinner at the character-filled Silverton Hotel (low intensity).
As the train rolls into Adelaide, enjoy your last breakfast on board and the end of your Great Southern train journey. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in Adelaide.
Adelaide is noted for its many festivals, its food, wine and culture and its long beach fronts. Discover superb architecture, cultural boulevards, surrounding park lands and wide streets and then you’ll appreciate why the city has been ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world. Experience Adelaide on this half day tour to see the main sights and listen as we take you through the local history followed by a relaxing half day cruise along the River Torrens.
The world famous wine region of the Barossa Valley is steeped in history and German heritage, swathed in rolling landscapes of vines, orchards, pasture and bushland and full of great characters. Today, discover the rich bounty of the Adelaide Hills with its charming villages, so close to the city. Explore the enchanting town of historic Hahndorf with its unique Bavarian ambiance.
After a busy few days exploring this region, you will be transferred from your accommodation to Adelaide Airport.