Journey Beyond - Great Southern 2022 & 2023

Cruise Express

Australian owned and operated

Legendary Australian Rail Journeys - Great Southern

2022 & 2023 departures

Step aboard the newest rail experience in Australia and prepare to explore a very special region in unparalleled style – the Great Southern.

This sensational all-new adventure, taking in buzzing cities, diverse landscapes and natural marvels, all in the renowned comfort and style of a Journey Beyond rail expedition. With its rugged coastline, sun-kissed beaches, unique outback, and exhilarating capital cities, Australia’s southeast is stunningly diverse.

With departures in December and January each year, the Great Southern travels between Adelaide and Brisbane showcasing spectacular scenery and an unrivalled experience both on and off the train. Over three or four days (depending on your direction of travel), you will be immersed in some of Australia’s most spectacular coastal and inland scenery while tucking in to creative menus showcasing premium local food and wine. This stunning journey is like nothing else in Australia!

Departure Dates

Brisbane to Adelaide

19 Dec 10.15am > 21 Dec 9.30am
26 Dec 10.15am > 29 Dec 9.30am
2 Jan 10.15am > 5 Jan 9.30am
9 Jan 10.15am > 12 Jan 9.30am
16 Jan 10.15am > 19 Jan 9.30am
23 Jan 10.15am > 26 Jan 9.30am
30 Jan 10.15am > 2 Feb 9.30am
6 Feb 10.15am > 9 Feb 9.30am
13 Feb 10.15am > 16 Feb 9.30am
20 Feb 10.15am > 23 Feb 9.30am
4 Dec 10.15am > 7 Dec 9.30am
11 Dec 10.15am > 14 Dec 9.30am
18 Dec 10.15am > 21 Dec 9.30am
25 Dec 10.15am > 28 Dec 9.30am


Adelaide to Brisbane 

2 Dec 9.00am > 4 Dec 5.11pm
9 Dec 9.00am > 11 Dec 5.11pm
16 Dec 9.00am > 18 Dec 5.11pm
23 Dec 9.00am > 25 Dec 5.11pm
30 Dec 9.00am > 1 Jan 5.11pm
6 Jan 9.00am > 8 Jan 5.11pm
13 Jan 9.00am > 15 Jan 5.11pm
20 Jan 9.00am > 22 Jan 5.11pm
27 Jan 9.00am > 29 Jan 5.11pm
3 Feb 9.00am > 5 Feb 5.11pm
10 Feb 9.00am > 12 Feb 5.11pm
17 Feb 9.00am > 19 Feb 5.11pm
1 Dec 9.00am > 3 Dec 5.11pm
8 Dec 9.00am > 10 Dec 5.11pm
22 Dec 9.00am > 24 Dec 5.11pm
29 Dec 9.00am > 31 Dec 5.11pm

Adelaide to Brisbane

3 days - 2 nights

Leaving Adelaide behind, relax, unwind and enjoy world-class service as the stunning landscapes glide by. On your three day journey, enjoy a mixture of time on train and the opportunity to immerse yourself in Off Train Experiences as you journey towards Brisbane. Lap up the spectacular scenery passing by your window, beginning in the magical Adelaide Hills and onto the ancient Grampians region in Victoria. 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.


2 nights aboard the Great Southern from Adelaide to Brisbane
All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages
A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines
Off train experiences in the Grampians, Canberra and Coffs Harbour

Brisbane to Adelaide

4 days - 3 nights

Australians know their unique summer deserves to be celebrated – and that’s just what a Great Southern journey is all about. 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 historic vineyards of the Hunter Valley or explore beautiful Port Stephens by land or sea, before heading towards regional Victoria and Melbourne. Enjoy a mixture of relaxing time on train and immersive Off Train Experiences, as you journey toward your final destination of Adelaide.


3 nights aboard the Great Southern from Brisbane to Adelaide
All-inclusive meals, fine wines and beverages
A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines
Off train experiences at Coffs Harbour, the Hunter Region, regional Victoria and Melbourne

CovidSafe Travel Requirements

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Great Southern - 2022 / 2023

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*Prices are advertised in Australian dollars and are per person based on twin share or solo occupancy. Prices are based on lead in prices available throughout the 2022 & 2023 rail season with departures from Adelaide or Brisbane. Pricing is correct as of 13 December 2021 and subject to change, surcharges, taxes and may vary depending on departure city. Offer is subject to limited availability or until sold out. Airfares from/to your home city are not included but can be booked at an additional cost and are subject to change and availability until ticketed. Airfares may require immediate payment and ticketing, please check payment terms with your Travel Specialist at the time of booking. PAYMENTS: For Everyday Rail Journeys and Everyday Holiday Packages: (1) Deposit - this payment is per booking, non-refundable and payable on confirmation; and (2) Balance - the difference between the deposit and the total Fee. This must be paid in all cases no later than 45 days prior to the date of travel. For bookings made at 45 days or less prior to travel, full payment is required at the time of booking. All fares are subject to the terms and conditions as set out by Cruise Express and its suppliers which may be obtained at the time of booking. Cruise Express reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions and to cancel any product or service offered in the event of such error or omission. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance as soon as possible after paying your deposit.

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