Great Southern Brisbane to Adelaide or vice versa 2019

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The Great Southern

Adelaide to Brisbane or vice versa

NEW TRAIN. NEW JOURNEYS. NEW ADVENTURES.

Step aboard the newest rail experience in Australia and prepare to explore a very special region in unparalleled style. Be among the first to experience these sensational all-new journeys between Adelaide and Brisbane. With its rugged coastline, sun-kissed beaches, forested peaks, and exhilarating capital cities, the stunningly diverse south-east feels like nowhere else in Australia. The Great Southern invites you on a breathtaking journey, embracing the wonders of the Australian summer in unparalleled style.

Departure dates

Limited season

ADELAIDE TO BRISBANE
December 2019
6, 13, 20, 27
January 2020
3, 10*, 17, 24

BRISBANE TO ADELAIDE
December 2019
9, 16, 23, 30
January 2020
6, 13, 20, 27

All dates have limited space / some grades sold out
*special itinerary via Parkes and Gulgong

Brisbane to Adelaide

4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS 9 MEALS

Departs Mondays 10.15am
Arrives Thursday 9.30am

DAY ONE: BRISBANE AND NORTHERN NSW COAST
After setting off from Brisbane, enjoy lunch onboard and a relaxing afternoon settling into 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.

DAY TWO: HUNTER VALLEY, PORT STEPHENS OR NEWCASTLE
Start the day with a hearty breakfast onboard 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.
1. 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, winery tours and a sumptuous lunch (low intensity).
2. Port Stephens by Land and Sea: Experience the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes and Beach by 4WD van, stopping to search for pipies and driving to the top of a sand dune before travelling to Nelson Bay for a relaxing afternoon cruise and lunch (medium intensity).
3. Newcastle Explorer: Take in spectacular coastal views and discover Newcastle’s unique blend of old and new with a guided walking tour and historical site visit. After lunch, visit Strzelecki Lookout and take a stroll along the Newcastle Memorial Walk (medium intensity). In the evening, return to the train to enjoy a regionally inspired
meal prepared onboard before retiring for the night.

DAY THREE: MELBOURNE AND THE TWELVE APOSTLES
After enjoying breakfast onboard, you can choose to discover either the bustling city of Melbourne or take a road trip to explore the unforgettable Twelve Apostles.
1. Melbourne Explorer*: Take in the breathtaking views of Melbourne from Eureka Skydeck, the highest public observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere, and lunch at Eureka 89. Get to know Melbourne city with your choice of a laneway walking tour, a tour of the National Gallery of Victoria or free time to shop and enjoy the city sights. As the day ends, the coach will transport you to the awaiting train at Inverleigh Station stopping along the way for a sumptuous dinner (low/medium intensity).
2. Twelve Apostles: After lunch onboard, set off on a road trip by coach through regional Victoria to the unforgettable Twelve Apostles, a majestic collection of crumbling pillars rising from the Southern Ocean, and spectacular Loch Ard Gorge. On the return journey to Inverleigh Station, enjoy dinner and drinks in regional Victoria (low/medium intensity).

Once you’re back onboard, head to the lounge car to enjoy a nightcap and chat with friends or simply return to your cabin to unwind before heading to bed.

DAY FOUR: ADELAIDE
As the train journeys through the charming Adelaide Hills, enjoy your last breakfast onboard before arriving into Adelaide and the end of your Great Southern train journey.

Adelaide to Brisbane

3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS 7 MEALS

Departs Fridays 9.00am
Arrives Sundays 4.20pm

DAY ONE: ADELAIDE & THE GRAMPIANS
As the train leaves Adelaide, take your time to settle in and get familiar with your cabin. Enjoy morning tea and savour a relaxed lunch onboard while watching the ever-changing landscape glide by. In the late afternoon, the train will arrive in regional Victoria where you’ll have a chance to experience the spectacular wilderness of the Grampians region where you can enjoy a breathtaking walk in the natural surrounds, take in the panoramic views of the Grampians from a lookout, or sample some of the region’s best wines at local wineries.

Your first day culminates with an off-train dinner where you’ll enjoy local produce and regional wines in a uniquely Grampians setting before returning to the train for the night.

DAY TWO: CANBERRA OR THE SOUTHERN TABLELANDS
Wake up in regional New South Wales and enjoy breakfast onboard before setting off for a full-day of exploration in Canberra and surrounds where you’ll discover there’s more to the nation’s capital than just politics. Choose between one of the following options for your Off Train Excursion, with both including lunch.
1. Canberra Icons: Canberra is home to some of the country’s most iconic institutions. Enjoy tours through your choice of two of them, including the National War Memorial, Parliament House, National Gallery of Australia or the National Museum of Australia (low intensity).
2. Food and Wine Trail: Travel to the Southern Tablelands and Canberra District wine region, indulging in some of the best wine and produce in the area (low intensity).

Later in the day, you’ll be transported back to the train where you can relax and enjoy a delicious dinner and drinks in the lounge car before settling down for the night.

DAY THREE: NORTHERN NSW COAST AND BRISBANE
Enjoy breakfast onboard before heading off for a relaxing morning at the picturesque coastal town of Coffs Harbour where you can choose from one of the following Off Train Excursions:
1. Boardwalk to Beach: Take in the spectacular views of the coastline and Great Dividing Range as you walk along the Urunga Boardwalk, before travelling up to Forest Sky Pier at the Sealy Lookout (310m above Coffs Harbour), which offers views for miles. Then it’s back to the beach where you’ll have ample time to relax and enjoy the sand between your toes or even a dip in the ocean (medium intensity).
2. Coffs Explorer: Travel up to the Forest Sky Pier at Sealy Lookout (310m above Coffs Harbour) to take in the stunning views, then wander through the Harbourside Markets for a spot of shopping or a stroll along the historic jetty before enjoying time at the beach (low/medium intensity).
3. Beach Bum: Make the most of Coffs Harbour’s beautiful beaches with an entire morning spent seaside. Wander along the coast, have a dip in the ocean, play a game of beach cricket or simply relax on the sand (low/medium intensity).
4. *Bonville Golf Resort: Enjoy nine holes at one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses (medium/high intensity).

After your morning by the ocean, enjoy a final lunch onboard with your fellow travellers before arriving into Brisbane.

*Availability and capacity limits apply for Bonville Golf Resort.

Package Fares


GOLD TWIN
Adelaide – Brisbane

from $2,059* pp twin share
Brisbane – Adelaide
from $2,599* pp twin share

Saver and Advance Purchase fares may be available – please enquire.

GOLD SINGLE
Adelaide – Brisbane

from $1,859* solo
Brisbane – Adelaide
from $2,329* solo

GOLD TWIN SOLE OCCUPANCY
Adelaide – Brisbane

from $3,739* solo
Brisbane – Adelaide
from $4,709* solo

Saver and Advance Purchase fares may be available – please enquire.

PLATINUM DOUBLE
Adelaide – Brisbane

from $3,899* pp twin share
Brisbane – Adelaide
from $4,359* pp twin share

Saver and Advance Purchase fares may be available – please enquire.

PLATINUM SINGLE
Adelaide – Brisbane

from $7,049* solo
Brisbane – Adelaide
from $7,879* solo

Saver and Advance Purchase fares may be available – please enquire.

Call 1300 766 537 or complete the form below to enquire

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Your deposit will vary by grade of accommodation and will be due within three days of booking. Offer is not combinable with other promotions, is capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. 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. All fares and inclusions may be withdrawn at any time. Cruise fare is subject to currency fluctuations until the time of final payment. 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 at the time of paying your deposit. 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 26 January 2020. Westbound Travel Period: 09 December 2019 to 30 January 2020.

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