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Great Southern, 3 or 4 days (depending on the direction)

December and January
The itinerary is mostly an independent tour. All hotel reservations, breakfasts and the mentioned transfers, excursions or meals are included in the package.

The itinerary is an example as the tour may change, depending on the season. We will confirm the program as we plan your itinerary.
Ask for a quote. The total price depends by your travel time, availability, number of people, optional excursions and your cabin level. 
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See the stunning scenery of South East Australia on either a three or four day train journey from Adelaide to Brisbane or vice versa. The length of the trip depends on the direction of travel, as the route and day destinations are slightly different. Please note that the train only operates in December and January, so availability is limited.

You will enjoy fine dining and fine wines and service while enjoying the coastal scenery. You will also visit the Australian Capital and smaller coastal cities.

Routes and distance:
Adelaide – Brisbane, 3 days, 2 nights.
Brisbane – Adelaide, 4 days, 3 nights.

Availability in December and January
Departure on Fridays from Adelaide and on Mondays from Brisbane.

Examples of day trips:
  • Adelaide – Brisbane: The Grampians
  • Brisbane-Adelaide: Coffs Harbor
  • Canberra
  • Coffs Harbor
  • Hunter Valley, Port Stephens or Newcastle
  • Melbourne or The Great Ocean Road

Please note that itineraries vary on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.


Day 1:
Grampians is a mountain and national park between Adelaide and Melbourne. The area is famous for outdoor activities such as walking trails, rock climbing or camping. The area is also known for good food and wine. After visiting the lookout, you can enjoy dinner in this stunning scenery. 

Day 2:
The next day you will be able to visit the Australian capital Canberra. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to choose one of the following guided tours in the capital:
  • National war memorial
  • Parliament house
  • National Gallery of Australia
  • National Museum of Australia.

Alternatively, you can opt for a tour of the vineyards, where you can sample local wines and dine in the Murrumbatema wine region. You have two options for a guided tours:
  • Canberra Icons
  • Murrumbateman Food & Wine Trail

Day 3:
Today you can choose the right day trip for you in the coastal town of Coffs Harbor:

Boardwalk to Beach, which stops at Urunga’s small station to enjoy stunning coastlines and stunning scenery, or Coffs Explorer, which travels to Sealy’s lookout point and offers stunning scenery miles away along the coast.

Or you can relax a full morning on Coffs Harbor’s stunning beaches and by the sea. If you are interested in golf, you can play at Bonville Golf Resort, one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world. Please note that availability is strictly limited to Bonville Golf Resort, so please ask for more when booking your trip.

  • Boardwalk to Beach
  • Coffs Explorer
  • Beachside Morning
  • Bonville Golf Course


Day 1:
After crossing the border from Queensland to New South Wales, you will enjoy a unique dinner on the shores of Coffs Harbor.

Day 2:
Today you can choose your excursion from the following options:
  • Explore Hunter Valley’s historic vineyards.
  • See the sand dunes in Port Stephens.
  • Explore Newcastle’s unique mix of old and new on a guided walking tour.

Day 3:
Are you spending the day in Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, or are you going to admire the south coast and the Great Ocean Road by car?

Alternatively, you can choose a day trip to the coasts of the Moorabool Valley and Geelong.

Today's excursion options are:
  • Melbourne Explorer
  • Wonders of the Great Ocean Road
  • Wonders of the Great Ocean Road with Scenic Flight Upgrade (extra charge)
  • Wine and Waterfront

Please note that if you choose the Great Ocean Road trip, the drive will take about two hours in each direction. Because the destination is popular, stops at landmarks are not guaranteed.
You may upgrade with a flight above the Twelve Apostles (for an additional fee).
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