Brisbane to Adelaide

Departures per week

Great Southern departs once a week from

- December 7, 2020 to January 25, 2021


- December 3, 2021 to Jan 28, 2022

Day of departure

Great Southern departs Brisbane on Monday at 10.15am



Great Southern departs Brisbane (from Customs House, 399 Queen St, BRISBANE) on Monday at 10.15am and arrives in Adelaide on Thursday at 9.30am.

Brisbane to Adelaide


  • All meals onboard
  • All beverages onboard (including bottled wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks)
  • Sunset dinner on NSW Northern Coast
  • Touring at The Hunter Valley
  • Touring at The Great Ocean Road


Day 1


After setting off from Brisbane, enjoy lunch on board 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 2


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.

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 hunt for pippies 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 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 3


After enjoying breakfast onboard, you can choose to discover either the bustling city of Melbourne or to take a road trip toexplore 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. Then 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 towards the awaiting train at Inverleigh Station stopping along the way for a sumptuous dinner (low/medium intensity).

2. Twelve Apostles: After lunch on board, 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).Optional upgrade available: Twelve Apostles Scenic Flight.Note: Travel time to the Twelve Apostles is between 1.5 to 2hrs each way.*Christmas Day and New Years Day tours will differ.

Once you’re back on board, 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 4


As the train journeys through the charming Adelaide Hills, enjoy your last breakfast on board before arriving into Adelaide and the end of your Great Southern train journey.

Brisbane to Adelaide
Brisbane to Adelaide

Pricing (per person)

2020 - 2021

2020 - 2021 Season

December 7, 2020 - January 25, 2021

2021 - 2028

2021 - 2022 Season

December 3, 2021 - January 28, 2022 inclusive

Advance Purchase Fares must be booked and paid for in full a minimum of six months in advance.
Only limited number of these fares available per departure and are subject to availability.

Children aged 4-15 inclusive receive a 20% discount off the accompanying adult fare. Children 0-3 free in existing bedding.
All prices in Australian dollars (AUD) and are inclusive of GST.
Terms and Conditions apply.