Southern Discovery

Departures per week

Southern Discovery operates once a week (between December 6, 2019 to January 27, 2020)

Day of departure

Southern Discovery commences on Tuesdays in Adelaide.

Duration

9
days
/
8
 nights
Example:

Southern Discovery commences in Adelaide on Tuesdays at 9.00am and arrives in Brisbane on Wednesday.

Southern Discovery

Inclusions

● 3 nights accommodation in Adelaide

● 1 day Northern Barossa Valley Voyager tour

● 3 days/2 nights aboard the Great Southern, Adelaide to Brisbane including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursions in the Grampians, Canberra and Northern New South Wales Coast

● 3 nights accommodation in Brisbane

● 1 day Grand Brisbane tour

● 2 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

Details

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4

DAY ONE

ARRIVE ADELAIDE

Welcome to Adelaide. After checking in to your accommodation in the heart of the CBD, there are plenty of opportunities to delve into its food, wine, arts and shopping scenes, and get to know the laid back capital.

Overnight: 3 nights Mayfair Hotel

DAY TWO

BAROSSA VALLEY

The Barossa may only be an hour by car from Adelaide, but when you’re transported to its lush vineyards and gently rolling hillsides, you’ll feel a world away. Famed for its wines, this historic region is home to more than 80 cellar doors, including one of the oldest in the world. Guided by expert vignerons, you’ll explore up to four cellar doors and enjoy a sumptuous two-course lunch on this expertly-crafted all day tour. (L)

DAY THREE

LEISURE DAY, ADELAIDE

Today is yours to explore Adelaide and surrounds at your leisure. The elegant capital’s wine culture is matched with a buzzing food scene; find out why in its laneway bars and restaurants. Or perhaps explore its cultural, artistic, or retail life - the choice is yours.

DAY FOUR

BOARD THE GREAT SOUTHERN IN ADELAIDE

Unwind and familiarise yourself with your cabin as the journey begins, before savouring a long lunch onboard with your fellow travellers.

Leaving Adelaide behind, you’ll be transported to the striking Grampians, one of the nation’s most stunning wilderness regions. This magical place is home to ancient sandstone mountains, Indigenous rock art sites, dazzling waterfalls and native fauna including wallabies and echidnas.

Overnight: 2 nights Great Southern (L,D)

DAY FIVE

GREAT SOUTHERN, CANBERRA

After a restful night on board, today you’ll discover why Australia’s capital is more than just politics. While the jewel in Canberra’s crown is undoubtedly Parliament House, this compact city is also home to landmarks such as the National Portrait Gallery, Australian War Memorial and the National Arboretum, and today there are plenty of opportunities to delve into Canberra’s art, history and culinary culture. (B,L,D)

DAY SIX

GREAT SOUTHERN, NORTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES COAST AND BRISBANE

Feel the sand between your toes and the sea breeze in your hair as you enjoy brunch on the beach near Coffs Harbour this morning, with superb views of the Northern New South Wales Coast.  Return to the train for more pampering as your rail journey continues to its destination, Brisbane.

Overnight: 3 nights Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane (B,L)

DAY SEVEN

BRISBANE

If you’ve never been to Brisbane before, today’s tour is a perfect introduction to the best of the city – and if you have, it will provide a new look at a familiar place. An all-day tour designed to highlight the diversity of the burgeoning capital, you’ll cruise the Brisbane River, explore bustling Southbank, take in the sweeping views at Mt Coot-tha Lookout, and visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

DAY EIGHT

LEISURE DAY, BRISBANE

After getting to know the sultry subtropical capital, delve even deeper with a day spent exploring at your leisure.

DAY NINE

FAREWELL

After checking out of your Brisbane accommodation, your memorable adventure comes to a close.

Southern Discovery
Southern Discovery

Pricing (per person)

2019 - 2020

December 6, 2019 - January 26 2020

  • Platinum $ 5,059
  • Gold Twin $ 3,459 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 2,989 (Advance Purchase)
  • Gold Single $ 3,479 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 3,889 (Advance Purchase)

2020 - 2021

December 2020 - January 2021 inclusive

  • Platinum $ TBA
  • Gold Twin $ TBA (Everyday Fare)
    $ TBA (Advance Purchase)
  • Gold Single $ TBA (Everyday Fare)
    $ TBA (Advance Purchase)

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.