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Adelaide South AustraliaAdelaide, South AustraliaGrampians, VictoriaCanberra, ACT

Adelaide to Brisbane by Great Southern Rail

Enjoy a great Adelaide 4-star city stay with local sightseeing tours, but the big highlight is bound to be the remarkable rail experience from South Australia to Queensland. There’s nothing quite like fully-inclusive Gold Service on the Great Southern!

Trip Details:

Great Southern Rail Adelaide to Brisbane with City Stay, Sightseeing & Flights – 7 days

People travel the world for great rail journeys and here’s one that’s right on the doorstep for Australians!

Fly to Adelaide, where your adventure starts at a central hotel for four nights. We’ve included a sightseeing coach tour with a local guide so you don’t miss the city’s great sights. Plus you’ll get to see Adelaide from the best seat in the house on a Torrens River Cruise and a luxury coach tour takes you to Hahndorf and the Adelaide Hills for many more regional treats.

Next comes the main event of the holiday, boarding the Great Southern for a remarkable rail experience through Victoria, ACT and NSW en route to Queensland. See the spectacular Grampians mountain ranges and native wildlife, delve into the country’s history in Canberra and discover the picturesque coastal town of Coffs Harbour. Gold Service awaits you, and that means fine dining, included drinks and amazing off-train excursions before the train rolls into Brisbane.

Why you’ll love this trip:

  • Treat yourself to fully-inclusive Gold Service on the sensational Great Southern train!
  • Off-train excursions, hearty meals & free soft drinks, beers, quality wines & base spirits
  • Amazing value for an iconic journey of Australia, with flights, hotel, sightseeing & luxury train included!

Your Holiday Includes:

  • Flights – Economy airfares to Adelaide & from Brisbane
    • Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane to Adelaide & Brisbane to Melbourne or Sydney
    • Brisbane passengers pay $150 less per person & contact us for other cities
  • Accommodation – 4 nights Adelaide in superior 4-star hotel
  • Sightseeing – Adelaide City Coach Tour
    • Torrens River Cruise
    • Hahndorf, Mt Lofty Ranges & Adelaide Hills Coach Tour
  • Train – 3 days / 2 nights aboard the Great Southern, travelling from Adelaide to Brisbane
    • Gold Service twin cabin with private ensuite
    • All-inclusive dining and drinks on board the train
    • Free toiletries kit, cabin steward service, in-cabin music & journey commentary
    • Off-train excursions & activities in The Grampians, Canberra, Northern NSW Coast

Prices & Departure Dates:

Please email hello@anztravelco.com or call 1300 168 910 for the current prices and departures for 2023 and 2024.

Note: Dates are subject to confirmation at time of booking. Prices are per person based on Gold Twin and will vary depending on your departure date.

Get the Brochure:

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Click on the button to view or download a copy of the brochure. The brochure includes more details and the full itinerary (where applicable).

Want to Stay Longer?

You can add extra nights prior to the Great Southern in Adelaide and extend your stay in Brisbane.

There’s also the option to upgrade your Gold Twin cabin to Platinum Class and we can provide a personal quote.

Ask us today about staying at other properties or adding more services. We are happy to design a holiday that will suit you best.

Travelling Solo?

We can look after you. Please ask us for current single traveller rates.

Booking Conditions:

This special deal is valid for a limited time and train cabins can sell out quickly. Please contact us for current rates.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

Please read Australia & New Zealand Travel Company’s Terms & Booking Conditions prior to making a reservation. By booking any travel service with us, you have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

How to Book

To make a booking please call Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email reservations@anztravelco.com.

You can also select a trip and request it via this website – please make sure you enter the quantity for the number of people travelling. In the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page, add your preferred departure date plus any other information that will help us process your booking, such as departure city and travel preferences.

No payment is required to submit an online booking request, but your booking is pending and no place is being held. Your booking status will be advised when you hear from our travel consultants. Bookings are normally actioned within 24 hours – Monday to Friday.

Itinerary & Booking Info

Travel Style

Independent Rail with sightseeing and city stay



The Great Southern train only operates during the summer months and is set to become as iconic as its sister train journeys, The Ghan and Indian Pacific. Enjoy the same private cabins, dining experiences and friendly crew aboard this exciting new railway journey, that uses the same rollingstock as the long-established and popular Ghan and Indian Pacific. Experience the same hallmark quality of off-train activities and escorted touring across these new spectacular locations. The Great Southern is different in each direction.

DAY 1 Fly to Adelaide
As you arrive into Adelaide you can feel the history and culture of 'The City of Churches'. Please catch a taxi from the airport to your hotel. You can relax and use the rest of the day to explore your hotel and its facilities, perhaps take a stroll around the neighbourhood and central Adelaide.
Overnight Accommodation.

DAY 2 Adelaide City Tour
Adelaide is famous for stylish architecture, beautiful parklands, boutique shopping, cafe strips, sandy swimming beaches, fabulous arts events, festivals, nightlife, and sandstone cottages with sweeping gardens. The diverse cultural mix of its one million population guarantees that the food is sensational. Adelaide is Australia's wine capital and lies between rolling hills to the east and beautiful sandy beaches to the west, with world class vineyards within easy reach.

Your friendly driver will pick you up in the comfortable air-conditioned coach before sharing experiences, fascinating facts and enchanting stories in the on-board full commentary throughout the morning. Today see Victoria Square (heart of Adelaide city), Gouger Street (restaurant cafe strip), King William Street's famous boulevard, The Terraces (4 terraces that separate the city from its greenbelts) and Adelaide's magnificent parks, gardens and greenbelts.

See River Torrens with its delightful garden banks, Parliament House, State Library, Trinity Church (Adelaide's oldest church), fashionable Hutt Street and stop at Haigh's Chocolates to enjoy complimentary tea or coffee accompanied by fine Haigh's chocolates (Haigh's unavailable on Sundays). See Beehive Corner at Rundle Mall, Adelaide Oval (one of Australia's most notable cricket grounds and houses the Bradman collection), the quaint suburbs of North Adelaide; O'Connell Street (restaurants and trendy shops), St Peter's Cathedral, Colonel Light's Lookout on Montefiore Hill (spectacular views over Adelaide).

Enjoy free time this afternoon to explore the sights of Adelaide at your own leisure.

Coach Tour with Hotel Pick Ups, Tea, Haigh's Chocolates, Overnight Accommodation.

DAY 3 Explore Adelaide
The beautiful city of Adelaide offers a seductive mix of sensational food and wine with fantastic cultural, art and shopping opportunities, the city is the gateway to some of Australia's premier wine regions and the vibrant city centre is abuzz with lively cafes, bars and restaurants, historic buildings, wide streets and manicured parklands add to the city's wonderful aesthetic appearance.

Spend the day exploring Adelaide at your own leisure.
Overnight Adelaide Accommodation.

DAY 4 Hahndorf, Mt Lofty Ranges & Adelaide Hills Tour
See Adelaide from the best seat in the house, by cruising along The Torrens River in the heart of the city in a heritage icon. The Torrens River is the most significant river and was one of the reasons for the siting of the city of Adelaide. Board the famous ‘Popeye’ for a truly memorable scenic cruise on the Torrens River. Take in the picturesque scenery and prolific birdlife as you cruise through the heart of this wonderful city.

Then your friendly driver will pick you up in the comfortable air-conditioned luxury coach before sharing experiences throughout Hahndorf, Mt Lofty Ranges & Adelaide Hills Tour. Today go to Trendy Hutt Street where Adelaide loves to eat, drink and relax, climb Mt Lofty Ranges for spectacular views over Adelaide from Glenelg to the Gulf of St Vincent, see villages of Crafers, Stirling and Aldgate set amongst the lush greenness of the Adelaide Hills, stop at famous Beerenberg Strawberry Farm, a household name throughout Australia and beyond, visit Australia's oldest German settlement – Hahndorf, stroll under the Elm trees along Hahndorf's main street and discover Quaint cottages, historic inns, artisan food producers, craft shops and tea rooms.

Torrens River Cruise, Luxury Coach Tour, Overnight Adelaide Accommodation.

DAY 5 – 7 Great Southern Adelaide to Brisbane
Catch a taxi to the Great Southern railway station in Adelaide to begin your journey to Brisbane. The Adelaide-Brisbane journey (2 nights, 3 days) includes touring in The Grampians, Canberra and a special beachside dining experience on the Northern NSW Coast.

Embark on the new Great Southern as you travel from Adelaide the 'City of Churches' to the vibrant city of Brisbane, marvel at the beauty passing by your cabin window, the rugged wilderness of the Grampians and rural Victorian countryside, the modern Capital of Australia and political hub Canberra, the stunning seaside vistas of the Northern NSW Coast and onto the youthful and vibrant cosmopolitan city of Brisbane.

The Grampians
Explore one of Australia’s most stunning wilderness regions, boasting sandstone mountains, wildflowers, waterfalls and native fauna such as echidnas and wallabies.

There’s more than just politics in our nation’s capital. While the jewel in Canberra’s crown is Parliament House, it is also home to landmarks such as the National Portrait Gallery, Australian War Memorial and the National Arboretum. There are plenty of opportunities to delve into this city’s art, history and culinary culture.

Northern NSW Coast
Enjoy brunch with stunning seaside views on the northern NSW coast – a stone’s throw from Coffs Harbour.

Please note: The day by day descriptions published are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, road and rail conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that ultimately are for the client’s benefit. It is essential that clients are flexible and open minded in this regard.

How to Book

Bookings can be made by calling Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email to reservations@anztravelco.com.

Online booking requests may also be submitted via this website by selecting a trip. Please make sure you include your preferred departure date in the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page.

Bookings are pending and not confirmed until you receive a status update from an Australia & New Zealand Travel Company consultant.


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