Great Southern explores new territory

A new train is set to launch onto Australian tracks late next year, linking Adelaide and Brisbane for 16 departures in its much-anticipated inaugural season.

The new Great Southern train will explore the incredible landscapes and experiences across Australia’s diverse south-eastern corner with the option of a three-day northbound itinerary or a four-day southbound itinerary.

It will be the newest addition to the internationally-regarded suite of great Australian rail journeys, which includes The Ghan (Adelaide-Darwin) and Indian Pacific (Sydney-Perth).

Great Southern’s maiden travel season will extend from 6 December 2019 through to 27 January 2020.

Comprising 28 carriages and two locomotives, Great Southern will accommodate up to 214 guests per journey.

Onboard accommodation will include the option of Gold Single and Gold Twin cabins, as well as the more exclusive Platinum cabins.

As travellers have come to expect from The Ghan and Indian Pacific, exceptional food and wine and world-class hospitality will be at the heart of the Great Southern experience, along with many opportunities to explore beyond the tracks.

The two-night, three-day journey from Adelaide to Brisbane features opportunities to step off the train to experience the spectacular Grampians National Park, the nation’s capital Canberra, and the stunning northern New South Wales coast.

The four-day southbound journey will include an incredible beachside dining experience in northern NSW, an immersive day in the Hunter Valley and Newcastle region and will also provide the opportunity to take in Victoria’s iconic Twelve Apostles.

Fares start from $1649 per person for Gold Single accommodation, $1829 per person for Gold Twin and $3899 per person for Platinum. All fares are inclusive of onboard dining, beverages and Off Train Excursions.

Great Southern opens for sale on Monday, 3 December 2018.