Introducing The Great Southern: Australia’s Newest Rail Journey

16th December 2019

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Combining breathtaking scenery, glamorous accommodation and laid-back luxury, the Great Southern Rail is one of the most unique and amazing ways to see the vast Australian landscapes.

Travel through rugged coastline, golden beaches, bustling towns and sleepy coastal villages on your relaxing journey between two of Australia’s most popular cities.

Launched by Journey Beyond Rail Expedition, the Great Southern Rail is the country’s first new great train journey in over 10 years. The premium experience accommodates up to 232 guests across 28 cabins, and a range of platinum and gold service options.

The Great Southern experience includes all meals, beverages and off-rail excursions. Best of all, the delicious gourmet menu is inspired by regional flavours across Australia.

Journeys range between two to three-night journeys and feature visits to the Grampians, Hunter Valley, Newcastle as well as the iconic Great Ocean Road. Passengers can choose between the two-night, three-day northbound journey which travels from Adelaide to Brisbane, or the three-night, four-day South bound Journey traveling from Brisbane to Adelaide.

Chief Operating Officer for Journey Beyond, Luke Walker says guests should be prepared for exceptional service onboard The Great Southern.

“As with all our trains, the real experience is the journey itself,” Mr Walker said.

“Great Sothern’s array of excursions will allow guests to truly explore beyond the tracks and be immersed in the towns, cities and landscapes the train passes through.”

The train’s iconic orange colour represents the hot Australian Summer in which it travels, and the kangaroo logo was designed to reflect the eastern grey kangaroos who are typically found along the Great Southern Journey.

The Great Southern will operate a limited number of journeys over December 2019 and January 2020. Tickets are also on sale for the 2020/21 Summer Season.

Prices start from $1779 per person.