Introducing the Great Southern: Australia's new rail journey

From the owners and operators of the world-renowned Indian Pacific and The Ghan, Journey Beyond are no strangers to connecting the world to the rich diversity of Australia.

From the owners and operators of the world-renowned Indian Pacific and The Ghan, Journey Beyond are no strangers to connecting the world to the rich diversity of Australia.

In 2019 they are introducing guests to their newest route on The Great Southern, ex. Brisbane & Adelaide.

Here are 4 reasons this journey will make it onto your bucket list in 2019.


1. All Inclusive Meals, drinks & scenery


The views are a given on this rail journey, but it always helps to have a glass of Australian wine while you are taking it all in. This trip highlights the ultimate mode of relaxation that ‘slow’ trains are known for, encouraging guests to relax and unwind (with a plate of fine dining in hand). The best part is – all meals & drinks are included in the various ‘dining’ cars.


2. Northbound & Southbound Itineraries


If you’re embarking from Adelaide headed to Brisbane (2N/3D) your guests will be treated to the incredible landscapes of Grampians National Park, the nation’s capital Canberra, and the stunning northern New South Wales coast. Alternatively, the southbound Brisbane travellers (4D/3N) will indulge in an immersive day in the Hunter Valley and surrounds, and will also provide the opportunity to take in Victoria’s iconic Twelve Apostles. Where do we sign up?


3. Choose how you travel


With 16 departures planned for their 2019/2020 run, guests have the choice between 28 carriages, including 6 Platinum & 9 Gold carriages aboard the brilliant orange (the official Patone colour) loco of the Great Southern. Gold Service starts from $1649 per person and is the most popular among travellers with upper and lower berth twin-configurations in the cabin and all the luxuries of included off-train activities. If your guests are looking for the Platinum experience (starting from $3899 per person), they’ll be treated to a room almost double the standard size with a list of other amazing added extras. What better way to see Australia, in their own comfort, watching the sunrise across the horizon? Amazing!


4. Explore beyond the tracks


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. With all day-excursions included as standard, your guests will truly feel content when they don’t have to lift a finger – unless they’re taking photos (which is definitely encouraged).

They call trains the land-cruise that is not only known for its amazing destinations but also the incredible experience on-board. With the combined expertise and knowledge of The Ghan & Indian Pacific – this is one trip of a lifetime that is sure to please any kind of traveller. Explore the exceptional standard of accommodation your guests can expect with a 360-degree view of the cabins on-board The Ghan & Indian Pacific to get the holiday-planning started!


Get on board NOW!

For more information or to book, call 1800 703 357, visit your local travel agent or check out the website below.


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Written by Mel Bobbermien, KARRYON contributor

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