Great Southern

Great Southern

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Exploring the vibrant southeast coast in truly exclusive style, Great Southern Rail links the spectacular cities of Adelaide and Brisbane.

Taking in the spectacular Grampians mountains, the nation’s capital of Canberra, the magnificent coastal scenery of New South Wales and the tropical reaches of Tangalooma, this is a journey that showcases some of South Australia’s highlights. Feel the excitement build as you set off on one of the world’s finest coast-to-coast crossings, which also happens to include the longest stretch of straight railway track in existence.

Enjoy the finest dining and beverages as you glide across the country, taking in the views of the diverse scenery from the comfort of your private cabin or enjoying convivial company in the lounge car - in the evenings it’s the perfect place for a nightcap before going to bed - before waking each morning to a new, exhilarating view.

Great Southern Rail Train

Train Features

2691 Guests



1173 Crew Members


Cabin Types

Entered Service


Entered Service

17 Decks



30 Accessible Cabins


Accessible Cabins

Life on Board Great Southern

Leave reality behind as you step on board Great Southern Rail and enter a world of discovery, filled with romance and adventure.

Platinum Service

Nothing enhances the romance of rail travel quite like Platinum Service. Tailored for the discerning traveller, it adds a new level of luxury and sophistication to your journey.

Stylishly appointed and spacious cabins are complemented by discreet, personalised service, world-class food and wine, and access to the exclusive Platinum Club for meals, and socialising.

With Platinum Service, the food and wine are of the highest standard. Enjoy hearty breakfasts, two-course lunches, and four-course dinners, all paired with premium wines.

  • All-inclusive dining, beverages, and Off Train Experiences
  • Spacious Double or Twin cabin almost twice the size of a Gold Service Twin cabin
  • By day, cabins are set up lounge-style with a moveable table and two ottomans
  • By night, lounges are converted to double or twin beds
  • En suite equipped with separate shower, vanity with cupboard space, toilet and Australian bathroom amenities
  • Power outlets and in-cabin safe
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary
  • Panoramic windows offering views from both sides of the train
  • Access to the exclusive Platinum Club for dining and socialising
  • Freshly prepared continental breakfasts served upon request in-cabin
  • Refreshments served in-cabin
  • 90 kg checked luggage allowance per guest (3 x 30 kg each)

Curated by Imagine

At Imagine Holidays, we expertly curate unique and immersive experiences to create once-in-a-lifetime holidays that you’ll remember forever, paired with Great Southern Rail journeys.

Great Southern Image Gallery

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Great Southern FAQs

Where does the Great Southern Rail route begin and end?

The Great Southern Rail offers two itineraries with different embark and disembark points:

Adelaide to Brisbane

Adelaide – Canberra – Coffs Harbour and Surrounds

Brisbane to Adelaide

Brisbane – Coffs Harbour – Hunter Valley/Newcastle/Port Stephens – Regional Victoria/Melbourne - Adelaide

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