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NEW! Great Southern Specials

NEW! Great Southern


Adelaide | Brisbane

The Australian family of Great Train Journeys just got bigger - The Ghan, Indian Pacific and The Overland are now joined by Great Southern - an epic adventure connecting Adelaide to Brisbane and back.

Key things to know

  • Available to book now!
  • Great Southern will operate special departures between 6 December 2019 and 27 January 2020

Adelaide to Brisbane (2 nights, 3 days)

Departing Fridays, the Adelaide-Brisbane journey includes touring in The Grampians, Canberra and a special beachside dining experience on the Northern NSW Coast.

Brisbane to Adelaide (3 nights, 4 days)

Departing Mondays, the Brisbane-Adelaide journey features a beachside dining experience on the Northern NSW Coast, as well as time spent in the stunning Hunter Valley wine region and at the incredible Twelve Apostles.

All Great Southern departures offer the choice of Platinum and Gold Service accommodation, with both options inclusive of dining, onboard beverages and Off Train Experiences.

How to book?

Call/email our Great Train Journeys team

Check with our friendly consultants to see if your package qualifies.

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Australia's pioneer of inter-capital rail travel

The Overland provides a comfortable, relaxing way to travel between the cities or to ease into a great holiday in Melbourne, Adelaide or their surrounding regions.

The Overland provides stopovers in Adelaide with the Indian Pacific, allowing a trans-continental journey from Perth to Melbourne and vice versa, and also with The Ghan, extending the journey through the heart of Australia to Alice Springs/Darwin.

This service runs two times a week in each direction. Please refer to our departures for further information.



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Prices are in $AUD per person

  Adult Everyday Adult Readyrail Adult Readyrail Saver Pension Saver
April 2018 - March 2019
Red Premium Service $259 $209 $159 $209
Red Service $159 $109 n/a $79

Please note: This product requires manual confirmation and is therefore subject to availability and prices may increase. When we receive your booking an invoice with finalised costing will be sent to you within 1 business day.


Prices will be subject to change on a weekly basis unless paid in full.

Prices above are inclusive of fuel price surcharge and valid for travel April 1st 2018 - 31st March 2019

  • Red Standard Class 'Ready Rail': Payment required at time of booking. No changes permitted. Non refundable (100% cancellation fee). Subject to availability.
  • Readyrail Saver: Readyrail Saver fares must be booked more than 30 days prior to departure. They are valid for Red Service Premium only; are yield controlled and may be available only on selected dates, services and sectors. 
  • Australian Pensioners Only (subject to availability): To qualify for the Pension Saver Fare, guests must hold an Australian Pension Concession Card (PCC) or Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card (CSHC) that is valid at time of travel and booking and which must be carried at all times during travel. We are required to confirm your eligibility for the concession with Centrelink. We will ask for card numbers during the booking process in the 'Discount Card' field.
    Bookings for Australian Pensioner fares cannot be made through Rail Plus New Zealand. Please note that concession fares are yield controlled and may not be available on the first date requested.
  • Children: Child pricing applies to those aged between 4 and 15 inclusive and is a 20% discount off the Adult fare dependent on the type of fare booked. Children aged under 15 years cannot travel without a guardian.

Fare types

  • Adult Everyday
  • Adult Readyrail
  • Adult Readyrail Saver
  • Pension Saver

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