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  • Travelling through gorgeous farmland

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  • A beachside dinner at Coffs Harbour

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  • Gold Service Cabin

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  • Great Southern

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  • Gourmet dining onboard

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  • Off train experiences included

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  • En route to Broken Hill

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  • Adelaide

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  • A beachside dinner at Coffs Harbour

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  • Great Southern

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  • Great Southern

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  • Travelling through gorgeous farmland

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • A beachside dinner at Coffs Harbour

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Gold Service Cabin

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Great Southern

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Gourmet dining onboard

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Off train experiences included

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • En route to Broken Hill

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Adelaide

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • A beachside dinner at Coffs Harbour

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Great Southern

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  • Great Southern

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  • Port Stephens

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4 Day Great Southern Rail Journey

  • Travel from Brisbane to Adelaide via Broken Hill
  • Enjoy All-Inclusive Gold Service, Meals & Wine
Includes Immersive Off Train Experiences

The time of ‘slow travel’ is now. This growing travel ethos is about enjoying the journey just as much as the destination; living for each moment, embracing the smaller details. So what better way to discover the joys of travelling slowly than a four day / three night bucket list rail journey from Brisbane to Adelaide onboard the Great Southern. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ever-changing views of lush Hunter valley vineyards, remote desert in Broken Hill and so much in between.

Along the way, you’ll receive Gold Service accommodation with all-inclusive meals, fine wines and beverages, together with included off-train experiences that help you experience each stop. Indulge with a beachside dinner in Coffs Harbour and then choose your own adventure with options including wine tasting in the Hunter, exploring the Mad Max Museum in Silverton, or venturing 120m underground at an outback mine. The choice is yours. Are you ready to take it slow?

ITINERARY

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After setting off from Brisbane, enjoy lunch on board followed by a relaxing afternoon settling in to your private cabin before arriving at the coastal town of Coffs Harbour. As the sun dips beneath the horizon, enjoy a unique beachside dinner where you’ll feast on local produce and fresh seafood matched with fine wines, while the waves lap at the shore nearby. After a few leisurely hours, you’ll re-board the train and set off for the night.

Please note: Guests are to meet at Hanworth House in Brisbane and are then transferred to the train station for departure at 11:15am.

Overnight: Great Southern Train - Gold Service Twin Cabin
Meals included: Lunch;Dinner

Start the day with a hearty breakfast on board before setting off for a full day of Off Train Excursions. Today you get to choose your own adventure, with the option of the Hunter Valley or Port Stephens.

Hunter Valley Wine Region:
Meander through the picturesque and historic vineyards of the Hunter Valley, where you can sample wines from both world-renowned brands and boutique cellar doors. Your day will include cellar door experiences and a sumptuous lunch.

Port Stephens by Land:
Experience the impressive Stockton Bight Sand Dunes and beach by 4WD van, stopping to hunt for pipis and driving to the top of a sand dune to take in the incredible views. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxed lunch before heading back to the train in the afternoon (low intensity).

Port Stephens by Sea:
Enjoy the stunning views of Port Stephens with a relaxed morning of sailing on the water and the chance to spot dolphins along the way. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxed lunch before heading back to the train in the afternoon (low intensity).

In the evening, return to the train to enjoy a regionally-inspired meal prepared on board before retiring for the night.

Overnight: Great Southern Train - Gold Service Twin Cabin
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After enjoying breakfast and lunch on board, enjoy an afternoon of unique touring experiences in the outback New South Wales towns of Silverton or Broken Hill.

Silverton Explorer:
Take time to explore the museum, quirky galleries and Mad Max Museum while wandering around the tiny, uniquely Outback town that is Silverton before enjoying a cool drink in the iconic Silverton Hotel (low to medium intensity).

Historic Day Dream Mine:
Don a miner’s helmet and enjoy both a surface and underground mine tour at this unique, remote outback mine. While this tour is not for the faint-hearted, the adventure is worth the effort exploring 120m underground and getting a true insight into a miner’s life from yesteryear. Enjoy afternoon tea of scones with a cuppa before heading back to the train (med-high intensity).

The Hart of Broken Hill:
Venture up to the Line of Lode Miner’s Memorial to pay respects to the miners before heading to the home of Pro Hart. With a glass of wine in hand, have fun creating your own masterpiece in Pro’s original studio, in the company of his daughter or son, and enjoy time to explore the gallery to take in the art of one of Australia’s most loved artists (low intensity).

Overnight: Great Southern Train - Gold Service Twin Cabin
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

As the train rolls into Adelaide, enjoy your last breakfast on board and the end of your Great Southern train journey.

Please note: the train will arrive at Adelaide Parklands Terminal at 9:30am.


Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

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  • Embrace ‘slow travel’ onboard the Great Southern 
  • Receive 3 nights Gold Service Twin accommodation 
  • Indulge with all-inclusive meals, fine wines & beverages
  • Enjoy a regionally-inspired menu paired with local wines
  • Immersive off train experiences included:
    - Enjoy a sensational beachside dinner in Coffs Harbour 
    - Visit the Hunter Valley vineyards or Stockton Dunes at Port Stephens
    - Tour the NSW Outback towns of Silverton or Broken Hill

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note:
all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 8th of February 2021.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $1910 applies.
 
Departure Dates
2020
December: 21, 28 (SOLD OUT)
 
2021
January: 4, 18
February: 1, 8
 
Departure City
Brisbane



Accommodation Used


5 Star (Self Rated)

The Great Southern ‘ Gold Service’ Experience

 

Extra Nights
Not Available
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for all ages
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available
 
Bedding Configuration
Gold Twin Cabin: Bunk Bed Option with Ensuite (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



The Great Southern
Step aboard the newest rail experience in Australia and prepare to explore a very special region in unparalleled style. Be among the first to experience this sensational all-new adventure, taking in buzzing cities, diverse landscapes and natural marvels, all in the renowned comfort and style of a Journey Beyond rail expedition. With its rugged coastline, sun-kissed beaches, unique outback, and exhilarating capital cities, the stunningly diverse southeast feels like nowhere else in Australia. The Great Southern train will take you there.
 
Gold Service Cabin
A comfortable sleeper cabin featuring a private ensuite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge during the day.



Day 1 Coffs Harbour
Coffs Harbour Dinner
On arrival at Coffs Harbour Station in the early evening, you’ll be met by coaches to transport you to your dinner location just a short drive away. Enjoy a memorable experience by the beach, with local food and beverages the star attractions. Enjoying a meal and fine wine in this heavenly location is a terrific way to meet your fellow travellers and prime yourselves for your Great Southern journey ahead.
 
Day 2 Hunter Region or Port Stephens
Hunter Valley Wine Region
From historic Maitland Station (1880), enjoy an easy coach ride into this fertile valley, home to around 150 wineries ranging from slick big-name producers to small-scale boutique bottlers.
 
Your day among the vines will take you to some of the region’s finest wineries, from stylish and contemporary to marvellously historic and relaxed and fun. Generous tasting times – at least an hour at each winery – will allow you to savour the full range of Hunter Valley offerings. In between wine tastings you’ll also enjoy a lovely long-table lunch.
Suitably wined and dined, your coach will make the leisurely journey to Broadmeadow Station, meeting the Great Southern in time for dinner and your continuing journey southwards.
– Approximately 8½ hours
– Fitness level – Low
– Hat and sunscreen
 
Port Stephens by Land
Experience the impressive Stockton Bight Sand Dunes and beach by 4WD van, stopping to hunt for pipis and driving to the top of a sand dune to take in the incredible views. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxed lunch before heading back to the train in the afternoon (low intensity).
 
Port Stephens by Sea
Enjoy the stunning views of Port Stephens with a relaxed morning of sailing on the water and the chance to spot dolphins along the way. Afterwards, enjoy a sumptuous lunch before heading back to the train in the afternoon (low intensity).
 
Day 3 Broken Hill or Silverton
Silverton Explorer
Take time to explore the museum, quirky galleries and Mad Max Museum while wandering around the tiny, uniquely Outback town that is Silverton before enjoying a cool drink in the iconic Silverton Hotel (low to medium intensity).
 
Historic Day Dream Mine
Don a miner’s helmet and enjoy both a surface and underground mine tour at this unique, remote outback mine. While this tour is not for the faint-hearted, the adventure is worth the effort exploring 120m underground and getting a true insight into a miner’s life from yesteryear. Enjoy afternoon tea of scones with a cuppa before heading back to the train (med-high intensity).
 
The Hart of Broken Hill
Venture up to the Line of Lode Miner’s Memorial to pay respects to the miners before heading to the home of Pro Hart. With a glass of wine in hand, have fun creating your own masterpiece in Pro’s original studio, in the company of his daughter or son, and enjoy time to explore the gallery to take in the art of one of Australia’s most loved artists (low intensity).



- Domestic flights / transfers
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Optional gratuities/tipping
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)



RAIL TOUR
Meals
All meals are included in the tour. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note: we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

·   1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.
 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·   If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY 
The fare is non-transferable and non-refundable. Should suspension of services occur due to government-imposed restrictions, 100% of the monies paid will be placed in a future travel credit with Journey Beyond. For full terms & conditions visit https://journeybeyondrail.com.au/