Journey Name: Brisbane to Melbourne/Adelaide  |  Journey Duration: Upto 7 days
 
Overview:
The Southern Spirit explores the path less travelled taking in the sights and delights of four states as it winds through the Great Dividing Range and along Australia's Eastern Seaboard. The Southern Spirit makes a number of whistle stops enroute including The Grampians, The Murray River, the Hunter Valley and Byron Bay as it journeys from Adelaide to Brisbane, or vice versa, over six days and five nights.
 
Train Departure Schedule :
2015
January - March
 
 
Journey Dates :
*** NO Departures in 2014 ***
 
Places Covered:
Brisbane and Byron Bay,Port Macquarie,Hunter Valley,Dubbo,Albury-Wodonga and Melbourne,The Grampians and Adelaide
 
Day to Day Itinerary:

DAY 1

Brisbane and Byron Bay

Board The Southern Spirit in Brisbane and begin your journey southward. Experience a Whistle Stop Tour to the small coastal village of Byron Bay, the most easterly point of the Australian mainland. See the laid back atmosphere, pristine beaches and take your time to enjoy the Main Street on your own. Rejoin The Southern Spirit in Casino. (LD)
 

DAY 2

Port Macquarie

Today, enjoy a Whistle Stop Tour in the historic town of Port Macquarie. Take the opportunity to explore this peaceful town surrounded by green fields and grazing cattle. Experience New South Wales’ mid north coast on your way south while enjoying a delicious three course meal in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant with new found friends. (BLD)
 

DAY 3

Hunter Valley

Start the day with breakfast on board as you travel to the scenic Hunter Valley, one of Australia’s premier wine areas. Join your Whistle Stop Tour and experience the tastes of the region as you explore the many highlights. After the delights of the Hunter Valley, rejoin The Southern Spirit and have the chance to chat and share your stories with your fellow travelers. (BLD)
 

DAY 4

Dubbo

Contemplate the changing landscapes passing by on the path less travelled as you continue towards Dubbo, nestled in the heart of New South Wales. Here, enjoy the chance to experience a Whistle Stop Tour to Taronga Western Plains Zoo, one of the world’s finest open range sanctuaries and a vital link in national and international programs for rare and endangered species. (BLD)
 

DAY 5

Albury-Wodonga and Melbourne

Continuing southward along The Great Dividing Range, the day’s first stop is the twin cities of Albury-Wodonga on the Murray River. Enjoy a Whistle Stop Tour before rejoining The Southern Spirit and proceeding on to Melbourne. For those continuing their journey to Adelaide take the opportunity to leave the train and take in the sights and delights of Southbank or Melbourne City. Reboard The Southern Spirit and head west towards Stawell. (BLD)
 

DAY 6

The Grampians and Adelaide

Your final day on board The Southern Spirit begins with a Whistle Stop Tour in the picturesque Grampians. Reboard the train as it winds across the plain, bidding farewell to your fellow travelling companions over lunch as The Southern Spirit reaches its final destination, Australia’s wine capital Adelaide. (BL)

 
Price:

FARES in 2013 - Total Package Per Person Twin Share from ($)

Brisbane to Adelaide

Platinum Service

Gold Service

Adult pp

$6800

$4400

Brisbane to Melbourne

Platinum Service

Gold Service

Adult pp

$6500

$4100


*** NO Departures in 2015 ***
 
Inclusions:
  • 4 nights aboard The Southern Spirit, Gold Service, Brisbane to Melbourne  
  • Byron Bay 
  • Port Macquarie 
  • Hunter Valley wineries and gardens   
  • Dubbo and Taronga Western Plains Zoo  
  • Albury-Wodonga on the Murray River   
  • 4 x breakfasts, 5 x lunches, 4 x dinners
 
Exclusions:

 
Notes – Remarks:

 
Terms and Conditions:

 
Route Map
 
  • Visit Albury-Wodonga on the Murray River  
  • Hunter Valley wineries and gardens  
  • Visit Tanronga Zoo- one of world's finest rare species Zoo
  • Enjoy delicious meals