The Southern Spirit

The Southern Spirit

  • Region: Australia
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  • Type: Luxury Trains
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  • Traveller Interest: Panoramic Vistas

Introduction / History

The Southern Spirit is a journey of discovery through four states, exploring the Great Dividing Range and the Eastern Seaboard. The Southern Spirit is not for everyone. It is for those that expect more. Those who view travel as they view life, not as a destination, but as a journey to be savoured. On board you’ll enjoy unparalleled luxury and unmatched personal attention with 24-hour cabin service.

 

The Southern Spirit takes you on a relaxing journey over six spectacular days, travelling through four states along the Great Dividing Range and our Eastern Seaboard between Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane. On this new journey you will explore some of Australia’s beautiful verdant landscapes at a pace that allows for the attention it deserves.

 

Your journey will include gently-paced excursions to beautiful beaches; historic lighthouses; peaceful river cruising; delightful botanic gardens; Hunter Valley wine tastings; the Western Plains Zoo; the mighty Murray River and Hume Dam; waterfalls and National Parks; a taste of Indigenous culture, plus leg-stretches at historic country towns. Each day begins with a fresh panorama to take in as you savour the essence of Australia that is distilled in your journey on The Southern Spirit.


*** The Southern Spirit will not be operating in 2014. Please keep in touch with us for future developments ***

Accommodation

The Southern Spirit offers 2 luxurious levels of service:

 

Platinum Service

Platinum Service cabins are spacious private cabins complete with plush, high quality fittings and en suite; elegant dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car; along with flourishes of service, attention and indulgence that turn a holiday into a life-enhancing experience.


Platinum Service Cabin features include: 

  • Your cabin is a private lounge during the day with a movable table and two ottomans, offering plenty of room to entertain or simply relax and enjoy the journey
  • By night your private cabin converts to your choice of comfortable double or twin beds with quality bedding
  • All en suites are equipped with premium fittings, full size shower, vanity with cupboard space, mirror and toilet facilities
  • Start with a continental breakfast served in your cabin
  • An oversized panoramic window in your cabin offers you a unique perspective on the ever-changing Australian landscape
  • Enjoy views from both sides of the train, as each cabin features an additional interior window
  • Set the tone, dim the lights to your personal preference and settle in for the night with in-cabin entertainment
  • For your convenience and peace of mind each cabin offers a lockable door and in-cabin safe.

The sheer convenience of on-call Cabin Steward Service and in-cabin menu makes this new service level a five-star travel and accommodation experience.


Gold Service

The Gold Service on board the Southern Spirit includes: 

  • Well appointed day and overnight sleeper accommodation
  • Elegant twin sleeper cabin
  • Twin Cabins feature 3 seater lounge converting to upper and lower sleeping berths plus ensuite facilities with toilet, washbasin and shower Cabins feature 3 pin/ 240 volt power point, wardrobe, full length mirror, reading light, foldaway table
  • Complimentary toiletry bags and onboard magazine provided in all Gold Service cabins 

Dining / Lounge

The train includes dining cars and a car-bar outdoor observatory. Included in your fare are full or continental breakfasts, all onboard lunches and a la carte dinners. All guests dine in the elegantly themed Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car. At each meal you will be offered a choice of fine food freshly prepared by the onboard chefs. The seasonal menu features distinctly Australian mouth-watering dishes. Quality wines and beverages are available for purchase.


Platinum service guests also get the following

 

  • Complimentary nightcap and turndown service provided nightly
  • Enjoy tea/coffee delivered to your cabin each morning
  • Complimentary morning or afternoon tea in your cabin
  • Optional in-cabin continental breakfast or full breakfast in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car


In addition, the train also has the wonderful Outback Explorer Lounge, which offers an excellent place to socialise and meet fellow travellers from all corners of the world or sit back and enjoy the passing parade of Australian landscapes. The Lounge has a licensed bar and is the ideal place to gather for a drink before dinner or for a game of cards and a nightcap with new friends.

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