Day to Day Itinerary


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)


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)


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)



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)


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)


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)