Join us on an unforgettable journey from Perth to Brisbane, immersing yourself in the beauty and charm of Australia’s East Coast. This carefully crafted tour combines luxury travel, breathtaking landscapes, and captivating experiences, ensuring you create lifelong memories.
Departing Brisbane, you’ll travel south into the rolling hills of New South Wales before indulging in an incredible beachside dining experience in Coffs Harbour. Meander through the historic vineyards of the Hunter Valley, explore the beautiful Port Stephens area by land or by sea or take a walking tour around the town and coastline of Newcastle. The journey continues into regional Victoria, with time to explore the area or alternatively, venture into Melbourne for a day spent exploring the city and visiting icons such as the National Gallery of Victoria. Your journey then continues into South Australia before you reach your final destination of Adelaide.
A $1000 per person non-refundable deposit is due within 7 days of booking.
Your holiday commences with a seamless start as a private vehicle picks you up from your home and transfers you to the airport. There, you’ll have the opportunity to meet your fellow travellers and the experienced Kings Tour Manager who will accompany you throughout the journey. A direct flight will take you to Brisbane, where upon arrival, you will be smoothly transported to your hotel, your comfortable home for the next two nights. In the evening, indulge in a delightful Welcome Dinner at the hotel, setting the stage for an enjoyable experience ahead.
Hotel: Stamford Plaza, Brisbane for 2-nights
Embark on a tour of Brisbane that combines natural beauty, cultural exploration, and a relaxing river cruise. The tour begins with a visit to Mt Coot-tha Lookout, where you can take in breathtaking panoramic views of Brisbane city and explore the adjacent Botanic Gardens. Afterward, enjoy a delightful morning tea at Mt Coot-tha Cafe, surrounded by the tranquil ambiance of the area.
Next, head to South Bank Parklands, a vibrant riverside park located on the southern bank of the Brisbane River. Take a leisurely stroll along the Riverside Promenade, visit the Nepalese Pagoda, and relax on the sandy beach at Streets Beach, a man-made oasis.
For lunch, choose from a range of dining options available in South Bank Parklands, catering to various tastes and preferences. Afterward, board a scenic river cruise from South Bank Pier and embark on a journey along the picturesque Brisbane River. Marvel at the city’s stunning skyline while listening to informative commentary about Brisbane’s history and landmarks.
The tour concludes with optional activities such as visiting the Queensland Museum and Art Gallery or taking a walk across the iconic Goodwill Bridge, offering a seamless connection between South Bank and the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.
After setting off from Brisbane, enjoy lunch on board and 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 reboard the train and set off for the night.
Train: Great Southern Railway in Gold Service Cabins for 3 nights
Start the day with a hearty breakfast on board before setting off for a full day of Off Train Experiences. Today you get to choose your own adventure with your choice of the Hunter Valley, Newcastle 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 (low intensity).
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).
Newcastle Explorer: Discover the vibrant mix of old and new in the beautiful coastal city of Newcastle with a fun and informative two-hour guided walking tour before lunch. In the afternoon enjoy an hour of free time by the beach or in town (moderate intensity)
In the evening, return to the train to enjoy a regionally-inspired meal prepared on board before retiring for the night.
After enjoying breakfast on board as you travel through Victoria’s high country, you’ll have a choice of Off Train Experiences. Discover regional Victoria with options including wine touring and gourmet delights, visits to natural sights and charming towns. Or opt to visit cosmopolitan Melbourne and take in the soaring views from Melbourne Skydeck or enjoy free time to explore the city yourself.
As the train rolls into Adelaide, savour your final breakfast onboard, marking the conclusion of your remarkable Great Southern train journey. Following disembarkation, we will arrange a seamless transfer to the airport for your return flight. Once you arrive in Perth, a dedicated driver will be eagerly awaiting your arrival to provide a comfortable transfer back to your home.
**Want to extend your stay in Adelaide? Contact the office for further information**