Train from Brisbane to Adelaide – Episode 888

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Train from Brisbane to Adelaide (Podcast)

Hear about travel by Train from Brisbane to Adelaide as the Amateur Traveler talks to Pamela and Gary Baker about the Great Southern and the other train trips from Journey Beyond.

The Great Southern is one of three iconic train rides in Australia offered by Journey Beyond. It travels from Brisbane to Adelaide or vice versa, offering a scenic journey along the southeast coast. The train ride provides a luxurious experience with well-attended staff, excellent food, and curated off-train excursions. Each cabin comes with an ensuite bathroom and fold-down beds, ensuring comfort throughout the journey.

The train stops at various destinations along the route, allowing passengers to explore different parts of the country. Excursions include visits to places like Coffs Harbor, Hunter Valley, Melbourne, and more. Passengers have the option to choose from a variety of activities such as wine tasting, dolphin watching, exploring historical sites, and enjoying local cuisine.

The Great Southern offers a unique opportunity to see the beauty of Australia’s east coast in a relaxed and luxurious setting. With stunning scenery, engaging off-train excursions, and excellent service, it’s a memorable way to experience the country’s diverse landscapes and culture.

Journey Beyond offers two other iconic rail trips in Australia: the Indian Pacific and The Ghan.

The Indian Pacific: This train journey traverses the continent from Sydney to Perth, or vice versa, covering vast distances and offering stunning landscapes along the way. Passengers can enjoy luxurious amenities, gourmet dining, and off-train excursions at various stops, including Broken Hill, Adelaide, and Kalgoorlie.

The Ghan: This legendary train journey travels from Adelaide to Darwin, or vice versa, through the heart of Australia’s outback. Passengers experience the rugged beauty of the Red Centre, with stops at Alice Springs and Katherine, and have the opportunity to explore iconic landmarks like Uluru. The Ghan provides an immersive experience in Australia’s unique landscapes and cultures.


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Show Notes

Pamela and Gary Baker
Journey Beyond Rail
Great Southern
Coffs Harbour
Charlesworth Bay Beach Resort
The Big Banana Fun Park
Newcastle, New South Wales
Port Stephens (New South Wales)
Clyde Park Winery
Visit Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges
Sky Deck Melbourne
The Ghan
Indian Pacific


Jay wrote about Travel to Uruguay – Episode 708


You continue to knock it out of the park. We love the podcast and rely on your podcasts for our travels. Uraguay was awesome. Karen’s recommendations were spot on. We loved Big Bang so much we extended. Thanks again and are enjoying your Bible podcast as well!!!


Savio Wong wrote about Travel to the Island of Malta – Episode 882

I visited Malta almost exactly a year ago and went to quite a number of sites you recommended. It is indeed a lovely destination with lots of history. I happened to be there during its annual Choral Music Festival (late Jan) and attended a few concerts in churches.

Because it was low season, I was able to get a good idea at a very nice hotel in Valletta. Beware that Valletta became very quiet at night. Depending on one’s preference, it could be a plus or a minus.

One more thing, it is definitely a Christian country but there is an Ottoman cemetery that is worth checking out. Unfortunately, the day I rode the bus there, the gate of the cemetery was locked.

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Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

2 Responses to “Train from Brisbane to Adelaide – Episode 888”



With Apple Podcasts I am not getting chapters or photos, only audio. Without photos it is not the same experience listening to your podcast.

Chris Christensen


Rick, it’s not just you. I stopped doing photos a little while ago. The problem was fewer people were able to see them. Also they cost me thousands of dollars a year. Once you insert ads, the chapters go away. The other problem is I needed to actually sleep. With a full-time job, two weekly podcasts and two active blogs I was just always exhausted. Sorry.

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