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Journeys : June July 2009
Feel The Southern Spirit choose to travel in the prestigious new Platinum Service or the hallmark Gold Service, with all the creature-comforts in a compact twin cabin. On board you will experience world-class rail travel, unmatched personal attention with in-cabin service and panoramic vistas while the train winds its way through a rich tapestry of Australia’s great landscapes. The Southern Spirit offers four itineraries that visit a number of different destinations across Australia’s rail network. The Grand Tour starts on 9 January 2010 in Australia’s Red Centre, staying at Uluru (Ayers Rock) before rolling out bound for Brisbane on a 14 day/13 night rail adventure. Enroute, guests will travel through the Outback, visit the unspoilt coastlines and meet inquisitive native wildlife on Kangaroo Island, cross the western plains to Melbourne, then head north to navigate through the Great Dividing Range before reaching the final destination in the subtropics. Stopovers include Coober Pedy, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Melbourne, Sydney and Coffs Harbour. There’s a suite of excursions as well as authentic Aussie events at stops along the way such as dinner on Philip Island followed by the evening fairy penguin parade; a spectacular seafood dinner in Coffs Harbour; and watching Sydney’s magnificent Australia Day fireworks display from ringside seats over dinner. Blue Mountains G reat Southern Rail will launch The Southern Spirit, a new premium train service to operate in the Australian summer season from 9 January 2010 until 24 February 2010 on a variety of Outback Australian train routes. The Southern Spirit experience is unique in Australia, combining epic rail journeys with deluxe excursions and once-in-alifetime events along the way. Guests can There is something to tempt everyone, from the adventurous and exciting, to the laid-back and indulgent. Fares start from $8990 per person twin share travelling in Gold Service on the 11 day/10 night The Southern Safari journey from Uluru to Sydney via Coober Pedy, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Melbourne and Sydney. For information and bookings, call us on 1300 368 111 or visit your RACT Travelworld branch. June / July 09 59
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