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GREAT SOUTHERN RAIL JOURNEY I  

Sun 13 - Mon 21 Dec 2020

-  4 places remain - BOOK NOW 

GREAT SOUTHERN RAIL JOURNEY II  

Sun 3 to Mon 11 Jan 2021

-  6 places remain - BOOK NOW 

NUTCOTE - Home of May Gibbs 2020

Wed 18 Nov 2020

-  3 places remain - BOOK NOW 

MILLTHORPE 

Mon 23-Wed 25 Nov 2020

- Fully Booked - Contact us for waitlist 

COVID-19 update 

10th October 2020 

Welcome,  welcome back.

If you are new to St James Rail (SJR) - welcome.

To our regular SJR travellers - welcome back.

 

St James Rail specialise in personalised, escorted tours, across Australia and around the world - we’ve been looking after people for more than 35 years as we explore the world by rail.

 

We are very proud that our tours are researched, planned and led by us - Takako Ishige and Owen Johnstone-Donnet - who are you personal contacts and tour leaders from the first email or phone call, until the end of the tour.  

 

GREAT SOUTHERN RAIL JOURNEY 2020

AND KANGAROO ISLAND, SA

‘With its rugged coastline, sun-kissed beaches, forested peaks, and exhilarating capital cities, the stunning journey between Brisbane and Adelaide feels like nowhere else in Australia.’ Journey Beyond Rail. Join us for a nine day / eight night tour that includes the Great Southern train journey (4 days / 3 nights) from Brisbane through Sydney, Melbourne and to Adelaide, and then four nights on Kangaroo Island. In the warmer months of December and January, when the Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin does not operate, the train is rebranded as the Great Southern and offers a rare opportunity to travel in style between Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide – and vice versa. Kangaroo Island is the third largest island in Australia, and as it is not on the tourist trail, has stayed remarkably untouched by mass tourism. Indeed, a third of the island has been set aside as a Natural or Conservation Park, and the rest of the island is composed of farms, wineries and sanctuaries, and a couple of tiny towns. The island is better known abroad than by Australians – it is a unique destination worthy of discovery.

Date: Sun 13 to Mon 21 Dec 2020 NEW - BOOK NOW 

PETERSONS GUESTHOUSE & WINERY​ IV

DANGAR FALLS, URALLA, WALCHA

Join us for a four-day tour to Petersons Guesthouse and Winery, Dangarleigh, located on the outskirts of Armidale, amongst the beautiful New England countryside. Enjoy a scenic rail journey to and from Armidale, comfortable guesthouse accommodation, wine tasting, and two days exploring the nearby countryside to view waterfalls, historic homes, the University of New England, heritage sites, winery, Kentucky distillery and more.  We run this tour within COVID-19 guideline and a limit of 18 people in a group. 

Date: Sun 29 Nov to Wed 2 Dec 2020 Fully booked 

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NUTCOTE - the home of May Gibbs

Join us for a day tour to Nutcote the home of famed author May Gibbs - one of Australia’s foremost children’s authors and illustrators and best known for the iconic Australian children’s story - Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. Join us for an inspection of Nutcote, luncheon and travel by ferry on Sydney Harbour.

Date: Wednesday 18 November 2020 new date 

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ANZAC SOUTHERN AURORA 2021

Join us as for a six day / five night rail cruise aboard the Southern Aurora through regional NSW - with sleeping, lounge and dining cars. Mark Anzac Day in the Riverina town of Coolamon as we salute the Hon Tim Fischer AC, friend and traveller with St James Rail over many years. Enjoy the great scenery of areas not normally visited by passenger trains, watch the world pass from the lounge car, and enjoy fine meals and taste local produce.

Date: Sat 24 to Thu 29 April 2021 -  Fully booked 

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MILLTHORPE - CARCOAR, ORANGE, CANOBOLAS

 A three day, two night rail / coach journey to the Central West to explore Millthorpe, Carcoar, Canobolas and Orange. Inspect Millthorpe ‘open’ gardens, taste local regional food, great cool-climate wines, and an excellent degustation meal at Millthorpe’s famed one-hatted restaurant – Tonic.

Date: Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 November 2020 

- new date 

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'There is no better way to travel than with St James Rail. The journeys are incredibly well researched and meticulously planned by the founder and tour leaders'

Peter and Joan (Mosman)

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AUSTRALIA

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