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Rail Travel across Australia

The Ghan

The Ghan has been traversing the heart of Australia for more than eighty years. Now it’s your turn to explore the continent’s vast and remote interior. For three days and two nights, you will discover the Red Centre and the landscapes of this extraordinary land at a relaxing pace, in comfort and style. Whether you begin in Adelaide or Darwin, your trip will take in the sweeping Adelaide Plains and the majestic Flinders Ranges of South Australia, and the ochre heart of the Red Centre

With a stop in the Outback town of Alice Springs, there’s time to explore this oasis of history, indigenous culture and natural beauty. In the Top End, you’ll take a cruise to witness the splendour of Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park and discover the Northern Territory’s vibrant tropical capital, Darwin. Each new day begins with a fresh panorama. Awake to the essence of Central Australia, as it takes on a character of its own with each passing hour. At the end of each day, relax with a drink as you soak up the sight of a fiery Outback sunset - click to see the timetable.

The Indian Pacific

The Indian Pacific offers travellers four days and three nights of one of the most impressive and indulgent ways to explore the vastness of Australia.

From the Indian Ocean on Australia’s western shores to the Pacific on the east, the two oceans that give the train its name, you will watch the passing backdrop of Australia’s magnificent landscapes. Travel in either direction – from the ‘harbour city’ of Sydney in the east or the lovely Western Australian capital, Perth.

Your epic journey will take you through the picturesque and fertile Avon Valley, the dusty goldfields around Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, across the vast, empty and ancient desert of the Nullarbor Plains, and the magnificent and once-impenetrable Blue Mountains outside Sydney. There is time to explore the heritage and culture of Broken Hill, the ‘silver city’, which was built on mining riches, and the elegant South Australian capital, Adelaide, which offers an abundance of food, wine and history - click to see the timetable.