The Ghan and the Indian Pacific offer some epic journeys across this great, vast land. The Ghan begins in Darwin and ends in Adelaide (or vice versa), taking visitors through the Top End, the dusty red interior and the Outback from north to south. The Indian Pacific traverses east to west, transporting travellers from vibrant Sydney to relaxed Adelaide and onto Perth.
For shorter journeys by rail, the tropical state of Queensland has some interesting options, with two scenic day excursions by train or an overnight journey on The Sunlander. The Tilt Train is a quick and convenient way to travel between Brisbane and Cairns, with options to stop at the gateways to Fraser Island and the Whitsunday Islands. The Sunlander follows a similar route to The Tilt Train, but travels at a more leisurely pace with private overnight Queenslander Class accommodation. The Spirit of the Outback offers a journey from Brisbane to Queensland’s outback town of Longreach, home to the Qantas Founders Museum and the Stockman’s Hall of Fame.
The Ghan train was named after the hardy Afghans and their camel trains, which, in the early pioneer days, provided the only means of transport into the unforgiving Red Centre. Today, The Ghan offers an incomparable way to travel to the two jewels of the...
The Indian Pacific train is named after the two great oceans that it travels between, traversing the width of Australia from Sydney to Perth, via Adelaide (or in reverse). The train offers comfortable overnight accommodation with the Gold Service...