time to explore your own backyard
There’s no better time than now to explore your own backyard, give back to local communities and find hidden gems that you never knew existed! What better way to do this by jumping of one of Australia's most iconic rail companies such as The Ghan or The Indian Pacific. Sit back, relax and explore some Australia’s incredible landmarks.
For 90 years The Ghan has taken guests from all over the world up and down Australia’s colourful core. This incredible journey between Adelaide and Darwin is an Australian icon, and rightly so. Take the time to reawaken your senses and discover the wonders of an ancient landscape.
The Indian Pacific
Two oceans, one of the world’s most incredible rail journeys. For 50 years, the Indian Pacific has wound through mountains, traversed deserts and crossed plains on its way from Perth to Sydney and back. Every guest who steps aboard is taken on the adventure of a lifetime.
Choose your adventure from our rail packages
Explore spectacular Litchfield National Park, see the famous jumping crocodiles along with a host of other popular Top End attractions before stepping aboard The Ghan Expedition in Darwin and experiencing the wonders of Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy on your way to Adelaide.
Experience one of Australia’s most iconic rail journeys as you travel 4,352 km between Perth, Adelaide and Sydney aboard the Indian Pacific. Enjoy a part of Australia and its impressive landscape as you've never seen it.
Travelling across Australia from Adelaide to Perth aboard the Indian Pacific is one of the world’s great rail journeys. Enjoy the sites of Perth and the fabulous Rottnest Island with this unique 8-day package.
Be taken on a journey into the heart of the World Heritage wonderland; Kakadu National Park! Spot saltwater crocodiles and learn about Aboriginal culture on this exciting 7-day Kakadu Splendour package aboard the Ghan.
If your dream is to see the best of the Australian outback and immerse yourself in the heart of it with hands-on experiences, this is your ultimate holiday. It doesn’t come any better than travelling on The Ghan, exploring Uluru and Kata Tjuta, cruising Nitmiluk Gorge and touring Kakadu, all in one sensational journey through the nation’s heartland.
6 Reasons to book an Australian Rail Journey right now
There’s nothing like putting down your suitcase and allowing your journey to simply unfold. Every detail at every minute of your rail expedition has been considered and included in your fare. You can enjoy regionally-inspired meals, curated by onboard chefs, matched to premium wines and beverages. And, with a range of carefully curated off train experiences also included, immersing yourself in a world of wonder couldn’t be easier.
Choose from a range of Off Train Experiences to create your own rich and rewarding personal journey. Off Train Excursions are specially designed to fit in with the train timetable so you’ll have the opportunity to take in some of the area’s best sights and better yet, they are included as part of your rail journey. These add another exciting dimension to your journey, giving you a chance to breathe in the beauty you’ve been watching pass by.
From the moment you step into your cabin, you’ll be immersed into a world of romance that epitomises rail travel. During the day, relax on the three-seater lounge that converts to your upper and lower sleeping berths at night. Enjoy the high-quality linen, pillows, doonas and complimentary Australian-made toiletries. Gold Service Twin cabins have a compact en suite with toilet, wash basin and shower giving you all the comfort, privacy and amenities you require.
A feast for the senses. Indulge in sumptuous cuisine, fine wines, and camaraderie in the dining carriages on The Ghan or The Indian Pacific. Each of the three dining carriages has its own ambience and personality. The Queen Adelaide restaurant evokes the golden era of rail with an art deco atmosphere, the Outback Explorer Lounges offer camaraderie in a relaxed social setting, while the Platinum Club impresses with its quartzite tabletops, timber flooring and brass fittings for our Platinum Service guests.
There is no place in the world like Australia, and the romance of rail offers a unique way to explore its length and breadth. From the bright lights of a modern metropolis to the stirring silence of the vast outback, we know this land, and showcase the diverse landscapes, sights, flavours, wildlife, climates and human endeavour that define Australia in the imagination
The Outback Explorer Lounges are the social hub of the trains, the perfect setting to get to know fellow travellers, enjoy a snack, have a drink from the all-inclusive beverage service and catch glimpses of the passing landscape through wide picture windows. It won’t take long for you to strike up a conversation. There’s something about rail travel that creates a wonderful camaraderie among guests.