Iconic Rail Journeys

In today's frantic world there's perhaps no better way to travel across this great country and appreciate majestic landscapes than with a leisurely journey in comfort aboard a grand train; a mode of transport which harks back to an age when the journey itself was as much anticipated as the destination.

Select your epic journey across Australia from our features trains: The legendary Ghan, which takes you deep into the heart of Australia; the mighty Indian Pacific, which travels from the Indian Ocean across to the Pacific Ocean; and the more contemporary Spirit of Queensland, which travels the state's coastline from Cairns to Brisbane.

Embark on the ultimate rail adventure through the heart of Australia aboard one of the world's great trains, The Ghan. From the tropics of the Top End to the ancient Red Centre and South Australia's rich food and wine bowl, immerse yourself in the intriguing history, colourful characters and awe-inspiring vistas that embody the Australian Outback. All journeys aboard The Ghan are inclusive of off-train excursions, taking guests to the country's most remote locations for a true Outback sunrise or sunset experience. The seasonal Ghan Expedition also features touring in the fascinating underground mining town of Coober Pedy.

From the shores of the Indian Ocean to the Pacific coast, the Indian Pacific takes you on a transcontinental adventure like no other. Explore the vastness of the Nullarbor Plain, lush southern valleys and majestic Blue Mountains as you cross Australia on one of the world's most epic rail journeys. Enjoy a special Nullarbor stop and extended time in South Australia – including the internationally-acclaimed Barossa Valley wine region – as part of all Indian Pacific westbound journeys.

Travel along Queensland's stunning coastline aboard the new Spirit of Queensland, which combines modern seating and entertainment options with the romance of long distance rail travel. Contemporary, comfortable and designed for relaxation, the Spirit of Queensland travels the coastline from Brisbane to Cairns and all regions in between.

Step aboard and enjoy comfortable accommodation, attentive service and the incomparable thrill of an ever-changing view. Journeys on these iconic trains are very popular, so we do recommend you book early.

    Why visit Iconic Rail Journeys?
  • Ever-changing scenery
  • Relaxing way to travel
  • Epic journeys
  • Memorable experience
  • Travel in comfort and style
  • Choice of onboard service
Departure points

The Ghan departs from Darwin and Adelaide; the Indian Pacific from Sydney and Perth; and the Spirit of Queensland from Brisbane and Cairns.



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