Indian Pacific Indian Pacific

It's difficult to think of a better way to appreciate the diversity of Australia than embarking on an epic transcontinental journey aboard the Indian Pacific.

After all, the Indian Pacific is a true journey of contrasts - it takes you through the heights of the majestic Blue Mountains and across the barren expanse of the Nullarbor Plain, to lush vineyards and vast goldmines, and to cities of 4 million and ghost towns of just four citizens.

Named for the two oceans the train encounters on its journey, the Indian Pacific travels between Perth and Sydney in a spectacular 4352km journey.

Travelling from Perth, you will cross the lush Avon Valley and WA wheatfields before starting your trek across the Nullarbor. Your first stop is Kalgoorlie - a traditional Australian goldrush town now home to the extraordinary Super Pit, an open-cut mine approximately 3.6km long and 1.6km wide.

Stepping off next at the isolated outpost of Cook, you have a rare opportunity to experience a real-life ghost town before arriving in Adelaide the following morning to tour the Festival City or sample South Australia's rich food and wine culture at the Southern Hemisphere's largest fresh produce markets.

Guests are free to choose between one of the complimentary Off Train Excursions at Broken Hill. Have a drink at Australia's most famous pub, get inspired at the gallery of celebrated artist Pro Hart or explore the city best known for its ties with the Flying Doctors and stories of riches found and lost.

From here, the Indian Pacific travels through some of Australia's most productive farming country and into the arid Outback as the sun sets. The finale of the journey takes you through the spectacular Blue Mountains, reaching Sydney by late morning.

Thanks to the recent introduction of all-inclusive travel with Great Southern Rail, your Platinum or Gold Service fare now includes all on-board refreshments including soft drinks, beers, high-quality wines and base spirits, as well as a superb regionally-based menu with flexible meal times.

The Indian Pacific's peak season offers twice a week services throughout September and October. It operates a weekly service year-round.

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The Ghan The Ghan

It's regarded one of the world's greatest rail journeys and a true national treasure. The Ghan has captivated travellers since its inaugural journey in 1929 and continues to be a top choice for travellers seeking authentic Australian adventure with all the comforts and luxury that come with travelling by rail.

Across three days and two nights, the famed journey offers a unique insight into the spectacular and ever-changing Outback landscape between Darwin, Alice Springs and Adelaide.

If you choose to depart from Adelaide, it's a brief journey through the city outskirts before the horizons expand over South Australia's agricultural heartland. The rugged 540 million year old Flinders Ranges emerge from the distance as the train winds its way to Port Augusta, the crossroads between the Flinders and the rest of your Outback adventure.

A key stop on the journey is a town enshrined in Australian lore - Alice Springs. Guests of The Ghan can take up complimentary tours that include riding a camel, visiting the town's famous landmarks or encountering some of Australia's most unique flora and fauna.

Upon waking the following morning, you will find yourself in a land of soaring sandstone cliffs, lush forests and rich Indigenous culture. The ancient mysteries of Nitmiluk Gorge in Katherine are yours to explore through one of three complimentary Off Train Excursions exclusive to guests of The Ghan. By early evening, your journey reaches the tropical centre of Darwin, where your adventure in Australia's Top End is just beginning.

This incredible rail journey can also be experienced from Darwin to Adelaide - the ever-changing scenery makes the experience unique every time.

Thanks to the recent introduction of all-inclusive travel with Great Southern Rail, your Platinum or Gold Service fare now includes all on-board refreshments including soft drinks, beers, high-quality wines and base spirits, as well as a superb regionally-based menu with flexible meal times.

The Ghan operates twice weekly between Darwin and Adelaide via Alice Springs in July and August and runs weekly year-round (except December and January operating fortnightly).

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