Rail Expeditions

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The Ghan

In 2019, The Ghan marked 90 years of outback crossings. Much has changed since 1929, and today The Ghan offers more than transit between Adelaide to Darwin and vice versa. Onboard you will find sumptuous dining, elegant private cabins, attentive service, and the camaraderie of your fellow travellers. And when the train stops, the adventures begin. Choose from a huge range of included off-train experiences to create your own rich and rewarding personal journey through Australia’s outback and beyond. Choose from one of the following journeys to create the foundation for your next adventure or, extend the experience with a tailored holiday package. Welcome aboard.

Indian Pacific

With its bold wedge-tailed eagle emblem symbolising the scope, range and significance of each epic journey, the Indian Pacific traverses mountain ranges, passes through arid deserts and goldfields, rocky valleys and subtropical savannahs on its transcontinental crossings.

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

There’s no better way to experience the spectacular interior landscape of Australia than by the romance of rail. Choose from one of the following Indian Pacific journeys for the foundation of your adventure.

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Great Southern

With its rugged coastline, sun-kissed beaches, forested peaks, and exhilarating capital cities, the stunning journey between Brisbane and Adelaide feels like nowhere else in Australia.

Relax with everything taken care of on board including fine dining, premium wines and world-class hospitality, as you’re transported from buzzing cities to diverse landscapes and natural marvels.

The Overland

With a daylight service between the two great cities, enjoy a relaxing and unique journey, while savouring the creature comforts and romance of rail.

There is nothing quite like travelling by rail, and The Overland operates a day-long service running between Melbourne and Adelaide in both directions. Onboard, you’ll experience a comfortable journey as you watch the diverse landscapes outside your window, from rugged mallee scrub to fields of green and gold.

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HOME & AWAY

Melbourne-based author Victoria Hannan’s debut novel Kokomo, which won the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript, is a bittersweet homecoming story, with all the complicated emotions, memories and relationships that can be tied to a point on the map. We spoke to Victoria about how her writing is shaped by her place in the world.

Beyond the Cellar Door

We think the Clare Valley is a pretty special part of South Australia – it is one of the country’s oldest wine regions after all.

Tasting our way through the Yarra Valley

Looking for a delectable day trip? The Yarra Valley is just an hour’s drive from Melbourne and is packed with sweeping vineyards, superb restaurants and passionate local foodies, so buckle your seatbelt and unbuckle your waist belt.