Great Southern Rail

While the carriages have all been beautifully finished, the star of the show is still the journey itself. From the green Adelaide Plains through the red-soiled vastness of Central Australia to the lush tropics of the Top End, the scenery along the way is mesmerising.

- Rob McFarland, Travel writer

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The experience on board any of the Great Southern Rail trains, either on The Ghan (between Adelaide and Darwin); The Indian Pacific (between Sydney and Perth); and The Overland (between Melbourne and Adelaide), allows train travel enthusiasts the chance to see the heart of Australia in a leisurely and classic way. The best luxury experience on board is through the all-inclusive Platinum and Gold Service categories – ideal for those who don't want to fuss with their wallets while on holiday. The journeys are best suited to passengers with an interest in high-quality food and wine, and seeing the Australian outback at a relaxing pace from the comfort of the railway – but who also might like to venture off-rail for quintessential Australian cultural discoveries.

Rail journeys

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Get there // Rail

Aboard The Ghan, the iconic train journey through the heart of Australia, Jennie Bond …

The Ghan platinum cabin
Rail // Australia

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The Ghan Train
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The Ghan is regarded as a national treasure in Australia, travelling deep into the …


The Platinum Club carriages on The Ghan and Indian Pacific offer refinement on the rails. The dining room carriage exudes the era of classic rail travel, with nods to the 1920s in brass accents and plush leather studded banquette couches. Both meals and wines onboard are skillfully prepared to use fresh produce that best showcases the Australian regions through which the trains pass through. Suites are fitted with large windows that take in the beautiful Australian outback. Beds are cleverly tucked away to allow for a seating room by day, and turned down by staff at night to reveal a comfortable bed for two, with a modern ensuite at your disposal, too.

- Katrina Holden, Editor, Luxury Travel magazine

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The Ghan

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