Australia’s Famous Rail Journeys

Chance to win rail holiday sweepstakes

Australia is known for having beautiful landscapes, whether images of the red sands of the outback or blue waters of the Gold Coast come to mind.  A great way to visit the main cities, while enjoying Australia’s natural beauty, is by traveling with a rail pass where you can cover Australia’s 3 famous journeys: The Ghan, The Indian Pacific and The Overland.  Here’s a quick overview of these routes:

  • The Ghan, which runs 2 nights in either direction, offers a range of optional tours lasting a few hours or a few days at select whistle stops: Adelaide – Alice Springs – Katherine – Darwin.
  • The Indian Pacific, named for joining the Indian and Pacific Oceans, runs 3 nights from Sydney – Broken Hill – Adelaide – Kalgoorlie – Perth and vice versa.
  • The Overland journey runs 3 times a week in either direction, departing Adelaide in the morning and arriving in Melbourne in the early evening.

Thinking up the perfect Australia trip for your next vacation? Don’t miss the opportunity to enter ACP Rail’s spectacular sweepstakes on now – enter at for a chance to win an Australia Rail Holiday.  This once in a lifetime trip is valued at $7500 and includes 2 Ausrail Passes, good for travel over 6 months on the 3 rail journeys mentioned above, plus routes to Cairns and much more.  Check out the map to get a complete picture of where an Ausrail Pass will take you.

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