Australia’s Great Train Journeys


Australia is known for its amazing panoramic views and epic rail journeys. A great way to discover the Australian landscape and visit some of its most famous cities is with the Rail Explorer Pass which lets you travel on 3 of Australia’s great train journeys: The Overland, Indian Pacific and The Ghan.

The Ghan
A legendary train said to offer the best ride in the world
The Ghan offers an experience that is almost unequaled as you travel between Adelaide and Darwin via Alice Springs over a three day period. Sure, you can enjoy the romantic views of sunsets from your seat, where the copper red sand and the cobalt blue sky fade into the night, but that’s not all. Whether you travel from Adelaide to Darwin, or vice versa, you will witness impressive changes in landscapes throughout your journey, including sights of the sweeping Adelaide Plains, the stunning Flinders Ranges and the southern tropical flora near Darwin. The Ghan is also famous for its Whistle Stop Tours, which allow you to visit must-see destinations around Alice Springs such as the glorious Katherine Gorge with its inspiring falls and rapids.
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Indian Pacific
One of the longest train journeys in the world
Travel from one coast of Australia, borded by the  Indian Ocean to the shores of the Pacific Ocean on the eastern end of the country. The Indian Pacific takes you on a journey through Avon Valley, into the gold city of Kalgoorlie, across the vast desert of the Nullarbor Plains and through the Blue Mountains. Watch the  transformation as wheat fields gradually disappear and make way to the arid landscapes of the New South Wales outback. Whether you’re traveling to Perth in the west, or Sydney in the east, you’re in for a memorable train ride with a wealth of wonderful sights to enjoy.
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The Overland
A relaxing and comfortable train ride through the countryside
The Overland takes you through the Australian countryside, passing by traditional country towns between Melbourne and Adelaide, including Murray Bridge, Bordertown, Dimboola, Nhill, Horsham, Ararat and Geelong. The Overland offers a journey that can be completed in a day and from Adelaide, you can continue your rail adventure with a connection on either the Indian Pacific or The Ghan.
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You can travel on any of these trains with a Rail Explorer Pass! This pass is valid for a period of 3 months and allows you to hop and off any of these trains an unlimited number of times.



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