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Top 10 Ways to Explore Melbourne

By: Dacia Popescu With your Australia Discovery Pass in hand, which allows for unlimited travel aboard NSW TrainLink Regional network, you can travel to more than 365 destinations in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria by train and coach. Some top rail stops to include on your itinerary are Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Broken hill and...
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Sun sets on The Sunlander

Last chance to ride the storied train We will soon bid farewell to Queensland Rail’s historic Sunlander. The venerable Australian train has been on the tracks of Australia’s East Coast for 60 years and will take its final journeys from Brisbane to Cairns on Sunday December 28, 2014 and from Cairns to Brisbane on Wednesday, December 31, 2014....
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Mother’s Day around the world

7 rail passes to destinations where mothers are praised When May comes along, we take the opportunity to praise a very important person in our lives, our mothers. Mother’s Day is a tradition that’s celebrated all around the world, with different countries showing their love and appreciation sometimes in very unique ways. We’ll highlight traditions from 7...
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An Introduction to Australia Rail Passes

Choose from 4 rail passes to travel the Land Down Under From the eastern coastlines of Queensland and New South Wales to the vast Outback, Australia offers many exotic landscapes to explore. With 4 great rail passes to choose from, you can be sure there’s one to the region of your choice. Queensland Coastal Pass The Queensland Coastal...
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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...
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Summer in Australia

As winter approaches, why not head to Australia, where the sun shines brightest from December to February? To make your winter getaway complete, enter our latest contest for a chance to win 2 Rail Explorer Passes in Red Service so you can experience famous Australian Rail Journeys including the Ghan between Adelaide and Darwin, via Alice Springs,...
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Highlights of Queensland

Destinations around Cairns and Brisbane: The Rainforest, Surfers Paradise and the Great Barrier Reef From the diverse sea life, to the rolling waves of the Gold Coast, the natural wonders of Australia make it a dreamy destination for adventurers. Embark on a journey through Queensland that attracts explorers, surfers and backpackers alike, thanks to its...
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A First Class experience

By Cherie Thiessen We’re rolling along in our First Class coach from Penzance to Leamington Spa in the Cotswolds, and the four of us can’t stop smiling.  Hurray – we made the absolutely perfect decision on how to get around England.  You’d think we’d be immersed in our free newspapers, taking advantage of the train’s...
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Andrew’s Australian Rail Holiday – Travel Diary Part 3

Travel Diary Part 3: The XPT and The Sunlander Day 7: Fly to Sydney On day 7, I took a plane from Adelaide to Sydney and then continued onto Brisbane traveling on CountryLink’s XPT night train. The Sydney station is quite lovely. It’s also a very big and busy station with its own Rail Heritage...
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Andrew’s Australian Rail Holiday – Travel Diary Part 2

Travel Diary Part 2: A journey on The Ghan Day 3: First stop in Katherine On my third day, I got up early and got picked up at my hotel by a bus en route to the station where I would board The Ghan. The bus driver, I remember, had this typical Australian sense of humor....
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