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Australasia and Pacific Great railway journeys

Introduction

Due to its size and scale, great railway journeys in Australia are an excellent means of traversing the country for people with a bit more time who want to travel more intimately than flying can allow. As well as attractive journeys on routes such as the Sunlander from Brisbane to Cairns, which showcases the highlights of Queensland's East Coast there are epic overland journeys available that are genuine icons of Australian travel.

The Indian Pacific connects Perth in the west with Sydney in the east; it's one of the world's longest railway journeys and allows you to see the Blue Mountains, Adelaide, Nullarbor Plain and Kalgoorlie on route. Alternatively, board The Ghan to travel across Australia from Adelaide to Darwin or vice versa and enjoy the opportunity to see the Red Centre, Outback and Top End from an exclusive vantage point. These ground level, transcontinental journeys will remind you of the romance of riding the rails and are undoubtedly the most comfortable  ways to discover how vast and varied Australia is.

To learn more, read our round-up of Australia's 10 best rail journeys.

In New Zealand, cross the country on board the TranzAlpine Express from Christchurch in the east to Greymouth in the west and take the opportunity to travel slowly across the Canterbury Plains, through the spectacular Southern Alps and past the dramatic Waimakariri River gorge.

Our top itineraries for Australasia and Pacific Great railway journeys

Hunter Valley Vineyards, New South Wales, Australia

Hunter Valley By Train

3-day tailor-made itinerary from £270 pp

This 3-day rail and stay journey takes you into the Hunter Valley, one of Australia's best-known wine regions, for everything from vineyard tours to a unique wine theatre experience – the perfect add-on to any Australian vacation.

Mock up of Great Southern in Hunter Valley (artists impression)

Great Southern luxury: Adelaide to Brisbane by rail

14-day tailor made luxury rail journey from £3,310 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking offer – Save up to £120pp
Book by: 31 May 2020

This tailor-made rail journey is bookended by stays in the wine-soaked Barossa Valley and Brisbane's bushland. Take in the spectacular scenery of Australia's south east, with all-inclusive dining and fine wines on board the Great Southern.

The Ghan

The Ghan Expedition: wilderness to wines

15-day tailor-made luxury rail journey from £5,865 pp incl. flights

Either side of this all-inclusive rail journey through the Outback, you’ll sample the wines of the Barossa Valley and enjoy a luxury safari in the wilds of Australia's Top End.

Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand

Ultimate New Zealand

22-day small-group tour from £6,895 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Low season touring offer – Save up to £280pp
Book by: 31 August 2020

A spectacular small-group tour combining luxury coach and railway journeys, lake and fjord cruises, taking in everything from city slicking and quaint township sophistication to New Zealand’s stunning natural world.

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Top offers for Australasia and Pacific Great railway journeys

Mock up of Great Southern in Hunter Valley (artists impression)

Great Southern luxury: Adelaide to Brisbane by rail

14-day tailor made luxury rail journey from £3,310 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking offer – Save up to £120pp
Book by: 31 May 2020

This tailor-made rail journey is bookended by stays in the wine-soaked Barossa Valley and Brisbane's bushland. Take in the spectacular scenery of Australia's south east, with all-inclusive dining and fine wines on board the Great Southern.

Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand

Ultimate New Zealand

22-day small-group tour from £6,895 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Low season touring offer – Save up to £280pp
Book by: 31 August 2020

A spectacular small-group tour combining luxury coach and railway journeys, lake and fjord cruises, taking in everything from city slicking and quaint township sophistication to New Zealand’s stunning natural world.

The Ghan, Australia

The Ghan & Kangaroo Island

12-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £3,610 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Rail offer – Save up to £135pp
Book by: 29 February 2020

Travelling from south to north, this tailor-made trip marries one of the world’s greatest rail journeys with tropical Darwin, Adelaide’s heritage and the wildlife of Kangaroo Island.

Indian Pacific, Pinnacles, Western Australia

Australia by Rail: Indian Pacific

13-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £2,880 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Advanced purchase rail offer – Save up to £135pp
Book by: 30 April 2020

Take to the rails on this luxury journey aboard the Indian Pacific. You'll travel across Australia’s vast outback as you journey coast-to-coast from Perth to Sydney, enjoying fine dining and tailored touring throughout.

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