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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

The Ghan

The Ghan Expedition: wilderness to wines

15-day tailor-made luxury rail journey from £6,155 pp incl. flights

Free Singapore stopover

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 £6,880 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Free Singapore stopover

Flight offer – Save up to £135 pp
Book by: 30 September 2019

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 £3,815 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Free Singapore stopover

Flight & Early Bird Offer – Save up to £210 pp
Book by: 16 September 2019

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 £3,335 pp incl. flights

Free Singapore stopover

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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Top offers for Australasia and Pacific Great railway journeys

Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand

Ultimate New Zealand

22-day small-group tour from £6,880 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Free Singapore stopover

Flight offer – Save up to £135 pp
Book by: 30 September 2019

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 £3,815 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Free Singapore stopover

Flight & Early Bird Offer – Save up to £210 pp
Book by: 16 September 2019

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.

The Ghan passing through The Flinders Ranges

The Ghan: luxury, wilderness & wildlife

14-day tailor-made luxury rail journey from £7,580 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Free Singapore stopover

Early booking offer – Save up to £140 pp
Book by: 30 September 2019

Combine all-inclusive luxury stays among the wildlife and spectacular natural world of Kangaroo Island and the Flinders Ranges with an epic journey on the Ghan. Expect fine dining, an open bar car and unique excursions throughout.

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