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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 Expedition: wilderness to wines

15-day tailor-made luxury rail journey from £7,260 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 Top End, returning from included wildlife experiences to drinks and gourmet dining.

The Ghan & Kangaroo Island

12-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £4,020 pp incl. flights

Travel aboard the legendary Ghan train as you retrace the footsteps of the early pioneers, plunging into the Red Centre's sprawling desert before exploring one of Australia’s greatest wildlife habitats – Kangaroo Island.

Australia by Rail

13-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £3,335 pp incl. flights

Travel across Australia’s vast outback as you journey coast-to-coast from Perth to Sydney on this luxury rail journey aboard the Indian Pacific.

New Zealand Highlighter

14-day escorted tour & rail journey from £3,295 pp

Beginning in Auckland in the North Island, this 14-day escorted tour from leading tour operator APT winds its way through the length and breadth of New Zealand, taking in the country's star attractions along the way.

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Top offers for Australasia and Pacific Great Railway Journeys

Best of the South Island

13-day tailor-made self-drive & rail journey from £3,125 pp

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Discover the best of the South Island on this two-week self-drive, taking in Christchurch, Kaikoura, Queenstown and beautiful Lake Tekapo. Included tours, from whale-watching cruises to heli-hikes, help bring it all to life.

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