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Australia & South Pacific: Rail Travel Ideas


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In a bygone era, travelling by train was a way of life. Now, it's a relaxing, enjoyable way to see so much more of the landscape while travelling in comfort. You can sit back and watch the passing scenery through enormous panoramic windows. There's a spectacular range of scenery waiting for you Downunder – outback, rugged coastlines and rolling hills, winding rivers, towering mountains, virgin bush, and untouched landscapes – much of which you'd never get to see from the road. Generally with rail travel you will avoid the responsibilities of driving and the expense of flying. You will also save on accommodation costs with sleeping berths available on some overnight services. Another saving is airport transfers, since most rail stations are centrally located, rail travel now offers the ability to take in passing vistas while eating, reading or just relaxing.

Rail Travel Ideas

  • New Zealand Rail Adventure: Value Plus Escorted Vacation

    MODERATE | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Hop aboard and rediscover the romance of rail travel, taking in some of the world's truly remarkable landscapes from a unique vantage point on this escorted vacation including travel on the Northern Explorer train from Auckland to Wellington, the TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth plus other great New Zealand rail experiences.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ On Request
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas, Single Friendly
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  • Classic Aussie Rail Spectacular

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: This 12-day adventure combines two of Australia’s famous rail journeys: The Indian Pacific and The Ghan. Starting in Sydney, you will travel through the best of South Australia before going on to Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the Australian outback and beyond aboard these luxury trains.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,599
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Reef, Rail & Cruise: Brisbane to Cairns

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Travel along the beautiful coast on The Spirit of Queensland. Relax in a comfortable RailBed seat during the day that converts to a fully flat bed at night. Spend a few nights on an eco-cruise exploring Australia’s Great Barrier Reef home to over 1200 species.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,646
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Cruises & Sailing, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • The Ghan Expedition

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: You don’t have to rough it to experience the ultimate Outback adventure. Climb aboard The Ghan, one of Australia’s most iconic rail journeys from Darwin to Adelaide. Gourmet meals, accommodation in a private cabin and off train touring are included. Finish your journey in Adelaide with a full day experiencing the Barossa Valley, Australia’s most famous wine growing region.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,499
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Rail Travel Ideas, Single Friendly
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  • Trans Continental Classic

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: Travel from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean on this 13 day rail journey from Sydney to Perth. Board The Indian Pacific after spending a few days exploring Sydney and travel across the country. Visit Canberra, Australia’s capital city, and explore Adelaide and Kangaroo Island along the way.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,900
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Island Tracks

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: Enjoy riding the Spirit of Queensland Train as you travel from Cairns to Fraser Island stopping at Hamilton Island before heading to Sydney to see the incredible sights. Couple the best of Queensland’s tropical island escapes and brilliant beaches with iconic Sydney.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,877
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Great New Zealand Rail & Cruise Experience: Escorted Luxury Vacation

    This escorted experience is perfect for train buffs. Travel on coaches, cruises and enjoy iconic New Zealand rail journeys while staying in comfortable accommodation. The journey will take you from Auckland and geothermal centre of Rotorua, to the capital of Wellington before moving onto the South Island and exploring famous Milford Sound. Great New Zealand Rail & Cruise Experience: Escorted Luxury Vacation
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 10,271
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas, Single Friendly
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  • Great Southern Rail Journey

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: Be among the first travellers to experience the all-new journey aboard the Great Southern connecting Adelaide and Brisbane. Starting in either city, you’ll skirt rugged coastline, stop off at sun-kissed beaches, and visit exhilarating capital cities while enjoying the best on-board service and comfort.
    Duration:
    3-4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,953
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Single Friendly
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  • South Island Wilderness Escape

    Travel onboard the TranzAlpine Express or by car and enjoy a luxury wilderness escape that takes you to the beautiful Arthur’s Pass region, an area not many visitors are lucky enough to see.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 679
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Train it to the Hunter Valley

    Enjoy the flavours and serenity of one of Australia’s favourite wine regions. Take the train from Sydney up to the Hawkesbury River, and savour the wines of the Hunter Valley.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 224
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
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