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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

  • Trans Continental Classic

    Travel from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean (or vice versa). Visit Sydney and Canberra, spend time aboard the ‘Indian Pacific’ train, and explore Adelaide and Kangaroo Island.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,814
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Brisbane to Cairns: Reef & Rail Cruise

    This fabulous tour features a journey onboard the Spirit of Queensland train, in an innovative RailBed seat, an eco-cruise through Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and a rainforest and Aboriginal experience.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,667
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Aussie Rail Spectacular

    Explore the Australian outback aboard a luxury train, then round off your journey at the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,463
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Island Tracks

    Enjoy riding the new 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.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,926
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • New Zealand Rail Adventure: Value Plus Escorted Vacation

    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:
    US$ 5,150
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, 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$ 695
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • The Ghan Expedition

    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 and follow the trail of the country’s earliest explorers from Darwin to Adelaide.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,132
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Single Friendly
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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$ 190
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
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