The land of kangaroos, koalas, and the Great Barrier Reef, Australia is the world’s sixth-largest country. Blessed with many natural wonders, this huge country is best explored by its wide-ranging rail network. The romance of rails is still alive in Australia as the train journeys within this continent are safe, comfortable and convenient.
If you too want to take an epic train journey, then an Australia Rail Pass is what you need to have in your bag. A traveler’s best friend, International Rail’s wide range of Australian passes saves you both money and time. With a spectacular stretch of beaches, amazing wildlife, unique deserts, and tropical forests, one trip is not enough to capture Australia’s beauty. Below are the 5 rail trips in Australia worth taking:
Dotted with pure white sand beaches, bright red rock structures, and untouched natural beauty, the Outback is like heaven for explorers. There are many rail options to the Outback including The Westlander, The Great Aussie Outback Discovery and the Spirit of the Outback packages. The picturesque train journey of the Westlander starts at Brisbane, crosses the Great Dividing Range, the Darling Downs, and Charleville in Queensland.
The Ghan – Adelaide-Darwin
The renowned Ghan rail journey starts from Adelaide, passes through Alice Springs and ends at Darwin. It’s a three-day journey with stopovers in the MacDonnell Ranges, the Gorge, the Red Centre, Ayers Rock, The Olgas, the Sounds of Silence Dinner, and Kings Canyon. You can book the Ghan experience with the help of International Rail.
The Great Barrier Reef
A trip to Australia is incomplete without visiting the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. It is the world’s largest coral reef system; stretching over 2300 kilometers, it is home to innumerable sea creatures like turtles, sharks, and dolphins. You can also visit Queensland’s Daintree Rainforest, Fraser Island, the Tamborine Mountain and Burleigh Heads to indulge in adventure sports. The Queensland Coastal Pass that starts from £138 with a 1-month validity would be your perfect travel companion.
New South Wales
Do you love surfing? If yes, then head to the coast of New South Wales. Buy the Discovery Pass, which is available for £154 with 2 weeks validity and explore Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and all the other cities of New South Wales. Besides surfing on the Gold Coast, you can enjoy a picnic in the Royal Botanic Gardens and visit the iconic Sydney Opera House.