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Rail Journeys

Description

Rail Journeys: The Ghan | The Indian Pacific | The Sunlander | Austrail Pass
The GhanThe Indian PacificAustrail Pass

The Ghan is one of the world’s most famous long distance luxury trains, a modern diesel-hauled train offering a total travel experience. Red Kangaroo Service Sleepers (economy class), and Gold Kangaroo Service Sleepers (first class) are available. There are 2 lounges, a bar and the elegant Art Deco themed Sturt Restaurant onboard. Gold Kangaroo Service = All Meals included. *Red Service = no meals.

Platinum Service is a spacious deluxe cabin with a level of appointment that matches the best train cabins in the world. This is complemented by a standard of service that reflects a deluxe hotel.

The exclusive Platinum Service has a total of 25 cabins in 5 carriages that accommodate up to 50 guests.   Available twice weekly from Adelaide to Darwin and once a week from Darwin to Adelaide.

Journey Overview – Through the Heart of Australia

Route: Adelaide | Alice Springs | Darwin
Duration: 2 nights 3 days in either direction
Distance: 2,979 kilometres (1851 miles)

The Ghan offers three levels of service:

Platinum Service: A heightened level of comfort to elevate your onboard experience to a truly world class standard of luxury travel. Spacious private cabins, each with a full ensuite. All meals, standard wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks included.

Gold Kangaroo Sleeper: Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins have private en suite facilities with a hide-away compact toilet, wash basin and shower. Single Berth Sleeper Cabins feature a comfortable lounge chair and foot rest by day and a single level sleeping berth by night. Single Berth Cabins are fitted with a wash basin. Showers and toilets are located at either end of the Gold Service carriage. Meals are included in the Stylish Restaurant Dining Car.

Red Service Day/Nighter Seat: Recliner lounge-style chairs with ample leg room and individual reading light. Travel pillows and blankets available for purchase as are meals, snacks, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in the Red Service Diner. Shower and toilet facilities available at the end of your carriage.

The GHAN EXPEDITION Darwin to Adelaide Operates 03Aug 2016 to 26 Oct 2016  ex Darwin Wed 10am

  • Alice Springs to Adelaide
    • Duration: 19 hrs | Days: Thursday 12:45PM, vv Sun 12.15 p.m
  • Adelaide to Darwin/Katherine
    • Duration: 43 hrs | Days: Sun 12.15 pm, vv Wed 10.00 a.m | Operates 06Apr to 27 July 2016 & 02Nov 2016 to 29 March 2017
  • Alice Springs to Darwin
    • Duration: 24 hrs | Days: Mon 6.00p.m, vv Wed 10.00 a.m. | Operates 03 August to 26 October 2016
Sydney | Adelaide | Perth – or vice versa

Step aboard the Indian Pacific and traverse the largest island continent in the world. This epic trek of 4,352 kilometers spans Australia from coast to coast from the vast Pacific to the sparkling Indian Ocean. No other journey in the world crosses so many different terrains in one country. Gold (first) class and Red (economy) class seats offer comfortable accommodation. Meals included on Gold Kangaroo only.

Journey Overview

Route: Sydney | Adelaide | Perth
Duration: Three nights in either direction
Distance: 4,352 kilometres (2,698 miles)

The Indian Pacific offers three levels of service:

Platinum Service: A heightened level of comfort to elevate your onboard experience to a truly world class standard of luxury travel. Spacious private cabins, each with a full ensuite. All meals, standard wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks included.

Gold Kangaroo Sleeper: Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins have private en suite facilities with a hide-away compact toilet, wash basin and shower. Single Berth Sleeper Cabins feature a comfortable lounge chair and foot rest by day and a single level sleeping berth by night. Single Berth Cabins are fitted with a wash basin. Showers and toilets are located at either end of the Gold Service carriage. Meals are included in the Stylish Restaurant Dining Car.

Red Service Day/Nighter Seat: Recliner lounge-style chairs with ample leg room and individual reading light. Travel pillows and blankets available for purchase as are meals, snacks, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in the Red Service Diner. Shower and toilet facilities available at the end of your carriage.

  • Sydney To Adelaide (via Broken Hill)
    • Duration: 25hrs | Days: Wed 3.03 p.m, vv  Tue 10.15 a.m
  • Adelaide To Perth (via Kalgoorlie)
    • Duration: 43hrs | Days: Thu 9.25 p.m, vv Sun 10.00 a.m.
  • Sydney To Perth
    • Duration: 73 hrs | Days: Wed 3.03 p.m, vv Sun 10.00 a.m.

Austrail Pass will allow unlimited travel over a 3 month period – or 6 month period if purchased outside Australia.

There is a choice of 4 rail passes for international budget travellers to explore Australia, all of which provide up to 10% off if pre-purchased prior to arrival in Australia. These are the East Coast Discovery Pass, Rail Explorer Pass, Backtracker Rail Pass and Austrail Pass.  All passes cover the cost of travel in Economy or Red Service seats.    There is no Red Service travel option aboard the Indian Pacific and the Ghan.

Special fares are extended frequently during low season, call for details on current Special Offers at 1-800-227-5317.


Page Updated Sept 2015 | CST Reg # 2023415-40

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