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Australia by Rail

Explore the red outback or enjoy tropical North Queensland

The vast desert plains, densely forested valleys and patchwork farmland of the Australian landscape makes rail the ideal mode of transport to appreciate the diversity of this sunburnt land. Travel through authentic outback towns, tropical tourist hubs and spot iconic natural wonders on a rail journey, all the while travelling in complete comfort. Treat yourself to a touch of luxury on a rail holiday, whether you are after a little extra leg room, a first-class dining experience or a private lounge. See the red heart of Australia by rail on The Ghan from Adelaide to Alice Springs and onto Darwin. On the transcontinental trip you will see the spectacular Flingers Ranges against dramatic outback panoramas and can amp up the experience with off-train tours like camel treks, scenic flights and river cruises.

Australia lends itself perfectly to the romance of the rail with an old-world charm complementing the beauty of unspoiled countryside. Jump on board the Indian Pacific and travel coast to coast on an epic journey from Perth to Sydney. Watch the landscape morph before your eyes as your train climbs through the Avon Valley, ventures across the Nullarbor Plain, pulls into culture-capital Adelaide and continues on through to the majestic Blue Mountains before finally reaching the sparkling harbour of Sydney.

If you're thinking about a short break, why not see the Queensland coast on the Tilt Train? Leave Brisbane on Friday evening and arrive in Cairns with enough time to enjoy the vibrant nightlife on Saturday, or go halfway to Bundaberg or Rockhampton. Speaking of Cairns, jump on board The Sunlander in the Tropical North for an overnight Queensland adventure, sampling fresh seafood against a backdrop of lush rainforests and beach-lined coast. Choose your Rail Australia experience and let Flight Centre create your dream rail journey so you can explore the path less traveled.