Great Southern Rail
Take an expedition with Great Sourthern Rail (Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions) aboard The Overland, The Ghan, Indian Pacific and Great Southern trains, where spectacular destinations are yours to discover while you indulge in our all-inclusive experiences and personalised hospitality.
Introducing a new train and all-new adventures. Operating for 16 special departures between December 2019 and January 2020, the Great Southern invites you to embrace the wonders of Australia’s southeast corner in unmatched style.
Ride the rails of history aboard The Ghan, as you take the unforgettable journey through Australia’s outback heartland. Whether you travel up to the tropical Top End of Darwin, or south to the wine capital of Adelaide, your time experiencing one of the world’s great rail journeys will deliver a unique holiday beyond expectations.
Our flagship Ghan Expeition is the ultimate way to explore the Australian outback. Journeying from Darwin to Adelaide (March-October), The Ghan Expedition takes in immersive Off Train Excursions in Katherine, extended time in Alice Springs inclusive of an authentic Red Centre dinner under the stars and a full day in Coober Pedy. The Ghan Expedition itinerary also offers the upgraded option to tour Uluṟu.
The expanse of a continent is yours to discover on this unique coast-to-coast transcontinental crossing. Whether you’re travelling from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific or the other way round, you’ll make your way across the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world, traversing mountain ranges, deserts and goldfields, through rocky valleys and subtropical savannah.
For more than 130 years, the Overland has been a favourite for travellers between Adelaide and Melbourne. With a daylight service between the two great cities, slow down and enjoy a relaxing and singular journey, while savouring the creature comforts and romance of rail.