Australia is a beautiful country and to admire some of its bedazzling natural facets, take any of the train rides mentioned below. These rail-journeys are indeed a feast for eyes and remain a prominent highlight of packages for Australia holidays.
Train ride is perhaps the most enthralling one among the all means of transport. Don’t feel so? Take any of these train journeys in Australia and you’ll surely agree with that! Soaking up the breathtaking scenery from the windows of these leisurely-paced trains will certainly add a romantic tinge as well as a thrilling factor to your holidays in Australia. Nothing less than a mesmeric treat, these train journeys are truly worth the cost of tickets and other expenses for Australian holidays. Take a look!
Spirit of Outback
Want to explore the great Outback in Australia? Take the ‘Spirit of Outback’ that chugs along the beautiful Queensland coast before snaking its way through the sprawling plains of Longreach! The journey is soul-soothing and exhilarating at the same time. For shutterbugs, this trip is like a dream come true; as there are amazing natural vistas for them to capture and make most of their money spent on Australia holiday packages. All 15 carriages in this train boast comfy sleeping berths. Moreover, the train also sports Stockman’s Bar for passengers to chill out over a cool beer.
To explore the mores of Australian Outback, board this old-fashioned rail which travels through the heart-throbbing charms of the Great Dividing Range and the red-earthed Outback. The pristine rainforests, lofty mountains and gorgeous coastal scenery en route fill the senses. The train runs at a sleepy speed of 50kmph and takes nearly four days to cover its 850-kilometer round-trip between Cairns and Forsayth. Though it is not a sleeper train, it features enough room to stretch legs and relax while admiring the striking beauty of Australian landscapes or savouring scrummy meal served onboard.
The Ghan is a luxury train named after the Afghan cameleers who lived in the Outback’s cattle stations. While running from Adelaide to Darwin in Northern Territory, this train covers a distance of around 3000kms in 45 hours and crosses through deserted yet alluring regions of the Outback such as Alice Springs and Katherine. The journey allows riders to see and experience the arid expanse of the continent, running along the barren plains and desert landscape of mystical northern Australia. The train boasts a magical environment with five-star cabins and plush club lounges that delight spendthrifts on Australia holidays to the core. It is truly an exhilarating trip with several packages to pick from.
The Sunderland is perfect for food and wine lovers. While travelling through the captivating Sunshine State of Queensland, the luxury train offers a great dining and wining experience. Its menu ranges from scrumptious multi-cuisine five-course meals to some of the finest wines of Australia. Additionally, with a highly sophisticated ambience; the journey is sure to send epicureans into a tizzy. Although, it often catches the fancy of spendthrifts on Australian holidays, there are packages to suit budget travellers as well.
Kuranda Scenic Railway
It is one of the smallest rail journeys in Australia but offers one of the most scenic trips in the world. Travelling from Cairns to Kuranda, the train runs along a 34-km long track built high above the sea level. Holidaymakers adding this train trip to their packages get to see many wonderful attractions including the ancient Barron Waterfalls, rocky ravines and the lush green rainforest. The train passes through 15 hand-hewn tunnels and over 37 bridges, making Australian holidays more exciting.