Australia has some incredible train journeys that take you through the country. Think about the Ghan that takes you from Darwin all the way to Adelaide (or vice versa) or the Indian Pacific that travels from Perth to Sydney (or vice versa).
This is where my trip comes in.
After a few days of exploring the capital of Western Australia, Perth, I`ll be hopping on the Indian Pacific to experience my first train journey through Australia. I can`t wait to cross the country and discover the different parts that this gorgeous country has.
The train journey is for 3 days and 3 nights, crossing 4352 km (2698 miles) from Western to Eastern Australia. With stops in Kalgoorlie, Cook, Adelaide, Broken Hill and a final stretch into Sydney through the Blue Mountains.
I`m most looking forward to seeing the different scenery along the trip as we cross 3 states. Also how will it be to be aboard a train for 3 days? The last time I was aboard a luxury train was in Northern Spain when I joined the El Transcantabrico, which was a wonderful experience, but was only for one night.
After hearing so much about these famous train rides through Australia, I can`t wait to experience it myself and I hope you will follow along my trip as I`ll be posting photos (internet permitting) on Twitter, FB and Instagram during my 3 day train journey.
UPDATE: Here are my photos and a short video of my trip: Crossing Australia from West to East. Discover the inside of the Indian Pacific and which off train excursions you can make.
This trip is in partnership with Great Southern Rail as always you`ll get my own opinion on the experience.
Photo credit: Great Southern Rail
This sounds like a great adventure and an easy way to experience the vastness of Australia…also brings to mind a great Agatha Christie opportunity 😉 Happy and safe travels!
It sure is a unique experience. Be on the lookout for my review!
Thanks for the review~ I am looking for the experience of the train journey in Australia. My friend didn’t recommend it because of it’s high fare and he said it s view is monotonous. but I still expect some more about it. how’s the atmosphere in the train? is that socializing much? convenient?
Hi, I agree the fare is not cheap, but you get a unique experience. As for it being monotonous, I disagree as you can take the off train excursions. You make at least one stop every day and you can decide to get off the train. Going for breakfast, lunch and dinner gives you the opportunity to be social with your fellow travelers. There`s a nice atmosphere aboard, people are chatty in the lounge or during meals as you get seated with fellow travelers. Time really goes quickly as you have the excursions, enjoying the meals aboard, just sitting back and taking in the scenery. Hope that helps.