Great Southern Rail is hitting the tracks running this month with the announcement of new itineraries, destinations and experiences that will make The Ghan and Indian Pacific even more incredible!

All aboard!

Even if you’re not a rail enthusiast, you can’t deny how amazing The Ghan and Indian Pacific are. These rail journeys are just EPIC, and we’re just so lucky to have them on our soil.

Launching this month, Great Southern Rail has announced some outstanding new additions to its product range for the 2018/19 season. These additions have been designed to deliver a fresh take on the classic rail adventures aboard The Ghan and Indian Pacific. Great Southern Rail is also offering some incredible advance booking savings for those early birds out there too – so now is the time to book!

Let’s have a look at what your clients can experience travelling with Great Southern Rail on The Ghan or the Indian Pacific next year and beyond…


The Indian Pacific


For almost five decades, the Indian Pacific has crossed the continent from Perth to Sydney, spanning the epic Nullarbor Plain, giving travellers views out the window that are to die for. Whether travelling east or west, this is one of the world’s greatest train journeys, and a  must-do experience.

Complementing the views is the onboard Queen Adelaide restaurant- where quality regionally inspired meals and beverages, are served and are all included in the price of the ticket. From April 2018, the Indian Pacific will take to the peaks as well as the plains, offering an optional Off Train Excursion in the picturesque Blue Mountains for all departures from Perth.


But as they say, it’s all about the journey, and not necessarily about the start or end point. Great Southern Rail are staunch believers in this, which is why they’re offering some pretty incredible South Australian experiences that travellers can partake in on their east or west bound trip. Some of these optional experiences include visits to Adelaide Oval and the South Australian Museum (including dinner), as well as side-trips to the acclaimed Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills or McLaren Vale regions, where sumptuous food and wine await – mmm!

If that wasn’t enough to get you booking, surely the fact that it’s possible to save up to $1,140 per couple on the Indian Pacific if you book early will! Yep, the early bird definitely catches the worm…


The Ghan Expedition


The Ghan Expedition offers the ultimate Outback itinerary, featuring iconic Australian sights and the ancient wonders of Katherine, the fascinating Red Centre and the remote underground mining town of Coober Pedy. This is the best of the Outback on rails!

Best suited for travellers craving a luxury Australian holiday that ventures deep into the heart of this incredible continent, the popular Ghan Expedition journey is back for an extended season, departing Darwin weekly April – October 2018 and March 2019.

As with travelling aboard the Indian Pacific, your fare is inclusive of superb restaurant-quality dining and onboard beverages: the onboard team of highly qualified chefs prepare fresh, regionally-inspired cuisine to complement and reflect the diversity of your transcontinental journey.


Don’t forget: as with all Great Southern Rail journeys, you’re free to craft your own custom itinerary with a selection of all-inclusive Off Train Excursions, such as cruising Nitmiluk Gorge, meeting true-blue horse wranglers or taking in the magnificent Simpson’s Gap or breathtaking Breakaways Reserve.

Oh, and then there’s the optional (but must do!) Uluru Scenic flight.

Again, book early and you can save serious money, such as up to $1,460 per couple on The Ghan Expedition and $1,060 per couple on The Ghan for travel in a Gold Service Twin Cabin.

Know someone who would love to have this experience?

Then visit today and learn more about exploring Australia by train, plus how you can take advantage of these incredible early booking savings.

Which of Australia’s greatest train journeys are you itching to tick off the bucket-list? Let us know in the comments below…

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