One of the interesting ways of visiting the Australian outland is aboard of a comfortable train, which goes across the continent East-West or North-South. The main stations are located not far from international airports, and with some effort you can arrange the unforgettable journey covering all the destinations you want to see there.
The train amenities and carriages vary depending on service class you purchase. The most luxurious is Ghan and Indian Pacific with Platinium,Gold and Red classes.
The Platinium cabin contains two beds that can be fold out during the day, a full-size shower, toilet and oversized windows on both sides. The Platinium ticket includes also the dining in a fine train restaurant and Steward services. To make it even more luxurious there are several private carriages with large suites, or a space for conference meetings. These private cars can be attached to the main train on request.
The trains make several stops on the way, called whistle stops. Each one lasts several hours and gives the opportunity to have an extra tour, like a helicopter ride in Alice Springs.
Adelaide – Alice Springs -Darwin
Sidney – Adelaide -Perth
Adelaide – Melbourne
Adelaide -Melbourne – Brisbane
Brisbane – Cairns
Each train has its distinctive route, which, however, covers only the part of Australia, which may be too little for foreign visitors.
You can then combine several routes into one journey and make the longer on route stops. During the season the trains run twice a week in each direction, so if you want to see the sunset over Uluru rock, you can stay overnight there and join the next train in two days time. You can assemble the itinerary by yourself, or use one of the existing packages, like for example
10 days The Ghan Kangaroo Island and Top End. The voyage includes visiting Kangaroo Island, Kings Canyon,overnight in Ayers Rock and Katherine Gorge.