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Rail & Sail - Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions

Make the most of your holiday time and combine your love for cruising with an Aussie Rail Journey. There are very few global journeys considered national treasures but Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions trains are, without question, iconic Australian experiences. Experience the vast beauty of Australia and beyond by land and sea. Our exclusive Rail & Sail packages will take you there in unparalleled style onboard The Ghan, Indian Pacific or the newest rail journey, Great Southern.

Escape slowly and relax quickly finding the ultimate luxury – time.



Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions

Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions is an Australian company which has been operating now for over 21 years offering unique and iconic experiences with the aim to spark guests’ imagination and make each journey an experience of its own.

Whether travelling on The Indian Pacific, The Ghan or The Ghan Expedition the level of service and attention to detail is unmatched providing an unforgettable adventure.

Onboard relax in the Outback Explorer Lounges onboard whilst getting to know your fellow passengers and watching the Australian landscape go by or dine in the art deco inspired Queen Adelaide Restaurant evoking an atmosphere of train journeys of yesteryear.

Discover more with our rail packages.


Indian Pacific

The Indian Pacific offers guests the chance to travel in style between Perth and Sydney on this 4352km, 4 day/3 night transcontinental journey from the west to the east coast of Australia.

The experiences and sights on this trip are varied, from visiting the capital cities of Perth, Adelaide and Sydney to the more remote communities of Kalgoorlie and Broken Hill.

Whether it’s the relaxed and laidback surroundings of Perth, sampling some fine wines of the Barossa Valley, taking in the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains or getting to know the unique and fascinating people of Kalgoorlie and Broken Hill, the stops along the way only add to the amazing journey along with the top class service and experience onboard.


Indian Pacific Off-Train Experiences

Some of the included off-train experiences on the Indian Pacific include:
  • Tales from the Golden Mile (Kalgoorlie)
  • Adelaide River & Precinct Walking Tour
  • Hahndorf tour (Adelaide Hills)
  • The Main Drag tour (Broken Hill)
  • Blue Mountains Excursion

The Ghan

The Ghan invokes memories of the outback, cattle stations and sparse yet beautiful landscapes. Journey from Adelaide to Darwin on this 3 day/2 night itinerary travelling through the Red Centre experiencing this remote and stunning area of central Australia.

Among the highlights on the journey are exploring the ancient wonder of the Katherine Gorge, experiencing Territorian life in Alice Springs and Darwin or just watching the change of scenery from the comfort of the train as you travel through the Red Centre.


The Ghan Off-Train Experiences

Some of the included off train experiences on The Ghan include:
  • Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise (Katherine)
  • Alice Springs Desert Park
  • Alice Explorer

The Ghan Expedition

One of the great train journeys of the world, travel on The Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide on this 4 day/3 night journey. The difference between The Ghan and The Ghan Expedition is the addition of a day and night on the Ghan Expedition itinerary which allows a stop at the world-famous opal mining town of Cooper Pedy.

With all the highlights of The Ghan, the Ghan Expedition offers guests the chance to add Coober Pedy to their itinerary where you can explore this remote town famous around the world for its opals and below ground residences known as “dugouts”.


The Ghan Expedition Off-Train Experiences

Some of the included off-train experiences on The Ghan Expedition include:
  • Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise (Katherine)
  • Alice Springs Desert Park
  • Alice Explorer
  • Explore Coober Pedy
  • Opal Experience

Great Southern

A truly unique rail journey, the Great Southern may not be as well known as The Ghan or Indian Pacific but it is a journey that should be on everyone’s list.

This rail journey is a great itinerary for everyone but especially those that have previously travelled on The Ghan or Indian Pacific and are looking for their next great rail adventure.

The 4 day/3 night itinerary from Adelaide to Brisbane or vice versa provides guests a picturesque contrast of coastal areas such as the Great Ocean Road, Port Stephens and Coffs Harbour as well as the inland region of the Hunter Valley and its thriving wine and food industries.

Whether it is enjoying a beach side dinner in Coffs Harbour, sampling the fine wines of the Hunter Valley or traversing the Great Ocean Road, the options and sights on this journey complement the service and experience onboard Great Southern perfectly.


Great Southern Off-Train Experiences

Some of the included off-train experiences on the Great Southern include:
  • Coffs Harbour Dinner
  • Hunter Valley Wine Region tour
  • Port Stephens by Sea and Land
  • Melbourne Explorer
  • Wonders of the Great Ocean Road

Service Levels

Gold Single

  • A compact sleeper cabin featuring a bed that converts to a seat by day and shared shower/toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage
  • Power outlets in cabin
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available
  • All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
  • All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • All-inclusive Off Train Excursions and Short Stops

Gold Twin

  • A comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day
  • Power outlets in cabin
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available
  • All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
  • All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • All-inclusive Off Train Excursions and Short Stops

Platinum

  • Spacious Double or Twin cabin almost twice the size of a Gold Service Twin cabin
  • By day, cabins are set up lounge-style with a moveable table and two ottomans
  • By night, lounges are converted to double or twin beds
  • En suite equipped with separate shower, vanity with cupboard space, toilet and Australian bathroom amenities
  • Power outlets and in-cabin safe
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary
  • Panoramic windows offering views from both sides of the train
  • Access to the exclusive Platinum Club for dining and socialising
  • Freshly prepared continental breakfasts served upon request in-cabin
  • Refreshments served in-cabin
  • All-inclusive dining, beverages, Off Train Excursions and Outback Experiences

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