Where is it? Between Adelaide and Darwin on The Ghan, or between Sydney and Perth on the Indian Pacific.
The most relaxing way to see the unique landscape of Australia is from the comfy window seat of a luxury train. There will be no squabbling over who has to drive and who gets to enjoy the scenery – everyone on the Indian Pacific and The Ghan gets a great view.
“This is something I can personally recommend – I loved it.” Maggie Beer
The Ghan goes from Adelaide to Darwin over three days, via the Adelaide Plains, Flinders Ranges, Red Centre and Top End, covering a distance of almost 3000km. The Indian Pacific, meanwhile, does as its name suggests, picking up travellers from Sydney (on the Pacific Ocean) and taking them to Perth (on the Indian Ocean), via Adelaide and vice versa.
Whistle-stop tours of towns along the tracks are included in the price of a ticket, and if you fork out extra for platinum or gold-class ticket you’ll be as snug as a bug in a very plush rug, rather than a seated sardine.
Australia is the only continent in the world that can be crossed coast to coast on a single train, so it would be un-sportsmanly to let the opportunity pass you by.