Train journey Australia

Rail tracking Down Under

Train journey Australia

Rail tracking Down Under

This unique train journey through Australia starts in the metropolis of Sydney , one of the most beautiful cities in the world, which can be experienced in a unique way during a boat trip. In the bustling metropolis you board the Indian Pacific to travel to Adelaide via the Blue Mountains. En route, disembark for a short tour of Broken Hill, known for the Flying Doctors airbase. Australia's natural beauty will no longer hold any secrets for you after a visit to Kangaroo Island where you will come face to face with kangaroos and koalas.

The next train route is withThe Ghan, a three-day route that crosses the entire country from south to north. Explore Alice Springs and the more northerly Katherine where you disembark for a boat trip on the Katherine Gorge. In Northern Australia, another adventure awaits: Bamurru Plains , a special safari lodge located in the middle of 'floodplains', a wetland area with an abundance of special flora and fauna. What could be more impressive than being awakened by a herd of water buffalo on their way to their foraging area? And then there's Daintree National Park, the oldest rainforest on Earth. And last but not least a boat trip to it Great Barrier Reef Also known as the eighth wonder of the world. Australia is so unforgettably beautiful and diverse. Where the world can't find you ...

Tips & tops Train journey Australia:

  • Always wanted to attend a performance at the Sydney Opera House? We are happy to book it for you
  • Not afraid of heights? Opt for a Bridgeclimb in Sydney, from the top of Sydney Harbor Bridge you have the most beautiful view of the Sydney Opera House and the harbor
  • The total train journey of the iconic Indian Pacific takes four days, 4325 kilometers from Sydney via Adelaide to Perth, with only one departure per week
  • The Ghan connects Adelaide to the south with Darwin to the north: the journey over almost 3000 kilometers takes three days
  • Rail passengers on The Ghan and Indian Pacific can choose from three classes: Red Service seats, Gold Service sleeper compartment or the spacious and more luxurious Platinum sleeper compartment
  • The Daintree Ice Cream Company serves delicious ice cream in the heart of the world's oldest rainforest in Daintree National Park, home to unique animals and birds such as the Cassowary, a solitary flightless bird that can live for up to 40 years
  • Port Douglas is blessed with Four Mile Beach, a paradise beach where it is wonderful to relax on the calm Coral Sea
  • Kangaroo Island is a 15-minute flight from Adelaide and is a perfect place to spot marsupials such as kangaroos and koalas. The sea lions welcome you on the beach of Seal Bay.
  • Optionally you can pick up a rental car on arrival in Cairns and explore the area in complete freedom for the last days
  • Do you want to interrupt the long flight to Australia with a stopover in Singapore or Hong Kong? Or just extend your trip with a stay in New Zealand? We are happy to advise you about the possibilities


Daily overview

1 Arrival Sydney, transfer to hotel
2-3 Sydney - Afternoon Boat Tour & Private Highlights Tour
4 Transfer to train station, board Indian Pacific
5 Morning excursion Broken Hill, afternoon arrival Adelaide, transfer to hotel
6-7 Kangaroo Island - Guided visit to Seal Bay Conservation Park and Little Sahara, Flinders Chase National Park, Remarkable Rocks, Vivonne Bay, flight Adelaide, transfer to hotel
8 Transfer to train station, board The Ghan, departure to Darwin
9-10 The Ghan - Red Center Alice Springs Stopover with City Tour, Katherine Gorge Excursion, Arrival Darwin, Transfer to Hotel
11 Transfer to airport, charter flight Bamurru Plains
12 Bamurru Plains - Guided activities such as airboat safari, river cruise or nature walk
13 Charter flight Darwin, transfer to hotel
14 Flight Cairns, transfer to hotel in Mossman
15 Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation Guided Tour
16 Transfer Port Douglas – Day at leisure
17-19 Port Douglas with Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise Aboard Sailing Yacht
20 Transfer Airport Cairns


Train travel by Ghan and Indian Pacific

Leaned back by spectacular landscapes

Bamurru Plains

Wild Bush Luxury in Kakadu National Park

Australian National Parks

Landscapes ranging from rugged mountains, red deserts and tropical forests to colourful reefs

Great Barrier Reef

Psychedelic underwater playground for divers

Special islands

Australia's wildlife pearls

Lizard Island Resort

Elegant luxury on the Great Barrier Reef

Park Hyatt Sydney

Five star luxury in the heart of Sydney


We are happy to help you put together your dream trip. Based on your wishes, our regional specialist will put together a tailor-made trip for you. A travel proposal with highlights you have chosen, the type of accommodation that suits you and the length of travel you wish for. Contact us without obligation. We are happy to advise you!


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