2022 Journey Beyond Rail Season Launch

2022 new season release onboard The Ghan, Indian Pacific & the Great Southern

Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions

An expedition by rail is no ordinary journey. From the moment you step on board, you’ll get the sense that something special is about to unfold. From the camaraderie of your travelling companions to dining with an ever-changing landscape unfurling around you, it’s a unique way to travel. For 90 years, guests from around the world have had the privilege of taking their time and embracing the wonders of these incredible rail expeditions. By stepping aboard The Ghan, Indian Pacific, Great Southern or The Overland you become a part of this truly unique Australian legacy. So, don’t just embark on a holiday, allow Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions to take you on a journey like no other.
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Meet the Trains

  • The Ghan

    Regarded as one of the world’s great rail adventures, The Ghan has been voyaging between the soft hues of pastoral South Australia to the rich red of the Outback for more than 90 years, occupying a special place in the history and imagination of this awe-inspiring country.
    Much has changed since 1929 when the original ‘Afghan Express’ steam train and its blend of passengers, livestock and supplies completed the inaugural journey to Alice Springs. Today, The Ghan welcomes you into its dramatic world of natural beauty and relaxed indulgence, the moment you step aboard.
  • Indian Pacific

    Sit back, gaze out of your window, and watch as the epic scenery rolls by. There’s a whole world out there, and nothing but time for you to put up your feet and reflect on the day's Off Train Experiences.
    As its name suggests, the Indian Pacific gives you two oceans in one of the world’s greatest train journeys. But there’s so much more in between. Pass through ancient deserts, traverse mountains, and wind through endless flatlands as you lose yourself in thought and the magic of every breathtaking moment.
  • Great Southern

    Explore Australia's south-east in laidback luxury on
    Journey Beyond's newest rail experience.
    Relax with everything taken care of on board including fine dining, premium wines and world-class hospitality, as you’re transported from buzzing cities to diverse landscapes and
    natural marvels.

EVERY MOMENT IS CONSIDERED.
EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED.

There’s nothing like putting down your suitcase and allowing
your journey to simply unfold. Once you step aboard our trains,
you can relax knowing everything has been considered and included in your fare. From world-class food and wine to a range of immersive Off Train Experiences, the hardest decision you’ll need to make is what to have for lunch and which experience to join!

PLATINUM SERVICE

Nothing enhances the romance of rail travel quite like Platinum Service. Tailored for the discerning traveller, our Platinum Service adds a new level of sophistication to your journey.
Stylishly appointed and spacious cabins are complemented by discreet, personalised service, world-class food and wine, and access to the exclusive Platinum Club for meals, relaxation and socialising. And it all begins before you’ve even stepped aboard. Our Platinum Service guests can also take advantage of private transfers before and after the journey. As you’d expect, once your adventure begins the food and wine included is of the highest standard. Enjoy hearty breakfasts, two-course lunches and four-course dinners, all regionally-inspired and matched with premium wines.

PLATINUM CABINS

Enjoy the extra room and special touches of Platinum cabins.
Platinum guests enjoy premium extras like a full-size
en suite, expansive window views from both sides of the train, and exclusive use of the Platinum Club carriage. Add to that the luxurious linen, the French champagne, Haigh's chocolates, a nightcap at turndown and more, and you’re in for a premium experience.

By day, your cabin is configured as a private lounge with deluxe seating, a table and two ottomans. By night, you’ll be rocked to sleep as the cabin converts into a comfortable bedroom with either double or twin beds.

It’s the perfect place to relax and take in the amazing views sweeping past your panoramic windows. Or for a more social experience, head to the beautifully appointed Platinum Club, exclusive to Platinum guests. With a deluxe bar, lounge and fully flexible dining area, the Platinum Club sets the scene for relaxed daytime conversation or elegant dinner with friends.

PLATINUM SERVICE INCLUDES

• All-inclusive dining, beverages and Off Train Experiences

• Spacious Double or Twin cabin almost twice the size of a Gold Twin cabin

• En suite equipped with separate shower, vanity with cupboard space, toilet and exclusive bathroom essentials from Appelles Apothecary

• Access to the exclusive Platinum Club for dining and socialising

• Freshly prepared continental breakfasts served upon request in-cabin

• Refreshments served in-cabin

• Panoramic windows offering views from both sides of the train

• Transfers at the start and end of your journey available for guests within 60 km of the terminal

• 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

• Power outlets and in-cabin safe

• In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary

• 90 kg checked luggage allowance per guest (3 x 30 kg each, to be checked in to the luggage car) plus one small carry on bag / piece of hand luggage (stored in your cabin)

GOLD SERVICE

Immerse yourself in a world of romance that epitomises rail travel with our Gold Service offering. Our most popular service option has everything you’ll need to feel at home for the duration of your journey.
Choose between Gold Service Twin and Single Cabins, both of which provide the perfect place to relax and recharge after a day of Off Train Experiences. Spend hours deep in conversation with new friends in the shared Outback Explorer Lounge, then make your way to the Queen Adelaide Restaurant for dining. Gold Service fares include hearty breakfasts, two-course lunches and three-course dinners. You may also choose to complement your meal with our selection of premium wines and beverages, which are also included in your fare.

GOLD TWIN CABIN

Stepping into your Gold Twin cabin, you’ll find classic rail style and a compact comfort perfect for the journey ahead.
This is your private oasis, and a comfortable overnight room to recline in and let the rhythm of the tracks sway you to sleep ahead of your next day of adventure. Your stylish cabin cleverly accommodates your belongings with a series of compartments and shelving options incorporated into the design. During the day, relax on the three-seater lounge that converts to your upper and lower sleeping berths at night. Enjoy the high quality linen, pillows, doonas and complimentary Australian-made toiletries. Gold Twin cabins have a compact en suite with toilet, wash basin and shower giving you all the comfort, privacy and amenities you require.

GOLD SERVICE TWIN INCLUDES

•All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant

•Off Train Experiences

•Access to the Outback Explorer Lounge for beverages and socialising

•All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages

•A comfortable sleeper cabin featuring upper and lower sleeping berths that converts to a three-seater lounge by day

•Private compact en suite featuring a shower and toilet

•Power outlets and in-cabin safe

•In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary

•Complimentary bathroom essentials from Appelles Apothecary

•60 kg checked luggage allowance per guest (2 x 30 kg each, to be checked in to the luggage car) plus one small carry on bag / piece of hand luggage (stored in your cabin)

GOLD SINGLE CABIN

Whether travelling solo or with friends, the Gold Single cabin provides stylish private accommodation at a more affordable price.
Our Gold Single cabin is a comfortable sleeper cabin option for one that offers all the premium inclusions of the Gold Twin cabin. A comfortable couch seat with full leg extension by day converts to a cosy bed by night to ensure a restful sleep. Spacious shared bathroom facilities and your own complimentary, quality Australian-made toiletries are included. With cabins on both sides of the train, you can travel with your cabin door open to interact with friends – old or new! And when the time comes for the soulful, reflective and contemplative nature of moving across the continent by train, the Gold Single cabin provides privacy for one. Your Guest Experience Manager will arrange seating options in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant to ensure you are always meeting fellow travellers over delicious meals, and the Outback Explorer Lounge is a focal point for all daily social interactions.

GOLD SERVICE TWIN INCLUDES

•All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant

•Off Train Experiences

•Access to the Outback Explorer Lounge for beverages and socialising

•All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages

•A compact sleeper cabin featuring a bed that converts to a seat by day, private vanity, with shared shower & toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage

•Power outlets and in-cabin safe

•In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary

•Complimentary Australian bathroom amenities

•60 kg checked luggage allowance per guest (2 x 30 kg each, to be checked in to the luggage car) plus one small carry on bag / piece of hand luggage (stored in your cabin)

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Pricing is correct as of 15/4/2021. Itineraries are subject to change and operation is subject to weather conditions, prevailing conditions and local arrangements may cause variation. Offer is subject to change or availability at the time of booking and may be withdrawn without notice. Travel insurance is recommended please ask us for a quote. Payment by credit card attracts a merchant fee. Full terms and conditions provided at the time of booking.

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