To say that Australia is huge would be an understatement. It is not only the world’s largest island continent but also a country blessed with a vast range of landscapes. In one corner, there’s the tropical rainforests, in another there are the stunning mountain ranges and then the remaining area is covered with vast deserts. The best way to experience the beauty of Australia’s diverse landscape is by planning a train journey across the country.
Besides being an economical and flexible mode of travel, trains come with less baggage (read: no long security line, luggage drop, arrive 2-hours early at the airport) and allows you to carry as much luggage as you want. The biggest advantage is that through rail travel, you get a chance to see Australia’s interesting and varied landscapes up close.
Australia’s Rail Journeys
A ‘Discovery’ Australia Rail Pass gives you unlimited access to towns and cities in New South Wales State, including Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. With this one train pass that costs £168 you can plan a 2 weeks fun vacation with your friends and family.
Start your journey by visiting the CityCat Ferry, Gallery of Modern Art and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane. Spend 3 days in Sydney and take in the fireworks show at Darling Harbor, enjoy a long walk from Bondi to Coogee Beach, and don’t forget to visit the Opera House. It’s now time for Canberra where you can visit the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House and Mount Ainslie Lookout. Reserve the remaining days of your trip for Melbourne and check out the Royal Botanical Gardens, Great Ocean Road and Melbourne Zoo.
Is the Great Barrier Reef in your travel bucket list? Fret not! Get yourself a Queensland Explorer Pass and discover the glory of this Australian State. This Australia rail pass lets you explore every nook and corner of Queensland. So head to the Gold Coast, the Outback and the Great Barrier Reef to scuba dive, snorkel, shop, eat, walk and relax.
If you want to explore the classic East Coast of Australia from Brisbane to Cairns, then a Queensland Coastal Pass is exactly what you need. Get a chance to cruise along the east coast dotted with the Great Barrier Reef, stop at hippie cafes, sun kissed beaches, art festivals, galleries and wildlife parks.
Begin your Australian adventure today!