A journey by rail is no everyday journey.
From the moment you step aboard, the frantic pace of day-to-day life fades away and a new kind of world opens up, one that allows you to escape quickly. And as you gently roll through ancient landscapes, reawakening your senses, you will uncover flavours, colours and details that far exceed your expectations.
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 or Great Southern you become a part of this truly unique Australian legacy.
Based in Adelaide, South Australia, we have owned and operated The Ghan (Adelaide-Alice Springs-Darwin), the Indian Pacific (Sydney-Adelaide-Perth) and The Overland (Melbourne-Adelaide) rail journeys since 1997 when we became the first transcontinental passenger rail business to be privatised in Australia.
Today, we are passionate and always evolving, building on our trains’ remarkable heritage and inspired by the wonder of Australia, we connect travellers to enriching, powerful experiences both on and off our iconic trains.
So, don’t just embark on a journey, allow Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions to take you further.
In 2019, The Ghan marks 90 years of outback crossings – an iconic journey with a celebrated place in Australian History. One of the world’s great rail journeys, The Ghan has been voyaging between Adelaide and Darwin for 90 years – occupying a special place in the history and imagination of this awe-inspiring country. Find out more about this iconic train and its rich history.
With it’s bold wedge-tailed eagle emblem symbolising the scope, range and significance of each epic journey, the Indian Pacific traverses mountain ranges, arid deserts and Goldfields, through rocky valleys and desert savannahs on its transcontinental crossings.
With its rugged coastline, sun-kissed beaches, forested peaks, and exhilarating capital cities, the stunning journey between Brisbane and Adelaide feels like nowhere else in Australia. The Great Southern will return for its third season in December 2021, showcasing spectacular scenery plus an unrivalled experience both on and off the train.
For more than 130 years, the Overland has been a favourite for travellers between Adelaide and Melbourne. With a daylight service between the two great cities, slow down and enjoy a relaxing and singular journey, while savouring the creature comforts and romance of rail.