For anyone who has ever commuted in crammed carriages with assorted armpits in their face, the promise of an enjoyable train trip might seem somewhat far-fetched.
But you’ve clearly not climbed aboard The Ghan, a luxurious train that travels the length of Australia, from Adelaide to Darwin. You can complete this voyage in three-and-a-bit days but what’s the rush? We say hop aboard “The Territory Complete” a fortnight-long trip with Great Southern Rail.
Heading out from Adelaide, you’ll take The Ghan to Alice Springs via a stop-off in the outback, before discovering the geological wonders that are Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
While in the area, you’ll get to climb the Kings Canyon and take in the stunning views of Watarrka National Park. A 4x4 safari to the Aboriginal community of Hermannsburg follows before you rejoin The Ghan and travel on to Nitmiluk Gorge and the city of Darwin. From here, you’ll experience the beauty of Kakadu National Park and go alligator-spotting on Yellow Water Billabong. And what’s more, with the gold package, all accommodation, tours and on-board food and beverages are included in the price. Bonzer!
From Dhs14,000 per person. Ongoing. www.greatsouthernrail.com.au.