A Train journey is a fantastic way to see South Australia. You have the best (moving) seat in the house on a journey that takes you through some of the most wonderful landscapes and locations that South Australia has to offer.
Jump aboard the Ghan, the Indian Pacific or the Overland for an unforgettable experience.
See more on a train journey. They stop at all the interesting places and on a Train adventure it’s the journey itself that’s important.
Train tours and journeys are all inclusive. Travel in the comfort of a bygone era and experience old-fashioned character and charm.
The Great Southern Rail offers three distinct interstate travel options between the major cities of Melbourne, Perth, Darwin and Sydney.
- The Overland travels between Adelaide and Melbourne to the east.
- The Ghan operates between Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin to the far north.
- The Indian pacific operates between Perth, Adelaide and Sydney, stretching both west and north east.
Travel in a first class sleeper cabin with everything taken care of or take a day-nighter seat and save your money for the destination.
You could explore the Pichi Richi Railway on a steam train adventure through narrow gorges and towering escarpments of the Flinders Ranges. Day trips leave from Port Augusta and Quorn.
Or, you could embark on a journey that takes you through the most beautiful areas of the state. Steam and diesel hauled trains take tourists between Mount Barker and Victor Harbour. They pass over the Mount Lofty Ranges and steam down to Strathalbyn and on to Goolwa, Port Elliot before finally stopping at Victor Harbour. Explore the southern coast in style.
For rail enthusiasts, your isn’t complete without a visit to the Heritage Rail Centre and the Heritage Rail Trail. Stretching between Broken Hill and Port Pirie in South Australia lies 400 kilometres of rail that was once one of the World’s busiest. At Peterborough you’ll find the Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre with all the trappings of the Great Southern Railway while exploring the history and impact of rail in Australia with a huge range of locomotives on display.
South Australia has a wealth of Railway experiences to partake of and it’s definitely one of the best ways to explore everything South Australia has to offer.
“The Ghan Train Australia – Queen Adelaide Dining Car” taken by Gary Bembridge and licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/tipsfortravellers/14043392516