those who would like to trave by Train,
Australia has few but good options. The prices
could be cheaper but anyway they are at the same
level than of travelling by bus, car, or plane.
The only point you must pay attention before book
your train trip is that in some routes the train
travels mostly during the night and the railed
tourist will only see stars, weather permitting.
But there are day trips and even journeys that
last for days and nights, just pay attention to
the schedule. The majority of rail companies in
Australia offer tourist passes which you can drop
off in a point and resume next day just like the
Euro Pass, or, you can by passes for a certain
number of days only. Most of these rail companies
also offer integrated passes, meaning you by the
package at once. Example. Train to Cairns with a
Great Barrier Reef cruise included. Depending what
you want to do and for how long it is a good deal.
main train routes in Australia are:
- in New South Wales State. Journeys are:
- From Sydney to
Brisbane passing by many rural towns and coastal
towns by connexions.
- From Sydney till the
Outback boarder or North Territory, passing by many
towns from the gold discovery era and mining, as
- From Sydney to Melbourne
passing by Canberra and other rural towns of New
- in Queensland State. Principal routes are:
- From Brisbane to
Cairns by the coast stoping in many cities along
- To the Outback,
going to different areas.
"Tropical", which are short distance rail
tours in the region of Cairns and Port Douglas
Southern Railway Operates
3 distinctive tourist lines including the
transportation of vehicles. (consult them about
- The first is called The
Ghan, which runs from Adelaide crossing
deserts and the "red centre" finishing
in Darwin on the Northern Territory. It is a 2900
Km journey with a stop over in Alice Springs.
- The second is called Indian
Pacific from Sydney to Perth in a journey of
4350 Km. In this route the tourist will have the
chance to experiment the longest strait rail
section in the world with only 430 Km without
turning left or right.
- The third is called Overland,
running from Melbourne to Adelaide and connecting
with the above describe trains.
urban train services of each Australian city can
be seen by clicking on the links that follows.. Perth,
Sydney besides the train also have a subway service. Melbourne
as well as Adelaide has city Trams. Both offer day
or week passes connecting with local buses. Our
tip for when you arrive in one of these cities is
to go to a tourist information kiosk and ask for
the time table for Trains, Subway, Tram, Ferry
Boats or any local public transport at no cost.
Have a nice trip !
railway on the left goes to nowhere, the middle one
goes to the bush, and the right one goes to little
house. As you see, Australia has plenty of train
journeys in offer for you to choose from.