Australia's Ghan train is named for the 19th century Afghan camel drivers who helped explore the country's interior; today The Ghan travels through that same interior for 1,846 miles as it connects Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin. The complete journey lasts two nights and can be made in either direction.
The Ghan makes the most of the daylight hours to provide sweeping views of the changing landscape, from the majestic Outback to the subtropical flora of the Top End. Guests in Platinum and Gold Service will enjoy the comforts of the Outback Explorer Lounge and classically styled Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car, while Red Service passengers have access to Matilda Cafe with its panoramic windows and the Red Gum Lounge.
Year built: 1878
Train type: Overnight on Train
Private Carriages - Self contained carriages that may include amenities such as a fully equiped kitchen, private lounge or meeting area.
Platinum Service - Platinum Cabins are approximately twice the size of Gold Twin Cabins and offer deluxe accommodation including double beds, ensuite bathroom and 24 hour room service.
Gold Service - Choice of twin or single sleeper cabins including complimentary toiletries and bath towels. Included meals are served in the elegant Restaurant Car and a lounge is available for relaxing.
Red Service - Choice of twin share Sleeper Cabin or Daynighter Seat. Light meals, snacks and drinks are available for purchase from the Red Service Diner and Buffet.