Rail Journeys

Journey Beyond with Australia’s Great Train Journeys 

Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Great Southern Rail has owned and operated The Ghan and Indian Pacific since 1997 when it became the first transcontinental rail business to be privatised in Australia.

There are few experiences quite like Australia’s Great Train Journeys operated by Great Southern Rail.

Imagine looking out your window as kangaroos hop across the vast Red Centre or as the morning light breaks over the peaks of the majestic Blue Mountains. More than simply a mode of transport, a rail journey is a truly unique and unforgettable holiday experience. While other travellers rush from point-to-point at 35,000 feet above the ground, a rail journey offers an intimate perspective of the incredible country you are crossing.

While the incredible interior of the continent stretches before you, you are invited to share the spirit of expedition with your fellow travellers over a glass of wine, regional cuisine and time spent in amazing destinations along the route.

Whether you seek adventure or relaxation as an independent traveller, as a couple or as part of a group, The Ghan and Indian Pacific are just the ticket for a journey beyond the ordinary.

Rocky Mountaineer

Within the unique world of rail travel, Rocky Mountaineer is so much more than just a train. It's the key to unlocking a hidden world of unparalleled beauty as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain in the Canadian Rockies. And your job aboard our all-dome fleet? To indulge in the most luxurious journey you've ever experienced. It's a tall order, but you're moving in the right direction.

Imagine being able to scale the sides of mountains or weave alongside steep canyons - all without having to worry if you brought the right shoes. With Rocky Mountaineer, we've got you covered (in luxury that is).

Four Unique Routes - Endless Adventure

From glittering oceans to untamed wilderness, Rocky Mountaineer's four distinct routes will move you in ways you never dreamed. Ok, fine. You probably did dream about it. The best part? It's even better than you imagined.

Dazzling Destinations: Vancouver, Seattle, Banff, & Beyond

Close your eyes and picture a journey that transports you from cosmopolitan city centres to the best sights in the Canadian Rockies without using roads, gasoline or google maps. It's not rocket science, it's Rocky Mountaineer.

Rail Journeys - Your World on track


With over 250,000 kilometers of tracks, rail travel in Europe is a fast, efficient and convenient way to explore virtually every corner of the continent. Rail is non-seasonal and offers frequent, great value services year round, across a range of styles. Travel on time-saving night trains, or sleek high speed services, or take the slow and scenic way.

Canada & USA

Historic trans-continental tracks, high alpine vistas, coastal routes, national parks and exciting urban centres are just some of the rail gems awaiting in North America.  Coast to coast, a journey across the USA or Canada is packed full of scenery and history, and with and extensive and frequent network, is an alternative to self-drive.

Japan, Korea & China

Explore the ancient temples, countryside and cities of Japan; Discover Korea's fascinating land of natural wonders; See the highlights of China such as the Great Wall or a train trip to Xian, renowned for it's buried army of Terracotta Warriors. These destinations will take your breath away with beautiful scenery as you sit back and relax on the train.

Which ticket should I buy?

With an extensive range of tickets and passes, there is something to suit every itinerary. Not sure what's best for you? Our professional travel consultants will be able to guide and assist you in choosing the product that is right for you.

Contact us and let Southside World Travel create the best travel experience for you.


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