Around the World by Train: Australia
20319 · By Katie Shaw
Episode 4 of Channel 5's Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson sees the Blackadder actor head down under to uncover the unique quirks and incredible railways of Australia.Read more
2020 Tour code: AUJ20
About the tour
This fantastic rail adventure takes in many of Australia's natural wonders, including the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru and the Blue Mountains. A wonderful train journey on the legendary Ghan from Alice Springs to Adelaide is a real highlight, and time in Melbourne and Sydney to explore completes this holiday of a lifetime.
Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, Adelaide
Peppers Waymouth Hotel, Adelaide
Crowne Plaza Lasseters, Alice Springs
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Alice Springs
Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort
Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort
Pullman Cairns International, Cairns
Crown Promenade, Melbourne
Amora Hotel Jamison, Sydney
Enhance your holiday
100% of travellers would recommend this tour
Based on 12 verified reviews
Mr D Blake
Excellent Hotels used made it an superb tour seeing a lot of Australia.
Generally fulfilled the tour description
Mr J Smith
Well organised. The inevitable hiccups e.g. travel delays were dealt with very professionally. Excellent guides on all trips and excursions. Very good accomodation.
Reasonable good, however it was extremely tiring. The hotels were good, but some could have been a lot better e.g. no charging points, some fridges packed with hotels own drinks and snacks (up to 50 items in two hotels). Many hotels did not give free bottled water and charged A$5 dollars for a small bottle.
It was a great holiday. The only suggestion we have is that in some places you should give people a choice. For example, in wild parks some travellers might want to learn to throw a boomerang while the others would like to interact more with the unique animals of the area. You shouldn't make everybody do everything together. Coral Reef snorkelling was a huge disappointment, move it to the Hamilton Island. Hundreds of people were kicking each other in the water.
Mr K Tootell
The best experience. We'll managed
The Ghan and Australia's highlights by rail