Luxury Rail Journeys

Australia & New Zealand

Re-live the romance of rail to rediscover joy in the journey. Enjoy rolling panoramic vistas from wine country to coast, over vast outback plains and dramatic alpine peaks with Australia’s iconic multi-day rail journeys and New Zealand’s short and scenic train rides.
Australia’s legendary multi-day rail journeys bisect and traverse the continent from coast to coast. Following the tracks of early pioneers and explorers, rail journeys such as the Indian-Pacific, the Ghan, the Overland and the Great Southern rail, offer the opportunity to explore the great Australian continent from a new perspective; both from, and off, the train. Sit back and enjoy rolling vistas from dawn to dusk, a collection of off-train exclusive experiences, premium dining and private accommodation in a choice of class categories.
Inside of a Platinum Cabin on The Ghan train
TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth
Across the Tasman, New Zealand’s short and scenic rail journeys showcase a diversity of landscapes in just a couple of carefree hours. Hop aboard the TranzAlpine scenic rail through New Zealand’s Southern Alps or follow the Kaikoura Coast from Christchurch to Picton aboard the Coastal Pacific. On New Zealand’s North Island, continue with the Northern Explorer from Wellington to Auckland to enjoy postcard panoramas over fertile farmlands and dramatic volcanic peaks.

Itinerary Inspirations

These itineraries have been designed to inspire you with a small selection of the many unique adventures to be had in this beautiful region. Once you have a feel for the destinations and experiences that best resonate with you, we will tailor every element of your perfect luxury travel itinerary, exclusively for you. 

Coast to coast with the Ghan

Decadence and deserts, wilderness and wines. Darwin to Adelaide with the Ghan

Explore Australia’s tropical capital with a three-night stay at the Mindil Beach Casino Resort in Darwin, including a private half-day tour of the city sights and a full-day private tour to Litchfield National Park for an interactive indigenous introduction to the region that will leave you with a personalised connection to these lands.

Experience the spirit of the outback and enjoy the romance of rail, bisecting the continent from North to South, as you travel with the Ghan, from Darwin to Adelaide. Your three-day, two-night rail journey also includes off-train opportunities to explore Katherine Gorge and Alice Springs.

On arrival in South Australia, enjoy a two-night stay in the picturesque Adelaide Hills to indulge in fine wines and fresh regional produce, including a private full-day tour of some of the Barossa Valley’s best wineries.

  • Inclusions

    7 nights’ accommodation (3 nights Mindil Beach Casino Resort, 2 nights aboard The Ghan, 2 nights Mt Lofty House) including daily breakfast, 3 lunches and 2 dinners per person. Private half day Darwin city sights tour, Private full day indigenous Litchfield Tour, 3 day/ 2 night The Ghan Rail Journey from Darwin to Adelaide in a Platinum Twin Cabin, full day private bespoke Barossa Valley wineries tour. Private road transfers throughout.

On track: from Ayers Rock to Darwin

Live luxe as you tour the Northern Territory from the Red Centre to the Top End. Ayers Rock and Alice Springs to Darwin, with the Ghan

Experience the wonder of ancient lands and endless skies, staying at Longitude 131. Your canopied private pavilion is a refined oasis surrounded by the rugged outback. Enjoy exclusive experiences and contemporary cuisine at this iconic luxury lodge, with Uluru and the Kata Tjuta, as your backdrop.

In Alice Springs, enjoy a full-day private tour to explore Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm, visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the School of the Air and the Old Telegraph Station, before joining the legendary Ghan rail journey.

Following the old Overland Telegraph line to Darwin, experience the romance of rail travel, enjoying rolling vistas, gourmet dining and, in Katherine, a choice of inclusive off-train experiences: cruising Nitmiluk Gorge or a visit to an authentic outback cattle station.

Continue the comforts and local insights in Darwin, staying at the Mindil Beach Casino Resort. Enjoy a private Bombing of Darwin tour and scenic harbour cruise during your stay.

  • Inclusions

    8 nights’ accommodation (3 nights Longitude 131, 2 nights Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, 1 night aboard the Ghan train in a private Platinum ensuite cabin, 2 nights Mindil Beach Casino and Resort) inclusive of 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners per person. Full day private “The Best of the Alice” including entry fees, choice of Ghan off-train touring in Katherine, 4 hour private Bombing of Darwin tour including entry fees and 1 hour cruise on Darwin Harbour. Private transfers throughout.

  • Note

    Flight Ayers Rock to Alice Springs not included.

North - South explorer

Decadence and deserts, wilderness and wines. Darwin to Adelaide with the Ghan

Explore Australia’s tropical capital with a three-night stay at the Mindil Beach Casino Resort in Darwin, including a private half-day tour of the city sights and a full-day private tour to Litchfield National Park for an interactive indigenous introduction to the region that will leave you with a personalised connection to these lands.

Experience the spirit of the outback and enjoy the romance of rail, bisecting the continent from North to South, as you travel with the Ghan, from Darwin to Adelaide. Your three-day, two-night rail journey also includes off-train opportunities to explore Katherine Gorge and Alice Springs.

On arrival in South Australia, enjoy a two-night stay in the picturesque Adelaide Hills to indulge in fine wines and fresh regional produce, including a private full-day tour of some of the Barossa Valley’s best wineries.

  • Inclusions

    7 nights’ accommodation (3 nights Mindil Beach Casino Resort, 2 nights aboard The Ghan, 2 nights Mt Lofty House) including daily breakfast, 3 lunches and 2 dinners per person. Private half day Darwin city sights tour, Private full day indigenous Litchfield Tour, 3 day/ 2 night The Ghan Rail Journey from Darwin to Adelaide in a Platinum Twin Cabin, full day private bespoke Barossa Valley wineries tour. Private road transfers throughout.

On track: coast to coast

Perth to Sydney, see Australia coast to coast with the Indian Pacific

Explore Perth’s riverside parklands and vibrant roof-top bars with the luxurious Como The Treasury as your base; and enjoy a full-day cruise to lunch in the Swan Valley vineyards during your stay in Australia’s sunniest capital.

Traverse the continent ocean to ocean, from the Indian to the Pacific, with Australia’s most iconic train journey. Travel with the Indian Pacific from Perth, revelling in the romance of rail (and enjoying all-inclusive Platinum class comforts) as you roll over rich red earth and subtropical savannahs; to Kalgoorlie, over the Nullarbor Plains to Adelaide, onwards to Broken Hill and the beautiful Blue Mountains.

Disembark to tour the Blue Mountains’ world heritage listed wilderness with an expert guide and enjoy a relaxing three night stay at the wonderful One&Only Emirates Wolgan Valley wilderness resort. Set on a private wildlife conservancy, this carbon-neutral luxury lodge offers opportunities to walk with wombats and wallabies, hike, horse ride or get hands-on with local conservation projects; all from the comfort of your private villa with plunge pool. Finish the coast to coast adventures on a real high with a scenic heli-transfer to Sydney.

  • Inclusions

    9 nights’ accommodation (3 nights COMO The Treasury, 3 nights Platinum cabin aboard Indian Pacific, 3 nights Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley) inclusive of 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 dinners per person. Full-day group Sandalford Winery Cruise including lunch and tastings, 4 day/3 night Platinum Cabin package on the Indian Pacific, Half day private Blue Mountains 4WD tour. Private transfers Perth and Sydney, Private helicopter transfer from Wolgan Valley to Sydney.

  • Note

    The Indian Pacific train departs Perth on Sundays.