Published August 24, 2008
Keep It Rail
Luxury Train Ride through Australia
Most sojourns, your idea of train travel consists of the shuttle from one end of Heathrow to the other. But
your esteemed forebears knew that nothing beat the lure of a first-class carriage—especially through
And times haven't changed so much. Especially when it comes to points unknown.
So familiarize yourself with Australia's transcontinental Ghan
train, the longtime choice of Aussie
wayfarers and visiting dignitaries. Starting next month, it'll host a 25-cabin, five-car journey through the
heart of Australia. Consider it the hottest new way to see the Outback, a boutique hotel carving its way up
You can choose from several packages, but the Platinum Service
is really the way to go. Each
oversized cabin, twice the size of their already-roomy predecessors, is trimmed in Tasmanian Myrtle wood and
includes 24-hour room service, allowing for round-the-clock access to your favorite shiraz. While the
amenities match any stationary accommodation, the panoramic windows never let you forget you're on the
move—over 3,000 kilometers of track, from Adelaide on the southern coast to Darwin up top.
If you're feeling especially regal, consider the Prince of Wales Private Carriage
entire car for you and your party, with cathedral glass doors and a carved wooden lounge, built in 1919 for
the Prince himself.
After all, we know how you like the royal treatment.
The Ghan Platinum Service
Great Southern Rail
+61 13 21 47