World's Most Scenic Train Rides

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The Ghan, Australia

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This two-day transcontinental north-south line brings you from the bushlands and pasture surrounding Adelaide through the desert scrub and gum groves of the Clare Valley to the rust-colored Red Centre (home to Uluru rock), and on to the lush tropical zone of the Top End. The ride finishes in Darwin, the laid-back capital of Australia's Northern Territory.

Train Trivia: The name Ghan is an abbreviation of the railway’s former nickname, the Afghan Express, from the Afghan camel trains that trekked the same route in the 19th century.

Insider Tip: If it fits your budget, go Platinum Class. Gold is one-third cheaper, but Platinum seats come with private cabins and en suite bathrooms.

World's Most Scenic Train Rides

The Ghan, Australia

This two-day transcontinental north-south line brings you from the bushlands and pasture surrounding Adelaide through the desert scrub and gum groves of the Clare Valley to the rust-colored Red Centre (home to Uluru rock), and on to the lush tropical zone of the Top End. The ride finishes in Darwin, the laid-back capital of Australia's Northern Territory.

Train Trivia: The name Ghan is an abbreviation of the railway’s former nickname, the Afghan Express, from the Afghan camel trains that trekked the same route in the 19th century.

Insider Tip: If it fits your budget, go Platinum Class. Gold is one-third cheaper, but Platinum seats come with private cabins and en suite bathrooms.

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