Great Australian Train Trek
Discover two of the world’s most iconic trains as you immerse yourself in national parks, magnificent wildlife, rugged coasts and aboriginal culture, traversing Australia by rail.
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Program No. 3110RJ
27 days
Starts at
Flights start at
27 days
26 nights
66 meals
24B 22L 20D
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At a Glance

Journeying by railway allows you to truly take in the vastness of Australia, the views out your window encompassing amazing natural beauty and fascinating human history. On an extraordinary four-week journey learn about the best this immense island continent has to offer.
Activity Level
Participants who are energetic, in good health and have a good level of mobility, should have no difficulty participating in this program. People who can walk at normal public walking pace and stand for at least three hours each day for the duration of the program, climb stairs, get on and off buses efficiently and carry their own luggage will be happy participants who have a great time down under. Please review carefully whether you can do all these things before registering for this program.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Journey on Australia’s two iconic trains: the Indian Pacific across the Nullarbor Plain and the Ghan from Darwin to Alice Springs.
  • Encounter Kakadu National Park’s fascinating animals and stunning plant life.
  • Attend a performance at the iconic Sydney Opera House.
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David O'Brien
Originally from the island state of Tasmania, Dave O’Brien has lived in North Queensland for more than 30 years. Working as a biologist almost his entire career, Dave has been involved in reptile research, aquaculture, government organizations, private enterprise and owning his own business. Outside of work, Dave’s interests include birding, photography and long-distance running. He has been married since 1986 and has two adult children, presently living in Melbourne, Australia and Alberta, Canada.
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