Take an unforgettable train journey with two for one fares on board Australia’s Ghan or Indian Pacific

Travelling by rail on the Ghan between Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin is one of the great train journeys of the world offering an unsurpassed view of Australia – North to South over three unforgettable days. 

The Ghan, named after the Afghan cameleers who once traversed this route, offers unsurpassed views of the changing landscape. From the sweeping Adelaide Plains to the majestic Flinders Ranges.  Leave the train in Alice Springs to tour locations close to Australia’s heart with whistle stop and optional tours. These tours, which last from a few hours to a few days, include an extraordinary range of opportunities for discovering the region’s most fascinating sites.

Alternatively you could take another of the world’s greatest train journeys aboard the Indian Pacific. Named after the two great oceans it joins and symbolised by the magnificent wedge-tailed eagle that so often soars above it, the mighty Indian Pacific traverses 4,352km (2,698 miles) between Perth and Sydney over a period of three days and three nights.

During the journey there are many opportunities to leave the train and take in some of the region’s highlights.

Australia’s Great Southern Rail (www.greatsouthernrail.com.au) is offering a ‘two for one’ fare on board The Ghan and the Indian Pacific This means travellers can now take a friend free of charge when booking a Red Sleeper journey saving up to AUD$1,500.

This offer is available to book until 31st October 2012, is valid for travel on either The Ghan from Darwin through the Red Centre to Adelaide, or on the Indian Pacific from Perth across the Nullarbor Plain to Sydney

A three day / two night journey for two on The Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide is AUD$ 1,469 (approx. £970) for two people travelling in a Red Sleeper cabin

A four day / three night journey for two on the Indian Pacific from Perth to Sydney is just AUD$1,510 (approx. £998) for two people travelling in a Red Sleeper cabin

To book or for more information visit www.greatsouthernrail.com.au or visit your travel agent