The Ghan, named for the pioneering Afghan camel drivers who once roamed the vast Australian desert, is one of the great train routes, crossing the rugged outback between Adelaide and Darwin over three days and two nights. From the window of your private cabin and at several immersive stops, you can explore the Flinders Ranges, Alice Springs and hop on board a cruise through the beautiful Nitmiluk Gorge in the Northern Territory wilderness, where you’ll learn about the area’s traditional custodians, the Jawoyn people. Upgrade to the 10-day Outback Beauty package, which includes a four-day Lake Eyre and Flinders Ranges eco-safari, scenic flights over Wilpena Pound and a wine tasting in South Australia’s Clare Valley.

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Image credit: Tourism NT/Steve Strike

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