Give the gift of travel this Christmas

Give the gift of travel this Christmas with Holidays of Australia's Short Breaks Australia gift cards.

Hi everyone, Can you believe it’s almost Christmas? We’ve got the perfect gift solution for the travel lovers in your life – our Short Breaks Australia gift cards. A travel gift card is a thoughtful and versatile gift that grants the recipient the freedom to create their dream adventure, making it a wonderful choice for the holiday season. You can purchase them online at or you can call the team on 1800 810 910.

Wishing you and your families a happy and safe Christmas and New Year.

Incredible Australian Rail Journeys

Australian rail journeys provide such an authentic encounter crossing through the country’s cities, outback towns and diverse, vast landscapes not seen by many, via a relaxing locomotive. They also embrace all the benefits of slow travel; unrushed and even paced, just sit back, relax and take it all in. Choose from the all-inclusive sumptuous cuisine, fine wines, warm hospitality and immersive experiences aboard the Ghan, Indian Pacific and Great Southern. How about the old world charm, unique touring and inclusive dining aboard a Vintage Rail journeys train exploring regional New South Wales? Whichever train you choose, an unforgettable Australian rail journey awaits.

The Ghan: Journey through the Heart of Australia

The iconic Ghan offers a transcontinental odyssey that unfolds between Darwin and Adelaide and vice versa over 3 days/2 nights, or 4 days/3 nights on the southbound Expedition journey. Covering an awe-inspiring 2,979 kilometres, this epic journey is a true passage through the heart of the Australian continent. As you embark on this unforgettable adventure, you’ll be captivated by the remarkable diversity of landscapes that unfold before your eyes. Traverse the rugged expanse of the outback, where the ochre hues of the earth meet the endless horizon. This is a beautiful gateway into South Australia and the Northern Territory taking you to both the Red Centre and tropical Top End. Yet, what truly distinguishes the Ghan is its premium level of service. Attendants, dedicated to ensuring your comfort and delight, provide a level of care and attention that makes this journey exceptional.

Indian Pacific: Coast to Coast Journey Across Australia

A remarkable 4 day/3 night journey from Sydney to Perth (or vice versa), you’ll witness the transformation of landscapes. Indian Pacific boasts elegant cabins, world-class cuisine, and immersive off-train experiences. This is more than just an amazing rail journey; it’s a fantastic way to access New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia travelling across the vast Nullarbor plain, offering adventures and guided train journey experiences in one unforgettable holiday.

Great Southern: An Australian Immersion

Embark on an immersive Australian adventure with the Great Southern. This train journey takes you between the wine region-rich South Australian city of Adelaide to the stunning beaches of Brisbane (or vice versa) over 4 days/3 nights from Brisbane, or 3 days/2 nights from Adelaide, showcasing the diversity of Australia’s landscapes along the way. Great Southern also offers unique off-train excursions that allow you to explore every destination along the way, making it one of the best rail journeys for holidays filled with adventure. Each direction features a different itinerary so you could travel on a round trip for a unique Australian experience. Plus, it operates exclusively during the Australian summer, aligning perfectly with cruising season in Australia, providing a great opportunity to pair this up with a cruise departure from the port of Brisbane.

Aurora Australis: An Expedition from Another Era

For a truly unique rail experience, you can’t go past Vintage Rail Journeys’ holidays aboard the restored 1960s ‘Aurora Australis’ sleeping train. Celebrate Australia’s diverse history and rich culture with visits to regional towns, gardens and attractions. Navigate outback New South Wales through dramatic sandstone cliffs, and sprawling vineyards of Hunter Valley. There are three itineraries taking in the Golden West, Riverina and North Coast regions. The trip takes a leisurely pace over five days, to ensure you have plenty of time to soak up the experience of a lifetime.

When you book a rail getaway with Holidays of Australia & the World, you’re not just signing up for a trip; you’re signing up for peace of mind.

The team will handle all the logistics from accommodation, flights and sightseeing, so you can relax and enjoy the journey.

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