This production is exclusive to Reader’s Digest and features stunning cinematography showcasing the unique routes taken by The Indian Pacific, The Ghan and The Sunlander. And the remarkable stories of the people you meet along the way – the passionate train staff, the extraordinary outback people whose lives are linked to the trains, and the passengers themselves – make the exciting experience even more memorable.
Part 1: Indian Pacfic
The Indian Pacific is an Australian passenger rail service takes 65 hours and operates between Sydney, on the Pacific Ocean, and Perth, on the Indian Ocean. It is one of the few truly transcontinental trains in the world. The train first ran in February 1970 after the completion of gauge conversion projects in South and Western Australia.The train’s route includes the world’s longest straight stretch of railway track, at 478-kilometre across the Nullarbor Plain
Part 2: Ghan
The Ghan is an Australian passenger train service between Adelaide, Alice Springs, and Darwin on the Adelaide–Darwin railway. Operated by Great Southern Rail, it takes 54 hours to travel the 2,979 kilometers (1,851 mi) with a four-hour stopover in Alice Springs.
Part 3: Sunlander
The route follows the North Coast line from Brisbane in the sub tropical region of South East Queensland through to the tropical north region. The train travels the coastal strip between the beaches and the Great Dividing Range passing diverse country including the Glasshouse Mountains, the sugar cane country of North Queensland and the tropics beyond Townsville.