Yes, travel on 'The Ghan', First Class, if you can, as get Shower in own cabin!
I've travelled on the 'Old Ghan' via Marree. THAT was an experience & a half! Too long a story for here!
Also, travel on the 'Indian Pacific', again, First Class, for same reason, if you can.
Have travelled Perth-Port Pirie-Adelaide & Sydney-Port Pirie-Adelaide on it.
The best part was on the 'straight stretch' across the 'Nullabor'!
Yes, I would LOVE too. it looks so romantic in the movies, but because of the cost, I think Iíll just stick to CRUISING!
In 1975/6 I think it was, my mother & eldest daughter, who was about 3 at the time, took the Chan from Alice Springs to Oddnadatta! It was soooooo slow! Why go THERE, I hear you asking yourself?! Because my brother & his wife to be, ran the Pink Roadhouse out there. They actually ran it for 38 years! Ugh! Population? About 160-180!
This type of travel has always appealed to me.There is something romantic and nostalgic about first class Rail Travel.I watched the show about The Orient Express which featured David Suchet,when he wanted to know as much as possible about this train journey before playing Poirot in Agatha Christie's 'Murder on the Orient Express'.It was so amazing and reconfirmed my opinion about this
mode of travel. I know friends who have done the trip on The Ghan,and they said they would do it all again straight away!!!! The service was akin to the Orient Express in so very many ways.
Have been on the 'Old Ghan', the 'New Ghan', the 'Indian-Pacific', twice! Just loved them all! The 'Old Ghan' was very 'oldey-worldey', & just had a 'romantic feel' to it, same as I imagine would be on the 'Orient Express'!
One day. Is 'bucket-listed'!
50/50. I would adore the trip and dislike the fact that, due to it's age, it has shared bathrooms and loos. I watched the David Suchet dvd and thought it looked divine except for that. I am no good at loo sharing.