Went on the Indian Pacific in the late 'sixties as part of the journey from Brisbane to Perth - quite an eyeopener for a city girl in those days. Now I have driven that route several times and never tire of it. The Ghan is definitely on my bucket list although again I have driven part of the route. Would love to experience the comforts.
Have travelled on the old 'Ghan' via Marree to the Alice. Have been on new 'Ghan' to Alice Springs.
Have been on 'Indian Pacific' from Perth to Port Pirie & Sydney to Port Pirie.
Have been on the 'Gulflander' Normanton to Croydon.
Have been on the 'Sunlander' from Cairns to Brisbane.
The 'IP' & new 'Ghan' were First Class, to get shower in room.
I've only travelled on the old Ghan, back in 1979. overnight from Alice Springs to Oodnadatta, where I was going to be staying with my brother & his wife who were running the Pink Roadhouse. A VERY slow trip. The train only went 20 or 30ks an hr!
Yes Farley, I'd agree! We've always thought those train trips were very expensive when I've seen the adds on TV & in the newspapers. My husband & I aren't pensioners luckily just seniors in our early 70's, who'd rather spend our spare cash on cruises once a year, if possible, (but they'd have to be 14 days or longer.)