Premium rail travel making a comeback

Journey Beyond

Alice Piper

Posted October 06, 2021

Imagine this: Waking up to unparalleled views of Australia’s untouched landscape as someone brings you a freshly brewed coffee and a gourmet breakfast – sounds pretty good, right?

This could be your reality when you experience rail travel - a way of travelling that allows you to truly relax, unwind, and experience unique parts of Australia. It’s also an unforgettable way to celebrate all those missed milestones from the past two years.

More and more Australian holiday seekers are embracing rail travel as a whole experience, not just simply a means of getting from point A to point B.

Indeed, rail travel is a way of seeing our beautiful country through a romantic and immersive lens that you simply can’t get when you travel by plane, bus or car.

And when we’ve all been through so much in the last two years, from not seeing our family and friends, to cancelling weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other life changing events, wouldn’t it be nice to make up for lost time with a cross-country rail experience everyone will love?

Alicia Triggs, General Manager – Industry Sales at Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions says a premium rail experience is just what we need to get back in the groove of getting out and about after prolonged lockdowns.

“With brighter days ahead and travel reopening, premium rail travel is a way for families and friends to come together and celebrate milestones they’ve missed – with none of the stress of developing detailed and complex itineraries,” says Triggs.

“And in my opinion, there is no more beautiful or memorable way to the vastness of our country than by watching the sunrise over the Nullarbor Plain.”

Here’s why a rail experience is the perfect way to celebrate your milestone moments:

You don’t need to lift a finger

Typically, everything from meals and accommodation to transfers and special activities is included in a premium rail travel experience.

And when the point of your trip is to unwind, celebrate, and spend quality time with those you’ve missed, it’s a big stress taken off your mind when you know things will run smoothly.

Triggs says this is a key reason why people love premium rail travel so much.

“When all your needs are taken care of, it allows you to truly enjoy the journey.

“In fact, when you travel by rail, the train itself becomes the journey and the destination is no longer the focus – that’s a pretty special thing,” Triggs adds.


Your comfort is a priority

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday out of lockdown for the first time in two years, or a missed honeymoon or anniversary, you deserve to do it in the most beautiful of surrounds.

From the moment you step aboard a premium rail experience, the fast-paced nature of everyday life disappears, and the calmness of rail travel takes over.

The serene feeling is all thanks to the outstanding service offered by rail staff and the breathtaking accommodation.

You’ll spend your days rolling through the picturesque landscapes of Australia as you sip on some of the country’s best wines, eat outstanding local produce and indulge in the ease and wonders of unique rail travel, something that Triggs says is hard to beat – and ever forget.

“It makes for a holiday you’ll never forget.”

There’s something for everyone

If you’re thinking your younger family members might not be interested in a rail experience, Triggs says think again.

“Premium rail journeys are often made up by travellers from a wide range of ages, professions, cultural backgrounds and parts of Australia,” she says.

“There are singles, there are couples, there are families and everyone is there to enjoy amazing meals and see amazing sights, creating a very social environment.”

“Indeed, you can sit next to someone different at every meal you have, which is a wonderful way to make new friends.”

And when you get off at various towns across the Nullarbor Plains, everyone in the family will find something fun to do, and then you can come back to the train with stories to tell and memories to share.

So, when you’re looking for a way to celebrate coming together and travelling again, as well as the milestones of the past two years, give rail travel a go – you’ll experience a unique way of seeing Australia, one that will well and truly reignite your love affair with our great nation.