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Australia - South East

Spend a week in a seaside resort town in northern New South Wales, explore Broken Hill and the outback, discover Flinders Ranges or Kangaroo Island, marvel at the vista along the Great Ocean Road or the Victorian High Country. All these are possible with Guidepost Tours.  

Train holidays in Australia South East

GOLDEN WEST RAIL TOUR - 5 days around NSW on the Southern Aurora

 2021dates: April 7-11, September 8-12, November 10-14, - This exceptional journey through some of Australia’s most breathtaking scenery features sandstone cliffs by the Hawkesbury River, the stunning coastline of Newcastle, the wide expanse and starlit skies of the Central West and the Jurassic rainforest of the Blue Mountains.  INCLUSIONS: 5 days plus 4 nights experience aboard the newly restored, iconic 1960’s ex-Southern Aurora Sleeping Train, travelling along rail lines normally closed to the public, Sleep onboard in your own cabin, 10 meals, off-train excursions, ‘Aurora Explorer’ shuttle bus. Pre and post nights in Sydney available. This is a once only event and places are strictly limited so book early. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours on 1300 733323 (GPT-VRJ)  

Our inaugural tour in November was a great success. We are selling out fast on some journeys so contact us today to join the Golden West Rail Tour 

RIVERINA RAIL TOUR - 5 days on the Southern Aurora

 2021: 10 to 14 March (SOLD OUT), 24 to 28 March, 6 to 10 October - Step back in time with the team at Vintage Rail Journeys and travel in style on board a fleet of newly restored 1960s ex-Southern Aurora sleeping carriages. Experience the heart of Australia’s food bowl, stopping at regional towns and attractions throughout the Riverina. You will also travel on  rail lines which don’t have scheduled passenger services, making this a real adventure. Discover acclaimed wines, taste gorgeous fresh produce and explore spectacular natural scenery throughout the region. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours to reserve your space. (VRJ)


Spend a few days in Broken Hill, an artists mecca. The Silver City has a rich frontier history and today is a fascinating mix of both mining town and artist's community. It's a great bease from which to explore the true outback. Discover the beautiful Menindee Lakes, the Mutawintji National Park, home to one of the best collections of aboriginal rock art in Australia. Let Guidepost arrange a leisurely few days based in Broken Hill. Guidepost packages are available weekly throughout the year.


Broken Hill is the starting point for many tours into the News South Wales outback and across the border into South Australia. Visit iconic places such as Milparinka, Tibooburra, Camerons Corner, the spectacular Flinders Ranges, Arkaroola and Wilpena Pound, the remote Strzlecki Track and the glorious Sturt National Park. Guidepost Tours recommend a number of special tours in this area using train travel to and from Broken Hill. Click here to send an email.

Great Trains of Australia


 When it comes to memorable rail journeys, Australia has plenty of options on ffer. Explore the Red Centre from the comfort of the Ghan or appreciate the vasteness of the Nullarbor Plain as the Indian Pacific makes its way cross-country. (RTkts)


XPT trains in New South Wales are operated by Countrylink, whose comprehensive network of rail and coach services reach to all major towns and cities in the state.

Rail travel in Australia for tourists

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