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Ozback Explorer

Experience a unique journey. Travel Australia on board a fully serviced hotel train, on an adventure that has been in the making for over 100 years. Explore the best Australia has to offer, and celebrate the opening of the final leg of the new railway line from Alice Springs to Darwin, the longest rail journey in Australia.

Socialise, tour and relax as much as you want to. Be rocked gently through the night to the rhythm of the tracks as you effortlessly cover more of Australia than you ever imagined possible. Ozback Explorer saves you precious holiday time by travelling at night. This means that you avoid long daylight hours relocating, and that you awake each dawn, fresh and ready to enjoy a full day at a different destination.

Australia is a vast continent and our outback topography can be monotonous. Consider bus touring. Statistics show that approximately forty percent of bus touring time is spent in relocating from hotel to hotel. Your level of mobility and comfort is limited. There is no better way to cover the 5 000 km from Sydney to Darwin and see iconic highlights of our country than in the comfort of your travelling hotel. The sights that you will enjoy on our 19-day rail cruise would take approximately 25 days to see via any other travel mode.

From the moment you awake, the Ozback Explorer gives you unbeatable value for money. You have a full day to tour, making more stops, seeing more places, spending more time than you’d otherwise be able to do, but at a leisurely rate, and not being rushed around as in most other touring options. Without any doubt the best selling point of the rail cruise is that there is no packing and unpacking, day after day, as you relocate from hotel to hotel. You unpack once and your hotel travels with you! You will soon appreciate, an added bonus, that no hotel window in the world can present you, daily, with such a continuously changing variety of scenery.

There will always be a buzz on board Ozback Explorer, with lifelong friendships to be made. Yes, planes are faster and car travel is more direct, but when you want history with your geography, and tradition with your travel, when you want to enjoy the ride as much as the destination, it is time to cruise Australia by rail and join the revival of train travel.

Touring Options

7 Day Discoverer

The Discoverer – 7 days – Four cities and the Southern Ocean

Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Twelve Apostles and Great Ocean Road, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Blue Mountains, Sydney

(also available in reverse: Sydney – Adelaide)

12 Day Panorama

The Panorama 12 days – Red Centre and the Four Cities

Alice Springs, Kings Canyon , Ayers Rock (Uluru ), Coober Pedy, Flinders Ranges, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Twelve Apostles and Great Ocean Road, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Blue Mountains, Sydney

(also available in reverse: Sydney – Alice Springs)


Popular Activities

  • Adventure
  • Cruising
  • Golfing
  • National Park
  • Outback
  • Rainforest
  • Reef
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife
  • World Heritage

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Australia's Natural Wonders

Australia is a land of immense and diverse natural beauty. You'll see things here that you just won't see anywhere else in the world. Each corner of Austalia has an endless array of stunning natural landmarks just waiting for you to take the time to explore.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


Australia's Best Islands

Around the coast of Australia there are many amazing islands that are an unforgetable pleasure for all who visit. Naturally, the Great Barrier Reef dominates any list of great Australian islands, with pristine wonders like the Whitsundays, Dunk Island and Lizard Island. Further off the east coast is the spectacular Lord Howe Island and off the coast of South Australia is the unspoilt Kangaroo Island.

Australia's best island escapes