4. The Ghan
Lonely Planet describes a trip on the Ghan through the middle of Australia as “journey of epic proportions”. Named after the Afghan Cameleers who were among the first non-indigenous people to cross the great red centre of Australia the Ghan takes you from Adelaide on the Southern Ocean to Darwin on the Timor Sea coast of the Northern Territory – nearly 3000km. According to Lonely Planet “the Ghan is glorious in scale and scope. You really do get to watch and entire country glide by”. And while there are sleepers on the Ghan you could be missing the best bit by cosying yourself away at night. The skies above central Australia are some of the clearest on the planet, you’ll see stars and planets and celestial bodies sprinkled across a velvet sky, amazing sunsets and sun rises, maybe even to infinity and beyond. Read more here.