Tours in Australia / Australia's "Orient Express"-The Great South Pacific Express
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Luxury Train Tours in Australia When you think of romantic train journeys, you may think of the Orient Express traveling through Europe or some of the trains that travel through south east Asia exposing you to the mysteries of far away foreign lands. What many people in Europe and the United States do not know is that Australia has an "Orient Express", the Great South Pacific Express, that travels from Sydney, through the capital city of Canberra on then on to tropical Cairns, which is a great jump off point for the Great Barrier Reef.

The Great South Pacific Express is the ideal centre-piece of a longer holiday in Australia. Quintessentially an Australian train, every detail has been sourced from Australia's railway heritage: Solid red cedar wood walls, the finest myrtle burl panels and the delicate stained glass clerestory roofs combine to make the train the most luxurious hotel on wheels the Southern Hemisphere has ever seen.

Resulting from a collaboration between Queensland Rail and Venice Simplon-Orient-Express - the company that re-introduced the world's most celebrated train in Europe and also operates the exotic Eastern & Oriental Express - the Great South Pacific Express is no ordinary train. Up to 20 carriages long, the Great South Pacific Express comprises of superb sleeping carriages, all en suite and air-conditioned, and a variety of Restaurant and Lounge cars. The service is personal and unobtrusive in the traditional European manner with a steward in every carriage to attend your needs.

On board, passengers are entertained by a pianist as well as enjoying the views from the Observation Car - the best place to experience the scenery as it glides by.

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