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Train journeys are experiencing a revival in popularity, offering a unique and enchanting way to experience a holiday.

And whether it's traversing mountain ranges, meandering through picturesque countryside, or following the coastline, Lonely Planet has it covered in its new book, Amazing Train Journeys, unveiling 60 of the world's most epic train adventures.

In an era where people are looking for slower and more eco-conscious travel experiences, the book embraces the 21st-century renaissance of train journeys.

Discover iconic routes such as Canada's Rocky Mountaineer and Australia's The Ghan, alongside hidden treasures like the scenic railway from Belgrade to Bar through the mountains of Montenegro, The California Zephyr's renowned Amtrak route across the USA, the Mombasa to Nairobi service in Kenya and the enchanting Swiss Alpine ride on the Bernina Express.

Amazing Train Journeys Book

Each profile provides a detailed description of the entire journey, including practical information like ticket recommendations, key stops, and the optimal time to travel.

Australian and New Zealand journeys featured in the book include:

  • The legendary Ghan, travelling 3000km from Adelaide to Darwin in luxurious style

  • The South Coast Line, that takes you on a relaxing day-ride down the south coast of Sydney

  • The TranzAlpine on the south coast of New Zealand, travelling across incredible landscapes

  • The West Coast Wilderness Railway, a 35km ride in Tasmania, first built in the 1890’s

  • The Northern Explorer, an amazing journey from Auckland to Wellington, taking in more than a plane flight can offer

  • The Kuranda Scenic Railway, a tropical train jaunt from Cairns through Barron Gorge to the cute town of Kuranda

Amazing Train Journeys by Lonely Planet, $44.99 RRP. Find out more:



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