From the harsh winters of the south coast to the subtropical heat of the north, from the beautiful neighborhoods of Adelaide to the crocodile breeding grounds of Darwin, a railway line stretches 3,000 kilometers vertically across Australia.
To experience the Australian continent, you have to climb aboard the Ghan and cross the country from south to north through its wildest part. Named first the Afghan Express as it was built by Afghan camel drivers, the Ghan and its 2 locomotives traces straight into the red center, the arid and depopulated heart of the continent. With its 770 meters in length, making it the longest passenger train in the world, the Ghan links Adelaide to Darwin in 54 hours, not counting stopovers and excursions. Up to 400 wealthy travelers spend between 1,000 and 3,000 euros to take part in this historic journey, which follows since 1929 the route of the camel trains that have been transporting goods in the Australian desert.