WHAT IS

Journey Beyond?

As one of Australia’s leading experiential tourism groups, Journey Beyond are at the forefront of providing travellers the chance to explore the country in ways never done before. Well-known for their extraordinary rail expeditions such as The Ghan and the Indian Pacific, Journey Beyond also boast exciting cruises throughout Australia including the Whitsundays, Rottnest Island, Darwin, and more. With a wealth of magical experiences across the country, we’re sure you can find an itinerary that perfectly fits your style of travel.

No matter where you go with Journey Beyond, you can expect nothing but the best throughout your entire adventure. From unforgettable tours and experiences, spacious accommodation, to exquisite dining options across all itineraries, Journey Beyond expeditions exude luxury. Moreover, with experienced staff and guides who will help with anything you need, guests can always feel relaxed knowing every request will be handled with ease. Experience Australia through awe-inspiring Journey Beyond expeditions with the help of Discerning Traveller today.

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1997
Experiences: 12
Group Size: 2-350+

Is Journey Beyond right for you?

Journey Beyond rail expeditions and cruises are a great fit for avid adventurers looking to explore the stunning country of Australia in truly extraordinary ways. Unearth the heart of Australia through the iconic rail journey The Ghan. Encounter vibrant aquatic wildlife in the Great Barrier Reef while sailing with Cruise Whitsundays. Discover one of the greatest natural wonders of the world on an exhilarating Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventure. With these and so many more itineraries on offer, it’s easy to see why Journey Beyond has become one of the most popular choices for luxury travel in Australia.

Guests have also noted the fantastic staff at hand throughout all the rail, cruise, and camping itineraries they have on offer. With years of experience assisting travellers of all kinds, Journey Beyond guides work tirelessly to ensure guests discover the beauty of the land down under. Adding to this, with extravagant accommodation options and sumptuous dining, holidaying with Journey Beyond will always be elegant.

What comes complimentary with Journey Beyond?

Journey Beyond rail expeditions will typically come complimentary with:

  • All-inclusive meals
  • Non-alcoholic and select non-alcoholic beverages
  • Most off-train experiences across all destinations
  • Pre-boarding events (on select itineraries)

Inclusions for other types of experiences from Journey Beyond vary, but generally your fare includes:

  • All-inclusive meals
  • Most non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages
  • Stunning accommodation (when necessary)

Please contact Discerning Traveller for further details.

Why go with Journey Beyond?

  • Explore Australia in breathtaking ways and choose from a vast library of experiences across the country
  • Revel in unabashed luxury with splendid accommodation and dining throughout your entire journey
  • Adventure stress-free with welcoming staff on hand to help you on every leg of the journey with any request

Our Recommendation

Uncover the splendour of Kakadu on the Ghan

Over the course of seven unforgettable days, discover the brilliance of Kakadu National Park and become connected with the heartland of Australia. Boasting enriching off-train excursions, 12 delectable meals, and impeccable accommodations, it’s easy to see why The Ghan is considered the best rail journey in the southern hemisphere. From strolling the George Brown Botanic Gardens, gazing upon captivating Aboriginal artwork, to cruising the Yellow Water Billabong and Arnhem Land, book into the Kakadu Splendour package with The Ghan today!

Contact Discerning Traveller to learn more about the Kakadu Splendour package now!

Experience the wonder of Rottnest Island with the Indian Pacific

Adventure from coast to coast, stopping by one magical town after the next, and visit the beautiful Rottnest Island, all while lounging in immense luxury. If that sounds like a dream come true, the Rottnest Wonder package on the Indian Pacific might be the perfect holiday itinerary for you. Embark on a fantastic eight-day, 14 meal rail journey and cruise departing from Sydney that stops in awe-inspiring locations including Broken Hill, Barossa Valley, Rawlinna, Rottnest Island, and Perth.

Contact us today and find out how to book the Rottnest Wonder package!

Experiences with Journey Beyond

Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions

The Ghan

An iconic journey at the top of any Australian’s bucket list, The Ghan is a rail expedition that explores down under like no one else. Travelling from Darwin to Adelaide (and vice versa), The Ghan stops at remarkable places in South Australia and the Northern Territory including Katherine, Alice Springs, Marla, and Manguri. Running for more than 90 years, if you can only go on one Journey Beyond rail expedition, this needs to be at the top of your list!

Indian Pacific

Inspired by the two oceans you encounter at either end of your grand adventure, the Indian Pacific will have you traverse through glorious mountain ranges, arid deserts, and centuries of history. Going from Sydney to Perth (and vice versa), embark on an awe-inspiring rail journey stopping at enchanting locales including the Blue Mountains, Broken Hill, and the Golden Outback. Not able to do the full journey? We strongly recommend taking one of their shorter journeys which can start or end at Adelaide.

Great Southern

A brand-new adventure from Journey Beyond and rapidly gaining in popularity, Great Southern is an exciting experience that gives you the best of both Australian worlds. Great Southern lets you explore some of the best the country has to offer, from the sun-soaked beaches between Coffs Harbour and Newcastle to the breathtaking landscapes as you go between Broken Hill and Adelaide. With the full journey travelling between Brisbane and Adelaide, book a cabin on this sublime rail journey today.

The Overland

A short daylight service between Adelaide and Melbourne, The Overland allows you to experience the natural splendour between both incredible cities. Boasting comfortable seating, delightful dining options, and dedicated attendants, you can enjoy magical views whilst in pure luxury.

Journey Beyond Cruises

Rottnest Express

With stunning beaches along its coast, Rottnest Island has quickly become the premier destination in Western Australia for a relaxing holiday. Not just a simple ferry, Rottnest Express offers a range of guided island tours, as well as a superb selection of experiences that are sure to bring you and your travelling party plenty of memories. Hire snorkelling gear and explore the beautiful aquatic wildlife, reserve a seat aboard a riveting wild seafood experience, take a leap of faith and go skydiving, all this and more are on offer with Rottnest Express.

Cruise Whitsundays

Want to experience the Whitsundays in the most luxurious and unique way imaginable? We suggest going with Cruise Whitsundays! Offering a treasure trove of accommodation options, voyages, and experiences, Cruise Whitsundays allows adventurers to dive into the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef in exciting fashion. Book a Reefsuite and stay in Australia’s first underwater accommodation on the Great Barrier Reef. Take part in an exciting Camira sailing adventure departing from the stunning Airlie Beach. Spend a day at the marvellous Whitehaven Beach area as you dine on delicious treats. Explore the region the way you want to by booking on Cruise Whitsundays now.

Darwin Harbour Cruises

For a splendid afternoon or evening along Darwin’s inviting coast, there’s nothing better than Darwin Harbour Cruises. Offering several ‘Charles Darwin’ Sunset cruise options as well as opportunities for a full ship charter, planning for your next big work or social event has never been easier.

Cruise Sydney

Sail around the beautiful harbour of Australia’s most populous city by booking a voyage or charter with Cruise Sydney. Whether you want an amazing all-inclusive dinner cruise serving enticing dishes, or a full-ship charter for a spectacular event you’re planning, Cruise Sydney is by far your best option. Perfect for corporate events, social gatherings, and weddings, organise a Cruise Sydney charter with Discerning Traveller for your next big occasion.

Other Journey Beyond Experiences

SalSalis Ningaloo Reef

Where the outback meets the reef, SalSalis Ningaloo Reef is an eco-friendly luxury camp that lets you enjoy the best of both worlds. Boasting a selection of spacious, airy, and comfortable wilderness tents, SalSalis Ningaloo Reef has spared no expense in ensuring your holiday is unendingly relaxing. Unwind by the white-sand shores, snorkel along the enchanting local reefs, or take a little stroll in the magnificent outback, all this and more are waiting at this luxury camping ground.

Eureka 89 / Eureka Skydeck

Situated 300 metres above sea level, Eureka 89 is one of the most unique dining experiences in Melbourne City. With highly trained chefs preparing a menu of fantastic dishes, Eureka 89 is the perfect place to spend an evening tasting delightful flavours. Moreover, being able to host up to 400 guests, Eureka 89 is a great location for any kind of major event you’re planning.

Want to see the view but not feeling like staying for a meal? We recommend grabbing tickets to the Eureka Skydeck. Rocketing up to the floor on the fastest elevator trip in the Southern Hemisphere, the Eureka Skydeck gives guests a miraculous panoramic view of Melbourne. 

Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures

As the largest (and longest-running!) tour operator of the area, Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures allow explorers to experience the Kimberley’s jaw-dropping natural wonder in ways guests will never forget. Bringing you an excellent selection of guided tours, guests can embark on exhilarating adventures that let you discover Horizontal Falls and the Kimberley up-close and personal.

Outback Spirit

Embark on brilliant Australian adventures by booking on an Outback Spirit itinerary. From marvellous guided tours through Arnhem Land, fascinating desert safaris through Australia’s red-hot backyard, to luxurious short breaks at Seven Spirit Bay, Outback Spirit captures the essence of how to experience the great land down under. Perfect for small groups and families, be sure to check out Outback Spirit with Discerning Traveller when looking to holiday in the country’s vast backyard.

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