About Us

Sharing the Spirit of Expedition.


Great Southern Rail has owned and operated The Ghan (Adelaide-Alice Springs-Darwin), the Indian Pacific (Sydney-Adelaide-Perth) and The Overland (Melbourne-Adelaide) rail journeys since 1997 when it became the first transcontinental passenger rail business to be privatised in Australia.

Our national headquarters and operations are based in Adelaide, South Australia.


Great Southern Rail’s purpose is to ‘Share the Spirit of Expedition’.

Our shared spirit of expedition connects people and enriches their lives. We are passionate about the service we provide, the memories taken away and our guests’ enthusiasm as ambassadors of the unique Australian experiences we bring to life.


Great Southern Rail is part of the Journey Beyond Group.  The Journey Beyond Group is a newly established national business focused on bringing Australia's most iconic experiences to life. The Journey Beyond Group is Australian-owned, has a growing national footprint, and is fast positioning itself as one of the largest experiential tourism businesses in the country.


© 2019 Great Southern Rail. A part of the Journey Beyond Group.