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Going solo in style in new Gold Single cabins

While travelling across the country on your own may at first seem daunting, solo travel on board The Ghan and Indian Pacific just got even better. So whether you’re used to flying solo or this is your first time venturing out on your own, here are five good reasons why you’re in for a trip of a lifetime.

1. Hey there, good lookin’

Enter your Gold Single cabin and it may just be love at first sight. Recently refurbished by Woods Bagot, the new cabins are light and bright with a modern timber finish. You’ll be surprised by its roomy feel, all thanks to some clever design and storage spaces.

2. No single supplement

With Great Southern Rail, you won’t be charged extra for travelling alone. So you can happily start your adventure with a little extra spending money in your pocket to splurge on something else.

3. Start solo and leave with friends

One of the great advantages of train travel is the social life on board. With communal dining and Outback lounges on all the trains, it’s the perfect environment to strike up a conversation with your neighbour while taking in the scenery. For the competitive ones among us, you can always bond over a feisty game of cards or one of the many board games.

4. Take time out

When was the last time you really had time to yourself? It’s probably hard to remember. So take the chance to truly unwind without the constant chatter of friends, family and social media and embrace the meditative atmosphere of the train as it takes you through some iconic landscapes.

5. Go your own way

With Great Southern Rail’s continually evolving Off Train Excursions, deciding what to do can be hard enough without having to consider your travel partner. Travelling solo means you can finally take that camel ride you’ve always wanted or even see the drag show at the Palace Hotel in Broken Hill.