Travelling Australia's Red Centre on The Ghan
From the window, the land is flat, sun-scorched and every shade of brown; it's a struggle to find any sign of life. But on descending The Ghan on its various off-train excursions, you soon realise this landscape is more green than you first envisioned. There is an abundance of life in the outback in the form of big saltwater crocodiles (‘salties’) in the far north, to dingoes, eagles, spectacular insects and reptiles, and herds of wild camel roaming the remote desert (not to mention miners out here, looking for their fortune). This immense landscape is like nothing else on our planet, but travelling it by train takes you right into its heart in comfort and style.