Australia
A 1420km journey through Australia aboard the historic Ghan railway to discover the beauty of Australia’s Red Center. The century-old line closed in 1980 and reopened again in 2000 when the Australian government invested 1.2 billion dollars to restore it. The train stops in Alice Springs, where passengers can explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, home to the giant sandstone monolith Uluru Mountain and the Valley of the Winds. In 1987, Uluri-Kata Tjuta National Park was deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its archaeological and cultural significance. The sandstone formations are a part of the creation mythology of the Aboriginal people and are adorned with their cave paintings that date back tens of thousands of years. From Alice Springs, the journey proceeded to Port Douglas to see the only point where the Great Barrier Reef meets the rainforest.