Top Ten Train Rides

Daintree and the Barrier Reef, Australia
By Elyse Green

The famed mingling of rainforest and reef in Australia's Queensland makes for ideal exploration—and a great train ride. The Great South Pacific Express shoots you down the entire stretch of the Australia's eastern coast, and the package ticket includes day-long stopovers to let you experience the region more fully. Start in the lush Daintree Rainforest and boat out for some of the world's best snorkeling and diving on the unforgettable Barrier Reef. See the surf in Brisbane and finish in Sydney. One tip: don't ever, ever order a Foster's.


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