Regarded as one of the world’s greatest rail journeys, The Ghan delivers so much more than an extended train ride. It promises access to parts of Australia no other holiday can come close to – the perfect balance of comfort and adventure culminating in an experience that will move you in every sense of the word.



The Pullman Disability Access Cabin is available for guests travelling in Gold Service aboard selected departures.

The Cabin offers the following features:

  • a more spacious cabin for easier mobility using the Great Southern Rail provided onboard pushchair
  • a lounge converting into two lower sleeping berths
  • mobile height adjustable table
  • seat and hand rail facilities in the en suite bathroom
  • flexible hand shower and shower chair
  • non-scald shower tap for easy control


Great Southern Rail staff will be pleased to assist you whilst you are on your train journey, however we are unable to meet the needs of guests requiring regular medical attention, nor to act as carers during the journey.

Prior to making a reservation for travel on GSR services, it is the individual’s obligation to inform GSR of special assistance that may be required to board, disembark, and manoeuvre on the trains during the journey. You must also, prior to making a reservation with GSR, inform GSR if you have an illness, disease or other medical condition, including advanced, complicated or multiple pregnancy. In some circumstances, Great Southern Rail may require you to provide a medical certificate giving clearance for travel before we can permit you to board.

You must use a specially modified wheelchair on board. You will need to check in your wheelchair, walking frame or scooter to be stored as luggage.

Enquire into the Off Train Excursions to understand the full extent of your participation.

Most special dietary requirements can be accommodated. Please request when you make your booking.


Contact Great Southern Rail directly on 13 21 47 (within Australia) or 61 +8 8213 4592 (outside Australia) to obtain further information on how they can make your journey more comfortable.


Some listings are here because we think they’re pretty cool and you should know about them! And some, we just haven’t quite got enough info to make the ‘Good Access’ call yet.. so to answer the question, a business could be listed on our site if:

A. The business indicates they have some accessible facilities, but we haven’t quite gotten around to chatting through the details, stay tuned! If you’ve been here, leave a review and let us know about your experience!

B. We have spoken to their team.. the facilities aren’t quite what we’d call accessible BUT we’ve provided you with ‘good to know’ tips in case you’re keen to give it a go anyway!