Author(s): Rodney Avery
It is not just a book about trains. It is a book about Australia, and the simple pleasure of exploring it by rail. There is great variety in the journeys described, from a two hour return journey in the cold winter in the far south of Tasmania to a journey across the arid continent that takes days to complete. As such, this book exemplifies the great contrasts of Australia and the corresponding great contrast of rail journeys that Australia provides. While Great Rail Journeys of Australia may encourage you to do some or even all the journeys described, it is not intended as a travel planning guide.