I am looking at visiting Australia sometime March to May 2015. My interests are photography, nature and countryside. Cities are of less interest to me.
A search on here brings up the most recent post about the Ghan in 2011 so I am looking for more recent experiences. Reading the older posts I saw a complaint that the carriages were dirty and uncomfortable. If I travel I would take the Gold class so I'd be interested in updates on how that is these days.
I would be looking at travelling Adelaide to Darwin with stopovers . I will have time as I'm retired with no deadlines. I see that there are optional tours offered at the stopovers but I wonder if others have found it better to travel to the attractions independently a better choice? Which are 'must see' and which might be avoided?
Any recent experiences of travel on the ghan would be appreciated.