Ride the Rails with Michael Portillo

Great Australian Railway Journeys

Salt your popcorn and don your best loud blazer – Great Australian Railway Journeys has arrived on Australian TV!

Join Michael Portillo (and his endless array of colourful jackets) as he steps aboard The Ghan and the Indian Pacific to explore the country by rail.

Michael joined Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions to film Great Australian Railway Journeys and the program goes beyond the tracks to tell the stories that make Australia the country it is today.

On board, Michael copes with multiple time changes on the Indian Pacific and tries his hand at re-watering the train.

On The Ghan, he meets a group of friends who coincidentally themed their university reunion trip ‘Michael Portillo’ and are all dressed like him! Who will win the ‘Michael Portillo look-alike’ competition?

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