90 Years a Legend: The Ghan is an Icon in Australia Travel

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Next year marks 90 legendary years of The Ghan, a journey renowned for its rich place in Australian history and for its connection on Australia travel to the awe-inspiring Outback.

This incredible rail adventure through the heart of the nation traces the footsteps of explorers, pioneers, jackaroos, and royalty, all of whom have travelled aboard over the last nine decades.

Choose this milestone year to book your next Ghan adventure, taking you from South Australia’s verdant vineyards and rugged coastline through to the Northern Territory’s Red Centre and onto Darwin’s tropical surrounds.

All inclusive, you’ll enjoy hospitality that’s second-to-none. You’ll dine on regional cuisine that reflects the areas the train travels through, and you can slake your thirst in the Outback Explorer Lounge.

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Ghan’s Outback Explorer Lounge

And while there’s plenty of time to take in the passing landscape, you’ll get the opportunity to immerse yourself beyond the tracks with our included Off Train Excursions on your Australia travel.

Cruise along Nitmiluk Gorge and view Aboriginal art that’s thousands of years old or visit an authentic Outback station to bear witness to extraordinary teamwork between man and horse.

In Alice Springs, the choice is yours. Marvel at the towering rock face at Simpsons Gap or visit the Alice Springs Desert Park where you’ll watch an impressive bird of prey show. Take to the back of a camel for a different look at the MacDonnell Ranges or hit the dirt tracks on a mountain bike.

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The Ghan train

The Ghanniversary celebrations reach their peak throughout June, July, and August 2019. Join us for an array of special events and festivities over these 90 days of celebration.

During this time The Ghan will also double up with the introduction of a second service operating Adelaide-Darwin (departing Wednesdays) and a four-day Darwin-Adelaide Expedition (departing Saturdays).

More Platinum accommodations will be added to The Ghan from June 2019 with three additional Platinum Service carriages introduced to the fleet mid-year, and a further three due to join the tracks later in the year.

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