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

2019 marks 90 legendary years of The Ghan, a journey renowned for its rich place in Australian history and for its connection to the awe-inspiring Outback, which should be explored on Australia travel.

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.

Ghan Train - Outback Explorer Lounge, Australia
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 the included Off Train Excursions.

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.

Ghan train in Australia
The Ghan train

The Ghanniversay celebrations will reach their peak throughout June, July, and August. 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.

Speak with our consultants to find the best time for you to experience this iconic journey while on Australia travel.

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Meg Boyd
Meg Boyd

Downunder Product and Marketing Manager - Melbourne-born Meg arrived in Canada in January with no winter coat, one suitcase, a one week booking at a youth hostel, and a sight-unseen job offer at Goway Travel. She thought she’d stay for a year – that was 12 years ago! Never one to shy away from adventure, Meg has been in the industry for 23 years and has journeyed extensively through Europe, Asia and North America. Meg’s heart however belongs to the South Pacific, including New Zealand, Fiji, and her native Australia.

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