The Ghan marks 90th

The Ghan marks 90th

Next year marks 90 years since The Ghan embarked on its inaugural journey.


With a dedicated anniversary train, 90 days of celebrations and six signature packages featuring The Ghan, there are a range of ways guests can be part of the birthday celebrations. The 90th Anniversary Train will depart Adelaide for Darwin on 4 August 2019 – 90 years to the day since the original ‘Afghan Express’ left for Alice Springs. This one-off journey will include one off ontrain experiences and off train excursions, plus a big birthday party in the outback. Festivities will amplify in the months of June, July and August with 90 days of celebrations. Guests on any departure during these months can expect something extra by way of a birthday treat from The Ghan.


Package highlights include visits to Uluru and Kakadu National Park, 4WD adventures and Darwin city touring. Each itinerary highlights a different part of the journey and allows guests to explore further afield on eight to 14-day holidays. Also new in 2019 are more platinum service cabins for The Ghan, meaning more guests will be able to travel in this premium accommodation. Selling out up to nine months in advance, platinum service offers more space, upgraded off train excursions and extra courses when dining.

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