The story of the Ghan railway line begins in the late 1800’s when work on a narrow gauge line began towards Darwin. The railway grew in stages over time and also began to grow in prominence. After many years of hard work, setbacks and financial problems, the Great Northern Railway, as it was called at the time, came to another grinding halt due to financial problems. 38 years later it just about made its way to Alice Springs.
The impact of the new line was immense. It opened up the Outback and allowed supplies which took weeks or months to transport to arrive at remote outposts within days. To this day, the region of Alice Springs is steeped in myth and legend from the early pioneer days and remains an important historical site.
Travel through time with our luxurious The Ghan packages with off train experiences in sites like Alice Springs and Katherine. Let us guide you around the many sights in and around Darwin while breaking journey for sumptuous and unique meals.
For the truly adventurous, we offer the Ultimate Territory Tour which is all about experiencing the true Australian Outback. Your journey begins in Adelaide. Browse The Ghan packages and prices below.