Celebrate a rolling good 90th birthday in 2019
IN 2019 it will be 90 years since The Ghan's first journey cemented its place in Australian history and its reputation as one of the world's best train journeys.
To celebrate this exceptional birthday, travellers are invited to travel in The Ghan's 90th year and join in its celebrations.
Onboard a dedicated anniversary train, travellers can choose from 90 days of celebrations and six signature packages. Discover the people and places between Adelaide and Darwin that make an adventure on The Ghan even more memorable.
For a truly memorable experience, get in now to book your place on The 90th Anniversary Train, which departs Adelaide for Darwin on August 4, 2019 - 90 years to the day since the original 'Afghan Express' left for Alice Springs.
This one-off journey will include unique on-train experiences and off-train excursions, plus a birthday party like no other 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 a little something extra by way of a birthday treat from The Ghan.
The 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 is more Platinum Service cabins for The Ghan which means more travellers will be able to enjoy this premium accommodation. Selling out up to nine months in advance, Platinum Service offers more space, upgraded off-train excursions and extra dining courses.
To find out more about The Ghan's anniversary journey packages, go to www.greatsouthernrail.com.au/ghan90.