The Ghan, train of the Australian Desert



After visiting Sydneywe chose to go into the Red CenterTo do thiswe flew to Alice Springs (click here to see where we stayedand after that we opted for the train but not just any, The Ghan.


See the path of the Ghan, from Wikipedia:
From: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:The_Ghan_route_map.png
It is a passenger train operating between Adelaide, Alice Springs, and DarwinOperated by Great Southern Railway and with locomotives provided by Pacific National, the entire journey takes 48 hours to travel the 2,979 kilometres (1,851 mi) and around half that (24 hours) to the mid-point at Alice Springs.

The Ghan normally runs twice-weekly from Adelaide through to Darwin. The Adelaide-Alice Springs line was built in 1929 but it was not until 2004 that it was extended to Darwin. A casino is on the train.



The line stops in Katherine a few hoursWe were on a conventional seat throughout the trip (even at night!). I do not remember how much we paid, but if you go to their website you can create simulations and depending on the type of seat. The Ghan offers four levels of service – the luxury Platinum Service, Gold and Red Services and the Daynighter Seat.
Seats and Restaurant - The Ghan
It could be very expensive, but it's an amazing experience to live!
To book: www.greatsouthernrail.com.au

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