Ghan celebrates 90 years

The Ghan is turning 90 with birthday celebrations kicking off in June 2019

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NINETY NOT OUT: It will be party time on The Ghan next year when it turns 90.

NINETY NOT OUT: It will be party time on The Ghan next year when it turns 90.


On track for 90: Celebrate The Ghan's milestone birthday


NEXT year marks 90 years since The Ghan embarked on its inaugural journey cementing its place in Australian history and its reputation as one of the world's best train journeys.

If you travel during The Ghan's 90th year you can be part of the fun with a dedicated anniversary train, 90 days of celebrations and six signature packages featuring The Ghan.

The 90th Anniversary Train will leave Adelaide for Darwin on August 4 – 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.

Ninety days of celebrations kick off in June. Travellers on any departure during this time can expect a little 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 heroes a different part of the journey and allows travellers to explore further afield on holidays from eight to 14 days.

Also new in 2019 is more Platinum Service cabins for The Ghan. Traditionally 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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