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Journeys : Dec2011 Jan2012
The Ghan is a living legend in Australian histor y. Originally the Afghan Express, the name ‘The Ghan’ was inspired by the pioneering Afghan cameleers who blazed a permanent trail into the Red Centre of Australia over 150 years ago. Boarding The Ghan in Adelaide or Darwin, you’ll experience one of the most fascinating great train journeys of the world. Marvel at the spectacular Australian landscapes; from the rusty reds of the MacDonnell Ranges surrounding a town called Alice, gateway to Ayers Rock and the Red Centre, to Tennant Creek, Katherine and the tropical splendor of Dar win. R ACT Travelworld’s consultants are the rail holiday experts – we have a fantastic selection of holiday packages available to complement a journey aboard The Ghan. An extended stopover in Alice Springs and a side trip to Uluru offers the once-in-a - lifetime opportunity to see the sunrise over this Australian icon. In the Top End, visits to Litchfield and Kak adu National Parks will both amaze and delight; waterfalls, crocodiles and abundant birdlife make this region a photographer’s dream. Train travel is the best way to experience all that Australia has to offer and with everything from short city bus tours to Outback expeditions on offer, Great Southern R ail and R ACT Travelworld know how to make a great train journey an enriching and memorable part of your holiday exper ience. The Ghan, along with sister trains Indian Pacific and The Southern Spirit, are Australia’s great train journeys, each See more of Australia on the rails Like to know more? Contact your local RACT Travelworld branch or call us on 1300 368 111 offer ing a unique holiday experience. The Indian Pacific spans our nation from Sydney to Perth through the breathtaking Blue Mountains and across the Nullarbor Plain. The Southern Spirit takes in the sights and delights of four states, travelling from Brisbane to Adelaide. The Ghan operates a twice weekly return service between Adelaide and Darwin in the high-season and a once weekly return service in the low season. December 2011 / January 2012 69
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