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Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Australia's iconic train journey makes a return

Australia's most famous train - The Ghan - will soon be back on the rails between Adelaide and Darwin.

Following a temporary hiatus due to Covid-19, the recent easing of South Australian and Northern Territory border restrictions means The Ghan is set to resume on Sunday, August 30, departing from Adelaide.

Journey Beyond CEO Chris Tallent, said it was great to see The Ghan bounce back following the global pandemic.

“The Ghan has been part of Australian rail history for 90 years and has survived a world war, the Great Depression and various pandemics, so it's great to see it back in action once more,” Tallent said.

“We understand many Australians have forgone holidays or had to change their plans and we are pleased to be able to start helping them experience their long-awaited travels.

“We have introduced JourneySafe, an initiative to enhance guest and crew safety on all Journey Beyond experiences and give guests peace of mind when travelling with us.

“We have altered dining arrangements and we'll be practising physical distancing and doubling-down on our already stringent hygiene practices.

“The easing of border restrictions has come just in time to help people from the southern states enjoy a beautifully warm dry season in Darwin.

“With international travel still a way off, this is a great opportunity to better explore the beauty of Australia while enjoying our trademark hospitality.”

The Ghan is a two-night, three-day journey from Adelaide to Darwin or a three-night, four-day journey from Darwin to Adelaide with stops in Alice Springs, Katherine and Coober Pedy. 

The Ghan is all-inclusive of premium food and wine, Off Train Experiences and crew services. 

Exclusive online offers have been released including the two-night Ghan trip from $1899 and the three-night Ghan Expedition from $2649 per person.

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