Alice Springs might be the gateway to the heart of Australia, but this town also holds some of its very own gems. Travel to the historical precinct of the Alice Springs Telegraph Station, established in 1872. Here you will learn about day to day life of the first European settlement in Alice Springs and how the station played a pivotal role in bridging the isolation and communication gap between remote Australian towns.
Visit the attraction triangle where you can choose to visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service Base to learn about the vital medical care the service provides to thousands living in Outback Australia. Here you’ll enjoy a relaxing lunch. Go on to visit the National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame, one of three women’s museums in Australia, dedicated to preserving the place of women in history for their special contribution to Australia’s heritage. Alternatively, you can take a detour to the Reptile Centre, home to the largest reptile display in Central Australia with more than 100 reptiles exhibited. Terry the Saltwater Crocodile’s exhibit features underwater viewing enabling you to get up close to this mighty predator. The choice is yours, visit as many or as little as you please.
Capture a stunning photograph of Alice Springs atop ANZAC Hill before returning to The Ghan to freshen up prior to dinner. Transfer to the Alice Springs Telegraph Station for a truly unique and authentic dinner experience. Become immersed in the spirit and grandeur that is the history of the Australian Outback. Tuck in to a mouth-watering meal, enjoy a cold beer or a fine wine all whilst under a chandelier of stars.
Recommended Fitness Level: Low – short walks required with a seated tour experience.
Platinum and Gold Service guests
Included in your fare
Please note: All bookings and payments are done while on train. Tours are subject to change without notice. Tour descriptions and prices are valid until 31 March 2017.