About four years ago I travelled the Indian Pacific train from “left to right” or from Perth to Sydney.
This time I wanted to travel from top to bottom and so it was time for the Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide over three days and theee nights.
The Ghan now has a trip called the Ghan Experience which includes longer stopovers in Katherine Gorge, Alice Springs and Cooper Pedy – all places I hadn’t seen before. So I joined the 39 carriage train – always entertaining to watch drivers faces when they are stuck at a level crossing waiting for us to go through – they know it’s going to be a long wait:)
Katherine Gorge is very remote and not easy to get to so it was nice to disembark the train and float through two different gorges on a beautiful sunny day.
Second stop was three walks around the Alice Spring’s area (much needed after a lot of good food on the train) including Simson’s Gap. I particularly loved the Ghost Gum Tree.