Guests on The Ghan now offers guests new ways to connect with the country as part of the journey with the latest Off Train Experiences.
These include the Standley Chasm Cultural Walk in Alice Springs, a tour of the Nitmiluk Cutta Cutta Caves or Top Didj Cultural Experience in Katherine, or upgrading to a spectacular flight and full-day experience from Coober Pedy to the Painted Hills, William Creek and Lake Eyre.
The Standley Chasm Cultural Walk in Alice Springs lets guests learn about ancient geology, native flora, fauna, bush medicine and bush tucker along the way, while the Top Didj Cultural Experience takes guests on an insightful cultural experience with indigenous artist Manuel Pamkal, who shares what it is like growing up in the bush, cultural differences, tribal life and insights to his own family tree.
Venture into the immersive underground cave experience at the Cutta Cutta Caves, found 15m below the surface and formed millions of years ago, and still growing today, or head to the skies with the Coober Pedy: Painted Hills and Lake Eyre Scenic Flight, an optional upgrade. Guests will fly over the dramatic landscape to see it in all its glory, and includes an immersive ground tour in the remote Anna Creek Painted Hills, Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre, and more.
In addition, the Katherine Outback Experience is returning after a two-season hiatus. It outlines what it is like to live and work on a huge cattle station, with interactive experiences, cattle dog demonstrations and live music performances, as well as a live demonstration of the art of horse-breaking.
Tours will depend on whether it is available on northbound or southbound departures on The Ghan or The Ghan Expedition.