An ANZAC Tribute on The Ghan

This ANZAC Day, Great Southern Rail are launching ‘The Ghan’s Anzac Tribute’, a four day commemoration of the glories and sacrifices of the Australian Armed Forces during the Second World War.

This journey of commemoration of Australia’s military history will lead right through the heart of Australia, from Adelaide to Darwin. The Ghan played a vital role in transporting our troops during World War II and now almost 70 years on, The Ghan is proud to be paying tribute to these Australian heroes.

Departing Adelaide on 23 April and arriving into Darwin on 26 April, the trip encompasses a series of special events.

The first in a series of journey highlights is a ride through the picturesque Flinders Rangers in an original ‘troop train’. The following morning join in a traditional Dawn Service on Anzac Hill in Alice Springs where you will see the sunrise over the magical MacDonnell Ranges. Then, in Katherine, learn how the small town was bombed in 1942 and pay your respects to our war heroes who now lie in the Adelaide River War Cemetery. The final destination of Darwin offers an eye-opening account of the largest attack ever mounted by a foreign power against Australia. This will be an unforgettable journey.

Reminisce with mates, make new friends, listen to guest speakers, performers and senior military personnel. Learn of the historic links between The Ghan and the Australian Armed Forces. Enjoy the comforts in the privacy of your Gold or Platinum Service cabin while the magnificent Australian Outback glides past your window. Bask in the unrivalled splendour and culinary delights of the Queen Adelaide Restaurant and the Outback Explorer Lounge.

For every ticket sold, Great Southern Rail will be donating $100 to the RSL to support their endeavours in providing benefits to returned and service personnel. Less then 100 places are available for sale – to book, contact Great Southern Rail on 13 21 47.

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