The Ghan - train
from Adelaide to Alice Springs to Darwin. The Ghan's emblem is an Afghan
on a camel in recognition of pioneering Afghan cameleers efforts in
opening up the inhospitable interior to the rest of Australia.
With the completion of the Alice Springs to Darwin rail-link in 2004,
the Darwin to Adelaide north-south transcontinental journey covers 2,979
kilometres travelling through spectacular and diverse landscapes; from
the rusty reds of the MacDonnell Ranges surrounding
Alice Springs to the tropical
splendour of Darwin.
The trip from Adelaide to Darwin or Darwin to Adelaide takes 54 hours -
two nights and three days via Alice Springs, one way. The average speed
of train is 85km/hour, maximum speed 115km/hour.