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Old Ghan Heritage Railway and Museum

Alice Springs Darwin Katherine Ulu r u Kings Canyon

Relive the history of the Old Ghan and the pioneering past as you wander through the Old Ghan Train Museum.

Explore the old train and carriages to learn about the legend that is the Old Ghan Train - one of the most famous railways in the world.

The original narrow gauge railway is closed, but 10km of track has been preserved for the Old Ghan to take tourists on excursions. Enjoy a Sunday morning train ride from the MacDonnell Siding, located 8 kilometres south of Alice Springs, where there is a 1930s-style railway station. The display area includes a souvenir shop, tearooms and restored locomotives and carriages.

Groups can book a dinner on the Old Ghan Train for the night. This is the ideal way to view the magnificent Central Australian desert at sunset and its clear night skies while reliving an adventure that is truly unique to Central Australia.

After the Old Ghan ceased running it was replaced by the 'Legendary Ghan, which has travelled from Adelaide to Alice Springs since 1980. The final link to Darwin was completed in 2001.

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    Activities

    • Galleries Museums and Collections

    Opening times

    Daily from 9am to 4pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

    Facilities

    • Barbeque
    • Cafe
    • Carpark
    • Coach Parking
    • Interpretive Centre
    • Picnic Area
    • Public Toilet
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