I am excited. In just over a week, I head off to Darwin to board the Ghan for its four-day journey to Adelaide. Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs, Coober Pedy, Adelaide. In my own cabin on the train. Whoo Hoo.
I am going with a friend, but we have our own cabins – side by side I am told. I am a bit of a train buff – and this is going to be awesome.
We leave Beachmere around 6 am for the drive to Brisbane – for the 9.35 am flight. Do we need to be that early? Maybe. Traffic on the highway may be an issue. My car will be left in parking – Portside – and then the shuttle to the airport. So one does have to leave plenty of time.
In Darwin we will stay in a backpacker’s type place, and have two nights there. We have to be at the train station by 8 am on the Saturday morning – August 1st, and set off on an exciting journey. I have been to some fo the stop-over spots but still keen to revisit. It is a while since I have been to Alice Springs.
When we get to Adelaide, we have one night and fly out early in the morning on Virgin Airlines.
I don’t have much in the way of photos now – but you can read this article.