Old Ghan Heritage Railway And Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
  • Address: Norris Bell Avenue, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +61-0889527161
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Specialty Museums, Train Ride

The Old Ghan is undoubtedly one of the well known railways of the world. During its operational days, the railway used to run between Adelaide and Alice Springs along the Adelaide-Darwin Railway line, a journey which would take a total of 54 hours. Ghan, short for Afghan, the train was named in honor of the Afghan camel drivers that helped venture into Australia’s unchartered interior territory.

Even though the Old Ghan has long gone been out of action and has most of its original rail track taken out, 10 km of it still remains and as a part of the museum  experience where the Old Ghan still gives rides on Sunday mornings from MacDonell Siding where there’s a 1930’s quaint railway station. There are tearooms open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon teas. You could even book the Old Ghan Train for a dinner party and enjoy a nocturnal Central Australian adventure.

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  • Old Ghan Heritage Railway And Museum Address: Norris Bell Avenue, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Old Ghan Heritage Railway And Museum Contact Number: +61-0889527161
  • Old Ghan Heritage Railway And Museum Timing: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Old Ghan Heritage Railway And Museum Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Old Ghan Heritage Railway And Museum(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Old Ghan Heritage Railway And Museum: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 45.82% of people who visit Alice Springs include Old Ghan Heritage Railway And Museum in their plan

  • 57.14% of people start their Old Ghan Heritage Railway And Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Old Ghan Heritage Railway And Museum

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Old Ghan Heritage Railway And Museum

People normally club together Adelaide House and Road Transport Hall Of Fame while planning their visit to Old Ghan Heritage Railway And Museum.

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  • This place is good. I mean REALLY GOOD! The place is well set out, the ENTIRE SECTION dedicated to the Kenworths made me so happy! I enjoyed being dwarfed by these humongous vehicles! Everything else is well set up. The bus collection is a good size, but needs an interior clean up. Other than that, it is a terrific place to be!

  • Great place to check out the many people and vehicles that are the lifeblood of the Territory and majority of rural Australia. Great insights and history into transport industry of the NT and Australia in general. They have a great many types of vehicles here; trucks, cars, trains, will keep you and the kids occupied for hours. Most definitely worth spending a day or arvo there

  • Very cool

  • You could spend hours here

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