The Old Ghan Heritage Trail: Touring Quorn, SA to Alice Springs, NT
From the southern Flinders Ranges to the heart of the Australian outback, The Old Ghan Heritage Trail is a self-drive touring adventure.
For more than 1300 kilometres this trail follows the route of the Old Ghan, one of Australia’s greatest railway legends. It’s an amazing journey, one that spans a range of history, scenery, road conditions and relics, and one that crosses a huge chunk of the continent.
It’s a journey that can be done in part or as a whole, and one that offers some excellent camping and some great sights along the way.
Travel the best parts of the famous Oodnadatta Track and visit iconic outback towns. Parts of this trail can be toured with a conventional vehicle; some sections will require high clearance and a four-wheel-drive. Be prepared for an experience that can be a real eye-opener.
You don’t have to be a train buff to enjoy this journey – it’s all about the touring adventure.
With 87 pages and more than 140 photographs, the Old Ghan Heritage Trail is brought to life. This book provides the inspiration and information to plan your own journey along the Old Ghan Heritage Trail.
Video highlights include:
Mound springs, and the waters of the Great Artesian Basin
Life of an outback waterhole
Driving the Finke track, and Alice Well
Six bonus sidetrips:
Brachina Gorge, Flinders Ranges National Park
Leigh Creek via Puttapa Gap and Beltana
Halligan Bay, Lake Eyre North
Dalhousie ruins and springs, via Pedirka siding
Geographical Centre of Australia
Chambers Pillar Historical Reserve