Episode 1: Darwin to Katherine
This is the first episode of a 7-part series taking you on one of the most iconic Australian journeys. Come with me on the 3000 kilometre trip from Darwin to Adelaide on board the luxury train, The Ghan.
It’s a journey amongst some of the harshest terrain on the planet, from the north to the south of Australia. This was the vast desert inland that tested colonial explorers for decades… many of them never made it back.
Today, the landscapes haven’t changed but the expeditions have. We’ll be travelling in style on board a luxury train.
Along the way, though: the unique culture that’s lasted for tens of thousands of years, the town where the residents live underground and the spiritual heart of the country.
Plus we’ll meet the people who make this whole trip possible and live their lives on the track.
This is the story of… The Ghan.
Listen to the first episode here:
Next episode, we’ll visit an Australian natural wonder – Nitmiluk Gorge in Katherine.
It’s not just about the scenery, though. There’s a strong connection with the indigenous culture, as the locals will tell us.
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