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"The Ghan" update

Opportunities to join us on The Ghan Explorer Trip have ended. John & Angie are happy to have the Manahans and the Blackmores travelling join them as companions. We will explore croc country around Darwin before “doing The Ghan” down to Adelaide. A Winery lunch will finish off the 10 day trip next April. The lucky 6 will be flying out to Darwin on April 17th after snapping up the last 3 Twin share Gold Class Cabins on The Ghan trip for that week.

Do you fancy “doing the Ghan?”

It’s been on our ”must do” list for many a year and we are finally going to do it! We are riding the Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide next April. Angie and I have our Gold Class Seats all booked and paid for and hopefully, Covid 19 will be behind us in 2021.

Our travel agent told us that bookings were coming in fast and April 14 was our second choice as the April 21st train was fully booked in Gold Class. So this is your notice that if you want to do it and would like to join us for a 10 day holiday starting on April 10 (Angie’s Birthday!) then please make a decision this month. We will have 4 nights in Darwin, staying at the Mantra on the Esplanade and doing 2 full day trips to Litchfield Park and Kakadu before the train departure on Wednesday.

Check out the trip here:

Finishing up with a weekend in in Adelaide, staying at the Pullman Adelaide. We could do a wine tasting day tour on the Sunday before flying back home on Monday morning the 19th.

The cost of the Ghan Gold Class will be around $3800 per person in a dual occupancy cabin. It will be fun getting up on the top bunk for one of you!

Then you have to include the air fares to Darwin and back to Sydney from Adelaide. 4 hotel nights in Darwin and 2 nights in Adelaide to pay for, plus all the side trips and incidentals including eating and drinking. The bottom line is it’s not a cheap holiday. It will cost around $6-8 grand per person depending on your choices. But you will have some wonderful memories of good times (hopefully!) to bring back. Spend the Kids Inheritance and enjoy yourselves a little bit I say. We have earned it!

So if you are interested in joining us then please let me know. You can book everything yourself or use my travel agent or one you know. I will just give you a more detailed itinerary with flights, hotels and side trips we have chosen to do.


John Penhallow

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