The Ghan, one of the world's legendary cross continental rail journeys, has introduced two new Off Train Excursions in Australia's Northern Territory as part of its inclusive rail packages valid until March 31, 2017.

‘Simpsons Gap Discovery Walk’ in the West MacDonnell Ranges, located 18km by sealed road from Alice Springs, takes in an area of natural beauty with towering red cliffs, native mulga trees, ancient ghost gums and more than 40 species of rare and relict plants.

Alternatively, ‘Katherine Outback Experience’ offers the opportunity to meet the people who live and work on a real Outback Cattle station. In addition to live music, there are various demonstrations involving horses, working dogs, cattle, a buffalo and even a donkey.

The tour operates between May and October. Passengers wishing to cover the 2,979km, 54-hour journey on the two-night Darwin to Adelaide Ghan can now choose from a total of six price inclusive trips, with a further five available as optional upgrades.

The lead in price for a low season, single one way Ghan experience starts from AUD$1,589.

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