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The Ghan

All aboard in Australia

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postedSeptember 11, 2020

The newly rebranded 39 Degrees South is a Victoria-based destination management company focused on providing solutions for wholesale tour operators who are putting together programs for Australia.

CEO Nayaz Noor says the company has supplied reliable services for NTA members over the past three years for their senior groups as well as their cruise groups doing a pre-stay in Australia. The current focus for NTA operators includes Signature Experiences and Australian train journeys aboard The Ghan and the Indian Pacific.

The 2,700-mile trip offered on the Indian Pacific takes travelers through the majestic Blue Mountains and across the flat grounds of the Nullarbor. The Ghan concentrates on luxury and comfort—and includes trekking through parts of Australia not often explored by other sightseeing companies.

“There are not many tour operators in North America that offer a tour that includes The Ghan or the Indian Pacific, and we have had NTA groups on both trains,” Noor says. “This is something they can think about for the October 2021 through March 2022 period. It is the right time to put this together.”

Indian Pacific
Indian Pacific (Photo by Journey Beyond)

All of 39 Degrees South’s itineraries include a Signature Experience—whether it’s visiting an iconic Australian cultural attraction, staying in a luxury lodge, discovering an aboriginal culture, or following a wine trail—and it’s something overseas visitors never forget, Noor says. The Signature Experiences program is designed to promote the country’s outstanding niche tourism while delivering memorable experiences that align with travelers’ specific interests.

39 Degrees South also packages Australia and New Zealand together. For more information, email Noor or go to

Top photo: The Ghan
Photo by Journey Beyond