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The Ghan - Adelaide to Darwin

A legendary train. An unforgettable Australian adventure. Travel aboard The Ghan between Adelaide and Darwin on the all-inclusive Outback Spirit journey.
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Enjoy 3 days / 2 nights aboard the Ghan Rail Journey as you travel from Adelaide to Darwin in style.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the comforts of Gold Service in your spacious private ensuite cabin aboard the Ghan.

Choose from a range of "Off Train Experiences" in Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine to create your own rich and rewarding personal journey.

All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages whilst aboard the Ghan.

Departing from Adelaide, travel coast to coast through the fiery red centre, experiencing Australia at its dramatic best. Sit back and enjoy the Gold service All-Inclusive features aboard the iconic Ghan.

Watch the desert come to life at sunrise with a one-of-a-kind experience in the small town of Marla. Enjoy the jaw-dropping natural landscapes that pass by as you travel to Alice Springs. A great chance to explore the beating heart of Australia's Red Centre where you have numerous opportunities to explore this historic legacy and unique environment. 

You'll then visit Katherine, a region full of gorges, misty waterfalls, thermal springs and ancient cultures. Explore this region by land or water with your choice of Off Train Excursions before you arrive in Darwin that evening.

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2-nights aboard the Ghan - Adelaide to Darwin
Enjoy All-Inclusive Meals and drinks aboard the Ghan
Exciting Off Train Experiences
- Comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite
- Upper & lower berths that convert to a 3-seater lounge
- Power outlets in cabin
- In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary
- All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
- All-inclusive alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages
- All-inclusive Off Train Excursions and Short Stops
- Luggage allowance is 60kg per guest
- Complimentary Shuttle bus transfers available in Darwin to selected hotels in the city centre

Adelaide to Darwin


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Day 1
Ghan Journey: Adelaide → Marla

Departing Adelaide, what lies ahead is rugged, beautiful and spectacular – through the Red Centre to the tropical north of Australia. Settle into your cabin and watch the rolling pastoral lands of South Australia from your window, or meet your fellow travellers in the lounge car. Before long some of the oldest rock formations in the world, the Flinders Ranges, come into view. As darkness envelops the rugged outback, it’s time to indulge in a regionally-inspired dinner and all-inclusive fine wines and beverages.

Overnight stay aboard The Ghan.

 All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages

Lunch, Dinner
Ghan Journey: Adelaide → Marla
All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
Day 2
Ghan Journey: Marla → Alice Springs

Begin with a freshly brewed coffee or juice as the day dawns at Marla, an outback outpost in the remote reaches of South Australia. It is here, deep inland, that you will enjoy a one of a kind experience, as you watch the desert come to life at sunrise.

  • Choose from a range of "Off Train Experienes" in Marla.

All aboard for brunch as you make your way through the MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs where a choice of Off Train Excursions awaits.

  • Choose from a range of "Off Train Experiences" in Alice Springs

Alice is an iconic Red Centre outpost. 1,500 kilometres from the nearest major city, it may be remote, but offers plenty to explore – home to doctors who fly, rivers that run dry, and a cast of colourful characters. Your time in the ‘capital out of the outback’ offers numerous opportunities to explore its historic legacy and unique environment.

Overnight stay aboard The Ghan. 

All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ghan Journey:  Marla → Alice Springs
Simpsons Gap Discovery Walk
Day 3
Ghan Journey: Alice Springs → Katherine → Darwin

Your day dawns in the tropical north. The pristine wilderness of Katherine is stirring and powerful, and you’ll have the chance to explore it from the water or land.

  • Choose from a range of "Off Train Experiences" in Katherine 

Cruise the jaw-dropping Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about its ancient Indigenous rock paintings and gain insight into the culture of the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, the Jawoyn people or discover authentic outback life on a cattle station.  

As evening falls, arrive in Darwin to complete your epic Australian journey.

All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages

Breakfast, Lunch
Ghan Journey: Alice Springs → Katherine → Darwin
Nitmiluk Gorge, Katherine

Additional information

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Australian Dollars (AUD)

Save up to $810 per person

Book by 30 September 2020

2 nights
from AUD1,889
per person, twin share
Nature, Rail
Independent Holiday Packages
September 2020 – November 2020

Optional Extras

Upgrade to Platinum service aboard The Ghan.

Features of Platinum:

  • Spacious double or twin cabin almost twice the size of a Gold Service twin cabin
  • Outback experiences
  • Panoramic windows offering views from both sides of the train
  • Access to the exclusive Platinum Club for dining and socialising
  • Freshly prepared continental breakfast served upon request in-cabin
  • Refreshments served in cabin
  • Australian Appelles Apothecary toiletries
  • Haigh’s chocolates & Bollinger champagne
  • Nightcap at turndown
  • 90kg checked in luggage (60kg in Gold Service)
  • Private transfers at the start/end of your journey (within 60km)

Important notes

Advertised “from price” is based on ‘ADVANCE PURCHASE’ Rail Journey Fares and must be paid in full at time of booking. Pricing varies on each departure and is subject to availability. Please enquire with our team for exact pricing, upgrade options and departure dates.


  • Flights - Please contact our team to add flights onto this package. 

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