Rail Journey

One of the world’s classic rail journeys, The Ghan travels from south to north through the fiery heart of Australia, with off-train adventures along the way.

• Darwin to Adelaide 2 nights

•  Adelaide to Darwin 2 nights

•  Adelaide to Alice Springs 1 night

•  Alice Springs to Adelaide 1 night

•  Darwin to Alice Springs 1 night

•  Alice Springs to Darwin 1 night

2nights Rail Journey
 
 
ITINERARY

The train
Named after the hardy Afghan camel trains, The Ghan traces a route pioneered by early travellers across this vast continent. Classic and ornate, the train has echoes of old-world rail travel, with a strong emphasis on wining and dining in air-conditioned comfort.

Darwin to Adelaide
Roll out of Darwin in style, traversing remote landscapes en route to Katherine, where there’s the chance to gain an insight into the lives of the traditional owners of Nitmiluk. Then, in the isolated Outback town of Alice Springs, there’s time to explore local landmarks or take to the skies over the ancient MacDonnell Ranges. On your final night, you’ll be treated to a showcase of Outback stars in Manguri, a remote town close to Coober Pedy.

Adelaide to Darwin
Sit back and relax as the landscape transforms from urban to agricultural to pastoral, marvelling as the mighty Flinders Ranges disappear into the horizon. Wake in time to see a remarkable Outback sunrise during a morning stop at Marla in remote South Australia, then glide into Alice Springs, gateway to Australia’s fiery red interior. The next day, Katherine awaits with its towering sandstone cliffs and Aboriginal culture, before the train rolls into the Top End city of Darwin.

Off-train excursions
A range of immersive off-train excursions are included for Gold Service and Platinum Service guests. Depending on your chosen route, these may include river cruises, guided walks and indigenous experiences.

ABOUT THIS TOUR

The Ghan is an independent rail journey.

The Ghan is an independent rail journey.

Good to know

Facilities on board
Gold Service includes Twin cabins with a 3-seater lounge converting to upper and lower berths with compact en-suite facilities. Gold Service cabins include an all-inclusive fare, with hearty breakfasts, two-course lunches and three-course dinners served in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant. Beverages including wine and beers can be enjoyed in the Outback Explorer Lounge and are included in your fare. Upgrade to Platinum Service (spacious cabins with double beds and full en-suite) and you’ll also have access to the Platinum Club serving regionally inspired five-course dinners.

Need to know
The Ghan departs weekly on Sundays from Adelaide and weekly on Wednesdays from Darwin. The Ghan does not operate from 17 December to 17 January. Schedules are subject to change. The Ghan Expedition operates from Darwin to Adelaide seasonally from April to October. This extended service includes an upgrade option scenic flight to Uluru and an all-inclusive day tour of Coober Pedy.  Please ask your Personal Travel Expert for more details.

DATES AND INCLUSIONS

Tour dates

LOCAL DEPARTURES 2015-2016

WEEKLY every Sunday plus Wednesdays mid May-mid Aug.