THE GHAN Australian Outback Rail Experience - GHN
Number of Days: 3
The Ghan is one of the world’s great rail journeys 2,979kms from Adelaide through Alice Springs to Darwin - coast to coast, right through the fiery Red Centre of Australia, experience Australia at its dramatic best.
Prepare for a holiday of unimaginable proportions as the legendary Ghan takes you deep into the heart of Australia. Enjoy the comfort and solitude of your private cabin, lose yourself in conversation with newfound travelling companions, or simply gaze out of the window taking inspiration from the ever-changing landscape. And when the train stops along the way, the adventures begin. Experience the dramatic scenery of Central Australia on the back of a camel, and explore the ancient, awe-inspiring wonders of the Northern Territory.
Option 1: ADELAIDE TO DARWIN
Operates Sundays from Adelaide throughout the year, (plus Wednesdays June to August only).
DAY 1: ADELAIDE
Departing Adelaide, what lies ahead is rugged, beautiful and spectacular — through the Red Centre to the tropical north of Australia. 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 multi-course regionally-inspired dinner and fine wines.
DAY 2: ALICE SPRINGS
Begin with a freshly brewed coffee or juice as you take in the stunning sunrise in outback South Australia. All aboard for brunch as we make your way through the MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs where a choice of Off Train Excursions awaits. Alice is an iconic Red Centre outpost – home to the Flying Doctor, rivers that run dry and a cast of colourful characters.
DAY 3: KATHERINE & DARWIN
Our final day dawns in the tropical north. In Katherine, cruise Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about Indigenous rock paintings and culture, or learn working dog tricks on your selected Off Train Excursion. This evening we arrive in Darwin to complete your Australian journey.
Option 2: DARWIN TO ADELAIDE
N.B: This service operates from Darwin - November 2020, February 2021 and March 2021 only.
DAY 1: DARWIN & KATHERINE
From Darwin, take in the Top End views before stopping in Katherine for an afternoon of touring.
DAY 2: ALICE SPRINGS & MANGURI
Next stop is Alice Springs, where more Off Train Excursions await. Explore Simpsons Gap, tour the town attractions, or get up close to some of the Red Centre’s native wildlife. Dinner on the train is followed by an extraordinary evening experience in the outback where you will see the Milky Way like you have never seen it before. Simply breathtaking.
DAY 3: ADELAIDE
In the morning, you are greeted with breakfast and views of the dramatic and ancient Flinders Ranges, before passing through the mid north of South Australia for a late-morning arrival in Adelaide.
Your journey includes meals and selected beverages on board plus your off train touring at Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy (with optional scenic flight/tour of Uluru also available - additional fee).
Advance Purchase fares are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
The northbound service departs Sundays each week (plus Wednesday from June to August only). The southbound journey from Darwin to Adelaide operates November 2020, February 2021 and March 2021 only.
GOLD SERVICE TWIN INCLUDES All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, Off Train Excursions and Outback Experiences Access to the Outback Explorer Lounge for beverages and socialising All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages A comfortable sleeper cabin featuring upper and lower sleeping berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day Private compact en suite featuring a shower and toilet, In-cabin safe Six in-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary Complimentary bathroom essentials from Appelles Apothecary 60 kg checked luggage allowance per guest (2 x 30 kg each)
PLATINUM SERVICE TWIN INCLUDES All-inclusive dining, beverages, Off Train Excursions and Outback Experiences Spacious Double or Twin cabin almost twice the size of a Gold Service Twin cabin By day, cabins are set up lounge-style with a moveable table and two ottomans By night, lounges are converted to double or twin beds En suite equipped with separate shower, vanity with cupboard space, toilet and exclusive bathroom essentials from Appelles Apothecary Power outlets and in-cabin safe In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary Panoramic windows offering views from both sides of the train Access to the exclusive Platinum Club for dining and socialising Freshly prepared continental breakfasts served upon request in-cabin Refreshments served in-cabin Transfers at the start and end of your journey available for guests within 60 km of the terminal 90 kg checked luggage allowance per guest (3 x 30 kg each)
Airfares and other items not specified as included.
- From AU$2,149 per person based on twin share