Adelaide to Darwin - The Ghan

Departures per week

The Ghan departs weekly all year round, twice weekly from June to August inclusive.

Day of departure

The Ghan departs Adelaide on Sundays at 12.15 pm year round.

It also departs on Wednesday at 12.10pm from June to August inclusive.

Duration

3
days
/
2
nights
Example:

Depart Adelaide Sundays at 12.15 pm, arrive Darwin Tuesdays at 5.30 pm

Depart Adelaide Wednesdays at 12.10pm, arrive Darwin Friday at 7.30pm.

Adelaide to Darwin - The Ghan

Inclusions

  • all meals and beverages onboard
  • enjoy an afternoon exploring the beauty of Katherine gorge
  • excursions in Alice Springs
  • outback sunrise experience at Marla
  • transfer to select Darwin CBD hotels from Darwin Station


Details

Day 1

Adelaide and Flinders Ranges

Your journey begins with a gentle lurch as you move away from the platform in Adelaide. What lies ahead is rugged, beautiful and spectacular; through the Red Centre to the tropical north of Australia. Lunch is served soon after boarding as the countryside glides past your window. Before long some of the oldest rock formations in the world, the spectacular Flinders Ranges come into view and as darkness envelops the rugged outback, it’s time to indulge in more modern Australian cuisine and fine wines.

Day 2

Marla, MacDonnell Ranges and Alice Springs

After a comfortable night’s rest, Day Two begins with a freshly brewed coffee or juice as you take in the stunning outback sunrise at Marla. All aboard for brunch as you make your way through the MacDonnell Ranges to AliceSprings where a choice of remarkable Off Train Excursions awaits. Following an afternoon of exploration, freshen up for dinner back aboard the train and relax over a drink or two, sharing your experiences, swapping stories and making new friends.

Day 3

Katherine and Darwin

Your final day dawns in the tropical north and another delightful breakfast is served. More extraordinary excursions are on hand at Katherine before enjoying lunch on the train and heading for your final destination of Darwin; arriving as early evening falls where you will be transferred to select Darwin CBD hotels in the city centre.

Day 4
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Day 1

Darwin - Katherine

Your journey like no other begins with a leisurely, mid-morning departure from Darwin. Once you’re comfortably settled into your cabin, we make our way through the lush, green, tropical north and you make your way to the restaurant for a five-star lunch accompanied by a selection of fine wines.

An early afternoon arrival at the famous Top End township of Katherine and you have a choice of an afternoon filled with Off Train Excursions that take in the natural beauty of the Gorge, as well as its cultural and historic significance forIndigenous and early settlers. Back on board in the early evening and there is plenty of opportunity to share your experiences with fellow guests before, during and after a sumptuous dinner. Enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep and when you wake, you are greeted by a view of the spectacular Red Centre.

Day 2

Alice Springs

Wake up to a new view outside your window, in a world which feels a million miles from home. A spectacular outback sunrise setting the tone for the day ahead.

After coffee and a sumptuous breakfast you'll arrive in Alice Springs ready for a day of exploration.

Here you have the opportunity to embark on one of the included Off Train Excursions, taking in the delights of this famous outback town. A full day in Alice Springs gives you ample opportunity to visit the town landmarks, get up close and personal with Australia's incredible flora and fauna or explore the Alice at your own leisure.

At this point you may choose to upgrade your excursion with the ultimate outback experience; an intimate scenic fixed wing flight over Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

Come the evening you'll dine beneath a canopy of stars at an authentic Outback BBQ Tour

Day 3

Alice Springs and Red Centre

Free Day (accommodation or touring not included)

Day 4

Alice Springs and Red Centre

Free Day (accommodation or touring not included)

Day 5

Alice Springs and Red Centre

Free Day (accommodation or touring not included)

Day 6

Alice Springs and Red Centre

Free Day (accommodation or touring not included)

Day 7

Alice Springs and Red Centre

Free Day (accommodation or touring not included)

Day 8

Alice Springs and Red Centre

Free Day (accommodation or touring not included)

Day 9

Alice Springs and Red Centre

Free Day (accommodation or touring not included)

Day 10

Manguri

The journey begins as you board the train at Alice Springs around midday and soon after pulling away from the station you enjoy your first culinary experience when lunch is served, along with a selection of fine wines. As we pass through the harsh yet beautiful outback, enjoy the comforts of the train and catch up with other guests. The day soon drifts into late afternoon and a pre-dinner drink or two before you enjoy your second culinary delight as dinner is served.

We stop in the desert just after dinner and this is where you are able to get off the train and see the Milky Way as you have never seen it before –a black velvet blanket studded with a billion, sparkling diamonds. The stars in the outback have to be seen to be believed.

Day 11

Adelaide

Looking out of your window this morning you'll notice a dramatic change in landscape as the rich ochre tones of the outback make way for the beautiful green fields and pastoral lands of South Australia. After breakfast you'll have time to reflect on your journey before The Ghan rolls into Adelaide

Adelaide to Darwin - The Ghan
Adelaide to Darwin - The Ghan

Pricing (per person)

April 2019 - March 2020

Peak Season

May, June, July, August 2019

Shoulder Season

April, September, October, November 2019, March 2020

April 2020 - March 2021

Peak Season

May, June, July, August 2020

Advance Purchase $ 2,359

Advance Purchase $ 2,229

Shoulder Season

April, September, October, November 2020, February, March 2021

Advance Purchase $ 2,149

Advance Purchase $ 1,919

Heading

Peak Season

(Unavailable from March to October inclusive)

Shoulder Season

(November 2018)

  • Platinum: $3,899 (every day fare)
  • Gold Twin: $2,599 (every day fare), $2,069 (advance purchase)
  • ‍Gold Single: $2,459 (every day fare), $1,949 (advance purchase)

Low Season

(December 2018, January, February 2019)

  • Platinum: $3,269 (every day fare)
  • Gold Twin: $2,069 (every day fare) . $1,649 (advance purchase)
  • Gold Single: $1,959 (every day fare), $1,549 (advance purchase)
Advance Purchase Fares must be booked and paid for in full a minimum of six months in advance.
Only a limited number of these fares available per departure and are subject to availability.
Children aged 4-15 inclusive receive a 20% discount off the accompanying adult fare.
Children 0-3 free in existing bedding. All prices in Australian dollars (AUD).
Terms and Conditions apply.