Alice Springs to Darwin - The Ghan

Departures per week

The Ghan departs weekly year round

Day of departure

The Ghan departs Alice Springs on Mondays at 6.15 pm

Duration

2
days
/
1
nights
Example:

Depart Alice Springs on Monday at 6.15pm, arrive in Darwin on Tuesday at 5.30pm

Alice Springs to Darwin - The Ghan

Inclusions

  • Gourmet meals prepared by our expert and passionate chefs, a superb selection of wines and an array of popular and boutique beers are all included
  • Enjoy an afternoon exploring the beauty of Katherine gorge
  • Transfer to select Darwin CBD hotels from Darwin Station

Details

Day 1

(Monday) Alice Springs

An early evening departure from the Alice Springs terminal and it is time to enjoy fine, modern Australian cuisine, accompanied by equally fine wine for dinner. And of course, it is also an opportunity, before and after dining, to socialise with your fellow travellers.

Day 2

Katherine and Darwin

Morning breaks and you awake in the tropical north where you are served a refreshing yet hearty breakfast in preparation for the adventures that lay ahead. We stop at the famous Top End town of Katherine where you can enjoy one of a number of Off Train Excursions that take in the Indigenous and early settler history as well as the awesome natural beauty of the area. 

Once back on board, there will be, no doubt, more sharing of your experiences with new and old friends alike before lunch is served and we make our way through lush, green tropics and arrive at the terminal in Darwin in the early evening.

Day 3
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

Alice Springs to Darwin - The Ghan
Alice Springs 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

Shoulder Season

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

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.