Darwin to Adelaide - The Ghan

Departures per week

The Ghan departs weekly during November 2019 and February 2020 only

and November 2020 and February, March 2021.

(The first departure for 2019, Oct 30th)

From March to October The Ghan Expedition runs.

Day of departure

The Ghan departs Darwin on Wednesdays at 10 am

Duration

3
days
/
2
nights
Example:

Depart Darwin Wednesday at 10.00 am, arrive in Adelaide on Friday at 1.00 pm

Darwin to Adelaide - The Ghan

Inclusions

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


Details

Day 1

Darwin and Katherine

A mid-morning departure begins as we pull away from Darwin and glide through the tropical north. Soon after departure lunch is served and you can enjoy a fine wine while enjoying the spectacular views before arriving at Katherine, where a number of Off Train Excursions are available to you. You return to the train by early evening where you can freshen up before dinner and share your experiences with fellow diners.

Day 2

Alice Springs and Manguri

After your first night’s sleep, awake in the nation’s geographic and spiritual

heart, the Red Centre, before arriving at Alice Springs where again, a number of Off Train Excursion options await. Return to the train for lunch and a journey through some of the world’s most awe-inspiring landscape. Dinner on the train is followed by an extraordinary night time experience in the outback where you will be able to view the Milky Way like you have never viewed it before. Simply breathtaking.

Day 3

Flinders Ranges and Adelaide

In the morning you are greeted with breakfast and views of the dramatic and ancient Flinders Ranges, before passing through the Mid-North for a late morning arrival in Adelaide.

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

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

Pricing (per person)

April 2019 - March 2020

Peak Season

Unavailable from March to October 2019 inclusive

Shoulder Season

November 2019, February 2020

April 2020 - March 2021

Peak Season

Unavailable from April to October 2020 inclusive

Shoulder Season

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.