The Ghan Train with Darwin

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Price
$3499 per person
Duration
5 days
Destination
Australia

ALL-INCLUSIVE TRAIN Adelaide to Darwin on The Ghan with City Stay

The iconic Ghan travels through the Australia’s heartland on an extraordinary journey from South Australia through to the Northern Territory’s Top End. Enjoy gourmet meals, all drinks, including premium wines, and a Gold Twin cabin on the train. Plus, a bonus 2-night stay in Darwin!
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The legendary Ghan Red Centre Explorer begins in Adelaide and over 3 days you'll travel north to Darwin via Alice Springs and Katherine. The all-inclusive train journey offers gourmet dining, premium beverages and comfortable Gold Twin cabins. Plus, you have a two-night hotel stay in Darwin with a day tour included. Hurry, the cabins always fill quickly and if you don't want to miss out then contact your My Travel Experience advisor today!

What's included

Destination
Australia Discover Australia
Departure Location
Adelaide, South Australia
Return Location
Darwin, Northern Territory
Tour Start Date & Time
July 24, 2024 11:30 am View other Times
Additional Information
Booking Code: GHANAD5M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Local experience or activity
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Rail travel as per itinerary
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified
  • Internal flights
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Single Supplement: Please contact us for solo traveller rates Extend The Holiday: Ask us for our special deals to stay in Adelaide or longer in Darwin Travel Insurance: Insurance is strongly recommended - please ask us for a quote.

The Ghan Adelaide to Darwin Overview

The Ghan Red Centre Explorer begins in Adelaide and as it travels north you’ll witness South Australia’s green hills gradually change to the ochre red of the Flinders Ranges.

The all-inclusive journey continues into the Northern Territory, as you glide through the MacDonnell Ranges and enjoy regionally inspired dining and complimentary drinks onboard. Following your comfortable night on The Ghan, watch a breathtakingly beautiful sunrise before rolling into Alice Springs.

After time to explore ‘a town like Alice’, it’s full steam ahead for Katherine. Here you have a choice of off-train experiences, such as cruising Nitmiluk Gorge and learning about ancient Indigenous culture. After a sensational three-day adventure, roll into Darwin for a two-night stay in the tropical north!

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The Ghan Sale, as seen in The Senior

Get in quickly and you could save on Gold Twin cabins in 2024!

Lowest-price departures from Adelaide in 2024: 17 March; 03 April; 09, 12, 19, 26 May; 05, 12 June; 03, 24, 31 July; 07, 14, 21, 28 August; 11, 18, 25 September; 02, 09, 16, 23 October; 03, 10, 17, 24 November

For full details and current prices, please call our expert travel designers on 1300 168 910 between 9:30am-4:30pm weekdays or email [email protected] today!

Note: Space is limited. Prices are per person based on two people sharing a Gold Twin Cabin. Please contact us for single cabins rates. Departures are subject to availability and current price will be confirmed at time of booking. Conditions apply.

Inclusions at a glance

  • Ghan Train – 3 days Adelaide to Darwin
    • 2 nights Ghan private Gold Twin cabin with private facilities
    • All meals onboard Ghan
    • FREE beverages throughout your train journey
    • Complimentary toiletries kit
    • Cabin steward service, in-cabin music and commentary
    • Use of Outback Explorer Lounge
    • Off-train experiences in Marla, Alice Springs & Katherine
  • Accommodation – 2 nights Darwin hotel, standard room based on twin share
    • Stay at Darwin City Hotel, Metro Apartments, Capitanos Hotel or similar
  • Darwin Day Tour – Darwin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Note: The package inclusions are subject to confirmation at time of booking. Please contact us for current rates and single supplements.

Special features

  • Indulge in fully-inclusive luxury aboard the famous Ghan for two nights
  • All-inclusive meals, fine wine and beverages
  • Immersive off-train experiences in Marla, Alice Springs & Katherine
  • The extended holiday has two nights to explore Darwin!
  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
DAY 1

The Ghan Train - Adelaide to Alice Springs

Make your own way to the Ghan railway station to begin your journey. Departing Adelaide at noon, what lies ahead is rugged, beautiful and spectacular – through the Red Centre to the tropical north of Australia. Settle into your cabin and watch the rolling pastoral lands of South Australia from your window, or meet your fellow travellers in the lounge car. 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 regionally-inspired dinner and all-inclusive fine wines and beverages.

DAY 2

Alice Springs

Begin with a freshly brewed coffee or juice as the day dawns at Marla, an outback outpost in the remote reaches of South Australia. It is here, deep inland, that you will enjoy a one of a kind experience, as you watch the desert come to life at sunrise. All aboard for brunch as you 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. 1,500 kilometres from the nearest major city, it may be remote, but offers plenty to explore – home to doctors who fly, rivers that run dry, and a cast of colourful characters. Your time in the ‘capital out of the outback’ offers numerous opportunities to explore its historic legacy and unique environment.

DAY 3

Katherine & Darwin

Your day dawns in the tropical north. The pristine wilderness of Katherine is stirring and powerful, and you’ll have the chance to explore it from the water or land with your choice of off train experiences. Cruise the jaw-dropping Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about its ancient Indigenous rock paintings and gain insight into the culture of the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, the Jawoyn people. As evening falls, arrive in Darwin to complete your epic Australian train journey.

When you arrive into Darwin you can sense the cosmopolitan and thriving atmosphere of this historic tropical north Australian city. Upon arrival at the Top End, please catch a taxi to your Darwin hotel. You can relax and use the rest of the day to explore your hotel and its facilities, perhaps take a stroll around the neighbourhood and central Darwin.

DAY 4

Darwin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Today it’s time to explore the adventure, wildlife, and indigenous culture of the capital city of the Northern Territory of Australia with the Darwin Hop-on, Hop-off bus ticket. Discover the most famous landmarks of this small, cosmopolitan city and get top-deck views while traveling on an open-top bus. Enjoy this sightseeing excursion at your own pace as you hop off at any of the designated stops as many times and for as long as you want, and hop back on to continue to the next attraction. Cruise through the city while learning about Darwin's interesting history from the pre-recorded digital commentary, broadcast in English via speakers during your bus tour.

The tropical northern city of Darwin is located on a massive and spectacular harbour on the Timor Sea. It has a multicultural population of around 130,000 people, that is a melting-pot cultures from more than 50 countries, who pride themselves on their unique and friendly laid-back lifestyle. Darwin has year round balmy weather and has many popular attractions, including Aquascene, Burnett House, Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Charles Darwin National Park, Cullen Bay Marina, Darwin Convention Centre, Deckchair Cinema, East Point Reserve & Lake Alexander, Fannie Bay Gaol, George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, Indo Pacific Marine, Lyons Cottage, Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, Museum & Art Gallery of the NT, Northern Territory Parliament House, USS Peary Memorial and the fascinating World War II Oil Storage Tunnels. There is plenty to see and do in the magnificent and vibrant Top End.

DAY 5

Depart Darwin

Please catch a taxi to Darwin airport for your flight home. We can also book additional nights in Darwin if you would like to visit Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge and Litchfield National Park

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The legendary Ghan Red Centre Explorer begins in Adelaide and over 3 days you'll travel north to Darwin via Alice Springs and Katherine. The all-inclusive train journey offers gourmet dining, premium beverages and comfortable Gold Twin cabins. Plus, you have a two-night hotel stay in Darwin with a day tour included. Hurry, the cabins always fill quickly and if you don't want to miss out then contact your My Travel Experience advisor today!

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Enjoy a legendary journey from Adelaide to Darwin aboard The Ghan Train with all-inclusive Gold Twin cabin. Then have 2 nights in Darwin to explore the Top End.

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Trip departures

This rail package departs on the following dates:

2024 – 17 March; 03 April; 09, 12, 19, 26 May; 05, 12 June; 03, 24, 31 July; 07, 14, 21, 28 August; 11, 18, 25 September; 02, 09, 16, 23 October; 03, 10, 17, 24 November

Please ask us for your preferred departure date and we will advise availability.
Price may vary depending on your travel dates.
Contact us for options to travel at other times of the year.

Trip start time

The Ghan departs Adelaide railway station at approximately 12 noon and the exact time will be advised once your booking is confirmed.

If you add flights to Adelaide, you will be advised of your flight details and check-in times when your booking is confirmed.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, rail conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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Advertised price is based on lead-price departure(s) and was correct as of 30 September 2023.

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      The Ghan Train with Darwin

      Price
      $3499 per person
      Duration
      5 days
      Destination
      Australia

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