The Ghan Ultimate Outback Rail Journey

Just Sit Back and Enjoy the Ride

7 day ultimate outback rail journey from $4,479 per person

One of the world's great train journeys as voted by Conde Nast Traveller is right on our doorstep. Journey through Australia's heartland and explore the Australian Outback by rail on board the Ghan. An experience that truly encapsulates the essence of Australia. Whether you’re travelling with a group of friends or individually, this fully escorted rail journey is an easy and convenient way to experience The Ghan with accommodation, transfers, tours and most meals included in the price. Each tour caters to a maximum of 30 passengers so you’ll enjoy travelling with a small, intimate group led by a dedicated tour manager who will take care of all arrangements. The Ghan has been traversing the heart of Australia for more than 80 years. Now it’s your turn to explore Australia’s vast and remote Red Centre and the tropical splendour of the Top End. Travelling in Gold Service on The Ghan, in either a twin or single cabin, is the stylish way to see Central Australia and provides an all-inclusive service. Gold Service guests dine in the classically-styled Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car with each meal offering a choice of fine food carefully prepared by the on-board chefs. All Gold Service guests have access to the Outback Explorer Lounge with Australian premium wines, all beers, standard spirits, soft drinks, water, tea and coffee included. On the journey from Adelaide to Darwin, you will experience a selection of fascinating and exclusive Off Train Experiences at iconic outback destinations, Alice Springs and Katherine. Satisfy your wanderlust and book this iconic outback adventure with us today, and see for yourself why this train journey is so special.

What's included?

  • 1 night accommodation at Pullman Adelaide ★★★★✩
  • 3 days/2 nights aboard The Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin in Gold Service
  • All-inclusive meals, fine wines and beverages onboard The Ghan
  • A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines
  • Immersive Off Train Experiences in Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine
  • 3 nights accommodation at Rydges Darwin Central ★★★★✩
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Half Day Darwin City Sights Tour
  • Sunset Harbour Dinner Cruise
  • Full Day Litchfield Waterfalls Tour
  • Food and beverages as specified in your itinerary

Highlights

  • Cruise the Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about Katherine’s ancient Indigenous rock paintings, or discover authentic outback life on a cattle station

Departure Dates

24 Aug 21
11 Sep 21

Pricing

Twin Share
From $4,479 per person

Subject to availability

Itinerary

Day 1:

ADELAIDE (D)

Upon arrival at Adelaide Airport, transfer by private vehicle to your accommodation for the evening. Tonight, meet your fellow travellers and enjoy a two-course Welcome Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Pullman Adelaide

Day 2:

ADELAIDE - THE GHAN (B,L,D)

After breakfast, transfer to the Adelaide Parklands Terminal. It’s all aboard as The Legendary Ghan departs for Alice Springs at 12:15pm. Enjoy a light lunch in the Restaurant Car as you travel north towards Spencer Gulf and Port Augusta. Settle into your Gold Service cabin and watch the passing scenery before meeting new found friends for a drink in the Outback Explorer Lounge followed by dinner.

Overnight: The Ghan

Day 3:

THE GHAN - ALICE SPRINGS (BR, D)

Set foot in the remote reaches of northern South Australia to witness an unforgettable Outback sunrise as part of The Ghan’s dawn short stop at Marla. After brunch on board, The Ghan arrives in Alice Springs. You have time to look around the town or enjoy an Off Train Experience (reservations may be made on-board the train). Re-board the train and enjoy the desert scenery as you continue your journey north.

Overnight: The Ghan

Day 4:

THE GHAN - KATHERINE & DARWIN (B,L)

Arrive in Katherine and choose from several Off Train Experiences, including a boat cruise on the famous Katherine Gorge or a coach tour of the town and surrounds. Re-board The Ghan to continue the journey north through the lush countryside of the Top End. Arrive in Darwin and transfer by coach to your hotel for the next three nights. This evening is at leisure for you to explore the city.

Overnight: Rydges Darwin Central

Day 5:

DARWIN - HALF DAY CITY SIGHTS & SUNSET CRUISE (B,D)

After breakfast, head off on a private coach tour of the city – the perfect introduction to Darwin. See the Chinese Temple and the lush Botanical Gardens. Tour the historic sites of the city including East Point Military Precinct, the Stokes Hill Wharf area and the Mooring Basin. There is also time to explore the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory before returning to the hotel by 12:30pm. This afternoon is free to relax or continue exploring the city at your own pace. This evening, transfer to Stokes Hill Wharf for a sunset harbour cruise. The dinner cruise onboard the “Charles Darwin” is a great way to take in the famous Darwin sunset while enjoying a delicious Territory-style meal with Australian seafood and local produce, all in air-conditioned comfort.

Overnight: Rydges Darwin Central

Day 6:

DARWIN - FULL DAY LITCHFIELD TOUR (B,L)

Enjoy breakfast before setting off on a full day tour exploring Litchfield National Park’s spectacular waterfalls and cascades, and the amazing magnetic and cathedral termite mounds. On arrival back in Darwin, return to the hotel or be dropped at Mindil Beach Markets. Renowned for awesome sunsets over the sea, the markets boast over 200 stalls offering delicious food and specialty arts and crafts. Pick up a souvenir of your trip before making your own way back to the hotel (a 10 minute taxi ride).

Overnight: Rydges Darwin Central

Day 7:

DARWIN DEPARTURE (B)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Darwin Airport for your onward journey. If you plan to extend your stay in the Northern Territory, we suggest a day tour to Kakadu National Park. Please ask us for more details.

(B = breakfast, BR = brunch, L = lunch, D = dinner)

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