The Ghan

  The Ghan, South Australia, Northern Territory The Ghan, South Australia, Northern Territory

One night and two days. Roll from the deep green pastures of the South into rich red outback splendour.

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Tour TypeTrip NameNo. DaysTour DetailsPrices
RailUltimate Outback Rail Journey7 On ApplicationFrom $3,499.00

The Ghan, South Australia, Northern Territory

The Ghan has been traversing the heart of Australia for more than eighty years. Now it’s your turn to explore Australia’s vast and remote ‘Red Centre’ and the tropical splendour of the Top End with our Fully Escorted rail tours departing from Adelaide. The Ghan is now all inclusive for Gold Service Guests. Travelling in Gold Service on The Ghan is the stylish way to see Central Australia, with your choice of either a Twin Cabin or Single Cabin. Gold Service guests dine in the classically styled Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car. Each meal offers a choice of fine food, carefully prepared for you by the onboard 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.

Day 1: Arrive AdelaideUpon arrival at Adelaide Airport transfer by private vehicle to your accommodation for the evening. Enjoy a 2 course welcome dinner with the tour leader and fellow travellers at the hotel this evening.
Overnight: Crowne Plaza Adelaide
Day 2: Adelaide – The GhanAfter breakfast, transfer to the Adelaide Parklands Terminal. It’s all aboard as The Legendary Ghan departs for Alice Springs at 12:15pm.
After boarding, your first day on The Ghan begins with a light lunch in the Restaurant Car as you travel north towards Spencer Gulf and Port Augusta. Settle into your Gold Service sleeper cabin or enjoy a drink with new found friends in the Outback Explorer Lounge.
Overnight: The Ghan
Day 3: The Ghan – Alice Springs 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 excursion tour (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 In the morning, stopover in Katherine and choose from several off train excursion Tours, including a boat cruise on the famous Katherine Gorge or a coach tour of the town and surrounds. At 1pm re-board The Ghan for your journey north through the lush, Top End countryside before arriving in Darwin at 5:30pm. You will be transferred by private coach to your accommodation.
Overnight 3 Nights: Hilton Darwin
Day 5: Darwin – Half Day City Sights & Sunset CruiseAfter breakfast, depart the hotel for a Darwin city sights tour by private coach. See the Chinese Temple and the lush Botanical Gardens. Tour the historic sites of the city including East Point Military Precinct, 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 evening transfer via shuttle bus to Stokes Hill Wharf, for your sunset harbour cruise. The Dinner Cruise aboard the “Charles Darwin” is a great way to get a bird’s eye view of the famous Darwin Sunset whilst enjoying a delicious Territory style buffet with Australian seafood and local produce all in air-conditioned comfort. This two-hour cruise on the “Charles Darwin’s” Captains Deck (main Deck) also includes great commentary and offers the best value for money dinner cruise on Darwin harbour.
Day 6: Darwin – Full Day Litchfield Tour After breakfast, join the full day Litchfield Waterfalls tour. Spend the day exploring Litchfield National Park’s spectacular waterfalls and cascades and see the amazing magnetic and cathedral termite mounds. Return to Darwin at the end of the day for a free night.
Day 7: Depart DarwinEnjoy breakfast at the hotel before being transferred to Darwin Airport.
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunch, 4 Dinners
Transport: Return airport transfers
Accommodation: 4 nights Hotels, 2 night aboard The Ghan
Activities: Darwin City Sights Tour, Charles Darwin Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise, Litchfield Waterfalls Tour