Adelaide to Darwin
Departing Adelaide, travel through the Red Centre, experiencing Australia at its dramatic best on a three-day journey on The Ghan. Watch the landscape change from verdant greens to arid plans, where the colours of the outback saturate the landscape. Stop in Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine to learn about the history, culture, natural beauty and significance of each remote outpost as you travel on this legendary train.
Highlights and Inclusions
- 3 days / 2 nights aboard The Ghan, travelling from Adelaide to Darwin
- All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages
- A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines
- Immersive Off Train Experiences in Marla, Alice Springs, and Katherine
- Cruise the Nitmiluk Gorge or learn more about Katherine’s ancient Indigenous rock paintings
|CABIN||FARE TYPE||Mar - Apr & Sep - Nov||May - Aug|
|Gold Premium Twin||Advance Purchase||$3,490||$3,790|
|Gold Premium Twin||Everyday||$3,990||$4,390|
|Gold Premium Twin||Flexible||$4,490||$4,890|
|GOLD TWIN||ADVANCE PURCHASE||$2,890||$3,190|
|GOLD SINGLE||ADVANCE PURCHASE||$2,590||$2,890|
Board The Ghan in Adelaide for an incredible showcase journey of inland Australia. As the train leaves the city heading for the Flinders Ranges and beyond, the dramatic changes in landscape from pastoral land to arid outback scenes will ignite your imagination. Lunch is served on board – this is the first of many superb, chef-prepared gourmet meals, showcasing regional flair and seasonal flavours. Spend the rest of the day settling into life on train and getting to know your fellow travellers, and as afternoon turns to evening, dinner service begins with another chef-prepared gourmet meal and selection of Australian wines, beers and non-alcoholic beverages for you to choose. (L,D)
After your first night enjoying the fine dining and relaxed comfort of this iconic train, you’ll wake to an unforgettable outback sunrise at Marla – a remote outpost 160 kilometres from the Northern Territory border that marks the start of the Oodnadatta Track. With red dirt at your feet and a bonfire warming the morning air, you’ll have some time to appreciate the remote part of Australia you find yourself in.
Reboard the train for brunch and enjoy the magnificent scenery as you make your way onwards to Alice Springs. Here you’ll have a selection of Off Train Experiences to choose from. There’s an experience to suit everyone, from an off-road mountain bike adventure across ochre-coloured earth, to the Alice Explorer tour taking you to the town’s major attractions, a cultural experience at Standley Chasm, meeting the wildlife at the Desert Park, or taking in the astounding beauty of Simpson’s Gap. Alternatively, take it all in from the air, with an optional upgrade helicopter flight.
You’ll return to the train late afternoon where you’ll have time to rest and refresh before dinner is served.(B,L,D)
Your day dawns in the tropical north and when the landscape transforms into rocky gorges and fast-flowing canyon streams, prepare to experience one of the Top End’s most impressive natural wonders on a boat cruise along Nitmiluk Gorge. Making this experience even more memorable is the commentary that explains the significance of Nitmiluk to the Indigenous Jawoyn people and the many stories that celebrate their spiritual connection to the gorge. There is also a helicopter flight upgrade available, for those wishing to see Nitmiluk from an aerial perspective. Alternatively, the Katherine Outback Experience lets you into the lives of those who call the outback home, with a fascinating day of discovery showing what it’s like to live and work on a huge cattle station.
After the day’s activities, you’ll reboard the train and continue to Darwin, where your journey exploring Australia by train concludes. (B,L)