Ghan to Darwin and 2 nights accommodation in Darwin. Experience the majesty of the Ghan in this package to Darwin. Experience all-inclusive luxury onboard the Ghan and discover the tropical city of Darwin. Themes include: South Australia, Northern Territory, Departs from Adelaide, Ghan, Returns from Darwin. + Show more
Ghan Train Adelaide to Darwin (Gold Service)
All Flights (e.g. home to Adelaide & Darwin to home)
2 Nights Accommodation in Darwin
2 Nights Gold Cabin Accommodation on Ghan (1 night ex Alice Springs)
All meals onboard Ghan, FREE beverages throughout your journey, FREE toiletries kit, Cabin Steward service, in-cabin music and commentary, use of "Outback Explorer Lounge"
All Ghan Off-Train Excursions & Activities (eg Alice Springs, Katherine, Marla, Manguri)
Transfers from train station to your Hotel & Hotel to airport transfers
FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 Value discounts and bonuses in Northern Territory)
The GhanAlice SpringsKatherine Arafura SeaCullen Bay MarinaMindil Beach Sunset MarketsMitchell Street restaurants and cafesDarwinThe EsplanadeCavanagh Street (old China Town)Darwin Convention CentreEast Point ReserveKatherine GorgeWorld War II Oil Storage TunnelsCyclone Tracy Museum
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DAYS 1–3 Ghan Adelaide to Alice Springs to Darwin
The Ghan derives its unusual name from the 19th century Afghan camel drivers who helped open up Australia's harsh and remote interior, a 2979 km journey on this legendary train from elegant Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia to laid-back and cosmopolitan Darwin in the Northern Territory via the famed outback town of Alice Springs is one of the world's great railway adventures, a coast to coast journey through Australia's famed red centre which showcases Australia's dazzling contrasts of landscapes and climate.
As you step aboard the Ghan in Adelaide at the start of your romantic railway journey you're greeted by a friendly and informative member of staff who will escort you to your comfortable air-conditioned cabin that will be your home for the duration of your unforgettable journey, once you're accustomed to your new surroundings head to the elegant Queen Adelaide Restaurant carriage for a mouth-watering lunch accompanied by a glass or two of fine wine. As the Ghan rolls out of Adelaide green rolling hills and fertile pastoral lands make way to tough mallee scrub, pass through coastal towns, remote railway towns and huge swathes of ancient Aboriginal lands where indigenous tribes have maintained a connection with this mystical land for millennia, the morning sees the Ghan cross the border into Northern Territory where you can take in the splendour of the multi-hued vistas, the ochre earth and cerulean skies and incredible outback scenery and enjoy morning tea before your arrival in the iconic outback town of Alice Springs.
As you disembark the Ghan in 'Alice' a wealth of opportunities await you, take in the spectacular bird-show at the Desert Park, visit the Pioneer Women's Memorial and see the recently renovated Royal Flying Doctor Service and enjoy sensational views over the town from atop Anzac Hill. Back on board the Ghan exchange tales and experiences with fellow passengers and prepare yourself for the evening's sumptuous dinner in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, then it's back to your comfortable cabin and a well earned rest. As the Ghan rolls into the Top End the vibrant landscape mellows into subtropical greenery, an off-train excursion in the charming town of Katherine offers opportunity to experience the wonder of the sensational Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk), a few hours later you reboard the Ghan for the final leg of your trip, the Ghan rolls into tropical Darwin at 5.30 pm giving you ample time to enjoy the harbour, restaurants and bars of this vibrant Top End city.
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Note: passengers embarking in Alice Springs join on Day 2.
2 Nights Gold Service Cabin on the Ghan (1 Night ex Alice Springs), 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners, Luxury Alice Springs Coach Tour (Adelaide to Darwin customers only), Luxury Katherine Gorge Tour.
DAYS 3-4 Explore Darwin
The vibrant city of Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory has a wealth of exciting things to see and do, get a taste of the city on a visit to Mindil Beach Markets, sail Darwin's fabulous harbour, enjoy outdoor festivals, art precincts and waterside restaurants, the city is also the gateway to sensational Litchfield National Park and the Tiwi Islands.
DAY 5 Say Goodbye to Darwin
Depart Darwin for your journey home.
Inclusions Onboard The Ghan
Relax in your private Gold Service Cabin and watch the red heart of Australia pass by through your large window. Enjoy all meals onboard the Ghan in the stylish Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car (flexible times, hearty breakfasts, two course lunches, three course dinners). Your package includes FREE soft drinks, beers, high-quality standard wines, base spirits, tea and coffee throughout your journey on board. You will also receive a FREE toiletries kit. You have Cabin Steward service, in-cabin music and detailed journey commentary (available from your cabin sound system) and you will love the cosy but exclusive atmosphere of the Outback Explorer Lounge. Your package includes Gold Service but can be upgrade to Platinum Service.
Upgrade to Platinum Service: Experience the luxury of larger cabin space (twice the size of a Gold Service Twin Cabin) along with private Platinum Transfers, in-cabin breakfasts and access to the exclusive new Platinum Lounge and Restaurant. See Upgrade Options below for details.
Upgrade to Ghan Expedition: Savour the Ghan experience with this extended Ghan journey. The epic Ghan Expedition special departures have four days of leisurely and immersive off-train experiences, adding an extra day. See Upgrade Options below for details.
This package includes all flights as detailed below in the price section (including all fees, levies and taxes). However, we can tailor this package to include our special discounted 'package only' airfares from anywhere. Simply let us know.
Darwin Hotel Included
You have 3 choices of accommodation in Darwin. Our "Good Standard" central Darwin hotel has great facilities, a comfortable room and friendly service (typically 3.5 stars). Alternatively, why not treat yourself? The "Deluxe" hotel has superior facilities, stylish room and first class service (typically 4 stars). The “Luxury” hotel is upscale with a more luxurious feel for the discerning traveller and great for celebrating an anniversary (typically 5 stars).
The package is priced on the "Good Standard" option. See Optional Upgrades below for more details, or simply ask.
Rail and Airport Transfers Included
You will be transferred from the Ghan railway station on arrival in Darwin to your Darwin hotel. You will also be transferred from your hotel to Darwin airport for your journey home.
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book
You receive the FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book that includes $500 value of discounts and bonuses throughout Darwin and Northern Territory at shops, restaurants attractions, wineries etc. It's a great way to save even more on your Northern Territory holiday.
All Off-Train Excursions & Activities Included
This package includes all Off-Train activities with various touring options:
Alice Springs:Choose from a selection of included tour options. (Upgrade to the Ghan Expedition and also experience the Outback Pioneer Dinner)
Katherine:Choose from a selection of included tour and gorge cruise options.
Marla (Ghan Classic Adelaide to Darwin): Disembark to enjoy a light breakfast and tea or coffee in this remote and tiny enclave.
Manguri (Ghan Classic Darwin to Adelaide): Disembark to enjoy a nightcap, served with premium chocolate, by the light of an Outback bonfire.
Coober Pedy (Ghan Expedition upgrade): Full day in Coober Pedy. Tour the tunnels and caves of this underground town, visit the underground Serbian Orthodox church, see Umoona Opal Mine, enjoy a gourmet underground lunch and visit the Breakaways stunning outback moonscape.
The Ghan in Detail
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The legendary Ghan... This remarkable journey connects Darwin and Adelaide, travelling through the red heart of Australia. The contrast of the opulent Ghan journeying through the rugged outback is a memory you will treasure. From Adelaide witness South Australia's rolling green hills gradually change to the ochre red of the Flinders Ranges, then travel through the Red Centre to Alice Springs, before reaching the tropical Top End through Katherine to Darwin. You will feel the true spirit of our ancient land. Enjoy the off-train touring and activities. Savour the delicious food and wines.
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