Ghan to Darwin with 5 nights in Darwin and a Darwin city tour. Experience the Ghan and discover Darwin in this 7 day package to the Top End. Marvel at the spectacular landscapes as you journey across the Red Centre in your Gold Service cabin before having time to explore Darwin at your own pace. Themes include: South Australia, Northern Territory, Departs from Adelaide, Ghan, Returns from Adelaide. + Show more
Ghan Train Adelaide to Darwin (Gold Service)
All Flights (e.g. home to Adelaide & Darwin to home)
5 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)
Ghan 90th Birthday Celebration Surprises (special extras if you travel June, July or Aug 2019)
Darwin Coach Tour
Meet and Greet Personalised Return Transfers (Train Station, Hotel and Airport)
FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 Value discounts and bonuses in Northern Territory)
The GhanAlice SpringsKatherine DarwinTimor SeaCullen Bay MarinaMindil Beach Sunset MarketsMitchell Street restaurants and cafesWorld War II Oil Storage TunnelsCyclone Tracy MuseumCharles Darwin National ParkFannie BayUSS Peary Memorial Darwin Botanic GardensNorthern Territory Parliament HouseThe EsplanadeDarwin Convention CentreLyons CottageEast Point ReserveLake AlexanderCavanagh Street (old China Town)Chinese TempleStokes HillFort Hill WharfTrendy Darwin WharfBicentennial ParkNT Government House
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Ghan Adelaide to Alice Springs to Darwin
Experience Orient Express style luxury contrasting against the raw beauty of the Red Centre onboard the legendary Ghan, and then discover balmy tropical Darwin for 5 nights. Immerse yourself in this ancient land and feel the true spirit of Australia.
Our Ghan and Darwin holiday package will leave you with an indelible impression. Travel north through the heart of Australia, cutting your way through South Australia and the Red Centre to the Top End. From Adelaide marvel as South Australia's rolling green hills and sweeping planes change to the ochre red Australian outback and the see the handsome Flinders Ranges, before travelling to the Red Centre, Alice Springs, Katherine and then to tropical northern Australia and Darwin. Plus you have stop and discover experiences in Alice Springs and Katherine. Ghan operations began in 1878, however it took a further 130 years of 'planning' for the final stage of the line to Darwin to be constructed in 2004 - creating one of the world's most amazing train journeys. The Adelaide-Darwin railway line now has 14 stations and is 2,979 km (1,851 miles) long. In Darwin you have plenty of time to relax in the warmth and explore our northern city.
This very popular Ghan package includes your luxurious "Gold Service" private cabin and all meals onboard the train, your flight home, 5 nights Darwin hotel accommodation, Darwin Coach Tour, transfers and more. 7 Day Package from Alice Springs, 8 Day Package from Adelaide.
Darwin Coach 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 129,062 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 our magnificent and vibrant Top End.
Your Coach Tour today includes: see Smith Street Mall, Mitchell Street (restaurants and cafes), St Mary's Cathedral, Cavanagh Street (old China Town), Chinese Temple, Stokes Hill, Fort Hill Wharf, Trendy Darwin Wharf precinct on the harbor, World War II oil storage tunnel, Christ Church Cathedral, Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, Government House, Parliament House, Bicentennial Park, The Esplanade, Casino Mindil Beach (Darwin's famous market is located here). Visit the Museum & Art Gallery. Learn about Cyclone Tracy (mother nature's hand in changing this city). See the upmarket Fannie Bay and Darwin Botanical Gardens. Spot for wallabies in the grasslands.
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 the Ultimate 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 Accommodation 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
On arrival into Adelaide airpot, you will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred to the Ghan railway station. You will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative at the Darwin Ghan railway station and transferred your Darwin hotel and at the end of your NT adventure met and transferred from your hotel to the airport to meet your flight home.
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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Platinum Service 1210*$
Upgrade to Platinum Service to join a select group of passengers that will experience the very best in luxury train travel onboard the Ghan including the new and exclusive Platinum Club Car.
Platinum Service includes: Spacious private lounge style cabins, premium ensuite cabin with twin or double bed, panoramic views to each side, personalised cabin steward service, private transfers to and from your journey (up to 50kms), generous luggage limit (3 x 25kg), the new and exclusive Platinum Club Car, Outback Explorer Lounge and Queen Adelaide Restaurant access, Off Train Excursions, all onboard meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner, breakfast served to you in your cabin if you choose (new regional based menu), standard wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks are also included.
The indulgent Platinum Service cabins are nearly twice the size of Gold Service cabins and come with premium fittings. The large panoramic windows give you the best seats onboard the Ghan plus you have an interior window to give you views of both sides of the train at the same time. During the day, your cabin will be configured as a private lounge, with deluxe lounge seating, a table and two ottomans. By night, it is converted to a comfortable bedroom, with either a double bed or twin beds. Platinum Upgrades start at $1210 per person. All packages can be upgraded to include luxurious Platinum Service, simply ask.
Ghan Expedition Upgrade850*$
The Ultimate Ghan Experience. Upgrade to the ultimate “Ghan Expedition” for a special extended 4 day train journey allowing you to stop and really immerse yourself in some of the most remote yet captivating parts of Australia in style and luxury. Extras Include: extra night aboard The Ghan, extended off-train excursions and special BBQ dinner in Alice Springs, immersive Katherine touring/cruising options, full day in Coober Pedy where touring options come with gourmet lunch. The additional time taken creates an incredible, one-of-a-kind Ghan experience. The popular Ghan Expedition (4 day, 3 nights) operates from Darwin to Adelaide only between April to October for 2018 and 2019; and also March 2020. All touring options included in the price. Upgrade your package to incorporate the amazing “Ghan Expedition” from just $850 per person more.
Add 3 Luxury Day Tours, daily breakfast, 2 lunches and special dinner from just $601 per person. See "Similar Packages" below for the Ghan to Darwin "All-Inclusive" package. Or Simply Ask.
“Deluxe” Hotel Upgrade (4 star)100*$
The "Deluxe" hotel option has superior facilities, stylish room and first class service (typically 4 stars). Upgrade this package to 5 nights in a "Deluxe" Darwin hotel, from just $100 per person.
“Luxury” Hotel Upgrade (5 star)200*$
The “Luxury” hotel option is upscale with a more luxurious feel for the discerning traveller and great for celebrating an anniversary (typically 5 stars). Upgrade this package to 5 nights in a "Luxury" Darwin hotel, from just $100 per person.