Experience the Ghan between Alice Springs and Darwin, with 3 nights before in Alice Springs with an Alice Springs city tour, and then 3 nights in Darwin with a Darwin coach tour. Explore the Red Centre and the Top End at your own pace while also travelling on the Ghan between Alice Springs and Darwin. Enjoy a tour of Alice Springs and 2 days to explore the town before joining the Ghan for your onward journey to Darwin. Once in Darwin enjoy a tour of the city and 2 days to do as you please before flying home. Themes include: Northern Territory, Departs from Darwin, Ghan, Luxury Coach, Returns from Katherine. + Show more
Ghan Train Alice Springs to Darwin (Gold Service)
All Flights (home to Alice Springs and Darwin to home)
3 Nights Accommodation in Alice Springs
3 Nights Accommodation in Darwin
1 Night Gold Cabin Accommodation on Ghan
All meals onboard Ghan, FREE beverages, FREE toiletries kit, Cabin
Steward service, in-cabin music and commentary, use of ‘Outback Explorer Lounge
All Ghan Off-Train Excursions & Activities (eg Katherine)
Ghan 90th Birthday Celebration Surprises (special extras if you travel June, July or Aug 2019)
Alice Springs Luxury Coach Tour
Darwin Coach Tour
Meet and Greet Personalised Return Transfers (Train Station, Hotel and Airport)
FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 Value)
The GhanAlice SpringsKatherine DarwinRoyal Flying Doctor ServiceSchool of the AirTimor SeaHistoric Telegraph StationCullen Bay MarinaMindil Beach Sunset MarketsMacDonnell RangesMitchell Street restaurants and cafesWorld War II Oil Storage TunnelsSpectacular panoramic 360-degree view from the summit of Anzac HillSimpson DesertCyclone Tracy MuseumAlice Springs Reptile CentreCharles Darwin National ParkFannie BayUSS Peary Memorial Darwin Botanic GardensNorthern Territory Parliament HouseNational Pioneer Women's Hall of FameOld Ghan Train MuseumOlive Pink Botanic GardensTodd MallContemporary Aboriginal ArtTodd RiverCultural PrecinctThe 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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DAY 1 Welcome to Alice Springs
As you arrive into the Red Centre of Australia you can still sense the strong pioneering outback spirit of Alice Springs. You will be personally met at the airport by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to your hotel. You can relax and use the rest of the day to explore your hotel and its facilities, perhaps take a stroll around the neighbourhood and central Alice Springs.
Meet and Greet Personalised Arrival Transfer, Overnight Accommodation.
DAY 2 Alice Springs Luxury Coach Tour
Your Central Australian adventure starts off today by exploring the modern face of the historic pioneer town of Alice Springs, famous for Afghan cameleers, gold-diggers, flying doctor base, school of the air, The Ghan train and the Aboriginal Arrernte people who have lived here for 20,000 years.
Enjoy our 4.5 hour luxury coach tour with great informative commentary from our experienced local guide. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Historic Telegraph Station, School of the Air, Anzac Hill and Alice Springs Reptile Centre. You will also get a great orientation of thriving Alice Springs, touring through the town and seeing the other main attractions such as the Cultural Precinct, National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame, Road Transport Hall of Fame, Old Ghan Train Museum, Olive Pink Botanic Gardens and Todd Mall. Enjoy some free time. Perhaps explore some more of Alice Springs or just relax in your hotel, taking advantage of the great facilities.
Alice Springs Luxury Coach Tour, Overnight Accommodation.
DAY 3 Explore Alice Springs
Today explore and discover Alice Springs at your own pace.
DAYS 4-5 Ghan Alice Springs to Darwin
You will be personally met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred to the Ghan railway station to continue your journey to Darwin.
Alice Springs to Darwin is a journey through some of Australia's most breathtaking and beautiful scenery, the vast desert plains, red earth and blue skies, ochre mountains weathered and worn, a land sacred to the indigenous Aboriginal people steeped in Dreamtime fable, as you head north the terrain changes you're entering tropical Northern Territory, red hues turn to vibrant emerald, lush greenery and balmy weather welcome you to your destination Darwin.
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When you arrive into Darwin you can sense the cosmopolitan and thriving atmosphere of this historic tropical north Australian city. You will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the Ghan railway station to your hotel. You can relax and use the rest of the day to explore your hotel and its facilities, perhaps take a stroll around the neighbourhood and central Darwin.
Meet and Greet Personalised Rail Transfer, 1 Night Gold Service Cabin on the Ghan, 1 Breakfasts,1 Lunches ,1 Dinners, Luxury Katherine Gorge Tour, Meet and Greet Personalised Rail Transfer, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
DAY 6 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 of 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.
Darwin Coach Tour, Overnight Accommodation.
DAY 7 Explore Darwin
Today explore and discover Darwin at your own pace.
DAY 8 Say Goodbye to Darwin
Time to say goodbye to beautiful tropical Darwin, your fellow travellers and friendly hotel hosts. You will be personally met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from your hotel to the airport for your flight home.
Meet and Greet Personalised Departure Transfer.
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.
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.
Alice Springs and Darwin Hotel Included
You have 3 choices of accommodation in Alice Springs and Darwin. Our "Good Standard" central Alice Springs and 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.
Airport and Rail Transfers Included
You will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport on arrival in Alice Springs to your hotel, from your hotel to the railway station, from the railway station on arrival in Darwin to your hotel and 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:
Katherine: Choose from a selection of included tour and gorge cruise options.
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book
You receive the FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book that includes $500 value of discounts and bonuses throughout Darwin and Northern Territory at shops, restaurants attractions, wineries etc. It's a great way to save even more on your Northern Territory holiday.
The Ghan in Detail
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The legendary Ghan... This remarkable journey connects Darwin and Adelaide, travelling through the red heart of Australia. The contrast of the opulent Ghan journeying through the rugged outback is a memory you will treasure. From Adelaide witness South Australia's rolling green hills gradually change to the ochre red of the Flinders Ranges, then travel through the Red Centre to Alice Springs, before reaching the tropical Top End through Katherine to Darwin. You will feel the true spirit of our ancient land. Enjoy the off-train touring and activities. Savour the delicious food and wines.
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Platinum Service 1190*$
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 $1190 per person. All packages can be upgraded to include luxurious Platinum Service, simply ask.
Ghan Total Territory "All-Inclusive" Upgrade1602*$
Upgrade to the “All-Inclusive” package and enjoy the following: 2 extra nights in Adelaide (5 nights accommodation in total), 2 extra nights in Darwin (5 nights accommodation in total), daily breakfast , 9 Luxury Day Tours: Alice Springs city tour, Ayers Rock (Uluru) Luxury Coach Tour, West MacDonnells Luxury Coach Tour, Palm Valley 4WD Tour, Darwin city tour, Special Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise, Kakadu National Park Luxury Coach Tour, Jumping Crocodiles Cruise, Litchfield National Park Luxury Coach Tour and 5 Lunches, 2 Morning Teas and 2 Dinners including Special Ayers Rock Sunset Dinner and Darwin Harbour Dinner Cruise from just $1602 per person more.