The Ghan Expedition Rail Journey

FREE Hotel Stay in Adelaide

Prices from $4,999 pp

Thunder through ever-changing landscapes encased in the elegance, style and luxury of the Ghan train, during a journey to remember from Darwin to Adelaide.

Your holiday begins in Darwin where you’ll have three nights to explore the capital of Australia’s Northern territory. Daredevils can get up close and personal with a croc at Corocosaurus Cove, or for those who’d prefer to keep their feet on dry land, there’s plenty of museums and galleries where you can learn about Aboriginal culture, or waterfront restaurants and bars to sit back, relax and soak up the atmosphere in. 

Following your stay you’ll board the legendary Ghan train for your journey of discovery to Adelaide. Wind through the MacDonnell Ranges’ rusty red hues and the charms of the South Australian plains, as you tuck into gourmet meals prepared by professional chefs, using locally sourced ingredients so you can enjoy a true taste of the outback. You’ll enjoy included off-train excursions during your journey letting you fully discover destinations such as Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy as you uncover ancient cultural stories and view stunning landscapes as you trail through Australia in style. As dry and dusty outback makes way for golden hills, you’ll know you’ve arrived in Adelaide where you’ll disembark for a three night hotel stay. Sophisticated and multicultural, Adelaide is infused by a curious blend of influences that flavours its restaurants, arts scene, live music calendar and bars.

Duration 9 nights
Departing Jul 2019 - Mar 2020
  • All flights
  • All taxes
  • All-inclusive rail journey
  • Fully escorted tours

Your Experience

  • All flights & taxes
  • 3 night hotel stay in Darwin
  • Fully escorted Litchfield National Park tour
  • Fully escorted Jumping Crocs tour and Nature Adventure
  • 3 night all-inclusive rail journey from Darwin to Adelaide on board The Ghan including off-train excursions and short stops
  • 3 night hotel stay in Adelaide
  • Fully escorted Barossa Valley winery tour
The Ghan Map

Itinerary

Day 1
Darwin - Hotel Stay

The capital of Australia’s Northern Territory is blessed with a cosmopolitan mix of culture and stunning natural scenery. during your three night hotel stay visit Skycity and enjoy a lavish day out by the pool or gambling at the casino. If something more traditional takes your fancy, visit the locals at Crocosaurus Cove, and get a glimpse of Australia up close and personal!

Day 2
Darwin - Hotel Stay and Tour

Just 60 km from Darwin lies the Adelaide River, home to more than 1600 crocodiles and the location of the famous Jumping Crocodiles which you’ll get to see during a Jumping Crocs cruise. The cruise will enable you to see these prehistoric creatures at close range before you continue onwards to the Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre where you’ll enjoy the views over the Marrakai Plains. Finally you’ll stop at the Fogg Damn Nature Reserve where you’ll view a wetland ecosystem up close – a fantastic opportunity to spot birds and other wildlife.

Day 3
Darwin - Hotel Stay and Tour

Litchfield National Park contains several types of typical Top End habitats including lush monsoon forests, termite mounds, unusual rock formations, waterfalls and cascades. First stop of the day is Florence Falls, where you have the opportunity for a scenic walk, or the chance for a swim in the plunge pool below. Travel on to Tolmer Falls for magnificent views of the water cascading down to the deep waterhole at the base of the falls. To finish the day you will visit Wangi Falls, another relaxing spot for a swim. There are many great opportunities for photos of the waterfalls, rock pools and the amazing stand of termite mounds.

Day 4
Darwin - Embark The Ghan

Following your Darwin stay, board the legendary Ghan for your four day journey through the Australian Outback. Friendly staff will lead you to your comfortable private cabin where you'll be able to settle in and admire the view outside your window begins its smooth and spectacular transformation.

Enjoy lunch in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, full of culinary wonders prepared by talents on board chefs. Before you know it, discover the ancient sandstone cliffs of Katherine Gorge where you can soak up the beauty and inspiring silence of the outback.

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Day 5
The Ghan

Wake up to a new view outside our window, in a world which feels miles from home. Watch as the sun rises over the endless outback, as one of the most spectacular views you may ever see!

Following breakfast, arrive in Alice Springs ready for a day of exploration. With the opportunity to indulge in one of the included off train excursions, you'll have ample time to discover everything on offer. 

Day 6
The Ghan

Arrive in the middle of nowhere as your train stops in Manguri. Here, a friendly tour guide awaits where you will be whisked away to the opal mining capital of Coober Pedy. Venture into the tunnels and caves of this underground town, where you'll get an insight into how many individuals live. 

Following your exciting tour, jump back on board to prepare for your final evening on The Ghan. Dine in style, meet and share stories with new found friends or simple wind down in the comfort of your cabin.

Day 7
Adelaide - Disembark The Ghan and Hotel Stay

Sophisticated and multicultural, Adelaide is infused by a curious blend of influences that flavours its restaurants, arts scene, live music calendar and fashionable bars. 

Day 8
Adelaide - Hotel Stay and Tour

This world-renowned wine region is a must see for wine lovers visiting Adelaide. Full of history, this region is home to over 80 cellar doors. Visit one of the oldest vineyards in the world, with Shiraz vines planted in 1843. Enjoy up to four wineries / cellar doors and be guided through the wine tasting experience by passionate vignerons. Two wine regions combine to make up the Barossa Valley; Eden Valley for amazing Riesling and cool climate wines and Barossa Valley, home to some of the world’s best Shiraz as well as Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon Mataro, Semillon and Chardonnay. Barossa Valley also has a long relationship with fortified wines with many cellar doors offering outstanding tawny port!

Day 9
Adelaide - Hotel Stay

From visiting Adelaide Central Markets, to admiring the familiar animals at Adelaide Zoo, there's plenty to see and do during your stay here. As the fifth most populous city of Australia, you'll be spoilt with a buzzing city vibe and fabulous night life. 

Day 10
Fly Home

Prices

July 2019 Gold Single from $5,999
August 2019 Gold Single from $5,499
March 2020 Gold Twin from $4,999
March 2020 Gold Single from $5,499

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