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The Ghan - Darwin to Alice Springs

2 Day Rail Journey - from £535

An unforgettable journey through the heart of Australia’s Northern Territory, from the lush tropical greenery of the Top End to vast desert landscapes of the Red Centre.

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Your Rail Journey

This northern section of the legendary Ghan Railway was only completed in 2004, 75 years after the original Adelaide to Alice Springs service began. The route follows the first ever telegraph line from Adelaide to Darwin and passes through the old outback settlements of Tennant Creek and Katherine. At Katherine there is an off-train excursion to cruise the famous gorge or enjoy a scenic flight over the impressive Katherine River.

If you are heading south, choose to break your journey at Alice Springs for one of our inclusive Ayers Rock and Red Centre Explorers. For travel in April-October and March your southbound journey cannot be broken in Alice Springs. You will need to continue on to Adelaide on the extended Ghan Expedition.

Gold Service Travel

  • Twin bunk cabin accommodation by night
  • Two seater lounge cabin by day
  • En suite facilities (Twin cabins only)
  • All inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
  • Drinks including Australian wines, beers and spirits
  • Off train excursions
  • 60kg luggage allowance per guest

Platinum Service Travel

  • Double / twin bed cabin accommodation
  • Two seater lounge cabin by day
  • Full size en suite facilities
  • All inclusive dinning in the Platinum Club Car
  • Drinks including Australian wines, beers and spirits
  • Off train excursions
  • 90kg luggage allowance per guest
  • Platinum transfers at the start and end of your journeys


Alice Springs to Darwin (Year round)

Departs: 1815 Monday
Arrives: 1730 Tuesday
Outback Experience: Katherine


Darwin to Alice Springs (Nov – Feb)

Departs: 1000 Wednesday
Arrives: 0910 Thursday
Outback Experience: Katherine

2 Day Rail Journey - from £535

Gold Service Sleeper – WAS from £639
Platinum Service Sleeper – from £1285

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Prices shown are per person based on 2 people travelling sharing a cabin.
The Ghan does not operate Dec & Jan.
For 2019/20 an additional departure on a Thursday will be added between Alice Springs - Darwin between Jun - Aug.

Australia Rail Journeys

Watch Australia unfold in front of your eyes as you travel in style on an epic rail journey. Coast to coast or city to city, there is no better way to travel:

Gold Service – Twin or single sleeper cabins that convert to a comfortable sitting room by day. Gold Service includes access to the private lounge car, all meals and drinks and complimentary toiletries. Twin cabins are also en suite.

Platinum Service – The ultimate way to travel. Spacious double or twin cabins with large picture windows and a cabin steward to attend to your every need. All meals and drinks and hotel transfers are included.


Between the 4th April – 24 October 2018 and March 2019 the Ghan will be running a continuous 3 night/4 day expedition with more leisurely stops at Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy combined with unique local experiences.

Enjoy a full day and outback BBQ dinner under the stars in Alice Springs. There is even the opportunity to upgrade to a scenic flight over Ayers Rock during your time here (£699 per person)

A stop in Coober Pedy will give you a unique insight into this underground mining town with lunch in an underground setting included.

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