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The Ghan - Great Australian Rail Journey
Adelaide - Alice Springs - Darwin

The Ghan

Adelaide – Alice Springs – Darwin

Embark on the ultimate rail adventure through the heart of Australia aboard one of the world’s greatest train journeys traversing Australia from North to South.  From the tropics of the Top End to the ancient Red Centre and South Australia’s rich food and wine bowl, immerse yourself in the intriguing history, colorful characters and awe-inspiring vistas that embody the Australian Outback.  

Marvel at the spectacular Australian landscapes from fertile countryside surrounding Adelaide to the rusty hues of the Red Centre, onto the tropical splendor of the Top End. The Ghan is the ultimate journey through the heart of the continent.

From 2015/16, all journeys on The Ghan include special short stops, taking guests to the country’s most remote locations for the ultimate Outback sunrise or sunset experience. Selected journeys now also feature touring in the fascinating underground town of Coober Pedy.

The Ghan Journeys available (Choose from Red, Gold or Platinum Service):
Adelaide to Darwin
Adelaide to Alice Springs
Adelaide to Coober Pedy

Alice Springs to Adelaide
Alice Springs to Darwin
Alice Springs to Coober Pedy

Darwin to Alice Springs  
Darwin to Coober Pedy
Darwin to Adelaide

Platinum and Gold Service all-inclusive fares offering all on-board dining, a selection of premium beverages and a range of complimentary Off Train Excursions at key stops along the journey.
For more information on fares, routings and services please call one of our expert Travel Advisors

The Ghan Off Train Experiences – Discover More of Outback Australia

From 1 April 2015, guests of The Ghan can enjoy two types of Off Train Experiences - Short Stops and Off Train Excursions, both are included in all Platinum and Gold Service fares.   

Short Stops allow guests to leave the train for up to two hours to connect with remote Outback destinations during the magnificent hours of sunrise and sunset.   On The Ghan, short stops are scheduled for Marla and Manguri in the far northern reaches of South Australia (depending on direction of travel).
Off Train Excursions offer extended stops of between two and six hours at key destinations. Guests are invited to undertake a selection of organized tours as part of their rail holiday.   On The Ghan, Off Train  Excursions are available at Katherine and Alice Springs. The four-day Ghan, operating Darwin to Adelaide between May and August 2015, also includes a full day excursion in the fascinating underground mining town of Coober Pedy.

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Please call our travel specialists for current pricing information.

(*) Prices are US Dollars per person.