The Ghan In the Green

The Ghan In the Green

Join this fully escorted tour on one of the great train journeys of the world. Travel from Adelaide to Darwin via Alice Springs and Katherine.

Join this fully escorted tour on one of the great train journeys of the world. Travel through a rich diversity of Australian landscapes in the comfort of your private cabin or relaxing in the lounge. Sightsee in Alice Springs and Katherine on included tours that you can arrange with the wonderful Ghan crew once on board.


All Coach

7 days


Ultimate Experiences

• Join a group on this iconic train journey

• See the sights in Darwin and the waterfalls and landscapes of Litchfield National Park

• Enjoy free standard beverages on the train during bar hours

• Take advantage of free Off Train Excursions

• Receive Gold Service on the Ghan 



• Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

• Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane area*

• Pickup and return locations throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney

• Flights

• 14 quality meals

• Entries and attractions as shown

• Modern luxury tour coach

• Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Hostess


*As per conditions


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Day 1

Home – Adelaide
Fly into Adelaide for your overnight stay as we prepare for one of the Australia’s great train journeys.


Day 2

The Ghan – Departing Adelaide
Step aboard the legendary Ghan, taking time to acquaint yourself with the friendly staff and your cabin. Once you’ve settled in and the big wheels start turning, make your way to the classically styled Queen Adelaide Restaurant carriage for a delicious lunch. Watch the rolling pastoral lands of South Australia merge into rugged mallee scrub and marvel as the spectacular Flinders Ranges disappear into the horizon. This evening, join back together for dinner, and as darkness falls outside the train’s windows, talk inevitably turns to the impressive outback gourmet menu.

B, L, D

Day 3

The Ghan – In Alice Springs
Witness an unforgettable outback sunrise at our stop in Marla in the remote reaches of South Australia. Back on board, it’s time for brunch. Enjoy a light bite or order something a little
more substantial. After travelling through more incredible outback scenery, arrive in the iconic Alice Springs. Here you can enjoy one of the included Off Train Excursions or choose one of
the optional tours for an additional cost. Visit local landmarks, or take a front row seat at a spectacular bird show at the Desert Park. To fully appreciate this breathtaking part of Australia, you might like to take a helicopter ride over the ancient MacDonnell Ranges. Alternatively, experience a serene camel ride across incredible ochre land or continue further into the interior of Australia and visit the iconic Uluru and Kata Juta. (Please note: Excursions cannot be booked until on board the train. A full list of optional tours available will be provided.) Later today, there’s time to talk through the day’s discoveries with newfound friends before freshening up for dinner.

B, L, D

Day 4

The Ghan – To Darwin
Welcome to Katherine! Endless options await in Katherine. Enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Katherine River gazing in wonder at towering sandstone cliffs. Alternatively, gain an insight into the culture and ways of the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, the Jawoyn people, with an exclusive cultural experience. Spend the day with the Aboriginal people, sharing their culture, learning their ways and trying some of the skills developed over thousands of years. Activities include basket weaving; spear throwing, fire lighting, painting, and learning the Didgeridoo. You can choose to upgrade your excursion with a helicopter or scenic flight over Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Parks. A late lunch awaits back on board as we savour the last few hours of this epic journey. Late afternoon, arrive in the tropical capital city of Darwin.

B, L

Day 5

Morning City Tour – Sunset Dinner Cruise
Sightseeing in the city, visit Cullen Bay, East Point and Charles Darwin National Park. Learn some of the history of the Darwin bombings and Cyclone Tracey. The afternoon is free for you to explore or add an optional tour to your experience. This evening take to the Harbour for a sunset dinner cruise.

Optional tours available (additional cost):
›› Harbour Fishing Charter to Crocosaurus Cove
›› Optional flight over Kakadu
›› Optional flight over Tiwi Islands
Please note optional tours list is a guide only. A full list of tours and pricing will be advised prior to final payment date.
(Prices on optional activities will be finalised and advised in writing prior to final payment due date. All option bookings will be taken at this time. We recommend that all options are booked and paid for as soon as possible after this time as they will be subject to availability and minimum numbers being met.)

B, D

Day 6

Litchfield National Park and Farewell Dinner
Enjoy a full day in the tranquil wilderness area of Litchfield National Park with its picturesque waterfalls cascading off the Tabletop Range. Native birds, butterflies and termite mounds can be glimpsed on the short walks available at Wangi Falls and Florence Falls.

B, L, D

Day 7

Darwin – Home
Spend the morning sightseeing prior to your flight home, where our staff will have your transfers arranged.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE: $4,899 per person

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER: $4,799 per person

Single Supplement available @ $149 extra


BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS - as per detailed itinerary

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Name Address Contact Details
Belmont Shops S Bus Stop on Pacific Hwy (Southbound) near
Marshall Property, Belmont
Charlestown Smart St Bus Zone in Smart St outside Presbyterian Church
(opposite library car park), Charlestown
Doyalson Wentworth Ave S Bus stop past RSL Club (Southbound)
Cnr Pacific Hwy & Wentworth Ave, Doyalson
Home pickups Taxi home pickups and returns are provided.
Contact us to see if your address is included.
Hornsby Railway Station Hornsby Railway Station. Pickup at the bottom of
the bus rank, near roundabout opp hotel
Kariong Information Ctr At Kariong Information Centre car park,
The Avenue, Kariong
New Lambton Wests S Bus Stop on Hobart Rd near Harker Oval
across from Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton
Swansea Blackswan S Bus stop approaching Blackswan Waterfront Motel
on Pacific Hwy (Southbound), Swansea
Sydney Domestic Airport Sydney Domestic Airport - Meet at Qantas Groups
Check-in located on ground floor at Terminal 3.
Thornton AAJ Depot All Australian Journeys - Thornton Depot
3 Woodford Place, Thornton
Tuggerah Westfield Bus stop near cinemas at the back of
Westfield Shopping Centre, Tuggerah
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