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The Great Ghan: Expedition Darwin - Adelaide

The Great Ghan: Expedition Darwin - Adelaide

Join this 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 relax in the lounge. Enjoy sightseeing in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy, before arriving in Adelaide.

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6 days



  • Choice between Nitmiluk Gorge’s powerful natural wonders and rich Indigenous culture, or a glimpse authentic outback life with a horse and working dog demonstration

  • A spectacular dinner under the stars at the historic Telegraph Station, Alice Springs

  • All-inclusive meals, fine wines and beverages onboard

  • Receive Gold Service on the Ghan (or upgrade to Platinum at own expense)


  • Gold Twin Cabin – with ensuite

  • Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane and Hunter areas*

  • Off train experiences in Katherine, Alice Springs, Coober Pedy and Manguri

  • Flights

  • 14 quality meals

  • Attentive Tour Host



*Refer to full itinerary for Booking Conditions


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Day 1

Home – Darwin
Your tour begins with a flight to Darwin, where we will take a short town tour before checking into our accommodation for the night.


Day 2

Ghan Expedition - Darwin - Katherine
Following breakfast this morning, transfer to the Ghan for the start of your unique expedition. After settling into your private cabin, enjoy lunch in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant. Sit back and relax as the Ghan makes its way south passing through Adelaide River and Pine Creek to Katherine, where you will enjoy the first Off Train Excursions. Choose between a relaxing cruise through Nitmiluk Gorge's ancient natural wonders and exploring the region's rich Indigenous culture, or experience a glimpse into the lives of those who call the outback home, with a fascinating day of discovery on a huge cattle station. Enjoy dinner as the sun sets over the outback, then back in your cabin you'll find your bed turned down.

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Day 3

Ghan Expedition - Katherine - Alice Springs
After your first night on The Ghan, you'll be greeted by a morning view of the spectacular Red Centre. A full day of excursions awaits you in the outback town of Alice Springs. An optional upgrade is a scenic flight to Uluru, returning in time to meet the rest of your fellow guests at a spectacular barbeque dinner under a million stars at the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station.

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Day 4

Ghan Expedition - Alice Springs - Coober Pedy
From your morning stop at the outback outpost of Manguri, you'll venture into the weird and wonderful opal mining township of Coober Pedy, where more than half of the residents live underground. Here, you'll enjoy a day of discovery, and a gourmet lunch in the most unique of locations: underground. Dinner is served back on the train where you can enjoy a nightcap as your journey continues.

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Day 5

Ghan Expedition - Coober Pedy - Adelaide
From your cabin window this morning you'll see a dramatic change in landscape, as the rich ochre tones of the outback make way for the green fields of South Australia. Enjoy a leisurely brunch as you pass through the majestic Flinders Ranges and prepare for your mid-morning arrival into Adelaide. On arrival, we will board our tour coach for a visit to Mount Lofty for a light lunch. This afternoon, take time to wander the main street of Hahndorf - classified as Australia's oldest surviving German settlement, before checking into our motel for our overnight stay.

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Day 6

Adelaide - Home
This morning enjoy a relaxed breakfast before making our way to the Adelaide Airport for your flight home. On arrival, your transfers will be arranged.


Please note

Twin Cabins have ensuite facilities and Single Cabins have wash basins—showers and toilets are located at the end of the carriage. If twin sharing, please note that one person will be required to climb to the top bunk bed. (Please note: Excursions cannot be booked until on board the train. A full list of optional tours available will be provided once on board. These cannot be booked prior to travel.)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner




Single Supplement available @ $242.00 extra



Refer to full itinerary for Booking Conditions


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