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Alice Springs to Darwin on The Ghan – 3 Days


Board The Ghan for an unforgettable all-inclusive journey through the Northern Territory from Alice Springs to Darwin. This special deal also includes a night to explore Australia’s only tropical capital city. Hurry, space is limited on the last available departures for 2023!

Trip Details:

The Ghan Train from Alice Springs to Darwin with City Stay – 3 days

Take a remarkable journey through the heart of the continent on the legendary Ghan train. Be mesmerised by the beauty of Australia’s ever-changing landscape, from the centre’s rich ochres of the land and bright cobalt skies, to the lush tropics and balmy feel in Darwin.

This journey begins in Alice Springs, where you’ll board The Ghan. Enjoy regionally inspired dining and complimentary drinks as you relax in your private Gold Class cabin and watch the red heart of Australia pass by through your large window. Along with the amazing fully-inclusive service on board, a choice of off train excursions is also included in Katherine.

After a sensational two days on The Ghan, roll into Darwin for two nights in the tropical north with a city sightseeing tour included and time to explore at your leisure!

Hurry, the last available cabins for departure in July and October 2023 are on sale now!

Why you’ll love this trip:

  • Indulge in fully-inclusive luxury aboard the famous Ghan Gold Class
  • All-inclusive meals, fine wine & beverages and immersive off-train experiences
  • Enjoy an overnight stay to explore Darwin, or opt to see more and extend your holiday

Your Holiday Includes:

  • Ghan Train – 2 days Alice Springs to Darwin
    • 1 night Ghan private Gold Twin cabin
    • All meals onboard Ghan
    • FREE beverages throughout your train journey
    • Complimentary toiletries kit
    • Cabin steward service, in-cabin music and commentary
    • Use of Outback Explorer Lounge
    • Off-train experiences in Katherine
  • Accommodation – 1 night in Darwin at a choice of hotels, based on standard rooms
    • Vitina Studio Suites, Darwin City Hotel or Capitanos Hotel

Departs Alice Springs:

Gold Twin from $1999 – 13 July, 05 October, 19 October – 2023 last cabins!

Note: Prices are per person based. Departure and price is subject to confirmation at time of booking & prices may vary depending on availability when you book. Contact us for travel at other times of the year.

Get the Brochure:

View Brochure

Click on the above button to view or download a copy of the brochure. The brochure includes more details and the full itinerary.

Want to Stay Longer?

Extend your holiday with extra nights in Darwin from an extra $149 per person, per night.

Include a stay in Alice Springs at Desert Palms Resort from $135 per person, per night.

Explore more and add these exciting travel packages:

  • Broome 5-night getaway from $1499 per person – includes one-way flight Darwin to Broome, 5 nights at Broome Time Resort and daily breakfast
  • Cairns 5-night getaway from $1499 per person – includes one-way flight Darwin to Cairns, 5 nights at Roydon Apartments, Trinity Beach, and return airport transfers

Ask us today about upgrading other properties, adding more services or including flights. We are happy to design a holiday that will suit you best.

See More & Add Sightseeing

Enhance your holiday with these great local sightseeing options.

  • Uluru Full Day Tour from Alice Springs – from $325 per person
  • West MacDonnell Ranges Tour from Alice Springs – from $180 per person
  • Litchfield National Park Tour from Darwin – from $220 per person
  • Darwin Hop On Hop Off Bus – from $55 per person

Travelling Solo?

We can look after you. Contact us for a single traveller price that covers the cost of your own room and includes a Gold Single cabin with shared bathroom facilities.

Booking Conditions:

This deal is valid for a limited time. The last Ghan cabins will sell out quickly.

Prices are correct as of 09 January 2023. Please contact us for current rates.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

Please read Australia & New Zealand Travel Company’s Terms & Booking Conditions prior to making a reservation. By booking any travel service with us, you have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

How to Book

To make a booking please call Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email reservations@anztravelco.com.

You can also select a trip and request it via this website – please make sure you enter the quantity for the number of people travelling. In the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page, add your preferred departure date plus any other information that will help us process your booking, such as departure city and travel preferences.

No payment is required to submit an online booking request, but your booking is pending and no place is being held. Your booking status will be advised when you hear from our travel consultants. Bookings are normally actioned within 24 hours – Monday to Friday.

Itinerary & Booking Info

Travel Style

Independent Rail with city stay



DAY 1 Welcome to Alice Springs
The Ghan departs Alice Springs today at around 12:15pm and make sure you arrive at the GHAN railway station in time to begin your remarkable journey to Darwin.

Take a magical journey through the heart of the continent, for two days you'll be transfixed by the sheer beauty of Australia's ever-changing landscape, the vibrant ochre earth and cobalt skies of Australia's red centre and as you travel to the balmy tropical grandeur of Northern Territory's capital Darwin.

DAY 2 Arrive Darwin
It's breakfast on board today but soon enough the train will arrive at Katherine for some off-board exploration. Katherines breath-taking gorge can be enjoyed by boat, or for the experience of a lifetime why not take a helicopter ride? Meals are served in the Queen of Adelaide restaurant car before the train pulls into Darwin for the end of its journey, some 2,979km. Make your way by taxi to your hotel. (Overnight Darwin)

Darwin is Australia’s only tropical capital city and is the largest city in the Northern Territory. It is a former frontier outpost and the gateway to Kakadu National Park. Darwin is treasured country to its traditional owners, the Larrakia people, who are prominent and active members of the local community. A multicultural city, it boasts a population made up of people from more than 60 nationalities and 70 different ethnic backgrounds.

DAY 3 Depart Darwin
This morning, check out of your hotel then it’s time to catch a taxi to Darwin airport or continue your travels after a memorable holiday on THE GHAN.

Please note: The day by day descriptions published are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, road and rail conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that ultimately are for the client’s benefit. It is essential that clients are flexible and open minded in this regard.

How to Book

Bookings can be made by calling Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email to reservations@anztravelco.com.

Online booking requests may also be submitted via this website by selecting a trip. Please make sure you include your preferred departure date in the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page.

Bookings are pending and not confirmed until you receive a status update from an Australia & New Zealand Travel Company consultant.


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