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The Ghan Adelaide to Darwin – 7 Days

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Get in quickly to save on The Ghan Gold Service cabins in 2024. Plus, enjoy two-night stays in both Adelaide Darwin with this special 6-night deal. Travel aboard the legendary luxury train from Adelaide to Darwin, including all meals, drinks and off-train excursions!

Trip Details:

The Ghan Train from Adelaide to Darwin with City Stays – 7 Days

Ghan Gold Cabins are in high demand and now’s the time to secure a place!

Begin the adventure in Adelaide, with two nights at a central hotel and a half day sightseeing tour is included to help you discover the highlights. Then board the iconic Ghan and travel on an extraordinary journey from South Australia through to the Northern Territory’s Top End.

Relax in your private Gold Class Cabin and watch the red heart of Australia pass by through your large window. Enjoy all the gourmet meals aboard the Ghan in the stylish Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car. Your fully-inclusive rail package covers complimentary soft drinks, beers, premium wines and spirits during the luxe train journey.

After gliding through the MacDonnell Ranges, exploring ‘a town like Alice’ and enjoying a choice of off-train experiences in Katherine, arrive in Darwin for a two-night stay in the tropical north!

Why you’ll love this trip:

  • Indulge in luxury rail travel aboard the famous Ghan for two nights
  • All-inclusive meals, fine wine and beverages
  • Immersive off-train experiences in Marla, Alice Springs & Katherine
  • Explorer Adelaide and Darwin with 4-star hotel stays for two nights in both cities!

Your Holiday Includes:

  • Ghan Train – 3 days Adelaide to Darwin
    • 2 nights Ghan private Gold Twin cabin with shared bathroom facilities
    • 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 Marla, Alice Springs & Katherine
  • Accommodation – 4 nights in 4-star hotels, standard rooms based on twin share
    • 2 nights Adelaide at Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury or The Terrace
    • 2 nights Darwin at H On Smith Street Suites or Ramada Suites
  • Sightseeing tours – Adelaide Half Day Tour
    • Darwin Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

Departs from Adelaide:

Was $3999, now from $3799 per person twin share for a limited time
Lowest-price departures in 2024 – 15 March; 01 April; 07, 10, 17, 24 May; 03, 10 June; 01, 22, 29 July; 05, 12, 19, 26 August; 09, 16, 23 September; 07, 14, 21 October; 01, 08, 15, 22 November

Note: Space is very limited. Prices are per person based on two people sharing a Gold Twin Cabin. Departures are subject to availability and current price will be advised at time of booking.

Get the Brochure:

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

Want to Stay Longer or Upgrade?

You can add extra nights in Adelaide before The Ghan, or extend your stay in Darwin.

Plus there’s the opportunity to upgrade your hotel and add sightseeing tours or flights.

Day Tours that we recommend:

  • Kangaroo Island Full Day Tour from Adelaide from $375 per person
  • Barossa Valley Day Tour from $150 per person
  • 4 nights Murray River Heritage Cruise from $1699 per person
  • Kakadu National Park from Darwin from $375 per person
  • Litchfield National Park Day Tour from $220 per person

Add a Broome extension from $1499 per person includes:

  • One-way economy airfare from Darwin to Broome
  • 5 nights at Broome Time Resort
  • Breakfast daily

Add a Cairns & Trinity Beach Break from $1499 per person includes:

  • One-way economy airfare from Darwin to Cairns
  • 5 nights Roydon Apartments, Trinity Beach
  • Return airport transfers

Ask us today about staying at other properties or adding more services. We are happy to design a holiday that will suit you best.

Travelling Solo?

We can look after you. Please contact us for rates for Gold Single cabins with shared bathroom facilities.

Booking Conditions:

This deal is valid for a limited time and Gold Twin cabins likely to sell out very quickly. Please contact us for current rates.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, listed in Australian dollars (AUD) and were valid on 21 November 2022. 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 sightseeing



DAY 1: Ghan Train Adelaide to Alice Springs
Make your own way to the Ghan railway station to begin your journey. Departing Adelaide at noon, what lies ahead is rugged, beautiful and spectacular – through the Red Centre to the tropical north of Australia. Settle into your cabin and watch the rolling pastoral lands of South Australia from your window, or meet your fellow travellers in the lounge car. Before long some of the oldest rock formations in the world, the Flinders Ranges, come into view. As darkness envelops the rugged outback, it’s time to indulge in a regionally-inspired dinner and all-inclusive fine wines and beverages.

Day 2: Alice Springs
Begin with a freshly brewed coffee or juice as the day dawns at Marla, an outback outpost in the remote reaches of South Australia. It is here, deep inland, that you will enjoy a one of a kind experience, as you watch the desert come to life at sunrise. All aboard for brunch as you make your way through the MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs where a choice of Off Train Excursions awaits. Alice is an iconic Red Centre outpost. 1,500 kilometres from the nearest major city, it may be remote, but offers plenty to explore – home to doctors who fly, rivers that run dry, and a cast of colourful characters. Your time in the ‘capital out of the outback’ offers numerous opportunities to explore its historic legacy and unique environment. Overnight on The Ghan.

DAY 3: Katherine & Darwin
Your day dawns in the tropical north. The pristine wilderness of Katherine is stirring and powerful, and you’ll have the chance to explore it from the water or land with your choice of off train experiences. Cruise the jaw-dropping Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about its ancient Indigenous rock paintings and gain insight into the culture of the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, the Jawoyn people. As evening falls, arrive in Darwin to complete your epic Australian train journey.

When you arrive into Darwin you can sense the cosmopolitan and thriving atmosphere of this historic tropical north Australian city. Upon arrival at the Top End, please catch a taxi to your Darwin hotel. You can relax and use the rest of the day to explore your hotel and its facilities, perhaps take a stroll around the neighbourhood and central Darwin.

DAY 4: Darwin Free Day
Today is free to explore Darwin. The tropical northern city of Darwin is located on a massive and spectacular harbour on the Timor Sea. It has a multicultural population of 129,062 people, that is a melting-pot cultures from more than 50 countries, who pride themselves on their unique and friendly laid-back lifestyle. Darwin has year round balmy weather and has many popular attractions including Aquascene, Burnett House, Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Charles Darwin National Park, Cullen Bay Marina, Darwin Convention Centre, Deckchair Cinema, East Point Reserve & Lake Alexander, Fannie Bay Gaol, George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, Indo Pacific Marine, Lyons Cottage, Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, Museum & Art Gallery of the NT, Northern Territory Parliament House, USS Peary Memorial and the fascinating World War II Oil Storage Tunnels. There is plenty to see and do in our magnificent and vibrant Top End.

DAY 5: Depart Darwin
Please catch a taxi to Darwin airport for your flight home. We can also book additional nights in Darwin if you would like to visit Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge and Litchfield National Park.

Please note: The day by day descriptions published are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, road 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.

1 review for The Ghan Adelaide to Darwin – 7 Days

  1. traveller

    Julie and I would like to thank you for all your help and assistance with our recent trip on the Ghan.

    The whole experience was excellent. Service and food was sensational. Accommodation in Darwin at the Travelodge also was excellent.

    Again thank you for the whole experience.

    Kindest regards,
    Julie and Max

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