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The Ghan TrainNorthern Territory, AustraliaDarwin, Northern Territory

The Ghan Adelaide to Darwin in 2024

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Get in quickly to save on The Ghan Gold Service cabins in 2024. Plus, enjoy two nights in Darwin with this special 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 Stay – 5 Days

The iconic Ghan travels through the Australia’s heartland on an extraordinary journey from South Australia through to the Northern Territory’s Top End. Enjoy the luxury of Gold Service with a private cabin, regionally inspired dining and complimentary drinks onboard.

The ultimate Ghan experience begins in Adelaide and travels all the way north to Darwin on an all-inclusive 2-night journey. South Australia’s green hills gradually change to the ochre hues of the Flinders Ranges. Glide through the MacDonnell Ranges and watch a breathtakingly beautiful sunrise before pulling into Alice Springs. After time to explore ‘a town like Alice’, re-board The Ghan on the overnight trip to Darwin. In Katherine choose from selection of off-train experiences, like cruising breathtaking Nitmiluk Gorge and learning about ancient Indigenous culture. After a sensational outback adventure, roll into Darwin for a two-night stay in the tropical north!

Why you’ll love this trip:

  • Indulge in fully-inclusive luxury aboard the famous Ghan for two nights
  • All-inclusive meals, fine wine and beverages
  • Immersive off-train experiences in Marla, Alice Springs & Katherine, depending which itinerary you choose
  • The extended holiday has two nights to explore Darwin with a sightseeing tour!

Your Holiday Includes:

  • Ghan Train – 3 days Adelaide to Darwin
    • 2 nights Ghan private Gold Twin cabin with private 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 – 2 nights Darwin hotel, standard room based on twin share
    • Stay at Darwin City Hotel, Metro Apartments, Capitanos Hotel or similar
  • Darwin Day Tour – Darwin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Departs from Adelaide:

Lowest-price departures in 2024 – 17 March; 03 April; 09, 12, 19, 26 May; 05, 12 June; 03, 24, 31 July; 07, 14, 21, 28 August; 11, 18, 25 September; 02, 09, 16, 23 October; 03, 10, 17, 24 November

Dates will sell out quickly and Gold Twin cabins are limited – it pays to be flexible with dates to get the best deals!

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:

Adelaide to Darwin Brochure

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.

For the ultimate Ghan experience, ask us about upgrading to the Platinum Service.

Day tour add-ons from Darwin:
Kakadu National Park from $395 per person
Litchfield National Park day tour from $259 per person

Broome extension from Darwin:
From extra $2499 per person with the following inclusions
– One-way economy airfare from Darwin to Broome
– 5 nights at Broome Time Resort, based on a twin share room
– Daily breakfast

Cairns extension from Darwin:
From extra $2499 per person with the following inclusions
– One-way economy airfare from Darwin to Cairns
– 5 nights at Roydon Apartments Trinity Beach, based on a twin share room
– 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, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). Prices were valid as of 25 September 2023.

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 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Today is free to explore Darwin with the flexibility of your hop-on and hop-off bus pass. 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 in 2024

  1. traveller

    It was a fantastic trip – especially the Tours that were part of the trip – they were fantastic – very comprehensive and packed with things to do – Great guides and drivers as well!!!!!

    We had a great (but exhausting) time – we were up for sunrise many days, climbed up mountains, did Croc cruises etc etc.

    It all went really well.

    Gonna have a rest for the next few days!!!

    Thanks for organising this for us (and thank God we have finally got it all done!)

    Baz & Nel

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