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Ghan to Darwin & Top End Tours – 6 Days


Get in early to save on The Ghan and lock in the amazing rail journey. The legendary luxury train travels from Adelaide to Darwin and includes all meals, drinks and off-train excursions. Plus, spend 3 nights in Darwin with a tour of Kakadu National Park and more!


The Ghan Train from Adelaide to Darwin with City Stay & Top End Tours – 6 days

It’s time to book The Ghan in 2022, because departures are filling very quickly!

The Ghan Red Centre Explorer begins in Adelaide and as you travel north you’ll witness South Australia’s green hills gradually change to the russet hues of the Northern Territory. The all-inclusive journey is one of Australia’s most spectacular travel experiences, with Gold Service extras, regionally inspired dining and complimentary drinks onboard.

Watch a breathtakingly beautiful sunrise before rolling into Alice Springs. Then it’s full steam ahead for Katherine, where you can choose to cruise Nitmiluk Gorge, learn about ancient Indigenous rock paintings or discover authentic outback life on a cattle station. As you reflect on a sensational three-day adventure, arrive in Darwin for a three-night stay in the tropical north.

There’s so much to discover in the Top End. To make sure you don’t miss the best bits, we’ve chosen two great sightseeing tours to help you explore Darwin and Kakadu National Park!

Why you’ll love this trip:

  • Indulge in fully-inclusive luxury aboard the Ghan for two nights from Adelaide to Darwin
  • All-inclusive meals, fine wine and beverages, plus immersive off-train experiences
  • The extended holiday has three nights to explore Darwin and an amazing tour of Kakadu!

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 – 3 nights Darwin hotel, standard room based on twin share
    • Stay at Darwin City Hotel or H On Mitchell Hotel, or similar
  • Sightseeing tours – Local tours from Darwin
    • 1 day Darwin Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour
    • Kakadu National Park Day Tour

Departs Adelaide:

2022 – 25 May, 01 June, 17 August, 24 August

Note: Departures are subject to availability. Price may vary depending on your travel date and current price will be advised at time of booking. Please contact for travel at other times of the year.

Get the Brochure:

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

Want to Stay Longer?

You can add nights in Adelaide before The Ghan or extend your stay in Darwin. Plus there’s the opportunity to upgrade your hotel and add other sightseeing tours or flights.

For the ultimate upgrade, ask us about staying in Platinum Class on board The Ghan!

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 Ghan cabins are likely to sell out quickly – it pays to be flexible with your travel dates if you want the best deal. Please contact us for current rates.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD).

Prices are correct as of 7 January 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 hotel stay and 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. (Overnight on The Ghan)

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 before its time to reboard and continue north. (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, or discover authentic outback life on a cattle station. 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 northern 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 the Northern Territory's capital with the Hop On Hop Off Bus that stops at many of the main attractions. 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: Kakadu National Park Explorer Tour
Today’s full day tour takes you to famous Kakadu. World Heritage listed and the largest National Park in Australia, Kakadu is one of the most diverse landscapes you’ll ever experience, and you’ll be amazed at the population of wildlife in the water, on the land and flying above. See some of the most amazing terrain Australia has to offer on your way to and inside Kakadu. Marvel at the concentration of rock art sites that illustrate Aboriginal culture, some dating back 50,000 years.

DAY 6: 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 Litchfield National Park or see more of the Northern Territory.

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.


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