Ghan to Darwin 6D/5N
Onboard the Ghan you will find sumptuous dining, elegant private cabins, attentive service, and the camaraderie of your fellow travellers with a range of included off-train experiences.See more with the off train experiences such as Nitmiluk Gorge in Katherine, Desert Park or Simpsons Gap in Alice Springs. Do more by exploring the Kakadu National Park on the Yellow Water billabong cruise and the Litchfield National Park waterfalls. Go further and discover Tiwi Islands or enjoy a sunset dinner cruise in Darwin.
- Experience the wonder of Nitmiluk Gorge in Katherine
- Explore through Kakadu National Park on a billabong cruise
- Enjoy a sunset dinner cruise in Darwin
Max group size:
- 2 Nights on the Ghan in a gold class twin cabin from Adelaide to Darwin.
- All transfers excluding Adelaide.
- All meals, beverages and standard off-train excursions and activities on the Ghan.
- 3 Nights Darwin city standard hotel accommodation.
- Kakadu National Park Explorer Tour with lunch.
- Litchfield National Park Waterfalls Tour with lunch.
Departures:Departs Sunday, February - November
Departing Adelaide, 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.
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.
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 transfer from the train station to the accommodation.
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 in the air. 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.
Established in 1986, Litchfield National Park is a stunning location. You can take in the splendour of thundering waterfalls, rainforest pockets and historic sacred sites. It is a haven for hundreds of native bird species and the plateau supports a rich range of woodland flora. The traditional custodians of the Park are the Wagait people, many of whom still call the area home.
Departure transfer from your accommodation to Darwin Airport