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Duration

3 Days 2 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

About this tour

The Tour Start In Darwin And Finishes In Adelaide🚂 Embark on a mesmerizing journey from Darwin to the heart of Australia aboard the legendary Ghan train. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Australian landscape as you traverse from coast to coast through the fiery red centre. 🌄 Sit back and indulge in the luxurious Gold Services All-Inclusive features, ensuring a journey filled with comfort and delight.

As you glide through the ever-changing scenery, relish the opportunity to step off the train and immerse yourself in the remote wonders of Australia. 🏞️ Each leg of the journey is complemented by tailored Off Train Experiences, offering authentic encounters that unveil the rich tapestry of the land, its people, and culture. Join us for this unforgettable adventure, available exclusively during the captivating months of March and November. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to explore Australia’s soul from a unique perspective.

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For Enquiry of this Tour, please contact Direct Flights
Kindly send us your email to: bookings@directflights.com.au

Package expires at on 10th, November 2024

Highlights

  • 🌅 Coast-to-coast journey through Australia's fiery red centre
  • 🚂 Luxurious Gold Services All-Inclusive aboard the iconic Ghan train
  • 🏞️ Front-row seat to observe ever-changing landscape colors
  • 🌏 Tailored Off Train Experiences revealing Australia's unique stories
  • 📅 Exclusive operation during March & November only

Included/Excluded

  • 2 nights aboard the Ghan - Darwin to Adelaide
  • Enjoy All-Inclusive Meals and drinks aboard the Ghan
  • Exciting Off Train Experiences
  • Complimentary coach transfers to Darwin Rail Terminal are available for guests departing from selected Darwin Hotels**

Itinerary

The Ghan - Darwin to Adelaide

Map

From Darwin, take in the remarkable Top End views before stopping in Katherine for an afternoon of unique touring. Prepare to experience one of the region’s most impressive natural wonders near Katherine for an afternoon of unique touring/ Prepare to experience one of the region's most impressive natural wonders near Katherine. The stunning Nitmiluk Gorge lies within the massive 292,000 hectares of the Nitmiluk National Park, and you'll have the chance to explore it from the water with guided options - an experience you'll never forget. Overnight stay aboard The Ghan.

Lunch, Dinner

Next stop is Alice Springs, where more Off Train Excursions await. Explore Simpsons Gap, tour the town attractions, or get up close to some of the Red Centre’s native wildlife. Dinner on the train is followed by an extraordinary evening experience in the outback where you will see the Milky Way like you have never seen it before. Simply breathtaking! Choose from a range of "Off Train Experiences" in Alice Springs. 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. Off Train Experience in Manguri: Please note, this stop is only for guests travelling from Darwin to Adelaide in March and November only. Not a formal Off Train Experience as such but an added bonus that is included for March and November departures only! Magnificent Manguri is a rail siding 30 minutes outside of Coober Pedy in South Australia and in this instance, darkness is our friend. The outback’s pitch-black sky unsullied by man-made lights mean the stars out here are truly something to behold. The Ghan pulls into Manguri after dinner and guests are invited off the train to enjoy a nightcap around a bonfire while taking in the brilliant carpet of bright stars on a clear night. You’re unlikely to find yourself in Manguri at any other time so while this is a short stop, it’s the kind of stop that adds to a very memorable journey on The Ghan. Overnight stay aboard The Ghan.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From your cabin window this morning you'll see a dramatic change in landscape, as the rich ochre tones of the outback make way for the green fields of South Australia. Enjoy a leisurely brunch as you pass through the majestic Flinders Ranges and prepare for your mid-morning arrival into Adelaide, completing one of the world's great travel experiences. In the Smart Southern City, you can extend your experience with a holiday package to the Barossa Valley, fascinating Kangaroo Island, or and expertly curated tour of this food and wine loving capital.

Breakfast, Lunch

The Ghan

The Ghan offers more than transit between Adelaide to Darwin and vice versa. Onboard you will find sumptuous dining, elegant private cabins, attentive service, and the camaraderie of your fellow travellers and when the train stops, the adventures begin. Choose from a huge range of included off-train experiences to create your own rich and rewarding personal journey through Australia’s outback and beyond. GOLD SERVICE Immerse yourself in the world of romance that epitomises rail travel with our Gold Service offering. Our most popular service option has everything you’ll need to feel at home for the duration of your journey. Choose between Gold Twin or Single cabins, both of which provide the perfect place to relax and recharge after a day’s journey. And after a day of off-train activities, your cabin provides the perfect place to relax and recharge before heading for the lounge or dining carriage. With room to stretch out and all the comforts of home, Gold Service is the most popular level of service aboard The Ghan. You’ll enjoy private cabin accommodation together with all-inclusive dining, beverages and a range of fascinating Off Train Excursions at key stops. Gold includes hearty breakfasts, two-course lunches and three-course dinners. You may also choose to complement your meal with our selection of premium wines and beverages, all included in your fare. Gold Twin Cabins Gold Twin offers a comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day Features include
  • Power outlets in cabin
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available
  • All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
  • All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • All-inclusive Off Train Excursions and Short Stops
  • Luggage allowance is 60kg per guest
  • Complimentary Shuttle bus transfers available in Darwin to selected hotels in the city centre Single cabins available – or upgrade to the highest level of service onboard, Platinum Service.
The Ghan

Room Upgrades

Gold Single Cabin

A compact sleeper cabin featuring a bed that converts to a seat by day, private vanity, with shared shower/toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage.

Australia’s iconic rail journeys offer purpose-built carriages to do it in superb style. Our Gold Service Single is a comfortable sleeper cabin option that offers all the luxurious inclusions of the Gold Service Twin such as fully inclusive dining with three gourmet meals per day, all-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages, and your choice of Off Train Experiences as you travel.

Gold Single Cabin
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Gold Premium

Gold Premium is a new style of travel for 2024 – For travellers who want that little bit more. Accommodated in newly designed, contemporary cabins, guests have exclusive access to the Gold Premium Lounge and Gold Premium Dining carriage for meals and socialising. The Gold Premium Lounge is your social hub. Think luxe leather banquettes and swivel chairs made for sinking into, and mood lighting creating an elegant ambiance that references the romance inherent in train travel.

Gold Premium Dining is a feast in multiple ways, with a contemporary design that respects Art Deco as the setting for carefully curated meals, from hearty breakfasts to two-course regionally inspired lunches and delectable four-course dinners, featuring the finest ingredients from local suppliers, farmers and providores. Naturally, this is accompanied by a selection of premium Australian wines. Gold Premium Twin

A newly designed, contemporary cabin that converts from a lounge by day into sleeping berths at night.

Gold Premium Suite

The Gold Premium Suite has a three-quarter-size double bed plus a fold-down upper berth and a lounge area, with extra room to relax.

Gold Premium (Twin & Suite) service includes:

  • Premium amenities, luxuriously soft linen and silk eye masks
  • Exclusive access to the Gold Premium Lounge and Gold Premium Dining carriage
  • Two-course, regionally inspired lunches and four-course dinners
  • All-inclusive premium Australian wines, beers, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • All-inclusive Off Train Experiences and preferences on tour selections
  • 75kg checked luggage allowance per guest (3 x 25 kg each)
  • Priority luggage check-in
  • Power outlets in cabin
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary
  • Complimentary shuttle bus transfers available in Darwin and Brisbane to selected hotels in the city centre.
Gold Premium
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Platinum

Nothing enhances the romance of rail travel quite like Platinum Service. Tailored for the discerning traveller, our Platinum Service adds a new level of sophistication to your journey. Stylishly appointed and spacious cabins are complemented by discreet, personalised service and access to the exclusive Platinum Club carriage for meals, relaxation and socialising. As you’d expect, the food and wine are of the highest standard. Enjoy hearty breakfasts, two-course lunches and four-course dinners, all regionally inspired and paired with champagne and premium wines.

And it all begins before you’ve even stepped aboard. Platinum guests receive private transfers before and after your journey, beginning the adventure in style.

Platinum cabins offer premium extras, like a full-size en suite, expansive window views from the train, and exclusive use of the Platinum Club carriage. Add to that the luxurious linen, French Champagne, Bracegirdle’s chocolates, a nightcap at turndown and more, and you’re in for an exceptional experience.

Platinum service includes:

  • All-inclusive dining, beverages, and Off Train Experiences
  • Spacious Double or Twin cabin almost twice the size of a Gold Service Twin cabin
  • By day, cabins are set up lounge-style with a moveable table and two ottomans
  • By night, lounges are converted to double or twin beds
  • En suite equipped with separate shower, vanity with cupboard space, toilet and Australian bathroom amenities
  • Power outlets and in-cabin safe
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary
  • Panoramic windows offering views from both sides of the train
  • Access to the exclusive Platinum Club for dining and socialising
  • Freshly prepared continental breakfasts served upon request in-cabin
  • Refreshments served in-cabin
  • Transfers at the start and end of your journey available for guests within 60 km of the terminal
  • 90 kg checked luggage allowance per guest (3 x 30 kg each).
Platinum

Durations

3 Days 2 Nights

Languages

English

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Frequently asked questions

DF/ETG-12968

  • Mar and Nov only

  • AUD$2837

**DARWIN TRANSFERS - In 2024, guests travelling onboard the Ghan will be provided with transfers from their accommodation* to the Darwin convention centre for The Welcome Experience - and later transferred to the Darwin Railway terminal to board The Ghan. The Welcome Experience is held in a beautiful space that overlooks the Darwin Waterfront and wharf. After completing your check-in arrangements at the Convention Centre, you will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with your crew and fellow guests. There will be a special Welcome to Country experience as you enjoy a light breakfast offering. When the 'All Aboard' call comes, guests will board a coach and be transferred to the Darwin Rail Terminal to board The Ghan. *Platinum Service guests are provided with complimentary transfers (within 60kms from the rail terminal). Platinum transfers in Darwin are provided in small multi-passenger vehicles. Please note, we are unable to accept and confirm requests less than two business days of departure. *Gold Service guests are provided with complimentary coach transfers to the Darwin Convention for the Welcome Experience and these are available for Gold guests departing from selected Darwin hotels as per times below (subject to change). Guests not staying at preferred hotels shown below can either make their own way to DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin (central pick up point) or can make their own way to the Darwin Convention Centre for check-in between 7-8:45am (Wednesdays) and 6:30-7:45am (Saturdays) Guests to be assembled in the lobby of the hotel 15 minutes prior to departure time:

 
Darwin HotelWednesday Departure TimeSaturday Departure Time
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin (central pick up point)7:00am6:15am
Mindil Beach Casino Resort7:00am6:15am
Travelodge Darwin7:15am6:30am
Hilton Darwin7:15am6:30am
Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront7:25am6:40am
Vibe Hotel Darwin7:25am6:40am
Oaks Elan Darwin7:25am6:40a

                For 2025 and beyond - transfers from Darwin Convention Centre to Darwin Railway Terminal will only be provided. 

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Darwin NT, Australia
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