Ultimate Outback Rail Journey – 7 day fully escorted tour

Special Tour Availability: 2021-03-19
Adelaide SA, Australia Hotels Partners, Luxury, Small Group Touring, Solo Travel, Couples


Whether you are travelling in a group or individually this fully escorted tour package is an easy and convenient way to experience The Ghan. All the hotels, transfers and touring are arranged for you. As the groups are kept to 30 passengers or less, you will enjoy travelling with a small intimate group with a dedicated escort to take care of all your arrangements during the journey. The Ghan has been traversing the heart of Australia for more than 80 years. Now it’s your turn to explore Australia’s vast and remote ‘Red Centre’ and the tropical splendour of the Top End in this amazing rail journey departing from sunny Adelaide.

Travelling in Gold Service on The Ghan is the stylish way to see Central Australia, with your choice of either a Twin Cabin or Single Cabin which provides an all-inclusive service. Gold Service guests dine in the classically styled Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car. Each meal offers a choice of fine food, carefully prepared for you by the on board chefs. All Gold Service guests have access to the Outback Explorer Lounge with Australian premium wines, all beers, standard spirits, soft drinks, water, tea and coffee included. Along your journey as Gold Service guests you will experience a selection of fascinating exclusive Off Train Excursions at iconic Outback destinations, Alice Springs and Katherine as well as some additional tour options to choose from.


1 Night accommodation at Pullman Adelaide including breakfast
2 course welcome dinner at hotel (Adelaide)
2 Nights’ Gold Service on The Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin – all inclusive meals & drinks
Standard off train excursion tours while on The Ghan
3 Nights’ accommodation at Rydges Darwin Central including breakfast daily
Half Day Darwin City Sights Tour
Charles Darwin Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise
Full Day Litchfield Waterfalls Tour
Food & beverages as specified in your itinerary – Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D)

Gold Twin Cabin Single Use and Platinum upgrades available.


From $3649* per person for twin share
From $4049* per person for solos


Valid until 30th of March 2020, unless sold out prior.


Tour Departs – 23 May, 20 June, 25 July, 22 August & 12 September 2020


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.


If this is not quite what you’re looking for, contact an advisor today, to discuss other available options for your trip. See itinerary tab for more details.


*Prices are per adult in AUD, based on lead-in twin-share accommodation in each of the specified categories. Valid for a limited time only, is capacity controlled, subject to change/availability and can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Does not include any additional accommodation made necessary by flight schedules. Prices are subject to change due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency even after the deposit is paid. Agents may charge service fees/or fees for card payments which vary. Subject to cancellation penalties, terms and conditions and blackout dates.


Day 1: Saturday
Upon arrival at Adelaide Airport transfer by private vehicle to your accommodation for the evening. Enjoy a 2-course welcome dinner with the tour leader and fellow travellers at the hotel this evening.

Overnight: Pullman Adelaide

Day 2: Sunday
After breakfast, transfer to the Adelaide Parklands Terminal. It’s all aboard as The Legendary Ghan departs for Alice Springs at 12:15 pm. After boarding, your first day on The Ghan begins with a light lunch in the Restaurant Car as you travel north towards Spencer Gulf and Port Augusta. Settle into your Gold Service sleeper cabin and perhaps enjoy a drink with newfound friends in the Outback Explorer Lounge.

Overnight: The Ghan

Day 3: Monday
Set foot in the remote reaches of northern South Australia to witness an unforgettable Outback sunrise as part of The Ghan’s dawn short stop at Marla. After brunch on board, The Ghan arrives in Alice Springs. You have time to look around the town or enjoy an off-train excursion tour (reservations may be made on-board the train). Re-board the train and enjoy the desert scenery as you continue your journey north.

Overnight: The Ghan

Day 4: Tuesday
In the morning, a stopover in Katherine and choose from several off-train excursion tours, including a boat cruise on the famous Katherine Gorge or a coach tour of the town and surrounds. At 1.00 pm re-board The Ghan for your journey north through the lush, Top End countryside before arriving in Darwin at 5:30 pm. You will be transferred by coach to your accommodation for the next three nights. Enjoy the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Rydges Darwin Central

Day 5: Wednesday
After breakfast, depart the hotel for a city sights tour by private coach – the perfect introduction to Darwin. See the Chinese Temple and the lush Botanical Gardens. Tour the historic sites of the city including East Point Military Precinct, the Stokes Hill Wharf area and the Mooring Basin. There is also time to explore the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory before returning to the hotel by 12:30 pm. Own arrangements for lunch and some free time to relax and explore for the afternoon. This evening transfer to Stokes Hill Wharf, for your sunset harbour cruise. The Dinner Cruise aboard the “Charles Darwin” is a great way to get a bird’s eye view of the famous Darwin Sunset whilst enjoying a delicious Territory Style Buffet with Australian Seafood and Local produce all in air-conditioned comfort.

Overnight: Rydges Darwin Central

Day 6: Thursday
After breakfast, you will set off to spend the full day exploring Litchfield National Park’s spectacular waterfalls and cascades. See the amazing magnetic and cathedral termite mounds. Once back in Darwin, you can either choose to get dropped off at Mindil Beach Markets or relax back at the hotel. Mindil Beach Markets are renowned for awesome sunsets over the sea and are home to over 200 local stalls offering delicious food, specialty arts and crafts. Make your own way back to the hotel from the markets, only a 7-10 minute taxi ride.

Overnight: Rydges Darwin Central

Day 7: Friday
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before being transferred to Darwin Airport. If you plan to extend your stay in the Northern Territory, we suggest a day tour to Kakadu National Park.

Please ask your travel agent for more details.

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Total: $3,649 From $3,649 /person