Darwin to Adelaide

Darwin to Adelaide

A journey on The Ghan is an incomparable way to travel to the two jewels of Australia's Northern Territory - tropical Top End and the Red Centre. No journey aboard The Ghan is complete without taking in both of these must-see destinations. Three nights and Four days via Katherine and Alice Springs, one way, 2,979km. Coast to coast, through the fiery red centre, experience Australia at its dramatic best.

Tour Highlights

  • Katherine,
  • Alice Springs
  • and Coober Pedy

Tour Info

Code RT-02
Style
  • Train Tickets
Duration 4 Days
Price From $1099
Departures

Wednesdays 10.00 am

Vehicle Train
Suitability Open Age
Start Darwin @ 10.00am
Finish Adelaide @ 01.00 pm
Travel Insurance Required

Darwin - Adelaide (The Ghan Expedition)

Operates May 2017 to October 2017

Wed Depart Darwin 10.00am

Thurs Arrive Alice Springs 10.00am

Depart Alice Springs 9.45pm

Fri Arrive Coober Pedy9.00am

Depart Coober Pedy7.40pm

Sat Arrive Adelaide 12.50pm

Travel by rail between Darwin and Adelaide and you are embarking on one of the great train journeys of the world. Named after the Afghan cameleers who once traversed this route.

A journey on The Ghan is an incomparable way to travel to the two jewels of Australia's Northern Territory - the tropical Top End and the Red Centre. No journey aboard The Ghan is complete without taking in both of these must-see destinations.

The Ghan's timetable makes the most of the daylight hours to offer unsurpassed views of the passing landscape. Each new day begins with a fresh panorama of this changing landscape.

Whistle Stop Tours in the northern town of Katherine offer you the opportunity to experience the inspiring wonders of Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) and Alice Springs before your rail journey concludes in the southern capital city of Adelaide.

The Ghan stats

Average length of train: 774m

Average weight of train:1400 tonnes (based on locomotives and 30 carriages)

Length of track:2979km

Length of journey:54 hours - 2979km

Average speed of train:85km/hour (max speed 115km/hour)

Symbol:The Ghan's symbol is a camel and its handler in recognition of the pioneering Afghan cameleers.

Average number of carriages:30 including guest carriages, crew quarters, restaurants, lounges and power vans.

Compare Service Levels

Gold Single Service

Whether travelling alone or with friends, Gold Single Service offers a compact single-bed cabin with all the benefits of all-inclusive dining, beverages and Off Train Excursions.

Features include:

• Private, compact sleeper cabin with single bed and wash basin

• Shared shower and toilet facilities at the end of the carriage

• Window with view from one side of the train

• All inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant

• All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages

• All-inclusive Off Train Excursions at selected stops

• 50kg checked luggage per person (2 x 25kg)

Gold Twin Service

Gold Twin/Superior Service

Choose between a Gold Twin Cabin or Gold Superior Cabin, in our most popular service level. The Gold Twin Cabin is set up as a three-seater lounge during the day and converts into upper and lower single beds by night. The Gold Superior Cabin is almost double the size with 3/4 size double bed and additional fold down single bed.

Features which include:

• Compact ensuite equipped with shower, toilet, wash basin and complimentary bathroom amenities

• Window with view from one side of the train

• All inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant and access to the Outback Explorer Lounge

• All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages

• All-inclusive Off Train Excursions at selected stops

• 50kg checked luggage per person (2 x 25kg)

Gold Superior Cabin additional features:

• TV with DVD player and selection of DVDs

• Private bar fridge

Platinum Service

Platinum Service offers guests the most luxurious transcontinental holiday Australia has to offer. Boasting deluxe extras such as Platinum Transfers, in-cabin breakfasts and access to the Platinum Club, Platinum Service promises and delivers a journey beyond expectations.

The first thing you'll notice about your Platinum cabin is the abundance of space, almost twice the size of a Gold Twin Cabin. By day your cabin is configured as a private lounge with deluxe lounge seating, a table and two ottomans. By night you'll sleep easy as the lounges convert to a comfortable bedroom with either a double bed or twin beds.

Feeling peckish? Step out of your spacious cabin and into the Platinum Club where an all inclusive menu is prepared by on-board chefs using fresh local fare. Our seasonal menu features mouth-watering dishes such as saltwater barramundi and grilled kangaroo fillet.

Platinum Service fare includes hearty breakfasts, two course lunches and three course dinners. Vegetarian, children's and limited special dietary meals are available when you make your booking.

You may also choose to complement your meal with our selection of wines and beverages included in your fare.

As our highest level of service, Platinum Service offers guests a range of deluxe extras including Platinum Transfers, in-cabin breakfasts, personalised cabin steward service and access to the exclusive Platinum Club.

Features include:

• Spacious Double and Twin cabins almost twice the size of a Gold Twin cabin

• By day, cabins are set up lounge-style with a moveable table and two ottomans, and by night, the lounges are converted to a double bed or two single beds.

• Full-size ensuite equipped with shower, vanity with cupboard space, toilet and complimentary bathroom amenities

• Windows offering views from both sides of the train

• All-inclusive dining in the exclusive Platinum Club

• Relax in Platinum Club's exclusive lounge area

• All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages

• First priority for check-in and all-inclusive Off Train Excursions

• 75kg checked luggage per person (3 x 25kg)

Note

  • No pick up for train Journeys
  • Special pickup/drop off available some times with platinum cabin bookings. 
  • Passengers need to provide names with titles and contact number to make the booking once they make the payment.
  • Amendment fee will be applicable for any changes.
  • Concession booking may incur $100 admin fee. 
  • Due to cabin space constraints, it is recommended guests take an overnight bag containing all requirements for their journey in their cabin and check in all other luggage.
  • Guests are permitted to check-in a maximum of 40kg of luggage free of charge (two items not exceeding 20kg each).
  • Checked-in luggage cannot be accessed during the journey.

Everyday Fare 

 

 

  • Every day fare is fully flexible fare.  It is transferable and refundable but cancellation fee will be applied. You may make amendment up to 14 days prior to the travel.4 Days. 3 Nights. Travel 03 May 2017 to 25 October 2017.

Platinum Service - $5239 (PP)

Gold Service - Twin- $3499 (PP)

Gold Service - Single  -$3139 (PP)

Advanced fare 

 Advance purchase is a discount fare available for bookings made 6months in advance and it is subject to availability.  Full payment is required (when you make booking) with in 14days of booking after which 100% cancellation fee applies.  This fare is nonrefundable or non-transferable.

 please contact operation team for fare. 

Train Stations

  • Adelaide Parklands Terminal (The Ghan, Indian Pacific & Overland)
  • East Perth Terminal (Indian Pacific)
  • Melbourne Southern Cross Station (The Overland)
  • Sydney Central Station (Indian Pacific)
  • Alice Springs Train Station (The Ghan)
  • Katherine Railway Station (The Ghan)
  • Darwin Train Station (The Ghan)