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Ride the iconic Ghan Adelaide-Darwin or Darwin-Adelaide

The ultimate Australian Rail Journey!

Journey in the heart of Australia with an unforgettable ride on one of the world's greatest trains. This exhilarating adventure will take you past some of Australia's most magnificent landscapes.

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$2,699PP
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DURATION
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2 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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A Ghan rail journey will show you some of Australia's most spectacular sights and experiences - from the rolling hills of Adelaide's lush wine regions and the ochre plains of the Simpson Desert to the ancient gorges and tropical hideaways scattered throughout the Northern Territory.

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SHOULDER SEASON 2019/2020:
  • Adelaide - Darwin – 01 Sep-25 Nov 2019; 02 Feb-30 Mar 2020
  • Darwin – Adelaide – 30 Oct-28 Nov 2019; 05-27 Feb 2020

Everyday Fares:
(The below prices are based on Adelaide to Darwin 16 Feb 2020)

  • Gold Service Single - from $2,349 per person
  • Gold Service Twin - from $2,629 per person twin share
  • Gold Service Superior Twin – SOLD OUT!
  • Gold Service Twin - Sole Occupancy – from $4,739 per person
  • Platinum Service Twin – from $3,979 per person twin share
  • Platinum Service Sole Occupancy – from $7,179 per person

SHOULDER SEASON 2020/2021:

  • Adelaide – Darwin – 05-27 Apr 2020; 06 Sep-16 Nov 2020; 31 Jan-29 Mar 2021
  • Darwin - Adelaide – 04-26 Nov 2020; 03 Feb-01 Apr 2021

 Everyday Fares:
(The below prices are based on Adelaide to Darwin 05 April 2020)

  • Gold Service Single – from $2,409 per person
  • Gold Service Twin - from $2,699 per person twin share
  • Gold Service Superior Twin – Limited availability - Call for Prices
  • Gold Service Twin – Sole Occupancy - from $4,869 per person
  • Gold Service Superior – Sole Occupancy – Limited availability - Call for Prices
  • Platinum Service Twin- from $4,079 per person twin share
  • Platinum Service - Sole Occupancy - from $7,359 per person

Call our travel team on 1300 414 198 for a quote on Advance Purchase Saver fares - Seats are limited!

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 HIGH SEASON 2020:
  • Adelaide - Darwin – 03 May-31 Aug 2020

Everyday Fares:
(The below prices are based on Adelaide to Darwin 03 June 2020)

  • Gold Service Single - from $2,779 per person
  • Gold Service Twin - from $2,949 per person twin share
  • Gold Service Twin – Sole Occupancy – from $5,309 per person
  • Gold Service Superior Twin – Limited availability - Call for Prices
  • Gold Service Superior – Sole Occupancy – Limited availability - Call for Prices
  • Platinum Service Twin - from $4,299 per person twin share
  • Platinum Service Sole Occupancy – from $7,739 per person

There are limited Advance Purchase fares still available for 2020! Call our travel team on 1300 414 198 for a quote -Save up to $590 pp in a Gold Twin Share cabin when you secure an Advance purchase Fare!

Accommodation

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The Ghan - Platinum Service - day seating

Platinum Service (twin and double share):

Boasting deluxe extras such as Platinum Transfers, in-cabin breakfasts and access to the Platinum Lounge and Restaurant, 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.

Gold Service (Single and twin share):

You'll enjoy private cabin accommodation together with all-inclusive dining, beverages and a range of fascinating Off Train Excursions at key stops. Gold Service accommodation is available in both single and twin-share so you can choose to travel with your partner, friends or roll solo.

During the day, the compact Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins offer a comfortable three seater lounge, converting to an upper and lower sleeping berth at night. And with top notch service from our hospitality attendant, you'll enjoy fresh sheets, bath towels, pillows, doonas and complimentary toiletries. Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins have private en suite facilities with a hide-away compact toilet, wash basin and shower. 

Travel dates

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*** The Ghan does not operate 01 Dec 2019-27 Jan 2020 (northbound) and 04 Dec 2019-30 Jan 2020 (southbound) ***

NORTHBOUND - ADELAIDE TO DARWIN:

  • Sunday - Depart Adelaide 12:15pm
  • Tuesday - Arrive Darwin 5:30pm
  • Wednesday - Depart Adelaide 12:10pm
  • Friday - Arrive Darwin 7:30pm

SOUTHBOUND - DARWIN TO ADELAIDE:

  • Wednesday - Depart Darwin 10:00am
  • Friday - Arrive Adelaide 1:00pm

Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your cabin. Why not extend your stay in Adelaide or Darwin - we can assist with accommodation, flights and travel insurance.

Itinerary

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NORTHBOUND - ADELAIDE TO DARWIN:

Day 1 - Departing Adelaide

Your journey begins with a gentle lurch as you move away from the platform in Adelaide. What lies ahead is rugged, beautiful and spectacular; through the Red Centre to the tropical north of Australia. Lunch is served soon after boarding as the countryside glides past your window. Before long some of the oldest rock formations in the world, the spectacular Flinders Ranges come into view and as darkness envelopes the rugged outback, it’s time to indulge in more modern Australian cuisine and fine wines.

Day 2 - Marla, MacDonnell Ranges & Alice Springs

After a comfortable night’s rest, day two begins with a freshly brewed coffee or juice as you take in the stunning outback sunrise at Marla. All aboard for brunch as you make your way through the MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs where a choice of remarkable Off Train Excursions awaits. Following an afternoon of exploration, freshen up for dinner back aboard the train and relax over a drink or two, sharing your experiences, swapping stories and making new friends.

Day 3 - Katherine & Darwin

Your final day dawns in the tropical north and another delightful breakfast is served. More extraordinary excursions are on hand at Katherine before enjoying lunch on the train and heading for your final destination of Darwin; arriving as early evening falls.

SOUTHBOUND - DARWIN TO ADELAIDE:

If you choose to travel Southbound from Darwin to Adelaide, you will enjoy all of these magical destinations with the exception of Marla. Instead you will stop in Manguri, a remote town 42kms from Coober Pedy. The Manguri Off Train excursion comprises a nightcap served with premium chocolate under the incredible night sky, gazing at the stars as you take in the tranquillity of the outback.

Ask your consultant about the range of itineraries on offer to make use of this amazing deal! Itineraries range from 8 days to 14 days.

Questions

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Can I fly out the same day as the train arrives?

We highly recommend that guests do not book flights same day as arrival without allowing for late running trains. This would mean allowing for at least 3-5 hours after the scheduled arrival time, and an overnight stopover.

What medical assistance do the on-train staffs provide?

GSR staffs are trained to administer basic first aid, however our staff are not able to provide routine medical aid during a journey. Guests requiring medical attention or mobility assistance on board any of our trains are required to arrange for their own Carer to travel with them.

Can my necessary medication be refrigerated?

Yes subject to space within our on-board fridge compartments - PLEASE INFORM US AT TIME OF BOOKING.

Can I take any pets or animals with me on-train?

No - you must arrange directly with specialist animal transportation.
The only animals permitted on GSR services are specially trained dogs for the vision and hearing impaired.

Can I take my walking frame/wheelchair/ scooter on board the train?

No - these items must be checked-in as stored luggage. A specially modified pushchair can be requested for use on train (with the assistance of a Carer or travelling companion) - PLEASE INFORM US AT TIME OF BOOKING.

Does the train carry power outlets for CPAC machines?

Cabins on the Indian Pacific have 240V power outlets installed which can be used for a CPAC machine. It is recommended that a surge arrestor/protector be used to protect the machine when it is plugged in case of a power surge. Surge protectors can be purchased from an electrical store.

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and Rail Plus booking conditions apply. Please contact us for more information.