Rail, Tours & Packages in Northern Territory, South Australia, Adelaide, Darwin, The Red Centre, The Top End & Alice Springs

The Ghan + Darwin Stay + Taste of the Top End

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Ride the iconic Ghan from Australia's southern coast all the way through the centre of Australia up to the Top End. Then cap it off with 4 nights in Darwin to explore Litchfield National Park, see the jumping crocodiles and explore the beautiful Top End at your leisure.

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6 nights
  • Accommodation
  • Bonus experiences
  • Day tours
  • Day cruises
  • Selected meals
  • Selected drinks
  • Selected entry fees
  • Selected transfers

About this holiday

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The Ghan

Adelaide - Alice Springs - Darwin - Litchfield National Park

Step aboard The Ghan in Adelaide and experience the wonders of Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine on your way to Darwin. From here explore spectacular Litchfield National Park, see the famous jumping crocodiles along with a host of other popular Top End attractions.


  • 3 days/2 nights aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Darwin (or v.v.), in Gold Service including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine

  • Transfer from Darwin Rail Terminal to Hotel (or v.v.)

  • 4 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily

  • 1 day Litchfield National Park Waterfalls including lunch and touring

  • ½ day Jumping Crocs and Nature Adventure including Jumping Crocodile Cruise and touring


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Gold Service - 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.

Platinum Service
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.

Shoulder Season dates:

  • Northbound - 01 Sep-25 Nov 2019; 02 Feb-30 Mar 2020
  • Southbound -  30 Oct-28 Nov 2019; 05-27 Feb 2020

High Season dates:

  • Northbound - 05 May-28 Aug 2019

GOLD SERVICE - ADULT ADVANCE PURCHASE (must be booked at least 6 months in advance)

  • Shoulder Season - $2699 per person twin / $2759 solo


  • Shoulder Season - $3299 per person twin / $3249 solo
    • High Season - $3579 per person twin / $3809 solo


    • Shoulder Season - $4579 per person twin / $8079 solo

    Travel dates

    Departure dates within 07 April 2019 - 30 March 2020


    Adelaide - Alice Springs - Darwin - Litchfield National Park

    Alternative itineraries available: Darwin to Adelaide, Alice Springs to Darwin and Darwin to Alice Springs

    Day 1: (Sunday) The Ghan, Adelaide

    Depart Adelaide aboard The Ghan. Watch the passing scenery and marvel as the spectacular Flinders Ranges disappear into the horizon. This evening, relax and enjoy the comforts of the lounge and dine in the restaurant with an enticing range of menu options. (L,D)

    Day 2: (Monday) The Ghan, Alice Springs

    Wake up with a coffee or juice and witness an unforgettable outback sunrise off train at Marla, in the remote reaches of South Australia. After more incredible outback scenery, arrive in Alice Springs early in the afternoon and join an Off Train Excursion to explore the many facets of this historic outback city. (B,L,D)

    Day 3: (Tuesday) The Ghan, Darwin

    This morning after breakfast, The Ghan arrives in Katherine. Today you will discover the wonders of Nitmiluk Gorge with a variety of Off Train Excursions to choose from. Having worked up an appetite with your morning adventures, make your way to the restaurant for a late lunch. Continue into the lounge before arriving in Darwin and transferring to your accommodation. (B,L)

    Day 4: (Wednesday) Darwin - Free Day

    Today is yours to explore Darwin at your own pace. Take in a spot of souvenir shopping or simply relax at your accommodation. (B) Darwin to Adelaide Itinerary

    Day 5: (Thursday) Jumping Crocodile Cruise

    This morning is free for you to explore Darwin at your leisure. Perhaps make your way down to the waterfront and enjoy the tropical Darwin weather. Much of Darwin’s action happens along its revitalised waterfront, which is lined with restaurants, shops, sandy lagoons and parklands. This afternoon, your jumping croc adventure begins. Just 60 km from Darwin lies the Adelaide River, home to more than 1600 crocodiles and the location of the famous Jumping Crocodiles. Travel down the Stuart Highway to the Adelaide River. Cruise the river and thrill as these awesome creatures launch themselves out of the water. The cruise will enable you to see these prehistoric creatures at close range. Afterwards continue to the Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre for views over the Marrakai Plains, and then it’s onto Fogg Dam Nature Reserve to see a wetland ecosystem up close. (B)

    Day 6: (Friday) Darwin - Litchfield National Park

    Litchfield National Park contains several types of typical Top End habitats including lush monsoon forests, termite mounds, unusual rock formations, waterfalls and cascades. First stop of the day is Florence Falls, where you have the opportunity for a scenic and interpretive bush and monsoon vine forest walk. There is also the chance for a swim by making your way down the stairs to the plunge pool below. Travel on to Tolmer Falls for a magnificent view of the water cascading down to the deep waterhole at the base of the falls. To finish the day you will visit Wangi Falls, with its large crystal clear pool, another relaxing spot for a swim. A great day for taking many fascinating photos, including the amazing stand of termite mounds. (B,L)

    Day 7: (Saturday) Darwin

    This morning after breakfast, check out of your hotel. (B)


    Prices will be subject to change on a weekly basis unless paid in full.

    Prices displayed are based on journey from Adelaide to Darwin 

    Prices valid from 07 April 2019 - 30 March 2020.

    Prices are from prices based on twin share. Advance Purchase fares must be booked 6 months or more prior to travel and is subject to availability.

    Alternative Journeys available in reverse direction from Darwin - Adelaide and Alice Springs - Darwin v.v

    Single supplements apply. Please contact us for a quote.

    Fare types

    • Adult Advance Purchase: must be booked a minimum of 6 months in advance

    • Adult Everyday

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