A legendary rail journey through the heart of Australia
Activity adventure | History & culture | Natural world | Rail journey
Running from Adelaide to Darwin (or vice versa) the Ghan takes you from one edge of the continent to other. You'll view the dramatic Flinders Ranges in Australia's south, travel through the vast desert landscapes of the Red Centre and watch the scenery change as you enter the tropical Top End, finally arriving in Darwin on Australia's north coast.
Named after the Afghan Cameleers who opened this route, the full 2,979km journey takes three days with long stops in key places such as Alice Springs and Katherine.
Platinum & Gold Service
The Ghan’s Platinum service is the epitome of luxury train travel, offering en-suite cabins twice the size of the standard Gold Service, each with a double or twin beds. Complimentary extras include 24-hour room service, all-inclusive meals and drinks, a turndown service, off-train excursions and private transfers at the beginning and end of your journey.
Gold Service offers twin or single sleepers with comfortable lounges that convert to bunk beds at night as well as all-inclusive meals, beverages and off-train excursions.
The Ghan: Off Train Excursions
The Ghan passes through some of Australia's most beautiful and celebrated destinations. Guests on board The Ghan have the opportunity to step off the train to discover why these places make an Australian rail holiday a truly unique and inspiring experience.
Off-train excursions in Alice Springs and Katherine are exclusively tailored for guests travelling on The Ghan. These tours are specially designed so that guests can get the most out of their short stopover, giving enough time to learn and connect with cultural and natural heritage found nowhere else in the world.
These fantastic excursions are included in your Platinum or Gold Service fare, so just make sure you bring your camera to capture all of your exciting off-train discoveries!
Off-train excursions in Alice Springs
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Desert Park experience is an unforgettable exploration of Outback flora, fauna and Indigenous culture.
The Alice is the gateway to the heart of Australia. Explore the iconic sites of this town to discover its significant place in Australian history.
Pyndan Camel Tracks
Revisit The Ghan's humble beginnings by taking a ride on a camel while getting to know the people who steer these 'ships of the desert' in modern times.
Off-train excursions in Katherine
Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise
Relax as you discover the grandeurs of one of the Northern Territory's most monumental natural wonders on this leisurely boat cruise.
Nitmiluk First Gorge Rock Art Cruise
Learn more about the rich history and culture of the Katherine region through the fascinating interpretations of indigenous rock art dating back 40,000 years.
The Ghan Cultural Experience
A tour offered exclusively to guests on The Ghan. Get right to the heart and history of the Katherine region with this truly inspiring cultural experience.
Stay here on these holidays
Journey in style across Outback aboard the iconic Ghan. Then, pair stays in the Flinders Ranges with the luxuries of Kangaroo Island's Southern Ocean Lodge.
Early Bird Offer on The Ghan – Save up to £235 pp
Book by: 31 March 2018
Marry one of the world’s greatest rail journeys with tropical Darwin, Adelaide’s heritage and the wildlife of Kangaroo Island.
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