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Trip Overview

This epic four-day, three-night train journey onboard The Ghan in Gold Service travels from Darwin, through Katherine, Alice Springs, Coober Pedy, and finally on to Adelaide. At each stop (Katherine, Alice Springs, and Coober Pedy), travelers can choose from a wide-range of included and upgradable off-train excursions to make their adventure uniquely their own. Enjoy The Ghan’s luxurious amenities onboard while watching the landscapes of the outback pass from the windows. Each day offers travelers something new and exciting.

Highlights

  • Explore Australia’s only tropical capital city in Darwin
  • Experience an epic four-day, three-night train adventure onboard The Ghan
  • Discover the lively city of Adelaide’s top attractions

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel as per itinerary
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Darwin
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Adelaide
  • 3 nights onboard The Ghan in Gold Service
  • Safari cruise in Darwin
  • Optional excursions in Katherine including
    • Cruise to Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park
    • Alice Springs and outback tour with BBQ dinner
  • Tour of Coober Pedy
Trip Map

Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 – DARWIN
Get your bearings in Australia’s only tropical capital city along the Timor Sea in the Northern Territory. You’ll be welcomed by innovative museums showcasing the region’s Indigenous art, street-side bars and restaurants, and Mindil Beach’s night markets. Not to mention, the world-renowned national parks of Kakadu and Litchfield are only a few hours outside the city, and the Tiwi Islands are a boat-ride away. (Overnight in Darwin)

DAY 2 – DARWIN
This morning, enjoy your included 1.5-hour safari cruise of the Mary River wetlands with a local guide. You’ll discover a natural wonderland that is home to an abundance of flora and fauna, native birds, and crocodiles. Later, explore the city on your own and prepare for tomorrow’s train journey onboard The Ghan. (Overnight in Darwin) B

DAY 3 – OVERNIGHT ONBOARD THE GHAN
Climb onboard The Ghan for your epic four-day, three-night train adventure. This one-of-a-kind experience is one you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Once on the train, staff will show you through the corridors to your private cabin, so you can get settled in and begin enjoying the amenities. Take your chef-prepared lunch this afternoon in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant before arriving in Katherine for your first included off-train excursion to Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. During this relaxing cruise between dramatic cliffs to the natural wonder, you’ll learn all about the Jawoyn people. Back onboard, enjoy dinner as the set sets over the vast landscape. (Overnight onboard the train) B, L, D

DAY 4 – OVERNIGHT ONBOARD THE GHAN
Wake up early to catch an outback sunrise, which will surely set the tone for the adventures ahead. Today’s full-day optional excursion to Alice Springs invites you to explore the town. Talk to one of our Rail Experts about upgrading your experience with an intimate scenic wing flight to Uluru, which includes lunch and aerial views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Come evening, you’ll dine beneath the stars during an authentic outback BBQ accompanied by music. After dessert, stargaze while listening to an informative astronomy talk. Back on the train, retire to your cabin or head to the Outback Explorer Lounge for a night cap. (Overnight onboard the train) B, L, D

DAY 5 – OVERNIGHT ONBOARD THE GHAN
Today’s optional, full-day excursion takes you to Coober Pedy, a town famous for its underground homes and churches, and its opal mines. More than half the residents here live underground. Then, prepare for your final evening onboard The Ghan. Dine in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant and share your travel stories with your travel companions in the Outback Explorer Lounge or head back to your cabin to rest. (Overnight onboard the train) B, L, D

DAY 6 – ADELAIDE
Welcome to the lively city of Adelaide. Featuring an enjoyable Mediterranean climate, miles of beautiful coastline, green parks, a vibrant arts and music scene, delicious cuisine, and some of the world’s best wine, let’s just say it’ worth a visit. Explore on your own by checking out Central Market, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Oval, or the Adelaide Zoo. (Overnight in Adelaide) B

DAY 7 – ADELAIDE
Discover must-experience attractions just outside of the city on you own. Dreaming of cuddling a koala, the opportunity is available at the Cleland Wildlife Park in Adelaide Hills. So is some of Australia’s best wine tasting, especially at McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley. Talk to a Rail Expert about taking a tour of Kangaroo Island for an additional cost. Feel like staying in town? Stroll through the Adelaide Botanic Gardens or grab a picnic and hit one of the beaches. (Overnight in Adelaide) B

DAY 8 – YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN ADELAIDE
Check out of your hotel and continue with your onward travels. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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