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The Ghan Outback Rail

Adelaide to Darwin or vice versa

Departing from Adelaide, travel coast to coast through the fiery red centre, experiencing Australia at its dramatic best.
3 Days | 2 Nights | 7 Meals
Departs Sundays - OCT, NOV 2021 | FEB, MAR, SEP, OCT, NOV 2022
Departs Sundays & Wednesdays - APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG 2022
Price from $2049 per person | SAVE $100 per person | 2 Hightide Holiday vouchers*

★ 3 days / 2 nights aboard The Ghan
★ All-inclusive regionally-inspired dining, a selection of local fine wines, and beverages
★ Immersive off train experiences in Marla, Alice Springs, and Katherine
★ Cruise the Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about Katherine’s ancient Indigenous rock paintings, or discover authentic outback life on a cattle station


DAY 1 Adelaide
Departing Adelaide, what lies ahead is rugged, beautiful and spectacular – through the Red Centre to the tropical north of Australia. Settle into your cabin and watch the rolling pastoral lands of South Australia from your window, or meet your fellow travellers in the lounge car. Before long some of the oldest rock formations in the world, the Flinders Ranges, come into view. As darkness envelops the rugged outback, it’s time to indulge in a regionally-inspired dinner and all-inclusive fine wines and beverages.
DAY 2 Alice Springs
Begin with a freshly brewed coffee or juice as the day dawns at Marla, an outback outpost in the remote reaches of South Australia. It is here, deep inland, that you will enjoy a one of a kind experience, as you watch the desert come to life at sunrise. All aboard for brunch as you make your way through the MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs where a choice of Off Train Excursions awaits. Alice is an iconic Red Centre outpost. 1,500 kilometres from the nearest major city, it may be remote, but offers plenty to explore – home to doctors who fly, rivers that run dry, and a cast of colourful characters. Your time in the ‘capital out of the outback’ offers numerous opportunities to explore its historic legacy and unique environment.
Day 3 Katherine and Darwin
Your day dawns in the tropical north. The pristine wilderness of Katherine is stirring and powerful, and you’ll have the chance to explore it from the water or land with your choice of off train experiences. Cruise the jaw-dropping Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about its ancient Indigenous rock paintings and gain insight into the culture of the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, the Jawoyn people, or discover authentic outback life on a cattle station.  As evening falls, arrive in Darwin to complete your epic Australian journey.


A unique and epic experience, explore the wonders of Australia’s vast interior with one of the world’s most renowned rail journeys – The Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide.

4 Days | 3 Nights | 9 Meals
Departs Wednesdays - JUN, OCT 2021 | SEP, OCT 2022
Departs Wednesdays & Saturdays - APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG 2022 
Price from $3419 per person | SAVE $176 per person | 2 Hightide Holiday vouchers*

★ 4 days / 3 nights aboard The Ghan
★ All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages
★ A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines
★ Off train experiences in Katherine, Alice Springs, and Coober Pedy
★ Evening off train experience in Manguri
★ A spectacular dinner under the stars at the historic Telegraph Station, Alice Springs
★ Your choice between Nitmiluk Gorge’s powerful natural wonders and rich Indigenous culture, or a glimpse authentic outback life with a horse and working dog demonstration
★ Venture into the underground opal mining town of Coober Pedy

DAY 1 Darwin and Katherine
Your journey begins with a morning departure from Darwin. Once you’re settled into your private cabin, mingle with fellow travellers or sample the exceptional food, wine, and service onboard.  When it’s time for lunch, savour the regionally-inspired menu accompanied by a selection of all-inclusive wines and beverages, before an early afternoon arrival at the Top End township of Katherine. Choose between a relaxing cruise through Nitmiluk Gorge’s ancient natural wonders and exploring the region’s rich Indigenous culture, or experience a glimpse into the lives of those who call the outback home, with a fascinating day of discovery on a huge cattle station. Enjoy dinner as the sun sets over the outback, then back in your cabin you’ll find your bed turned down. Fall asleep as the train rolls soothingly onwards.
DAY 2 Alice Springs
After your first night on The Ghan, you’ll be greeted by a morning view of the spectacular Red Centre. A full day of excursions awaits you in the outback town of Alice Springs. An optional upgrade is a scenic flight to Uluru, returning in time to meet the rest of your fellow guests at a spectacular barbeque dinner under a million stars at the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station.
DAY 3 Manguri and Coober Pedy
From your morning stop at the outback outpost of Manguri, you’ll venture into the weird and wonderful opal mining township of Coober Pedy, where more than half of the residents live underground. Here, you’ll enjoy a day of discovery, and a gourmet lunch in the most unique of locations: underground. Dinner is served back on the train where you can enjoy a nightcap as your journey continues.
DAY 4 Arrive Adelaide
From your cabin window this morning you’ll see a dramatic change in landscape, as the rich ochre tones of the outback make way for the green fields of South Australia. Enjoy a leisurely brunch as you pass through the majestic Flinders Ranges and prepare for your mid-morning arrival into Adelaide, completing one of the world’s great travel experiences. In the smart southern city, you can extend your experience with a holiday package to the Barossa Valley, fascinating Kangaroo Island, or an expertly-curated tour of this food and wine loving capital.
If this tour has you excited to take your next holiday call your personal consultant now on 1300 769 765!

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Prices are per person based on twin share, land only and include all savings. *Advertised from price is based on selected dates Adelaide to Darwin in November 2021 & Darwin to Adelaide Apr, Sep & Oct departures and is correct at time of publication. Higher prices and more Hightide Holiday vouchers may be required for different departure dates. Offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Please contact us for full pricing, terms and conditions.

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