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Glide through the ever-altering landscapes of the Australian Outback in style and luxury on board the legendary Ghan Expedition, during an unforgettable journey from Darwin to Adelaide.

During an exciting four-night hotel stay in Darwin, you’ll embrace the opportunity to explore the compact city both at your own leisure and through a series of tours. Discover the giant termite mounds in Litchfield National Park before you sail through moss green waters during a river cruise that will get you up close to spot a crocodile. A sunset cruise around the harbour will captivate you as you soak in the fantastic array of colours scattering across the glittering waters.

Following your Darwin stay, you’ll board the majestic Ghan Expedition for your journey south through the bewitching landscapes of the Australian Outback. Wind through the MacDonnell Ranges’ rusty red hues and the charms of the South Australian plains, as you tuck into gourmet meals prepared by professional chefs, using locally sourced ingredients. You’ll also enjoy included Off Train Experiences letting you fully discover destinations such as Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy, uncovering ancient cultural stories and admiring stunning landscapes.

Arriving in the sophisticated city of Adelaide, you’ll disembark for your three-night hotel stay. Here you’ll have the chance to explore South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal capital. A Northern Barossa tour will allow you to explore wineries and truly appreciate the flavours of wine during a series of tastings with experts from the world-renowned wine region.

Your Route

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The Ghan Expedition Experience

This is a journey like no other, taking four days and three magnificent nights under the wide desert canopy of stars, traversing from the tip of the north to the depths of the south. You will be travelling on board one of the world’s finest rail journeys, being wined and dined on the finest produce while watching the incredible landscapes slip past you at a top speed of 115 kilometres per hour.

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Cabins

All Gold Service cabins come with a wash basin and use of shared toilets and showers located at either end of the carriage, plus crisp bed linen, bath towels, pillows and toiletries provided by your attendant.

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Food

Those in Gold Service cabins will dine in a Queen Adelaide restaurant car, with its Art Deco influences. The Outback Explorer lounges are open to all, with relaxed drinks and light snacks available in a sociable setting where you can exchange stories with your fellow travellers.

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Service

This epic journey aims to recreate the Golden Age of rail travel. Not only will you be able to personalise your meal times, excursions and cabin choice to your tastes, you can also opt for the level of service that suits you.

Your 10 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

14 Oct 2023

Discover the balmy, Northern Territory capital of Darwin during a hotel stay

The capital of Australia’s Northern Territory is blessed with a cosmopolitan mix of culture and stunning natural scenery. Explore the busy markets for food, music and culture, or get active with rugby, cricket, basketball and Aussie-rules football. You could also sunbathe at the beautiful Casuarina Beach or venture outside the compact city centre and escape to the Kakadu National Park, Australia’s biggest national park where you can see Aboriginal rock art dating back 20,000 years.

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bell blue 1  Overnight: Darwin Hotel Stay

Day 2

15 Oct 2023

Delve into the rich wilderness of Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park contains several types of typical Top End habitats including lush monsoon forests, unusual rock formations, waterfalls and cascades. Walk up to the giant termite mounds, travel on Tolmer Falls for magnificent views of the water cascading down to the deep waterhole at the base of the falls, view the breathtaking scenery and catch a glimpse of the local wildlife. To finish the day, you’ll join a cruise on the Adelaide River to spot crocodiles and other wildlife, before heading back to Darwin.

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bell blue 1  Overnight: Darwin Hotel Stay

Day 3

16 Oct 2023

From historical treasures to culinary delights, you’ll find plenty to discover in Darwin

From the sparkling harbour and WWII history to the city's Asian-influenced food and tropical outdoor lifestyle, Darwin is an adventurer's paradise. Treat your tastebuds and indulge your sense of fun and adventure in the Territory’s tropical capital city. Darwin is world famous for its fabulous food, colourful outdoor markets and a diverse bag of adventure activities.

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bell blue 1  Overnight: Darwin Hotel Stay

Day 4

17 Oct 2023

Enjoy a final day at leisure before settling in for an enchanting sunset cruise

Embrace the opportunity to delve deeper into the delights of Darwin, before evening falls when you’ll make your way to Stokes Hill Wharf, where you’ll embark on a Charles Darwin sunset cruise around the beautiful harbour. Whilst on board, you’ll indulge in a delicious Territory style buffet as you gaze out upon the spectacular views of the famous Darwin sunset, spreading bewitching multicoloured hues across the glittering waters. The menu typically includes Australian seafood, a variety of meat and poultry options, fresh salads, a selection of cakes and local fruits. Whether you want to savour the views from the lower deck in air-conditioned comfort, or relax on the Captain’s Deck, this incredible experience is one you’ll remember for a lifetime.

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bell blue 1  Overnight: Darwin Hotel Stay

Day 5

18 Oct 2023

Embark the legendary Ghan Expedition for your unforgettable rail journey to Adelaide

Your journey begins with a morning departure from Darwin. Settle into your comfortable private cabin and admire the view outside your window as it begins its smooth and spectacular transformation. Enjoy lunch in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, full of culinary wonders before arriving 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 enjoy a day of discovery on a huge cattle station. Following an enchanting dinner as the sun sets over the outback, you’ll return to the train for your first night on board.

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Day 6

19 Oct 2023

Enjoy an off-train experience in the outback town of Alice Springs

After your first night, you’ll be greeted by a morning view of the spectacular Red Centre. Watch as the sun rises over the endless outback, one of the most spectacular views of a lifetime. Following breakfast, a full day of off train experiences awaits you in the outback town of Alice Springs. With the opportunity to indulge in one of the included Off Train Experiences, you'll have ample time to discover everything on offer. Come evening, you’ll tuck into a delectable dinner at the historic Telegraph Station and soak in the captivating views of the star-scattered black velvet sky.

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bell blue 1  Overnight: The Ghan Expedition

Day 7

20 Oct 2023

Explore the weird and wonderful township of Coober Pedy during an off-train experience

Enjoy a morning stop at the outback outpost of Manguri. Here you’ll venture into the weird and wonderful opal mining township of Coober Pedy, where more than half the residents live underground. Relish a day of discovery and tuck into a delicious gourmet lunch in the most unique of locations: underground. Dinner is served back on board the train, where you can converse with your fellow passengers and savour a delicious nightcap as your journey continues into the night.

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Day 8

21 Oct 2023

Disembark in the cultural city of Adelaide for a three-night hotel stay

Awaken to see the dramatic change in landscape, as the deep ochre tones of the outback make way for the rolling hillsides of South Australia. Enjoy a leisurely brunch as you pass through the majestic Flinders Ranges and prepare for your arrival into Adelaide, where you’ll disembark for a hotel stay. Its vibrant 19th century Central Market bustles with the citizens hunting for fresh produce. If you want to explore more of Australia’s natural beauty, you could travel to Mount Lofty to look down on the sprawled city and the soft blue blanket of the ocean.

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bell blue 1  Overnight: Adelaide Hotel Stay

Day 9

22 Oct 2023

Savour the delectable flavours of the Barossa Valley during a wine-tasting tour

Relish a dreamy day out as you embark on a tour which will allow you to savour the tastes of Barossa’s mouth-watering food and delicious wine. Your first stop is at the multi-award-winning Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre where you’ll have the chance to sample their famous wines, be taken on a tour of the surrounding vines and tuck into morning tea as you overlook the vineyards. Next, you’ll travel to Mengler Hill Lookout for beguiling views of the valley before heading to the Saltram Wine and Lambert Estate. Your tour ends with the opportunity to explore Hahndorf, Adelaide’s oldest German settlement.

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bell blue 1  Overnight: Adelaide Hotel Stay

Day 10

23 Oct 2023

Immerse yourself in the colourful and cultural charms of Adelaide during your final day at leisure

Your holiday nearly over, you’ll enjoy a final night in Adelaide to explore the city at your own leisure before you return home tomorrow. The Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum offer insights into Australia’s natural and artistic heritage. If you want to hit the beach, head to historic Glenelg while there’s plenty of shopping to be had in Rundle Street. From Haigh’s famous chocolate factory to laneway restaurants, there are plenty of gastronomic delights to savour here.

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bell blue 1  Overnight: Adelaide Hotel Stay

Day 11

24 Oct 2023

Immerse yourself in the colourful and cultural charms of Adelaide during your final day at leisure

Your Northern Territory discovery complete, today you’ll head to the airport for your flight back home.

Your Holiday Summary

All flights & taxes

All-Inclusive Rail Journey

  • 3 night all-inclusive rail journey on board The Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with all meals, fine wines and beverages
  • Off Train Experiences in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy including Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise

Hotel Stays

  • 4 night four-star hotel stay in Darwin with breakfast
  • 3 night four-star hotel stay in Adelaide with breakfast

Fully Escorted Tours

  • Litchfield National Park and Waterfalls
  • Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Barossa and Hahndorf highlights tour

Prices From

Departing

15 April 2023

Gold Twin

Sold Out

Gold Single

$7,499pp

Platinum Twin

Sold Out

Duration: 10 Nights
Itinerary:
Darwin, Adelaide

Departing

17 June 2023

Gold Twin

$7,999pp

Gold Single

$8,799pp

Platinum Twin

$11,999pp

Duration: 10 Nights
Itinerary:
Darwin, Adelaide

Departing

15 July 2023

Gold Twin

$7,999pp

Gold Single

$8,799pp

Platinum Twin

$11,999pp

Duration: 10 Nights
Itinerary:
Darwin, Adelaide

Departing

12 August 2023

Gold Twin

$8,199pp

Gold Single

$8,499pp

Platinum Twin

$12,299pp

Duration: 10 Nights
Itinerary:
Darwin, Adelaide

Departing

14 October 2023

Gold Twin

$7,299pp

Gold Single

$7,999pp

Platinum Twin

$10,999pp

Duration: 10 Nights
Itinerary:
Darwin, Adelaide

Departing

15 April 2023

Gold Twin

Sold Out

Gold Single

$7,599pp

Platinum Twin

Sold Out

Duration: 10 Nights
Itinerary:
Darwin, Adelaide

Departing

15 July 2023

Gold Twin

$8,099pp

Gold Single

$8,899pp

Platinum Twin

$12,099pp

Duration: 10 Nights
Itinerary:
Darwin, Adelaide

Departing

12 August 2023

Gold Twin

$8,299pp

Gold Single

$8,599pp

Platinum Twin

$12,399pp

Duration: 10 Nights
Itinerary:
Darwin, Adelaide

Departing

9 September 2023

Gold Twin

$8,099pp

Gold Single

$8,699pp

Platinum Twin

$11,099pp

Duration: 10 Nights
Itinerary:
Darwin, Adelaide

Departing

14 October 2023

Gold Twin

$7,399pp

Gold Single

$8,099pp

Platinum Twin

$11,099pp

Duration: 10 Nights
Itinerary:
Darwin, Adelaide

Departing

15 April 2023

Gold Twin

Sold Out

Gold Single

$7,799pp

Platinum Twin

Sold Out

Duration: 10 Nights
Itinerary:
Darwin, Adelaide

Departing

17 June 2023

Gold Twin

$8,299pp

Gold Single

$9,099pp

Platinum Twin

$12,299pp

Duration: 10 Nights
Itinerary:
Darwin, Adelaide

Departing

15 July 2023

Gold Twin

$8,299pp

Gold Single

$9,099pp

Platinum Twin

$12,299pp

Duration: 10 Nights
Itinerary:
Darwin, Adelaide

Departing

12 August 2023

Gold Twin

$8,499pp

Gold Single

$8,799pp

Platinum Twin

$12,599pp