The Great Ghan Expedition: Darwin - Adelaide

The Great Ghan Expedition: Darwin - Adelaide

Join this fully escorted tour on one of the great train journeys of the world. Travel through a rich diversity of Australian landscapes in the comfort of your private cabin or relaxing in the lounge. Sightsee in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy, the ultimate transcontinental experience.

Join this escorted tour on one of the great train journeys of the world. Travel through a rich diversity of Australian landscapes in the comfort of your private cabin or relax in the

lounge. Enjoy sightseeing in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy, before arriving in Adelaide.



6 days


Ultimate Experiences

• Off Train Journeys into Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy

• Free standard beverages on the train during bar hours

• Receive Gold Service on the Ghan (or upgrade to Platinum at own expense)



• Gold Twin Cabin – with ensuite

• Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane area*

• Pickup and return locations throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney

• All inclusive off train excursions and short stops

• Flights

• 14 quality meals

• Attentive Tour Director


*As per conditions

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Day 1

Home – Darwin
Your tour begins with a flight to Darwin, where we will take a short town tour before checking into our accommodation. This evening enjoy a seafood dinner overlooking Darwin Harbour.
Oaks Elan Darwin


Day 2

Ghan Expedition – Katherine
Following breakfast this morning, transfer to the Ghan for the start of your unique expedition. After settling into your private cabin, enjoy lunch in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant. Sit back and relax as the Ghan makes its way south passing through Adelaide River and Pine Creek to Katherine. Enjoy the first included Off Train Excursion to Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge with sandstone cliffs, Aboriginal history and of course an abundance of wildlife. Back on board, dinner will be served as the sun sets over the outback.
3 Nights on board Great Southern Railways – The Ghan

B, L, D

Day 3

Ghan Expedition – Alice Springs
After a sumptuous breakfast arrive in Alice Springs, ready for another day of exploration. You have the opportunity to embark on one of the included Off Train Excursions with a full day in Alice Springs. Alternatively, you can choose to explore at your leisure. Enjoy dinner under a canopy of stars in one of the most amazing landscapes. After dessert cast your eyes skyward with an informative astronomical talk.

B, L, D

Day 4

Ghan Expedition – Alice Springs – Coober Pedy
After breakfast this morning we’ll pull into the middle of nowhere stop at Manguri. Join a guided tour to the sun scorched opal capital of the world, Coober Pedy, where more than half of the
residents live underground. Lunch today will be below the earth’s surface—a gourmet lunch in the most unique of locations. Back on board, prepare for our final evening onboard The Ghan.

B, L, D

Day 5

Ghan Expedition – Adelaide
Today you will awaken to a totally different landscape with the red soil giving way to the beautiful green fields and pastoral lands that South Australia is famous for. Arrive into Adelaide late morning, where we will board our tour coach for a visit to Mount Lofty for a light lunch. This afternoon, take time to wander the main street of Hahndorf – classified as Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement, before checking into our motel for our overnight stay.
Rydges Adelaide

B, L, D

Day 6

Adelaide – Home
This morning we travel to Glenelg where there will be time to purchase your own morning tea. Transfer late morning to Adelaide Airport for your flight home.


Please note

Twin Cabins have ensuite facilities and Single Cabins have wash basins—showers and toilets are located at the end of the carriage. If twin sharing, please note that one person will be required to climb to the top bunk bed. (Please note: Excursions cannot be booked until on board the train. A full list of optional tours available will be provided once on board. These cannot be booked prior to travel.)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE: $5,685 per person

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER: $5,649 per person

Single Supplement available @ $280 extra


BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS - as per detailed itinerary

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The map below shows the home pick-up areas and price bands that we service.

Home Pick-up Pricing Key:

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Name Address Contact Details
Belmont Shops S Bus Stop on Pacific Hwy (Southbound) near
Marshall Property, Belmont
Charlestown Smart St Bus Zone in Smart St outside Presbyterian Church
(opposite library car park), Charlestown
Doyalson Wentworth Ave S Bus stop past RSL Club (Southbound)
Cnr Pacific Hwy & Wentworth Ave, Doyalson
Kariong Information Ctr At Kariong Information Centre car park,
The Avenue, Kariong
New Lambton Wests S Bus Stop on Hobart Rd near Harker Oval
across from Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton
Swansea Blackswan S Bus stop approaching Blackswan Waterfront Motel
on Pacific Hwy (Southbound), Swansea
Sydney Domestic Airport Sydney Domestic Airport
Thompsons Corner Rest Area On Castle Hill Rd, OPP. Church St
MT Wilberforce Lookout Reserve
Thornton AAJ Depot All Australian Journeys - Thornton Depot
3 Woodford Place, Thornton
Tuggerah Westfield Bus stop near cinemas at the back of
Westfield Shopping Centre, Tuggerah
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