Journey Name: Darwin – Alice Springs – Adelaide  |  Journey Duration: Upto 3 days
 
Overview:
Travel from Australia’s south to north on one of the world’s greatest train journeys. Board in Adelaide and watch South Australia’s rolling green hills make way for desert, the rusty Red Centre and finally the tropical splendour of the Top End. Or get on in Darwin and see the landscapes dance in the opposite direction.  Explore the famous outback towns of Alice Springs and Katherine on a whistle stop tour. Visit sacred Aboriginal sites around Alice Springs or take a scenic helicopter flight over Simpsons Gap. Cruise down the Katherine Gorge, canoe down Katherine River or choose from other tailored Ghan adventures.
 
Train Departure Schedule :
2016
April - June
July - September
October - December
2017
January - March
 
 
Journey Dates :

 

Darwin – Alice Springs – Adelaide

Operates 06 April till 27 Jul 2016

And 02 Nov 2016 to 29 Mar 2017

 

Arrives

Departs

Darwin

-

Wed – 10.00 am

Katherine

Wed – 1.40 pm

Wed –6.20 pm

Alice Springs

Thrus – 9.10 am

Thurs – 12.45 pm

Manguri

Thurs – 9.20 pm

Thurs – 11.10 pm

Adelaide

Fri – 11.30 am

-

 
Places Covered:
Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine Adelaide
 
Day to Day Itinerary:

 

 

Day 1: Darwin-The Ghan
Board the Ghan; travel south past lush tropical scenery to Katherine

Darwin is the gateway to the waterfalls and rock pools of Litchfield National Park and the colourful communities of the Tiwi Islands. Pass through the old gold mining town of Pine Creek and Adelaide River, once a World War II military headquarters when the Japanese were bombing Darwin.  

Arrive at Katherine Gorge.You can cruise down Katherine Gorge past magnificent sandstone cliffs or fly over its interconnecting gorges on a helicopter. Get up close to the birds and animals of Nitmiluk National Park on a nature cruise or canoe down the Katherine River. If you just want to explore the town, take the shuttle bus and hop off at attractions such as the Railway Museum, historic Springvale Homestead and the local Aboriginal art gallery.

Day 2: The Ghan to Alice Springs
Arrive Alice Springs in the morning.

 Learn about the area’s outback pioneers or immerse yourself in its Aboriginal history with a Central Arrernte guide. Visit a working camel farm or see the region’s birds and wildlife at Alice Springs Desert Park. Fly over Simpson’s Gap and the Larapinta Trail on a helicopter or go quad biking across the desert. To see the sights at your own pace, take the 70-minute shuttle bus with an experienced guide and hop off as you wish at the major attractions. Reboard and watch the train pull out of Alice before the sunset flames on the horizon.


Day 3: Adelaide
Take in the multicoloured vistas as you travel through the small bush town of Kulgera and over the sandy Finke River. Look out at the small, rustic railway towns and vast tracts of Aboriginal land, where communities have maintained their connection with the land for thousands of years. Cross over Dog Fence, the world’s longest fence and speed through Cadney Homestead. Pass through coastal Coonamia and Port Augusta

Arrive Adelaide Parklands Rail Terminal after having breakfast on board the train.

 

 

 

 

 
Price:

Advance Purchase Fares for 2016-2017

Fares valid for rail travel from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017.

In order to receive the Advance Purchase fare, bookings must be made a minimum of 6 months in advance of travel.

All fares are gross and are inclusive of fuel price surcharge

Adelaide - Darwin or vice-versa

$AUD Per Person
One Way

Platinum
Service(No Advance Purchase)

Gold Service
Twin

Gold Service
Single

Adult

3699

1989

1779


Adelaide - Alice Springs or vice-versa

$AUD Per Person
One Way

Platinum
Service(No Advance Purchase)

Gold Service
Twin

Gold Service
Single

Adult

2549

1079

959


Alice Spirngs - Darwin or vice-versa

$AUD Per Person
One Way

Platinum
Service(No Advance Purchase)

Gold Service
Twin

Gold Service
Single

Adult

2549

1079

959


 
Inclusions:
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals (except in Red Service)
  • Fuel Price surcharge
  • GST  
 
Exclusions:

 
Notes – Remarks:

 
Terms and Conditions:

 
Route Map
 
  • One of the great train journeys of the world
  • Unsurpassed views of Australia 
  • North to South (or reverse) through the centre of Australia
  • Visit 2 of Australia's must-see jewels: the Red Centre & the Top-End
  • A range of Whistle stop and optional tours to choose from