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Ride The Ghan + Stay in Adelaide + Cruise to Sydney!

This fabulous itinerary travels from Darwin to Sydney with a few nights in Adelaide. Enjoy one of the world’s greatest rail journeys aboard The Ghan, then unwind with a stay in the city of churches. Complete your journey with a 4-night cruise on the magnificent Royal Princess from Adelaide to Sydney - with time to explore Melbourne in between!

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About this holiday

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Katherine Gorge Cruise, The Ghan

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.

Beginning in Darwin, this four day, three night, 2979km all-inclusive journey will take you to some of the most remote and captivating parts of Australia in style and comfort. Sit back and enjoy this ultimate Australian Outback experience, travelling through the country’s vast, varied, and captivating interior this journey will leave you speechless.

Arrive into Adelaide, the City of Churches, home for the next three nights, dust off the red soil of central Australia and explore the tree-lined boulevards, tranquil parks stunning Edwardian architecture.

Why not book a day tour to explore the famous wine regions that South Australia are well known for - ask your Travel Advisor for details.

Enjoy a 4 night cruise from Adelaide to Sydney aboard the magnificent Royal Princess. Every Princess ship is a destination in itself with wide-ranging amenities, elevated culinary experiences and delightful activities.

Arrive into Sydney refreshed and ready for your next Travel At 60 holiday!



Your Ghan Expedition package includes:

  • 4 days/3 nights aboard The Ghan Expedition Darwin to Adelaide
  • All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages (on train)
  • Off-train experiences in Katherine, Alice Springs, and Coober Pedy
  • A spectacular dinner under the stars at the historic Telegraph Station
  • 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

Your Adelaide stopover includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation in a Heritage style Apartment Hotel,in a Studio Premier room.

Your cruise fare includes:

  • 3 nights on the Royal Princess in your chosen cabin category
  • Dining (breakfast, lunch & dinner whilst on cruise)
  • Beverages (iced tea, lemonade, water, tea varieties, non-specialty coffee)

    Call our travel team on 1300 414 198 for a quote and ask about an extension in Sydney or a quote for flights to Darwin and from Sydney.


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Gold Service (twin and double share) plus Inside Cabin on cruise and Studio Premier accommodation in Adelaide.

Platinum Service (twin and double share) plus Balcony Cabin on cruise and Studio Premier accommodation in Adelaide.

Travel dates


One departure only - Depart Darwin 7 September- arrive Sydney 17 September 2022

From A$4,780.50pp Twin Share - Gold Twin Cabin on the Train with an Inside Cabin on the Cruise.

From A$6,910.50pp Twin Share - Platinum Twin Cabin on the Train and a Balcony Cabin on the Cruise.

Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your cabin. Why not extend your stays in Darwin and/or Sydney - we can assist with flights, accommodation, sightseeing tours, car hire and travel insurance.



Wednesday 7 September 2022- Depart Darwin, 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 southwards through the Northern Territory.

Thursday 8 September 2022 -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.

Friday 9 September 2022 -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.

Saturday 10 September 2022 - 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.

Inclusions: Accommodation - Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury

Sunday 11 September - Monday 12 September 2022 - days at Leisure.

Ask your Travel Advisor for details on touring options in Adelaide and the surrounding wine region.

Tuesday 13 September 2022 - Royal Princess cruise

This morning is at leisure to take in the sights of Adelaide before checking in for your cruise from 12 noon. Your cruise will depart Adelaide at 5:00pm.

Wednesday 14 September 2022 - At Sea

Enjoy the onboard activities

Thursday 15 September 2022 -Melbourne.

Today, arrive into Melbourne at 7am, book an onshore excursion and see Melbourne as a tourist departure today is at 5pm

Friday 16 September 2022 - at Sea

Saturday 17 September 2022 - Arrive into Sydney at 6am.


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Travel at 60 booking conditions apply. Please contact us for more information.