Journey in the heart of Australia with an unforgettable ride on one of the world's greatest trains.
A rail journey on The Ghan will show you some of Australia's most spectacular sights and experiences - from the rolling hills of Adelaide's lush wine regions and the ochre plains of the Simpson Desert to the ancient gorges and tropical hideaways scattered throughout the Northern Territory.
Please note prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice. Seasonal dates apply.
2 DAYS/ 1 NIGHT – ADELAIDE TO ALICE SPRINGS:
31 Jan-07 Mar 2021:
14 Mar-25 Apr 2021:
02 May-15 Aug 2021:
18 Aug-03 Oct 2021:
10 Oct-21 Nov 2021:
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS - ADELAIDE TO DARWIN:
31 Jan-29 Mar 2021:
04 Apr-25 Apr 2021:
02 May-31 Aug 2021:
05 Sep-17 Oct 2021:
24 Oct-21 Nov 2021:
Looking for Darwin departures or alternative dates? Call our friendlytravel team on 1300 414 198 for a quote!
Platinum Service (twin and double share):
Boasting deluxe extras such as Platinum Transfers, in-cabin breakfasts and access to the Platinum Lounge and Restaurant, Platinum Service promises and delivers a journey beyond expectations. The first thing you'll notice about your Platinum cabin is the abundance of space, almost twice the size of a Gold Twin Cabin. By day your cabin is configured as a private lounge with deluxe lounge seating, a table and two ottomans. By night you'll sleep easy as the lounges convert to a comfortable bedroom with either a double bed or twin beds.
Gold Service (Single and twin share):
You'll enjoy private cabin accommodation together with all-inclusive dining, beverages and a range of fascinating Off Train Excursions at key stops. Gold Service accommodation is available in both single and twin-share so you can choose to travel with your partner, friends or roll solo.
During the day, the compact Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins offer a comfortable three seater lounge, converting to an upper and lower sleeping berth at night. And with top notch service from our hospitality attendant, you'll enjoy fresh sheets, bath towels, pillows, doonas and complimentary toiletries. Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins have private en suite facilities with a hide-away compact toilet, wash basin and shower.
*** The Ghan does not operate during December and January ***
NORTHBOUND - ADELAIDE TO DARWIN:
SOUTHBOUND - DARWIN TO ADELAIDE:
Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your cabin. Why not extend your stay in Adelaide or Darwin - we can assist with accommodation, flights and travel insurance.
Day 1 - Depart Adelaide
Your journey begins with a gentle lurch as you move away from the platform in Adelaide. What lies ahead is rugged, beautiful and spectacular; through the Red Centre to the tropical north of Australia. Lunch is served soon after boarding as the countryside glides past your window. Before long some of the oldest rock formations in the world, the spectacular Flinders Ranges come into view and as darkness envelopes the rugged outback, it’s time to indulge in more modern Australian cuisine and fine wines.
Day 2 - Marla, MacDonnell Ranges & Alice Springs
After a comfortable night’s rest, day two begins with a freshly brewed coffee or juice as you take in the stunning outback sunrise at Marla. All aboard for brunch as you make your way through the MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs where a choice of remarkable Off Train Excursions awaits. Following an afternoon of exploration, freshen up for dinner back aboard the train and relax over a drink or two, sharing your experiences, swapping stories and making new friends.
Day 3 - Katherine & Darwin
Your final day dawns in the tropical north and another delightful breakfast is served. More extraordinary excursions are on hand at Katherine before enjoying lunch on the train and heading for your final destination of Darwin; arriving as early evening falls.
If you choose to travel Southbound from Darwin to Adelaide, you will enjoy all of these magical destinations with the exception of Marla. Instead you will stop in Manguri, a remote town 42kms from Coober Pedy. The Manguri Off Train excursion comprises a nightcap served with premium chocolate under the incredible night sky, gazing at the stars as you take in the tranquillity of the outback.
Ask your consultant about the range of itineraries on offer to make use of this amazing deal! Itineraries range from 8 days to 14 days.
We highly recommend that guests do not book flights same day as arrival without allowing for late running trains. This would mean allowing for at least 3-5 hours after the scheduled arrival time, and an overnight stopover.
GSR staffs are trained to administer basic first aid, however our staff are not able to provide routine medical aid during a journey. Guests requiring medical attention or mobility assistance on board any of our trains are required to arrange for their own Carer to travel with them.
Yes subject to space within our on-board fridge compartments - PLEASE INFORM US AT TIME OF BOOKING.
No - you must arrange directly with specialist animal transportation.
The only animals permitted on GSR services are specially trained dogs for the vision and hearing impaired.
No - these items must be checked-in as stored luggage. A specially modified pushchair can be requested for use on train (with the assistance of a Carer or travelling companion) - PLEASE INFORM US AT TIME OF BOOKING.
Cabins on the Indian Pacific have 240V power outlets installed which can be used for a CPAC machine. It is recommended that a surge arrestor/protector be used to protect the machine when it is plugged in case of a power surge. Surge protectors can be purchased from an electrical store.