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The Ghan In The Green

The Ghan In The Green

Join this escorted tour on one of the iconic train journeys of the world. Setting off from Adelaide, you'll travel coast to coast through the fiery red centre. Relax in the privacy of your cabin or enjoy the company of others in the lounge as we make our way through a rich diversity of Australian landscapes, stopping in Alice Springs and Katherine before arriving into the tropical city of Darwin.

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7 days



  • Cruise the Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about katherine's ancient Indigenous rock paintings, or discover authentic outback life on a cattle station

  • All inclusive meals, fine wines and beverages onboard

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

  • Litchfield National Park


  • Gold Twin Cabin – with ensuite

  • Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane and Hunter areas*

  • Off train experiences in Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine

  • Flights

  • 15 quality meals

  • Attentive Tour Host



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*Refer to full itinerary for Booking Conditions


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Day 1

Home - Adelaide
After flying into Adelaide, enjoy a city tour before checking into our accommodation as we prepare for one of Australia's great train journeys.
Rydges Adelaide


Day 2

The Ghan - Depart Adelaide
Step aboard the legendary Ghan, taking time to acquaint yourself with the friendly staff and your cabin. Once you've settled in, make your way to the classically styled Queen Adelaide Restaurant carriage for a delicious lunch. Watch the rolling pastoral lands of South Australia merge into rugged mallee scrub and marvel as the spectacular Flinders Ranges disappear into the horizon.
2 Nights on board Great Southern Railways - The Ghan

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Day 3

The Ghan - Alice Springs Witness an unforgettable outback sunrise at our stop in Marla in the remote reaches of South Australia. Back on board, it's time for brunch. After travelling through more incredible outback scenery, arrive in Alice Springs. Visit local landmarks, enjoy one of the included Off Train Excursions or choose one of the optional tours for an additional cost. Back on the train, there'll be time to reflect on the day's discoveries before freshening up for dinner.

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Day 4

The Ghan - Arrive Darwin
Welcome to Katherine! Today we have a day of cultural delights ahead. Take a leisurely cruise on the Katherine River, gazing in wonder at the towering sandstone cliffs. Alternatively, gain an insight into the culture and ways of the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, the Jawoyn people, with an exclusive cultural experience. You can choose to upgrade your excursion with a helicopter or scenic flight. A late lunch awaits back on board as we savour the last few hours of this epic journey. Late afternoon, arrive in the tropical city of Darwin where we will check into our accommodation for the next three nights.
3 Nights Oaks Elan Darwin

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Day 5

Darwin City Tour - Sunset Dinner Cruise
Enjoy a half day Darwin City Tour, before taking time to purchase your own lunch. This afternoon is at your leisure before gathering back together for a spectacular sunset dinner cruise on Darwin Harbour.

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Day 6

Litchfield National Park
Enjoy a full day in the tranquil wilderness area of Litchfield National Park with its picturesque waterfalls cascading off the Tabletop Range. Take the short walks available at Wangi Falls and Florence Falls.

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Day 7

Darwin - Home
After a relaxed morning, transfer from our accommodation to Darwin Airport to check in for our flights home. On arrival, your transfers will be arranged.


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.)

*Special Terms and Conditions apply.
Contact us for a full itinerary.

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

September 2021 departure



Single Supplement available @ $278 extra


April 2022 departure



Single Supplement available @ $278 extra


Refer to full itinerary for Booking Conditions

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We offer Australian Holiday Tours around our beautiful country and Day Tours from Brisbane and the Hunter.In addition, we present a range of selected International Tour destinations and are happy to work with your group or community to provide individual Charter Tours that meet your special interests.

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