Average Temperatures

Depending on the time of year, temperatures can vary significantly as you visit key stops on your journey.

Below is a guide of average temperatures (°C) by month for major destinations our trains go through. Destinations vary depending on the direction of your journey, so please check the timetable for stops on your journey.

The Ghan

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Darwin            
Minimum (Ave)24.824.724.524.022.119.919.320.323.024.925.325.3
Maximum (Ave)31.831.431.932.732.030.630.631.432.633.333.332.6
Katherine            
Minimum (Ave)24.123.222.419.617.011.312.611.817.422.825.124.8
Maximum (Ave)34.934.334.534.032.129.930.132.535.437.738.036.5
Alice Springs            
Minimum (Ave)21.520.717.512.68.25.04.06.010.314.817.920.2
Maximum (Ave)36.435.132.728.223.119.819.722.727.431.033.735.4
Marla            
Minimum (Ave)22.021.417.813.49.25.54.86.210.814.317.820.0
Maximum (Ave)37.336.132.728.423.219.619.922.427.030.033.135.1
Coober Pedy / Manguri            
Minimum (Ave)20.720.818.214.010.17.26.37.410.113.616.619.1
Maximum (Ave)36.435.732.827.622.318.818.720.724.528.932.134.6
Adelaide            
Minimum (Ave)17.217.315.312.410.38.27.58.29.811.514.015.6
Maximum (Ave)29.429.526.422.619.016.115.316.719.122.025.227.1

 

The Indian Pacific

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Sydney            
Minimum (Ave)18.718.817.614.711.69.38.19.011.113.615.617.5
Maximum (Ave)25.925.824.822.419.517.016.317.820.022.123.625.2
Broken Hill            
Minimum (Ave)18.518.315.611.88.66.25.46.48.911.814.817.1
Maximum (Ave)32.832.228.923.919.215.615.217.421.225.028.731.4
Barossa            
Minimum (Ave)15.215.613.310.78.36.25.65.66.78.311.213.4
Maximum (Ave)30.530.527.323.018.715.614.715.918.422.025.828.2
Adelaide            
Minimum (Ave)17.217.315.312.410.38.27.58.29.811.514.015.6
Maximum (Ave)29.429.526.422.619.016.115.316.719.122.025.227.1
Cook            
Minimum (Ave)15.015.313.710.97.85.44.35.17.29.511.913.9
Maximum (Ave)33.032.230.025.921.818.818.220.123.526.629.73.15
Rawlinna            
Minimum (Ave)15.115.914.111.58.96.15.45.67.49.911.814.0
Maximum (Ave)27.026.726.024.621.819.318.719.921.923.824.825.8
Kalgoorlie / Boulder            
Minimum (Ave)18.317.916.012.78.76.25.05.68.011.114.116.6
Maximum (Ave)33.732.129.425.220.717.516.718.722.325.929.032.0
Perth            
Minimum (Ave)18.118.416.613.810.68.57.68.39.611.414.216.4
Maximum (Ave)31.231.729.625.922.419.318.419.120.323.326.529.1

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