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The Ghan: Adelaide - Alice Springs - Darwin

Since 1929, The Ghan has taken travellers on the ultimate  adventure through the heart of Australia. Now it’s your turn to explore the continent’s vastness and wild beauty. Explore the tropical Top End and ancient Red Centre, taking time to acquaint yourself with the rich history, colourful characters and awe-inspiring landscapes that comprise the Australian Outback.

Enjoy regionally-based dining, relaxing accommodation, friendly service and a great social atmosphere on board. Along your journey, experience a selection of fascinating Off Train Excursions at iconic Outback destinations including Alice Springs and Katherine. 

2015-2016 Journey Highlights

Four day, three night Ghan – Darwin-Alice Springs-Adelaide
Available 2015 Peak Season
A new extended service of The Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide has been introduced for the 2015 peak travel season, taking guests through the heart of the Australian Outback on a 76-hour adventure.
Enjoy Off Train Excursions at Katherine, more time in Alice Springs including a spectacular dinner under the stars at the MacDonnell Ranges and a full day to explore the underground wonders of Coober Pedy.
For the first time, guests have the option to upgrade their journey to include a fly-in visit of Uluru, getting back in time to rejoin The Ghan for the full rail experience.
The extended Ghan will operate between 23 May and 22 August, 2015 for Darwin-Adelaide journeys only.

Three day, two night Ghan – Darwin-Alice Springs-Adelaide and vice versa  
Available 2015/16 Year-Round
Great Southern Rail introduces the Outback short stop aboard The Ghan – a unique opportunity for guests to set foot in some of the most isolated and magical parts of Australia to witness an unforgettable Outback sunrise or sunset.
On journeys heading north to Darwin, guests can disembark to watch the morning sun climb over the horizon in the remote reaches of northern South Australia.

On journeys heading south to Adelaide, guests can cast their eyes skyward for an glittering showcase of stars as they enjoy an Outback evening in Manguri.


Click here to find out more about our 2015/16 journey highlights.

2014-2015 Journey

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Adelaide to Darwin
or v.v.

Two nights and three days via Alice Springs and Katherine, one way 2,979km.

Darwin to Alice Springs
or v.v.

One night and two days via Katherine, one way 1,420km.

Adelaide to Alice Springs
or v.v.

One night and two days, one way 1,559km.

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Did you know?

You can break your journey in Alice Springs. Why not stay for a week to explore Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon?

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