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There are very few global journeys considered national treasures but our trains are, without question, iconic Australian train experiences. From the moment you step aboard these legendary trains, you can feel it – a spirit of adventure and a sense of something very special about to unfold. Traversing the full length and breadth of the world’s largest island by rail captures the rich tapestry of this land, and we take you there in unparalleled style.

The Ghan

In 2019, The Ghan marked 90 years of outback crossings. Much has changed since 1929, and today The Ghan offers more than transit between Adelaide to Darwin and vice versa. Onboard you will find sumptuous dining, elegant private cabins, attentive service, and the camaraderie of your fellow travellers. And when the train stops, the adventures begin. Choose from a huge range of included off-train experiences to create your own rich and rewarding personal journey through Australia’s outback and beyond. Choose from one of the following journeys to create the foundation for your next adventure or, extend the experience with a tailored holiday package. Welcome aboard.

The Ghan Map

Adelaide to Darwin
or Vice Versa Gold Service Single

3 Days / 2 Nights
From $1,919 per person

A legendary train. An unforgettable Australian adventure. Travel aboard The Ghan between Adelaide and Darwin on the all-inclusive Outback Spirit journey.

Departing Sundays from Adelaide : February–November – 3 days / 2 nights
Departing Wednesdays from Adelaide: May–August 2021 – 3 days / 2 nights

Departing Wednesdays from Darwin : February, March and November – 3 days/2 nights
Note: All Southbound Ghan Departures April–October are 4 days/3 nights (See The Ghan Expedition below)

Journeys can also be made between Adelaide and Alice Springs or Alice Springs to Darwin

The Ghan

The Ghan Expedition

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. Operating March to October 2019 and March 2020, your adventure through the country’s vast, varied, and captivating interior will leave you speechless. It’s the ultimate Australian outback experience.

Highlights and Inclusions:

  • 4 days/3 night aboard The Ghan
  • All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages
  • A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines
  • Off train experiences in Katherine, Alice Springs, and Coober Pedy
  • Evening off train experience in Manguri
  • A spectacular dinner under the stars at the historic Telegraph Station, Alice Springs
  • 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

Adelaide to Darwin
Departs Wednesdays (April-October)
Departs Saturdays (May-August)
4 days/3 nights
From $2,829 per person

The Ghan

Indian Pacific

With its bold wedge-tailed eagle emblem symbolising the scope, range and significance of each epic journey, the Indian Pacific traverses mountain ranges, passes through arid deserts and goldfields, rocky valleys and subtropical savannahs on its transcontinental crossings.

Named for the two oceans the train encounters on its journey, the Indian Pacific travels between Perth, Adelaide and Sydney on a spectacular 4352km crossing.

There’s no better way to experience the spectacular interior landscape of Australia than by the romance of rail. Choose from one of the following Indian Pacific journeys for the foundation of your adventure.

Sydney to Perth
or Vice Versa Gold Service Single

4 Days, 3 Nights
From $1,819 per person

Westbound from Sydney-Perth on Wednesdays (4 days/3 nights);
Adelaide-Perth on Thursdays
Eastbound from Perth-Sydney on Sundays (4 days/3 nights);
Adelaide-Sydney on Tuesdays

A fabled journey. Follow the path of bush pioneers, gold rush prospectors, and legendary adventurers as you make an epic transcontinental crossing aboard the Indian Pacific.

Indian Pacific

Journeys of the Great Southern

With its rugged coastline, sun-kissed beaches, forested peaks, and exhilarating capital cities, the stunning journey between Brisbane and Adelaide feels like nowhere else in Australia.

Relax with everything taken care of on board including fine dining, premium wines and world-class hospitality, as you’re transported from buzzing cities to diverse landscapes and natural marvels.

Brisbane to Adelaide
4 Days, 3 Nights

Great Southern

The Overland

With a daylight service between the two great cities, enjoy a relaxing and unique journey, while savouring the creature comforts and romance of rail.

There is nothing quite like travelling by rail, and The Overland operates a day-long service running between Melbourne and Adelaide in both directions. Onboard, you’ll experience a comfortable journey as you watch the diverse landscapes outside your window, from rugged mallee scrub to fields of green and gold.

With comfortable semi-reclining seats, generous legroom, up to 60kg of luggage, a range of dining options, and dedicated hospitality attendants, whether you choose to travel Red or Red Premium service, you’re choosing an effortless and relaxing way to embark on your interstate adventure.

Adelaide – Melbourne
Departs Adelaide to Melbourne, Sundays and Thursdays
Departs Melbourne to Adelaide, Mondays and Fridays

The Overland

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