THE GHAN Route: Adelaide - Alice Springs - Darwin
Distance: 2979 kilometres
Regarded as one of the world’s greatest rail journeys, The Ghan delivers so much more than an extended train ride. This three day / two night journey promises access to parts of Australia no other holiday can come close to – the perfect balance of comfort and adventure culminating in an experience that will move you in every sense of the word. Enjoy the comfort and solitude of your private cabin, lose yourself in conversation with newfound travelling companions, or simply gaze out of the window taking inspiration from the ever changing landscape. And when the train stops along the way, the adventures begin. A series of immersive Off Train Excursions are included and add another exciting dimension to your journey, giving you a chance to breathe in the beauty you’ve been watching pass by. Experience the grandeur of one of the Northern Territory’s most monumental natural wonders with a leisurely Nitmiluk Gorge boat cruise, explore local culture with a tour in beautiful Katherine or get up close to the flora & fauna at Alice Springs Desert Park, to name a few.
Timetable Departs Darwin
Departs Alice Springs Thursday 12.45pm
Departs Alice Springs Monday 6.15pm
One way fares per person from
Alice Springs - Darwin or v.v
Adelaide - Darwin or v.v
Adelaide - Alice Springs or v.v
INDIAN PACIFIC Route: Sydney - Adelaide - Perth
Distance: 4352 kilometres
Stepping aboard the mighty Indian Pacific, you’ll feel a great sense of anticipation as this unforgettable Australian adventure begins to unfold. Whether you’re journeying from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific or the other way round, you’ll be making your way across the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world. This is a journey defined by contrast, encompassing the towering majesty of the Blue Mountains to the barren expanse of the Nullabor and every goldmine, ghost town and grapevine in between. Take advantage of the Off Train Excursions which are specially designed to fit in with the train timetable so you’ll have the opportunity to experience some of the area’s best sights and better yet, they are included as part of your journey. With stops in places such as Kalgoorlie or Rawlinna, Adelaide, Broken Hill and the Blue Mountains you’ll be spoilt for choice; indulge on a wine tour in the Barossa or discover the unique art scene in Broken Hill.
Timetable Departs Sydney
One way fares per person from Sydney - Adelaide or v.v Adelaide - Perth or v.v Sydney - Perth
$1,386 $2,975 $4,010
$885 $1,802 $2,549
Platinum Service offers guests the most luxurious transcontinental holiday Australia has to offer. Boasting deluxe extras such as Platinum Transfers, in-cabin breakfasts and access to the Platinum Club, this service promises and delivers a journey beyond expectations. The first thing you’ll notice about your cabin is the abundance of space; by it 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. Feeling peckish? Step out of your spacious cabin and into the Platinum Club where an all-inclusive menu is prepared by on-board chefs using fresh local fare. Hearty breakfasts, two course lunches and three course dinners are all included and can be complimented by a selection of exclusive wines & beverages.
With room to stretch out and all the comforts of home, Gold Service is the most popular level of service aboard The Ghan and Indian Pacific. You’ll enjoy private cabin accommodation together with all-inclusive dining & beverages in the classically styled Queen Adelaide Restaurant. Gold Service accommodation is available in both single and twin-share so you can choose to travel with your partner, friends or roll solo. For Gold Twin, a comfortable sleeper cabin features a private en suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day, whilst the Gold Single, a compact sleeper cabin features a bed that converts to a seat by day and shared shower/toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage.
The Indian Pacific Credit: Great Southern Rail
Prices are based on two people sharing, single travellers may attract additional charges and cabin facilities may differ. Trains schedules are subject to change without notice. Note: Other services still available on request.
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