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3 Dec 2018

Ride the legendary Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin, through the heart of South Australia.

Regarded as one of the world’s greatest rail journeys, The Ghan snakes its way through Australia’s red centre, over 2,979 kilometres from Adelaide to Darwin. The journey will take you deep into the heart of South Australia’s outback. Relax in your own luxurious private cabin (with double and single bedding options) and watch breathtaking scenery roll by your window.

Gold and platinum packages feature all-inclusive food and beverages. Guests are treated to gourmet feasts prepared by professional chefs and drinks served in atmospheric onboard lounges. Platinum guests enjoy three five-course meals per day, served in the stunning Platinum Club car. 

Three routes operate to and from Adelaide, with stops at the outback South Australian towns of Coober Pedy, Marla and Manguri.

Route one: Darwin to Adelaide

Spend three nights and four days in luxury, travelling 2,979 kilometres from Darwin to Adelaide, through the fiery red centre of Australia.

Stop one: Katherine

Discover the grandeur of Katherine, one of the Northern Territory’s most monumental natural wonders.

Stop two: Alice Springs

Experience outback life at its best in Alice Springs. Embark on a guided tour of the town, including the historic Telegraph Station and Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Stop three: Coober Pedy

Descend into a labyrinth of underground homes, shops, hotels and even churches in Coober Pedy. Learn about the iconic town’s opal mining history and experience the beauty and vastness of outback South Australia.

Route two: Adelaide to Darwin

Spend two nights and three days in luxury, travelling 2,979 kilometres from Adelaide to Darwin, coast-to-coast.

Stop one: Manguri

Gather around a bonfire beneath a deep-red sunset at Manguri, outback South Australia. 

Stop two: Marla

Wake-up to a stunning sunrise, enjoying a light breakfast in the outback South Australian town of Marla.

Stop three: Alice Springs

Experience outback life at its best in Alice Springs. Embark on a guided tour of the town, including the historic Telegraph Station and Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Stop four: Katherine

Discover the grandeur of Katherine, one of the Northern Territory’s most monumental natural wonders.

Route three: Adelaide to Alice Springs

Stop one: Manguri

Gather around a bonfire beneath a deep-red sunset at Manguri, outback South Australia.

Stop two: Marla

Wake-up to a stunning sunrise, enjoying a light breakfast in the outback South Australian town of Marla.

Explore South Australia

The Lane Vineyard, Adelaide Hills

Once in Adelaide, take your pick from Great Southern Rail’s extensive travel packages.

The Adelaide City Package will see you exploring the tranquil Adelaide Botanic Garden and dining in bustling Gouger Street, before visiting the iconic Adelaide Oval and Adelaide Central Market.

The Hills and Sea Package includes accommodation at South Australia’s favourite city beach: Glenelg, a trip to the Adelaide Hills’ award-winning Woodside Cheese Wrights, Melba’s Chocolate Factory and famed cellar doors. You’ll then explore Hahndorf’s historic shops, galleries, cafés and museums. 

Spend five days immersed in South Australia’s gourmet capital: The Barossa as part of The Adelaide & Barossa Valley Self-drive Package. Take your pick from over 150 wineries and 80 cellar doors where you’ll rub shoulders with some of the greatest names in winemaking history. 

See South Australia in 48 hours

Adelaide combines exceptional food and wine, world-famous events and immersive wildlife experiences. Play, stay and see South Australia with our 48-hour guide.