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Australia: Darwin to Adelaide on The Ghan

Private Travel | Rail journeys | Short Trips 4 Days & 3 Nights Lead-in price: £4245 Current prices from: £4245

This leisurely rail itinerary travels the length of the country between Darwin and Adelaide, through diverse scenery with some fascinating cultural excursions. From Darwin, the journey traverses the Tropical North, into the heart of the Australian outback, before finishing in South Australia. Highlights include passing through breathtaking gorges and learning about the first European settlement in Alice Springs.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Experience Australia's contrasting and dramatic scenery on this multi-day rail journey
  • Take a leisurely cruise between towering sandstone cliffs in Katherine
  • Optional helicopter ride over the ancient MacDonnell Ranges
  • Visit the natural monolith of Uluru in Australia's fiery Red Centre
  • Stay in twin cabin with en suite bathroom
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Depart Darwin • Katherine

Board The Ghan and travel south to Katherine. On arrival, choose from three excursions: a cruise through Katherine Gorge, a visit to see Aboriginal rock art, or a visit to an outback cattle station. A flight over Katherine gorge is also available (payable locally). (L, D)

Day 2: Alice Springs

After breakfast the train will arrive into Alice Springs, where it will remain until departure in the late evening. Choose between a sightseeing tour of Alice Springs, a visit to the Alice Springs Desert Park, a trip to Simpsons Gap or a bicycle tour of Alice Springs. It is also possible to take a scenic flight to Uluru (Ayers Rock) before landing for a guided tour of the Uluru/Kata Tjuta National Park (optional). This evening experience an outback dinner at the Telegraph Station. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Coober Pedy

This morning arrive into Manguri, then take a short drive to Coober Pedy for a full-day exploration of the world’s opal-mining capital. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Adelaide

Arrive into Adelaide this morning and disembark the train. (B)

Meal Basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important Information Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Departures & flights

This tour operates between April – October 2021 only; international flights not included.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • The Ghan
    The Ghan

    The Ghan train was named after the hardy Afghans and their camel trains, which, in the early pioneer days, provided the only means of transport into the unforgiving Red Centre. Today, The Ghan offers an incomparable way to travel to the two jewels of the Northern Territory: the barren Red Centre and the tropical Top End. The train offers comfortable overnight accommodation with the Gold Service twin cabins having an en suite bathroom and a three-seat lounger that converts into upper and lower sleeping berths. In the evening, while you dine in the restaurant, your cabin will be converted into a bedroom. In the morning, the bed will be put away during breakfast and the cabin returned to normal. Gold service includes breakfast, lunch and dinner served in the Queen Adelaide restaurant; access to the Outback Explorer lounge car; selected drinks throughout the journey; bedding; towels; complimentary toiletries; and all off-train experiences. ...

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Dates & prices



Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Darwin

    Darwin is Australia's closest city to the equator and the gateway to the Top...

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