Timless elegance

Facilities & services
  • 30 carriages
  • Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car
  • Outback Explorer Lounge
  • Possible routes: Darwin to Adelaide, Darwin to Alice Springs, Adelaide to Alice Springs
  • All journeys are available in both directions

The Ghan is named after the cameleers who used to travel into Australia’s Red Centre over 150 years ago. Many were migrants from what is now Pakistan, but back in the 1800s they were believed to have come from Afghanistan and were known as Afghans, or Ghans.

The original line followed the route of explorer John MacDouall Stuart, from Adelaide to Alice Springs, but now the track stretches for almost 3,000km and finishes in Darwin. Passengers can choose to do the entire journey or break it down and travel between Darwin and Adelaide, Darwin and Alice Springs or Adelaide and Alice Springs.

Passing through the pastoral hues of the South Australian Plains and the rusty reds of the MacDonnell Ranges to the tropical greens of Katherine and Darwin, a ride aboard the Ghan is to experience some of the very best of the country’s epic landscapes.

Cabins serve as a lounge area during the day and are converted into comfortable bedrooms come evening. Gold level guests will enjoy an en suite cabin with upper and lower berths while those travelling in Platinum will bed down in extremely spacious suites with a double or twin beds. Large windows allow you to take in the beautiful scenery as you relax in your cabin.

Dine on delicious local cuisine in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car, which is bursting with old-world charm and grab a drink and exchange stories in the Outback Explorer Lounge. All meals and drinks are included in the tariff. Platinum guests will also enjoy exclusive access to the Platinum Club with its leather banquette lounge seating, brass fittings and timber flooring.

Where will you venture?

Whatever you want your luxury tour or safari itinerary to include, we’ll create something fully bespoke for you… and only you.

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