The Ghan Adventure Overview

Take an epic train, boat and 4x4 adventure tour through the Central and Top End of Australia. Freshwater pools, lush rainforests and mighty Uluru await.

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      USD $2,840
      CAD $3,025
      AUD $3,140
      EUR €2,185
      GBP £1,880
      NZD $3,720
      ZAR R28,580
      CHF FR2,690
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-04-01 - 2015-03-31

Travel across the Australian Outback by train and 4x4

Journey from the heart of the Red Centre to Australia's Top End on this adventure-packed tour. See the world's biggest monolith, the mighty Uluru, learn about the oldest culture on earth and witness ancient rock art. Discover bush tucker, watch the plains roll by from the famous Ghan, swim in clear rock pools at Kings Canyon and muse over each day's adventure with a cold beer. From Alice Springs to Darwin, you'll discover a land steeped in legend and adorned in breathtaking natural beauty.

  • Embark on a 4x4 tour across open desert plains
  • Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Experience Outback life in Alice Springs
  • Learn about bush tucker
  • Learn about the ancient land from Indigenous hosts
  • Marvel at sunrise over Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
  • Step aboard the famous Ghan
  • Swim in the Garden of Eden rock pool

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Alice Springs, Australia
  • Finish:

    Darwin, Australia
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 24
  • Ages:

    Min 6
  • Meals:

    5 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (2 nts), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt), Permanent safari camp (with shared facilities) (3 nts), Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    All Terrain vehicle, Overnight sleeper train, Train
  • Included activities:

    Jim Jim Falls, Kings Canyon Rim Walk, Litchfield National Park, Maguk (Barramundi Gorge), Mary River cruise, Twin Falls, Ubirr Rock, Uluru Base Walk, Uluru sunset drinks, Valley of the Winds walk

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1339kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. The trip commences on day 1 at 6.00AM and finishes on arrival in Darwin on day 9 at approx 6.30PM. Please take this into consideration when booking any flights and accommodation. We recommend you pre book extra accommodation prior and post the trip. 2. This trip requires an increased non-refundable deposit (500AUD, 500CAD, 500USD, 400EUR, 350GBP, 500CHF, 600NZD) in order to secure tickets for the Ghan train journey. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. 4. You can join this trip in Uluru on day 1 no later than 2.00PM. Please see trip code PISGY for details.

  • Total price from

    USD $2,840
    CAD $3,025
    AUD $3,140
    EUR €2,185
    GBP £1,880
    NZD $3,720
    ZAR R28,580
    CHF FR2,690
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $315
    CAD $336
    AUD $348
    EUR €242
    GBP £208
    NZD $413
    ZAR R3,175
    CHF FR298
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The Ghan Adventure Summary

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Day 1 Alice Springs/Kata Tjuta/Uluru (Ayers Rock)

The outback town of Alice Springs is a travel hub for visitors setting off to the explore the sensational range of natural wonders the Red Centre has to offer. An iconic image of outback Australia and a sacred site for the local Aboriginal people, Uluru's remarkable colour changes are a wonder to behold.

Day 2 Uluru (Ayers Rock)/Kings Canyon

The ancient rock formations of Kata Tjuta (also known as The Olgas) create an amazing landscape of spectacular domes and canyons.

Day 3 Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon)/Glen Helen

The towering sandstone walls of Kings Canyon command breathtaking views of the gorge below and the surrounding desert landscape.

Day 4 Western MacDonnell Ranges/Alice Springs

With highlights including Ormiston Gorge and Palm Valley, the beautiful natural surrounds of the Western MacDonnell Ranges are home to walking trails, waterholes and rock wallabies. Located 1500km from the nearest major city, Alice Springs may be isolated but it still boasts decent restaurants, fascinating Aboriginal art galleries and a lively nightlife.

Day 5 The Ghan

Hop aboard the legendary Ghan and prepare for one of the world’s great train journeys. Day 6 Katherine/Darwin Stop off at Katherine to marvel at the stunning Katherine Gorge before continuing on to Darwin.

Day 6 Katherine/Darwin

Stop off at Katherine to marvel at the stunning Katherine Gorge before continuing on to Darwin.

Day 7 Darwin/Litchfield/Mary River

A cosmopolitan city in Australia's tropical Top End, Darwin has a relaxed atmosphere and a fascinating multicultural population. Litchfield National Park is famous for its beautiful rainforests, scenic waterfalls and safe swimming holes. A stunning region of freshwater billabongs and monsoon forests, Mary River National Park is an outstanding fishing and bird-watching destination where you can also spot a few saltwater crocs.

Day 8 Mary River/Kakadu

Home to colourful rock art and spectacular scenery, Kakadu National Park is a vast wilderness of rainforest, wetlands, waterfalls and amazing wildlife.

Day 9 Kakadu/Darwin

Known for its balmy weather and diverse cultural influences, Darwin has grown from a remote trading outpost into the Northern Territory's modern capital without losing its frontier charm.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,840
      CAD $3,025
      AUD $3,140
      EUR €2,185
      GBP £1,880
      NZD $3,720
      ZAR R28,580
      CHF FR2,690
      *
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