Jun 18, 2018

Going, Going, Ghan


The Ghan promises access to parts of Australia no other journey can come close to – the perfect balance of luxury and adventure culminating in an experience that will move you in every sense of the word.

Australia’s Outback has always invoked a sense of romance. It conjures images of red dirt, ancient cultures, breathtaking landscapes and a harshness that both intrigues and commands respect at the same time.

It tells stories of explorers who have gone before us, pioneering the way across the interior of Australia that now, we as guests onboard The Ghan, can enjoy in luxury while making memories that last a lifetime.

Traversing the 2,979 kilometres from Adelaide to Darwin over two nights and three days, The Ghan follows the route forged by Afghan cameleers in the late 19th century. But far from the scorching temperatures and slow pace endured by the Afghans, guests travel through the Outback on The Ghan in air-conditioned comfort at a leisurely pace of 80 – 115 kilometres an hour.

While on board, Scenic guests enjoy the old-world charm of Gold Service, featuring twin cabins with ensuites and single cabins with shared facilities.

Guests can also choose to upgrade to Platinum Service, which comprises twin or double cabins that are more spacious with a modern and sleek finish.

Whether you travel in Gold or Platinum, you will receive second-to-none service and share the journey with staff who love what they do and delight in sharing the adventure with you.

From helping you choose your Off Train Excursions, seating you with fellow-guests at meal times and the evening turn-down service, nothing is too much trouble.

While staying on the train may seem a tempting proposition, there is so much to discover off train. The all-inclusive journey includes a choice of Off Train Excursions in Alice Springs and Katherine.

Ride a camel in a nod to the pioneers, marvel at the colours of Simpsons Gap, meet our scaly and feathered friends at skies for a view that stretches as far as the horizon.

In Katherine, take a boat tour at Nitmiluk Gorge and wonder at the Aboriginal rock art that’s thousands of years old. Alternatively, you might choose the Outback experience and learn the story of Tom Curtain – horse breaker, station owner and Australian Country Music Chart champion.

After a day of adventure, join fellow guests in the Outback Explorer Lounge before sitting down to a sumptuous meal of regional cuisine that reflects the country the train travels through.

Whether it’s barramundi, buffalo or beef, you can be assured the food and wine will be something to remember. Journeying on The Ghan, you’ll notice the scenery change from the Flinders Ranges in South Australia and the red earth of Alice Springs to the tropical, lush climes of Darwin.

Your trip may be coming to an end, but one thing’s for sure, the places you’ve seen and the people you meet will live on in your memory for years to come.

Join Scenic’s Territory Explorer itinerary and combine a visit to magnificent Uluru with a journey on The Ghan from Alice Springs to Darwin for a nine day journey to remember.


9 Day Territory Explorer

From $6,795 per person*

Rugged, ancient and stunningly beautiful, the ‘Red Centre’ of Australia is a must-see. From the epic monument that is Uluru to the history of Alice Springs, not to mention the joy involved in taking one of the world’s great rail journeys on the legendary Ghan. Spend time in the gorgeous Northern Territory and you’ll never want to leave.

Discover outback Australia on a luxury 9 day tour from Ayers Rock to Darwin. Watch the sun rise over Uluru & witness the stunning Field of Lights art installation.

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