The Ghan & Kimberley Cruises

Combine your Kimberley cruise with one of the world’s greatest rail journeys for the ultimate outback touring experience.

About The Ghan

Universally acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest rail journeys, The Ghan promises so much more than an extended train ride. It makes possible access to parts of Australia no other holiday can come close to, and is the perfect balance of comfort and adventure culminating in an experience that will move you in every sense of the word.

Prepare for a journey of unimaginable proportions as the legendary Ghan takes you deep into the heart of Australia. Enjoy the comfort and solitude of your private cabin, lose yourself in conversation with newfound travelling companions, or simply gaze out of the window taking inspiration from the ever changing landscape.

And when the train stops along the way, the adventures begin. Take your time tapping into the rich creative soul of Adelaide. Experience the dramatic scenery of central Australia on the back of a camel and explore the ancient, awe-inspiring wonders of the Northern Territory.

The Ghan hero shot Katherine
The Ghan Expedition train

The Ghan Expedition

Darwin to Adelaide
Three nights aboard the Ghan

The four day Ghan Expedition perfectly complements your Kimberley cruise. Enjoy the highest standards of service in Platinum or Gold service on board, then join local guides in key locations for off train excursions into the heart of the outback.

Stepping off the train, you will be able to choose from included excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy.

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The Ghan Rail Journey

The Ghan Rail Journey

Adelaide to Darwin
​Darwin to Adelaide
Two nights aboard the Ghan

Setting off from Adelaide or Darwin, travel from ‘coast to coast’ through the red heart of the continent.

Take in views from the lounge car, or Queen Adelaide Restaurant, where you will enjoy outstanding dining during your journey.

In Alice Springs and Katherine you will also have the opportunity to participate in off train excursions.

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Accommodation choices aboard the Ghan

Aboard the Ghan, you may choose to travel in Gold or Platinum Class service.

The moment you step into your Gold Class cabin, you’ll be immersed into a world of romance that epitomises rail travel. The most popular choice of accommodation, Gold Service Twin and Single Cabins have everything you need to feel right at home for the amazing experience that lies ahead.

For the discerning traveller, Platinum Service adds an enhanced level of sophistication to your journey. Stylishly appointed, spacious suites complemented by discreet, personalised service and world-class food and wine make this a very special travel experience.

Platinum Service

Platinum Service offers guests the most luxurious transcontinental holiday Australia has to offer. Boasting deluxe extras such as Platinum Transfers, in-cabin breakfasts and access to the Platinum Club, Platinum Service promises and delivers a journey beyond expectations.

Your spacious cabin features a double bed, sitting area and private ensuite. All meals and selected beverages (alcoholic and non alcoholic) are included throughout the journey.

Gold Premium

Gold Premium offers a redesigned Gold Class service, with the little touches that add luxury to a journey. It starts with the contemporary design of the accommodation, where the colour palette draws inspiration from the rich colours of Arrernte painter Albert Namatjira’s stunning landscapes.

Think walnut timber and polished brass detailing, along with Indigenous prints on the upholstery that draw the connection to the Australian outback. This is your haven, a comfortable lounge by day that converts to bunk-style sleepers at night.

Gold Service

Through the big screen window of your cosy Gold Service cabin watch tremendous secrets unfold as The Ghan transports you from one end of the continent to the other.

Gold Twin cabins feature private en suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day and Gold single cabins feature a bed that converts to a seat by day and shared shower/toilet facilities.

The Ghan Timetable 2024

At Kimberley Cruise Specialists our team can package up the Ghan and Darwin accommodation with a number of the best Kimberley cruises. While the Ghan fits well with cruises that start or finish in Darwin (think Coral Expeditions or Reef Prince), it’s also possible to include a flight from Kununurra to Darwin for seamless connections with The Ghan.

Dates & Prices

2-nights Adelaide to Darwin
Departs Adelaide Wednesday & Sunday (March to November)
Gold Twin from $2,925 per person
Gold Single from $2,480 per person
Gold Premium from $3,495 per person, twin share
Platinum Service from $5,025 per person, twin share

3-nights Ghan Expedition – Darwin to Adelaide
Departs Darwin Wednesday & Saturday (April to October)
Gold Twin from $4,245 per person, twin share
Gold Single from $3,705 per person
Gold Premium from $5,095 per person, twin share
Platinum Service from $7,300 per person, twin share

To find out how you can add The Ghan to your Kimberley cruise, or about our rail/cruise packages, call our expert team today.

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