The Ghan Holidays

Experience the iconic Ghan rail journey and extend your holiday with a number of packages that allow you to spend more time soaking up all the Australian outback has to offer. Choose from a range of included off-train experiences that will enrich & reward your journey.

Whether you're looking for a train journey or the ultimate expedition, Holidays Beckon has a package that suits every taste. I can also design a specially crafted experience just for you. 

Onboard you will find sumptuous dining, elegant private cabins, attentive service, and the camaraderie of your fellow travellers.  For more information about the experience, click here.

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The Ghan Expedition

Lunch underground Coober Pedy

.The Ghan Expedition - Darwin to Adelaide
3 nights from

$3,825

pp twin share


IMMERSIVE RAIL & TOUR EXPERIENCE


  Departs Wednesdays Apr to Oct 2023
 4 days/3 nights      Darwin, NT → Adelaide, SA

A unique and epic experience, explore the wonders of Australia’s vast interior with one of the world’s most renowned rail journeys – The Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide.

Rail journey includes:
 3 nights aboard The Ghan, Darwin to Adelaide, including Off Train Experiences in Katherine, Alice Springs, Coober Pedy & Manguri
 All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages 
 A spectacular dinner under the stars at the historic Telegraph Station, Alice Springs
 Venture into the underground opal mining town of Coober Pedy

Terms & Conditions: Subject to availability. Prices are based on twin share, per person unless stated otherwise. Reservations are subject to the terms, conditions and requirements of carriers, hoteliers and other service providers. Schedules and availability, fare conditions and prices can change at any time. Routing restrictions and other special conditions may apply. We and any third party suppliers have taken reasonable care that the content of this communication and our website, including all travel information and listings is correct but is subject to amendment at any time without notice. Please contact us for full T&Cs. Supplier: JBR.


Darwin Discovery

Darwin Harbour Sunset Cruise

.Darwin Discovery (Mar 2023)​​​​​​ 
5 nights from

$3,065

pp twin share


IMMERSIVE RAIL & TOUR EXPERIENCE


  Departs Sundays - 2023
 6 days/5 nights      Adelaide, SA → Darwin, NT

Be captivated by the fascinating historic outback town of Alice Springs and the inspiring gorge landscape of Katherine on your Off Train Experiences. Make your way to Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory, which is yours to explore with three nights’ accommodation as your base. Included

Rail journey includes:
 2 nights aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Darwin, including all meals & beverages ​​
 Off Train Experiences in Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine
 3 nights’ accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily
 Charles Darwin’ Sunset Dinner Cruise

Terms & Conditions: Subject to availability. Prices are based on twin share, per person unless stated otherwise. Reservations are subject to the terms, conditions and requirements of carriers, hoteliers and other service providers. Schedules and availability, fare conditions and prices can change at any time. Routing restrictions and other special conditions may apply. We and any third party suppliers have taken reasonable care that the content of this communication and our website, including all travel information and listings is correct but is subject to amendment at any time without notice. Please contact us for full T&Cs. Supplier: JBR.


Taste of the Top End

Litchfield National Park

.Taste of the Top End (Mar 2023) 
7 nights from

$4,670

pp twin share


IMMERSIVE RAIL & TOUR EXPERIENCE


  Departs Saturdays - 2023
 8 days/7 nights      Adelaide, SA → Darwin, NT

Explore spectacular Litchfield National Park, see the famous jumping crocodiles, and take in a host of other popular Top End attractions before stepping aboard The Ghan Expedition in Darwin to experience the wonders of Katherine, Alice Springs & Coober Pedy on your way to Adelaide.

Rail journey includes:
 4 nights’ accommodation in Darwin, including breakfast daily & a sunset harbour cruise.
 Full day Litchfield National Park Waterfalls tour, including lunch
 Half day Jumping Crocs and Nature Adventure, including cruise and touring
 2 nights aboard The Ghan Expedition, Darwin to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Katherine, Alice Springs & Manguri

Terms & Conditions: Subject to availability. Prices are based on twin share, per person unless stated otherwise. Reservations are subject to the terms, conditions and requirements of carriers, hoteliers and other service providers. Schedules and availability, fare conditions and prices can change at any time. Routing restrictions and other special conditions may apply. We and any third party suppliers have taken reasonable care that the content of this communication and our website, including all travel information and listings is correct but is subject to amendment at any time without notice. Please contact us for full T&Cs. Supplier: JBR.


Taste of South Australia

Barossa Vineyards

.Taste of South Australia 
6 nights from

$3,835

pp twin share


IMMERSIVE RAIL & TOUR EXPERIENCE


  Departs Wednesdays - 2023  
 7 days/6 nights      Adelaide, SA → Darwin, NT 

If you are a lover of fine food and wine, then South Australia should be on your hit list. This flavour-filled state has the perfect combination of climates, soils and topography to produce some of the world’s most sought after wines and gastronomic delights.

Rail journey includes:
 4 nights’ accommodation in Adelaide, including breakfast daily
 The Iconic Penfolds Experience tour, including a three-course lunch with matching wines plus a one day Northern Barossa Valley Voyager tour including tastings and lunch​​​​​
 2 nights aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Darwin, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine​​​​​

Terms & Conditions: Subject to availability. Prices are based on twin share, per person unless stated otherwise. Reservations are subject to the terms, conditions and requirements of carriers, hoteliers and other service providers. Schedules and availability, fare conditions and prices can change at any time. Routing restrictions and other special conditions may apply. We and any third party suppliers have taken reasonable care that the content of this communication and our website, including all travel information and listings is correct but is subject to amendment at any time without notice. Please contact us for full T&Cs. Supplier: JBR.


Top End ExplorerNitmiluk/Katherine Gorge

.Top End Explorer 
7 nights from

$4,820

pp twin share


IMMERSIVE RAIL & TOUR EXPERIENCE

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  Departs Sundays

 8 days/7 nights      Adelaide, SA → Darwin, NT

Combine two national parks with one legendary rail journey and connect with nature, wildlife and incredible landscapes as you traverse the country. Travel through the outback from Adelaide to Darwin on The Ghan, before continuing on to Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks for deeper exploration of the Top End’s diverse natural habitats. 

Rail journey includes:
 2 nights aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Darwin, including all meals & beverages 
 Off Train Experiences in Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine
 3 nights’ accommodation in Darwin, including breakfast daily
 2 nights of intimate small-group Kakadu, East Alligator River and Litchfield touring with Outback Spirit Tours, including accommodation, guided touring and meals​​​​​​​
 Half-day Darwin City Sights tour
 Darwin Harbour Sunset Dinner Cruise

Terms & Conditions: Subject to availability. Prices are based on twin share, per person unless stated otherwise. Reservations are subject to the terms, conditions and requirements of carriers, hoteliers and other service providers. Schedules and availability, fare conditions and prices can change at any time. Routing restrictions and other special conditions may apply. We and any third party suppliers have taken reasonable care that the content of this communication and our website, including all travel information and listings is correct but is subject to amendment at any time without notice. Please contact us for full T&Cs. Supplier: JBR.


Taste of Two CitiesThe Ghan

.Taste of Two Cities 
9 nights from

$4,865

pp twin share


IMMERSIVE RAIL & TOUR EXPERIENCE

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  Departs Sundays

 10 days/9 nights      Darwin, NT → Adelaide, SA

Darwin is yours to explore when you start your journey in this laid-back city. Then travel on The Ghan through the heart of Australia before arriving in Adelaide the food and wine capital.

Rail journey includes:
 3 nights’ accommodation in Darwin, including breakfast daily
 Darwin Harbour Cruises Sunset Dinner Cruise
 3 nights aboard The Ghan Expedition, Darwin to Adelaide, including all meals & beverages 
 Off Train Experiences in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy
 3 nights’ accommodation in Adelaide, including breakfast daily​​​​​​​
 1 day Taste the Barossa Premium Tour

Terms & Conditions: Subject to availability. Prices are based on twin share, per person unless stated otherwise. Reservations are subject to the terms, conditions and requirements of carriers, hoteliers and other service providers. Schedules and availability, fare conditions and prices can change at any time. Routing restrictions and other special conditions may apply. We and any third party suppliers have taken reasonable care that the content of this communication and our website, including all travel information and listings is correct but is subject to amendment at any time without notice. Please contact us for full T&Cs. Supplier: JBR.


Red Centre SpectacularField of Light at Uluru

.Red Centre & Field Of Light Spectacular 
10 nights from

$8,295

pp twin share


IMMERSIVE RAIL & TOUR EXPERIENCE

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  Departs Wednesdays & Saturdays (Apr-Sep)
 10 days/9 nights      Darwin, NT → Adelaide, SA

This spectacular journey explores the West MacDonnell Ranges before taking your place beside spiritual Uluru and Kata Tjuta. You’ll understand why people travel great distances to see the Territory’s remarkable landscapes and icons. 

Rail journey includes:
 1 night aboard The Ghan Expedition Darwin to Alice Springs, including all meals and beverages, and Off Train Experiences in Katherine and Alice Springs
 2 nights Alice Springs accommodation, including breakfast (either side of tour)
 5 nights intimate small-group touring with Outback Spirit Tours, v​​​isiting Kings Canyon, Uluru, the rock formations of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Walpa Gorge. Dine under the stars at the ‘Sounds of Silence’ dining experience & admire the internationally acclaimed ‘Field of Light’ display at Uluru.
 2 nights aboard The Ghan Expedition Alice Springs to Adelaide, including all meals and beverages and Off Train Experiences in Coober Pedy

Terms & Conditions: Subject to availability. Prices are based on twin share, per person unless stated otherwise. Reservations are subject to the terms, conditions and requirements of carriers, hoteliers and other service providers. Schedules and availability, fare conditions and prices can change at any time. Routing restrictions and other special conditions may apply. We and any third party suppliers have taken reasonable care that the content of this communication and our website, including all travel information and listings is correct but is subject to amendment at any time without notice. Please contact us for full T&Cs. Supplier: JBR.


Ultimate TerritoryKata Tjuta - Image by magicmicka pixabay.comKakadu

.Ultimate Territory Tour 
14 nights from

$10,925

pp twin share


IMMERSIVE RAIL & TOUR EXPERIENCE

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  Departs Sundays
 15 days/14 nights      Adelaide, SA → Darwin, NT

If your dream is to see the best of the Australian outback and immerse yourself in the heart of it with hands-on experiences, this is the ultimate escape. It doesn’t come any better than travelling on The Ghan, exploring Uluru and Kata Tjuta, cruising Nitmiluk Gorge in Katherine and exploring Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, all in one sensational journey through the nation’s heartland.

Rail journey includes:
 1 night aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Alice Springs, including all meals, beverages and an Off Train Experience in Marla
 5 nights intimate small-group touring with Outback Spirit Tours, v​​​isiting Kings Canyon, Uluru, the rock formations of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Walpa Gorge. Dine under the stars at the ‘Sounds of Silence’ dining experience & admire the internationally acclaimed ‘Field of Light’ display at Uluru.
 1 night aboard The Ghan, Alice Springs to Darwin, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Katherine
 3 nights’ accommodation in Darwin, including breakfast daily 
 2 nights of intimate small-group Kakadu, East Alligator River and Litchfield touring with Outback Spirit Tours, including accommodation, guided touring and meal 
 Darwin Harbour Cruises Sunset Dinner Cruise

Terms & Conditions: Subject to availability. Prices are based on twin share, per person unless stated otherwise. Reservations are subject to the terms, conditions and requirements of carriers, hoteliers and other service providers. Schedules and availability, fare conditions and prices can change at any time. Routing restrictions and other special conditions may apply. We and any third party suppliers have taken reasonable care that the content of this communication and our website, including all travel information and listings is correct but is subject to amendment at any time without notice. Please contact us for full T&Cs. Supplier: JBR.


Coastal QuestHorizontal Falls - Image by Tobie Oosthuizen Getty ImagesSimpsons Gap Alice Springs

Coastal Quest - Deluxe Suite 
15 nights from

$18,535

pp twin share


IMMERSIVE RAIL & TOUR EXPERIENCE

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  Departs Friday 02 Jun 2023
 16 days/15 nights      Broome, WA → Adelaide, SA

Contrast a luxury, small-ship coastal odyssey with PONANT in a Prestige Stateroom and the inland ochres of the Red Centre as you travel aboard The Ghan Expedition, culminating in a rail and sail experience that will connect you to land and sea and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

Package includes:
 1 night’s accommodation in Broome including breakfast
 10-night Australia’s Iconic Kimberley expedition cruise aboard PONANT’s Le Laperouse in a Prestige Stateroom or upgrade to a Deluxe Suite for an additional cost 
 Explore the pristine mangrove environments, get up close to King George twin falls, view the unique tidal phenomena Horizontal Falls, take a helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls & explore the ancient landscapes and rock art in the Northern Territory and the Kimberley.
 1 night’s accommodation in Darwin including breakfast
 3 nights’ aboard The Ghan Expedition, Darwin to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy

Terms & Conditions: Subject to availability. Prices are based on twin share, per person unless stated otherwise. Reservations are subject to the terms, conditions and requirements of carriers, hoteliers and other service providers. Schedules and availability, fare conditions and prices can change at any time. Routing restrictions and other special conditions may apply. We and any third party suppliers have taken reasonable care that the content of this communication and our website, including all travel information and listings is correct but is subject to amendment at any time without notice. Please contact us for full T&Cs. Supplier: JBR.


Other great Australian rail journeys

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