The Ghan

The Ghan

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Often described as a ‘national treasure’, The Ghan makes an unforgettable voyage of discovery across the outback.

In 2019, the legendary locomotive celebrated 90 years of service. The Ghan offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience, following the tracks of pioneering explorers through the red heart of Australia, passing through parts of the great continent that most others cannot reach.

Today, the north to south journey (or vice versa) across country covers almost 3,000 kilometres of track, from the lush green plains of South Australia to the rusty, dusty Red Centre and the tropical foliage of Darwin. 

While many changes have been made to the train and its route across Australia, the pioneer spirit remains the same. On board you’ll discover fine dining and even finer wines, elegant cabins ranging from luxurious to the height of sophistication, attentive staff to ensure you make the most of this incredible experience, and a range of Off-Train Experiences that show off the top sights of this mysterious, inhospitable land.

The Ghan Lifestyle

Train Features

2691 Guests



1173 Crew Members


Cabin Types

Entered Service


Entered Service

17 Decks



30 Accessible Cabins


Accessible Cabins

Life on Board The Ghan

From exquisite fine dining to cosy cabins and sophisticated lounges, spend your days on board doing as much or as little as you like.

Platinum Service

Travelling on The Ghan is not just a way of getting from north to south, or vice versa; this epic journey aims to recreate the Golden Age of rail travel, not just in its Edwardian cabins and sumptuous onboard dining, but also through its attentive service. Not only will you be able to personalise your mealtimes, excursions and cabin choice to your tastes, you can also opt for the level of service that suits you.

For the ultimate luxury, consider upgrading to the Platinum Service cabins and enjoy discreet touches throughout your voyage to elevate it to once-in-a-lifetime status. Your cabin will feature wider beds that can be arranged as a double or twin berth, a lounge with two armchairs and a full en suite shower room. And your mealtimes become an experience in themselves with world-class wines and Bollinger champagne, plus you’ll enjoy a nightcap before bed and access to the Platinum Club lounge, too.

  • All-inclusive dining, beverages, and Off Train Experiences
  • Spacious Double or Twin cabin almost twice the size of a Gold Service Twin cabin
  • By day, cabins are set up lounge-style with a table and two ottomans
  • By night, lounges are converted to double or twin beds
  • En suite with separate shower, toilet and Australian bathroom amenities
  • Power outlets and safe
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary
  • Panoramic windows
  • Access to the exclusive Platinum Club
  • Freshly prepared continental breakfasts served upon request in-cabin
  • Refreshments served in-cabin
  • 90 kg checked luggage allowance per guest (3 x 30 kg each).

Curated by Imagine

At Imagine Holidays, we expertly curate unique and immersive experiences to create once-in-a-lifetime holidays that you’ll remember forever, paired with The Ghan rail journeys.

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The Ghan FAQs

Where does The Ghan route begin and end?

The Ghan offers six itineraries with different embark and disembark points:

Adelaide to Darwin


Adelaide – Marla – Alice Springs – Katherine - Darwin


Darwin to Adelaide


Darwin – Katherine - Alice Springs – Marla - Adelaide


Adelaide to Alice Springs


Adelaide – Marla – Alice Springs


Alice Springs to Adelaide


Alice Springs – Marla - Adelaide



Darwin to Alice Springs


Darwin – Katherine – Alice Springs


Alice Springs to Adelaide


Alice Springs – Katherine – Darwin

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