Settle into The Ghan’s gentle rhythm as you travel through the country and immerse yourself The Ghan Red Centre Spectacular set in the Northern Territory’s breathtaking natural wonders on this 11-day journey.
From exploring the West MacDonnell Ranges to 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.
This tour features an unforgettable 5 night, 6 day intimate small-group touring experience on an outback safari. This immersive off-train experience will offer you the most enjoyable Red Centre experience, delightfully delivered with quality and the guarantee of spectacular memories.
Having been in the outback adventure business for over twenty years, Outback Spirit Tours are wholly committed to providing our guests with the trip of a lifetime.
The Ghan Red Centre Spectacular Highlights & Inclusions of your Ghan Journey
1 night aboard The Ghan Expedition Darwin to Alice Springs, including all meals and beverages, and Off Train Experiences in Katherine and Alice Springs
Transfer from Alice Springs Rail terminal to hotel
1 night Alice Springs accommodation, including breakfast
5 nights intimate small-group touring with Outback Spirit Tours, travelling on board a state-of-the-art 4WD Mercedes-Benz vehicle, including accommodation, meals and guided touring
1 night Alice Springs accommodation, including breakfast
Transfer from hotel to Alice Springs Rail Terminal
2 nights aboard The Ghan Expedition Alice Springs to Adelaide, including all meals and beverages and Off Train Experiences in Coober Pedy
10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
Visit the ancient Nitmiluk Gorge
Explore underground sights in Coober Pedy
The Ghan Red Centre Spectacular Highlights of your Outback Spirit Tour
Discover the incredible rugged beauty of Australia’s Red Centre
Visit Kings Canyon for a guided scenic walk and journey through the West MacDonnell Ranges, visiting Standley Chasm and Ormiston Gorge
Visit World Heritage-listed Uluru and enjoy a guided base tour
Early risers will experience the magic and beauty of the sun rising over Uluru
Dine under the stars at the ‘Sounds of Silence’ dining experience
Explore the rock formations of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Walpa Gorge
Admire the internationally acclaimed ‘Field of Light’ display at Uluru and watch as it illuminates the desert night
The Ghan Train – Your Onboard Experience
Everything is Included.
There’s nothing like putting down your suitcase and allowing your journey to simply unfold. Once you step aboard our trains, you can relax, knowing everything has been considered and included in your fare. From world-class food and wine to a range of immersive of Ghan train experiences, the hardest decision you’ll need to make is what to have for lunch and which experience to join.
In addition to the comfort of your beautifully appointed cabin onboard, you’ll find yourself indulging in sumptuous cuisine, fine wines, and camaraderie in our dining carriages.
Taking our cue from the diverse environments our trains travel through, our expert culinary team works closely with local suppliers, farmers and providores to source the best ingredients for meals. Your onboard chefs will create an innovative, regionally-inspired menu accompanied by all-inclusive fine wines and beverages.
The Ghan Train – Platinum Service
Stylishly appointed and spacious cabins are complemented by discreet, personalised service and access to the exclusive Platinum Club carriage for meals, relaxation and socialising. As you’d expect, the food and wine is of the highest standard. Enjoy hearty breakfasts, two-course lunches and four-course dinners, all regionally inspired and paired with champagne and premium wines.
And it all begins before you’ve even stepped aboard. Platinum guests receive private transfers before and after your journey, beginning the adventure in style.
Platinum cabins on the Ghan train offer premium extras, like a full-size en suite, expansive window views from the train, and exclusive use of the Platinum Club carriage. Add to that the luxurious linen, French Champagne, Bracegirdle’s chocolates, a nightcap at turndown and more, and you’re in for an exceptional experience.
Platinum Service inclusions:
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 moveable table and two ottomans
By night, lounges are converted to double or twin beds
En suite equipped with separate shower, vanity with cupboard space, toilet and Australian bathroom amenities
Power outlets and in-cabin safe
In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary
Panoramic windows offering views from both sides of the train
Access to the exclusive Platinum Club for dining and socialising
Freshly prepared continental breakfasts served upon request in-cabin
Refreshments served in-cabin
Transfers at the start and end of your journey available for guests within 60 km of the terminal
90 kg checked luggage allowance per guest (3 x 30 kg each).
The Ghan Train – Gold Service
Choose between Gold Twin or Single cabins, both of which provide the perfect place to relax and recharge after a day’s journey on the Ghan train. Spend hours deep in conversation with new friends in the shared Outback Explorer Lounge, sipping on barista made coffee, or a glass of white wine. Later make your way to the Queen Adelaide Restaurant to dine.
Gold includes hearty breakfasts, two-course lunches and three-course dinners. You may also choose to complement your meal with our selection of premium wines and beverages, all included in your fare.
Gold Service Inclusions:
For Gold Twin, the most popular option, offers a comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day
Gold Superior cabins feature a ¾ size double bed plus an additional fold down upper berth, lounge area, TV and DVD player, mini-bar and en suite.
For Gold Single, a compact sleeper cabin featuring a bed that converts to a seat by day and shared shower/toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage
Gold Access Cabins are exclusively reserved for the mobility impaired. This cabin is subject to availability and assessment of the guest’s Fitness to Travel.
Power outlets in cabin
In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available
All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
All-inclusive Off Train Excursions and Short Stops
Luggage allowance is 60kg per guest
Complimentary Shuttle bus transfers available in Darwin to selected hotels in the city centre
The Ghan Red Centre Spectacular Prices & Departure Dates
Settle into the comforts of The Ghan, relaxing in your cabin or mingling with fellow travellers in the Outback Explorer Lounge. Enjoy lunch ahead of your Off Train Experience in Katherine. In a region renowned for jaw-dropping natural assets, Katherine boasts one of the Top End’s best – the incredible Nitmiluk Gorge.
Day 2 | The Ghan - Alice Springs (B)
After breakfast you’ll arrive into Alice Springs, where a day of fascinating Off Train Experiences awaits. Once your experience is complete, you will be transferred to your hotel to enjoy the evening.
Day 3 | Alice Springs (B,D)
Today your 5-night Red Centre adventure with Outback Spirit Tours starts. Early afternoon, you will be met by your professional crew and enjoy a brief afternoon tour of Alice Springs, including Anzac Hill. You’ll learn what makes this unique outback town tick before dinner at the hotel.
Day 4 | Alice Srpings - Kings Canyon (B,L,D)
Today, depart Alice Springs and travel the Mereenie Loop through the Western MacDonnell Ranges. Visit Standley Chasm and Ormiston Gorge before arriving at Kings Canyon.
Day 5 | Kings Canyon - Watarrka National Park (B,L,D)
Experience the wonders of majestic Kings Canyon with your choice of walk, including the 6km rim walk, featuring breathtaking views of the Watarrka National Park, or a less arduous 2.6km walk along the canyon floor. After returning to the resort in the afternoon, there is the opportunity to take a 15-minute helicopter flight over Kings Canyon and the Watarrka National Park. PLEASE NOTE: Additional costs are applicable and weight limits apply to all scenic flights.
Day 6 | Kings CAnyon - Uluru (B,L,D)
Pass through Kings Creek Station and enjoy an informative paper talk and lunch at Curtin Springs, before arriving at Uluru. This evening’s unique ‘Sounds of Silence’ dining experience under the stars is a highlight. Beginning with canapes and chilled sparkling wine, listen to the atmospheric sound of the didgeridoo. The resident star talker will decode the southern night sky while you enjoy a premium bush tucker-inspired meal.
Day 7 | Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park (B,L,D)
Early risers will experience the sun rising over Uluru and the colours of dawn spreading across the landscape. After breakfast, visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and admire the stunning rock formations on a guided walk into Walpa Gorge. Learn about traditional Anangu culture on a guided tour around the base of Uluru. This evening, head to an exclusive dune-top location with majestic views of Uluru. Enjoy drinks and canapes as artist Bruce Munro’s global phenomenon ‘Field of Light’ comes to life, before exploring the stunning display via dedicated pathways. PLEASE NOTE: Dinner this evening will be at approximately 9pm.
Day 8 | Uluru to Alice Springs (B,L)
After a leisurely breakfast, set your sights on Alice Springs. Pause at Mount Conner, known as the third desert giant, before arriving at your hotel in Alice Springs in the afternoon.
Day 9 | Alice Springs - The Ghan (B,D)
Checking out after breakfast, the day is yours to explore Alice Springs. Return to your hotel to join a scheduled transfer to the Alice Springs Rail Station to re-join the Ghan Expedition. This evening, enjoy a unique dining experience. Tuck into a mouth-watering meal as you sip on a cold beer or a glass of fine wine under a chandelier of stars at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station.
Day 10 | The Ghan - Coober Peddy (B,L,D)
From your morning stop at Manguri, you’ll venture into the weird and wonderful opal mining township of Coober Pedy, where more than half of the residents live underground. Here, you’ll enjoy a day of discovery and lunch in the most unique of locations: underground. Dinner is served back on the train, where you can enjoy a nightcap as your journey continues.
Day 11 | The Ghan - Adleaide (B)
This morning, you’ll see a dramatic change in landscape as the rich ochre tones of the outback make way for the green fields of South Australia. Enjoy a leisurely brunch as you pass through the majestic Flinders Ranges before your arrival into Adelaide, completing one of the world’s great rail journeys.
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