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The Ghan Expedition

Beginning in Darwin, this four day, three night, 2979km all-inclusive journey will take you to some of the most remote and captivating parts of Australia in style and comfort.

This adventure through the country’s vast, varied, and captivating interior will leave you speechless. It’s the ultimate Australian outback experience.

Day 1- Darwin- Katherine:

  • Morning departure from Darwin.
  • Mingle with fellow travellers or sample the exceptional food, wine, and service onboard.
  • Savour the regionally-inspired lunch menu accompanied by a selection of all-inclusive wines and beverages.
  • Early afternoon arrival at the Top End township of Katherine.
  • Choose between a relaxing cruise through Nitmiluk Gorge’s ancient natural wonders and exploring the region’s rich Indigenous culture, or experience a glimpse into the lives of those who call the outback home, with a fascinating day of discovery on a huge cattle station.
  • Enjoy dinner as the sun sets over the outback
  • Fall asleep as the train rolls soothingly onwards.

Day 2- Alice Springs:

  • Be greeted by a morning view of the spectacular Red Centre. 
  • A full day of excursions awaits you in the outback town of Alice Springs.
  • Optional to add on a scenic flight to Uluru (additional cost) 
  • Enjoy a spectacular barbeque dinner under a million stars at the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station.

Day 3- Manguri and Coober Pedy:

  • From your morning stop at the outback outpost of Manguri, you’ll venture into the weird and wonderful opal mining township of Coober Pedy, where more than half of the residents live underground.
  • Enjoy a day of discovery, and a gourmet 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 4- Arrive Adelaide: 

  • 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
  • Mid- morning arrival into Adelaide
  • Extend your experience by adding on experiences to stunning wine regions, or Kangaroo Island. There is so much to see in this Southern capital.

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AUD $ Per Person One Way HIGH SEASON
5/5/21- 26/8/21
SHOULDER SEASON
7/4/21 to 29/4/21 & 1/9/21 to 28/10/21
Everyday Advance Purchase
(6 Months >)
Everyday Advance Purchase
(6 Months >)
SINGLE $3,789 $2,999 $3,589 $2,829
TWIN $3,999 $3,189 $3,799 $2,999

Inclusions

  • 1 night at Darwin YHA
  • 4 days/3 night aboard The Ghan
  • All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages
  • A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines
  • Off train experiences in Katherine, Alice Springs, and Coober Pedy
  • Evening off train experience in Manguri
  • A spectacular dinner under the stars at the historic Telegraph Station, Alice Springs
  • Your choice between Nitmiluk Gorge’s powerful natural wonders and rich Indigenous culture, or a glimpse authentic outback life with a horse and working dog demonstration
  • Venture into the underground opal mining town of Coober Pedy
  • 1 night at Adelaide Central YHA
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Tours Depart

Operates Departs Time Arrives Time
April- Oct 21 Darwin 10:00am Adelaide 10:50am
May- Aug 21 Darwin 9:00am Adelaide 11:35am
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Cancellations and Amendments

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please notify us immediately by email. You can find the email contact details on your booking confirmation. Cancellation and change fees are outlined below:

Cancellations:

  • A minimum cancellation fee of $25 per booking will apply to all cancellations. This fee excludes tour operator fees which will vary at the discretion of the supplier/s involved.
  • Cancellations within 48 hours of the tour, activity, accommodation, transport item commencing will incur a 100% cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued.
  • No- shows/ failure to check- in for any tour, activity, accommodation, and/or transport item is considered a cancellation and a refund will not be issued.
  • Refunds are not available on unused portions of tour packages.

Amendments

  • Booking changes and amendments must be made 5 business days prior to the confirmed date of commencement for the tour, activity, accommodation, or transport item.
  • Booking changes and amendments to any booking made within 48 hours of the tour, activity, accommodation, and/or transport item may result in full cancellation and rebooking of each item and will therefore be charged full cancellation fees.
  • Each change/ amendment after confirmation will incur a minimum fee of $25 per person, per change/ amendment. This fee is in addition to any fees imposed by the tour operator which will vary in line with the cancellation and change terms and conditions of the tour operator involved.

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This YHA Experiences product is not restricted to YHA members and guests. You do not need to be a member or guest of YHA to purchase this product.

  • If there is accommodation included in this YHA Experiences product and you are not already a member of YHA Australia, membership will be included as part as your first night’s stay
  • If you are an Australian resident, your membership is valid for 2 years from the month that you stay at your first YHA hostel in Australia. Your membership will renew automatically, unless you have not stayed in a YHA hostel in the past 24 months and have unsubscribed from all electronic communications.
  • If you are not an Australian resident, your membership is valid for 2 years from the month that you stay at your first YHA hostel in Australia.

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Last updated 19th January 2021

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