Journey to the centre of Australia
Step aboard the legendary Ghan at noon and take time acquainting yourself with our friendly staff and your comfortable private cabin.
Once you’ve settled in and the big wheels start turning, make your way to the classically styled Queen Adelaide Restaurant carriage for a delicious lunch, accompanied by your choice of fine wines. With all meals and beverages included in your Platinum or Gold Service fare, you can afford to leave your credit card tucked away in your cabin.
Watch the striking top-end landscapes roll by, all the while enjoying the solitude of your cabin, reading or catching up on your favourite podcast, then mingling with fellow travellers in the Lounge car.
Experience Katherine Outback Experience which provides a unique window into the real Australian Outback and the inner workings of life on a cattle station through the sharing of stories and experiences, cattle dog demonstrations and live music performances. The ‘Stock Yards’ is where the action takes place. Enjoy a live demonstration of the art of horse-breaking, depicting the psychology between man and horse, watch the Riverboyne Dog Team working cattle, goats or ducks in harmony, before interacting with Bernie the Buffalo, Tin Shaker the Brahman Steer and Legend the Trick Horse.
There is even time to sit back and relax, listening to live music including some well-known Aussie anthems and originals, often performed from a top of a horse.
You can choose to upgrade your excursion with a helicopter or scenic flight over Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Parks where aside from some magnificent views, you may even witness ‘Bolung’, the rainbow serpent who is believed to inhabit the deep green pools found in the Second Gorge.
Back on train you’ll be ready for an early dinner, possibly the Grilled goldband snapper fillet, steamed asparagus spears, with orange, cranberry, parsley and papitas cous cous with a saffron aioli.
Come the morning you’ll have time for another full breakfast before arriving in Alice Springs at around 9.00am.
Here you can glimpse the history of yesteryear and the thriving culture and unique lifestyle of today. Visit local landmarks, or take a front row seat at a spectacular bird show at the Desert Park.
To fully appreciate this breathtaking part of Australia, you might like to take a helicopter ride over the ancient MacDonnell Ranges. Experience this 300 million year old mountain range’s unique beauty with 360 degree views. Alternatively experience a serene camel ride across the incredible ochre land or continue further into the interior of Australia and visit the iconic Uluru and Kata Juta.