Travel by rail between Darwin, Alice Springs, and Adelaide and you are embarking on one of the great train journeys of the world. Named after the Afghan cameleers who once traversed this route, The Ghan will take you from one edge of this continent to the other, through the very centre of Australia. Connections are available on the Indian Pacific and The Overland for guests travelling to or from Sydney and Melbourne. Marvel at the spectacular Australian landscapes from the tropical splendour of the Top End to the rusty hues of the Red Centre, onto fertile countryside surrounding Adelaide. The Ghan is the ultimate journey through the heart of the continent.
The Ghan's timetable makes the most of the daylight hours to offer unsurpassed views of the passing landscape. From the sweeping Adelaide Plains unfolding before your eyes to the majestic Flinders Ranges, this first stage of the journey offers a perspective on South Australia you simply can't afford to miss. Each new day begins with a fresh panorama of this changing landscape. Red earth and cobalt blue skies – the essence of Central Australia takes on a character of its own with every passing hour.
During the day, the compact Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins offer a comfortable three seater lounge, converting to an upper and lower sleeping berth at night. Your train journey through Australia will be made even more comfortable with service from the hospitality attendant including fresh sheets, bath towels, pillows, doonas and complimentary toiletries. Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins have private en suite facilities with a hide-away compact toilet, wash basin and shower. Single Berth Sleeper Cabins feature a comfortable lounge chair and foot rest by day and a single level sleeping berth by night. Cabins are fitted with a wash basin. Showers and toilets are located at either end of the Gold Service carriage.
Platinum and Gold Service guests dine in our classically styled Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car. Each meal offers a choice of fine food, carefully prepared for you by our onboard chefs. Our seasonal menu features mouth-watering dishes such as saltwater barramundi and grilled kangaroo fillet. The Gold Service includes hearty breakfasts, two course lunches and three course dinners. Vegetarian, children’s and limited special dietary meals are available when you make your booking. You may also choose to complement your meal with a selection of wines and beverages included in your fare.
If you're in Red Service, you have access to the Matilda Cafe. This is a great place to take in the ever-changing view from the panoramic windows, or perhaps enjoy a drink or two while socializing with friends, new or old. The Diner offers and tasty light meals, snacks and drinks for purchase.
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