Heart of Australia
Synonymous with outback Australia, The Ghan is an engineering marvel which travels through the heart of Australia's red centre from Adelaide in the south all the way to the Top End city of Darwin in the far north. Encompassing a 2,979-kilometre stretch of unyielding rail, to journey on The Ghan is to journey through the very heart and soul of Australia's mysterious interior.
Named after the Afghan camel drivers who first traversed the dusty interior, what was once known as The Afghan Express connects Alice Springs in Australia's arid centre with the north and south of the country. Passengers on The Ghan enjoy panoramic views of some of Australia's most dramatic landscapes as the train sweeps from coastal plains through desolate deserts to the lush tropical north.
Classes of Service
The highest class of service available on The Ghan, Platinum Service passengers enjoy private cabins with en suite and full amenities, complimentary continental breakfast, oversized windows for panoramic views, on-call Cabin Steward service and in-cabin menu. The Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car provides upscale dining at 2 meal sittings per evening.
Offering stylish sleeper accommodation, Gold Service passengers enjoy either a Twin Berth Sleeper Cabin or a larger Superior Cabin featuring a 3/4-size double bed. Meals are included in the cost of fare and Twin Berth Sleeper passengers enjoy access to the Restaurant Car, complimentary tea and coffee and may purchase alcoholic beverages. Superior Cabin passengers enjoy a roomy double-sized cabin, an in-room mini bar, access to the Restaurant car with meals included in the cost of fare and optional room service meals.
Red Service passengers can relax in a convertible Day/Nighter Seat. Day/Nighter Seat features include 45-degree reclining and rotatable lounge-style chairs and ample leg room, plus all-day access to the Red Service Matilda Cafe. Full shower facilities are available for Red Service passengers at the end of each carriage with towels and soap provided as well as power outlets to charge your mobile devices.