10 New Ghan Departure Dates in January 2022

The Ghan Opens 10 New Departure Dates in January 2022

The Ghan will be hitting the tracks between Adelaide and Darwin next January with 10 new departures—these new dates are: 

  • Adelaide to Darwin: Sunday 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 January 
  • Darwin to Adelaide: Wednesday 5, 12, 19 and 26 January, and 2 February. 

In addition to the new rail departure dates, three bespoke packages have been created to further enhance guests’ rail experience. These packages include: 

Spirited Explorer 8 days/7 nights, from $6640 per person, Gold Twin Cabin, includes: 

  • Two nights’ accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily 
  • Chartered return flights aboard a Cessna aircraft to the Cobourg Peninsula 
  • Return transfers from Darwin hotel to Airport to meet the chartered flight 
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at Seven Spirit Bay, including all meals and activities 
  • Transfer from hotel to Darwin Rail Terminal 
  • 2 nights aboard The Ghan, Darwin to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Katherine, Alice Springs and Manguri 

Tropical Top End6 days/5 nights, from $2245 per person, Gold Twin Cabin, includes:  

  • Three nights’ accommodation in Darwin, including breakfast daily 
  • One-day Litchfield National Park Waterfalls, including lunch and touring 
  • Transfer from your hotel to Darwin Rail Terminal 
  • Three days aboard the Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Katherine, Alice Springs and Manguri. 

Enticing Adelaide6 days/5 nights, from $2835 per person, Gold Twin Cabin, includes: 

  • Three days aboard The Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Katherine, Alice Springs, and Manguri  
  • Transfer from Adelaide Parklands Terminal to your hotel 
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Adelaide, including breakfast daily 
  • One day Taste the Barossa Premium Tour, a region known for its incredible Shiraz and other world-renowned wines. 

Journey Beyond Chief Commercial Officer Peter Egglestone said guests of January departures could expect the usual hallmark hospitality, premium food and wine, and the excitement of travelling through Australia’s vast interior.  

“We recognise people are eager to travel and January is a time that typically suits holiday schedules,” Mr. Egglestone said. “Many people haven’t experienced the north during this time of year and January and February are considered by those in the know as the most beautiful time in the Top End. Sunny days and afternoon rains that refresh the landscape, and the waterfalls are in full flow—it’s spectacular.” 

“These dates are now available for booking and based on The Ghan’s popularity and people’s keenness for travel, we don’t anticipate availability to last long,” Mr. Egglestone concluded. 

To enhance and protect guest wellbeing while travelling, Journey Beyond has integrated JourneySafe measures including additional stringent cleaning and sanitising, new staff training, physical distancing and ‘fit for travel’ checks into all its rail journeys.  

Media Contact: Cheryl Monkhouse, Content and Communications Manager, Journey Beyond

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About Journey Beyond: 

Australia’s leading experiential tourism group, Journey Beyond, is privileged to own and operate 13 brands spanning the country, connecting guests to the land, and to each other.  

Headquartered in Adelaide, Journey Beyond formed in 2016 and now comprises tourism brands including iconic trains The Ghan, Indian Pacific, Great Southern and The Overland; small-group outback operator Outback Spirit; eco-luxe lodge Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef; aquatic adventures Cruise Whitsundays, Rottnest Express, Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures, Darwin Harbour Cruising and Journey Beyond Cruise Sydney; and our tallest members, Eureka Skydeck and Eureka89. 

Journey Beyond’s Travel Club unlocks exclusive member-only offers, priority access, special benefits and last-minute upgrade offers. With our pillars of Rail Expeditions, Touring, Cruises, Camps and Lodges and Attractions, a Journey Beyond holiday is comprehensive from start to finish. Visit journeybeyond.com and join us as we take the amazing and turn it into breathtaking.