The Ghan and Golden Princess

Two epic journeys by rail and by sea - this is a dream holiday that takes you to iconic Australian locations and enables you to enjoy all its highlights along the way. Great food and wine, entertainment, history and culture all combine in an unparalleled adventure.

Members from: $4,665 P.PNon-members from: $4,759 P.PSolo traveller from: $6,158

  • Type

    Package Holidays

  • Destination


  • Cruise Line


  • Supplier

    Great Southern Rail

  • Booking Code


  • Departs

    11 November 2019

  • Company

    Great Southern Rail


  • 2 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast

  • Transfer from Hotel to Darwin Rail Terminal

  • 3 days/2 nights aboard The Ghan, Darwin to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Katherine, Alice Springs and Manguri

  • Transfer from Adelaide Parklands Rail Terminal to Hotel

  • 4 nights accommodation in Adelaide including breakfast daily

  • 90 minute Adelaide Central Market walking tour with expert guides

  • 1 day Northern Barossa Valley Voyager tour

  • 6 days/5 nights Southern Australia Explorer aboard Golden Princess cruise ship from Adelaide to Melbourne

  • 1 nights accommodation in Melbourne including breakfast

  • 14 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

  • Discover Darwin at your leisure

  • Tour the fabulous, food-filled aisles of Adelaide Central Market

  • Taste South Australia’s world-beating wines on a day trip to the Barossa Valley region

  • Stop in the ports of Kangaroo Island, Port Lincoln and Phillip Island for optional shore excursions

  • Delight in a choice of tantalising cuisine from a variety of onboard ship restaurants

  • Enjoy dazzling live entertainment

  • Experience the Discovery at SEA program

  • Relax in The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven for adults

  • Put your feet up at Movies Under the Stars


  1. Day 1

    Day 1 Arrive Darwin

    On arrival in Darwin, make your way to your accommodation. Explore the city at your leisure and perhaps dine in one of the many waterfront restaurants.
    OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Rydges Darwin Central

  2. Day 2

    Day 2 Leisure Day

    Today is yours to explore Darwin at your own pace. Take in a spot of souvenir shopping or visit one of the many art galleries and museums. (B)

  3. Day 3

    Day 3 Board the Ghan in Darwin

    Settle in to the comforts of The Ghan, relax in your cabin or mingle with fellow travellers in the Outback Explorer Lounge. Enjoy lunch ahead of your Off Train Excursion in Katherine. In a region renowned for jaw-dropping natural assets, Katherine boasts one of the Top End’s best – the incredible Nitmiluk Gorge.
    OVERNIGHT: 2 nights The Ghan (B,L,D)

  4. Day 4

    Day 4 the Ghan, Alice Springs

    Your arrival into Alice Springs after breakfast provides you with time to explore the iconic town in the red heart of Australia. Your Off Train Excursion choices today include visiting the spectacular Alice Springs Desert Park and Reptile Centre, walking Simpsons Gap, and exploring the historic Telegraph Station and Royal Flying Doctor Service. (B,L,D)

  5. Day 5

    Day 5 the Ghan, Arrive Adelaide

    After completing the famous north-south crossing of the interior you will arrive into Adelaide to commence your exploration of this cosmopolitan city.
    OVERNIGHT: Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide (B)

  6. Day 6

    Day 6 Adelaide Central Market

    The Adelaide Central Market Discovery Tour is a sensory, interactive gourmet experience at the city’s fabulous undercover food market, delicious tastings highlighting premium South Australian produce. Tours are designed by noted South Australian food expert Mark Gleeson. With over 30 years’ experience in the food tourism and hospitality industries, Gleeson’s knowledge of the Central Market is second to none. Meet some locals, enjoy their hospitality and discover the flavours of South Australia. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore at your leisure. (B)

  7. Day 7

    Day 7 Barossa Valley Wine Region

    Two distinct wine regions sit side-by-side in the world-famous Barossa: Eden Valley, with its amazing riesling and cool-climate wines, and the Barossa Valley itself, home to some of the world’s best shiraz as well as grenache, cabernet sauvignon, mataro, semillon and chardonnay. Exuding a real sense of history, the region is home to more than 80 cellar doors. Visit to up to four wineries on this day tour, including one of the oldest vineyards in the world, with shiraz vines planted in 1843. Be guided through your wine tasting experiences by passionate vignerons. (B,L)

  8. Day 8

    Day 8 Leisure Day

    Explore the North Terrace cultural precinct with a visit to the South Australian Museum, and take a tour through the hushed spaces of the Art Gallery of South Australia. Enjoy a café lunch nearby along Rundle Street or Ebenezer Place in the city’s East End. Later in the day, visit the classy restaurants and busy bars along Peel Street and Leigh Street in the West End. (B)

  9. Day 9

    Day 9 Board the Golden Princess in Adelaide

    Take in any last minute sights today before transferring to the Adelaide Cruise Passenger Terminal. The spectacular Golden Princess provides your passage around south eastern Australia. Departing from Adelaide, your home away from home provides a haven of entertainment and interactive experiences. Departing late evening, you will enjoy a graceful sunset at sea over the Indian Ocean.
    OVERNIGHT: 5 nights Golden Princess (B,D)

  10. Day 10

    Day 10 Golden Princess, Kangaroo Island

    The natural beauty of Kangaroo Island is quite remarkable and something that will astound you. Teeming with native wildlife, it is a very special place to explore. Your discovery starts at the seaside town of Penneshaw. (B,L,D)

  11. Day 11

    Day 11 Golden Princess, Port Lincoln

    Today you’ll go ashore in the seafood capital of Australia with time to enjoy its specialty stores, galleries and artisan craft shops or fauna park. Adventurous travellers can even try their hand at shark cage diving or swimming with Australian sea lions. (B,L,D)

  12. Day 12

    Day 12 Golden Princess, at Sea

    Relax by the pool, snack in one of the many food venues, or watch a movie under the stars. (B,L,D)

  13. Day 13

    Day 13 Golden Princess, Phillip Island

    Phillip Island is home to the Fairy Penguin, the smallest of the 17 species of penguin. Today you’ll go ashore to view these charming creatures in their native habitat. (B,L,D)

  14. Day 14

    Day 14 Golden Princess, Melbourne

    At the end of your cruise, it’s time to indulge in Australia’s shopping and sporting capital, Melbourne is also a super stylish, eclectic and always-exciting metropolis with plenty of sophisticated charm and surprises to enjoy. Check in to your accommodation before heading out to explore. (B)

  15. Day 15

    Day 15 Farewell

    Take in any last minute sights this morning as your holiday comes to an end. (B)

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Terms and Conditions: Advertised Prices Are Per Person Based on Everyday Saver/Everyday Holiday Fares, in a Gold Service Twin Cabin, Valid for New Bookings Between 26 December 2018 to 31 March 2019. Rail Holiday Packages Available on Selected Travel Dates 1 April 2019 31 March 2020. Advertised Price for Island to Ocean Is for Travel Between 6 December 2019 to 27 January 2020 With Everyday Holiday Fares. Advertised Price for Taste of South Australia Is for Travel During April 2019 With Everyday Saver Holiday Fares. All Discounts and Savings Have Been Applied to the Price. Not Available With Any Other Offer. Black Out Dates Apply. Deposit Required Within 14 Days of Booking. Booking and Credit Card Fees May Apply. Cancellation Fees Apply. For Full Terms & Conditions Visit Prices Correct as at 19 December 2018. E&Oe. Atas Number a10679 | 00084gsr