The Ghan Alice Springs to Darwin

New “Rail and Sail” Itineraries to Australia, New Zealand and Singapore From Great Southern Rail

Written by: Jovanka Ristich
Date: 21st April 2017

Great Southern Rail, the company that operates both Australia’s epic cross continental rail journeys – The Ghan and the Indian Pacific – has created six Rail and Sail journeys designed to explore Australia, New Zealand and Singapore in a relaxed, stylish and comfortable fashion.

Indian Pacific train on a curve

 

Proposed itineraries are:

  1. Circumnavigate Australia – Sydney to Sydney via Lombok & the Indian Pacific (read more)
  2. Australia & New Zealand – Perth & Auckland via Sydney & the Indian Pacific (read more)
  3. Australia & Singapore – Cruising Australia’s Top End via the Indian Pacific (read more)
  4. Australia & Singapore – Cruising Asia via the Indian Pacific (read more)
  5. Australia & Singapore – Cruising Australia’s Top End via The Ghan (read more)
  6. Australia & Singapore – Cruising Asia via The Ghan (read more)

1 Australia’s Great Circumnavigation from Sydney

  • Depart Sydney on the Indian Pacific bound for Perth with Off Train Excursions in Broken Hill, Adelaide, The Barossa and Rawlinna
  • Depart Perth cruising to Sydney via Lombok, Broome, Darwin, Port Douglas and Brisbane (22 days).

Or

  • Depart Perth on the Indian Pacific bound for Sydney with Off Train Excursions in Kalgoorlie, Cook, Adelaide and Broken Hill
  • Depart Sydney cruising to Perth via Top End Australia stopping in Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Port Douglas, Darwin, Lombok and Broome (20 days).

 

2 Australia & New Zealand

  • Depart Perth on the Indian Pacific bound for Sydney with Off Train Excursions in Kalgoolie, Cook, Adelaide and Broken Hill
  • Depart Sydney cruising to Auckland via Dunedin, Akaroa, Picton and Tauranga (20 days)

Or

  • Depart Auckland cruising to Sydney via Tauranga, Picton, Akaroa and Dunedin
  • Depart Sydney on the Indian Pacific bound for Perth with Off Train Excursions in Broken Hill, Adelaide, The Barossa and Rawlinna (19 days)

Indian Pacific at Rawlinna

3 Australia & Singapore, cruising Australia’s Top End

  • Depart Singapore cruising to Sydney via Australia’s Top End. Ports of call include Darwin, Airlie Beach & Brisbane
  • Depart Sydney on the Indian Pacific bound for Perth with Off Train Excursions in Broken Hill, Adelaide, Barossa, Cook, Rawlinna and Kalgoorlie (21 days)

4 Australia & Singapore, cruising Asia

  • Depart Singapore cruising to Perth, stopping at Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawl, Bali and Lombok
  • Depart Perth on the Indian Pacific bound for Sydney with Off Traiun Excursions in Kalgoorlie, Rawlinna, Cook, Adelaide, Barossa and Broken Hill (22 days)

5 Australia & Singapore, cruising the Top End via The Ghan

  • Depart Sydney cruising to Singapore, stopping at Brisbane, Airlie Beach and Darwin
  • Fly from Singapore to Darwin to board The Ghan bound for Adelaide with Off Train Excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Manguri (20 days)

6 Australia & Singapore, cruising Asia via The Ghan

  • Depart Perth cruising to Singapore, stopping at Lombok, Bali, Langkawl, Penang and Kuala Lumpur
  • Fly from Singapore to Darwin to board The Ghan bound for Adelaide with Off Train Excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Manguri (20 days)

TRAILFINDERS (020 7368 1300) can book a Rail and Sail package with prices starting from £3,299 for a 22-night Australasia Adventure. This price includes:

  • Two nights in a Perth hotel
  • Three nights aboard the Indian Pacific, Perth to Sydney
  • Four nights in a Sydney hotel
  • A 13-night full board cruise aboard the Sun Princess departing Sydney, visiting – Fiordland National Park, Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Auckland, Bay of Islands
  • International flights NOT included
  • Based on November 2017 departures on a twin share basis

NOTE: The Indian Pacific and The Ghan offer an all inclusive service including:

  • All onboard meals featuring regional menus
  • Standard alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • Increased luggage allowance
  • Off Train Excursions