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Ghan Train and Cruise

Adelaide – Darwin - Sydney

Our Australian Rail & Cruise Tours continue their popularity and this is an opportunity to join a tour in Adelaide and experience the legendary rail journey through the heart of Australia from Adelaide to Darwin on the iconic Ghan Train.

Sitting back in Gold Class on one of the world’s great train journeys is not to be missed. This fascinating journey of ever-changing landscapes includes excursions to Alice Springs and Katherine before arriving in Darwin. Meals and off-train excursions, sightseeing and accommodation in Darwin and Adelaide are all included.Then step aboard the Crown Princess in Darwin to cruise via Cairns and Brisbane to Sydney. ‘Crown Princess’ is a comfortable 4-star cruise ship with all the bells and whistles to entertain you for nine nights of luxury. We have limited space available and we hope you can join us on another of our Australian adventures.

Only Two Twin Balcony Cabins Left!!


Your travel itinerary

Friday 08 November

Auckland – Adelaide

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Depart on Air New Zealand to arrive into Adelaide late morning. Enjoy an Adelaide City Sights tour before we transfer to our beach front hotel in Glenelg with an afternoon to relax. A welcome dinner tonight to mix and mingle.

Saturday 09 November


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After breakfast we travel to the Barossa Valley, followed by a heritage tour and lunch at Seppeltsfield Winery. After lunch return to Glenelg. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Sunday 10 November

Adelaide – The Ghan Train

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This morning transfer to the Adelaide Rail Terminal to board The Ghan Train. Prepare for a journey of comfort, relaxation and a touch of adventure, as the legendary Ghan takes you deep into the heart of Australia. 

Monday 11 November

The Ghan Train – Alice Springs

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Continue your journey aboard The Ghan making a sunrise stop in Marla, an Australian outback post, before continuing onto Alice Springs - the heart of the Red Centre. 

Tuesday 12 November

The Ghan Train – Katherine – Darwin

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A relaxing morning onboard the Ghan Train before an afternoon arrival at Katherine, home of the stunning Katherine Gorge which is rich in Indigenous history. After our excursion into Katherine Gorge we continue north to arrive in Darwin late evening.

Wednesday 13 November


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Today a morning city sightseeing tour getting the perfect introduction to Darwin’s history and quirky charm. Included is a visit to the Darwin Aviation Museum and lunch at Stokes Hill Wharf. This evening enjoy a traditional Buffet Dinner Harbour Cruise on board ‘Spirit of Darwin.’ Relax and watch the colorful sunset, see the fish feeding from the ship’s bow and enjoy a sumptuous three course buffet meal.


Thursday 14 November


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This morning step aboard the  Crown Princess in time for a late lunch. Depart Darwin Harbour late afternoon for nine nights of luxury.

Friday 15 November

Sunday 17 At Sea

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Time cruising at sea to explore all that the Crown Princess has to offer.  Why not treat yourself and dine at one of the delicious specialty restaurants this evening and later catch a Broadway-style show in the theatre to complete a perfect evening on board.

Monday 18 November


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Cairns is one of Australia’s hottest vacation destinations. Sixteen miles of superb beaches stretch to the north of the city - the famed Marlin Coast and inland lies the immense Daintree National Park. Cairns itself basks in tropical sunshine and balmy breezes waft in from Trinity Bay. The city’s graceful, tree-lined esplanade was once the gateway to the gold fields of North Queensland.



Tuesday 19 November

Willis Island

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A scenic cruise by this tiny island sitting beyond the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea Islands Territory. Wildlife numbering into the thousands, Willis Island itself caters to many species of seabirds, including Masked, Brown and Red-footed Boobies that cry out nearly 24 hours a day.

Wednesday 20 November

Cruising at Sea

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Thursday 21 November


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The cool and casual capital of Queensland offers all the glitz and glam of a big city, without the big city airs. Located on the banks of the Brisbane River and surrounded by rolling hills, this urban oasis is certainly a great day out.

Friday 22 November

Cruising at Sea

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Another cruising day. Pamper yourself and pay a visit to the spa for a relaxing massage or beauty treatment. 

Saturday 23 November

Sydney - Auckland

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This morning we disembark the Crown Princess and transfer to Sydney International Airport for your flight home.

• Please ask us about extending your stay in Sydney!


• Economy air travel on Air New Zealand Auckland – Adelaide //Sydney – Auckland 

• Two nights’ accommodation in Adelaide

• Adelaide city sights tour

• Heritage Tour and lunch at Sepplesfield, Barossa Valley

• All international transfers as per itinerary

• Daily breakfast, 13 lunches and 13 dinners

• Two nights’ on-board ‘The Ghan’ train in Gold Class (Beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, water, tea, coffee and meals included)

• Off-train excursions onboard the Ghan included

• Two nights’ air conditioned hotel accommodation in Darwin including breakfast

• City sightseeing tour of Darwin

• Lunch at Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin

• Darwin Harbour Sunset Dinner Cruise

 • 10 days / 9 nights onboard the Crown Princess

• Your cruise includes all onboard meals and entertainment

• Pukekohe Travel escort - subject to 20 people travelling



Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle 
 Balcony - ONLY TWO TWINS LEFT  $12,995  $17,197  SOLD OUT
Oceanview  $12,425 $15,907 SOLD OUT
Early Booking Discount (01 April 2024 ) $150
Previous International Pukekohe Travel Tour Discount $100

*This is a cash price. Credit cards will incur a 1.5% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment


• Travel Insurance – compulsory (please ask us for a quote)

• Items of a personal nature

• Airport and airline taxes (approx. NZD$250)

Booking Conditions

• A non- refundable deposit of $3,500  per person will secure a place on this trip

• Full payment is due no later than 14 June 2024


• From the date of booking until 14 June 2024 – loss of deposit

• After 14 June 2024 - no refund

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is essential. Please feel free to contact us for a quote.

General Information


• A current passport is required, valid six months beyond date of travel 

• No visa is required for New Zealand Passport holders 

• All other passport holders – please ask



Daytime – comfortable touring clothes, good walking shoes. 

Evening – smart casual for hotels and on board the train


Temperatures Max ˚c Min ˚c

Adelaide            21          12

Alice Springs   31.          15

Darwin.           34                25



Checked-in luggage is NOT accessible during the train journey.  Pack your cabin

bag with the essentials for the three nights. 

Smart casual is required for the Queen Adelaide Restaurant on board the train. 

Health and Fitness

Walking tours are an important part of the itinerary and a good standard of health is required with the ability to walk on uneven surfaces and negotiate stairs

The Ghan

• The Outback Explorer Lounge is the train’s centre of activity

• Gold Service Guests dine in the classically-appointed Queen Adelaide Restaurant

• Gold Twin - a comfortable sleeper cabin features private en-suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day

• Gold Single - a compact sleeper cabin features a bed that converts to a seat by day and shared shower/ toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage

Gold Class Service Features

• All-inclusive dining. A regionally inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines

• All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages


Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change