How Long Does It Take On The Ghan From Alice Springs To Darwin?

Is it safe to drive from Alice Springs to Darwin?

The drive between Darwin and Alice Springs is a straight 1500km stretch following the Stuart Highway and there are plenty of things to see and do to break up the trip. It's recommended that you take at least three days to make the most of the journey and travel safely.

Is The Ghan expensive?

It is expensive about $500 US per person per day or a total of about $3000 US for two people for three days. However, if you factor in the alternative (airfare to and from Alice Springs, two nights' accommodations and 4-star dining for three days) it's not entirely unreasonable.

What time does the Ghan leave Alice Springs for Darwin?

The Ghan departs Alice Springs weekly on Monday evenings at 6.15pm on the way to Darwin.

What is there to do between Darwin and Alice Springs?

17 Things You Have To Do Between Darwin And Alice Springs

  • Discover Litchfield National Park.
  • See the jumping crocs.
  • Take a dip in the Douglas Hot Springs.
  • Visit the Adelaide River War Cemetery.
  • Learn to throw a spear.
  • Soak up the beauty at Umbrawarra Gorge.
  • Kayak the Katherine River.
  • Spend a night camping in the wilderness.
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