The extra day and night, added to the Ghan’s southbound Darwin to Adelaide route, make this a 76-hour adventure featuring more time in Alice Springs, a new excursion to Coober Pedy – which this year celebrates its centenary – and an optional trip to Uluru (Ayers Rock).

The Ghan Expedition, only available during peak season (23rd May – 22nd August 2015) includes:

• A full day’s touring in Alice Springs concluding with a dinner under the stars at the magnificent MacDonnell Ranges
• A full day’s touring in the underground town of Coober Pedy, renowned as the opal mining capital of the world. There is also a chance to see the stunning outback moonscape of the Breakaways
• An optional scenic flight of the ultimate Australian icon, Uluru (at extra cost)

Save up to AU$650pp (in Gold Service) on the four-day “The Ghan Expedition” when booking at least six months in advance. For travel from July 2015 onwards, subject to availability. Fares from $2,549pp.

Save up to AU$490pp (in Gold Service) for travel southbound (Darwin to Alice to Adelaide) on The Ghan. For travel from October 2015 onwards, subject to availability. Fares from $1,029pp.