After having experienced the Top End and the Kimberley with APT, I also booked the Ghan Expedition via Global Journeys. Again, I was very happy with the handling of my trip considering that I live overseas. Georgie from Global Journeys was first class, responding quickly at all times even by phone considering the time change.
For me, one of the highlights was the helicopter ride over Katherine Gorge which I had done by boat on the Kimberley tour. The ultimate highlight was the flight to Uluru including lunch and a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide at the rock. It brought back lots of memories back in 1978 when I visited and climbed Uluru, then still called Ayers Rock. No doubt, worthwhile spending the extra money. The dinner at the Telegraph Station at night was a wonderful end of the amazing day.
The staff on the train were so lovely, friendly and cheerful at all times. The single cabins are somewhat small but that can't be helped. We were a happy bunch of people in the carriage. The food including all free drinks was remarkable considering the kitchen facilities. All off train excursions were very well organised with plenty of opportunities to explore the outback of Australia.
I did the trip in July which meant that the nights were chilly. So remember to bring along warm clothes for the mornings and evenings during excursions. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip, felt well looked after and want to express my sincere thanks to the organising agencies.