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The Ghan - Kakadu Splendour

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Be taken on a journey into the heart of the World Heritage wonderland; Kakadu National Park! Spot saltwater crocodiles and learn about Aboriginal culture on this exciting 7-day Kakadu Splendour package aboard the Ghan.
Australia
Nature
Rail
Independent Holiday Packages

Highlights

Discover the 19 aircraft on display at the Darwin Aviation Museum

Visit the world famous Kakadu National Park and admire its most incredible natural environments.

Witness the largest permanent display of Aboriginal artwork

Marvel around the George Brown Botanic Gardens

Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre and rock art galleries at Nourlangie

Cruise Yellow Water Billabong in search of saltwater crocodiles

Enjoy the privilege of going ashore in Arnhem Land

Uncover the beauty of the World Heritage area Ubirr and be amazed by the unique art sites 

First, a night enjoying the fine dining and relaxed luxury of this iconic train, you'll wake to an amazing outback sunrise at Marla - a remote outpost 160 kilometers from the Northern Territory border that marks the start of the Oodnadatta Track. Enjoy more incredible outback scenery before arriving into Alice Springs early in the afternoon to enjoy an Off-Train Excursion that reveals more of this historic outback town. You'll arrive in Darwin for a transfer to your accommodation. Take in the top sights of this tropical city on a morning tour, including the Stokes Hill Wharf area, Botanic Gardens, the Chinese Temple, the Mooring Basin, and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory plus Darwin Aviation Museum.

Enjoy a stroll around Darwin, discovering its fascinating history at your own pace. A wonderful evening is yours to enjoy one of Darwin's many dining options - you can even choose to enjoy dinner as you sail the harbour on a «Charles Darwin» Sunset Dinner Cruise. It's time to visit one of the world's most incredible natural environments. As you travel along the Arnhem Highway south-east of Darwin, the anticipation builds.

Soon you'll be in the heart of the world-famous Kakadu National Park enjoying a full day of immersive experiences. To cap off an enriching day, you'll visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin. Your Top End experience comes to an end as you farewell Darwin and check out of your accommodation after breakfast.

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Included

2-nights aboard The Ghan - Adelaide to Darwin
3-nights in Darwin
1-night in Kakadu
Transfer from Darwin Rail Terminal to hotel
5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners
Half day Darwin City Sights tour
Guided touring in Kakadu National Park and East Alligator River
GOLD SERVICE INCLUSIONS ON THE GHAN:
- Comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite
- Upper & lower berths that convert to a 3-seater lounge
- Power outlets in cabin
- In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary
- All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
- All-inclusive alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages
- All-inclusive Off Train Excursions and Short Stops
- Luggage allowance is 60kg per guest

Adelaide to Darwin

Itinerary

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Day 1
Ghan Journey: Adelaide

Step aboard The Ghan in Adelaide for your unforgettable adventure to the Top End. As the train leaves the city heading for the Flinders Ranges and beyond, it's your chance to settle in to your cabin and watch the changes in landscape from your very own window. 

Overnight stay aboard The Ghan.

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

Lunch, Dinner
Ghan Journey: Adelaide
Flinders Ranges
Day 2
Ghan Journey: Adelaide → Alice Springs

After your first night enjoying the fine dining and relaxed luxury of this iconic train, you'll wake to an amazing outback sunrise at Marla - a remote outpost 160 kilometres from the Northern Territory border that marks the start of the Oodnadatta Track.

  • Off Train Experience in Marla

Enjoy more incredible outback scenery before arriving into Alice Springs early in the afternoon to enjoy an Off Train Excursion that reveals more of this historic outback town. 

  • Off Train Experience in Alice Springs

Overnight stay aboard The Ghan.

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

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ghan Journey: Adelaide → Alice Springs
Alice Springs
Day 3
Ghan Journey: Alice Springs → Katherine → Darwin

As you head further north into the tropics, prepare to experience one of the Top End's most impressive natural wonders near Katherine. The stunning Nitmiluk Gorge lies within the massive 292,000 hectares of Nitmiluk National Park. You'll have the chance to explore it from the water with a guided cruise - something that you'll never forget

  • Off Train Excursion in Katherine.

A few hours later, you'll arrive in Darwin for a transfer to your accommodation. 

Overnight stay in Darwin at Doubletree by Hilton Esplanade

Breakfast, Lunch
Ghan Journey: Alice Springs → Katherine → Darwin
Nitmiluk Gorge
Day 4
Darwin

Take in the top sights of this tropical city on a morning tour, including the Stokes Hill Wharf area, Botanic Gardens, the Chinese Temple, the Mooring Basin, and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory plus Darwin Aviation Museum.

This afternoon enjoy a stroll around Darwin, discovering its fascinating history at your own pace.

The evening is yours to enjoy one of Darwin's many dining options - you can even choose to enjoy dinner as you sail the harbour on a "Charles Darwin" Sunset Dinner Cruise. 

Optional Extra:

  • Charles Darwin" Sunset Dinner Cruise - ask our friendly team for more details on this.

Overnight stay in Darwin at Doubletree by Hilton Esplanade 

Breakfast
Darwin
Darwin
Day 5
Darwin → Kakadu

It's time to visit one of the world's most incredible natural environments. As you travel along the Arnhem Highway south-east of Darwin, the anticipation builds. Soon you'll be in the heart of the world famous Kakadu National Park enjoying a full day of immersive experiences.

You'll cruise the Yellow Water Billabong, search for saltwater crocodiles, see a variety of informative displays depicting the rich Aboriginal history of the area at the Warradjan Cultural Centre, and be guided to ancient rock art galleries at Nourlangie

Overnight stay in Kakadu at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch
Darwin → Kakadu
Kakadu National Park
Day 6
Kakadu → Darwin

At the World Heritage area Ubirr, your guide will reveal extraordinary art sites of spiritual significance to local indigenous people dating back more than 20,000 years.

On your way to join Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River, you'll visit a stunnin lookout to take in the majestic vistas of the renowned Kakadu wetlands.

Later, with special permission of the traditional owners, enjoy the privilege of going ashore in Arnhem Land. To cap off an enriching day, you'll visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin. 

Overnight stay in Darwin at Doubletree by Hilton Esplanade

Lunch
Kakadu → Darwin
Arnhem Land
Day 7
Darwin

Your Top End experience comes to an end this morning as you farewell Darwin and check out of your accommodation after breakfast. 

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
English
Currency
Australian Dollars (AUD)
6 nights
from AUD3,239
per person, twin share
Australia
Adelaide
Darwin
Nature, Rail
Independent Holiday Packages
September 2020 – November 2020 February 2021 - November 2021

Hotel options

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade

Darwin
Take in the breathtaking views of the harbor and enjoy hotel's trademark cookies when you arrive. Experience an imaginative combination of food and wine flavours.

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

Kakadu National Park
Experience blissful retreat set in the wild. This hotel is the ideal base from which you can begin exploring, connoisseur feasting and a remarkable relaxation.

Optional Extras

Upgrade to Platinum service aboard the Ghan.

Features of Platinum:

  • Spacious double or twin cabin almost twice the size of a Gold Service twin cabin
  • Outback experiences
  • Panoramic windows offering views from both sides of the train
  • Access to the exclusive Platinum Club for dining and socialising
  • Freshly prepared continental breakfast served upon request in-cabin
  • Refreshments served in cabin
  • Australian Appelles Apothecary toiletries
  • Haigh’s chocolates & Bollinger champagne
  • Nightcap at turndown
  • 90kg checked in luggage (60kg in Gold Service)
  • Private transfers at the start/end of your journey (within 60km)

Important notes

Advertised “from price” is based on ‘ADVANCE PURCHASE’ Rail Journey Fares and must be paid in full at time of booking. Pricing varies on each departure and is subject to availability. Please enquire with our team for exact pricing, upgrade options and departure dates.

Exclusions

  • Flights - Please contact our team to add flights onto this package. 

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