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The Ghan - Taste of the Top End

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Explore spectacular Litchfield National Park, see the famous jumping crocodiles along with a host of other popular Top End attractions before stepping aboard The Ghan Expedition in Darwin and experiencing the wonders of Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy on your way to Adelaide.
Australia
Nature
Rail
Great Train Journeys

Highlights

Discover the splendour of thundering falls, rainforest pockets and sacred historic sites of Litchfield National Park

Discover the magnificent architecture of the termite mounds!

Witness the spectacular double waterfalls of Florence Falls

Marvel at the water cascading down into the deep waterhole at the base of Tolmer Falls

Take a dip in the rock pools of Wangi Falls

Join a jumping croc adventure and get up close to the prehistoric crocodiles. 

Be impressed by the jaw-dropping natural assets of Katherine

Visit the iconic town of Alice Springs.

Discover the Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre

Be amazed by the superb views across the Marrakai Plains and the Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

You'll arrived in Darwin - it's yours to explore. Explore Darwin at your own pace. Perhaps make your way down to the waterfront and enjoy the tropical Darwin weather. Much of Darwin’s action happens along its revitalized waterfront, which is lined with restaurants, shops, sandy lagoons and parklands.

Just 60km from Darwin lies the Adelaide River, home to more than 1600 crocodiles and the location of the famous Jumping Crocodiles. Travel down the Stuart Highway to the Adelaide River. Cruise the river and thrill as these awesome creatures launch themselves out of the water. After completing the famous north-south crossing of Australia's interior, you will arrive into Adelaide where your adventure comes to an end.

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Included

4 nights in Darwin
3-nights aboard The Ghan - Darwin to Adelaide
Transfer from hotel to Darwin Rail Terminal
7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
Half day Jumping Crocs and Nature Adventure including Cruise and touring
1 day Litchfield National Park Waterfalls including lunch and touring
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

Darwin to Adelaide

 

Itinerary

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Day 1
Darwin

You've arrived in Darwin - it's yours to explore. Spend the day at your leisure before checking in to your accommodation. 

Overnight stay in Darwin at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

Darwin
Darwin
Day 2
Darwin

Litchfield National Park contains several types of typical Top End habitats including lush monsoon forests, termite mounds, unusual rock formations, waterfalls and cascades.

First stop of the day is Florence Falls, where you have the opportunity for a scenic and interpretive bush and monsoon vine forest walk. There is also the chance for a swim by making your way down the stairs to the plunge pool below.

Travel on to Tolmer Falls for a magnificent view of the water cascading down to the deep waterhole at the base of the falls.

To finish the day, you will visit Wangi Falls, with its large crystal clear pool, another relaxing spot for a swim. A great day for taking many fascinating photos, including the amazing stand of termite mounds.

Overnight stay in Darwin at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

 

Breakfast, Lunch
Darwin
Wangi Fallls at Litchfield National Park
Day 3
Darwin

Today is yours to explore Darwin at your own pace. Take in a spot of souvenir shopping or simply relax at your accommodation.

Optional Extra:

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

Overnight stay in Darwin at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

Breakfast
Darwin
Darwin Harbour
Day 4
Darwin

This morning is free for you to explore Darwin at your leisure. Perhaps make your way down to the waterfront and enjoy the tropical Darwin weather. Much of Darwin’s action happens along its revitalised waterfront, which is lined with restaurants, shops, sandy lagoons and parklands.

This afternoon, your jumping croc adventure begins. Just 60km from Darwin lies the Adelaide River, home to more than 1600 crocodiles and the location of the famous Jumping Crocodiles. Travel down the Stuart Highway to the Adelaide River. Cruise the river and thrill as these awesome creatures launch themselves out of the water. The cruise will enable you to see these prehistoric creatures at close range.

Afterwards, continue to the Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre for views over the Marrakai Plains, and then it’s onto Fogg Dam Nature Reserve to see a wetland ecosystem up close.

Overnight stay in Darwin at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

Breakfast
Darwin
Jumping Crocodile
Day 5
Ghan Journey: Darwin → Katherine

This morning it's time to board The Ghan.

Settle in as you relax in your cabin or mingle with fellow travellers in the Outback Explorer Lounge. Enjoy lunch on board before you arrive in Katherine for your Off Train Excursion. In a region renowned for jaw-dropping natural assets, Katherine boasts one of the Top End's best - the incredible Nitmiluk Gorge. 

  • Off Train Experiene in Katherine.

Overnight stay aboard The Ghan.

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

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ghan Journey: Darwin → Katherine
Nitmiluk Gorge
Day 6
Ghan Journey: Katherine → Alice Springs

After breakfast, you'll arrive into Alice Springs, with plenty of time to explore the iconic town in the red heart of Australia. Prepare for a day of fascinating excursions and, in the evening, dine under a million stars. 

  • Off Train Experiene in Alice Springs.

Overnight stay aboard The Ghan.

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

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ghan Journey: Katherine → Alice Springs
Alice Springs
Day 7
Ghan Journey: Alice Springs → Coober Pedy

When you next disembark in remote Manguri, you'll enjoy a full day exploring the amazing opal mining township of Coober Pedy.

Overnight stay aboard The Ghan.

  • Off Train Experience in Coober Pedy.

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

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ghan Journey: Alice Springs → Coober Pedy
Coober Pedy
Day 8
Ghan Journey: Coober Pedy → Adelaide

After completing the famous north-south crossing of Australia's interior, you will arrive into Adelaide where your adventure comes to an end. 

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
English
Currency
Australian Dollars (AUD)
7 nights
from AUD4,049
per person, twin share
Australia
Darwin
Adelaide
Nature, Rail
Great Train Journeys
September 2020 – October 2020 | April 2021 – October 2021

Hotel options

Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront
Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

Darwin
Perfectly placed along the promenade for entertainment and dining. This picturesque location will make you feel right at home. An ideal choice for a great 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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