Rail, Tours, Stay & Packages in Darwin, Broome, Adelaide, Northern Territory, Alice Springs, Cable Beach, Coober Pedy, Kununurra, Halls Creek & Fitzroy Crossing

16-day Broome, The Kimberley, The Top End & The Ghan package

Three bucket list experiences in one!

It's time to make some serious progress on your bucket list! This journey combines the best of Broome, a once-in-a-lifetime Kimberley adventure AND an iconic Ghan rail trip from Darwin to Adelaide!

FROM
$9,749PP
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DURATION
15 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodation
  • Selected entry fees
  • Selected drinks
  • Selected meals
  • Selected transfers

About this holiday

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The map of your journey

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Twin share rates starting at $9749pp / Solo passengers from $11,559

This is a journey of significance combining the wonders of the Kimberley with one of the world’s most renowned rail journeys – The Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide. Your adventure into the heart of the pristine Kimberley from amazing Broome will leave you speechless and it only gets better from there.

Highlights:

  • Tour the city of Broome
  • See the stunning white sands of Cable Beach
  • Visit Geikie Gorge for a scenic cruise on the tranquil waters
  • Meet Indigenous artists in Halls Creek
  • Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the mining process at Argyle Diamond Mine
  • Stay in El Questro Wilderness Park
  • Hike to Emma Gorge for a dip in the crystal clear waterhole
  • Cruise along the Ord River
  • Explore the Bungle Bungles
  • Sense the spirituality of the land at Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge)
  • Visit the Adelaide River War Cemetery

Inclusions

Your package includes:

  • 11 days/10 nights Wonders of the Kimberley guided holiday including quality accommodation and luxury coach touring
  • 2 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily
  • 4 days/3 nights aboard The Ghan Expedition, Darwin to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy
  • 15 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 12 dinners

Accommodation

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Guest room at Cable Beach Resort, Broome

THE GHAN:

Platinum Service (twin and double share):

Boasting deluxe extras such as platinum transfers, in-cabin breakfasts and access to the Platinum Lounge and Restaurant, Platinum Service promises and delivers a journey beyond expectations. Platinum cabins have an abundance of space, almost twice the size of a Gold Twin Cabin. By day your cabin is a private lounge with deluxe lounge seating, a table and two ottomans. By night, the lounges convert to a comfortable bedroom with either a double bed or twin beds.

Gold Superior (double share): Limited cabins available

A Superior cabin in Gold Service is a unique way to travel. You'll enjoy a private cabin with all-inclusive dining, beverages and a range of fascinating off-train excursions. Gold Superior cabins feature a ¾ size double bed, an additional fold down upper berth, lounge area, TV and DVD player, mini-bar and ensuite.

Gold Service (Single and twin share):

You'll enjoy private single or twin share cabin together with all-inclusive dining and beverages. During the day, the compact Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins offer a comfortable three seater lounge, converting to an upper and lower sleeping berth at night. Twin Berth cabins have private ensuite facilities with a hide-away compact toilet, wash basin and shower. 

Travel dates

Please note all fares are subject to availability at time of booking and subject to change without notice unless paid in full. Advance Purchase fares are subject to availability.

Price based on 31 July 2020 departure

  • Gold Service Twin cabin – from $9749 per person twin share (advance purchase fare)
  • Gold Service Twin cabin – from $10,559 per person twin share (everyday fare)
  • Gold Service Single cabin - from $11,559 (advance purchase fare)
  • Gold Service Single cabin - from $12,349 (everyday purchase fare)
  • Platinum Service – Twin/Double cabin – from $12,759 per person twin share (everyday fare)

Departures from May through to Sep 2020. Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book your holiday.

Itinerary

Commences in Broome on Fridays (May to Sep)

Day 1 - Arrive Broome (D)

After your arrival in Broome, check in to your accommodation. Tonight you will meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at dinner.

Overnight - Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome

Day 2 - Broome - Leisure Day (B)

Today is yours to explore Broome, a fascinating multicultural community surrounded by stunning natural wonders. Be sure to visit famous Cable Beach and swim in its turquoise waters.

Overnight - Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome

Day 3 - Broome to Fitzroy Crossing (B, D)

After taking in the highlights of Broome, it's time to head to Geikie Gorge for a scenic cruise through sheer limestone walls. From here, you will travel to Fitzroy Crossing for your overnight stay.

Overnight - Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing

Day 4 - Fitzroy Crossing to Halls Creek (B, L, D)

Today is all about incredible landscapes and a chance to meet Indigenous artists at Halls Creek - a fascinating town rich in both Aboriginal and European history and culture.

Overnight - Kimberley Hotel, Halls Creek

Day 5 - Halls Creek to Emma Gorge (B, L, D)

You'll be intrigued by how the world's largest source of natural coloured diamonds are extracted at the Argyle Diamond Mine. You'll then head to Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve to see egrets, herons, ibis, magpie geese and perhaps, even a jabiru or a lurking crocodile. As the sun fades, settle in to your safari-style tented cabin set among native pandanus and palms at the foot of the Cockburn Ranges in the El Questro Wilderness Park.

Overnight - Emma Gorge Resort, El Questro Wilderness Park.

Day 6 - El Questro Wilderness Park (B, D)

Waking to a symphony of birdsong and rising to a hearty breakfast, you'll join a cruise on beautiful Chamberlain Gorge. The rest of the day is yours to relax at the resort.

Overnight - Emma Gorge Resort, El Questro Wilderness Park.

Day 7 - Emma Gorge to Kununurra (B, D)

Today you're travelling onward to Kununurra, but first up it's a guided tour of Hoochery Distillery, the home of Ord River Rum. Visit historic Durack Homestead Museum and later, cruise along the wildlife-rich Ord River, where you'll also enjoy a stunning sunset.

Overnight - The Kimberley Grande, Kununurra

Day 8 - Kununurra (B, D)

You can choose from two incredible adventures: an optional early morning scenic flight over the spectacular Bungle Bungle Range before a tour of Kununurra or a full day 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungles. After your afternoon of exploration or relaxation, you'll dine this evening on locally grown product at a privately hosted Be My Guest dinner in the heart of Kununurra's sandalwood plantations.

Overnight - The Kimberley Grande, Halls Creek

Day 9 - Kununurra to Katherine (B, D)

Heading east to the Top End, your introduction to the Northern Territory will be meeting Tom Curtin during his entertaining show at the Katherine Outback Experience.

Overnight - Paraway Motel, Katherine

Day 10 - Katherine to Darwin (B, D)

In Nitmiluk National Park, you'll cruise spectacular Katherine Gorge with expert guides. Heading further up the Stuart Highway at Adelaide River, visit the site of a large WWII military base and a significant war cemetery After arriving in Darwin, tour the city sights before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner overlooking the waterfront.

Overnight - Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin

Day 11 - Darwin - Leisure Day (B)

Say farewell to your fellow travellers and enjoy a day at rest or explore tropical Darwin at your leisure.

Overnight - Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin

Day 12 - Darwin - Leisure Day (B)

Today, you're free to discover all that Darwin city has to offer.

Overnight - Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin

Day 13 - Board The Ghan Expedition in Darwin (B, L, D)

This morning, prepare to board one of the world's great rail journeys. Enjoy your first Off Train Excursion in Katherine, before continuing your journey south.

Overnight - The Ghan Expedition

Day 14 - The Ghan Expedition in Darwin (B, L, D)

Your arrival into Alice Springs provides you with a full day to explore this iconic town in Australia's red heart. This evening, enjoy an Aussie BBQ dinner under a canopy of stars.

Overnight - The Ghan Expedition

Day 15 - The Ghan Expedition in Darwin (B, L, D)

Pull into the middle of nowhere, as you stop in Manguri. Here, you will discover the sun scorched opal mining capital of the world - Coober Pedy.

Overnight - The Ghan Expedition

Day 16 - Farewell to Adelaide (B)

Your arrival into Adelaide completes one of the world's great travel experiences.

Why not extend your stay in Broome and Adelaide to see more of these regions? Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book your holiday NOW!

Questions

Can I fly out the same day as the train arrives? We highly recommend that guests do not book flights same day as arrival without allowing for late running trains. This would mean allowing for at least 3-5 hours after the scheduled arrival time, and an overnight stopover.

How much luggage can I take with me? Guests should bring an overnight bag to their cabin containing everything needed for the journey. Each guest travelling are entitled to checked in luggage, however checked in luggage cannot be accessed during the journey. In Gold service guests are allowed 2 bags x 30kg and guests travelling in Platinum Service are allowed 3 bags x 30kg.

Can I take any pets or animals with me on-train? No - the only animals permitted on GSR services are specially trained dogs for the vision and hearing impaired.

Can I take my walking frame/wheelchair/ scooter on board the train? No - these items must be checked-in as stored luggage. A specially modified pushchair can be requested for use on train (with the assistance of a Carer or travelling companion) - PLEASE INFORM US AT TIME OF BOOKING.

What medical assistance do the on-train staff provide? Staff are trained to administer basic first aid, however our staff are not able to provide routine medical aid during a journey. Guests requiring medical attention or mobility assistance on board any of our trains are required to arrange for their own Carer to travel with them.

Can my necessary medication be refrigerated? Yes subject to space within our on-board fridge compartments - PLEASE INFORM US AT TIME OF BOOKING.

Can I take oxygen onboard? Yes - PLEASE INFORM US AT TIME OF BOOKING.

Does the train carry power outlets for CPAC machines? Cabins on the Indian Pacific have 240V power outlets installed which can be used for a CPAC machine. It is recommended that a surge arrestor/protector be used to protect the machine when it is plugged in case of a power surge.

Do I need any cash or credit cards onboard? As the rail journeys are all-inclusive you will not need to buy anything unless you choose to purchase an Off-Train Excursion upgrade or souvenirs, which you can do onboard utilising our EFTPOS or credit card facilities.

Dress Code onboard the train? Smart casual attire is suggested for guests travelling in Platinum Service and Gold Service. Warm clothes are recommended for evenings onboard the train, as the air-conditioning can be cool. It is recommended that guests pack a hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes for off-train touring. Sensible shoes are advisable for walking between carriages. Long, sturdy pants may be required for some Off-Train Excursions.

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