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The Ghan: 6-Night Kakadu Expedition

Early bird savings + great solo rates

Board The Ghan in Adelaide for a once-in-a-lifetime outback journey from the south coast to the north. On arrival in Darwin, the adventure continues with an unforgettable tour of Kakadu. Read on to learn more about early booking discounts, solo cabins and great off-season rates!

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$3,239PP
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DURATION
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6 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Advance purchase from $3,239 per person twin share / $3,389 solo (selected off-season dates - see travel dates section below).

Get in quick - cabins for the lowest-cost departures are selling fast!

This great holiday package includes 3 nights in Darwin, 1 night in Kakadu & 2 nights onboard the all inclusive Ghan Rail travelling to Adelaide.

  • View the 19 aircraft on display at the Darwin Aviation Museum
  • See the largest permanent display of Aboriginal artwork
  • Stroll the George Brown Botanic Gardens
  • Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • Cruise Yellow Water Billabong in search of saltwater crocodiles
  • Discover the beauty of Nourlangie and Ubirr
  • Go ashore in Arnhem Land

Inclusions

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  • 3-day/2-night aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Darwin, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursions in Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine
  • Transfer from Darwin Rail Terminal to hotel
  • 3 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily
  • Half day Darwin City Sights tour
  • 2-days/1-night Kakadu and East Alligator River including accommodation and guided touring5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners

Need to arrange flights? Our local Aussie travel agents can happily send you a quote. Just give us a free call on 1300 414 198 to learn more.

Accommodation

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Platinum Cabin by day

You package includes:

  • 2 nights aboard The Ghan
  • 3 nights accommodation in Darwin
  • 1 night at Kakadu
Gold Service onboard The Ghan:
  • For Gold Twin, a comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day
  • For Gold Single, a compact sleeper cabin featuring a bed that converts to a seat by day and shared shower/toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage
  • Power outlets in cabin
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available
  • All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
  • All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • All-inclusive Off Train Excursions and Short Stops
  • Luggage allowance is 60kg per guest
Platinum Service onboard The Ghan:
  • All-inclusive dining, beverages, Off Train Excursions and Outback Experiences
  • Spacious Double or Twin cabin almost twice the size of a Gold Service Twin cabin
  • By day, cabins are set up lounge-style with a moveable table and two ottomans
  • By night, lounges are converted to double or twin beds
  • En suite equipped with separate shower, vanity with cupboard space, toilet and Australian bathroom amenities
  • Power outlets and in-cabin safe
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary
  • Panoramic windows offering views from both sides of the train
  • Access to the exclusive Platinum Club for dining and socialising
  • Freshly prepared continental breakfasts served upon request in-cabin
  • Refreshments served in-cabin
  • 90 kg checked luggage allowance per guest (3 x 30 kg each).

Travel dates

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April to October 2020

Tour departs every Sunday. Enquire now for availability and pricing.

June 2020 to August 2020

Tour departs every Wednesday & Sunday. Enquire now for availability and pricing.

GOLD SERVICE - ADULT ADVANCE PURCHASE - SELLING FAST!
(must be booked at least 6 months in advance)

  • Shoulder Season - From $3,239 per person twin / From $3,389 solo
  • High Season - From $3,749 per person twin / From $4,249 solo

GOLD SERVICE - ADULT EVERYDAY

  • Shoulder Season - From $3,789 per person twin / From $3,879 solo
  • High Season - From $4,339 per person twin / From $4,799 solo

  • PLATINUM SERVICE - ADULT EVERYDAY

  • Shoulder Season - From $5,169 per person twin / From $8,829 solo
  • High Season - From $5,689 per person twin / From $9,759 solo

  • Shoulder Season: Apr, Sep-Nov 2020, Feb-Mar 2021
    High Season: May-Aug 2020

    Itinerary

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    DAY 1 BOARD THE GHAN IN 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: 2 nights The Ghan (L,D)

    DAY 2 THE GHAN, 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. 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. (B,L,D)

    DAY 3 THE GHAN, KATHERINE AND 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 – an Off Train Excursion you’ll never forget. A few hours later, you’ll arrive in Darwin for a transfer to your accommodation.
    OVERNIGHT: 2 nights DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade (B,L)

    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. (B)

    DAY 5 DARWIN TO KAKADU NATIONAL PARK
    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: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (B,L)

    DAY 6 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TO 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 the Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River, you’ll visit a stunning 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: DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin (L)

    DAY 7 FAREWELL
    Your Top End experience comes to an end this morning as you farewell Darwin and check out of your accommodation after breakfast. (B)

    Questions

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    Luggage?

    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.

    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.

    Can I pre-book my Off-Train Excursions?

    Off Train Excursions preferences can only be organised once on board the train and are not able to be pre-booked.

    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.

    Is Wi-Fi available on board the train?

    No, currently Wi-Fi is not available.

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    Fine print

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    Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.