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The Ghan + Darwin Stay + Taste of the Top End

Great Train Journey

Ride the iconic Ghan from the south coat all the way to the Top End! Then cap it off with four amazing nights in Darwin and her beautiful surroundings!

FROM
$2,229PP
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DURATION
6 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodation
  • Bonus experiences
  • Day tours
  • Day cruises

About this holiday

The Ghan

Adelaide - Alice Springs - Darwin - Litchfield National Park

Step aboard The Ghan in Adelaide and experience the wonders of Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine on your way to Darwin. From here explore spectacular Litchfield National Park, see the famous jumping crocodiles along with a host of other popular Top End attractions.

Inclusions

  • 3 days/2 nights aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Darwin (or v.v.), in Gold Service including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine

  • Transfer from Darwin Rail Terminal to Hotel (or v.v.)

  • 4 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily

  • 1 day Litchfield National Park Waterfalls including lunch and touring

  • ½ day Jumping Crocs and Nature Adventure including Jumping Crocodile Cruise and touring

Accommodation

Upgrade for access to the Platinum Club lounge

Gold Service - Twin Share
You'll enjoy private cabin accommodation together with all-inclusive dining, beverages and a range of fascinating Off Train Excursions at key stops.

Platinum Service
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. The first thing you'll notice about your Platinum cabin is the abundance of space, almost twice the size of a Gold Twin Cabin. By day your cabin is configured as a private lounge with deluxe lounge seating, a table and two ottomans. By night you'll sleep easy as the lounges convert to a comfortable bedroom with either a double bed or twin beds.

Gold Service - Adult Advance Purchase

  • Low Season $2,229

  • Shoulder Season $2,649

  • High Season $2,849

Gold Service - Adult Everyday

  • Low Season $2,649

  • Shoulder Season $3,179

  • High Season $3,519

Platinum Service - Twin Share

  • Low Season $3,849

  • Shoulder Season $4,479

  • High Season $4,809

Travel dates

Departure dates within 01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

Itinerary

Adelaide - Alice Springs - Darwin - Litchfield National Park

Alternative itineraries available: Darwin to Adelaide, Alice Springs to Darwin and Darwin to Alice Springs

Day 1: (Sunday) The Ghan, Adelaide

Depart Adelaide aboard The Ghan. Watch the passing scenery and marvel as the spectacular Flinders Ranges disappear into the horizon. This evening, relax and enjoy the comforts of the lounge and dine in the restaurant with an enticing range of menu options. (L,D)

Day 2: (Monday) The Ghan, Alice Springs

Wake up with a coffee or juice and witness an unforgettable outback sunrise off train at Marla, in the remote reaches of South Australia. After more incredible outback scenery, arrive in Alice Springs early in the afternoon and join an Off Train Excursion to explore the many facets of this historic outback city. (B,L,D)

Day 3: (Tuesday) The Ghan, Darwin

This morning after breakfast, The Ghan arrives in Katherine. Today you will discover the wonders of Nitmiluk Gorge with a variety of Off Train Excursions to choose from. Having worked up an appetite with your morning adventures, make your way to the restaurant for a late lunch. Continue into the lounge before arriving in Darwin and transferring to your accommodation. (B,L)

Day 4: (Wednesday) Darwin - Free Day

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

Day 5: (Thursday) Jumping Crocodiles

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 60 km 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. (B)

Day 6: (Friday) Darwin - Free Day

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. (B,L)

Day 7: (Saturday) Darwin

This morning after breakfast, check out of your hotel. (B)

Questions

Notes

Prices will be subject to change on a weekly basis unless paid in full.

Low Season: Dec 2018, Jan-Feb 2019
Shoulder Season: Apr, Sep-Nov 2018, Mar 2019
High Season: May-Aug 2018

  • Prices displayed are based on journey from Adelaide to Darwin 

  • Prices valid from 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019.

  • Prices are from prices based on twin share. Advance Purchase fares must be booked 6 months or more prior to travel and is subject to availability.

  • Alternative Journeys available in reverse direction from Darwin - Adelaide and Alice Springs - Darwin v.v

  • Single supplements apply. Please contact us for a quote.

Fare types

  • Adult Advance Purchase: must be booked a minimum of 6 months in advance

  • Adult Everyday

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Fine print

Travel at 60 & Rail Plus booking conditions apply.

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