The Ghan, Darwin & Kakadu

7 days | Departs Sep to Nov –
Adelaide » Marla » Alice Springs » Katherine » Darwin » Kakadu National Park

All aboard the legendary Ghan train for a journey across the Outback before exploring the beautiful Tropical Top End! Enjoy included sightseeing in Katherine, Darwin & Alice Springs as well as an overnight tour to Kakadu National Park.

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7 days | Departs Sep to Nov –
Adelaide » Marla » Alice Springs » Katherine » Darwin » Kakadu National Park

All aboard the legendary Ghan train for a journey across the Outback before exploring the beautiful Tropical Top End! Enjoy included sightseeing in Katherine, Darwin & Alice Springs as well as an overnight tour to Kakadu National Park.

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Day 1 – Depart Adelaide on the Ghan (LD)

A transfer will meet you to take you from your home to the Adelaide Parklands Terminal in time for the Ghan’s check-in.

★ Settle into your private Gold cabin onboard as the Ghan departs from Adelaide.

What lies ahead is rugged, beautiful and spectacular – through the Red Centre to the tropical north of Australia. Settle into your cabin and watch the rolling pastoral lands of South Australia from your window, or meet your fellow travellers in the lounge car.

Before long some of the oldest rock formations in the world, the Flinders Ranges, come into view. As darkness envelops the rugged outback, it’s time to indulge in a regionally-inspired dinner and all-inclusive fine wines and beverages.

❱ 2 nights: The Ghan train journey- Gold cabin

Day 2 – Marla Outback Experience & Alice Springs (RD)

★ Begin with a freshly brewed coffee or juice as the day dawns at Marla, an outback outpost in the remote reaches of South Australia.

It is here, deep inland, that you will enjoy a one of a kind experience, as you watch the desert come to life at sunrise.

★ All aboard for brunch as you make your way through the MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs where a choice of Off Train Excursions awaits.

Alice is an iconic Red Centre outpost – 1,500 kilometres from the nearest major city, it may be remote, but offers plenty to explore – home to doctors who fly, rivers that run dry, and a cast of colourful characters. Your time in the ‘capital out of the outback’ offers numerous opportunities to explore its historic legacy and unique environment

Day 3 – Katherine, Arrival in Darwin (BL)

Your day dawns in the tropical north – the pristine wilderness of Katherine is stirring and powerful.

★ You’ll have the chance to explore it from the water or land with your choice of off train experiences.

Cruise the jaw-dropping Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about its ancient Indigenous rock paintings and gain insight into the culture of the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, the Jawoyn people, or discover authentic outback life on a cattle station.

As evening falls, arrive in Darwin to complete your epic Australian journey.

❱ 2 nights: Mantra on the Esplanade or similar

Day 4 – Darwin City Sights

★ Discover the spectacular highlights of Darwin on an included City Tour.

Darwin is Australia’s only tropical capital city and is the largest city in the Northern Territory. It is a former frontier outpost and the gateway to Kakadu National Park. Darwin is treasured country to its traditional owners, the Larrakia people, who are prominent and active members of the local community. A multicultural city, it boasts a population made up of people from more than 60 nationalities and 70 different ethnic backgrounds.

Your City Tour will take you to the Darwin Aviation Museum, the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin Botanic Gardens and the city centre.

Day 5 – Darwin to Kakadu, Warradjan Cultural Centre & Yellow Water Billabong (L)

★ Depart Darwin and travel through pristine wetland regions to Kakadu National Park.

This 20,000 square kilometre suite of landscapes varying from red-hued escarpments that shelter historic Aboriginal rock art dating back thousands of years to floodplains teeming with wildlife.

★ Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre, then join your local guide on an award-winning cruise to experience the dramatic scenery of the Yellow Water Billabong.

Keep an eye out for saltwater crocodiles, a diverse array of smaller wildlife, and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned.

❱ 1 night: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

Day 6 – Kakadu to Darwin (L)

★ This morning, head off with your Driver Guide to explore the World Heritage area of Ubirr.

Explore extensive Aboriginal rock art galleries believed to be 20,000 years old, and considered among the best in the world. Climb to the lookout for stunning views over the floodplains, woodlands and dark ribbons of rainforest of the surrounding Nadab wetlands.

★ We then take the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise along the East Alligator River.

An Aboriginal guide will provide insights into their culture, including local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, as well as bush survival skills. With special permission of the local people, you are able to go ashore in Arnhem Land.

Visit Bowali Visitor Centre, which houses a wealth of information on the Park’s ecology and Aboriginal culture. Finally, you’ll return to Darwin in the late evening.

❱ 1 night: Hilton Darwin or similar

In November, if weather conditions preclude access to the East Alligator River, alternative touring will be arranged for Day 6 before returning to Darwin.

Day 7 – Darwin to Adelaide

Sadly, today marks the end of your Northern Territory adventure. You will be transferred to Darwin International Airport in time for your flight back to Adelaide.

On arrival in Adelaide, you will be met and transferred home by a chauffeured car.

Highlights
  • Traverse stunning Outback landscapes on the Ghan
  • Relax in the comfort of your own private Gold cabin
  • Watch a spectacular Outback sunrise in Marla
  • Explore the unique Red Centre town of Alice Springs
  • Cruise along picturesque Katherine Gorge
  • Watch a Top End sunset aboard a scenic cruise
  • Discover Darwin’s highlights on a city tour
  • Spend a night in the iconic Kakadu National Park
  • Cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong
  • Cruise the East Alligator River & go ashore in Arnhem Land
Inclusions
  • Flight from Darwin to Adelaide
  • 2 nights aboard the Ghan, 1 night in Kakadu & 3 nights in Darwin
  • All touring as shown on your itinerary
  • 1 breakfast (B), 1 brunch (R), 4 lunches (L) & 2 dinners (D)
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06 Sep 2020, 13 Sep 2020, 20 Sep 2020, 27 Sep 2020, 04 Oct 2020, 25 Oct 2020, 01 Nov 2020, 08 Nov 2020, 15 Nov 2020, 22 Nov 2020, 29 Nov 2020

Flights included in your price - as required

Transfers from home included - Adelaide only

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