The Ghan Expedition, Kakadu & Litchfield

9 days | Departs 12 Jul –
Darwin » Litchfield » Kakadu » Katherine » Alice Springs » Coober Pedy » Adelaide

All aboard our most inclusive Ghan Rail Holiday! Explore the city of Darwin, the spectacular waterfalls of Litchfield National Park and the famous wetlands & cultural sites of Kakadu before travelling south to Adelaide on the longer 4 day Ghan Expedition train journey via Katherine, Alice Springs & Coober Pedy.

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9 days | Departs 12 Jul –
Darwin » Litchfield » Kakadu » Katherine » Alice Springs » Coober Pedy » Adelaide

All aboard our most inclusive Ghan Rail Holiday! Explore the city of Darwin, the spectacular waterfalls of Litchfield National Park and the famous wetlands & cultural sites of Kakadu before travelling south to Adelaide on the longer 4 day Ghan Expedition train journey via Katherine, Alice Springs & Coober Pedy.

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Included Flight to Darwin

A flight from your homeport to Darwin is included with your tour.

Day 1 – Welcome to Darwin

Welcome to the Tropical Top End region of the Northern Territory! On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

❱ 3 nights: Hilton Darwin

Day 2 – Darwin City Sights (B)

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

The tour will take you to all of Darwin’s must-see attractions such as the Botanic Gardens, Mindil Beach, Crocosaurus Cove, the Musueum & Gallery of the Northern Territory and the Darwin Military Museum.

Day 3 – Litchfield National Park (BL)

★ Spend a day exploring beautiful Litchfield National Park with time to swim at 2 spectacular waterfalls.

Our first stop for the day is Florence Falls. View the double falls from a high vantage point before making your way down to take a swim in the plunge pool. Then, take time for a walk through the scenic bush and monsoon vine forest.

Explore Tolmer Falls, a spectacular photo opportunity that is home to colonies of rare ghost and orange horseshoe bats.

Enjoy lunch at the Litchfield Cafe before stopping for a swim at Wangi Falls, the most accessible of all in the region and the perfect place for a final dip today.

Feed the barramundi at Howard Springs Nature Park and see the huge Magnetic Termite Mounds before returning back to Darwin in the evening.

Day 4 – Darwin to Kakadu, Warradjan Cultural Centre & Yellow Water Billabong (BL)

★ 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 5 – 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.

❱ 1 night: Hilton Darwin

Day 6 – The Ghan Expedition, Darwin to Katherine (BLD)

A transfer will meet you at your hotel after breakfast this morning to take you to Darwin Railway Station. Here, you will board the Ghan train for your incredible, one-of-a-kind 4 day train journey experience.

Your journey begins with a small but momentous step from platform to carriage where friendly staff will lead you through corridors to your private cabin. A delicious lunch is served aboard as you begin your journey south towards Katherine where you will join one of the included off-train activities.

Back on board, you’ll return to the Queen Adelaide Restaurant to enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner as the sun sets over the Outback.

❱ 3 nights: The Ghan Expedition – Gold cabin

Day 7 – The Ghan Expedition, Alice Springs (BLD)

Wake up to a new view outside your window, in a world which feels like a million miles from home. An outback sunrise could be one of the most spectacular you’ll ever see, setting the tone for the day ahead. After coffee, a juice and a sumptuous breakfast, arrive in Alice Springs ready to embark on one of the included Off Train Excursions.

Come the evening you’ll dine beneath a canopy of stars at an authentic Outback Pioneer Dinner. This is a truly unique experience with live Australiana music and a feast of mouth-watering steak and traditionally made damper. After dessert, cast your eyes skyward and ponder life, the universe and everything with an informative astronomical talk. And with a full belly and deep sense of wonderment, it’s back on the train to rest up and roll out of Alice Springs, fulfilled in every sense of the word. There really is no better way to comprehend the vastness of the Northern Territory.

Day 8 – The Ghan Expedition, Coober Pedy (BLD)

Wake up and rub your eyes with disbelief as we pull into Manguri. Join one of the included off-train activities to Coober Pedy or the majestic Breakaways.

Day 9 – The Ghan Expedition, Adelaide (B)

Witness a dramatic change in landscape as the rich ochre tones of the outback make way for the beautiful green fields and pastoral lands of SA. The Ghan rolls into Adelaide. Interstate travellers will be taken to Adelaide Airport in time for their flight home.

Included Flight Home for Interstate Travellers

A flight is included to take you back to your homeport.

Highlights
  • Traverse stunning Outback landscapes on the Ghan
  • Relax in the comfort of your own private Gold cabin
  • 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
  • Spend a day in picturesque Litchfield National Park
  • Cruise along picturesque Katherine Gorge
  • Explore the unique Red Centre town of Alice Springs
  • Discover the opal mining town of Coober Pedy
Inclusions
  • Flight to Darwin & from Adelaide (as required)
  • 3 night Ghan Expedition train journey from Darwin to Adelaide in a Gold cabin
  • All onboard meals & drinks onboard the Ghan
  • Off-train excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs & Coober Pedy
  • 4 nights at the luxurious 5-star Hilton Darwin in a Guest Room
  • Breakfast each morning at the Hilton
  • Litchfield National Park day tour
  • Hop On Hop Off Bus tour of Darwin
  • 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) & 3 dinners (D)
Tour Details
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28 May 2021, 12 Jul 2021

Flights included in your price - as required

Transfers from home included - Adelaide only

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