The Ghan Expedition & the Top End

7 days | Departs 14 Jul –
Darwin » Katherine » Alice Springs » Coober Pedy » Adelaide

Experience more with our most popular Ghan Rail Holiday! Travel in a group and enjoy a 3 night stay in Darwin followed by the longer 4 day Ghan Expedition train journey via Katherine, Alice Springs & Coober Pedy. Includes a choice of activities in Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs & Coober Pedy.

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7 days | Departs 14 Jul –
Darwin » Katherine » Alice Springs » Coober Pedy » Adelaide

Experience more with our most popular Ghan Rail Holiday! Travel in a group and enjoy a 3 night stay in Darwin followed by the longer 4 day Ghan Expedition train journey via Katherine, Alice Springs & Coober Pedy. Includes a choice of activities in Darwin, 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 – Choice of activities in Darwin (B)

We have included some sightseeing choices to some of the best regions surrounding Darwin for you today. Choose from a selection of popular day tours below.

Spectacular Kakadu National Park: Australia’s largest National Park, featuring a combination of mangrove fringed coastal areas, expansive flood plains, lowland hills, open woodland and forest habitats. View the wildlife from a cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong before visiting the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre and the Nourlangie rock art site.

Litchfield National Park Waterfalls: Spend a day in one of the Northern Territory’s most scenic locations. Visit the town of Batchelor before entering the Litchfield National Park to take in the splendour of thundering falls, rainforest pockets and sacred heritage sites. See the incredible works of local termites and take a dip at Florence Falls. Later, marvel at the truly spectacular Tolmer Falls.

Jumping Crocs & Nature: The Adelaide River is home to over 1600 Crocodiles and the famous Jumping Crocodiles. Cruise the river and watch these awesome creatures launch themselves out of the water. See these prehistoric creatures at close range before stopping at the Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre for view over the Marrakai Plains and Fogg Dam Nature Reserve to view a wetland ecosystem up close.

Darwin Helicopter Flight: Rise above Charles Darwin National Park to discover the natural, cultural, historical and modern delights from Darwin CBD to the northern beaches and East Point Reserve. View the two modern gas processing plants located within Darwin Harbour’s industrial area – one being the Icthy’s Project, the largest project the Japanese have commissioned outside of Japan. Motorsport enthusiasts, will also be spoilt with a view of Hidden Valley Motorsports Complex.

Blue Water Fishing Adventure: The ultimate sportfishing in pristine bluewater destinations. Travel up to 50km from Darwin to some of the Top End’s best fishing locations such as Middle Reef, Fish Reef, Lorna Shoals & Charles Point and target reef fish including Golden Snapper, Rock Cod, Tricky Snapper, Jewfish, Coral Trout & Stripeys.

Day 3 – Sunset Dinner Cruise (BD)

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Darwin or ask us about a range of optional sightseeing activities that are available.

★ Later today, relax onboard the Charles Darwin as you watch an iconic Top End sunset whilst enjoying a delicious dinner – a magnificent way to finish your holiday in Darwin!.

The Dinner Cruise aboard the Charles Darwin is a great way to get a bird’s eye view of the famous Darwin sunset whilst enjoying a delicious Territory style set dinner with Australian seafood and local produce all in air-conditioned comfort. This two & half hour cruise on the Charles Darwin’s Captain’s Deck (Main Deck) is the perfect way to feed the family and enjoy the scenery.

Indulge in a selection of Australian Seafood, Santa Maria Beef, Litchfield Mango Chicken, NT Reef Fish and an array of salads & desserts.

Day 4 – 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 5 – 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 6 – 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 7 – 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
  • Watch a Top End sunset aboard a scenic cruise
  • Visit Kakadu or Litchfield National Parks
  • 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
  • Choice of included activities in Darwin
  • Off-train excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs & Coober Pedy
  • 3 nights at the luxurious 5-star Hilton Darwin in a Guest Room
  • Breakfast each morning at the Hilton
  • Sunset dinner cruise on Darwin Harbour
  • 6 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) & 4 dinners (D)
Tour Details
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30 May 2021, 14 Jul 2021

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Transfers from home included - Adelaide only

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