The Ghan & the Top End in Summer

9 days | Departs Jan to Mar-
Darwin » Litchfield » Kakadu » Katherine » Alice Springs » Adelaide

All aboard the legendary Ghan train for a journey across the Outback and a tour of 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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9 days | Departs Jan to Mar-
Darwin » Litchfield » Kakadu » Katherine » Alice Springs » Adelaide

All aboard the legendary Ghan train for a journey across the Outback and a tour of 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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Enjoy over $2,000 per person in savings PLUS relax as everything taken care of – including your flight from Adelaide to Darwin, return transfers in Darwin and transport to & from your home in Adelaide.
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Pre-Tour Arrangements for Interstate Connections Only

Your adventure begins with a flight to the beautiful city of Adelaide. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure. Ask us about a range of optional activities available or simply take a stroll along the newly redeveloped Riverbank precinct or go shopping at nearby Rundle Mall.

❱ 1 night: Mercure Grosvenor Hotel or similar

Day 1 – Depart Adelaide on the Ghan (LD)

Adelaide travellers: 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.

❱ 3 nights: Hilton Darwin

Day 4 – 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 5 – 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 6 – 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 7 – 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.

❱ 2 nights: Hilton Darwin

Day 8 – 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 9 – Depart Darwin

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

Included Flight Home

Adelaide travellers: A flight back to Adelaide is included with your tour. On arrival, you will be met and transferred home by a chauffeured car.

Interstate Connections: 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
  • 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
  • Spend a day in picturesque Litchfield National Park
Inclusions
  • Flight from Darwin (& flight to Adelaide for Interstate Connections)
  • 2 night Ghan train journey from Adelaide to Darwin in a Gold cabin
  • All onboard meals & drinks onboard the Ghan
  • Off-train excursions in Katherine & Alice Springs
  • 5 nights at the luxurious 5-star Hilton Darwin in a Guest Room
  • Breakfast each morning at the Hilton
  • 2 day tour to Kakadu National Park
  • 1 night at the iconic Mercure Crocodile Hotel in Kakadu
  • Litchfield National Park day tour
  • Hop On Hop Off Bus tour of Darwin
  • Sunset dinner cruise on Darwin Harbour
  • 6 breakfasts (B), 1 brunch (R), 5 lunches (L) & 3 dinners (D)
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31 Jan 2021, 14 Feb 2021, 21 Feb 2021, 28 Feb 2021, 07 Mar 2021, 14 Mar 2021, 28 Mar 2021

Flights included in your price - as required

Transfers from home included - Adelaide only

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