Outback to Oceans

Darwin to Adelaide

13 Days12 Nights

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily
  • 2 days/1 night Kakadu and East Alligator River including accommodation, 2 meals, guided touring with visits to Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Yellow Water Billabong, Nourlangie, Ubirr and Arnhem Land
  • Transfer from Hotel to Darwin Rail Terminal
  • 4 days/3 nights aboard The Ghan Expedition, Darwin to Adelaide, in Gold Service including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy
  • Transfer from Adelaide Parklands Terminal to Hotel 
  • 4 nights accommodation in Adelaide including breakfast daily
  • 1 day Northern Barossa Voyager including cellar door wine tastings, lunch and touring
  • 2 days/1 night Kangaroo Island in Style including flights to and from the Island, accommodation, 4 meals, personalised touring with a range of wildlife experiences at Lathami Conservation Park, Seal Bay Conservation Park, Flinders Chase National Park and Kelly Hill Conservation Park

Day 1 (Saturday)

DARWIN

Make your own way to Darwin. Check in to your accommodation for your overnight stay.

Day 2 (Sunday)

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

Join your two day tour of Kakadu National Park. Travel along the Arnhem Highway, past major river systems and wetlands, into Kakadu National Park. Located 257 km east of Darwin, this national park covers 20,000 square kilometres of landscape from rocky escarpment, home to historic Aboriginal rock art dating back thousands of years, to floodplains abundant with wildlife. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to view informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu. Join your local guide on a cruise of Yellow Water Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. After lunch, stop at Nourlangie, where your guide will lead you on a walk to view the rock art galleries. (B,L)

Day 3 (Monday)

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

This morning explore the World Heritage area of Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be 20,000 years old, to the lookout for a view over the surrounding wetlands. Join the Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River. An Aboriginal guide will provide an insight into the local culture, including local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, as well as bush survival skills. With special permission of the local people, you can go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin. (L)

Day 4 (Tuesday)

DARWIN - FREE DAY

Spend today discovering all that Darwin has to offer. Chairs and tables spill out of street-side restaurants and bars, innovative museums celebrate the city’s past, and galleries showcase the region’s rich Indigenous art. There is much for you to see and do in and around Darwin. (B)

Day 5 (Wednesday)

THE GHAN EXPEDITION, DARWIN

Your journey aboard The Ghan Expedition begins. After a light lunch in the restaurant, arrive in the famous Top End township of Katherine. Here you have a choice of an afternoon filled with Off Train Excursions that take in the natural beauty of the Gorge, as well as its cultural and historical significance for Indigenous and early settlers. Back on board in the early evening, there is plenty of opportunity to share your experiences with fellow guests before, during and after a sumptuous dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Thursday)

THE GHAN EXPEDITION, ALICE SPRINGS

This morning, wake to the spectacular Red Centre. A beautiful breakfast prepares you for a full day of Off Train Excursions that includes lunch in Alice Springs. You’ll return to the train for a quick freshen up, before dining under a million stars in the outback. Returning to the train, the lounges are open until late so you can share your journey highlights so far, or quietly relax before retiring. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Friday)

THE GHAN EXPEDITION, COOBER PEDY

Breakfast is served as you arrive into Manguri where you disembark and travel by air-conditioned coach to enjoy a full day of touring in and around the truly unique, underground opal mining township of Coober Pedy. Dinner is served back on the train where you can enjoy a nightcap as you journey through the night. (B,L,D)

Day 8 (Saturday)

THE GHAN EXPEDITION, ADELAIDE

Wake up to the ancient and majestic Flinders Ranges. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast as you prepare for your arrival into Adelaide. Transfer to your city accommodation. (B)

Day 9 (Sunday)

BAROSSA VALLEY

This world-renowned wine region is a must-see for wine lovers. Full of history, this region is home to more than 80 cellar doors. Visit one of the oldest vineyards in the world, with Shiraz vines planted in 1843. Enjoy up to four wineries/cellar doors and be guided through the wine tasting experience by passionate vignerons. Two wine regions combine to make up the Barossa: Eden Valley for amazing Riesling and cool climate wines, and Barossa Valley, home to some of the world’s best Shiraz as well as Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon Mataro, Semillon and Chardonnay. (B,L)

Day 10 (Monday)

ADELAIDE - FREE DAY

Today is free to explore the beautiful city of Adelaide - there are a number of major attractions within walking distance. Stroll along the River Torrens and North Terrace, or catch the tram to Glenelg and explore this popular beachside suburb. (B)

Day 11 (Tuesday)

KANGAROO ISLAND

Fly from Adelaide Airport to Kingscote Airport where you will be met by your guide and your Kangaroo Island experience begins. Get an introduction to Island life. Have a cuppa with some home-made cakes before taking a walk down a country track through tall eucalyptus trees where koalas snooze overhead. Travel through some of the Island’s best farming country to the north coast. At Lathami Conservation Park walk through the bush with your guide. Break for lunch and enjoy a delicious meal featuring King George whiting (local sea fish) and fine South Australian wines at a private bush location. At Seal Bay Conservation Park walk among Australian sea lions on a beautiful sandy beach. The remainder of the afternoon is spent exploring more of the south-east region of the Island with destinations and experiences chosen to reflect seasonal opportunities. (B,L,D)

Day 12 (Wednesday)

KANGAROO ISLAND

Today explore some of Kangaroo Island’s highlights and lesser known backtracks of Flinders Chase National Park - a wilderness covering nearly 200,000 acres. It is home to a wide array of wildlife. The drive to Cape du Couedic takes in some dramatic dune country with a complex fire history and an interesting range of vegetation. At Cape du Couedic observe a colony of fur seals at rest on rocks or frolicking in the surf under Admirals Arch. Next stop Remarkable Rocks - huge natural granite sculptures that have been carved by relentless winds, rain and salt from the Southern Ocean. Local wines and produce are a feature of your picnic lunch, which can be enjoyed out in the bush before exploring more of the Island. Your tour concludes at Kingscote Airport for your return flight to Adelaide. (B,L)

Day 13 (Thursday)

ADELAIDE

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. (B)

Alternative Departures

Alternative Departure:

Adelaide to Darwin (OOAPTBRT)

Fares

Total Package Per Person Twin Share

Prices valid from 01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

Package price*
 Shoulder SeasonHigh Season
Platinum Service Everyday $8,579 pp $8,959 pp
Gold Service Everyday $6,479 pp $6,799 pp
Gold Service Advance Purchase $5,749 pp $6,419 pp


*Prices based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Advance Purchase and Pension Saver fares are subject to availability, please see our Terms and Conditions page for booking conditions.

 

 

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Booking Code: OOBRTAPT

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