Kakadu Splendor

Explore Darwin at your own pace and enjoy a relaxing evening dinner cruise on Darwin Harbour. Visit magnificent Kakadu National Park to discover the sights of Nourlangie Rock, Yellow Water Billabong, Ubirr, Arnhem Land and beyond. Before taking The Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide via the wonder and beauty of Katherine.

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Darwin to Adelaide

7 Days6 Nights

Also available on the Ghan Expedition

Package includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation Darwin
  • Charles Darwin buffet dinner cruise
  • 2 day/1 night Kakadu National Park and East Alligator River tour
  • Transfer from city centre to Darwin Rail Terminal (or v.v)
  • 2 nights aboard The Ghan, Darwin to Adelaide (or v.v)

Day 1 (Sat)

Darwin

This afternoon, make your own way to Darwin, and check in to your hotel DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade for the next two nights.

Day 2 (Sun)

Darwin

Today is yours to explore Darwin at your own pace. Visit the Waterfront Precinct, explore the Art Gallery and Museum, or simply kick back and relax by the pool at your accommodation. This evening, make your way to Stokes Hill Wharf and join the dinner cruise aboard the Charles Darwin. It’s a great way to take in the view of the famous Darwin sunset whilst enjoying a delicious Territory Style Buffet. Enjoy the spread from the air-conditioned comfort of the lower deck or capture the stunning scenery from the Captain’s Deck whilst the infamous Darwin sunset spreads magnificent colours across the harbour. (B,D)

Day 3 (Mon)

Darwin to Kakadu

Join your two day tour of Kakadu National Park. Take a guided walk to view ancient Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock. After lunch aboard the famous Yellow Water Billabong Cruise to observe saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range of prolific bird life that this region is renowned for. Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre and view the informative displays and exhibits depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people. Your coach will transfer you to your overnight accommodation. (B,L) For the experience of a lifetime why not include a 50 minute scenic flight over Kakadu and Arnhem Land. ($250.00 per person).

Day 4 (Tue)

Kakadu to Darwin

This morning stop at Ubirr with a short walk to view rock art. Embark on the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River in search of saltwater crocodiles and with the special permission of the local people, you may be able to enter into Arnhem Land. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before commencing your return to Darwin, where you will be transferred to your accommodation, DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade. (L)

Day 5 (Wed)

The Ghan, Darwin and Katherine

Transer from the city centre to the Darwin Rail Terminal, where your journey on board The Ghan begins. Enjoy a light lunch in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, before arriving in Katherine. Enjoy an Off Train Excursion to Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, one of the highlights of your journey, before continuing south to Alice Springs. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Thur)

The Ghan, Alice Springs

Shortly after breakfast, The Ghan will arrive in Alice Springs providing you with an opportunity to participate in an Off Train Excursion. Take in the delights of this outback town, surrounded by the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges, before rejoining The Ghan. Later this evening you have the opportunity to disembark at Manguri for an experience under the stars. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Fri)

The Ghan, Adelaide

Spend the morning sharing stories with new found friends in the Outback Explorer Lounge, dine in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant as the Flinders Ranges roll by or simply head back to the privacy of your cabin to wind down and plan your next epic journey. Arrive into Adelaide mid morning, where your journey concludes. (B)

Alternative Departure:

Adelaide - Darwin (G30AD), Alice Springs - Darwin (G30ASD) and Darwin to Alice Springs (G30DAS)

Fares

Total Package Per Person Twin Share

Prices valid from 01 April 2016 - 31 March 2017

From $428* per person per day

Package Price*
Gold Service Everyday Adult from $3496 pp
Gold Service Advanced Purchase Adult from $2996 pp
Gold Service Pension Saver Pensioner from $2965 pp
Platinum Service Everyday Adult from $4706 pp

* From prices based on Gold Service Advance Purchase twin share, 01 - 25 Apr and 04 Nov - 15 Dec. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Advance Purchase and Pension Saver fares are subject to availability.

Fitness Level: Good level of fitness required - ability to walk and balance on uneven ground. Closed in/covered walking shoes are essential. 

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