Taste of the Top End

Step aboard The Ghan in Alice Springs and experience the wonders of Katherine on your way to Darwin. From here explore spectacular Litchfield National Park, see the famous jumping crocodiles along with a host of other popular Top End attractions.

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Alice Springs to Darwin or v.v

5 Days4 Nights

Also available on the Ghan Expedition

Package includes:

  • 1 night aboard The Ghan, Alice Springs to Darwin (or v.v)
  • Transfer from city centre to Darwin Rail Terminal (or v.v)
  • 3 nights accommodation Darwin
  • 1/2 day guided Tour Tub, Darwin
  • 1 day Litchfield National Park and Waterfall tour

Day 1 (Mon)

The Ghan, Alice Springs

Your journey begins when you join The Ghan in Alice Springs and our friendly staff welcome you onboard. Take some time to settle into the comforts of your cabin and discover the amenities available. Immerse yourself in the social atmosphere of the Outback Explorer Lounge and as night falls make your way to the Queen Adelaide Restaurant for a sumptuous three course dinner, in the company of new found friends. (D)

Day 2 (Thur)

The Ghan, Katherine and Darwin

Wake to a stunning outback sunrise just beyond your window. Devour a full cooked breakfast, or enjoy a number of lighter menu options, before the train rolls to a stop into Katherine. Today you will discover the wonders of Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge with a variety of Off Train Excursions to choose from. Back onboard, make your way to the Queen Adelaide Restaurant for a late lunch. Spend the afternoon relaxing, before arriving at your final destination. Roll into Darwin and be transferred to the city centre. Your next three nights are at Darwin Central Hotel. (B,L)

Day 3 (Wed)

Darwin

Experience the rich culture and history with Darwin’s longest operating family run tour company. Your local driver will provide full commentary as you enjoy the colourful sights of Darwin in air-conditioned comfort. Take in the devastation of Cyclone Tracy, see Sweetheart at the NT Museum, visit the Art Gallery, marvel at the majesty of Darwin Harbour or explore Darwin’s WWII history. The afternoon is free to further explore Darwin. Why not make your way down to the waterfont and enjoy the tropical Darwin weather. Swim in the lagoon, dine on fresh seafood and wander past the waterfront mansions. (B)

Day 4 (Thur)

Litchfield National Park

First stop of the day is Florence Falls, where you have the opportunity for a scenic walk, or the chance for a swim in the plunge pool pictured below. Travel on to Tolmer Falls for magnificent views of the water cascading down to the deep waterhole at the base of the falls. To finish the day you will visit Wangi Falls, another relaxing spot for a swim. There are many great opportunities for photos of the waterfalls, rock pools and the amazing stands of termite mounds. (B,L)

Day 5 (Fri)

Darwin

After breakfast, check out of your hotel. (B)

Alternative Departure:

Darwin - Alice Springs (G50DAS), Adelaide - Darwin (G50AD) and Darwin - Adelaide (G50DA)

Fares

Total Package Per Person Twin Share

Prices valid from 01 April 2016 - 31 March 2017

From $335* per person per day

Package Price*
Gold Service Everyday Adult from $1959 pp
Gold Service Advanced Purchase Adult from $1679 pp
Gold Service Pension Saver Pensioner from $1661 pp
Platinum Service Everyday Adult from $3149 pp

* From prices based on Gold Service Advance Purchase twin share, specified departure dates. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Advance Purchase and Pension Saver fares are subject to availability.

Fitness Level: Moderate level of fitness required - ability to walk short distances on uneven ground and up gradual inclines. Closed in/covered walking shoes are recommended.

Alternative Journeys: Darwin - Alice Springs (G50DAS), Adelaide - Darwin (G50AD) and Darwin - Adelaide (G50DA)

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