Taste of the Top End

From the Top End to Adelaide with so much inbetween. A feast of history and culture awaits as you discover every aspect of Darwin and the colorful Northern Territory. Explore spectacular Litchfield National Park, see the famous jumping crocodiles and discover the wonders of Katherine before making your way into the burning heart of Australia to Adelaide via Alice Springs and subterranean Coober Pedy.

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Darwin to Adelaide 4 Day Ghan

7 Days6 Nights

Available from 01 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

Package includes:

  • 3 nights aboard The Ghan Expedition (4-day), Darwin to Adelaide 
  • 3 nights accommodation Darwin
  • 1/2 day morning tour of Darwin
  • 1 day Litchfield and Jumping Crocodiles Tour

Day 1 (Wed)


This afternoon, check into your accommodation for the next 3 nights, Darwin Central Hotel.

Day 2 (Thur)

Guided Tour of Darwin

Undertake a guided tour of Darwin. Experience Darwin’s rich culture and history. Your friendly local driver will provide full commentary and you can enjoy the colourful sights of Darwin in air-conditioned comfort. Take in the devastation of Cyclone Tracy and see ‘Sweetheart’ at the NT Museum and Art Gallery. Marvel at the majesty of Darwin Harbour. Explore WWII history whilst visiting several WWII related attractions. The afternoon is free to further explore Darwin. (B)

Day 3 (Fri)

Litchfield National Park and Jumping Crocodiles

Today travel from Darwin to Litchfield National Park. Your one day tour incorporates both Litchfield ?National Park and a personalised Jumping Crocodile adventure on the Adelaide River. Enjoy travelling in ?air-conditioned comfort on this small group tour, and then relax and swim in one of the pristine watering holes of Litchfield National Park. Finish the day overlooking Darwin Harbour, while enjoying a glass ?of bubbly. (B,L)

Day 4 (Sat)

The Ghan, Katherine

After being transferred from your hotel to the Darwin Rail Station, your journey on board the legendary Ghan begins. After a light lunch in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, arrive in Katherine. Enjoy an Off Train Excursion to Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, one of the highlights of your journey, before continuing the journey south to Alice Springs. (B,L,D)

Day 5 (Sun)

The Ghan, Alice Springs

This morning, after breakfast, arrive in Alice Springs. You will then have the opportunity to undertake an included and extended Off Train Excursion, taking in the delights of this famous outback town, surrounded by the beautiful McDonnell Ranges. This evening, enjoy an Outback Bush barbecue under the stars, in an unique setting. Enjoy local hospitality, entertainment, and a star talk, where you will marvel at the amazing outback sky before departing Alice Springs onboard The Ghan. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Mon)

The Ghan, Coober Pedy

After breakfast this morning, arrive at the siding of Manguri. From here, you will be met by your local tour host, and embark on a full day tour of the unique opal mining town of Coober Pedy. Witness how the locals live underground, learn about the unique history of the area, and enjoy lunch with a local flavour, in an underground mine. This afternoon travel to the Breakways, and marvel at what was once a vast inland sea, now an area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy a glass of bubbly and canapes, before returning to The Ghan in the late afternoon. Back on train, sit back and relax while you enjoy dinner in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, and reflect on your experience in Coober Pedy. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Tue)


Arrive in Adelaide. (B)


Total Package Per Person Twin Share

Prices valid from 01 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

From $559* per person per day

Package Price*
Gold Service Adult from $3919 pp
Gold Service Pensioner from $3171 pp
Platinum Service Adult from $5019 pp

Platinum hotel upgrade option: Hilton Darwin

*From prices based on twin share, Everyday fares, 01 May to 31 Aug 15. Single supplements apply for single travellers.

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