The rail journey from Adelaide to Darwin connects you with some incredible landscapes and Off Train Experiences along the way. For an even deeper connection with nature, our Kakadu Splendour itinerary takes you to the heart of this World Heritage wonderland.

INCLUSIONS

● 1 nights accommodation in Adelaide including breakfast

● 3 days / 2 nights aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Darwin, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine

● Transfer from Darwin Rail Terminal to Hotel

● 3 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily

● Half day Darwin City Sights tour

● 2 days / 1 night Kakadu and East Alligator River including accommodation and touring

● 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners

HIGHLIGHTS

● View the 19 aircraft on display at the Darwin Aviation Museum

● See the largest permanent display of Aboriginal artwork

● Stroll the George Brown Botanic Gardens

● Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre

● Cruise Yellow Water Billabong in search of saltwater crocodiles

● Discover the beauty of Nourlangie and Ubirr

● Go ashore in Arnhem Land

 

 

FARES

PER PERSON

High season
Gold Service Advance Purchase$4,039
Gold Service Everyday$4,319

 8 DAYS  7 NIGHTS  13 MEALS

 

*  Prices based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Advance Purchase fares are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.


 

To book or find out more

CALL 1800 021 601

OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

DAY ONE – ARRIVE ADELAIDE

Welcome to Adelaide. Explore the food and wine capital at your leisure after checking in to your accommodation.

OVERNIGHT: Hilton Adelaide

DAY TWO – BOARD THE GHAN IN ADELAIDE

Step aboard The Ghan in Adelaide for your unforgettable adventure to the Top End. As the train leaves the city heading for the Flinders Ranges and beyond, it’s your chance to settle in to your cabin and watch the changes in landscape from your very own window.

OVERNIGHT: 2 nights The Ghan (L,D)

DAY THREE – THE GHAN, ALICE SPRINGS

After your first night enjoying the fine dining and relaxed luxury of this iconic train, you’ll wake to an amazing outback sunrise at Marla – a remote outpost 160 kilometres from the Northern Territory border that marks the start of the Oodnadatta Track. Enjoy more incredible outback scenery before arriving into Alice Springs early in the afternoon to enjoy an Off Train Excursion that reveals more of this historic outback town. (B,L,D)

DAY FOUR – THE GHAN, KATHERINE AND DARWIN

When the landscape transforms into the tropics as you head further north, prepare to experience one of the Top End’s most impressive natural wonders near Katherine. The stunning Nitmiluk Gorge lies within the massive 292,000 hectares of the Nitmiluk National Park. You’ll have the chance to explore it from the water with guided cruise options - an Off Train Excursion you'll never forget. A few hours later, you’ll arrive in Darwin for a transfer to your accommodation.

OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Rydges Darwin Central (B,L)

DAY FIVE –DARWIN 

This morning take a stroll around Darwin, taking in the fascinating history at your leisure before joining your afternoon City Sights tour. This afternoon your tour will take in the best of this tropical city, highlights including the Stokes Hill Wharf area, Botanic Gardens and the Chinese Temple, the Mooring Basin, and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory plus Darwin Aviation Museum. (B)

DAY SIX – DARWIN TO KAKADU NATIONAL PARK 

It’s time to visit one of the world’s most incredible natural environments. As you travel along the Arnhem Highway south-east of Darwin the anticipation builds. Soon you’ll be in the heart of the world famous Kakadu National Park enjoying a full day of immersive experiences. You’ll cruise the Yellow Water Billabong, search for saltwater crocodiles, see a variety of informative displays depicting the rich Aboriginal history of the area at the Warradjan Cultural Centre, and be guided to ancient rock art galleries at Nourlangie.

OVERNIGHT: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (B,L)

DAY SEVEN – KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TO DARWIN

At the World Heritage area Ubirr, your guide will reveal extraordinary art sites of spiritual significance to local Indigenous people dating back more than 20,000 years. On your way to join the Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River, you’ll visit a stunning lookout to take in the majestic vistas of the renowned Kakadu wetlands. Later, with special permission of the traditional owners, enjoy the privilege of going ashore in Arnhem Land. To cap off an enriching day, you’ll visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin.

OVERNIGHT: Rydges Darwin Central (L)

DAY EIGHT – FAREWELL

Your Top End experience comes to an end this morning as you farewell Darwin and check out of your accommodation after breakfast. (B)

To book or find out more

CALL 1800 021 601

OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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