Ghan with immersive 5 day luxury small group Arnhem Land, Kakadu and Cobourg Peninsula 4WD touring. Experience the true spirit of the Top End in this 10 day package combining the luxury of the Ghan with life-changing Arnhem Land and Cobourg Peninsula premium touring. Explore Australia’s northern wilderness with the best guides by 4WD and by cruise as well as try your hand your hand at other activities such as mud crabbing and fishing. Enjoy included off-train excursions and experiences on the Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide including Alice Springs, Marla, Manguri and a cruise on Katherine Gorge in this complete Top End package. Themes include: South Australia, Northern Territory, Departs from Adelaide, Ghan, Luxury 4WD, Returns from Darwin. + Show more
Ghan Train Adelaide to Darwin (Gold Service)
All Airfares (e.g. Home to Adelaide & Darwin to Home)
5 Day Luxury Kakadu, Arnhem Land & Cobourg Peninsula 4WD Tour (Small Group)
2 Nights Gold Cabin Accommodation on Ghan (1 night ex Alice Springs)
1 Night Kakadu Accommodation
All meals onboard Ghan, FREE beverages throughout your journey, FREE toiletries kit, in-cabin music and commentary, use of "Outback Explorer Lounge"
All Ghan Off-Train Excursions & Activities (eg Alice Springs, Katherine, Marla, Manguri)
Ghan 90th Birthday Celebration Surprises (special extras if you travel June, July or Aug 2019)
Cobourg Marine Park Cruise
Cobourg Marine Park 4WD Tour (Small Group)
Darwin Town Tour
Meet and Greet Personalised Return Transfers (Train Station, Hotel and Airport)
FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 value discounts and bonuses in the Northern Territory)
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DAYS 1-3 Ghan Adelaide to Alice Springs to Darwin
Fly into Adelaide and be personally met at the airport by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to the Ghan railway station to begin your journey to Darwin.
Take a magical journey through the heart of the continent, for three days you'll be transfixed by the sheer beauty of Australia's ever changing landscape, the green rolling hills of Australia's fertile south, the vibrant ochre earth and cobalt skies of Australia's red-centre and the balmy tropical grandeur of Northern Territory's capital Darwin.
See below for full details on your Ghan journey.Note: passengers embarking in Alice Springs join on Day 2.
When you arrive into Darwin you can sense the cosmopolitan and thriving atmosphere of this historic tropical north Australian city. You will be personally met at the Ghan railway station by DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred to your Darwin hotel. You can relax and use the rest of the day to explore your hotel and its facilities, perhaps take a stroll around the neighbourhood and central Darwin.
Meet and Greet Personalised Arrival Transfer, 2 Nights Gold Service Cabin on the Ghan (1 Night ex Alice Springs), 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners, Luxury Alice Springs Coach Tour (Adelaide to Darwin customers only), Luxury Katherine Gorge Tour, Meet and Greet Personalised Rail Transfer, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
DAY 4 Darwin Town Tour
Enjoy a leisurely start to your day today before your fascinating 4 hour guided tour of Darwin's rich culture and history.
Your friendly local driver will pick you up in the comfortable air-conditioned coach before sharing experiences, fascinating facts and enchanting stories in the on-board full commentary. Enjoy the colourful sights of our unique city, take in the devastation of Cyclone Tracy, marvel at the majesty of Darwin Harbour, tour through the World War II Oil Storage Tunnels (engineering feat built to protect Darwin's oil supplies from the Japanese, now also houses a collection of Allied wartime photographs), see Sweetheart (famous 5.1m crocodile responsible for a series of attacks on boats) at the NT Museum and Art Gallery, and see Historical Palmerston Town, Parliament House, Military Museum, Darwin Waterfront, Darwin Botanic Gardens, Fannie Bay Gaol, Botanical Gardens, the Qantas Hanger and much more.
Darwin Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick Up, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
DAY 5 Tour from Darwin to Kakadu
Enjoy an early pick up from your Darwin hotel for your adventure to Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Enjoy a guided cruise along the Corroboree Billabong to spot salt water crocodiles and the large variety of birdlife en route to World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park.
Stop for a refreshment before at the historic Bark Hut Inn and visit White Lily Billabong before arriving at “Maguk” also known as Barramundi Gorge. Enjoy a scenic walk along Barramundi Creek to the base of Barramundi Falls where you have the opportunity to swim or snorkel in the plunge pool at the base of the falls.
Depart Barramundi Gorge late this afternoon for Nawurlandja Lookout. Take a short climb up the sloping sandstone to get panoramic views of the sun setting across Nourlangie Rock, Anbangbang Billabong and the Arnhem Land escarpment.
Depart after sunset for Jabiru and your overnight Kakadu accommodation.
Small Group Luxury 4WD Tour with Hotel Pick Up, Corroboree Billabong Cruise, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight Kakadu Accommodation.
DAY 6 Explore Arnhem Land
Depart Jabiru after breakfast and travel to the northern region of Kakadu. Cross the East Alligator River at Cahill’s Crossing and travel into Arnhem Land. Enjoy a scenic drive into the Gunbalanya Aboriginal community and take in vistas of the floodplains covered in bird life and water lilies.
Visit the Injalak Arts and Crafts Centre where you can meet and watch traditional local artists creating wares before enjoying a guided tour of the Injalak Hill art sites with your local Aboriginal guide. You will see some of the best Indigenous rock art before continuing your journey on to the Cobourg Peninsula.
On arrival at the Cobourg Coastal Wilderness Lodge, watch the sun set over Point Essington while you enjoy nibbles served by the resident camp caretakers on the cliff top.
Breakfast, Arnhem Land Scenic Drive, Lunch, Guided Rock Art Tour, Sunset Nibbles, Dinner, Overnight Cobourg Coastal Wilderness Lodge Accommodation.
DAY 7 Cobourg Marine Park Cruise
Enjoy a “Cobourg-style” cooked breakfast before spending the day exploring the northern territory’s biggest Marine Park by boat. Look for marine turtles, manta rays, dolphins, sharks, crocodiles, mud crabs and plenty more!
During your cruise, visit the Victoria Settlement ruins, a military outpost that was established prior to Darwin as a military outpost but was later abandoned.
Enjoy some fishing and spot more marine life along your way back to the camp.
You have a free afternoon to relax and explore the nearby beaches, go fishing or just read a book and enjoy the outdoors. The choice is yours.
This evening, enjoy a freshly caught seafood dinner!
Breakfast, Cobourg Marine Park Cruise, Lunch, Special Seafood Dinner, Overnight Cobourg Coastal Wilderness Lodge Accommodation.
DAY 8 Cobourg Peninsula 4WD Tour
Today, explore the eastern side of the park by 4WD. Cobourg is home to the first RAMSAR wetland (wetlands of international importance) in the world and where you can find paperbark swamps and billabongs 100 metres from the coastline.
Continue your journey via the northern beaches where you will be able to explore exposed coral reefs and rock pools due to the low tide. The northern beaches are also commonly used as turtle nesting areas.
After lunch, have an opportunity to go mud crabbing using local and traditional Aboriginal methods. Learn how to hunt and gather these delicacies before trying your hand at it yourself.
On your way back to the wilderness lodge, visit the Marine Parks Cultural and Information Centre.
DAY 9 Tour from Cobourg Peninsula to Darwin via Kakadu & Arnhem Land
Enjoy an early start to your day and enjoy the bush scenery of Arnhem Land as you make your way back to Darwin via Kakadu National Park. Enjoy numerous stops along the way before enjoying lunch on the banks of the East Alligator River.
After lunch, visit Ubirr Rock where you can spend some tie viewing some of the best Aboriginal rock art in Kakadu. En route to Darwin, stop at the Mamukala Wetlands which is home to a multitude of native birds and is at some times a haven for thousands of Magpie Geese.
Arrive in Darwin this evening and get dropped off at your Darwin hotel.
Breakfast, Tour to Darwin via Kakadu & Arnhem Land, Lunch, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
Day 10 Fly Home
Today marks the end of your epic Arnhem Land and Kakadu adventure. Time to say goodbye to beautiful tropical Darwin, your fellow travellers and friendly hotel hosts. You will be personally met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from your hotel to the airport for your flight home.
Meet and Greet Personalised Departure Transfer.
Inclusions Onboard The Ghan
Relax in your private Gold Service Cabin and watch the red heart of Australia pass by through your large window. Enjoy all meals onboard the Ghan in the stylish Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car (flexible times, hearty breakfasts, two course lunches, three course dinners). Your package includes FREE soft drinks, beers, high-quality standard wines, base spirits, tea and coffee throughout your journey on board. You will also receive a FREE toiletries kit. You have Cabin Steward service, in-cabin music and detailed journey commentary (available from your cabin sound system) and you will love the cosy but exclusive atmosphere of the Outback Explorer Lounge. Your package includes Gold Service but can be upgrade to Platinum Service.
Upgrade to Platinum Service: Experience the luxury of larger cabin space (twice the size of a Gold Service Twin Cabin) along with private Platinum Transfers, in-cabin breakfasts and access to the exclusive new Platinum Lounge and Restaurant. See Upgrade Options below for details.
Upgrade to Ghan Expedition: Savour the Ghan experience with this extended Ghan journey. The epic Ghan Expedition special departures have four days of leisurely and immersive off-train experiences, adding an extra day. See Upgrade Options below for details.
Luxury 4WD Touring
Your special overnight small group Luxury 4WD Touring includes all meals.
This package includes all flights as detailed below in the price section (including all fees, levies and taxes). However, we can tailor this package to include our special discounted 'package only' airfares from anywhere. Simply let us know.
Darwin Accommodation Included
You have 3 choices of accommodation in Darwin. Our "Good Standard" central Darwin hotel has great facilities, a comfortable room and friendly service (typically 3.5 stars). Alternatively, why not treat yourself? The "Deluxe" hotel has superior facilities, stylish room and first class service (typically 4 stars). The “Luxury” hotel is upscale with a more luxurious feel for the discerning traveller and great for celebrating an anniversary (typically 5 stars).
The package is priced on the "Good Standard" option. See Optional Upgrades below for more details, or simply ask.
Rail and Airport Transfers Included
You will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from Adelaide airport to the railway station, from the railway station on arrival in Darwin to your hotel and from your hotel to the airport to meet your flight home.
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book
You receive the FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book that includes $500 value of discounts and bonuses throughout Darwin and Northern Territory at shops, restaurants attractions, wineries etc. It's a great way to save even more on your Northern Territory holiday.
All Off-Train Excursions & Activities Included
This package includes all Off-Train activities with various touring options:
Alice Springs: Choose from a selection of included tour options. (Upgrade to the Ghan Expedition and also experience the Outback Pioneer Dinner)
Katherine: Choose from a selection of included tour and gorge cruise options.
Marla (Ghan Classic Adelaide to Darwin): Disembark to enjoy a light breakfast and tea or coffee in this remote and tiny enclave.
Manguri (Ghan Classic Darwin to Adelaide): Disembark to enjoy a nightcap, served with premium chocolate, by the light of an Outback bonfire.
Coober Pedy (Ghan Expedition upgrade): Full day in Coober Pedy. Tour the tunnels and caves of this underground town, visit the underground Serbian Orthodox church, see Umoona Opal Mine, enjoy a gourmet underground lunch and visit the Breakaways stunning outback moonscape.
The Ghan in Detail
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The legendary Ghan... This remarkable journey connects Darwin and Adelaide, travelling through the red heart of Australia. The contrast of the opulent Ghan journeying through the rugged outback is a memory you will treasure. From Adelaide witness South Australia's rolling green hills gradually change to the ochre red of the Flinders Ranges, then travel through the Red Centre to Alice Springs, before reaching the tropical Top End through Katherine to Darwin. You will feel the true spirit of our ancient land. Enjoy the off-train touring and activities. Savour the delicious food and wines.
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Upgrade to Platinum Service to join a select group of passengers that will experience the very best in luxury train travel onboard the Ghan including the new and exclusive Platinum Club Car.
Platinum Service includes: Spacious private lounge style cabins, premium ensuite cabin with twin or double bed, panoramic views to each side, personalised cabin steward service, private transfers to and from your journey (up to 50kms), generous luggage limit (3 x 25kg), the new and exclusive Platinum Club Car, Outback Explorer Lounge and Queen Adelaide Restaurant access, Off Train Excursions, all onboard meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner, breakfast served to you in your cabin if you choose (new regional based menu), standard wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks are also included.
The indulgent Platinum Service cabins are nearly twice the size of Gold Service cabins and come with premium fittings. The large panoramic windows give you the best seats onboard the Ghan plus you have an interior window to give you views of both sides of the train at the same time. During the day, your cabin will be configured as a private lounge, with deluxe lounge seating, a table and two ottomans. By night, it is converted to a comfortable bedroom, with either a double bed or twin beds. Platinum Upgrades start at $1390 per person. All packages can be upgraded to include luxurious Platinum Service, simply ask.
Ghan Expedition Upgrade850*$
The Ultimate Ghan Experience. Upgrade to the ultimate “Ghan Expedition” for a special extended 4 day train journey allowing you to stop and really immerse yourself in some of the most remote yet captivating parts of Australia in style and luxury. Extras Include: extra night aboard The Ghan, extended off-train excursions and special BBQ dinner in Alice Springs, immersive Katherine touring/cruising options, full day in Coober Pedy where touring options come with gourmet lunch. The additional time taken creates an incredible, one-of-a-kind Ghan experience. The popular Ghan Expedition (4 day, 3 nights) operates from Darwin to Adelaide only between April to October for 2018 and 2019; and also March 2020. All touring options included in the price. Upgrade your package to incorporate the amazing “Ghan Expedition” from just $850 per person more.
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