Combine the Ghan with an immersive 16 day luxury Kimberley 4WD tour between Broome and Darwin (staying at premium Wilderness Lodges), featuring the Bungle Bungles, El Questro, Mitchell Falls, Gibb River Road gorges and included helicopter flight. It doesn't get much better than this. Flights to Broome, luxury touring in Broome, a 16 day luxury 4WD tour from Broome to Darwin via the Gibb River Road, Darwin tour and the Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide. Enjoy complete luxury on this journey through the Kimberley along with the Ghan to Adelaide. Discover Windjana Gorge and Bell Gorge, Drysdale River Station, the Mitchell Plateau, El Questro National Park, the Bungle Bungles, Kununurra and Katherine before arriving in Darwin and taking the Ghan to Adelaide. Themes include: Kimberley Tours, South Australia, Northern Territory, Western Australia, Departs from Adelaide, Ghan, Luxury Coach, Luxury 4WD, Returns from Katherine. + Show more
Ghan Train Darwin to Adelaide (Gold Service)
All Flights (e.g. home to Broome and Adelaide to home)
16 Day Broome to Darwin Luxury 4WD Tour (staying at premium Wilderness Lodges)
3 Nights Accommodation in Broome
2 Nights Accommodation in Darwin
2 Nights Gold Cabin Accommodation on Ghan (1 night ex Alice Springs)
15 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 14 Dinners
All meals onboard Ghan, FREE beverages throughout your journey, FREE toiletries kit, Cabin Steward service, 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)
Meet and Greet Personalised Return Airport and Rail Transfers (Darwin & Adelaide)
FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 Value discounts and bonuses in Northern Territory)
The GhanLuxury 4WD TouringDarwinBroomeGibb River RoadTunnel Creek National ParkWindjana GorgeBell GorgeDrysdale StationMitchell PlateauBungle Bungles (Purunululu) National ParkOrd RiverKatherine GorgeAlice SpringsKatherine Kakadu National ParkCable BeachThe Japanese CemeteryMatso's BreweryThe Kimberley OutbackKing Leopold RangesManning River GorgeGalvans GorgeLake ArgyleTimor SeaMindil Beach Sunset MarketsCullen Bay MarinaMitchell Street restaurants and cafesWorld War II Oil Storage TunnelsCyclone Tracy MuseumThe EsplanadeDarwin Convention CentreDarwin Botanic GardensTrendy Darwin WharfArafura SeaCavanagh Street (old China Town)Kimberley
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DAY 1 - Fly to Broome
Fly to Broome and enjoy a leisurely start to your holiday. Explore the township before retiring to your accommodation for the night.
Overnight Broome Accommodation.
DAY 2 - Broome Town Tour
Broome is the pearl of North West Australia, historic, vibrant and cosmopolitan you'll find a wealth of things to do and see here, bustling Chinatown is home to exquisite pearl showrooms, take a camel ride along Cable Beach, visit colourful weekend markets, see dinosaur footprints and WWII flying plane remains and cruise on a restored pearling lugger.
Enjoy a 2.5 hour Broome township tour this morning with hotel pick up and experienced local guides. Discover Cable Beach, Gantheaume Point, the Japanese Cemetery, Town Beach, Sun Pictures, Matso’s Brewery and a Pearling Masters High Tea and later spend the afternoon at your own leisure.
Broome Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick up, Pearling Masters High Tea, Overnight Broome Accommodation.
DAY 3 - Explore Broome
Enjoy a day at leisure and experience Broome at your own pace.
Overnight Broome Accommodation.
DAY 4 - Broome, Tunnel Creek, Windjana Gorge
Windjana Gorge National Park covers over 2000 hectares and is located 145 km east of Derby in the ruggedly beautiful Kimberley region of WA, the park's main attraction is the dramatic gorge carved through the Napier Range by the Lennard River, the gorge's rugged walls rise to a height of some 100 metres offering an impressive sight.
Stop at Tunnel Creek before continuing to Windjana Gorge. Travel into the King Leopold Range National Park before arriving at Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge.
Travel inland towards Tunnel Creek and wade through the cool waters that fill the tunnels path with torch in hand and emerge on the other side to an oasis. Continue on to Windjana Gorge and admire the ancient fossils embedded in the gorge’s walls. Travel into the massive King Leopold Range National Park and arrive at Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge. Relax in your tented cabin for the next two nights.
DAY 6 - Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Drysdale River Station
Travel through the Kimberley to Galvan’s Gorge before continuing to Manning Gorge.
Travel through the Kimberley cattle country to Galvan’s Gorge and a picturesque waterhole. Admire the rock art of the gorge of take a swim before continuing on to Manning Gorge where you can enjoy lunch in the shade of a gum tree while birdwatching.
DAY 7 - Mitchell Plateau, King Edward River, Bradshaw Art (Gwion Gwion)
Travel to the Mitchell Plateau, stop at the King Edward River, before reaching the Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge, your home for the next two nights.
Travel up Kalumburu road towards the Mitchell Plateau. Discover the Wandjina and Gwion Gwion art galleries which are up to 60,000 years old. Swim in the King Edward River before arriving at your accommodation for the next two nights, the Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight Accommodation
DAY 8 - Mitchell Falls, Helicopter Flight
The stunning Mitchell Falls are one of the Kimberley's most popular attractions, this beautiful four tiered waterfall that cascades into a deep pool depicts the rugged beauty of the remote and vast Kimberley, this picturesque oasis set amid dramatic red rock escarpments is the highlight of the wonderful Mitchell Plateau.
Hike up to Mitchell Falls with a local Indigenous guide (where possible) and enjoy a helicopter flight over Mitchell falls back to the vehicle.
After breakfast, hike to Little Mertens Falls to view rock art before continuing to Big Mertens Falls and then arriving at Mitchell Falls. Enjoy a swim in the river before a helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls back o the vehicle. Alternatively you can choose to hike back with your guide.
DAY 9 - Gibb River Road, El Questro Wilderness Park
The Gibb River Road takes you an an outback adventure through the spectacular scenery of the vast and remote Kimberley region, definitive Australia passes your window, red earth, ochre rock escarpments, vast endless savannahs and plains, creeks and gullies, gorges and valleys, ruggedly beautiful, an ancient landscape, wild and untamed.
Leave the Mitchell Plateau and head to El Questro Wilderness Park. Stay in El Questro for the next two nights.
Rejoin the Gibb River Road and continue to the Ford and Pentecost Rivers. Reach El Questro Wilderness Park and stay two nights at the Emma Gorge Resort in El Questro.
El Questro lies at the eastern end of the rugged Gibb River Road, this world renowned million -acre wilderness park is home to the three main settlements, the exquisite El Questro Homestead, Emma Gorge Resort and the Station Township Bungalows, popular activities here include, swimming, fishing, boating, horse-riding and bush walking.
Explore El Questro today and discover its gorges and springs.
Explore El Questro with a local ranger today. Take a cruise along Chamberlain Gorge and after lunch head to Zebedee Springs, a permanent natural thermal spring. Later, return to Emma Gorge and enjoy dinner.
Travel into Purunulu National Park and discover the sheer magnitude of the park. Hike to Echidna Chasm and continue to the Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge.
Journey deep into the heart of Purunulu National Park and travel along the Spring Creek Track. Hike to Echidna Chasm, a narrow, deep cleft in the rock. Later continue to the Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, your accommodation for the next two nights for dinner.
Explore Purnululu National Park and the Bungle Bungles. Visit Cathedral Gorge and later enjoy sunset drinks and a sunset over the Bungle Bungles.
Walk along Piccaninny Creek through the Bungle Bungles. Stop at Cathedral Gorge, a massive natural amphitheatre. Marvel at the domes while your guide brings to life the history of the range. Enjoy sunset drinks at the Bungle Bungles before returning to the Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge for the night.
The Ord River lies in the vast Kimberley region of Western Australia, this majestic river is one of WA's most scenic and picturesque waterways, cruise its waters spotting for wildlife such as birds and crocodiles, fish for barramundi and canoe between towering gorges, the Ord River Dam created nearby Lake Argyle, Australia's biggest freshwater lake.
Travel through the rugged landscapes to Kununurra and explore the town before heading to your accommodation for the night.
Travel to Kununurra, home of the Ord River Scheme and discover the town before arriin at the Kununurrua Country Club for the night.
Breakfast, Ord River Scheme Tour, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight Accommodation.
DAY 14 - Northern Territory, Nitmiluk National Park
Cross the border into the Northern Territory to Nitmiluk National Park. Enjoy a special dinner at your accommodation this evening.
Travel east from Kununurra to Katherine in Nitmiluk National Park, crossing the border between Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Enjoy canapes and drinks on arrival at your accommodation for the night, the Cicada Lodge before enjoying a special dinner of the region’s local produce.
Cross the border into the Northern Territory on the way to Nitmiluk National Park. This evening, enjoy canapés and drinks on arrival at the beautiful Cicada Lodge, before indulging in a superb dinner showcasing the region’s finest produce, guaranteed to be a highlight of your holiday. Stay: Katherine, Cicada Lodge
Breakfast, Canapes and Drinks, Dinner, Overnight Accommodation.
DAY 15 - Katherine Gorge, Kakadu National Park, Nourlangie Rock
Experience an unforgettable Katherine Gorge Cruise before continuing to Kakadu, Australia’s largest National Park. Stay overnight in a restricted area of Kakadu National Park.
After breakfast take a Katherine Gorge cruise and learn about the music, stories and ways of the Jawoyn people. Continue to Kakadu, Australia’s most famous national park. Travel to Nourlangie Rock to view Aboriginal rock art, cruise down the Yellow Water Billabong and learn about how the Bininj people use flora and fauna to support their way of life. Spend the next two nights is a restricted area of Kakadu at the hawk Dreamig Wilderness Lodge.
Breakfast, Katherine Gorge Cruise, Kakadu National Park Tour, Lunch, Yellow Water Billabong Cruise, Dinner, Overnight Accommodation.
DAY 16 - Arnhem Land, Hawk Dreaming, Cannon Hill
Arnhem Land is a vast and pristine wilderness, a place steeped in Aboriginal history and magical Dreamtime culture, spectacular and diverse vistas abound here, rugged coastline, lush rainforest, towering escarpments, dramatic rivers and savannah woodlands, see ancient Indigenous rock art and historical remains of early European settlement.
Travel into Arnhem Land and discover a region normally inaccessible to most travellers. Later, return to Kakadu and enjoy a campfire with your fellow travellers in the wilderness.
Cross the East Alligator River with a local guide into Arnhem land and discover this amazing region. Experience the art and natural beauty of the area and in the afternoon return to Kakadu and enjoy the art and billabongs of Cannon hill and Hawk Dreaming. Gather around a campfire ad share stories with your fellow travellers before enjoying a dinner of the freshest local produce.
Explore Ubirr and explore the galleries of Aboriginal art. Cruise along the East Alligator River before returning to Darwin.
Located with Kakadu, visit Ubirr and encounter the galleries of ancient Aboriginal art that is more than 40,000 years old. Take a Guluyambi Cruise along ht East Alligator River while your Indigenous guide explains the culture and history of the region. Travel to Darwin and enjoy a dinner at your hotel.
Breakfast, East Alligator River Cruise, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight Accommodation.
DAY 18 - Darwin City Tour
The tropical northern city of Darwin is located on a massive and spectacular harbour on the Timor Sea. It has a multicultural population of 129,062 people, that is a melting-pot cultures from more than 50 countries, who pride themselves on their unique and friendly laid-back lifestyle. Darwin has year round balmy weather and has many popular attractions including Aquascene, Burnett House, Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Charles Darwin National Park, Cullen Bay Marina, Darwin Convention Centre, Deckchair Cinema, East Point Reserve & Lake Alexander, Fannie Bay Gaol, George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, Indo Pacific Marine, Lyons Cottage, Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, Museum & Art Gallery of the NT, Northern Territory Parliament House, USS Peary Memorial and the fascinating World War II Oil Storage Tunnels. There is plenty to see and do in our magnificent and vibrant Top End.
Your Coach Tour today includes: see Smith Street Mall, Mitchell Street (restaurants and cafes), St Mary's Cathedral, Cavanagh Street (old China Town), Chinese Temple, Stokes Hill, Fort Hill Wharf, Trendy Darwin Wharf precinct on the harbor, World War II oil storage tunnel, Christ Church Cathedral, Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, Government House, Parliament House, Bicentennial Park, The Esplanade, Casino Mindil Beach (Darwin's famous market is located here). Visit the Museum & Art Gallery. Learn about Cyclone Tracy (mother nature's hand in changing this city). See the upmarket Fannie Bay and Darwin Botanical Gardens. Spot for wallabies in the grasslands.
Breakfast, Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick Up, Overnight Accommodation.
DAYS 19 – 21 Ghan to Adelaide
Today you will be personally met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from your hotel to the Ghan railway station to begin your journey to Adelaide.
Embark upon one of the world’s great train journeys on the Ghan through the ochre red centre of Australia. Watch as you travel from the lush tropical Northern Territory, through the endless vistas of the “Red Centre” to the rolling landscapes of South Australia. Enjoy a cruise along Katherine Gorge and a range of included touring options in Alice Springs while you experience the opulence of luxury train travel.
See below for full details on your Ghan journey. Note: passengers disembarking in Alice Springs leave on Day 20.
As you arrive into Adelaide you can feel the history and culture of 'The City of Churches'. You will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the Ghan railway station on arrival in Adelaide to the airport for your flight home.
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, Luxury Katherine Gorge Tour (Darwin to Adelaide customers only), 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.
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 and Broome Accommodation Included
You have 3 choices of accommodation in Darwin and Broome. Our "Good Standard" central Darwin and Broome hotels have 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.
Airport and Rail Transfers Included
You will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from your Darwin hotel to the Ghan railway station and from the railway station on arrival in Adelaide 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 30kg), 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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