Enjoy the ultimate 4 day extended Ghan Expedition (an extra day aboard the Ghan for additional off-train excursions) from Darwin to Adelaide as well as 5 nights in Darwin, a Darwin town tour and flights. Experience 4 days of opulence onboard the Ghan and extended off-train excursions in Alice Springs and Coober Pedy. Enjoy an authentic Outback Pioneer Dinner of steak and traditional damper under a canopy stars and full day of touring in Coober Pedy, the “Opal Capital of the World”. You may choose to upgrade to an optional scenic flight over Uluru to make your journey to Adelaide even more spectacular on this once in a lifetime adventure. Themes include: Northern Territory, South Australia, Departs from Darwin, Ghan, Returns from Adelaide. + Show more
Extended Ghan Expedition Train Darwin to Adelaide (Gold Service)
All Flights (Home to Darwin & Adelaide to Home)
5 Nights Accommodation in Darwin
3 Nights Gold Cabin Accommodation on the Ghan Expedition
All meals onboard Ghan Expedition, 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, Coober Pedy)
Ghan 90th Birthday Celebration Surprises (special extras if you travel June, July or Aug 2019)
Full Day Luxury Coach Touring in Alice Springs and Coober Pedy
Special Outback Pioneer Dinner
Gourmet Underground Lunch in Coober Pedy
Darwin Town Tour
Cruise at Katherine Gorge
Meet and Greet Personalised Return Transfers (Train Station, Hotel and Airport)
FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 Value discounts and bonuses in Northern Territory)
The Ghan ExpeditionCoober PedyAlice SpringsOutback Pioneer DinnerKatherine Katherine Gorge CruiseDarwinTimor SeaCullen Bay MarinaMindil Beach Sunset MarketsMitchell Street restaurants and cafesWorld War II Oil Storage TunnelsCyclone Tracy MuseumCharles Darwin National ParkFannie BayUSS Peary MemorialDarwin Botanic GardensNorthern Territory Parliament HouseThe EsplanadeDarwin Convention CentreLyons CottageEast Point ReserveLake AlexanderCavanagh Street (old China Town)Chinese TempleStokes HillFort Hill WharfTrendy Darwin WharfBicentennial ParkNT Government House
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Ghan Expedition – The Ultimate Ghan Experience
This package incorporates the extended 4 day Ghan ‘Expedition’ version of the Ghan journey, which expands the classic Ghan experience by an extra day. This epic journey enables you to stop and 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 and more active off-train excursions, special BBQ dinner in Alice Springs, immersive Katherine touring/cruising options, full day in Coober Pedy where touring options come with a delicious gourmet lunch. Plus you have all of the classic Ghan inclusions.
Most Ghan Darwin packages can also be upgraded to the popular Ghan Expedition, simply ask.
DAY 1 Fly to Darwin
Fly to Darwin this morning and feel the spirit of the Top End.
You will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport and transferred to your central Darwin hotel to begin your adventure.
Meet and Greet Personalised Arrival Transfer, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
DAY 2 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.
Luxury Darwin City Tour with Hotel Pick Up, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
DAYS 3-5 Explore Darwin
Spend the next 3 days exploring Darwin at your own pace.
You may choose to visit one of the world famous National Parks surrounding Darwin such as Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park or take a cruise on the Corroboree Billabong. Alternatively, spend the days exploring the restaurants and cafes of famous Mitchell Street, get up close to saltwater crocodiles and other Northern Territory fauna at Crocosaurus Cove or learn about Darwin’s rich history at the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
The choice is yours.
3 Nights Darwin Accommodation.
DAYS 6-9 Ghan Expedition to Adelaide
Ready yourself for an incredible, one-of-a-kind experience on The Ghan Expedition.
Beginning in Darwin, this epic four day journey will take you to some of the most remote yet captivating parts of Australia. You will be personally met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred to the Ghan railway station begin your adventure.
See below for full details on your Ghan Expedition journey.
Enjoy an extra night on the Ghan and upgraded off-train excursions including a special Outback Pioneer BBQ dinner under the stars in Alice Springs, immersive Katherine / cruising options and a full day of touring options in Coober Pedy which include a gourmet lunch.
Your Outback Pioneer Dinner includes live Australian music, and a fest of steak and traditionally made damper before enjoying informative astronomical talk under the stars.
Another truly unique experience on the Ghan Expedition is an optional scenic fixed wing flight over Uluru. This is a wonderful way to take in the vastness of the Red Centre and one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks.
Your friendly tour guide awaits your arrival in Manguri to take you for your full day excursion to the opal mining capital of the world, Coober Pedy.
Explore the tunnels and caves of this underground town and visit an underground Serbian Orthodox Church and mine for riches before setting of for the Breakaways and continuing your journey towards the rolling green landscapes of South Australia.
On arrival in Adelaide, you will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred to Adelaide airport for your flight home. Alternatively, why not extend your stay and visit the sights and surrounds of Adelaide or maybe visit world famous wineries of the Barossa Valley and Clare Valley.
The choice is yours.
Meet and Greet Personalised Rail Transfer, 3 Nights Gold Service Cabin on the Ghan Expedition, 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners, Luxury Alice Springs Touring, Special BBQ Dinner, Luxury Katherine Gorge Tour, Luxury Coober Pedy Tour with Gourmet Lunch, Optional Scenic Flight of Uluru, 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 Expedition 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.
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 Darwin airport to your hotel, from your hotel to the railway station and from the railway station on arrival in Adelaide to the airport to meet your flight home.
All Off-Train Excursions & Activities Included
This package includes all Off-Train activities with various touring options:
Katherine: Choose from a selection of included tour and gorge cruise options.
Alice Springs: Choose from a selection of included tour options and the Outback Pioneer Dinner.
Coober Pedy: 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 $1740 per person. All packages can be upgraded to include luxurious Platinum Service, simply ask.
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