Combine the mighty Ghan and Indian Pacific trains with all-inclusive touring in Darwin and Perth, featuring Kakadu, Litchfield, Jumping Crocs, Margaret River, Pinnacles and Swan River lunch cruise. Ghan to Darwin with 6 days luxury coach touring in Darwin, flights to Perth and 8 days luxury coach touring in Perth before taking the Indian Pacific back to Sydney. Discover the Top and Western Australia in this 18 day train and luxury coach touring package. Experience Kakadu, Litchfield, Katherine, Margaret River and the Pinnacles Desert along with cruises in Darwin Harbour, the Yellow Water Billabong and the Adelaide river in Darwin, as well as the Swan River in Perth. Themes include: South Australia, Northern Territory, Western Australia, New South Wales, Departs from Adelaide, Ghan, Luxury Coach, Indian Pacific, Returns from Sydney. + Show more
Ghan Train to Darwin (one way)
Indian Pacific to Sydney (one way)
All Flights (e.g. home to Adelaide, Darwin to Perth and Sydney to home)
5 Nights Accommodation in Darwin
7 Nights Accommodation in Perth
2 Nights Gold Cabin Accommodation on Ghan (1 night ex Alice Springs)
3 Nights Accommodation on Indian Pacific (2 nights ex Adelaide)
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 meals onboard Indian Pacific, FREE beverages throughout your journey, FREE toiletries kit, Cabin Steward service, in-cabin music and commentary, use of "Outback Explorer Lounge
Ghan 90th Birthday Celebration Surprises (special extras if you travel June, July or Aug 2019)
12 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, Special Cruise Dinner, Special Cruise Lunch
Kakadu Luxury Day Tour
Litchfield National Park Luxury Day Tour
Jumping Crocodile Luxury Half Day Tour
Margaret River, Busselton & Winery Luxury Day Tour
Pinnacles Desert, New Norcia and Wildflowers Luxury Day Tour
Perth & Fremantle Half Day Luxury Tour
Sunset Harbour Cruise with Special Dinner
Swan River Cruise with Special Lunch
Cruise on Yellow Water Billabong, Cruise at Katherine Gorge, Cruise Along Adelaide River
Darwin Coach Tour
Swan River Cruise with Special Lunch
All Ghan Off-Train Excursions & Activities (e.g. Alice Springs, Katherine, Marla, Manguri)
All Indian Pacific Off-Train Excursions & Activities (e.g. Broken Hill, Adelaide, Blue Mountains, Kalgoorlie, Rawlinna, Cook)
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 and Western Australia)
The GhanIndian PacificBroken Hill (Sydney to Adelaide)AdelaideBlue Mountains (Adelaide to Sydney)Kalgoorlie (Perth to Adelaide)PerthSwan River CruiseAlice SpringsKatherine GorgeCruise on Yellow Water BillabongKakadu National ParkLitchfield National ParkMargaret RiverPinnacles DesertWildflowers (in season)New NorciaWineriesJumping Crocodiles CruiseBusseltonKings Park and Botanic GardensCaversham Wildlife ParkBoranup ForestThe Bell TowerBenedictine AbbeyCape Leeuwin LighthouseBusselton JettyMammoth CaveMandurahThe WACA (cricket ground)Eagles Heritage Raptor CentreNambung National ParkThe Perth MintArafura SeaTimor SeaMindil Beach Sunset MarketsHumpty DooTermite MoundsWetlands Visitor CentreSouth Alligator RiverNourlangie RockMitchell Street restaurants and cafesCullen Bay MarinaWorld War II Oil Storage TunnelsCharles Darwin National ParkCyclone Tracy Museum
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The best time to visit Perth is undoubtedly during wildflower season, where the landscape erupts into magnificent colour. Travel to WA during September, October or November with this package to experience this remarkable natural phenomenon. There are more than 15,000 species of wildflowers throughout WA - many only found here - such as clusters of splendid rare orchids in the south, prolific inland carpets of everlastings as far as the eye can see to colourful roadside kangaroo paws. Book now to save.
Days 1–3 Ghan Adelaide 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 Tour, Sunset Cruise and Special Dinner
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.
Time to relax and take your time getting ready for your Special Dinner tonight. As the sun goes down you will cruise off into the balmy tropical evening on a relaxing 2.5-hour sunset cruise around the harbor. Take in the cool night air on the top deck, experience the early-evening views of Darwin's Harbour and the unforgettable Top End sunsets. For your Special Dinner tonight, dine onboard the vessel, savoring a delicious buffet dinner (with salad bar), a choice of complimentary drink and first-class service as you look out across the pristine Arafura Sea. What an amazing first full day in the Top End!
Breakfast, Darwin Tour with Hotel Pick Up, Sunset Harbour Cruise, Buffet Dinner, Drinks, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
Day 5 Kakadu Luxury Day Tour and Cruise
World Heritage-listed Kakadu is internationally famous for very good reason. Experience Australia's biggest national park - with its dramatic escarpments, tropical rainforest, lush wetlands, millions of migratory birds, thundering waterfalls, sparkling waterholes, delicate waterlilies, prehistoric crocodiles, rock art galleries (up to 50,000 years old) and traditional aboriginal owners, the happy and proud Bininj/Mungguy people. Kakadu is a tapestry of treasures waiting to be explored with six (6) dramatically different seasons.
This morning skirt Francis Bay on Darwin Harbour, head out on Tiger Brennan Drive and see Berrimah Naval Defence base, Darwin suburb of Palmerston, spot for massive road-trains, head east on the Arnhem Highway, pass through Humpty Doo, cross the Marrakai Wetlands and Adelaide River. See the top end outback bush, eucalypts, palms and termite mounds. At Kakadu National Park on the South Alligator River, take a short guided walk to Nourlangie Rock to see ancient Aboriginal rock art (optional but included in the price), enjoy a tropical buffet lunch (cold meats, salad and fruit), take a 1.5 hour guided cruise on Yellow Water Billabong, spotting for crocodiles, brolgas, magpie geese and kites. Take in the serenity and beauty that nature gifts in the Kakadu wetlands and visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn the stories and traditional ways of the beautiful Aboriginal people of Kakadu. Head back into Darwin after a full day of discovery and wonderful experiences to treasure. If you choose to join the guided walks, don't forget your hat, sunscreen, insect repellant, sturdy walking shoes and bottled water. The memories of Kakadu last a lifetime.
Breakfast, Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Yellow Water Billabong Cruise, Optional Guided Walks, Tropical Buffet Lunch, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
Day 6 Jumping Crocodiles Luxury Day Tour and Cruise
Enjoy some free-time this morning to explore Darwin before you set off for an exciting afternoon.
Travel inland to cruise a section of the Adelaide River and witness saltwater crocodiles close up as they leap out of the water to snatch their food. The Adelaide River starts in Litchfield National Park and is well known for its high concentration of saltwater crocodiles, along with other wildlife including white-bellied sea eagles, whistling kites, freshwater crocodiles, bull sharks and black flying-fox. An excellent opportunity to observe these primeval creatures as you cruise along the Adelaide River.
Today you will cruise the Adelaide River in crocodile infested waters, watch as your guide entices wild saltwater crocodiles to jump and snatch their food (witnessing crocodiles in a relatively close situation), visit Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre (educational display with sweeping views over the wetlands, plus see birds of prey scavenge for leftovers), see Fogg Dam Nature Reserve (Top End wetlands eco system with an abundance of birds and reptiles). Today is an amazing adventure.
Breakfast, Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Cruise Along Adelaide River, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
Day 7 Litchfield Luxury Day Tour
This is a truly beautiful and spiritual destination. The iconic Litchfield National Park is famous for stunning cascading tropical waterfalls, warm swimming holes, the Tabletop Range sandstone plateau, monsoon tropical rainforests, intriguing magnetic termite mounds and ancient aboriginal sites of the Wagait people. Significant attractions include Florence Falls, Buley Rockhole, Wangi Falls, Tolmer Falls, Tjaetaba Falls, Tjaynera Falls (Sandy Creek), Surprise Creek Falls, Blyth Homestead and Bamboo Creek.
Today you will discover Litchfield, including Florence Falls, the termite mounds, Wangi Falls, Tolmer Falls, Buley Rockhole and will have the opportunity to take a dip in refreshing natural plunge pools boarded by magnificent pandanas palms.
We skirt Francis Bay on Darwin Harbour, head south out of Darwin on the Stuart Highway, take a short break at the town of Batchelor, stop at the Meridean Termite Mounds (learn about Cathedral and Magnetic Termite Mounds), visit Florence Falls (stunning views, perhaps walk down to the plunge pool for a swim in this beautiful oasis), visit Buley Rockhole (cascades and many rockpools offer an opportunity for a refreshing swim), perhaps take a walk to Tolmer Falls (breathtaking valley with a waterfall and distant views toward the coast over cattle stations), see monsoon forests and woodland areas, enjoy a homestyle lunch (with cold meats, salad and tea or coffee), visit Wangi Falls and plunge pool (perhaps take a dip or a stroll through lush tropical forest or relax and just take it all in). Head back to Darwin, reflecting on your enchanting day of enriching experiences on this beautiful and spiritual land.
Breakfast, Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick Ups, Picnic Lunch, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
Day 8 Fly to Perth
Time to say goodbye to beautiful tropical Darwin. You will be personally met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from your hotel to the airport for your flight to Perth. On arrival in Perth, you will be personally met at the airport by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred to your Perth hotel.
Breakfast, Meet and Greet Personalised Airport Transfers, Overnight Perth Accommodation.
Day 9 Perth and Fremantle
The beautiful city of Perth is fringed by the Indian Ocean and the Swan River. It has spectacular beaches, a friendly welcoming ambience and a laid back lifestyle dominated by its seemingly perpetual sunny climes. Chic and stylish, Perth effortlessly combines this beach-outdoor lifestyle with its modern, urban big-city feel. You'll marvel at the spectacular cityscapes from beautiful Kings Park, and enjoy the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean at the world-famous Cottesloe beach. Fremantle's historic colonial streets pulsate with the energy of street-performers and buskers, couples walk hand-in-hand through its colourful and lively markets. The lively street cafes and restaurants along it's famous 'cappuccino strip' are perfect resting places to indulge in a spot of people watching.
Your friendly driver will pick you up in the comfortable air-conditioned luxury coach before sharing experiences, fascinating facts and enchanting stories in the on-board full commentary throughout the morning. This comprehensive tour includes Perth City, Fremantle, Kings Park Botanical Gardens, Indian Ocean beaches, swanky suburbs and the Swan River.
Today you will see Perth City, the famous WACA (Western Australia cricket ground), impressive Swan Bell Tower, Perth town hall, St Georges Terrace (hub of Australia's minerals and energy industries), Barrack Street Jetty, Perth Mint (working gold mint, stunning sandstone colonial architecture), Old Swan Brewery and Royal Perth Yacht Club (once home to the America's Cup). Stop at magnificent Kings Park for spectacular views over Perth skyline, Swan River and Melville Water. Walk through the tree canopies on the Tree Top Walk see the 750-year-old boab tree. See famous Cottesloe Beach and the Indian Ocean sunset coastline. Tour Fremantle (historic large working port docks, rich convict history, glorious alfresco outdoor dining, marinas, charming heritage sandstone buildings, modern ocean racing yachts, colonial terraced houses, museums and galleries). Enjoy some free time in Fremantle to explore the colourful streets for yourself, perhaps enjoy a coffee on South Terrace's Cappucino Strip or indulge in some shopping in the many unique shops or find a bargain at the weekend markets. On our way back to Perth city we see some of Australia's most expensive real-estate at the upmarket Swan River suburbs of Peppermint Grove and Dalkeith. Time this afternoon to explore more of Perth on your own.
Breakfast, Luxury Day Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Overnight Perth Accommodation.
Day 10 Perth Margaret River and Wineries
Margaret River combines one of the world's premier wine and food regions with one of the world's best surfing locations. It's Western Australia's popular and high profile holiday playground. Many visual treats are on offer here including the dramatic coastline, calm sandy bays, massive caves, seasonal wildflowers and Busselton Jetty, the southern hemisphere's longest jetty. The beautiful Margaret River Wine Region is a taste of paradise for food and wine lovers. Sample world-class wines such as sensational shiraz, exquisite chardonnay and scintillating sauvignon blanc which are produced here in its many picturesque, boutique wineries. Culinary gems include irresistible hand-made chocolates and mouth-watering cheeses. Each year Margaret River hosts the world surfing championships.
Today we travel south from Perth deep into the South West of Australia. You will experience the Busselton and Margaret River areas, have a guided tour of Mammoth Cave, see massive karri trees, explore Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, enjoy a Special Brewery Lunch with craft beer tastings and visit a respected winery for some wine tastings and to learn about local winemaking.
Tour through the southern suburbs of Perth, through the Peel Region and onto Busselton. Stop to see the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere (doubles as an artificial reef, stretching 1.8km across the peaceful waters of Geographe Bay). Tour through the Margaret River Wine Region and onto a premium local microbrewery for your indulgent Special Lunch in magnificent surrounds. Enjoy the flavoursome Special Lunch created from fresh local produce accompanied with beer tastings from this craft brewery. Take a guided tour through the gothic like Mammoth Cave with vast chambers full of amazing formations (revealing fascinating facts about the flora and fauna of this region). Be awestruck at the size of the massive Karri trees at stunning Boranup Forest (over 100 years old, stretching for kilometres, pale barked karri trees up to 60 metres tall). Visit Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (meeting point of the mighty Southern Ocean and the massive Indian Ocean, most south westerly tip of Australia, 39 metres high). Visit one of the many respected wineries to taste some of the very best wines and to gain an insight into the local winemaking industry. Stop at the quaint and bohemian Margaret River township (unique specialty shops featuring craftwork created by locals, chic cafes). Head back to Perth with a deep appreciation of this world-class wine region and understand why it's such a popular destination.
Breakfast, Luxury Day Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Special Lunch, Entry Fees, Busselton Jetty, Wine and Beer Tasting, Guided Cave Tour, Overnight Perth Accommodation.
Day 11 Explore Perth
The friendly and welcoming city of Perth lies on the shimmering Indian Ocean under seemingly perpetual cerulean skies, the endless white sand beaches are sensational, the city has a vibrant nightlife, great shopping, fine dining and a host of cultural and historic attractions, visit Kings Park to see sensational views of the city's modern skyline.
Breakfast, Overnight Perth Accommodation.
Day 12 Pinnacles Desert, New Norcia and Wildflowers
Lying in the Nambung National Park, the Pinnacles are a breathtaking wonder of nature. These amazing, natural limestone structures hold an exquisite air of mysticism and intrigue, especially as the sun's warm hue illuminates the magical stones. The gorgeous town of New Norcia is renowned for its wonderful Spanish architecture and unique history. Founded by Spanish Benedictine monks in 1847, New Norcia's quaint streets are full of heritage listed buildings, including the beguiling Monastery, where you can still join the monks for prayer. The Western Australian landscape explodes in a kaleidoscope of colour and beauty as thousands of magnificent wildflowers bloom in a spectacular seasonal show of nature at its most breathtaking.
Today we combine the amazing natural wonder of the Pinnacles Desert with the unique living history of the 170 year old Spanish Benedictine enclave of New Norcia. See Guildford and the fertile Swan Valley en route to New Norcia for a special guided tour of Australia's only monastic town, including the monk's shop for some famous New Norcia nut cake and breads. Visit a Wildflower Farm, the lobster fishing village of Cervantes and enjoy a gentle stroll through the mystical limestone pillars of the Pinnacles Desert.
Tour north through the historic and charming Guildford, onto the Swan Valley (Western Australia's first wine growing region) and stop at New Norcia for a private guided tour, including buildings not accessible to the public. See New Norcia Museum and Art, New Norcia Abbey and St Gertrude's College, a grand gothic style building which opened in 1908. Enjoy morning tea, then visit the Benedictine Community produce shop for the chance to purchase hand crafted goods including olive oil, fruit, wine, New Norcia nut cake and breads.
Visit a wildflower farm for a talk and see how wildflowers are dried and exported worldwide. Stop to view wildflowers throughout the day whilst they are in. Pass Emu Downs Wind Farm at Badgingarra and see Ronsard Bay. Travel to the laid-back lobster fishing village of Cervantes with its pristine white sand beach, turquoise waters teeming with marine life. A delicious picnic style lunch is served before venturing in to the Nambung National Park, a landscape of coastal dunes, beautiful beaches and rich in flowering plants and home to western grey kangaroos. View the Pinnacles from the lookout or take a stroll through part of the Desert, containing thousands of limestone Pinnacles, some up to 5 meters high and see these remarkable and mystical geological features close up. Visit the Pinnacle Desert Discovery Centre to learn about these natural wonders. Head back to Perth with your camera full of remarkable images of today's great adventure.
Breakfast, Luxury Day Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Morning Tea, Lunch, Entry Fees, Overnight Accommodation
Day 13 Explore Perth
Western Australia's capital city Perth effortlessly combines laid-back outdoor lifestyle with vibrant urban chic, white sand beaches and turquoise ocean make it a paradise for surfies and swimmers, galleries and festivals cater for art lovers whilst those in search of nightlife are spoilt for choice, must-see attractions include Kings Park and the Swan River.
Breakfast, Overnight Perth Accommodation.
Day 14 Swan River Cruise
The stunning Swan River meanders its way through the beautiful city of Perth, this scenic and vibrant waterway is the city's beating heart. Perth's residents make the most of this wonderful waterway, families picnic on its banks, joggers and cyclists follow its course and boats bob gently on its shimmering waters under endless blue skies. The Swan River is the perfect spot from which to view the wonderful cityscape of Perth, its northern waters lead to the stunning Swan Valley, Western Australia's world-renowned wine producing region and westward the river leads to the historic and charming city of Fremantle and the azure Indian Ocean.
Today experience a scenic cruise to Fremantle and the Indian Ocean, whilst enjoying your Special Buffet Lunch. See the city skyline, Kings Park, millionaire's row, giant sand spit and the bustling historic port of Fremantle. Choose from a selection of wines or beer to accompany your delicious Special Lunch and enjoy morning tea.
You are transferred to beautiful Barrack Street jetty in the heart of the city, see the building work of the massive new riverfront Elizabeth Quay, named in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Set sail on your large stable vessel for today's river cruise. Enjoy spectacular views as you cruise the calm waters between Perth and Fremantle. Your Captain will point out the many sights, including Perth's impressive Bell Tower, Kings Park, the restored old Swan Brewery, Royal Perth Yacht Club, many magnificent homes overlooking the river and Fremantle's busy inner harbour. You will learn about Perth's rich history (and about some of its more notorious individuals). Tea and coffee is served in the morning. Your delicious Special Buffet Lunch is taken onboard looking out over million dollar river views. It includes hot dishes, continental meats, fresh local prawns and mixed variety of gourmet salads all followed by cake and dessert. You have a choice of wines, beer or soft drinks. This afternoon you can wander through the streets, shops, galleries and museums of Perth or simply relax at your hotel.
Breakfast, Swan River Cruise, Special Buffet Lunch, Local Wines and Local Beers, Live Entertainment, Overnight Perth Accommodation.
Days 15 – 18 Indian Pacific Perth to Sydney
Leaving Perth on your transcontinental adventure across Australia to Sydney you're embarking on one of the world's great train journeys, the view from your cabin window offers up a visual feast, the lush greens of the Avon Valley, the vast treeless plains of the Nullarbor and the rugged beauty of the Blue Mountains are just some of the incredible highlights.
See below for full details on your Indian Pacific journey. Note: passengers disembarking in Adelaide depart on Day 17.
As you arrive into Sydney you can feel the rush and hustle-bustle of this major cosmopolitan global city. You will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the railway station to the airport to meet your flight home.
Breakfast, Transfer to Railway Station, 3 Nights Gold Service Cabin on the Indian Pacific (2 Nights ex Adelaide), 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners, Luxury Kalgoorlie Coach Tour (Perth to Sydney customers only), Luxury Adelaide Coach Tour (Perth to Sydney customers only), Luxury Broken Hill Coach Tour, 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.
Inclusions onboard the Indian Pacific
Relax in your private Gold Service Cabin and watch the passing landscapes of Australia pass by through your large window. Enjoy all meals onboard the Indian Pacific 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 and Perth Accommodation Included
You have 3 choices of accommodation in Darwin and Perth. Our "Good Standard" central 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 the airport to the railway station, from the railway station on arrival in Darwin to your hotel, from your hotel to the airport to meet your flight to Perth and from the airport on arrival in Perth to your hotel. You will also be transferred from your hotel to the railway station to being your Indian Pacific journey to Sydney. You will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative on arrival in Sydney and be transferred to the airport to meet your flight home.
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book
You’ll receive the FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book that includes $500 value of discounts and bonuses throughout NT and WA at shops, restaurants attractions, wineries etc. It’s a great way to save even more on your Northern Territory and Western Australia 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.
All Off-Train Excursions & Activities Included
This package includes all Off-Train activities with various touring options:
Broken Hill: Choose from a selection of included tour options.
Adelaide: Choose from a selection on included tour options.
Cook: Enjoy a self-guided walk of this deserted outback town.
Blue Mountains (Perth to Sydney): Explore the magnificent Blue Mountains by railway, cableway and skyway
Kalgoorlie: (Perth to Sydney): Experience a thrilling tour of the world’s largest single open cut mining operation.
Rawlinna: (Sydney to Perth): Disembark to enjoy a traditional outback lamb roast, under the wide Nullarbor skies.
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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The Indian Pacific in Detail
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The adventure that spans Australia... This world famous trans-continental Indian Pacific connects Australia's Pacific and Indian Ocean coasts. Cruise the Nullarbor with stylish luxury. The 4 day journey between Sydney and Perth enables you to experience the kaleidoscope of Australian landscapes, including the dramatic Blue Mountains, historic outback Broken Hill, South Australia's rolling green hills, Adelaide, the expansive Nullarbor Plain, the reg goldfields of Kalgoorlie, the golden wheatbelt and fertile Avon Valley. Enjoy the off-train touring and activities. Savour the food and wines matching the destinations you pass through.
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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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18 Day Train + Touring + Train Package
Add an extra nights accommodation in Perth along with a cruise to Rottnest Island including a guided coach tour of the Island and a Special Lunch. Meet the famous quokka, the happiest animal on earth, discover the fascinating history, explore amazing beaches, see unique flora and immerse yourself in the laid-back friendly holiday vibe.
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