Combine the Ghan journey from Adelaide to Darwin with all-inclusive touring in Alice Springs and Darwin, featuring Uluru, West MacDonnell Ranges, Kakadu, Litchfield, jumping crocodiles and a harbour dinner cruise. Ghan to Alice Springs, 7 nights accommodation in Alice Springs with luxury coach touring, Ghan from Alice Springs to Darwin and 5 nights in Darwin with luxury coach touring. Combine the luxury of the Ghan with the adventure of luxury coach touring in the Northern Territory. Enjoy a Special Dinner at Uluru, a 4WD tour of Palm Valley, a tour of the West MacDonnell Ranges and a tour of Alice Springs along with daily breakfast before rejoining the Ghan to continue to Darwin. Once in the Top End, experience highlights such as Kakadu, and Litchfield National Park. Enjoy a cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong as well as a Special Dinner Cruise around Darwin Harbour as well as breakfast every day. Themes include: South Australia, Northern Territory, Departs from Adelaide, Ghan, Luxury Coach, Returns from Litchfield. + Show more
Ghan Train Adelaide to Alice Springs to Darwin (Gold Service)
All Airfares (e.g. home to Adelaide & Darwin to home)
7 Nights Accommodation in Alice Springs
5 Nights Accommodation in Darwin
Hotel Breakfast Daily, Special Uluru Dinner, Special Cruise Dinner, 5 Lunches, 2 Morning Teas
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 Katherine, Marla, Manguri)
Ghan 90th Birthday Celebration Surprises (special extras if you travel June, July or Aug 2019)
Uluru Luxury Coach Tour (Ayers Rock, Olgas)
Palm Valley Luxury 4WD Coach Tour
West Macdonnells Luxury Coach Tour
Guided Walks at Mala and Mutitjulu Waterhole
Kakadu Luxury Day Tour
Litchfield National Park Luxury Day Tour
Jumping Crocodile Luxury Half Day Tour
Alice Springs Coach Tour
Darwin Coach Tour
Uluru with Special Dinner
Sunset Harbour Cruise with Special Dinner
Cruise on Yellow Water Billabong, Cruise at Katherine Gorge, Cruise Along Adelaide River
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 GhanAlice SpringsUluru (Ayers Rock)Special Dinner at UluruKakadu National ParkLitchfield National ParkJumping Crocodiles CruiseCruise on Yellow Water BillabongSpecial Cruise DinnerKata Tjuta (The Olgas)West MacDonnell RangesPalm Valley Desert OasisStandley ChasmOrmiston Gorge and WaterholeSimpsons GapGlen Helen GorgeFinke ValleyRoyal Flying Doctor ServiceHistoric Telegraph StationSchool of the AirSimpson DesertSpectacular panoramic 360-degree view from the summit of Anzac HillNational Pioneer Women's Hall of FameOld Ghan Train MuseumOlive Pink Botanic GardensTodd MallContemporary Aboriginal ArtTodd RiverAlice Springs Reptile CentreCultural PrecinctDarwinTimor SeaCullen Bay MarinaMindil Beach Sunset MarketsMitchell Street restaurants and cafesWorld War II Oil Storage TunnelsCyclone Tracy MuseumCharles Darwin National ParkFannie BayUSS Peary Memorial Darwin 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 HouseArafura SeaPalmerstonFlorence FallsTermite MoundsBuley RockholeAdelaide RiverMarrakai WetlandsArnhem HighwayHumpty DooWarradjan Aboriginal Cultural CentreWetlands Visitor CentreSouth Alligator RiverNourlangie RockRock Art Galleries (up to 50,000 years old)
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DAYS 1-2 Ghan Adelaide to Alice Springs
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 Alice Springs.
The journey from Adelaide to Alice Springs takes you through some of the most dramatic and breathtaking scenery on the planet. As you travel from south Australia up toward its red centre you'll be amazed at the sheer size and beauty of this spectacular country, Adelaide's green hills and country vistas transform into dramatic mountain ranges and rocky outcrops, as you head further north the ochre earth and blue skies contrast in a show of incredible natural beauty.
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As you arrive into the Red Centre of Australia you can still sense the strong pioneering outback spirit of Alice Springs. You will be personally met at the Ghan railway station by DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred to your Alice Springs 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 Alice Springs.
Meet and Greet Personalised Arrival Transfer, 1 Night Gold Service Cabin on the Ghan, 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, Luxury Katherine Gorge (Darwin to Alice Springs customers only), Meet and Greet Personalised Rail Transfer, Overnight Alice Springs Accommodation.
DAY 3 Alice Springs Luxury Coach Tour
Discover this historic pioneer town, famous for Afghan cameleers, gold-diggers, flying doctor base, school of the air, the usually dry Todd River, the Simpson Desert, ‘A Town Like Alice’, contemporary Aboriginal art (Todd Mall) and the Aboriginal Arrernte people. 4.5 hour luxury coach tour with great informative commentary from our experienced local guide.
Breakfast, Alice Springs Luxury Coach Tour, Overnight Alice Springs Accommodation.
DAY 4 Uluru with Special Dinner
Stand in awe as Uluru overwhelms your senses with its sheer scale, its changing colours, its incredible texture, its spirit and its wonder. See Stuart Highway, West MacDonnell Ranges, Erldunda Roadhouse, Aboriginal art display, Mt Ebenezer, Mt Conner, stunning sand ridges clad with desert oaks, Ayers Rock Resort at Yulara and a guided walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole. Visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) with cool valleys and secluded waterholes. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park which is home to springs, waterholes, rock caves and paintings.
Breakfast, Luxury Day Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Light Breakfast, Lunch, Sunset BBQ Dinner with Sparkling Wine at Uluru, Guided Walks at Mala and Mutitjulu Waterhole and National Park entry, Overnight Alice Springs Accommodation.
DAY 5 West MacDonnell Range Luxury Coach Tour
Explore these iconic Ranges. See Standley Chasm, Ellery Creek, Big Hole, Ormiston Gorge, Glen Helen Gorge, John Flynn Memorial, twin ghost gums remains, Ochre Pits and Simpsons Gap.
Breakfast, Luxury Day Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Morning Tea, Lunch, Overnight Alice Springs Accommodation.
DAY 6 Palm Valley 4WD Luxury Coach Tour
Desert oasis with magnificent green palms contrasting the red ochre earth and blue sky. See Hermannsburg, Finke River Gorge National Park, Palm Valley, livistona palms, cycads, Kalarranga Lookout, Amphitheatre and Finke Valley. Witness the changing colours of Uluru at sunset, sipping sparkling wine and enjoying your delicious BBQ Special Dinner. With Uluru as a dramatic backdrop, it will be hard to forget this.
Breakfast, 4WD Coach Tour, Hotel Pick Ups, Morning Tea, Ploughman’s Lunch, Guided Walks, Overnight Alice Springs Accommodation.
DAYS 7-8 Explore Alice Springs
Today explore and discover Alice Springs at your own pace.
Breakfast, 2 Nights Alice Springs Accommodation.
DAYS 9-10 Ghan Alice Springs to Darwin
You will be personally met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred to the Ghan railway station to continue your journey to Darwin.
Alice Springs to Darwin is a journey through some of Australia's most breathtaking and beautiful scenery, the vast desert plains, red earth and blue skies, ochre mountains weathered and worn, a land sacred to the indigenous Aboriginal people steeped in Dreamtime fable, as you head north the terrain changes you're entering tropical Northern Territory, red hues turn to vibrant emerald, lush greenery and balmy weather welcome you to your destination Darwin.
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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 by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from teh Ghan railway station to your 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.
Breakfast, Meet and Greet Personalised Rail Transfer, 1 Night Gold Service Cabin on the Ghan, 1 Breakfasts,1 Lunches ,1 Dinners, Luxury Katherine Gorge Tour, Meet and Greet Personalised Rail Transfer, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
DAY 11 Darwin Tour, Sunset Cruise & 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, facts and enchanting stories in the on-board full commentary. Enjoy the sights of our unique city.
As the sun goes down you will cruise off into the balmy tropical evening on a relaxing 2.5-hour sunset cruise around the harbour. Dine onboard the vessel, savouring a delicious buffet dinner (with salad bar), a choice of complimentary drink and first-class service as you look out across the 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 12 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 13 Jumping Crocodiles Luxury Day Tour
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. The Adelaide River starts in Litchfield National Park and is well known for its high concentration of saltwater crocodiles, along with other wildlife. 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, visit the Wetlands Visitor Centre, see Fogg Dam Nature Reserve. Today is an amazing adventure.
Breakfast, Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Cruise Along Adelaide River, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
DAY 14 Kakadu Luxury Day Tour & 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, crocodiles, rock art galleries (up to 50,000 years old) and traditional aboriginal owners, the happy and proud Bininj/Mungguy people.
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 of the Kakadu wetlands. Head back into Darwin after a full day of discovery.
Breakfast, Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Yellow Water Billabong Cruise, Optional Guided Walks, Tropical Buffet Lunch, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
DAY 15 Say Goodbye to Darwin
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.
Breakfast, 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.
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.
Alice Springs and Darwin Accommodation Included
You have 3 choices of accommodation in Alice Springs and Darwin. Our "Good Standard" central Alice Springs and 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.
Airport and Rail Transfers Included
You will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the Adelaide airport to the railway station, from the railway station on arrival in Alice Springs to your hotel, from your hotel back 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 $500 value of discounts and bonuses throughout Darwin and Northern Territory at shops, restaurants attractions, wineries etc. It's a great way to save even more on your Northern Territory holiday.
All Off-Train Excursions & Activities Included
This package includes all Off-Train activities with various touring options:
Katherine: Choose from a selection of included tour and gorge cruise options.
Marla (Ghan Classic Adelaide to Darwin): Disembark to enjoy a light breakfast and tea or coffee in this remote and tiny enclave.
Manguri (Ghan Classic Darwin to Adelaide): Disembark to enjoy a nightcap, served with premium chocolate, by the light of an Outback bonfire.
The Ghan in Detail
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The legendary Ghan... This remarkable journey connects Darwin and Adelaide, travelling through the red heart of Australia. The contrast of the opulent Ghan journeying through the rugged outback is a memory you will treasure. From Adelaide witness South Australia's rolling green hills gradually change to the ochre red of the Flinders Ranges, then travel through the Red Centre to Alice Springs, before reaching the tropical Top End through Katherine to Darwin. You will feel the true spirit of our ancient land. Enjoy the off-train touring and activities. Savour the delicious food and wines.
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Platinum Service 1400*$
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 $1400 per person. All packages can be upgraded to include luxurious Platinum Service, simply ask.
“Deluxe” Hotel Upgrade (4 star) 400*$
The "Deluxe" hotel option has superior facilities, stylish room and first class service (typically 4 stars). Upgrade this package to 7 nights in a "Deluxe" Alice Springs and 5 nights in a "Deluxe" Darwin hotel, from just $400 per person.
“Luxury” Hotel Upgrade (5 star) 600*$
The “Luxury” hotel option is upscale with a more luxurious feel for the discerning traveller and great for celebrating an anniversary (typically 5 stars). Upgrade this package to 7 nights in a "Luxury" Alice Springs and 5 nights in a "Luxury" Darwin hotel, from just $600 per person.
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