Combine the Ghan with all-inclusive touring in Darwin and Broome, featuring Kakadu, Litchfield, Jumping Crocodiles, Cable Beach camel ride, Cape Leveque and Willie Creek Pearl Farm. Ghan to Darwin with 6 days luxury coach touring in Darwin, flights to Broome and 7 days luxury coach touring in Broome. Experience everything that Darwin and Broome have to offer in this 12 day all-inclusive luxury coach touring package. Discover Kakadu, Katherine, Darwin, Cape Leveque and Willie Creek Pearl Farm as well as enjoying a famous camel ride along Cable Beach. Themes include: Kimberley Tours, South Australia, Northern Territory, Western Australia, Departs from Adelaide, Ghan, Luxury Coach, Returns from Windjana Gorge. + Show more
Ghan Train Adelaide to Darwin (Gold Service)
All Flights (e.g. home to Adelaide, Darwin to Broome & Broome to home)
5 Nights Accommodation in Darwin
6 Nights Accommodation in Broome
2 Nights Gold Cabin Accommodation on Ghan (1 night ex Alice Springs)
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)
5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, Special Cruise Dinner
Kakadu Luxury Day Tour
Litchfield National Park Luxury Day Tour
Jumping Crocodile Luxury Half Day Tour
Cape Leveque Luxury 4WD Tour
Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour & Cruise
Roebuck Bay Sunset Hovercraft Flight
Sunset Harbour Cruise with Special Dinner
Cruise at Katherine Gorge
Darwin Coach Tour
Broome Coach Tour
Cable Beach Sunset Camel Ride
Meet and Greet Personalised Return Airport and Rail Transfers (Adelaide & Darwin)
FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 Value discounts and bonuses in Northern Territory and Western Australia)
The GhanDarwinBroomeLitchfield National ParkKakadu National ParkCape LevequeWindjana GorgeWillie Creek Pearl FarmJumping Crocodiles CruiseTunnel Creek National ParkSunset Harbour CruiseMindil Beach Sunset MarketsCable BeachKatherine GorgeAlice SpringsTrendy Darwin WharfWorld War II Oil Storage TunnelsPalmerstonDarwin Botanic GardensArafura SeaAdelaide RiverThe Japanese CemeteryMatso's BreweryGantheaume PointThe Kimberley OutbackDampier PeninsulaKimberley
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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 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 Broome
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 Broome.
Breakfast, Meet and Greet Personalised Departure Transfer, Overnight Broome Accommodation.
DAY 9 Broome Town Tour
Enjoy a half day Broome township tour and later spend the afternoon at your own leisure.
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.
Broome Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick up, Pearling Masters High Tea, Overnight Broome Accommodation
DAY 10 Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour
Take a tour of the world famous Willie Creek Pearl Farm and discover first hand how the beautiful Australian South Sea Cultured Pearls are produced, friendly and informative guides take you through the process from the seeding of an oyster to their harvesting and grading right through to the sensational final product on sale in the showrooms.
Enjoy a half day morning tour of a Pearl Farm and then enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your own pace.
Experience a tour of a working pearl farm at Willie Creek Pearls. Your 4 hour coach tour includes transfers to and from the pearl farm, a pearl farm tour, a Willie Creek boat cruise, refreshments, a visit to the jewellery showroom and a free souvenir guide before being returned to your accommodation.
Enjoy our air conditioned coach trip out to the Willie Creek Pearl farm. We will ensure you have one of the best pearl farm tours in Broome. Your tour includes Hotel Pick up / drop off, Transfer to Pearl Farm (approx. 38km), Coach driver commentary, Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour, Willie Creek Boat Cruise, Refreshments, Jewellery showroom time, Souvenir guide
Willie Creek Pearl Farm Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick Up, Refreshments, Overnight Broome Accommodation.
DAY 11 Cape Leveque Adventure
Cape Leveque is a beautiful peninsula in the far north of Western Australia's remote Kimberley region, the scenery here is simply stunning, pristine white sand beaches, rugged ochre cliffs and turquoise waters provide a memorable visual feast, enjoy long walks along the cliff-tops, snorkel in crystal clear waters and take a bush tucker tour with an Aboriginal guide.
Spend the day exploring the Dampier Peninsula and all it has to offer. Learn about the art of pearling and view the spectacular Buccaneer Archipelago.
Depart Broome and travel north to explore “Dampier Land” in a Luxury 4WD. Visit the Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community and the Beagle Bay Church, home of the pearl shell alter for morning tea. Continue to the Lombadina Aboriginal Community before reaching Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm for lunch. Later travel to the One Arm Point Community to take in views of the Buccaneer Archipelago and witness the spectacular tidal flows of the Kimberley. Visit the Community’s aquaculture hatchery before relaxing on the pristine beaches of Cape Leveque.
Experience the highlights of pristine Cape Leveque on this adventurous day trip into indigenous Bardi country. Get to know local indigenous communities and enjoy an afternoon on the remote and beautiful beaches this Cape is famous for. There are a number of options to choose on this trip so you can essentially create your own Cape Leveque Adventure! Spend time exploring the beaches of Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, discover the art of pearling on a Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Tour or embark on a Kimberley Coastal experience with the afternoon Giant Tides Cruise.
Cape Leveque Luxury 4WD Tour with Hotel Pick Up, Morning Tea, Afternoon Tea, Lunch, Overnight Broome Accommodation.
DAY 12 Broome Sunset Hovercraft
Marvel at the beauty of Roebuck Bay as you take an exhilarating hovercraft tour over sand bars and expansive tidal flats, skimming emerald waters and catching sight of Broome's glorious coastline, walk amongst the remnants of Dutch WWII Catalina flying boats destroyed by the Japanese and see perfectly preserved dinosaur footprints at low tide.
Enjoy a day of leisure and some free time before experiencing a thrilling Hovercraft flight over Roebuck Bay.
There are many beaches providing access to the tidal flats of the bay, but really there is only one way to venture right out onto the tidal flats, and that is by hovercraft. Gliding along the tidal edge take in the view as Pelicans, Egrets, Osprey and Sea Eagle pass by, whilst marvelling at the dramatic red rich Pindan cliff backdrop as you land on a secluded patch of pristine coastline. As the tide continues to fall you then head off into the Bay, settle down on the sandy sea floor and let your pilots look after you with sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres as the sun finally sets silhouetting the Broome Peninsula whilst glistening off ripples in the tidal floor.
An iconic camel ride across the broad expanse of the pure white sands of Cable Beach is a must-do on any visit to Broome, sat atop your friendly camel as it snakes its way along the shoreline marvel as the white sands dissolve into the Indian Ocean's blue waters and take in the stupendous sight of the flaming sun setting beyond the distant horizon.
Enjoy a day of leisure ad explore Broome at your own pace before enjoying a memorable sunset camel ride along Cable Beach.
Say goodbye to Broome as you make your way for your flight home.
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" hotels have superior facilities, stylish rooms and first class service (typically 4 stars). The “Luxury” hotels are 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 the 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 to Broome.
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.
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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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.
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 $1390 per person. All packages can be upgraded to include luxurious Platinum Service, simply ask.
Ghan Expedition Upgrade800*$
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 4 April 2018 to 24 October 2018 & 6 March 2019 to 27 March 2019. All touring options included in the price. Upgrade your package to incorporate the amazing “Ghan Expedition” from just $800 per person more.
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