Ghan Adelaide to Darwin with Wildman Luxury Wilderness Lodge (Kakadu) and a Darwin stay. Ghan with a 4 day stay at the famous Wildman Luxury Wilderness Lodge and 2 days in Darwin. Experience the tropical Top End in this 9 day luxury rail package. Combine the luxury of the Ghan with a luxury 4WD tour of Kakadu and a cruise along Home Billabong as well as the pristine wilderness of the Mary River National Park. Enjoy included off train excursions and activities while on the Ghan, in Alice Springs, Marla, Manguri and Katherine and experience the magic of the Top End first hand. Themes include: South Australia, Northern Territory, Departs from Adelaide, Ghan, Luxury 4WD, Returns from Arnhem Land. + Show more
Ghan Train Adelaide to Darwin (Gold Service)
All Airfares (e.g. Home to Adelaide & Darwin to Home)
2 Nights Gold Cabin Accommodation on Ghan (1 night ex Alice Springs)
All meals onboard Ghan, 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, Marla, Manguri)
Ghan 90th Birthday Celebration Surprises (special extras if you travel June, July or Aug 2019)
Full Day Kakadu Luxury 4WD Tour (Small Group)
Home Billabong Cruise
Darwin Town Tour
Meet and Greet Personalised Return Transfers (Train Station, Hotel and Airport)
FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 value discounts and bonuses in the Northern Territory)
The GhanWildman Luxury Kakadu LodgeDarwinKatherine Katherine Gorge CruiseKatherine GorgeAlice SpringsKakadu National ParkMary River WetlandsHome Billabong CruiseMary River National ParkSouth Alligator RiverUbirr RockMamukala Observation PlatformEast Alligator RiverMamukala WetlandsBowali Visitor CentreCahill's CrossingHome BillabongWetlandsMitchell Street restaurants and cafesNT Government HouseCyclone Tracy MuseumWorld War II Oil Storage TunnelsLyons CottageFannie BayDarwin Convention CentreTrendy Darwin Wharf
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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 Town Tour
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.
Darwin Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick Up, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
DAY 5 Explore Darwin
Cosmopolitan Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory and Australia's only tropical city, the city is vibrant and has a wealth of things to see and do, watch a glorious sunset at the Mindil Beach Sunset Market, immerse yourself in the colourful, local Aboriginal culture, cruise around beautiful Darwin Harbour and meet the fearsome crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove.
Spend the day exploring Darwin at your own pace before returning to your hotel for the evening.
Breakfast, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
DAY 6 Tour from Darwin to Wildman Luxury Kakadu Lodge
Enjoy a leisurely start to your morning before being picked up from your Darwin hotel for your tour from Darwin to the Wildman Luxury Kakadu Lodge. Tour through Palmerston, cross the mighty Adelaide River, and into Mary River National Park to the Wildman Wilderness Lodge in the Mary River wetlands, your home for the next three nights.
Tour from Darwin to Wildman Wilderness Lodge, Dinner, Overnight Wildman Wilderness Lodge Accommodation.
DAY 7 Kakadu Luxury 4WD Tour
Located 240 kilometres east of Darwin, Kakadu National Park is Australia’s largest National Park spanning a massive 20000 square kilometres! It encompasses wetlands, rivers, and huge sandstone escarpments.
Enjoy an early pick up this morning and travel along the Arnhem Highway to world famous Kakadu National Park. Stop by the South Alligator River on your way to Ubirr Rock, one of the most famous sites of this World Heritage National Park. Ubirr Rock is famous for it’s rock art and get take in the three main galleries of art that are accessible to visitors. Climb to the top of the Rock to take in magnificent panoramic views of the surrounding floodplains and escarpments.
After lunch by East Alligator River, walk to Cahills Crossing to spot crocodiles. Later, visit the Mamukala observation platform for stunning views of the surrounding wetlands and experience the incredible variety of the National Park’s birdlife.
Return to Wildman Wilderness Lodge later this afternoon and enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure.
Breakfast, Full Day Kakadu Luxury 4WD Tour with Hotel Pick Up, Picnic Lunch, Dinner, Overnight Wildman Wilderness Lodge Accommodation.
DAY 8 Home Billabong Cruise & Explore Wildman
Today spend the day exploring the Wildman Wilderness Lodge. Take a 1 hour cruise along cruise along the Home Billabong this morning. Take in the ever changing ecosystem with your experienced guide who will give you an insight into the flora and fauna of the region.
Later enjoy an optional airboat safari across the wetlands or just make use of lodge’s facilities.
The choice is yours!
Breakfast, Home Billabong Cruise, Dinner, Overnight Wildman Wilderness Lodge Accommodation.
DAY 9 Depart Wildman Wilderness Lodge & Fly Home
After breakfast, get picked up from Wildman Wilderness Lodge and get transferred to Darwin Airport for your flight home.
Breakfast, Transfer to Darwin Airport.
Flights Home Included
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.
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. You will also be transferred to the Wildman Wilderness Lodge and from the Lodge to Darwin airport for 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 Darwin and the NT at shops, restaurants attractions etc. It’s a great way to save even more on your Northern Territory holiday.
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.
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 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 $1390 per person. All packages can be upgraded to include luxurious Platinum Service, simply ask.
Ghan Expedition Upgrade850*$
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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