Taste of the Top End & The Ghan
A journey by rail is no every day journey. Escaping the world of busy to a slow, relaxed pace quickly finding contentment and time its your home away from home as you re awaken your senses.
The Ghan promises access to parts of Australia no other holiday can come close to – the perfect balance of comfort and adventure culminating in an experience that will move you in every sense of the word.
Prepare for a holiday of unimaginable proportions as the legendary Ghan takes you deep into the heart of Australia. Enjoy the comfort and solitude of your private cabin, lose yourself in conversation with newfound travelling companions, or simply gaze out of the window taking inspiration from the ever-changing landscape. And when the train stops along the way, the adventures begin. Experience the dramatic scenery of central Australia on the back of a camel, and explore the ancient, awe-inspiring wonders of the Northern Territory.
- Take in the splendour of thundering falls, rainforest pockets and sacred historic sites of Litchfield National Park
- Dinner with a breathtaking sunset on a Darwin Harbour Cruise
- View the spectacular double waterfalls of Florence Falls
- Marvel at the water cascading down into the deep waterhole at the base of Tolmer Falls
- Swim in the rock pools of Wangi Falls
- Get up close to the prehistoric crocs
- Enjoy superb views across the Marrakai Plains and the Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
- 4 nights’ accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily
- Full day Litchfield National Park Waterfalls tour including lunch
- Darwin Harbour Sunset Dinner Cruise
- Half day Jumping Crocs and Nature Adventure including cruise and touring
- Transfer from hotel to Darwin Rail Terminal
- 3 nights aboard The Ghan Expedition, Darwin to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy
- 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
DAY 1 – ARRIVE DARWIN
You’ve arrived in Darwin – it’s yours to explore. Spend the day at your leisure before checking in to your accommodation.
OVERNIGHT: 4 nights Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront
DAY 2 – LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK
Litchfield National Park contains several types of typical Top End habitats including lush monsoon forests, termite mounds, unusual rock formations, waterfalls and cascades. First stop of the day is Florence Falls, where you have the opportunity for a scenic and interpretive bush and monsoon vine forest walk. There is also a chance for a swim by making your way down the stairs to the plunge pool below. Travel on to Tolmer Falls for a magnificent view of the water cascading down to the deep waterhole. To finish the day, you will visit Wangi Falls, with its large crystal clear pool, another relaxing spot for a swim. A great day for taking many fascinating photos, including the amazing stand of termite mounds. (B,L)
DAY 3 – LEISURE DAY, DARWIN HARBOUR DINNER CRUISE
Today is yours to explore Darwin at your leisure. This evening, enjoy a dinner cruise on Darwin Harbour aboard a modern and spacious catamaran in air-conditioned comfort. View the famous Darwin sunset while enjoying a delicious Territory style dinner. (B,D)
DAY 4 – JUMPING CROCODILES
This morning is free for you to explore Darwin at your leisure. Perhaps make your way down to the waterfront and enjoy the tropical Darwin weather. Much of Darwin’s action happens along its revitalised waterfront, which is lined with restaurants, shops, sandy lagoons and parklands.This afternoon, your jumping croc adventure begins. Just 60km from Darwin lies the Adelaide River, home to more than 1600 crocodiles and the location of the famous Jumping Crocodiles. Travel down the Stuart Highway to the Adelaide River. Cruise the river and thrill as these awesome creatures launch themselves out of the water. The cruise
will enable you to see these prehistoric creatures at close range. Afterwards, continue to the Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre for views over the Marrakai Plains, and then it’s onto Fogg Dam Nature Reserve to see a
wetland ecosystem up close. (B)
DAY 5 – BOARD THE GHAN IN DARWIN
This morning it’s time to board The Ghan. Settle in as yourelax in your cabin or mingle with fellow travellers. Enjoy lunch on board before you arrive in Katherine for your Off Train Experience. In a region renowned for jaw-dropping
natural assets, Katherine boasts one of the Top End’s best – the incredible Nitmiluk Gorge. (B,L,D)
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights The Ghan Expedition
DAY 6 – THE GHAN EXPEDITION, ALICE SPRINGS
After breakfast you’ll arrive into Alice Springs, with plenty of time to explore the iconic town in the red heart of Australia. Prepare for a day of fascinating experiences and, in the evening, dine under a million stars in Alice Springs.
DAY 7 – THE GHAN EXPEDITION, COOBER PEDY
When you next disembark in rem ote Manguri, you’ll enjoya full day exploring the amazing opal mining township of Coober Pedy. (B,L,D)
DAY 8 – THE GHAN EXPEDITION, ADELAIDE
After completing the famous north-south crossing of
Australia’s interior, you will arrive into Adelaide where your
adventure comes to an end. (B)
|Cabin||Departs April - October 2023. Prices Start From|
|Gold Service Twin||$4,670 pp|
|Gold Service Single||$4,525 pp|
|Platinum Service Twin||$7,530 pp|
Pricing based on advance purachse fares, advance purchase fares are limited and subject to availability. Pricing based on April 2023 travel. Surcharges may apply for other departure dates.