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Ghan Expedition & Darwin Discovery

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2022 Fully Booked  –  Taking 2023 Enquirers NOW !!!

Experience Darwin and the Ghan Expedition in 2023 !!!!

Darwin is yours to explore when you start your journey with three nights’ accommodation in the tropical, laid-back city. Make the most of the city’s sunsets for which it is famed when you board the ‘Charles Darwin’ catamaran for a sunset buffet dinner cruise.

After a relaxed start to your journey, it’s time to amp up the excitement by boarding the iconic Ghan Expedition as it makes its way across the country from Darwin to Adelaide through the Red Centre. Enjoy this all-inclusive experience and be captivated by the Off Train Excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy before arriving into Adelaide.

Note: This Tour is NOT a hosted group holiday and is independent travel on the dates available at the time of your enquiry.

Itinerary

You’ve arrived in Darwin under your own arrangements. Depending on your arrival time, spend some time at your leisure wandering around Darwin before checking in to your accommodation. Dinner tonight is at your own arrangements.

OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront

Today, stroll around Darwin today, taking in the fascinating history at your own pace. Wander to the Stokes Hill Wharf area,Botanic Gardens or the Chinese Temple and don’t forget a visit to the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

This evening, prepare to be amazed by the breathtaking and legendary tropical sunsets from a location like no other on your Darwin Harbour Cruise. Savour the sights and feel the sea breeze as you sail and dine in comfort on a modern and spacious catamaran. Enjoy a sumptuous meal prepared onboard using local produce and fresh seafood. Relax and soak in the splendour of the skies, champagne flute in hand.

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Spend the day in Darwin at your own arrangements, or

Spend the day in the beautiful Litchfield National Park.  Don’t forget your swimmers!  Just 2 hours south of Darwin, Litchfield has gained the reputation as the jewel of the Northern Territory’s crown.  The 65,000ha National Park has untouched rainforests, hot springs, magnificent waterfalls and stunning scenery. There will be many great photo opportunities in the National Park.  You will see the towering magnetic termite mounds standing like ancient guardians of the landscape and the magnificent Florence Falls from the lookout platform.  Stopping for lunch at the Litchfield Café and have time at Wangi Falls for a refreshing dip, or perhaps a walk.

NOTE: Add $195 to tour cost if you choose this day tour. Departs 7.30am, Returns 6.00pm

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Ready yourself for an incredible, one-of-a-kind experience on The Ghan Expedition. Beginning today, this epic four day, three night, 2979km tour will take you to some of the most remote yet captivating parts of Australia in style and luxury.

After your transfer to the train station, you will board the Ghan and after enjoying lunch, we will arrive in Katherine. You will depart on your choice of off train tours that are included in your Gold Class Package – for example the Nitmiluk First Gorge Rock Art Cruise or the Cultural Tour. Your “Carriage Concierge” on the train will show you the choices and arrange your excursion once on board.

3 Nights Gold Class Ghan Expedition 

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Wake up to a new view outside your window, in a world which feels a million miles from home. An outback sunrise could be one of the most spectacular you’ll ever see, setting the tone for the day ahead. After a sumptuous breakfast you’ll arrive in Alice Springs ready for another day of exploration. Here you have the opportunity to embark on one of the included Off Train Excursions, taking in the delights of this famous outback town. A full day in Alice Springs gives you ample opportunity to visit the town landmarks, get up close and personal with Australia’s incredible flora and fauna or explore the Alice at your own leisure.

Come this evening, you’ll dine beneath a canopy of stars at an authentic Outback Bush Barbecue set in a strikingly lit Historic Telegraph Station

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After breakfast this morning you’ll wake up and rub your eyes with disbelief as we pull into the middle-of-nowhere stop at Manguri. Here, a friendly tour guide awaits ready to whisk you away for the day. Your destination – the sun-scorched opal mining capital of world, Coober Pedy. Venture into the tunnels and caves of this underground town, where you may even catch opal fever as you mine for riches, visit the otherworldly underground Serbian Orthodox church. Below the earth’s surface, you’ll enjoy a gourmet lunch in the most unique of locations before setting off to the stunning outback moonscape that is the Breakaways. Dine in style in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, meet and share stories with new friends in the Outback Explorer Lounge.

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Looking out of your window this morning you’ll notice a dramatic change in landscape as the rich ochre tones of the outback make way for the beautiful green fields and pastoral lands of South Australia. After breakfast, you’ll have time to reflect on your journey before The Ghan rolls into Adelaide just prior to lunch.

If not extending your stay in Adelaide, you can transfer to the Adelaide Airport for your return flight home.      (Flights by own arrangements)

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Inclusions

  • Experience Darwin at your leisure
  • Enjoy the relaxed vibe of Darwin along the waterfront
  • Take in the fascinating history on offer in the tropical northern city
  • Visit the museums celebrating the city’s rich past and galleries showcasing the region’s renowned Indigenous art.
  • Nature is truly Darwin’s backyard with the iconic national parks of Kakadu and Litchfield only a few hours away
  • Enjoy dinner with a breathtaking tropical sunset view on your Darwin Harbour Cruise
  • 4 Days Ghan Expedition Gold Class
  • 3 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily
  • ‘Charles Darwin’ Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Transfer from Hotel to Darwin Rail Terminal
  • 4 days/3 nights aboard The Ghan Expedition, Darwin to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages
  • Off Train Excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy
  • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

Tour Length 7 Days

Tour Cost EX Darwin $4455.00

(Gold Class Per Person Twin Share April, Sep & Oct - May to Aug Add $300pp)
Additional Details

Gold Class

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