The Grand Ghan Extended Expedition & Top End Adventure

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Description

Darwin gazes out confidently across the Timor Sea and invites the inquisitive to enjoy the tropical relaxed life style.

Litchfield National Park Is a must see if you’re in the Top End. It’s home to several stunning waterfalls, iconic magnetic termite mounds and clusters of weathered sandstone pillars at the Lost City.

The Ghan 4 Day Expedition
Ready yourself for an incredible, one-of-a-kind experience on this epic four day, three night, 2979km tour that will take you to some of the most remote yet captivating parts of Australia in Gold Class style and luxury.

Tour Starts in Darwin and Completes in Adelaide

Itinerary

DAY 1  – Arrive Darwin, Famous Mindil Markets

Arriving in Darwin this afternoon at your own arrangements, please make your way and check into the Palms City Resort Hotel.  At 5pm,  meet your tour host and other fellow adventurers as we are transferred to famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. It is a major social event for the region and this fabulous local market offers over 200 stalls with nearly 60 food stalls from more than 30 different countries. Time to purchase some dinner if you wish while enjoying the stunning sunset over the Timor Sea.

Overnight Palms City Resort, Darwin

DAY 2– Explore Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise
Tour the sights of Darwin City today before we take a drive through to Fannie Bay, then to East Point where we visit the Military Museum. Later this afternoon, we depart for our Cruise. Watch the sun setting over Darwin Habour while you enjoy a delicious buffet dinner.

(B, D) Overnight Darwin Palms City Resort

DAY 3–  Litchfield National Park

Today we are going to spend the day in the beautiful Litchfield National Park.  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.  We stop to see the towering magnetic termite mounds standing like ancient guardians of the landscape and the magnificent Florence Falls from the lookout platform.  We stop for lunch at the Litchfield Café and have time at Wangi Falls for a refreshing dip, or perhaps a walk. We return to our hotel with time to relax before dinner.  

(B, L, D) Palms City, Darwin

DAY 4– Ghan 4 Day Expedition Gold Class, Katherine
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 boarding the Ghan and enjoying lunch, we will arrive in Katherine. You will depart on your choice of off train tours – for example the Nitmiluk First Gorge Rock Art Cruise or the Cultural Tour. Once you return why not enjoy a cold glass of wine or beer also included in your package.

(B,L,D & all beverages) Overnight Ghan

DAY 5 – Alice Springs
Today we 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. Come this evening, you’ll dine beneath a canopy of stars at an authentic Bush BBQ set in a strikingly lit quarry.
Optional Uluru Flights and day tour with lunch at The Rock available $1390pp

(B,L,D & all beverages) Overnight Ghan

DAY 6 – Coober Pedy
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 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.

(B,L,D) Overnight Ghan

DAY 7 – Arrive Adelaide, Adelaide Oval Tour
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. Here we will be meet by our coach and transfer to the Adelaide City Markets for a wander around before departing on a tour of the Adelaide Oval. This now Iconic sports ground, has gone under a major renovation as you will have the opportunity to go into the back rooms and see what the general public doesn’t !!!!!

Overnight Adelaide Rockford

DAY 8 – Homeward Bound
After a hearty breakfast and check out procedures, it is time to say goodbye to your new found friends and continue your travel plans under your own arrangements.

Extra nights in Adelaide can be arranged upon request

Inclusions

Fully Hosted by our Friendly Staff

  • Welcome Sunset Dinner Cruise on Darwin Harbour
  • Mindil Markets & Darwin Military Museum
  • Guided Tours of Darwin & Parliament House
  • Day Tour to Litchfeild National Park
  • Katherine Gorge Cruise
  • Alice Springs Bush BBQ under the Stars
  • Coober Pedy Exploration Tour & Underground Lunch
  • Adelaide City Markets & Adelaide Oval Tour
  • 4 Day Grand Ghan Extended Expedition Rail Journey Gold Class
  • Most Off Train Excursions included

Tour Length 8 Days

Tour Cost $4950.00

Additional Details

Double/Twin, Single ADD $420 *Seniors Group Discount Rail Rate

Tour Dates
01/09/2019

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