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DARWIN-SYDNEY: Ride the Ghan to Adelaide + Tour SA + Cruise to Tasmania, Melbourne and Sydney! (Feb 2021)

Explore Australia top to bottom!

Experience Australia at its dramatic best! Departing from Darwin, travel coast to coast through the fiery red centre and spend time in Adelaide with your choice of two tours before you board the Sea Princess and explore Tasmania en-route back to Sydney.

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About this holiday

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The Ghan offers more than transit between Adelaide to Darwin and vice versa. Onboard you will find sumptuous dining, elegant private cabins, attentive service, and the camaraderie of your fellow travellers.

A memorable cruise. A legendary train. An unforgettable Australian adventure. This wonderful 12 day package is designed to give you the best of both worlds – travelling in style on land and sea with time to enjoy the landmarks as you go.



Your package includes:

  • 3 days/ 2 nights aboard The Ghan in a Gold Service cabin travelling from Darwin to Adelaide
  • Complimentary transfer Adelaide railway station to select Adelaide hotels (provided by rail operator)
  • 3 nights at the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel with breakfast*
  • Adelaide Ultimate Tour Pass - Choose 2 out of the below popular Adelaide tours:-
  • - Grand Barossa with Hahndorf

    - Victor Harbour

    - Grand Adelaide with Hahndorf

    - River Murray Cruise

  • Transfers from Adelaide hotel to cruise terminal
  • 6 night cruise on Sea Princess

Your rail journey includes:

  • 3 days/ 2 nights aboard The Ghan in a Gold Service Cabin travelling from Adelaide to Darwin
  • All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages
  • A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines
  • Immersive off train experiences in Manguri, Alice Springs, and Katherine
  • Cruise the Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about Katherine’s ancient Indigenous rock paintings, or discover authentic outback life on a cattle station

Your cruise includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation aboard Sea Princess
  • Anytime Dining or Traditional Dining (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Room Service (24 hours)
  • Casual Dining Venues
  • Select beverages (Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water, Tea varieties, Non-Specialty Coffee)
  • Most onboard activities
  • Nightly entertainment

*Hotel is subject to availability at the time of booking and may change. Surcharges may be applicable for alternative hotels


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Gold twin cabin on the Ghan during the day

The Ghan - Gold Service:

Spend hours deep in conversation with a travelling partner or lose yourself in a lifetime of thoughts. And after a day of off-train activities, your cabin provides the perfect place to relax and recharge before heading for the lounge or dining carriage. You’ll enjoy private cabin accommodation together with all-inclusive dining, beverages and a range of fascinating Off Train Excursions at key stops.

  • For Gold Twin, a comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day
  • For Gold Single, a compact sleeper cabin featuring a bed that converts to a seat by day and shared shower/toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage

Sea Princess:

Step aboard Sea Princess and prepare for a vacation that will dazzle your senses. From the four-story Atrium to tantalising dining options, a Vegas-style casino and a variety of incredible entertainment choices, including Movies Under the Stars, you'll find a relaxing retreat that's as captivating as the places you'll visit on this grand vessel.

Travel dates


Depart Darwin 10 Feb - Arrive in Sydney 21 Feb 2021

Twin Share Package Prices:

  • Interior - from $3,633 per person
  • Outside - from $3,983 per person
  • Balcony - from $4,083 per person

Solo Package Prices:

  • Interior - from $4,561 per person
  • Outside - from $5,261 per person
  • Balcony - from $5,461 per person

Package prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to change at the time of booking based on availability.

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Day 1 - From Darwin, take in the remarkable Top End views before stopping in Katherine for an afternoon of unique touring. Prepare to experience one of the region’s most impressive natural wonders near Katherine. The stunning Nitmiluk Gorge lies within the massive 292,000 hectares of the Nitmiluk National Park, and you’ll have the chance to explore it from the water with guided cruise options – an experience you’ll never forget.

Day 2 - Next stop is Alice Springs, where more Off Train Excursions await. Explore Simpsons Gap, tour the town attractions, or get up close to some of the Red Centre’s native wildlife. Dinner on the train is followed by an extraordinary evening experience in the outback where you will see the Milky Way like you have never seen it before. Simply breathtaking.

Day 3 - From your cabin window this morning you’ll see a dramatic change in landscape, as the rich ochre tones of the outback make way for the green fields of South Australia. Enjoy a leisurely brunch as you pass through the majestic Flinders Ranges and prepare for your mid-morning arrival into Adelaide. Upon arrival you will be transferred your hotel.

Day 4 & 5 - Included in your package is an ultimate Adelaide touring pass. This will give you the choice of two of the below.

  • Grand Barossa with Hahndorf
  • Victor Harbour
  • Grand Adelaide with Hahndorf
  • River Murray Cruise

Day 6 - This morning you will be transferred to the Adelaide cruise terminal to board your 6 night cruise.

Day 7 - Enjoy at day at sea

Day 8 - The ship will dock in Melbourne today from 7am to 5pm.

Day 9 -This morning the ship will call in to Burnie for the day.

Day 10 - Today enjoy the afternoon in Hobart before the ship sets sail at 7pm.

Day 11 - Enjoy the day at sea

Day 12 - This morning the ship will arrive in Sydney, where you will disembark.


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Fine print


Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

Package is Land Only. Prices are correct as at 09 June 2020 & are subject to change at any time without notice. Package price is based on travel dates specified. The rail fare within the package is based on Advance Purchase rates. All product is subject to availability and may be withdrawn or varied without notice.