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Ride the Ghan across Australia with extended stays and tours! (Adelaide-Darwin)

4 nights in Alice Springs + 3 nights touring the Red Centre + 3 nights in Darwin + 1 night in Kakadu

If your dream is to see the best of the Australian outback and immerse yourself in the heart of it with hands-on experiences, this is your ultimate holiday. Call us now on 1300 414 198 as these packages are selling quickly!

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DURATION
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13 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Your holiday at a glance

It doesn’t come any better than travelling on The Ghan, exploring Uluru and Kata Tjuta, cruising Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge and touring Kakadu, all in one sensational journey through the nation’s heartland.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Witness Uluṟu at sunrise and sunset
  • Visit the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta
  • Appreciate the soaring sandstone walls of Kings Canyon
  • View informative displays at the Warradjan Cultural Centre
  • Cruise Yellow Water Billabong
  • See rock art galleries at Nourlangie
  • Go ashore in Arnhem Land
  • Darwin Harbour Sunset buffet dinner cruise

Inclusions

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  • 2 days/1 night aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Alice Springs, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experience in Marla
  • Transfer from Alice Springs Rail Terminal to hotel
  • 4 nights accommodation in Alice Springs (including breakfast daily)
  • 4 days/3 nights Kata Tjuta, Uluru and Kings Canyon including accommodation and guided touring
  • Transfer from hotel to Alice Springs Rail Terminal
  • 2 days/1 night aboard The Ghan, Alice Springs to Darwin, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursion in Katherine
  • Transfer from Darwin Rail Terminal to hotel
  • ‘Charles Darwin’ Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise
  • 3 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily
  • 2 days/1 night Kakadu and East Alligator River including accommodation and guided touring
  • 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Accommodation

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Travel on the Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin

THE GHAN:

Gold Service (Single and twin share):

You'll enjoy private cabin accommodation together with all-inclusive dining, beverages and a range of fascinating Off Train Excursions at key stops. Gold Service accommodation is available in both single and twin-share so you can choose to travel with your partner, friends or roll solo.

During the day, the compact Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins offer a comfortable three seater lounge, converting to an upper and lower sleeping berth at night. And with top notch service from our hospitality attendant, you'll enjoy fresh sheets, bath towels, pillows, doonas and complimentary toiletries. Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins have private en suite facilities with a hide-away compact toilet, wash basin and shower. 

Platinum Service (twin and double share):

Boasting deluxe extras such as Platinum Transfers, in-cabin breakfasts and access to the Platinum Lounge and Restaurant, Platinum Service promises and delivers a journey beyond expectations. The first thing you'll notice about your Platinum cabin is the abundance of space, almost twice the size of a Gold Twin Cabin. By day your cabin is configured as a private lounge with deluxe lounge seating, a table and two ottomans. By night you'll sleep easy as the lounges convert to a comfortable bedroom with either a double bed or twin beds.

CROWNE PLAZA ALICE SPRINGS LASSETERS:

With picture-perfect surroundings, Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters is a central and scenic base to explore the region. Located beneath the stunning MacDonnell Ranges, alongside the banks of the Todd River and backing onto the Alice Springs Golf Course, experiencing the sights is easy – especially if you hop onto one of the hotel’s complimentary mountain bikes. And when you return to the hotel you can recharge with a range of comforts, including a heated resort pool and spa, free WiFi, in-house entertainment, a fully-equipped health club.

VOYAGES SAILS IN THE DESERT:

Sails in the Desert contrasts Uluṟu’s raw natural beauty with a opulent outback holiday experience. The colour and wisdom of the local Anangu people is interwoven into every facet of Sails in the Desert’s modern design. There’s a gumtree-lined heated swimming pool, and a range of modern dining, bar and lounge options. Awaken your taste buds with Mayu’s signature dining experience, relax in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant, or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails and tunes in the Walpa Lobby Bar. Sails in the Desert is an opulent outback holiday experience unlike any other.

KINGS CANYON RESORT:

Nestled in the tranquillity of a rugged bush setting, Kings Canyon Resort provides an air-conditioned oasis of comfort after a day of adventure and exploration. The rooms are well designed inclusive of air-conditioning, television and refrigerator.

VIBE HOTEL DARWIN WATERFRONT:

The hotel has a range of facilities designed to enhance your stay, including an outdoor pool, gym, on-site spa and Curve Restaurant and Bar, which serves up delicious Australian produce. The rooms are stylish, the food is delicious and the location provides the best that Darwin has to offer. Situated in the iconic Darwin Waterfront, nestled on the fringe of Darwin’s CBD, you will be perfectly positioned to explore the waterfront which features alfresco dining options, bars, a spa, boutiques, green spaces for relaxing and a family friendly wave lagoon.

MERCURE KAKADU CROCODILE HOTEL:

Located in the wilderness of Kakadu National Park, the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is an idyllic resort situated in the township of Jabiru and is the perfect base to start exploring many of Kakadu's most significant natural attractions. Cool off in the large outdoor pool, the perfect oasis for relaxing in between discovery tours around Kakadu before feasting on Kakadu bush tucker & gourmet dining at the Escaprment Restaurant & Bar.

Travel dates

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Please note prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change or be withdrawn without notice.

21 Feb-06 Mar 2021

  • Gold Single cabin - from $6219
  • Gold Twin cabin - from $9409 per person twin share
  • Platinum Double/Twin cabin - from $11,899

28 Feb-13 Mar 2021:

  • Gold Single cabin - from $6219
  • Gold Twin cabin - from $9409 per person twin share (LIMITED CABINS AVAILABLE)
  • Platinum Double/Twin cabin - from $11,899 (LIMITED CABINS AVAILABLE)

07-20 Mar 2021:

  • Gold Single cabin - from $6839
  • Gold Twin cabin - from $9549 per person twin share (LIMITED CABINS AVAILABLE)
  • Platinum Double/Twin cabin - SOLD OUT

14-27 Mar 2021:

  • Gold Single cabin - from $7089
  • Gold Twin cabin - SOLD OUT
  • Platinum Double/Twin cabin - SOLD OUT

04-17 Apr 2021; 11-24 Apr 2021:

  • Gold Single cabin - from $7199
  • Gold Twin cabin - SOLD OUT
  • Platinum Double/Twin cabin - SOLD OUT

02-05 May 2021; 05-18 May 2021; 12-25 May 2021; 16-29 May 2021; 19 May-01 Jun 2021; 23 May-05 Jun 2021; 26 May-08 Jun 2021:

  • Gold Single cabin - from $7889 (LIMITED AVAILABILITY ON SOME DEPARTURES)
  • Gold Twin cabin - from $10,419 per person (only available 05-18 May 2021 & 12-25 May 2021 departures. All other departures SOLD OUT)
  • Platinum Double/Twin cabin - SOLD OUT

Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book your preferred travel date or for information on departure dates from June 2021. Get in quickly as these are selling fast!

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Board The Ghan in Adelaide

Board The Ghan in Adelaide and make the most of the creature comforts onboard as you head towards the Flinders Ranges and beyond.

  • Stay: The Ghan
  • Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 - The Ghan, Alice Springs

Wake to an unforgettable outback sunrise at Marla and enjoy the jaw-dropping natural landscapes that pass by as you travel to Alice Springs.

  • Stay: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 - Alice Springs (Leisure Day)

Today is your chance to explore Alice Springs, the beating heart of Australia's Red Centre.

  • Stay: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Optional Excursion: Alice Springs Outback Balloon Flight (from $275 per person)

To really appreciate the scope and beauty of the area surrounding the town, why not take a balloon flight and see it all from above?

Day 4 - Alice Springs to Uluru

Prepare for one of life's ultimate travel experiences when you begin your journey to Uluru. Along the way, you'll see majestic Attila (Mount Conner) ahead of a sunset experience at Kata Tjuta.

  • Stay: Voyages Sails in the Desert
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Kata Tjuta & Uluru

It's an early start to experience the full grandeur of Uluru from the sunrise viewing area before your short journey to the 36 mystical domes of Kata Tjuta. In the afternoon, you'll travel around the base of Uluru, visit Kuniya Walk and Mutitjulu Waterhole before visiting Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. End the day with an Uluru sunset complemented by an Aussie BBQ.

  • Stay: Voyages Sails in the Desert
  • Included Meals: Dinner

Day 6 - Uluru & Kings Canyon

Use the morning to relax or take part in the free activities on offer at the resort. Later in the day, travel to Kings Canyon.

  • Stay: Kings Canyon Resort

Day 7 - Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

Join a guided climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for incredible views of Watarrka National Park. Follow the rim of the canyon and, if you have time, descend into the Garden of Eden. You'll then visit Kings Creek Station enroute to Alice Springs.

  • Stay: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

Day 8 - Alice Springs (Leisure Day)

Today is yours to explore Alice Springs at your own pace and discover the hidden treasures of this historic outback town.

  • Stay: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Board The Ghan in Alice Springs

It's time to get back onboard The Ghan and get reacquainted with your cabin. As the train heads north, enjoy watching the beautiful scenery pass by your window as you relax with fellow travellers in the Outback Explorer Lounge.

  • Stay: The Ghan
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 - The Ghan, Katherine & Darwin

The landscapes continue to transform as you head towards Katherine, where you'll embark on an off-train excursion exploring natural wonders that you'll never forget. A few hours later, you'll arrive in Darwin for a transfer to your accommodation.

  • Stay: Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront (2 nights)
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 - Darwin (Leisure Day)

Explore Darwin at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy a 2.5 hour dinner cruise on the Charles Darwin's catamaran in air-conditioned comfort. View the famous Darwin sunset whilst enjoying a delicious Territory-style dinner with Australian seafood and local produce.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 - Darwin to Kakadu National Park

Travel along the Arnhem Highway to the heart of Kakadu National Park, one of the world's most incredible natural environments. Visit Warradjan Cultural Centre, cruise Yellow Water Billabong and stop at Nourlangie, where you will be guided to ancient rock art galleries.

  • Stay: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13 - Kakadu National Park to Darwin

Explore the World Heritage area of Ubirr, where you will climb through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries to the lookout for the view over the surrounding wetlands. Then, join the Guluyambi Cruise and with special permission of the traditional owners, enjoy the privilege of going ashore in Arnhem Land. To cap off the day, stop at Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin.

  • Stay: Vibe Hotel Darin Waterfront
  • Included Meals: Lunch

Day 14 - Farewell from Darwin

This morning it's time to check out of your hotel, completing your life-changing adventure through central Australia.

  • included Meals: Breakfast

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