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Thunder through the ever-changing landscapes on board the magnificent Ghan and explore the magic of the Northern Territory during a series of immersive tours.

Your adventure begins in the sophisticated city of Adelaide, where you'll enjoy an overnight hotel stay. From here, you’ll board the majestic Ghan for your journey through the bewitching landscapes of the inhospitable Australian Outback. Wind through the MacDonnell Ranges’ rusty red hues and the charms of the South Australian plains, as you tuck into gourmet meals prepared by professional chefs. You’ll also enjoy included Off Train Experiences letting you fully discover destinations such as Katherine, Alice Springs and Marla.

Your epic rail journey ends in balmy Darwin where you’ll enjoy an exciting four-night hotel stay. Rich in Indigenous culture and unique natural landscapes, you’ll embrace the opportunity to explore the compact city both at your own leisure and through a series of tours.

Enjoy an evening out on the pristine waters during a Charles Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise around the harbour and tuck into a sumptuous Northern Territory-style buffet dinner.

Experience the wonder of the Tiwi Islands. During a cultural exploration of Wurrimiyanga, accompanied by a local Tiwi guide, you’ll learn more about this captivating Island and its friendly inhabitants. Savour morning tea with the Tiwi ladies, be welcomed with a glorious dance during a smoking ceremony, admire some of the local’s beautiful art skills and discover the history in the Tiwi Museum.

Escape into the rich wilderness of Litchfield National Park, a destination of stunning natural beauty, for your final tour. Marvel at the breathtaking landscape, from the towering mounds – created by armies of termites, to the tumbling cascades of Florence, Tolmer and Wangi Falls. Cool off with a refreshing swim in the plunge pool, and spend some time with the charming inhabitants: barramundi and turtles.

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The Ghan Experience

This is a journey like no other, taking three days and two magnificent nights under the wide desert canopy of stars, traversing from the tip of the north to the depths of the south, or in reverse. You will be travelling on board one of the world’s finest rail journeys, being wined and dined on the finest produce while watching the incredible landscapes slip past you at a top speed of 115 kilometres per hour.

Australia is renowned for its laidback attitude, so whilst you’ll want for nothing in terms of service, you can expect it to be delivered in a way that is unobtrusive, and of course always with a smile. While some guests still dress for dinner, there’s no expectation to come with black tie – though you may want to evoke the Golden Age of travel with some smarter attire if you’re dining in the Platinum Club.

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Carriages

On an average journey, The Ghan comprises some 36 carriages, including guest carriages for cabins, crew quarters.

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Service

You can opt for the level of service that suits you. Most guests on board The Ghan opt for Gold Service, including a comfortable and beautifully appointed cabin, and all-inclusive dining.

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Food

Your meals are inspired by your journey and feature local, seasonal produce: perhaps a two-course lunch featuring saltwater barramundi, or a three-course dinner with grilled kangaroo fillet as the star ingredient. 

Your Seven Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

18 November 2023

Discover the beauty of Adelaide, one of the world’s most liveable cities, during a hotel stay

Sophisticated and multicultural, Adelaide is infused by a curious blend of influences that flavours its restaurants, arts scene, live music calendar and fashionable bars. Visit the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum for insights into Australia’s natural and artistic heritage, explore more of Australia’s natural beauty with a trip to Mount Lofty to look down on the sprawled city with trees cuddling its sides or enjoy a walk along Port Adelaide where you could dip in to one of the harbourside eateries.

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Day 2

19 November 2023

Embark the legendary Ghan for your unforgettable rail journey north to Darwin

Following your Adelaide stay, you’ll board the legendary Ghan for your two-night journey through the Australian Outback. Friendly staff will lead you to your comfortable private cabin where you'll be able to settle in and admire the view outside your window begins its smooth and spectacular transformation. Before long some of the oldest rock formations in the world, the Flinders Ranges, come into view. As darkness falls, head to the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, full of culinary wonders prepared by talented onboard chefs, for a sumptuous regionally-inspired dinner and all-inclusive fine wines and beverages.

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Day 3

20 November 2023

Enjoy an off-train experience in the outback town of Alice Springs

Wake up to a new view outside your window, in a world which feels miles from home. Sip on a freshly brewed coffee or delicious juice as the day dawns over Marla, an outback outpost in the remote reaches of South Australia. It’s here, deep inland, that you’ll enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience, as you watch the desert bloom into life at sunrise. Relish a hearty brunch as you make your way through the MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs for a day of exploration. With the opportunity to indulge in one of the included Off Train Experiences, your time in the ‘capital of the outback’ offers numerous opportunities to explore its historic legacy and unique environment.

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Day 4

21 November 2023

Immerse yourself in the pristine wilderness of Katherine before disembarking in Darwin for your hotel stay

Your day dawns in the tropical north. The pristine wilderness of Katherine – one of the Top End’s most impressive natural wonders – awaits. Embrace the opportunity to explore its magnificence from the water on an Off Train Experience. Cruise through the awe-inspiring Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about its ancient Indigenous rock paintings and gain insight into the culture of the traditional owners of this land, the Jawoyn people. As evening falls, you’ll arrive Darwin and disembark for a hotel stay.

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Day 5

22 November 2023

Delve into the delights of Darwin during a morning tour and evening sunset cruise

Embrace the opportunity to delve deeper into the delights of Darwin during a day at leisure. From sprawling national parks to bustling food markets, Darwin offers a wealth of attractions to explore.  Come evening, you’ll make your way to Stokes Hill Wharf, where you’ll embark on a Charles Darwin sunset cruise around the beautiful harbour. Whilst on board, you’ll indulge in a delicious Territory style buffet as you gaze out upon the spectacular views of the famous Darwin sunset, spreading bewitching multicoloured hues across the glittering waters. Whether you want to savour the views from the lower deck in air-conditioned comfort, or relax on the Captain’s Deck, this incredible experience is one you’ll remember for a lifetime.

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Day 6

23 November 2023

Enjoy an unforgettable experience exploring the Tiwi Islands, known as ‘the islands of smiles’

Today you’ll experience the wonder of the Tiwi Islands on an exciting cultural tour. Relax onboard a high-speed deluxe catamaran as you’re taken on a 2.5-hour cruise to the Island town of Wurrimiyanga on Bathurst Island. Discover the rich aboriginal culture and participate in a traditional smoking ceremony and totem dance that welcomes you onto the land. At Tiwi Islands art centres, you’ll have the pleasure of sharing a cup of billy tea and damper with the ladies and other artists. Here you will be able to truly appreciate the artists' skills and have the opportunity to purchase art at Island prices. After lunch, you’ll be taken through the unique old Catholic Church with stunning architecture in the Early Mission Precinct, and then onto the Tiwi Museum to learn more about traditional art and depictions of the Tiwi ‘Dreamtime’ stories.

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Day 7

24 November 2023

Be spellbound by the dramatic landscapes of Litchfield National Park, home to lush waterholes with misty waterfalls

Litchfield National Park contains several types of typical Top End habitats including lush monsoon forests, unusual rock formations, waterfalls and cascades. Walk up to the giant termite mounds, travel on Tolmer Falls for magnificent views of the water cascading down to the deep waterhole at the base of the falls, view the breathtaking scenery and feed the barramundi and turtles at the Howard Springs Nature Park. To finish the day, head to Wangi Falls where you could enjoy a refreshing swim in the large plunge pool, the most accessible of all in the region.

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Day 8

25 November 2023

Leave the delights of Darwin behind as today you’ll return home

Your Top End explorer holiday complete, today you’ll fly home, filled with a wealth of fantastic memories.

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Touring Experiences

Litchfield National Park

Escape into the rich wilderness of Litchfield National Park, a destination of stunning natural beauty, emerald lagoons and lush forest. And explore a landscape of ancient rock formations, monsoon forests, and cascading waterfalls. Marvel at the massive otherworldly termite pillars, cool off with a refreshing dip in one of the natural swimming holes, and admire tranquil plunge pools at the base of shimmering falls. Visit several popular spots including the mesmerising cascades of Florence Falls, Tolmer Falls, and Wangi Falls, and embark on a memorable guided tour learning all about the flora, fauna and history of the region from your knowledgeable guide.

Charles Darwin Sunset River Cruise

Discover Darwin from the water and soak up its unparalleled sunsets during a romantic cruise on board the ‘Charles Darwin’. Sail in full air-conditioned comfort as you witness the enchanting views of the rugged coastline and the famous Darwin sunset, spreading bewitching multicoloured hues across the glittering waters, from the Sun Deck. This two-and-a-half-hour adventure includes a great commentary on the harbour and Darwin’s great history as well as sumptuous refreshments and a Northern Territory-style dinner of Australian seafood and local produce.

Tiwi Islands

The Tiwi Islands are a very special place located where the Arafura Sea joins the Timor Sea. For centuries, Indigenous Australians have occupied the Tiwi Islands. Discover the Wurrumiyanga culture in depth, with its outstanding paintings on canvas, and share a cup of billy tea and damper with the ladies and other artists. Embark on a tour of the island’s most-loved sights including the old Catholic Church and the Tiwi Museum, and don’t miss the opportunity to attend a dance performance relating to the story of the Tiwi people.

Your Holiday Summary

All-Inclusive Rail Journey

  • 2 night all-inclusive rail journey on board The Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin with all meals, fine wines and beverages
  • Off Train Experiences in Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine including Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise

Hotel Stays

  • 1 night four-star hotel stay in Adelaide with breakfast
  • 4 night four-star hotel stay in Darwin with breakfast

Tours

  • Litchfield National Park and Waterfalls
  • Charles Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Tiwi Islands Cultural Tour

All flights & taxes

Prices

7 Nights |  Departing 5th March 2022

Departing

6 May 2023

Gold Twin

$5,699pp

Gold Single

$6,399pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

3 June 2023

Gold Twin

$5,699pp

Gold Single

$6,699pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

22 July 2023

Gold Twin

$5,899pp

Gold Single

$6,499pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

19 August 2023

Gold Twin

$5,699pp

Gold Single

$6,199pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

16 September 2023

Gold Twin

$5,699pp

Gold Single

$6,199pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

7 October 2023

Gold Twin

$4,999pp

Gold Single

$5,899pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

18 November 2023

Gold Twin

$4,699pp

Gold Single

$5,499pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

6 May 2023

Gold Twin

$5,699pp

Gold Single

$6,399pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

3 June 2023

Gold Twin

$5,699pp

Gold Single

$6,699pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

22 July 2023

Gold Twin

$5,899pp

Gold Single

$6,199pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

19 August 2023

Gold Twin

$5,699pp

Gold Single

$6,199pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

16 September 2023

Gold Twin

$5,699pp

Gold Single

$6,199pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

7 October 2023

Gold Twin

$4,999pp

Gold Single

$5,899pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

18 November 2023

Gold Twin

$4,699pp

Gold Single

$5,499pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

6 May 2023

Gold Twin

$5,599pp

Gold Single

$6,299pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

3 June 2023

Gold Twin

$5,699pp

Gold Single

$6,699pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

22 July 2023

Gold Twin

$5,899pp

Gold Single

$6,499pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

19 August 2023

Gold Twin

$6,599pp

Gold Single

$6,199pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

16 September 2023

Gold Twin

$5,699pp

Gold Single

$6,199pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

7 October 2023

Gold Twin

$4,999pp

Gold Single

$5,899pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

18 November 2023

Gold Twin

$4,699pp

Gold Single

$5,499pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

6 May 2023

Gold Twin

$5,599pp

Gold Single

$6,299pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

3 June 2023

Gold Twin

$5,699pp

Gold Single

$6,699pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

22 July 2023

Gold Twin

$5,899pp

Gold Single

$6,499pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin

Departing

19 August 2023

Gold Twin

$5,699pp

Gold Single

$6,199pp

Duration: 7 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide, Darwin