THE GHAN EXPEDITION

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7 Days and 6 Nights

From $3,500 pp

Included

One nights 4 star accommodation in Adelaide

Two nights full board on the Ghan Adelaide to Darwin Gold Class

Full day Kakadu tour in Darwin

Three nights 4 star accommodation in Darwin

Flexibility to add on in Darwin or Adelaide

All guests aboard The Ghan Expedition, from Darwin to Adelaide, travel in the comfort of Platinum or Gold Service by night and by day travel off train. Starting with Nitmiluk (Katherine), followed by a full day experience in Alice Springs, see the Red Centre in all its glory. For a truly unforgettable experience, upgrade to an optional scenic flight over Uluru. Cap off the day with a spectacular barbecue dinner under the stars where guests can even ride a camel! The next stop is a guided tour of Coober Pedy, a famous South Australian outback town famous for opal mining and where 70 per cent of the world’s opals originate.

The Ghan Adelaide to Darwin

2 Nights 3 Days on Train

Arrive at Adelaide Airport where your transfer will take you to the Crown Plaza Adelaide or similar in a superior room for the evening:

Enjoy a culturally-rich and inspiring escape at Crowne Plaza Adelaide with stunning views from the city’s tallest building in design-led rooms. Stay in the East End- Adelaide’s sweet spot- close to Lot Fourteen and Adelaide Botanic Garden with easy access to the casino, Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Oval. Indulge in fresh experiences beginning with check-in at Sky Deck on level 10 that seamlessly lets you segue from business to leisure and back again at this urban haven in the sky.

Departing Adelaide, what lies ahead is rugged, beautiful and spectacular — through the Red Centre to the tropical north of Australia. Before long some of the oldest rock formations in the world, the Flinders Ranges, come into view. As darkness envelops the rugged outback, it’s time to indulge in a multi-course regionally-inspired dinner and fine wines.

Begin with a freshly brewed coffee or juice as you take in the stunning sunrise in outback South Australia. All aboard for brunch as you make your way through the MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs where a choice of Off Train Experiences awaits. Alice is an iconic Red Centre outpost – home to doctors who fly, rivers that run dry and a cast of colourful characters.

KATHERINE AND DARWIN Your final day dawns in the tropical north. In Katherine, cruise Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about Indigenous rock paintings and culture, or learn a few working dog tricks on your selected Off Train Experience. As evening falls, arrive in Darwin to complete your epic Australian journey. Arrive Darwin and transfer to your hotel Rydges Darwin Central or similar for three nights in a superior room.Contemporary Darwin accommodation at its luxurious best
Rydges Darwin Central is situated in the vibrant heart of the city’s shopping district and across from the picturesque gardens of the harbour esplanade. Business and leisure guests are perfectly placed amongst the city’s eateries, nightlife and major tourist attractions, and enjoy the friendly service and luxury comfort that has become synonymous with Rydges name.
Embracing modern design, each of the beautifully appointed suites at Rydges Darwin Central offer free Wi-Fi, premium amenities, plush beds, contemporary art, and all the creature comforts you’d expect from one of the city’s finest hotels. And with a wide range of configurations available, guests have no trouble finding the ideal accommodation to meet their needs.

TOUR ITINERARY
Kakadu National Park is a timeless place a landscape of exceptional
beauty and diversity. Mangrove fringed coastal areas blend into
expansive flood plains, lowland hills flanked to the east by sandstone
escarpments, all interwoven between various open woodland and forest
habitats. Teeming with wildlife in the water, on the land and in the
air, there are many species which provide a diversity and concentration
seen nowhere else. The land takes on different forms and different
colours with the passing of each season.
Travel across Adelaide River and Marrakai Plains and deep into Kakadu
National Park. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre and view the
informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people
in Kakadu; we join our local guide for a cruise on the famous Yellow
Water Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range
of birdlife for which this region is renowned. After a lunch stop at
Nourlangie Rock, your guide will lead a walk to view ancient Aboriginal
rock art, before returning to Darwin.

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