The Ghan & Top End Kakadu Safari

Includes a 2 day Kakadu and East Alligator River tour

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Experience the ever-changing landscapes of the Outback on board the legendary Ghan and enjoy the splendour of Kakadu during a series of tours. 

Your adventure begins in the balmy, Northern Territory capital of Darwin where you’ll enjoy a hotel stay. Relish the opportunity to explore some of the city’s incredible attractions during a sightseeing tour. Come evening, as the sun begins to set, you’ll transfer to the Stokes Hill Wharf, for your Charles Darwin sunset cruise around the harbour. As you sail through the serene waters, drink in the mesmerising array of colours dancing across the waves and tuck into a sumptuous Northern Territory-style buffet dinner.

From here, you’ll continue your tour with a transfer to Kakadu National Park, an impressive biodiverse nature reserve in Australia’s Northern Territory. Covering nearly 20,000 square kilometres, this sprawling reserve is a World Heritage listing famous for both its cultural and natural values. With its rugged terrain of lush wetlands, enchanting rivers and mystical sandstone escarpments, the park is home to around 2,000 plant species and wildlife including saltwater crocodiles and turtles. It’s also where you’ll find striking Aboriginal rock art that dates back to prehistoric times.

Spend two days here to explore this captivating place during a series of immersive tours. Glide through the waters of the Yellow Water Billabong for one of the best wildlife viewing experiences in Australia. Soak up the atmosphere from Arnhem Land and admire the magnificent Aboriginal rock art from the historical site of Nourlangie and Ubirr. 

Returning to Darwin, you’ll enjoy a further hotel stay before boarding the majestic Ghan for your journey south through the bewitching landscapes of the inhospitable Australian Outback. Often described as a ‘national treasure’, The Ghan offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience, following the tracks of pioneering explorers through the red heart of Australia, passing through parts of the great continent that most others cannot reach. 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, using locally sourced ingredients. You’ll also enjoy included off-train excursions letting you fully discover destinations such as Katherine, Alice Springs and Marla, uncovering ancient cultural stories and admiring stunning landscapes.

Arriving in the sophisticated city of Adelaide, you’ll disembark for an overnight hotel stay. Lose yourself amongst the masterpieces in the renowned museum, Art Gallery of South Australia or escape the city and soak in the natural landscapes of rolling hills and beautiful coastline.

Package Includes

All flights & taxes

All-Inclusive Rail Journey

  • 2 night all-inclusive rail journey on board The Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide with all meals, fine wines and beverages
  • Off-train excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Manguri including:
    • Cruise of the Nitmiluk Gorge, explore Simpsons Gap, and experience the outback where you'll see the Milky Way like you've never seen it before

Hotel Stays

  • 3 night four-star hotel stay in Darwin with breakfast
  • 1 night four-star hotel stay in Kakadu with lunch
  • 1 night four-star hotel stay in Adelaide with breakfast

Fully Escorted Tours

  • Half day Darwin city sights tour
  • Charles Darwin harbour dinner cruise
  • 2 day Kakadu and East Alligator River tour including:
    • Cruising the Yellow Water Billabong in search of saltwater crocodiles
    • Discover the beauty of Nourlangie and Ubirr
    • Go ashore in Arnhem Land and visit the Marrawuddi Art Gallery

Extend Your Stay: 3 day Adelaide, Barossa & Kangaroo Island extension from $799pp:

  • 2 night four-star hotel stay in Adelaide with breakfast
  • Full day Barossa winery tour including lunch and tastings
  • Full day Kangaroo Island tour including lunch 

At a glance

7 nights
Departing Oct 21 - Nov 21
All flights and taxes

Prices from

Gold Twin
$4,999 pp
Price based on 20 Nov 2021 departure
Gold Single
$5,699 pp
Price based on 13 Nov 2021 departure

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Call to book:

(09) 941 2549

Holiday code:

AUS2549

Opening hours:

Mon to Fri: 11am - 8pm | Sat & Sun: 11am - 6pm

The Ghan

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.

Your Itinerary

Yachts and boats at Cullen Bay Marina, Darwin from the pier
DAY 1 | 30 Oct 2021
Darwin - Hotel Stay

From sprawling national parks to bustling food markets Darwin, offers a wealth of attractions to explore. Admire the striking pieces of Southeast Asian and Pacific art on display at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory or pay a visit to Cullen Bay Marina, a man-made development offering stunning views of yachts dancing on the water and find refreshment in one of the popular bars. You could also escape the compact city and delve into the wilderness of Litchfield National Park, where you’ll discover a collection of enchanting falls and natural waterholes.

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DAY 2 | 31 Oct 2021
Darwin - Hotel Stay & Tour

Embrace the opportunity to delve deeper into the delights of Darwin during a morning tour that takes in sights including the Stokes Hill Wharf area, Botanic Gardens, and the Mooring Basin. 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.

Large saltwater crocodile, Yellow water billabong, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
DAY 3 | 1 Nov 2021
Kakadu - Hotel Stay & Tour

Fully rested, this morning you’ll begin your journey to one of the world’s most incredible natural environments. Travel along the Arnhem Highway to the heart of the world-famous Kakadu National Park for a full-day tour of immersive experiences. Embrace the dramatic scenery of the Yellow Water Billabong during a tranquil boat cruise for one of the best wildlife viewing experiences in Australia. Glide through the calm waters as you seek out saltwater crocodiles and majestic birdlife. You’ll also discover the rich Aboriginal history of the area; as well as be guided to the ancient rock art galleries at Nourlangie.

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DAY 4 | 2 Nov 2021
Kakadu - Tour & Darwin Hotel Stay

Spend another day in the culturally rich area of Kakadu. At the World Heritage area of Ubirr, you’ll discover extraordinary art sites of spiritual significance to local Indigenous people dating back more than 20,000 years, with your expert guide. You’ll then visit a stunning lookout to drink in the views of the renowned Kakadu wetlands before joining the Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River. Later, with special permission, you’ll enjoy the privilege of going ashore in Arnhem Land and explore the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin.

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DAY 5 | 3 Nov 2021
Darwin - Embark The Ghan

Following your Darwin stay, 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. Enjoy lunch in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, full of culinary wonders prepared by talents on board chefs. Before you know it, discover the ancient sandstone cliffs of Katherine Gorge where you can soak up the beauty and inspiring silence of the outback.

Simpson Gap, 22 km west of Alice Spings, Northern Territory, Australia
DAY 6 | 4 Nov 2021
The Ghan

Wake up to a new view outside your window, in a world which feels miles from home. Watch as the sun rises over the endless outback, as one of the most spectacular views you may ever see! Following breakfast, arrive in Alice Springs ready for a day of exploration. With the opportunity to indulge in one of the included off train excursions, you'll have ample time to discover everything on offer. Come evening, you’ll tuck into a delectable dinner at the historic Telegraph Station and soak in the captivating views of the star-scattered black velvet sky.

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DAY 7 | 5 Nov 2021
Adelaide - Disembark The Ghan & 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 8 | 6 Nov 2021
Adelaide - Fly Home

Today you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight back home, your Top End Safari and Ghan adventure complete.

Fully Escorted Tours

Did You Know

Witness the splendour of Kakadu and Darwin during a series of immersive tours that will take you into the heart of a World Heritage Wonderland. From a serene cruise to seeking out prehistoric rock art, discover the natural and cultural highlights of this enchanting land.

Did You Know

Witness the splendour of Kakadu and Darwin during a series of immersive tours that will take you into the heart of a World Heritage Wonderland. From a serene cruise to seeking out prehistoric rock art, discover the natural and cultural highlights of this enchanting land.

Kakadu National Park

Enjoy a cruise of the Yellow Water Billabong and discover Aboriginal rock art.

Charles Darwin Harbour

Witness fantastic colours on the water during a sunset harbour cruise.

Darwin City

Embark on a morning sightseeing tour of this compact city

Extend your stay from $799pp!

Extend Your Stay!

Spend a further two nights in Adelaide and experience the delights of the rustic Barossa Valley and Kangaroo Island – from just $799!

Extend Your Stay!

Spend a further two nights in Adelaide and experience the delights of the rustic Barossa Valley and Kangaroo Island – from just $799!

Barossa Valley

Appreciate the flavours of wine during a series of tastings.

Kangaroo Island

Discover the mouth-watering flavours and majestic wildlife of the island.

Adelaide Stay

Spend an additional two nights in this incredible city.

Welcome aboard the The Ghan

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. (The Ghan Expedition is seasonal from DRW-ADL and includes 4 days / 3 nights)

Know the Facts

Often described as a ‘national treasure’, The Ghan makes an unforgettable voyage of discovery across the outback. In 2019, the legendary locomotive celebrated 90 years of service, dating back to the 1930s adventurers, when the first Afghan cameleers came to the land Down Under. Then, the Afghan Express as it was known provided a route from A to B; today The Ghan – the legend – offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience, following the tracks of pioneering explorers through the red heart of Australia.

Know the Facts

Often described as a ‘national treasure’, The Ghan makes an unforgettable voyage of discovery across the outback. In 2019, the legendary locomotive celebrated 90 years of service, dating back to the 1930s adventurers, when the first Afghan cameleers came to the land Down Under. Then, the Afghan Express as it was known provided a route from A to B; today The Ghan – the legend – offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience, following the tracks of pioneering explorers through the red heart of Australia.

Prices & Departures

  All flights included
regional flights available at a supplement
Departing
Departing 30 October 2021
Departing 6 November 2021
Departing 13 November 2021
Departing 20 November 2021
Gold Twin
Gold Twin $5,299
Gold Twin $5,099
Gold Twin $4,999
Gold Twin $4,999
Gold Single
Gold Single Sold Out
Gold Single $5,799
Gold Single $5,699
Gold Single $5,799
Departing
Departing 30 October 2021
Departing 6 November 2021
Departing 13 November 2021
Departing 20 November 2021
Gold Twin
Gold Twin $5,499
Gold Twin $5,299
Gold Twin $5,199
Gold Twin $5,199
Gold Single
Gold Single Sold Out
Gold Single $5,999
Gold Single $5,899
Gold Single $5,999
Departing
Departing 30 October 2021
Departing 6 November 2021
Departing 13 November 2021
Departing 20 November 2021
Gold Twin
Gold Twin $5,699
Gold Twin $5,499
Gold Twin $5,399
Gold Twin $5,399
Gold Single
Gold Single Sold Out
Gold Single $6,199
Gold Single $6,099
Gold Single $6,199

CALL TO BOOK: (09) 941 2549

HOLIDAY CODE: AUS2549