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itinerary

DAY 1 – DEPART TO DARWIN FAMOUS MINDIL MARKETS

Arriving in Darwin this afternoon, we will make our way and check in to our accommodation for the next 3 nights. We are lucky enough to be in Darwin on a Sunday so we are going to take the chance to explore the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Market. It is a major social event for the region and this fabulous local market offers over 200 stalls with nearly 60 food stalls from more than 30 different countries. Time to purchase some dinner if you wish while enjoying the stunning sunset over the Timor Sea. Overnight Darwin Palms City Resort

DAY 2 – EXPLORE DARWIN, SUNSET DINNER CRUISE

Today we enjoy a leisurely breakfast before taking in the sights of Darwin. Many people aren’t aware of the importance of Darwin during WWII. We see the new Parliament House built on the site of the Darwin Post Office bombed during the war, the port area plus the many other fascinating sights of Australia’s northern gateway. We then take a drive through Fannie Bay, popular with sailors, windsurfers and water skiers to East Point where we visit the Military Museum. Here we discover how the Japanese raids on Darwin were kept a secret from the Australian population and have now been made public. Later this afternoon, we depart for our cruise. Watch the sun setting over Darwin Harbour while you enjoy a delicious seafood and local produce buffet dinner. Overnight Darwin Palms City Resort (B,D)

DAY 3 – KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

Today we spend the day in the beautiful Kakadu National Park. It is an early start this morning as we travel across Adelaide River and Marrakai Plains and deep into Kakadu. Stop at Nourlangie Rock, where you can view ancient Aboriginal rock art. After lunch we take a 1.5 hour cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range of birdlife for which Kakadu National Park is renowned. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre and view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu, before returning to Darwin. Overnight Darwin Palms City Resort (B,L,D)

DAY 4 – GHAN 4 DAY EXPEDITION GOLD SERVICE, KATHERINE

Ready yourself for an incredible, one-of-a-kind experience on The Ghan Expedition. Beginning today, this epic four day, three night, 2979km tour will take you to some of the most remote yet captivating parts of Australia in style and luxury. After boarding the Ghan and enjoying lunch, we will arrive in Katherine. You will depart on your choice of off train tours that are included in your Gold Service Package – for example the Nitmiluk First Gorge Rock Art Cruise or the Cultural Tour. Once you return why not enjoy a cold glass of wine or beer also included in your package. Overnight Ghan (B,L,D & all beverages)

DAY 5 – ALICE SPRINGS

Today we arrive in Alice Springs ready for another day of exploration. Here you have the opportunity to embark on one of the included off train excursions, taking in the delights of this famous outback town. A full day in Alice Springs gives you ample opportunity to visit the town landmarks. Come evening, you’ll dine beneath a canopy of stars at an authentic Bush BBQ set in a strikingly lit quarry and enjoy a sumptuous meal. Optional Uluru flights available. Overnight Ghan (B,L,D & all beverages)

DAY 6 – COOBER PEDY

After breakfast this morning you’ll wake up and rub your eyes with disbelief as we pull into the middle-of-nowhere stop at Manguri. Here, a friendly tour guide awaits ready to whisk you away for the day. Your destination – the sun-scorched opal mining capital of the world, Coober Pedy. Venture into the tunnels and caves of this underground town, where you may even catch opal fever as you mine for riches, and visit the otherworldly underground Serbian Orthodox church. Below the earth’s surface, you’ll enjoy a gourmet lunch in the most unique of locations before setting off to the stunning outback moonscape that is the Breakaways. Overnight Ghan (B,L,D)

DAY 7 – ARRIVE ADELAIDE

This morning you’ll notice a dramatic change in landscape as the rich ochre tones of the outback make way for the beautiful green fields and pastoral lands of South Australia. After breakfast you’ll have time to reflect on your journey before The Ghan rolls into Adelaide. Here we will be met by our coach and transfer to the Adelaide City Markets for a wander around before departing on a tour of the Adelaide Oval. This iconic sports ground, has undergone a major renovation and you will have the opportunity to go into the back rooms and see what the general public doesn’t. (B,AT,D)

DAY 8 – HOMEWARD BOUND

Today after breakfast we will venture to the coastal town of Glenelg, west of Adelaide. You will have time to wander around the town or walk along the pier and check out the waterfront attractions. Grab yourself a bite to eat before we make our way to the airport to meet your flight home. (B)

dates & pricing

Twin Share Sole Use Departs 2018
$5490 $5910 22 April
$5690 $6110 22 July
$5490 $5910 2 Sep
  • Tour subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • $1000pp deposit is non refundable.
  • Full payment due 70 days prior to departure
  • No monies are refundable within 45 days of departure.
  • Price is Seniors Group Discount Rate

Highlights & inclusions

  • Return flights ex Brisbane
  • All accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Dinner Cruise on Darwin Harbour
  • Guided Tour of Darwin
  • Entry to the Darwin Military Museum
  • Day tour to Kakadu National Park
  • Katherine Gorge Cruise
  • Most Off Train Excursions included
  • Alice Springs Bush BBQ under the stars
  • Coober Pedy Exploration Tour
  • Underground Lunch
  • Adelaide City Markets & Oval
  • Glenelg visit
  • Fully Hosted

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