DAY 1. SUN – BOARD THE GHAN IN ADELAIDE
Step aboard The Ghan in Adelaide for your unforgettable adventure to the Top End. As the train leaves the city heading for the Flinders Ranges and beyond, it’s your chance to settle in to your cabin and watch the changes in landscape from your very own window. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights The Ghan (L,D)
DAY 2. MON – THE GHAN, ALICE SPRINGS
After your first night enjoying the fine dining and relaxed luxury of this iconic train, you’ll wake to an amazing outback sunrise at Marla – a remote outpost 160 kilometres from the Northern Territory border that marks the start of the Oodnadatta Track. Enjoy more incredible outback scenery before arriving into Alice Springs early in the afternoon to enjoy an Off Train Excursion that reveals more of this historic outback town. (B,L,D)
DAY 3. TUE – THE GHAN, KATHERINE AND DARWIN
As you head further north into the tropics, prepare to experience one of the Top End’s most impressive natural wonders near Katherine. The stunning Nitmiluk Gorge lies within the massive 292,000 hectares of the Nitmiluk National Park. You’ll have the chance to explore it from the water with guided cruise options – an Off Train Excursion you’ll never forget. Alternatively, get a glimpse into outback life by visiting a working cattle station with Katherine Outback Experience. A few hours later, you’ll arrive in Darwin for a transfer to your accommodation. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Rydges Darwin Central (B,L)
DAY 4. WED – DARWIN, DARWIN SUNSET CRUISE
Take in the top sights of this tropical city on a morning tour, including the Stokes Hill Wharf area, Botanic Gardens and the Chinese Temple, the Mooring Basin, and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory plus Darwin Aviation Museum. This afternoon enjoy a stroll around Darwin, taking in the fascinating history at your own pace. This evening soak up a Darwin sunset while you enjoy a Territory style buffet dinner featuring local seafood and produce, all while sailing in the comfort of a modern and spacious catamaran. (B,D)
DAY 5. THU – DARWIN TO KAKADU NATIONAL PARK
It’s time to visit one of the world’s most incredible natural environments. As you travel along the Arnhem Highway south-east of Darwin the anticipation builds. Soon you’ll be in the heart of the world-famous Kakadu National Park enjoying a full day of immersive experiences. You’ll cruise the Yellow Water Billabong, search for saltwater crocodiles, see a variety of informative displays depicting the rich Aboriginal history of the area at the Warradjan Cultural Centre, and be guided to ancient rock art galleries at Nourlangie. OVERNIGHT: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (B,L)
DAY 6. FRI – KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TO DARWIN
At the World Heritage area Ubirr, your guide will reveal extraordinary art sites of spiritual significance to local Indigenous people dating back more than 20,000 years. On your way to join the Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River, you’ll visit a stunning lookout to take in the majestic vistas of the renowned Kakadu wetlands. Later, with special permission of the traditional owners, enjoy the privilege of going ashore in Arnhem Land. To cap off an enriching day, you’ll visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin. OVERNIGHT: Rydges Darwin Central (L)
DAY 7. SAT – FAREWELL
Your Top End experience comes to an end this morning as you farewell Darwin and check out of your accommodation after breakfast. (B)
*Some variations in itinerary may apply depending on date booked (hotels, Darwin Sunset Cruise).
Darwin to Adelaide (7D/6N)
Darwin to Adelaide (Expedition) (8D/7N)
Alice Springs to Darwin (6D/5N)
Darwin to Alice Springs (6D/5N)
dates & pricing
|Price Per Person
July 2020 – Nov 2021
|Gold Service Advance Purchase
|Gold Service Everyday
|Platinum Service Everyday
- Prices based on twin share.
- Single supplements apply for single travellers.
- Advance Purchase fares are subject to availability
- Price may vary depending on date booked.