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DAY 1. ARRIVE DARWIN

You’ve arrived in Darwin – it’s yours to explore. Spend the day at your leisure before checking in to your accommodation. OVERNIGHT: 4 nights Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

DAY 2. LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK

Litchfield National Park contains several types of typical Top End habitats including lush monsoon forests, termite mounds, unusual rock formations, waterfalls and cascades. First stop of the day is Florence Falls, where you have the opportunity for a scenic and interpretive bush and monsoon vine forest walk. There is also a chance for a swim by making your way down the stairs to the plunge pool below. Travel on to Tolmer Falls for a magnificent view of the water cascading down to the deep waterhole. To finish the day, you will visit Wangi Falls, with its large crystal clear pool, another relaxing spot for a swim. A great day for taking many fascinating photos, including the amazing stand of termite mounds. (B,L)

DAY 3. LEISURE DAY

Today is yours to explore Darwin at your own pace. Take in a spot of souvenir shopping or simply relax at your accommodation. (B)

WE RECOMMEND – Charles Darwin Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise from $107 per person.
The Dinner Cruise aboard the Charles Darwin is a great way to get a bird’s eye view of the famous Darwin sunset whilst enjoying a delicious Territory style buffet with Australian seafood and local produce, all in air-conditioned comfort. On the two and a half hour cruise, take in the impressive scenery on the Charles Darwin’s Captain’s Deck.

DAY 4. JUMPING CROCODILES

This morning is free for you to explore Darwin at your leisure. Perhaps make your way down to the waterfront and enjoy the tropical Darwin weather. Much of Darwin’s action happens along its revitalised waterfront, which is lined with restaurants, shops, sandy lagoons and parklands. This afternoon, your jumping croc adventure begins. Just 60 kilometres from Darwin lies the Adelaide River, home to more than 1,600 crocodiles and the location of the famous Jumping Crocodiles. Travel down the Stuart Highway to the Adelaide River. Cruise the river and thrill as these awesome creatures launch themselves out of the water. The cruise will enable you to see these prehistoric creatures at close range. Afterwards, continue to the Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre for views over the Marrakai Plains, and then it’s onto Fogg Dam Nature Reserve to see a wetland ecosystem up close. (B)

DAY 5. BOARD THE GHAN EXPEDITION IN DARWIN

This morning it’s time to board The Ghan. Settle in as you relax in your cabin or mingle with fellow travellers in the Outback Explorer Lounge. Enjoy lunch on board before you arrive in Katherine for your Off Train Excursion. In a region renowned for jaw-dropping natural assets, Katherine boasts one of the Top End’s best – the incredible Nitmiluk Gorge. OVERNIGHT: 3 nights The Ghan (B,L,D)

DAY 6. THE GHAN EXPEDITION, ALICE SPRINGS

After breakfast you’ll arrive into Alice Springs, with plenty of time to explore the iconic town in the red heart of Australia. Prepare for a day of fascinating excursions and, in the evening, dine under a million stars. (B,L,D)

DAY 7. THE GHAN EXPEDITION, COOBER PEDY

When you next disembark in remote Manguri, you’ll enjoy a full day exploring the amazing opal mining township of Coober Pedy. (B,L,D)

DAY 8. THE GHAN EXPEDITION, ADELAIDE

After completing the famous north-south crossing of Australia’s interior, you will arrive into Adelaide where your adventure comes to an end. (B)

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

ALTERNATIVE JOURNEYS
Alice Springs to Darwin (6 Days, 5 Nights)
Darwin to Alice Springs (6 Days, 5 Nights)
Adelaide to Darwin (7 Days, 6 Nights)
Darwin to Adelaide (7 Days, 6 Nights)

dates & pricing

Price Per Person
01 April 2020 – 31 March 2021
Shoulder Season High Season
Gold Service Advance Purchase $3699 $4239
Gold Service Everyday $4499 $5049
Platinum Service Everyday $6599 $7249
  • Prices based on twin share.
  • Single supplements apply for single travellers.
  • Advance Purchase fares are subject to availability
  • Prices subject to change

Highlights & inclusions

  • 4 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily
  • 1 day Litchfield National Park Waterfalls including lunch and touring
  • Half day Jumping Crocs and Nature Adventure including Cruise and touring
  • Transfer from hotel to Darwin Rail Terminal
  • 4 days/3 nights aboard The Ghan Expedition, Darwin to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy
  • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Take in the splendour of thundering falls, rainforest pockets and sacred historic sites of Litchfield National Park
  • Discover the incredible architecture of the termite mounds
  • View the spectacular double waterfalls of Florence Falls
  • Marvel at the water cascading down into the deep waterhole at the base of Tolmer Falls
  • Swim in the rock pools of Wangi Falls
  • Get up close to the prehistoric crocs
  • Be impressed by the amazing array of native birdlife
  • Visit the Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre
  • Enjoy superb views across the Marrakai Plains and the Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

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