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Adelaide Adventure & Northern Territory Discovery

All-Inclusive Rail Journey from Adelaide to Darwin

Prices from $4,799pp

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Thunder through ever-changing landscapes encased in the elegance, style and luxury of the Ghan train, during a journey to remember from Adelaide to Darwin.

Your holiday begins in sophisticated and multicultural Adelaide where you’ll have three nights to explore blend of influences that flavours its restaurants, arts scene, live music calendar and bars. Adelaide is also the gateway to the world renowned Barossa Valley, where you will join a tour to explore the best wineries, enjoy a long lunch and explore the German town of Hahndorf.

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Following your stay, you’ll board the legendary Ghan train for your journey of discovery to Darwin. You’ll enjoy included off-train excursions during your journey letting you discover destinations such as middle-of-nowhere Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine, whilst uncovering ancient cultural stories and viewing stunning landscapes. Wind through the charms of the South Australian plains and the rusty red hues MacDonnell Ranges’ as you tuck into gourmet meals prepared by professional chefs, using locally sourced ingredients so you can enjoy a true taste of the outback. As dry and dusty outback makes way for lush wetlands of the Top End, you’ll know you’ve arrived in Darwin where you’ll disembark for a four night hotel stay.

Just a short drive from Darwin is the Kakadu National Park, an enormous biodiverse nature reserve which is home to a huge array of plant species and wildlife. You’ll get to explore this beautiful part of the world with an included tour, as you discover aboriginal culture, enjoy a guided cruise on Yellow Water Billabong where you can spot crocodiles, brolgas, magpie geese and kytes and take part in a guided walk to Nourlangie Rock with its stunning rock paintings.

duration 9 nights

departing Mar 19 - Feb 20

  • All flights
  • All taxes
  • Rail journey
  • Tours included

Key Information

  • Dates: Mar 19 - Feb 20
  • Duration: 9 nights
  • Prices: from $4,799pp
  • All flights & taxes
  • 3 night hotel stay in Adelaide
  • Fully escorted tour of Barossa Valley
  • 2 night all-inclusive rail journey on board the Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin with off train excursions and short stops
  • 4 night hotel stay in Darwin
  • Fully escorted Kakadu National Park Tour
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Itinerary

Day 1 - 3

Adelaide

Sophisticated and multicultural, Adelaide is infused by a curious blend of influences that flavours its restaurants, arts scene, live music calendar and fashionable bars. Here you’ll enjoy a full day tour to the renowned Barossa Valley, South Australia’s premium wine making region.

Continue to Adelaide Hills, full of charming villages and the historic town of Hahndorf. With stops at local wineries, including Seppeltsfield Estate, Wolf Blass and Penfolds, your day includes guided wine tastings followed by a delicious lunch. This scenic tour provides an in-depth experience of the legendary winemaking region and its environs.

Typical Adelaide Hotels

Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide

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Facilities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Bar
  • Gymnasium
  • Pool – outdoor heated
  • Room Service
  • Tea / coffee making

Mantra Hindmarsh Square

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Mantra Hindmarsh Square

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Facilities

  • Fitness centre
  • Room service
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Parking
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms

Day 4 - 5

The Ghan

Following your Adelaide stay, board the legendary Ghan for your three day journey through the Australian Outback.

You’ll be whisked through a landscape resplendent with rusty red hues and South Australian plains. Enjoy a short stop in Marla, as well as stops in Alice Springs, where you’ll visit famous landmarks and get an authentic outback experience, and Katherine, where you’ll experience a cruise along the idyllic Katherine River.

From here, kickback and savour the final hours on board before easing back into life on the land when you disembark in Darwin.

Cabins Available on the Ghan

Gold Service Twin Cabin

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Gold Service Twin Cabin

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Facilities

  • A comfortable, sleeper cabin featuring private en suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day
  • Power outlets in cabin
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available
  • All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
  • All-inclusive Australian wines beers base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Luggage allowance is 60kg per guest

Gold Service Single Cabin

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Gold Service Single Cabin

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Facilities

  • A compact sleeper cabin featuring a bed that converts to a seat by day and shared shower/toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage
  • Power outlets in cabin
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available
  • All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
  • All-inclusive Australian wines beers base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Luggage allowance is 60kg per guest

Platinum Service Twin Cabin

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Platinum Service Twin Cabin

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Facilities

  • Full-size en suite equipped with shower vanity with cupboard space toilet and complimentary Australian bathroom amenities
  • Lockable door power outlets and in-cabin safe
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available
  • Picture windows offering views from both sides of the train
  • Freshly prepared continental in-cabin breakfasts served upon request
  • Refreshments served in-cabin
  • 90kg luggage allowance per guest (3 x 30kg each)
  • Access to the Chairman's Carriage
  • Twin or double bedding

Day 6 - 9

Darwin & Kakadu National Park

The capital of Australia’s Northern Territory is blessed with a cosmopolitan mix of culture and stunning natural scenery. During your four night stay you’ll enjoy a tour of Kakadu National Park. Escape from the bustle of city life and spend a full day exploring the sandstone escarpments, monsoon forests, serpentine rivers and aboriginal culture. 
On the way you’ll cross Marrakai Wetlands and over the Adelaide River - home to native birdlife and crocodiles. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch in Cooinda with cold meats, salad and fruit, before you take a guided cruise on Yellow Water Billabong, enjoy a guided walk to Noulangie Rock where you’ll see ancient Aboriginal rock art and visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Centre.

Typical Darwin Hotels

Rydges Darwin Central

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Rydges Darwin Central

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Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Room service
  • Free WiFi
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Restaurant

Novotel Darwin CBD Hotel

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Novotel Darwin CBD Hotel

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Facilities

  • WIFI/Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Parking
  • Air conditioned
  • Reception open 24 hours a day
  • Outdoor unheated pool
  • Restaurant & bar

Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

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Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

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Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Gym
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Room Service - 24 hours
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa

Day 10

Fly Home

Prices

March Gold Twin from $4,899pp

March Gold Single from $5,499pp

April Gold Twin from $4,999pp

May Gold Twin from $5,599pp

June Gold Twin from $5,699pp

June Gold Single from $6,499pp

July Gold Twin from $5,499pp

July Gold Single from $6,299pp

August Gold Twin from $5,699pp

August Gold Single from $6,499pp

August Platinum Twin from $7,299pp

September Gold Twin from $5,099pp

September Gold Single from $5,799pp

September Platinum Twin from $6,999pp

October Gold Twin from $5,199pp

October Gold Single from $5,799pp

October Platinum Twin from $6,999pp

February 2020 Gold Twin from $4,799pp

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