South Australia & Northern Territory Explorer

2 night all-inclusive rail journey on board The Ghan

New 2020 Dates Now on Sale

8 nights | 12 Mar 2020
From only: $4,499 pp

South Australia & Northern Territory Explorer

2 night all-inclusive rail journey on board The Ghan

New 2020 Dates Now on Sale

8 nights | 12 Mar 2020
From only: $4,499 pp

South Australia & Northern Territory Explorer

2 night all-inclusive rail journey on board The Ghan

New 2020 Dates Now on Sale

8 nights | 12 Mar 2020
From only: $4,499 pp

South Australia & Northern Territory Explorer

2 night all-inclusive rail journey on board The Ghan

New 2020 Dates Now on Sale

8 nights | 12 Mar 2020
From only: $4,499 pp

Get the full experience...

Embark on this fantastic one-of-a-kind adventure across Australia on board the magnificent Ghan during an unforgettable, all-inclusive journey 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. A short distance from the city are the charming Adelaide Hills and the German town of Hahndorf, where you’ll enjoy a series of delicious wine tastings during a full-day tour.


Following your Adelaide stay, you’ll board the legendary Ghan for your 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 begin its spectacular transformation. Enjoy gastronomic delights in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant as you tuck into gourmet meals prepared by professional chefs, using locally sourced ingredients for a true taste of the 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. 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 three night hotel stay.

During your Darwin stay you’ll have the chance to enjoy a Sunset River cruise, witnessing the spectacular colours spread across the harbour, and tour the Litchfield National Park where you can savour views of breathtaking scenery and catch a glimpse of the local wildlife; namely the 1600 crocodiles – which you’ll get up close and personal to during a river cruise.

 

Extend your South Australia experience with a fully escorted 4 Night Outback Heritage Cruise on board thee Murray Princess Paddle Steamer fr $1,399pp

Your Experience

  • All flights and taxes
  • Rail Journey
    • 2 night all-inclusive rail journey on board The Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin with all meals, fine wines, and beverages
    • All-inclusive off train experiences in Marla, Alice Springs, and Katherine
  • Hotel Stays
    • 3 nights at a 4 star Adelaide hotel
    • 3 nights at a 4 star Darwin hotel
  • Fully Escorted Tours
    • Full day tour of Barossa Valley including Hahndorf with lunch and wine tastings
    • A sunset dinner cruise with buffet dinner
    • Full day Litchfield National Park tour with picnic lunch and visit to the Jumping Crocs on the Adelaide River
  • Extend your stay fr $1,399pp
    • 4 Night Outback Heritage Cruise on board thee Murray Princess Paddle Steamer including all meals, entertainment plus a selection of onshore tours such as guided nature walks and eco-excursions

Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Adelaide - Hotel Stay
Destination 1

Adelaide is a city full of culture, flavours and entertainment. You’ll enjoy today at your leisure to explore and get to know the city.

For a hit of culture, The Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum offer insights into Australia’s natural and artistic heritage. If you want to hit the beach, head to historic Glenelg while there’s plenty of shopping to be had in Rundle Street. From Haigh’s famous chocolate factory and the laneway restaurants to the vineyards of the Barossa Valley, there are plenty of gastronomic delights to savour here.

Day 2 - Adelaide - Hotel Stay and Tour
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Today you’ll explore the Adelaide Hills, an area known for its fantastic wine, wildlife encounters and beautiful scenery. You’ll head first Mt Lofty Summit where you can enjoy the sweeping vista of the city, followed by a cheese tasting at Woodside Cheese and a visit to Melba’s Chocolate Factory. Next you’ll visit two of Adelaide Hills’ most popular wineries where you’ll discover the history of the area alongside sampling a variety of delicious wines.

Settled by 19th-century Lutheran migrants, Hahndorf is known for its original German-style architecture and artisanal food. Here you’ll have time to explore the art galleries, museums, cafes and boutique shops, before making a quick stop at Beerenberg Farm Shop at the end of your tour.

Day 3 - Adelaide - Hotel Stay
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From visiting Adelaide Central Markets, to admiring the familiar animals at Adelaide Zoo, there's plenty to see and do during your stay here. As the fifth most populous city of Australia, you'll be spoilt with a buzzing city vibe and fabulous night life. 

Day 4 - Adelaide to Darwin - The Ghan
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Following your Adelaide stay, board the legendary Ghan for your three day 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 as you travel coast to coast through the fiery red centre, experiencing Australia at its dramatic best.

Day 5 - The Ghan
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Wake up to a new view outside our 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!

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.

Day 6 - Darwin - Hotel Stay
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Today you’ll arrive into the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory, Darwin, here you’ll bid farewell to the legendary Ghan for your hotel stay. The wonderful capital is blessed with a cosmopolitan mix of culture and stunning natural scenery, during your three night hotel stay visit Skycity and enjoy a lavish day out by the pool or gambling at the casino. If something more traditional takes your fancy, visit the locals at Crocosaurus Cove, and get a glimpse of Australia up close and personal!

Day 7 - Darwin - Hotel Stay and Tour
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Following another day exploring Darwin, this evening, 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 magnificent colours across the harbour. The menu typically includes Australian seafood, a variety of meat and poultry options, fresh salads, a selection of cakes and local fruits.

Day 8 - Darwin - Hotel Stay and Tour
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Litchfield National Park contains several types of typical Top End habitats including lush monsoon forests, unusual rock formations, waterfalls and cascades. Walk up to the giant termite mounds, travel on Tolmer Falls for magnificent views of the water cascading down to the deep waterhole at the base of the falls, view the breathtaking scenery and catch a glimpse of the local wildlife.

To finish the day, you will visit the location of the famous Jumping Crocodiles; home to over 1600 crocodiles. Take a cruise on a private boat along the Adelaide River, it is here you will have the opportunity to see these territorial creatures at very close range as they launch themselves out of the water. Finish the day by relaxing and taking in the famous Northern Territory sunset with prawns and bubbles before being transferred back to Darwin.

Day 9 - Fly Home

Your coast to coast Australian adventure complete, today you’ll head to the airport for your flight back home.

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CALL TO BOOK: 1300 729 595

HOLIDAY CODE: AUS2427

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