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Take a magical journey through the heart of the continent, for three days you'll be transfixed by the sheer beauty of Australia's ever the changing landscape, the green rolling hills of Australia's fertile south, the vibrant ochre earth and cobalt skies of Australia's red-center and the balmy tropical grandeur of Northern Territory's capital Darwin.
When you arrive in Darwin you can sense the cosmopolitan and thriving atmosphere of this historic tropical north Australian city. You will be personally met at the Ghan railway station by a representative and transferred to your Darwin hotel. You can relax and use the rest of the day to explore your hotel and its facilities, perhaps take a stroll around the neighborhood and central Darwin.
Your remarkable journey to Darwin begins today at 12:15. Once you’ve settled in and the big wheels start turning, make your way to the classically styled Queen Adelaide Restaurant carriage for a delicious lunch, accompanied by your choice of fine wines. The afternoon is yours to relax, socialise, and get acquainted with the novelty of rail travel. After a sumptuous dinner, join other guests for a few late-night drinks or head to your cabin to settle in early and await the sights of your first incredible outback sunrise the next day.
Accommodation: Ghan - Gold Class Cabin
Meals included: Lunch and dinner
The Ghan (The Centre)
Witness an unforgettable outback sunrise with a steaming cup of coffee this morning and a brief stop in Marla. Back onboard, sink into pure indulgence in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant for brunch and relax as the mallee scrub makes way for the iconic outback scenery of Alice Springs.
Off-board, spend the afternoon at leisure; you could visit local landmarks, take a front-row seat a spectacular bird show at the Desert Park or experience a majestic camel ride across ochre land. Back on the train, get to know your fellow passengers in the Outback Explorer Lounge before freshening up for dinner - topped off with a cheeky nightcap, of course!
Accommodation: Gold Service cabin onboard the Ghan
Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner
The Ghan (Katherine to Darwin)
Welcome to Katherine! Upon reaching the Northern Territory gaze in wonder at towering sandstone cliffs as you cruise lazily on the Katherine River*. Alternatively, spend the day with the local Aboriginal people, sharing their culture, learning to basket weave, spear throw and play the Didgeridoo. A late lunch awaits back on board, then relax with a glass of fine wine and savour the last few hours of this epic journey as you roll into Darwin at 5:30pm. Transfer to your hotel, and ease back into life on the land with a bit of harbour exploration.
Accommodation: Argus Hotel or similar, Darwin
Meals included: breakfast and lunch
Darwin Hop on Hop off Bus Tour
Explore Australia's gateway to the Northern Territory's 'Top End' on a Darwin bus tour. Hop on for a laid-back sightseeing adventure to discover the best of Darwin, including lush jungle in the Botanic Gardens, exotic street food at the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove and fascinating local history at the Military Museum. The tropical northern city of Darwin is located on a massive and spectacular harbour on the Timor Sea. It has a multicultural population of 129,062 people, that is a melting-pot cultures from more than 50 countries, who pride themselves on their unique and friendly laid-back lifestyle. Darwin has year round balmy weather and has many popular attractions including Aquascene, Burnett House, Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Charles Darwin National Park, Cullen Bay Marina, Darwin Convention Centre, Deckchair Cinema, East Point Reserve & Lake Alexander, Fannie Bay Gaol, George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, Indo Pacific Marine, Lyons Cottage, Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, Museum & Art Gallery of the NT, Northern Territory Parliament House, USS Peary Memorial and the fascinating World War II Oil Storage Tunnels. There is plenty to see and do in our magnificent and vibrant Top End.
Please catch a taxi to Darwin airport for your flight home. We can also book additional nights in Darwin if you would like to visit Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge and Litchfield National Park.
Inclusions & Exclusions
- 3 days/2 nights Ghan Gold Service cabin from Adelaide to Darwin
- All onboard meals and drinks
- All off-train excursions and activities (includes Katherine, Alice Springs & Marla)
- 2 nights of 4-star accommodation in Darwin
- Classic Hop on Hop off Darwin Big Bus Tour
Ghan - Gold Service cabin
Darwin - Frontier Hotel Darwin or similar
- Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
- Anything not listed in the itinerary.
Please enquire with email@example.com or 1300 893 404 if you would like to travel with a child or infant.
Fitness Level Required
To undertake most off-train experiences, a good level of fitness is required, including the ability to walk and balance on uneven ground. Sensible walking shoes are required. A Fitness to Travel form will be required of customers requesting an Accessible Cabin and/or Wheelchair Assistance.
The Traveldream 14 day refund guarantee does NOT apply to this booking. The fare is non-transferable and non-refundable. No amendments allowed.