WILD DARWIN EXPEDITION

A truly authentic Australian Adventure, following in the footsteps and camel tracks of our fledgling nation’s heroic pioneers, The Ghan Expedition is heralded as one of the world’s great rail journeys. 

 

Experience Darwin at its best. See the thundering waterfalls in Litchfield National Park and make your way around this tropical city aboard the Big Bus Hop On – Hop Off tour. Join The Ghan Expedition in Darwin to complete your holiday experience visiting the wonders of Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy on your way to Adelaide.

Inclusions

  • 4 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily
  • 1 day Litchfield National Park Waterfalls tour including lunch and touring
  • Croc N History Explorer including Big Bus Double Decker Hop On – Hop Off Pass and entry to Crocosaurus Cove and the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility
  • 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

Highlights

  •  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
  • Experience Darwin aboard the Big Bus Hop On – Hop Off
  • Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Tourist Facility
  • Get up close and personal with a crocodile at Crocosaurus Cove

Saturday 

Arrive Darwin

You’ve arrived for your Wild Darwin Expedition – it’s yours to explore. Spend the day at your leisure before checking in to your accommodation for the next 4 nights Rydges Darwin Central

Sunday 

Litchfield National Park

(B,L)

Today is a highlight on your Wild Darwin Expedition – Litchfield is considered one of Australia’s most beautiful national parks and today you’ll find out why. Your coach tour takes you down the Stuart Highway to the pretty town of Batchelor, and onward to Litchfield to see the stunning Florence, Tolmer and Wangi waterfalls, giant termite mounds, and all the breathtaking views along the way

Monday

Free Day

(B)

Today is yours to explore Wild Darwin at your own pace. Take in a spot of souvenir shopping or simply relax at your accommodation. Alternatively, consider an optional  Sunset Dinner Cruise to make the most of your time in the Top End.

Tuesday 

Darwin 

(B)

See Wild Darwin’s top two attractions with a fun and fascinating Croc N History pass to visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility and the famous Crocosaurus Cove.

Wednesday

The Ghan Expedition Journey 

(B,L,D)

Today your Wild Darwin Expedition goes to a new level when you ready yourself for an incredible, one-of-a-kind experience on The Ghan Expedition. Beginning in Darwin, this epic four-day, three night, 2979km tour will take you to some of the most remote yet captivating parts of Australia in style and luxury. Board this legendary train for 4 days Gold Service experience through Australia’s unique outback Named after the Afghan Cameleers The Ghan takes you from the Northern to southern edges of this great continent.

Friendly staff will lead you through corridors to your comfortable private cabin where you can take your time settling in, as the view outside your window begins its smooth and spectacular transformation. Lunch in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant is bound to satisfy and delight with culinary wonders prepared onboard by our talented chefs. And as you sit back and loosen your belt, you’ll have arrived in Katherine ready to experience your first included Off Train Excursion to the magnificent and spiritual Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge.

Thursday

Off Train Experience at Alice Springs

(B,D)

Wake up to a new view outside your window, in a world which feels a million miles from home. An outback sunrise could be one of the most spectacular you’ll ever see, setting the tone for the day ahead. After coffee, a juice and a sumptuous breakfast you’ll arrive in Alice Springs ready for another day of exploration. Here you have the opportunity to embark on one of the included Off Train Excursions, taking in the delights of this famous outback town.

A full day in Alice Springs gives you ample opportunity to visit the town landmarks, get up close and personal with Australia’s incredible flora and fauna or explore the Alice at your own leisure.

Come the evening you’ll dine beneath a canopy of stars at an authentic Outback BBQ Tour. This is a truly unique experience with live Australiana music and a mouth-watering feast. After dessert, cast your eyes skyward and ponder life, the universe and everything with an informative astronomical talk. And with a full belly and deep sense of wonderment, it’s back on the train to rest up and roll out of Alice Springs, fulfilled in every sense of the word.

Friday

Off train Experience at Coober Pedy

(B,L,D)

After breakfast, this morning you’ll wake up and rub your eyes with disbelief as The Ghan Expedition Journey pulls into the middle-of-nowhere stop at Manguri.

Here, a friendly tour guide awaits ready to whisk you away for the day. Your destination – the sun-scorched opal mining capital of world, Coober Pedy, where more than half of the residents live underground. Venture into the tunnels and caves of this underground town, where you may even catch opal fever, visit the otherworldly underground Serbian Orthodox church and take a glimpse of Umoona Opal Mine. Below the earth’s surface, you’ll enjoy a gourmet lunch in the most unique of locations before setting off to the stunning outback moonscape that is the Breakaways.

After an eye-opening action-packed day – if you haven’t chosen to stay and find your fortune – it’s back on board with plenty of time to ease into a slower gear and prepare yourself for your final evening onboard The Ghan. Dine in style in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, meet and share stories with new friends in the Outback Explorer Lounge (open until late) or simply head back to the privacy of your cabin to wind down, read a book and plan your next epic journey.

Saturday

Adelaide

(B)

Looking out of your window this morning you’ll notice a dramatic change in landscape as the rich ochre tones of the outback make way for the beautiful green fields and pastoral lands of South Australia. After breakfast you’ll have time to reflect on your journey before The Ghan rolls into Adelaide.  On arrival late morning we transfer to our central hotel to drop off our bags and the rest of the day is free to explore the City of Churches.

FARES

PER PERSON

High season
Gold Service Advance Purchase$4,339
Gold Service Everyday$4,729
Platinum Service Everyday$6,839

 8 DAYS  7 NIGHTS  14 MEALS

 

*  Prices based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Advance Purchase fares are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.

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Po Box 1430 Bathurst 2795
Telephone: 02 6331 1128 or 0418 337 263
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