Adelaide to Darwin Ghan with Kangaroo Island 2022
9 Days with 8 Nights Accommodation, Sightseeing & $1000 Bonus Value | Book Now for 2022 Early Bird Savings
Deal Code: MC-100417
Tour the continent from Adelaide to the Top End on Australia’s famous Ghan Rail journey. Start with a city stay in cosmopolitan Adelaide, then spend a full day experiencing the outstanding natural beauty and abundant wildlife of Kangaroo Island. Experience rail travel at its finest, with inclusive Gold Service aboard The Ghan train. Sense the vastness of the Red Centre and visit Alice Springs and Katherine Gorge. Journey into the tropical Northern Territory, rich in aboriginal culture and history, with a luxurious stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin. Spend a full day touring the incredible Kakadu National Park, including a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong.
6 Nights, Premium Centrally Located Hotel Accommodation
2 Nights inclusive Gold Service Aboard The Ghan
Breakfast Daily and Selected Special Meals
Full-Day Kangaroo Island Tour including Return Ferry & Lunch
Beverages and Chef-Prepared Cuisine Aboard The Ghan
Choice of Off Train Experiences in Katherine & Alice Springs
Full-Day Guided Kakadu National Park Tour with Wetlands Cruise
Day 1 Arrive Adelaide
Start your South to North Australian rail adventure in charming Adelaide today. Check into centrally-located Crowne Plaza Adelaide, with easy access to the city’s famous eateries, markets, and landmarks. Overnight – Crowne Plaza Adelaide
Day 2 Full Day Kangaroo Island Discovery (B, L)
After an early pick-up this morning, be transferred to Cape Jervis and board the ferry to Kangaroo Island. Walk across Seal Bay’s beach amongst wild Australian sea lions, before heading for lunch. After lunch, continue onto Flinders Chase National Park. As this area was impacted by bushfires in January 2020, you’ll see the amazing regeneration of the native bush. Enjoy great photo opportunities at Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch before taking time at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to feed kangaroos and get up close to koalas. Your 16 hour tour returns to Adelaide late in the evening, with time to rest on your ferry and coach transfers. Overnight – Crowne Plaza Adelaide
Day 3 Adelaide Free Day (B)
Take advantage of a full day of free time in Adelaide today. Overnight – Crowne Plaza Adelaide
Day 4 Depart Adelaide – The Ghan (B, L, D)
Make your way to Adelaide Parklands Terminal this morning, taking to time to check-in and board the legendary Ghan train for midday departure. Settle into your cabin and watch the rolling pastoral lands of South Australia from your window and meet your fellow travellers in the lounge car. Look out as some of the oldest rock formations in the world, the Flinders Ranges, come into view. As darkness envelops the rugged outback, a delicious 3-course dinner is served with a selection of included wines and beverages in the elegant Queen Adelaide Restaurant. Overnight – The Ghan – Gold Class
Day 5 The Ghan (B, L, D)
Begin with a freshly brewed coffee or juice as the day dawns at Marla, an outpost in the remote reaches of South Australia. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you watch the outback come to life as the sunrises over the desert. Then all aboard for brunch as the train glides through the MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs. Your time in the ‘capital out of the outback’ offers numerous opportunities to explore its historic legacy and unique environment with a range of Off-Train Experiences to choose from. Overnight – The Ghan – Gold Class
Day 6 The Ghan – arrive Darwin (B)
Your day dawns in the NT’s tropical north. The pristine wilderness of Katherine is stirring and powerful, and you’ll have the chance to explore it from the water or land with your choice of off-train experiences. Cruise the serene Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about its ancient Indigenous rock paintings and gain insight into the culture of the Jawoyn people; traditional landowners of the region. Or, discover authentic outback life on a cattle station. As evening falls, arrive in Darwin to complete your epic Australian journey. Check into the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin and relax. Overnight – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin
Day 7: Darwin Kakadu National Park Day Tour (B, L)
Today join an exciting full-day tour in the Northern Territory’s incredible Kakadu National Park. Soak up must-see Kakadu’s extraordinary landscapes, incredibly diverse wildlife, local legends, and myths through Aboriginal rock art on this 11-hour sightseeing tour. Travel in an air-conditioned coach operated by an experienced guide providing immersive commentary throughout. Your tour includes a Yellow Water Billabong Cruise accompanied by a local guide, fresh buffet lunch, and National Park fees. Overnight – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin
Day 8 Free Day Darwin (B)
Enjoy a full free day to explore this compact, easy-to-navigate city. Rich in Aboriginal culture and history, Darwin is host to a variety of festivals, markets, and a renowned food scene. Overnight – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin
Day 9 Depart Darwin (B)
Check out and make your own way home today.
General Travel Date Information
10 April 2022
01 May 2022*
29 May 2022*
17 July 2022*
31 July 2022*
01 September 2022
10 November 2022
Dates marked with * incur a high season surcharge of $200 per person.
Surcharges & block out dates may apply during peak travel periods.
Pre-tour travel to Adelaide / from Darwin
Transfers not mentioned
Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
Personal expenses and anything not mentioned
Deposit: From $699pp. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Single Supplement: from $400 per person, subject to limited availability.
Single cabins are strictly subject to limited availability and include newly-renovated shared bathrooms.
All prices are subject to change, availability, redemption and book by deadlines.
All prices are AUD per person twin share unless otherwise specified.
The balance will be due 5 months before departure.
Changes are allowed free of charge up to 181 days prior to travel
Changes are allowed 180 days prior to travel with a 25% deposit
Changes are allowed 179-46 days prior to travel subject to a negotiable fee with Journey Beyond
Less than 45 days prior to travel, the full fare applies to changes
All changes are strictly subject to availability, train fees, and fare differences.
Cancellation between purchase and final payment due date 90 days prior to travel: Loss of deposit only.
Cancellation within 90 days of travel: 100% of the package price.
Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one bag not exceeding 20kg on tour, regardless of any other baggage allowance.
Porter service is not included and you are expected to carry your own bags.
Luggage and personal effects are your own risk and we hold no liability for lost or damaged belongings.
The itinerary and its order, sightseeing, and transportation may be adjusted as deemed necessary for optimum safety, enjoyment, and operation of the tour. If attractions are not available due to reasons beyond our control such as closures or adverse weather, similar alternatives will be provided where possible. Included admissions provide general entrance to the attraction and do not include secondary admissions or expenses inside the venue.
Any reference to ‘optional’, ‘not included’, or ‘exclusions/excluded’ means at your own expense.
Hotel star ratings are either local ratings or self-ratings provided by the supplier. All rooms will be lead-in category or run of house unless otherwise stated.
Triple share is not available on this tour.
The tour and its optional programs may require minimum numbers to operate.
It is a condition of booking that you must always remain with the tour according to the prescribed program. Departure from the group or deviation from the set itinerary is not permitted unless written prior consent is obtained, otherwise, you risk cancellation of remaining land and air arrangements.
Final documentation will be emailed within two weeks of departure of the respective travel component.
Travel insurance is not included and is strongly recommended. Ask our holiday experts for great coverage options.
All efforts must be made to resolve issues on tour with the tour leader. Complaints must be submitted in writing with substantiated evidence within 10 days of trip completion.
Please notify your guide of any special dietary requirements but note that choices may be limited or not catered for.
Comprehensive travel insurance is strongly recommended.
Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, the act of God, the act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, the action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other events beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control.
In case of force majeure or other extraordinary events that prevent safe travel, we reserve the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.
The pricing, terms, and conditions listed herewith shall prevail in the case of any ambiguity or contradiction with other terms.
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