Iconic Ghan Darwin to Adelaide with Barossa

9 Day Rail & Stay; Darwin to Adelaide Experiencing The Ghan with Dining, Excursions & $850 Bonus Value

Deal Code: MC-97282

from $... per person
Book by June 30, 2021

Low Deposit from only $250pp

Tour Australia from Top End to Adelaide on this extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime train journey. Start in the tropical Northern Territory, rich in aboriginal culture and history, with a luxurious stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin. Tour incredible Kakadu National Park, including a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong. Experience rail travel at its finest, with inclusive Gold Service aboard The Ghan train. Sense the vastness of the Red Centre and visit Nitmiluk Gorge and Alice Springs. Travel through the Flinders Range to stay in charming Adelaide, with a full day to explore the Barossa Valley and sample it’s world class wine and produce on a guided tour.

6 Nights, 4 & 5 Star Centrally Located Hotel Accommodation
2 Nights Inclusive Gold Service Aboard The Ghan
Breakfast Daily and Selected Special Meals
Full Day Kakadu National Park Tour Including Lunch
Beverages and Chef-Prepared Cuisine Aboard The Ghan
Off Train Excursion Options in Katherine, Nitmiluk Gorge & Alice Springs
Full Day Escorted Barossa Valley Wine and Food Experience Tour

Central Darwin Stay
3 Nights at 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin
Full Day Kakadu Day Tour
BONUS Breakfast Daily
BONUS $100 Meal Credit
BONUS Beverage Vouchers
BONUS Complimentary Wifi
BONUS Complimentary In-Room Movies
BONUS Included Buffet Lunch in Kakadu National Park
BONUS Yellow Water Billabong Cruise

The Ghan Rail Experience
2 Nights Aboard The Ghan in Gold Class
BONUS Chef-Prepared Onboard Dining
BONUS Beverages Included
BONUS ‘Off Train’ Excursions

5 Star Adelaide City Stay
3 Nights at 5-Star (self-rated) Crowne Plaza Adelaide Hotel
Full Day Barossa Food and Wine Tour
BONUS Room Upgrade to Deluxe Room
BONUS Breakfast Daily at Koomo Restaurant
BONUS Beverage Vouchers
BONUS Late Checkout
BONUS Indulgent Vineyard Lunch
BONUS Chocolate and Wine Tasting Experience

Valid for Travel

31 October 2021; 14 November 2021; 21 November 2021

Surcharges & black-out dates may apply during peak travel periods.

Day 1 Arrive Darwin
Start your North to South Australian rail adventure in beautiful Darwin today. Check into the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin and enjoy free time 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.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin

Day 2 Darwin Free Day (B)
Today is free to explore Darwin and surrounds and take full advantage of Hilton Darwin’s outstanding hospitality and amenities.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin

Day 3 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.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin

Day 4 Depart Darwin – The Ghan (B, L ,D)
Take the complimentary transfer to Darwin Station this morning, taking to time to check in and board the legendary Ghan train for departure at 10am. From Darwin, take in remarkable Top End views while enjoying your chef-prepared 2 course lunch, before stopping in Katherine for an afternoon of unique touring. Experience one of the region’s most impressive natural wonders near Katherine; stunning Nitmiluk Gorge lies within the massive Nitmiluk National Park and you’ll have the chance to explore it from the water with guided cruise options – an unforgettable experience. A delicious 3-course dinner is served with a selection of included wines and beverages in the elegant Queen Adelaide Restaurant.

The Ghan – Gold Class

Day 5 The Ghan (B, L, D)
The next stop is Alice Springs, where more Off-Train Excursions await. Explore Simpsons Gap, tour the town attractions, or get up close to some of the Red Centre’s native wildlife. A delicious dinner on the train is followed by an extraordinary outback experience. Stop at Manguri Siding to view the Milky Way as you have never seen it before. Simply breathtaking.

The Ghan – Gold Class

Day 6 The Ghan – arrive Adelaide (B)
From your cabin window this morning, see a dramatic change in landscape, as the rich ochre tones of the outback make way South Australia’s green fields. Enjoy a leisurely brunch as you pass through the majestic Flinders Ranges and prepare for your arrival into Adelaide, completing one of the world’s great travel experiences. On arrival into Adelaide at 1pm, make your way to the nearby Crowne Plaza Adelaide, for check in and free time.

Crowne Plaza Adelaide

Day 7 & 8: Adelaide Free Day (B) or Full Day Barossa Tour (B,L)
Take a leisurely start today, with a full free day to relax at the Crowne Plaza Adelaide and explore the historic city as you please. Nearby your accommodation are cafes, restaurants, heritage buildings and famous markets. Enjoy fresh air in the many parks and open spaces.


A visit to South Australia wouldn’t be complete without a day of discovering the Barossa Valley and its outstanding wine and produce. Visit award-wining cellar doors and Maggie Beer’s wonderful Farm Shop before lunch at Lambert Estate, featuring seasonal, regional produce. Pair this with a glass of wine (own cost) from the deck of this popular vineyard. Then, take in more panoramic views and finish the day with house made chocolate and paired wines at Barossa Valley Chocolate Company before returning to Adelaide for the evening.

As our Barossa Food and Wine Experience is a Small Group Tour, you will be booked onto this experience on either day 7 or 8. Your final documentation will advise which day you are confirmed on.

Crowne Plaza Adelaide

Day 9 Depart Adelaide (B)
Check out and make your own way home today.


Change of Mind Refund
You may request a free of charge refund of your initial deposit within 7 days of booking, no questions asked.

Flexible Date Changes
Date changes are permitted up to 90 days prior to departure; subject to fees and fare differences if flights have been ticketed. Strictly subject to availability. Seasonal price differences may apply.

Peace of Mind Credit
A full credit will be offered for the tour component if cancelled by the supplier or you are not permitted to travel due to government-imposed border restrictions. Flight credits, if offered by the airline, will be subject to the carrier’s terms and fees.

Covid Safe Plan
The tour coach will be sanitised regularly with a deep clean at the end of every shift. Hand sanitiser will be provided on the coach.
Hotels are hand-selected for enhanced COVID-19 safety and hygiene protocols. Buffet meals may be temporarily suspended for set or a la carte menus.

Pre-tour travel to Darwin / from Adelaide
Transfers not mentioned
Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
Personal expenses and anything not mentioned

Deposit: $250pp
Child Fare $2690 sharing existing hotel room bedding.
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.

$250 per person deposit is due upon booking. Balance is due 90 days prior to departure.

Amendment Policy
Changes are allowed free of charge up to 181 days prior to travel
Changes are allowed between 180-91 days prior to travel for a $200 per person fee
Changes are allowed between 90-61 days prior to travel for a $400 per person fee
Less than 60 days prior to travel, full fare applies to changes
All changes are strictly subject to availability, train fees and fare differences.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation between 14 days of purchase and final payment due date 90 days prior to travel: Loss of deposit only.
Cancellation within 90 days of travel: 100% of package price.

Baggage Policy
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
Triple share is not available on this tour.

Minimum Numbers
The tour and its optional programs may require minimum numbers to operate.

Breakaway Policy
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 are 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
Travel insurance is not included and is strongly recommended. Ask our holiday experts for great coverage options.

Feedback Policy
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.

Force Majeure
Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, act of God, act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, 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 event beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control. In case of force majeure or other extraordinary event that prevents 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.


2 Nights Aboard The Iconic Ghan in Gold Class from Darwin to Adelaide

Places Visited: Darwin, Central Australia, Adelaide
Travel Dates: Nov 21 – Nov 22

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