A Touch of Darwin


6 Days5 Nights

Package includes:

  • 3 days/2 nights aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Darwin (or v.v.), in Gold Service including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine
  • Transfer from Darwin Rail Terminal to Hotel (or v.v.)
  • 3 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily
  • ½ day Darwin City Sights including entry to attractions and touring
  • 2 day/1 night Kakadu and East Alligator River including accommodation, 2 meals, guided touring with visits to Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Yellow Water Billabong, Nourlangie, Ubirr and Arnhem Land

Day 1 (Sunday)


Depart Adelaide aboard The Ghan. Unwind over lunch while travelling through the outskirts of Adelaide. Watch the rolling pastoral lands of South Australia merge in to rugged mallee scrub. Marvel as the spectacular Flinders Ranges disappear into the horizon. This evening, relax and enjoy the company of new found friends in the Lounge and dine in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant with an enticing range of menu options. Head back to your cabin for a good night’s sleep in anticipation of a striking outback sunrise. (L,D)


Day 2 (Monday)


Wake up with a coffee or juice and witness an unforgettable outback sunrise off train at Marla, in the remote reaches of South Australia. Back on board, it’s time for brunch. Enjoy a light bite from the extensive menu or order something a little more substantial. After more incredible outback scenery, arrive into Alice Springs early in the afternoon and join an Off Train Excursion to explore the many facets of this historic outback city. (B,L,D)


Day 3 (Tuesday)


This morning after breakfast, The Ghan arrives into Katherine. Today you will discover the wonders of Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge with a variety of Off Train Excursions to choose from. Having worked up an appetite with your morning adventures, make your way to the Queen Adelaide Restaurant for a late lunch. Continue into the Outback Explorer Lounge before arriving in Darwin and transferring to your accommodation. (B,L)


Day 4 (Wednesday)


Combine three popular Darwin attractions in one easy ticket and learn more about the iconic reptiles and history of the Top End. Travelling aboard the Darwin Big Bus hop on hop off bus service, you will experience the celebrated scenery, landmarks and attractions of Darwin. Included in your ticket is entry to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) and Crocosaurus Cove. The RFDS use the latest innovations in technology with this new and exciting world-class facility featuring holograms, virtual reality and a projection window of the Japanese air attack on the harbour. At Crocosaurus Cove be introduced to the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles and some of the largest Saltwater Crocodiles, right in the heart of Darwin city. View the freshwater aquarium with daily fish feeding, see over 70 Northern Territory reptile species in the reptile house and much more at Crocosaurus Cove. (B)


Day 5 (Thursday)


Just 60km from Darwin lies the Adelaide River, home to over 1,600 crocodiles and the location of the famous Jumping Crocodiles. Join this tour in the afternoon and travel down the Stuart Highway to the Adelaide River, enjoying commentary about the outskirts of Darwin along the way. Cruise the river and thrill as these awesome creatures launch themselves out of the water. The cruise will enable you to see these prehistoric creatures at close range. Afterwards continue to the Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre for views over the Marrakai Plains and then it’s on to Fogg Dam Nature Reserve to view a wetland ecosystem up close. It’s also a good opportunity to spot birds and other wildlife. (B)

Day 6 (Friday)


This morning after breakfast, check out of your hotel. (B)


Alternative Departure:

Darwin to Adelaide (TDBRTAPT), Alice Springs to Darwin (TDALSBRT), Darwin to Alice Springs (TDBRTALS) 


Total Package Per Person Twin Share

Prices valid from 01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

Package price*  
 Low Season Shoulder SeasonHigh Season
Platinum Service Everyday $4,419 pp $3,789 pp $4,849 pp
Gold Service Everyday $3,119 pp $2,589 pp $3,559 pp
Gold Service Advance Purchase $2,589 pp $2,169 pp $3,279 pp

*Prices based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Please see our Terms and Conditions page for booking conditions.



To book call 1800 703 357

Booking code: TDAPTBRT

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