Kakadu Splendour - The Ghan

Departures per week

The Ghan 'Kakadu Splendour" package departs weekly all year round

Day of departure

The Ghan 'Kakadu Splendour" package departs Adelaide on Sundays at 12.15 pm

Duration

7
days
/
6
nights
Example:

Depart Adelaide Sundays at 12.15 pm, ends the following Saturday after breakfast.

Kakadu Splendour - The Ghan

Inclusions

  • 3 days / 2 nights aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Darwin
  • all meals and beverages onboard
  • enjoy an afternoon exploring the beauty of Katherine gorge
  • excursions in Alice Springs
  • outback sunrise experience at Marla
  • Transfer from Darwin Rail Terminal to select Darwin Hotels 
  • 3 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily 
  • ‍½ day Darwin City Sights including entry to attractions
  • 2 days/1 night Kakadu and East Alligator River including accommodation, 2 meals, guided touring with visits to Warradjan Aborigingla Cultural Centre, Yellow Water Billabong, Nourlangie, Ubirr and Arnhem Land

Details

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
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Day 1

Adelaide and Flinders Ranges (Sunday)

Depart Adelaide aboard The Ghan. Watch the passing scenery and marvel as the spectacular Flinders Ranges disappear into the horizon. This evening, relax and enjoy the comforts of the lounge and dine in the restaurant with an enticing range of menu options. (L,D) 

Day 2

Marla, MacDonnell Ranges and Alice Springs (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. After more incredible outback scenery, arrive in 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

Katherine and Darwin (Tuesday)

This morning after breakfast, The Ghan arrives in Katherine. Today you will discover the wonders of Nitmiluk 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 restaurant for a late lunch. Continue into the lounge before arriving in Darwin and transferring to your accommodation. (B,L) 

Day 4

Darwin (Wednesday)

This morning is at your leisure and in the afternoon join your City Sights tour for the perfect introduction to Darwin. See the lush Botanic Gardens and the Chinese Temple, which was re-built after it was demolished by Cyclone Tracy

in 1974. Tour the historic sites of the city including the East Point Military Precinct. See the Stokes Hill Wharf area, the Mooring Basin and Darwin Aviation Museum. There is also time available to explore the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, whose collections encompass Aboriginal art, visual arts, and Northern Territory history and natural sciences. (B)

Day 5

Kakadu National Park (Thursday)

Join your two day tour of Kakadu National Park. Travel along the Arnhem Highway, their major river systems and wetlands, into Kakadu National Park. Located 257 kilometres east of Darwin, this national park covers 20,000 square kilometres of landscape from rocky escarpment home to historic Aboriginal rock art dating back thousands of years, to floodplains abundant with wildlife. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu. Join your local guide on a cruise of Yellow Water Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. After lunch, stop at Nourlangie, where your guide will lead you on a walk to view the rock art galleries. (B,L)

Day 6:

Kakadu National Park (Friday)

This morning explore the World Heritage Area of Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be 20,000 years old, to the lookout for a view over the surrounding wetlands. Join the Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River. An Aboriginal guide will provide an insight into their culture, including local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, as well as bush survival skills. With special permission of the local people, you can go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin and your overnight accommodation. (L)

Day 7: 

Darwin (Saturday)

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

Kakadu Splendour - The Ghan
Kakadu Splendour - The Ghan

Pricing (per person)

April 2018 - March 2019

Peak Season

May, June, July, August 2018

  • Platinum $ 5,239
  • Gold Twin $ 3,939 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 3,409 (Advance Purchase)
  • Gold Single $ 3,939 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 3,409 (Advance Purchase)

Shoulder Season

April, September, October, November 2018, March 2019

  • Platinum $ 5,019
  • Gold Twin $ 3,719 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 3,189 (Advance Purchase)
  • Gold Single $ 3,719 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 3,189 (Advance Purchase)

Low Season

December 2018, January, February 2019

  • Platinum $ 4,389
  • Gold Twin $ 3,189 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 2,769 (Advance Purchase)
  • Gold Single $ 3,189 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 2,769 (Advance Purchase)

April 2019 - March 2020

Peak Season

May, June, July, August 2019

  • Platinum $ 5,489
  • Gold Twin $ 4,179 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 3,899 (Advance Purchase)
  • Gold Single $ 4,519 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 4,249 (Advance Purchase)

Shoulder Season

April, September, October, November 2019, February, March 2020

  • Platinum $ 5,119
  • Gold Twin $ 3,769 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 3,239 (Advance Purchase)
  • Gold Single $ 3,818 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 3,339 (Advance Purchase)

Low Season

February 2020

  • Platinum N/A
  • Gold Twin
  • N/A
  • Gold Single N/A

Heading

Peak Season

(Unavailable from March to October inclusive)

Shoulder Season

(November 2018)

  • Platinum: $3,899 (every day fare)
  • Gold Twin: $2,599 (every day fare), $2,069 (advance purchase)
  • ‍Gold Single: $2,459 (every day fare), $1,949 (advance purchase)

Low Season

(December 2018, January, February 2019)

  • Platinum: $3,269 (every day fare)
  • Gold Twin: $2,069 (every day fare) . $1,649 (advance purchase)
  • Gold Single: $1,959 (every day fare), $1,549 (advance purchase)
Advance Purchase Fares must be booked and paid for in full a minimum of six months in advance.
Only a limited number of these fares available per departure and are subject to availability.
Children aged 4-15 inclusive receive a 20% discount off the accompanying adult fare.
Children 0-3 free in existing bedding. All prices in Australian dollars (AUD).
Terms and Conditions apply.