Taste of the Top End - The Ghan

Departures per week

The Ghan 'Taste of the Top End" package departs weekly all year round

Day of departure

The Ghan 'Taste of the Top End" package departs Adelaide on Sundays at 12.15 pm

Duration

7
days
/
6
nights
Example:

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

Taste of the Top End - 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 
  • 4 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily 
  • 1 day Litchfield National Park Waterfalls including lunch and touring 
  • ½ day Jumping Crocs and Nature Adventure including Jumping Crocodile Cruise and touring 

Details

Day 1
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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)

FREE DAY Today is yours to explore Darwin at your own pace. Take in a spot of souvenir shopping or simply relax at your accommodation. (B) 

Day 5

Jumping Crocodiles (Thursday)

This morning is free for you to explore Darwin at your leisure. Perhaps make your way down to the waterfront and enjoy the tropical Darwin weather. Much of Darwin’s action happens along its revitalised waterfront, which is lined with restaurants, shops, sandy lagoons and parklands. This afternoon, your jumping croc adventure begins. Just 60 km from Darwin lies the Adelaide River, home to more than 1600 crocodiles and the location of the famous Jumping Crocodiles. Travel down the Stuart Highway to the Adelaide River. 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 onto Fogg Dam Nature Reserve to see a wetland ecosystem up close. (B) 

DAY 6

Litchfield National Park (Friday)

Litchfield National Park contains several types of typical Top End habitats including lush monsoon forests, termite mounds, unusual rock formations, waterfalls and cascades. First stop of the day is Florence Falls, where you have the opportunity for a scenic and interpretive bush and monsoon vine forest walk. There is also the chance for a swim by making your way down the stairs to the plunge pool below. Travel on to Tolmer Falls for a magnificent view of the water cascading down to the deep waterhole at the base of the falls. To finish the day you will visit Wangi Falls, with its large crystal clear pool, another relaxing spot for a swim. A great day for taking many fascinating photos, including the amazing stand of termite mounds. (B,L) 

DAY 7

Darwin (Saturday)

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

Taste of the Top End - The Ghan
Taste of the Top End - The Ghan

Pricing (per person)

April 2018 - March 2019

Peak Season

May, June, July, August 2018

  • Platinum $ 4,809
  • Gold Twin $ 3,519 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 3,239 (Advance Purchase)
  • Gold Single $ 3,519 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 3,239 (Advance Purchase)

Shoulder Season

April, September, October, November 2018, March 2019

  • Platinum $ 4,479
  • Gold Twin $ 3,179 (Everyday Fare)
    $2,649 (Advance Purchase)
  • Gold Single $ 3,179 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 2,649 (Advance Purchase)

Low Season

December 2018, January, February 2019

  • Platinum $ 3,849
  • Gold Twin $ 2,649 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 2,229 (Advance Purchase)
  • Gold Single $ 2,649 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 2,229 (Advance Purchase)

April 2019 - March 2020

Peak Season

May, June, July, August 2019

  • Platinum $ 4,889
  • Gold Twin $ 3,579 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 3,299 (Advance Purchase)
  • Gold Single $ 3,519 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 3,239 (Advance Purchase)

Shoulder Season

April, September, October, November 2019, March 2020

  • Platinum $ 4,579
  • Gold Twin $  3,229 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 2,699 (Advance Purchase)
  • Gold Single $ 3,179 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 2,649 (Advance Purchase)

Low Season

December 2019, January, February 2020

  • Platinum $ TBA
  • Gold Twin $ TBA (Everyday Fare)
    $ TBA (Advance Purchase)
  • Gold Single $ TBA (Everyday Fare)
    $ TBA (Advance Purchase)

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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.