3 August 2019 • 6 Day The Ghan 90th Anniversary Journey • Train & Stay Package

  • Pricing

    $3,397 per person twin share – Gold Service

    • Upgrade to Platinum Service from $1400 per person

    • Kakadu National Park extension available, 3 days/2 nights – Package price from $4,457 per person twin share

    Single price  – Based on a Gold Service cabin with your own private shower/toilet facilities. Cheaper single cabins with shared shower/toilet facilities available on request, ask us for pricing.

    $6,444 per person

    $7,705 with 3 day Kakadu extension


    ● 1 nights accommodation in Adelaide at the Stamford Grand

    ● 3 days / 2 nights aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Darwin, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine

    ● 2 nights accommodation in Darwin at Darwin Rydges Central

    • Optional 3 days/2 nights Kakadu National Park Extension – Includes Kakadu National Park Ticket, Accommodation, Experienced Driver Guide, Comprehensive commentary,  Travel in an air-conditioned coach & 3 lunches

  • Itinerary


    Welcome to Adelaide. Explore the food and wine capital at your leisure after checking in to your accommodation.

    OVERNIGHT: Stamford Grand


    Step aboard The Ghan in Adelaide for your unforgettable adventure to the Top End. As the train leaves the city heading for the Flinders Ranges and beyond, it’s your chance to settle in to your cabin and watch the changes in landscape from your very own window.

    OVERNIGHT: 2 nights The Ghan 


    After your first night enjoying the fine dining and relaxed luxury of this iconic train, you’ll wake to an amazing outback sunrise at Marla – a remote outpost 160 kilometres from the Northern Territory border that marks the start of the Oodnadatta Track. Enjoy more incredible outback scenery before arriving into Alice Springs early in the afternoon to enjoy an Off Train Excursion that reveals more of this historic outback town. 


    When the landscape transforms into the tropics as you head further north, prepare to experience one of the Top End’s most impressive natural wonders near Katherine. The stunning Nitmiluk Gorge lies within the massive 292,000 hectares of the Nitmiluk National Park. You’ll have the chance to explore it from the water with guided cruise options – an Off Train Excursion you’ll never forget. A few hours later, you’ll arrive in Darwin.

    OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Rydges Darwin

    DAY 5 & 6 –DARWIN 

    Take a stroll around Darwin, taking in the fascinating history at your leisure. Take in this tropical city, highlights including the Stokes Hill Wharf area, Botanic Gardens and the Chinese Temple, the Mooring Basin, and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory plus Darwin Aviation Museum. 

    3 days/2 nights Kakadu National Park Extension – Darwin return 

    What’s Included

     • Kakadu National Park Ticket

     • Accommodation

     • Experienced Driver Guide

     • Comprehensive commentary

     • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

    • 3 Lunches

    Day 1 Darwin – Kakadu National Park

    As this Short Break departs at 6.30am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

     Depart Darwin and 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 Driver Guide will lead you on a walk to view the rock art galleries. Included Meals: Lunch

    Day 2 Kakadu – Darwin

    This morning stop at Ubirr with a short walk to view Aboriginal rock art. Join the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River in search of saltwater crocodiles. You’ll have an Aboriginal guide with you and with the special permission of the local people, you’ll be able to go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin. Included Meals: Lunch

    Day 3 Darwin – Litchfield National Park – Farewell Darwin

    Litchfield National Park contains several types of typical Top End habitats including lush monsoon forests, termite mounds, unusual rock formations, waterfalls and cascades. The park encloses much of the spectacular Tabletop Range, which is a wide sandstone plateau mostly surrounded by cliffs.

    During the green season four major waterfalls thunder from the cliffs to tropical rock pools many metres below. During the dry season, the waterfalls flow more gently, making the waterholes the perfect spot for a cool dip. The Park’s traditional owners are the Wagait Aboriginal people, many of whom live in the area.

    We follow the Stuart Highway via the township of Batchelor to Litchfield National Park where we will visit the main falls. First stop 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. Finally we visit Wangi Falls, with its large crystal clear pool, another relaxing spot for a swim. On the way back to Darwin we make a stop in at Howard Spring Nature Park, where you will have the chance to feed the Barramundi & Turtles. A great day for taking many fascinating photos, including the amazing stand of termite mounds. Return to Darwin, arriving early evening, where your short break concludes. Included Meals: Lunch

    –  Ask us about adding airfares, transfers & sightseeing to complete your holiday package!

  • Only one date available for this special 90th anniversary journey

    Call us on 1300 689 461

    50 plus travel club logo