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7 day Unforgettable Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with flights

Including return flights, pre-accommodation in Darwin with daily breakfast, 3 nights’ travel aboard The Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide, all meals while onboard The Ghan, off-train excursions, and more.

Limited time offer! Book by Thursday 19 December to save up to 30%* on this incredible Ghan Expedition

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  • 7 day Unforgettable Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with flights
  • 7 day Unforgettable Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with flights
  • 7 day Unforgettable Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with flights
  • 7 day Unforgettable Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with flights
  • 7 day Unforgettable Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with flights
  • 7 day Unforgettable Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with flights
  • 7 day Unforgettable Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with flights
  • 7 day Unforgettable Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with flights
  • 7 day Unforgettable Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with flights
  • 7 day Unforgettable Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with flights
  • 7 day Unforgettable Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with flights
  • 7 day Unforgettable Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with flights
  • 7 day Unforgettable Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with flights
  • 7 day Unforgettable Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with flights
  • 7 day Unforgettable Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with flights
  • 7 day Unforgettable Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with flights
  • 7 day Unforgettable Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with flights
  • 7 day Unforgettable Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with flights
  • 7 day Unforgettable Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with flights
 

Highlights

 

Take a journey through Australia’s iconic Top End and Red Centre aboard one of the world’s most famous trains with this 7 day Unforgettable Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with flights.

Darwin is a cool little city. The far-flung capital of the Northern Territory is closer to parts of South East Asia than some areas of Australia, and has an unique identity that is all its own. You have two full days, three nights in Darwin ahead of your departure on The Ghan. How you spend that time is at your leisure. Choose to learn about the legacy of this city, including its involvement in World War II or its rich Indigenous heritage, at some of the excellent museums and galleries. Graze the street food offerings from stalls at the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, or take a day trip out to Litchfield National Park. The only activity you will have to set an alarm for is your sunset buffet dinner cruise aboard the Charles Darwin on your second day in the city. Sit back and relax as you cruise on this catamaran and enjoy a feast of Northern Territory-inspired cuisine.

It is then time to board The Ghan, one of Australia’s – and the world’s – most legendary trains. This journey will see you travel from Darwin to Adelaide, passing through some of Australia’s most iconic landscapes and emblematic Outback outposts. All of your meals are included while aboard, and you’ll dine with other passengers while savouring menus inspired by the regions you’re travelling through. There is, of course, ample chance to stretch your legs with included off-train excursions. Explore the stunning Nitmiluk Gorge or visit a working cattle station while in Katherine, dine under a indigo-hued tapestry of stars with an evening at Alice Springs Telegraph Station, and make like the locals by heading underground to explore the surreal layout of Coober Pedy.

 
 

Day 1: Sydney/Melbourne – airplane-takeoff – Darwin

Welcome to the Top End! You arrive in Darwin, the far-flung capital of the Northern Territory, and have the next two full days to explore this quirky city however you like. One must is a walk along the waterfront, or a trip to Mindil Beach to watch the sunset.

Day 2: Darwin (B, D)

How will you spend your first full day in Darwin? Make a point to hop between any of the museums and galleries, such as The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin Military Museum, or the Fannie Bay Gaol. Get up close with some of the NT’s most fearsome (and scaly) residents at Crocosaurus Cove, or take a stroll past the blooms of Darwin Botanic Gardens. This evening, head to the port to board the Charles Darwin for a sunset cruise that includes a buffet dinner of Northern Territory-inspired cuisine. Have your camera at the ready to capture the striking colours of a NT sunset!

Day 3: Darwin (B)

Today is yours to do what you like! Those keen on a day trip out of the city can also make the drive out to Litchfield National Park, about 90 minutes’ away by car. Litchfield is slightly closer than Kakadu and makes a more manageable day trip; expect to see its recognisable magnetic termite mounds, as well as gorgeous waterfalls, swimming holes, and more.

Day 4: Darwin – The Ghan Expedition – Katherine (B, L, D)

A transfer picks you up from the hotel at the necessary time and takes you to the railway station for your to step aboard The Ghan, one of Australia’s most legendary trains. Drop your bags in your cabin and have some time to relax, or begin to mingle with your fellow passengers in the Outback Explorer Lounge. A lunch of a regionally-inspired menu is served in the dining car and then it is time for your first off-train excursion: in Katherine. This town is often referred to as where the ‘outback meets the tropics’, and the wider is renowned for its natural beauty – hot springs, sandstone landscapes, deep gorges, and plunging waterfalls. You may like to take an excursion of a scenic cruise through Nitmiluk Gorge while learning about local Indigenous culture, before returning to The Ghan later this evening for dinner.

Day 5: Alice Springs (B, L, D)

Wake up after your first night aboard The Ghan, glimpse out your cabin window and find yourself looking out to the vast landscape of Australia’s Red Centre. Today is based around Alice Springs and the excursions available using the town as a launching pad. No matter which outings you take up, you have an equally spectacular night to look forward to: a mouth-watering barbecue dinner served under the stars at Alice Springs Telegraph Station.

Day 6: Coober Pedy (B, L, D)

Find yourself having crossed the border from Northern Territory into South Australia overnight, and prepare for today’s adventure to Coober Pedy as The Ghan rolls into the Outback outpost of Manguri. From here you will spend the entire day exploring Coober Pedy, one of the most unique townships in Australia. Most of this mining town settlement lies below ground; a labyrinth of houses, shops and hotels. There is even an underground church. Learn more about life here and how Coober Pedy came to be, and take in its famous lunar-like surrounds. Your lunch today is served how many of the locals enjoy it: underground. Dinner, however, is taken back aboard The Ghan for your final evening on this iconic train.

Day 7: Adelaide – airplane-takeoff – Sydney/Melbourne (B)

Watch out your cabin window as the passing-by landscape changes by expanses of red sand to green hills and more tightly clustered homes; a sure sign that you are approaching Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. You travel through the Flinders Ranges while grazing on brunch and arrive into the City of Churches by mid-morning. You have the remainder of the day as yours upon disembarking The Ghan.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Limited time offer! Book by Thursday 19 December to save up to 30%* on this incredible Ghan Expedition
  • Return Qantas flights with 23kg checked luggage
  • 3 nights’ pre-The Ghan Expedition accommodation in Darwin
  • 4 days and 3 nights’ aboard The Ghan Expedition, travelling from Darwin to Adelaide
  • Delicious daily breakfast, including all meals and beverages while on The Ghan
  • Off-train excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy
  • Sunset buffet dinner cruise aboard the Charles Darwin
  • Hotel transfer in Darwin to the rail terminal
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Payment Information:

  • Full payment is required at the time of booking
  • Payment is strictly non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Your package is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment

Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers 
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned or “optional” in the itinerary

Single Supplement: $2,599 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

Tour Only: Unfortunately, this option is unavailable for this deal. 

Group Size: Please note this is an independent tour, and as such, you will enjoy the company of fellow passengers on board the train. Accompanying guides are not provided except where mentioned in the tour itinerary.

Children: Minimum age 2 years. Same price as adults.

Accommodation: The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed. Rooms offered are based on a lead in room type and any bedding configuration preferences are on a request basis only.

Darwin: Adina Apartments in a premier view studio or similar
Train: The Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide 

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds

Please note, all bedding configurations are on the request basis only and cannot be guaranteed.

Maximum room capacity: 2 people

Triple Share: Not available 

Train Information: Luggage restrictions of 1 x 23 kg bag per person and 1 x small hand luggage. All Gold Twin cabins are equipped with the lower and upper bed and twin configuration only. Please note, Id identification will be required for boarding, Australian drivers license or passport will suffice.  

Health: Different levels of travel involve varying degrees of activity and we recommend a good level of fitness and health in order to fully experience the package and optional tours purchased, including site-seeing by foot, climbing of stairs or extended day touring. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

$100 spending money offer valid for any Webjet Exclusives tour or resort booking made at www.exclusives.webjet.com.au. Eligible bookings will receive a unique account application link from Webjet Exclusives via email within 72 hours of making a booking. Any HSBC Everyday Global Account applications not made via this link or if the booking is cancelled, the offer will not be fulfilled/paid. One (1) offer will be paid per booking. The offer is a 100 AUD deposit into the newly opened HSBC Everyday Global Accounts and the activated Visa Debit card. The offer may take up to 6 weeks to be fulfilled/paid. Webjet Exclusives reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time. The email address entered at the time of booking will be used as the primary contact. Webjet Exclusives’ standard booking terms and conditions apply. For more information go to www.hsbc.com.au/accounts/offers/everyday-global/webjet/

*Ghan Rail Offer: Up to 30% savings on The Ghan Expedition is based on flights, 3 nights’ accommodation and rail travel. Percentage savings are calculated off the RRP. 

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

1 March
29 March

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. True availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy flights departing Sydney or Melbourne with Qantas Airlines and their codeshare partners
  • No Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth departures for this deal – customers are advised to make their own way to Sydney or Melbourne
  • Flights include 7kg of carry-on and one 23kg of checked-in baggage per person
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable

 Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may involve a stopover or a substitute airline
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked.
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations & Cabin Class Upgrades:

  • Unfortunately, date, itinerary or cabin class update variations are not available for this travel deal.

Tour Only:

  • Unfortunately, Tour only option is unavailable for this deal.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Limited time offer! Book by Thursday 19 December to save up to 30%* on this incredible Ghan Expedition
  • Return Qantas flights with 23kg checked luggage
  • 3 nights’ pre-The Ghan Expedition accommodation in Darwin
  • 4 days and 3 nights’ aboard The Ghan Expedition, travelling from Darwin to Adelaide
  • Delicious daily breakfast, including all meals and beverages while on The Ghan
  • Off-train excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy
  • Sunset buffet dinner cruise aboard the Charles Darwin
  • Hotel transfer in Darwin to the rail terminal
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