Taste of the Top End

Adelaide to Darwin

7 Days6 Nights


  • 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.)
  • 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

Day 1 (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 (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 (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 (Wednesday)


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 (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 (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 (Saturday)


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

Alternative Departure:

Darwin to Adelaide (TEBRTAPT), Alice Springs to Darwin (TEALSBRT) and Darwin to Alice Springs (TEBRTALS)


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 $3,849 pp $4,479 pp $4,809 pp
Gold Service Everyday $2,649 pp $3,179 pp $3,519 pp
Gold Service Advance Purchase $2,229 pp $2,649 pp $3,239 pp

*Prices based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Advance Purchase and Pension Saver fares are subject to availability, please see our Terms and Conditions page for booking conditions.



To book call 1800 703 357

Booking Code: TEAPTBRT

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