The Ghan Adventure Extension
Price: £4,995 / $6,250 per person (Single Supplement £925 / $1,150)
Highlights: Darwin, Kakadu National Park, The Ghan Rail Experience, Katherine Gorge, Alice Springs (Uluru/Ayers Rock), Coober Pedy, Adelaide
Includes: See below itinerary for full details of all inclusions
Day 1 (9th April 2023) - Darwin, capital city of the Northern Territory and a former frontier outpost."
Arrive into Darwin, the gateway to Kakadu National Park and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2 - Travel to Kakadu National Park for an overnight stay (B/D)
After breakfast join a two day excursion to Kakadu National Park. Todays visits will include a trip to Ubirr Rock and the Warradjan Visitor Centre. Overnight (including dinner) at one of the park lodges.
Day 3 - Sunrise Cruise and wonders of Kakadu National Park (B)
Today join an early sunrise Yellow Waters Cruise and later in the day visit the Nourangie Rock and Bowali Visitor Centre. Return to Darwin for an overnight stay.
Day 4 - Today join your Ghan train adventure (B/L/D)
After breakfast join the Ghan train in Darwin. After lunch onboard the train make your way through the lush green tropics to Katherine. This afternoon, choose to join a cruise along the mesmerising Nitmiluk Gorge, located on the lands of the Jawoyn people or experience a glimpse into the lives of those who call the outback home on a huge cattle station. Dinner this evening onboard the train.
Day 5 - The Ghan arrives in Alice Springs, gateway to Uluru (B/L/D)
After breakfast onboard, you’ll roll into Alice Springs at the spectacular red centre. An Australian town with an atmosphere of its own, Alice Springs brings together the region’s rich history, outstanding Indigenous art, and diverse local wildlife. A full day of optional excursions in The Alice with an option to upgrade to a scenic flight over Uluru (Ayers Rock). BBQ Dinner this evening at the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station.
Day 6 - Continue on The Ghan to the mining township of Coober Pedy (B/L/D)
After breakfast, continue crossing the Outback. From your morning stop at the outback post of Manguri, you'll venture into the weird and wonderful opal mining township of Coober Pedy, where more than half the residents live underground! Here you will enjoy a gourmet lunch in an underground restaurant. Dinner is served later this evening onboard the train.
Day 7 - Finally arrive into Adelaide for a two night stay (B)
This morning you will see a dramatic change in landscape, as the rich ochre tones of the outback make way for the green fields of South Australia. Enjoy a leisurely brunch as you pass through the majestic Flinders Ranges and prepare for your mid-morning arrival into Adelaide, completing one of the world’s great travel experiences. Join an orientation tour of Adelaide and overnight in the city.
Day 8 - Day at leisure in Adelaide with optional excursions available (B)
After breakfast enjoy a full day at leisure in the city of Adelaide with optional tours available to the nature based reserves of Kangaroo Island or the wine district of the Barossa Valley. Overnight in Adelaide.
Day 9 (17th April 2023) - Join your flight to Perth to start the Western Australia eclipse tour (B)
Time at leisure until your transfer to the airport to join your flight to Perth where you will join Day 1 of the Western Australia eclipse tour.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS EXTENSION PACKAGE?
The Ghan Extension Package Price £4,995 / $6,250
*Please note these costings are based on March 2021 prices and are subject to change.
The price for this extension package includes meals as stated in the above daily itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner), flights from Adelaide to Perth at the end of the extension tour and all transfers (see note on airport transfers below).
Hotel accommodation is provided in twin or double bedrooms with a private bathroom. The Ghan accommodation is based on a Gold Service Cabin (for The Ghan accommodation details Click Here). Gold Service Cabins include all-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant and all-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages whilst onboard The Ghan.
Single rooms for sole occupancy are available for this extension package. Single room supplements are £925 / $1,150.
Flight packages from London and the US will be offered by our flight partner about 11 months in advance of the tour departure (when all fares and schedules are available) or you can arrange your own International flights if you prefer.
Current return air fares from London to Darwin and then Perth to London are between about £965 and £2,440 and from the US about $1,900 to $3,540.
Airport transfers and assistance are included on arrival and departure days if you take advantage of the Flights Package which we can offer within 11 months of the tour departure. If you choose to arrange your own International flights (or arrive on non Extension Package dates), then the meet point is the hotel on Day 1 of the Extension Package and the tour ends at the hotel on the final day of the Extension Package.
Please note that this extensions is not available with the Overland Coastal Main Tour as the group dates do not fit with this extension.