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Depart Adelaide aboard The Ghan. Watch the passing scenery and observe 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.
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights The Ghan (L, D)
Wake up with a coffee or juice and witness an unforgettable 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)
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. The stunning gorge lies within the massive 292,000 hectares of Nitmiluk National Park. You’ll have the chance to explore it from the water with guided cruise options – an Off Train Experience you’ll never forget.
Having worked up an appetite after 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.
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights at Hilton Darwin. (B, L)
Today is yours to explore Darwin at your own pace. Take in a spot of souvenir shopping, wander the harbourfront or simply relax at your accommodation. (B)
Morning Darwin City Sights tour (Half Day) – From $67 pp (when booked with this package).
Darwin is Australia’s only tropical capital city and the largest city in the Northern Territory. It is a former frontier outpost and the gateway to Kakadu National Park. Darwin is treasured country to its traditional owners, the Larrakia people, who are prominent and active members of the local community. A multicultural city, it boasts a population comprising people representing more than 60 nationalities and 70 different ethnic backgrounds.
Litchfield National Park contains several types of typical Top End habitats, including lush monsoon forests, termite mounds, unusual rock formations, waterfalls and cascades. During the green season, four major waterfalls thunder from the cliffs to tropical rock pools many metres below. The first stop of the day is Florence Falls, where you have the opportunity for an 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 into the deep waterhole at the base of the falls, followed by a visit to Wangi Falls. On the way back to Darwin, you will stop at Howard Spring Nature Park, where you will have the chance to feed the barramundi and turtles. This is a great day for photography, including the amazing stand of termite mounds. (B, L)
This morning, after breakfast, check out of your hotel as your adventure comes to its end, leaving you with memories of awe-inspiring landscapes and unique outback experiences that will last a lifetime. (B)
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