Kakadu Splendour by "THE GHAN" (Adelaide to Darwin or Reverse) 7D6N

From A$3,785.00 Per Person, Twin Share

At a Glance

Experience one of the world’s great rail journeys aboard The Ghan and discover the Top End’s best Aboriginal rock art, landscapes and wildlife in Kakadu and Katherine with this once-in-a-lifetime 7-day journey.

Over three magical days, journey through the heart of Australia onboard The Ghan, the ultimate outback rail journey from Adelaide to Darwin. With a history dating back over 90 years to the first Afghan-Australian cameleers, this legendary train evokes a frontier spirit, a romantic connection to the land, and travelling on it creates a moving and unforgettable life experience. At each stop – Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine – you will enjoy unique Off Train Excursions to suit every fitness level: cultural tours, cruises, hikes, scenic flights, cattle station visits and more.

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Trip Highlights

  • Travel from Darwin to Adelaide with immersive off train experiences in Katherine and Alice Springs
  • Experience the luxury and comfort of Gold Service onboard The Ghan, with the option to upgrade to Platinum Service
  • Gourmet regionally inspired cuisine, with all-inclusive dining, fine wines and beverages aboard The Ghan
  • Enjoy a sunset dinner cruise of Darwin Harbour
  • Experience the magic of the Top End on a fully guided tour of Kakadu National Park
  • Visit remote Aboriginal communities and learn about their culture and history while admiring some of the country’s best rock art
  • Taste regionally inspired cuisine
  • Enjoy two cruises on the Yellow Water and the East Alligator River in the Kakadu

What's Included

  • 3-days/2-nights onboard The Ghan in a Gold Twin sleeper cabin, from Adelaide to Alice Springs including all meals, fine wines and beverages in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
  • 3 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily
  • 1 night Kakadu and East Alligator River including accommodation guided touring
  • Use of the Outback Explorer Lounge for beverages and socialising onboard The Ghan
  • Off Train Excursion in Katherine
  • Transfer from Darwin Rail Terminal to Darwin hotel
  • 60 kilograms of luggage allowance per guest for The Ghan
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Half day Darwin City Sights tour
  • Darwin Harbour Sunset Dinner Cruise

Itinerary

DAY 1 Adelaide – Embark on the ultimate outback rail journey
On board The Ghan
Lunch, Dinner
DAY 2 Alice Springs – Discover the Red Centre your way
On board The Ghan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3 Darwin & Katherine Gorge Cruise
Double Tree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin
Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4 Explore the City & Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise
Double Tree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin
Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5 Yellow Water Billabong Cruise & the Warradjan  Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6 East Alligator River Cruise & Arnhem Land Culture Immersion
DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin
Lunch
Day 7 Farewell, Darwin!
None
Breakfast

Dates & Prices

Departs Adelaide on Sundays (Febraury - November)

Departs Darwin on Saturdays (Febraury - November)

Price is based on Gold Twin/Single. Please contact us for group bookings or cabin upgrade to Gold Superior and Platinum Service.

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How To Get There

- The departure point is Adelaide, South Australia

- The finish point is Darwin, Northern Territory

- Major commercial flights provide convenient access to Adelaide and Darwin

Weather & Climate

In the Red Centre, the four traditional seasons are distinct, with temperatures plummeting below freezing during winter nights (June to August) and soaring to well above 40°C (105 F plus) in the height of summer (December to January). Meanwhile, the shoulder seasons of April-May and September are mild with some warmer days. Rain is not common in the desert, but it does rain on occasion. Please be prepared for wet and windy conditions on all trips.

Darwin in the Top End of the Northern Territory has two distinct seasons, the 'wet' and the 'dry'. 

The wet season (November – April)

The wet season in Darwin is characterised by high humidity, monsoonal rains and storms. Average temperatures range from 24.7 - 32 °C (76.5 - 89.6°F), and humidity can push past 80 per cent.

The dry season (May – October)

The dry season, from May until October, is characterised by warm, dry sunny days and cool nights. Temperatures typically range from 21.6– 31.8°C (70.9 - 89.2°F), and humidity levels are much lower: around 60 – 65 per cent.

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Other Information

Onlyluxe Travel acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.

Payment Detail
All pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by Onlyluxe Travel.

A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable within 7 days of your booking, with the final balance due 60 days prior to departure. If a booking is made 60 days or less before departure, the full payment is payable immediately. Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of a booking with cancellation penalties payable to Onlyluxe Travel. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a surcharge will be added to the total price.

Single Supplement
All accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.

General Cancellation Policies
- Outside of 60 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee
- Within 60 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited
- No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption
- We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurance

Please Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.

Liability
The participant agrees to indemnify Onlyluxe Travel, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.

Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.

Child Policy
Please consult travel consultant on age limit.

Changes to Itineraries
Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.

Changes in Prices
While we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age Limits
You need to advise Onlyluxe travel and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. Onlyluxe Travel and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.

Cancellation by The Tour Operator
The walks take place in very special wilderness settings. The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any walk up to 60 days prior to departure if a minimum of 4 walkers are unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the walk or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.

Force Majeure
'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which Onlyluxe Travel or its third party providers could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure Onlyluxe Travel will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.

Evacuations
In rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.

For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.

Travel Insurance
In view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.

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