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Experience Gold Service Aboard The Ghan Expedition with Off Train Excursions Included

Enjoy two nights of tropical relaxation at the beachside SKYCITY Darwin before boarding The Ghan Expedition, the legendary coast-to-coast expedition from Darwin down to Adelaide via Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy. Your experience includes two nights at SKYCITY Darwin with daily breakfast, a complimentary cocktail at Sandbar on arrival and a bottle of sparkling wine to share, followed by three nights aboard The Ghan Expedition travelling in a Gold Service Twin Cabin with all-inclusive dining, Australian wines, beers and spirits and unforgettable Off Train Excursions, plus enjoy a complimentary transfer from SKYCITY Darwin to the Darwin Rail Terminal.

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6 Days
SHOULDER SEASON
Earn 2,999 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Package is valid for one adult (twin share – you must purchase two packages)
  • Valid for SHOULDER SEASON packages travelling in April 2019 (see 'Fine Print' for dates)
  • Daily buffet breakfast overlooking the beach at The Vue
  • One complimentary cocktail on arrival at Sandbar
Calendar
6 Days
HIGH SEASON
Earn 3,149 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Package is valid for one adult (twin share – you must purchase two packages)
  • Valid for HIGH SEASON packages travelling in May and June 2019 (see 'Fine Print' for dates)
  • Daily buffet breakfast overlooking the beach at The Vue
  • One complimentary cocktail on arrival at Sandbar

Embark on a legendary railway journey through Australia from the tropical capital of Darwin through the Red Centre to Adelaide, enjoying the comforts of Gold Service and unforgettable Off Train Excursions all the way.

What You’ll Love…

Part One: SKYCITY Darwin

Unwind and indulge with a two-night stay at SKYCITY Darwin, a premium resort nestled on a private, white-sand beach complete with an infinity pool, tropical lagoon pool and more – the perfect prelude to your train journey.

Kick off your break in style with a complimentary cocktail at Sandbar, which offers laid-back vibes and Arafura Sea views.

Once you’ve dropped your bags off in your Deluxe Room – which features a private balcony, perfect for enjoying your complimentary bottle of sparkling – spend your stay enjoying everything the hotel has to offer, from blissful treatments at the Lagoon Day Spa to fun-filled nights in the on-site 24-hour SKYCITY Casino and unforgettable dinners in one of the eight award-winning restaurants and bars - with daily breakfast included.

Upon check-out, board your transfer to the Darwin Rail Terminal to commence your next adventure.

Part Two: The Ghan Expedition

After your beachside relaxation, it’s time to embark on one of the world’s most legendary and sought-after train journeys: The Ghan Expedition.

Once on board, settle into your classic Gold Service Twin cCabin – a beautifully appointed comfortable sleeper cabin featuring a private en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, upper and lower sleeping berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day, with in-cabin power outlets and music channels with journey audio commentary available.

You’ll enjoy all-inclusive dining onboard in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, available exclusively to Gold Service guests. Indulge in multi-course breakfast, lunch and dinner created by the onboard chefs who work closely with local suppliers and providores to create fresh, modern Australian meals that reflect the cuisine of the regions through which you are travelling, such as crocodile boudin blanc sausage served with potato puree, grilled saltwater barramundi with potato fondant, a tantalising buffalo curry, mango and lemon myrtle cheesecake and much more.

You’re also entitled to a wide selection of beverages, served in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant or Outback Explorer Lounge car. Select from a wide range of Australian wines, beer, and base spirits, as well as non-alcoholic drinks, tea and coffee as you watch the beautiful landscape change.

And that’s not to mention the most spectacular part: the journey itself. You’ll head coast-to-coast from Darwin down to Adelaide, starting in the tropics of the north before travelling down through the Red Centre to Adelaide in the south.

Stop at the Top End township of Katherine with its stunning outback scenery, gorges and waterfalls, and discover more about its Indigenous history. Admire rugged and beautiful scenery as you journey through the Red Centre. Enjoy Off Train Excursions in the incredible Alice Springs against a backdrop of red earth and mountain ranges, before stopping in the desert at nightfall to witness the incredibly clear constellation of stars twinkling overhead as you enjoy an outback barbecue. Explore the opal-mining capital of the world, Coober Pedy, where more than half of the residents live underground - where you'll enjoy a gourmet lunch in a spectacular location beneath the earth's surface. Finally, admire the changing landscape as red tones turn to green as you arrive in Adelaide, South Australia.

Enhance your journey with a selection of unforgettable Off Train Excursions included in your package so you discover this breathtaking landscape in detail, such as a Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise, a Katherine Outback Experience, an Alice Springs Desert Park excursion.

Your Package Includes:

  • Two nights in a Deluxe Hotel Room at SKYCITY Darwin, complete with a private balcony and stylish en suite bathroom
  • Daily buffet breakfast at SKYCITY Darwin overlooking the beach at The Vue
  • One complimentary cocktail on arrival at SKYCITY Darwin at Sandbar
  • One bottle of sparkling wine to share between two at SKYCITY Darwin (based on twin-share)
  • Complimentary transfer from SKYCITY Darwin to the Darwin Rail Terminal
  • Three nights aboard The Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide travelling in a Gold Service Twin Cabin
  • All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
  • All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and soft drinks onboard
  • Dinner under the stars in Alice Springs and gourmet lunch underground in Coober Pedy
  • All-inclusive Off Train Excursions (with upgrade options available en route)

The '7 day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Please note a 100% cancellation fee applies after 48 hours. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.

Valid for the following dates (starting at SKYCITY Darwin):

Shoulder Season

1 April 2019

8 April 2019

15 April 2019

22 April 2019

29 April 2019

High Season

6 May 2019

13 May 2019

20 May 2019

27 May 2019

3 June 2019

6 June 2019

10 June 2019

17 June 2019

20 June 2019

24 June 2019

Instant Booking: To confirm your departure date at purchase, select 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON (of any age) based on twin share. You must purchase TWO PACKAGES. Single travellers must purchase two packages.

*Solo traveller: *single supplement surcharges are available subject to departure date. Please contact Luxury Escapes for pricing.

Bedding configuration at SKYCITY Darwin is one king bed or twin single beds. Bedding configuration aboard The Ghan Expedition is twin beds (upper and lower berth). Maximum room capacity is two adults.

Luggage allowance onboard The Ghan Expedition is 60kg per guest (two x 30kg pieces per person)

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

One bottle of sparkling wine for two to share at SKYCITY Darwin per twin-share package.

Transfer times from SKYCITY Darwin to Darwin Rail Terminal are as follows: Wednesdays at 8am or (in June only) Saturdays at 7am.

All Off Train Excursions and activities are dependent upon the selected itinerary, are subject to availability and are subject to change. Surcharges apply to select Off Train Excursions including helicopter flights and camel rides.

Travel insurance is not included in your package but is highly recommended.

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