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Ghan to Darwin Adventure – 5 Day Luxury Rail Package For Two Including Flights (Departing MEL)

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Ghan to Darwin Adventure – 5 Day Luxury Rail Package For Two Including Flights (Departing MEL)

The finest rail journey in the world.

$5,698

Valued at $7,818
For Two Departing MEL
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Overview

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All aboard The Ghan! Australia’s iconic luxury train is ready to sweep you off your feet as you journey through the heart of the outback in award-winning comfort.

  • Return Flights
  • 3 Days Aboard The Ghan in a Gold Service Cabin PLUS 2 Nights in Darwin
  • ALL Onboard Meals, Drinks, Excursions and Activities

INCLUSIONS

  • Return Flights from Melbourne
  • 3 Days/2 Nights on The Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin in a Gold Service Cabin
  • All Onboard Meals, Drinks (Including Alcohol), Excursions and Activities During the Train Ride
  • 2 Nights of 4 Star Accommodation in Darwin
  • Transfers from the Train Station to Your Darwin Hotel
  • Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Transfers to Darwin Airport
  • Bonus Voucher Book with Exclusive Extras and Discounts to Redeem Throughout Your Journey!

This unforgettable package is valid for two people twin share, however packages for one person in a private cabin are available at no extra cost here!

ACCOMMODATION

  • The Ghan – Gold Service Cabin
  • Darwin – Argus Hotel Darwin or similar

TRAVEL DATES

  • Available for one of the following departure dates in 2017:
  • 6 August*
  • 17 September*
  • 15, 29 October
  • 12 November
  • *Surcharge apply for departures on these dates – see the Fine Print for details
  • Book early to secure your preferred dates!

HOW TO BOOK

  1. Once you have selected your favourite option, click on Add to Cart and follow the payment prompts
  2. Once you complete your purchase, you will be emailed a confirmation and unique booking code
  3. Please follow the instructions on your email to redeem your voucher

For any other assistance or enquiries please contact support@kogantravel.com or call us on 1300 517 210.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover world-class service, masterful cuisine, beautiful backdrops and the spirit of the outback aboard The Ghan – Australia’s iconic luxury train!
  • Feast on the flavours of the outback with fabulous onboard fine dining experiences every day, including seafood tasting plates, roasted kangaroo fillet, grilled goldband snapper, regional cheese, wine and much more.
  • Lap up award-winning service from the moment you arrive at the train station. The crew onboard the The Ghan treat guests like their own family and their welcoming smiles are something you’ll never tire of.
  • Enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Katherine River gazing in wonder at towering sandstone cliffs and the beautiful scenery that passes you by.
  • Upgrade your package to include an unforgettable scenic flight over Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Parks, with views that need to be seen to be believed!
  • Enjoy some free time in Darwin, Australia’s only tropical capital city, to visit its wonderful local markets and galleries, then cap off your legendary adventure with a magical Sunset Dinner Cruise.

ITINERARY & FOOD GUIDE

Pre-Train Ride

Sydney, Brisbane and Perth Guests

Arrive in Adelaide the day before The Ghan departs, including a night of accommodation.

Melbourne Guests

Arrive on the day of The Ghan’s departure (Day 1) and make your own way to Adelaide Railway Station.

Adelaide Guests

Make your own way to Adelaide Railway Station on the day of The Ghan’s departure.

Day 1: Depart Adelaide (L, D)

Step aboard the legendary Ghan and take some time to acquaint yourself with the friendly staff and your comfortable cabin.

Once you’ve settled in and the big wheels start turning, make your way to the classically styled Queen Adelaide Restaurant carriage for a delicious lunch, accompanied by your choice of fine wines. With all meals and beverages included in your Gold Service package , you can afford to leave your credit card tucked away in your cabin.

Watch the rolling pastoral lands of South Australia merge into rugged Mallee scrub. Marvel as the spectacular Flinders Ranges disappear into the horizon, all the while enjoying the peacefulness of your cabin, reading or catching up on your favourite podcast, then mingling with fellow travellers in the Lounge car for afternoon tea.

A three course meal in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant is bound to satisfy and as darkness falls outside the train’s windows, talk inevitably turns to the impressive outback gourmet menu. Entrees include a South Australian Regional Seafood Tasting Plate, a succulent rack of lamb for mains, and your choice of desserts including a regional cheese plate with Barossa Valley brie, Limestone Coast clothed cheddar and Lobethal goat blue.

The selection of wines is equally outstanding and staff are experts in helping you find the perfect drop to match your meal.

For those with a little steam left in the engine, make new friends in the Lounge. Or, if all that mouth-watering food and sightseeing has taken it out of you, head back to your cabin for a good night’s sleep in anticipation of a striking outback sunrise.

Day 2: The Centre (B, L, D)

Wake up with a coffee or juice and witness an unforgettable outback sunrise at the new morning stop in Marla in the remote reaches of SA, a quaint town around 40kms from Coober Pedy.
Back on board, it’s time for brunch. Enjoy a light bite from the extensive menu or order something a little more substantial – perhaps a full breakfast complete with eggs just the way you like them. And while you’re in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant why not try the Belgian chocolate waffle with strawberries, chocolate sauce and double cream? You’re on holiday after all! After a few more coffees, fresh juices and more incredible outback scenery, you’ll be arriving in iconic Alice Springs.

Here you can glimpse the history of yesteryear, the thriving culture and unique lifestyle of today. Visit local landmarks, or take a front row seat at a spectacular bird show at the Desert Park. To fully appreciate this breathtaking part of Australia, you might like to take a helicopter ride over the ancient MacDonnell Ranges as part of an additional upgrade. Experience this 300 million year old mountain range’s unique beauty with 360 degree views. Alternatively experience a serene camel ride across incredible ochre land.

Back on the train there’s time to talk through the day’s discoveries with newfound friends in the Outback Explorer Lounge before freshening up for dinner in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant. Tonight, try the roasted kangaroo fillet with crocodile boudin blanc, potato puree and quandong jus. Crocodile has long been a Northern Territory bushfood staple. The crocodile boudin blanc (white sausage) featured on the menu has been created in collaboration with award-winning smallgoods purveyor, Barossa Fine Foods.

Then it’s back to your cabin to loosen the belt and enjoy a cheeky nightcap before bed.

Day 3: Katherine – Darwin (B, L)

Welcome to Katherine! Upon reaching the Northern Territory you’ll enjoy another full breakfast before leaving the train for a day of cultural delights. Endless options await in Katherine.

Enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Katherine River gazing in wonder at towering sandstone cliffs. Alternatively, gain an insight into the culture and ways of the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, the Jawoyn people, with an exclusive cultural experience. Spend the day with the Aboriginal people, sharing their culture, learning their ways and trying some of the skills developed over thousands of years. Activities include basket weaving, spear throwing, fire lighting, painting, and learning the Didgeridoo.

You can choose to upgrade your excursion with a helicopter or scenic flight over Kakadu and the Nitmiluk National Parks where aside from magnificent views, you may witness ‘Bolung’, the rainbow serpent who is believed to inhabit the deep green pools found in the Second Gorge.

A late lunch awaits back on board – possibly the grilled goldband snapper fillet and steamed asparagus spears, with orange, cranberry, parsley and papitas couscous with a saffron aioli.

Then kick back and savour the last few hours of this epic journey. Roll into Darwin at 5.30pm then ease back into ‘life on the land’ by exploring the harbour, bars and restaurants of this laid back Top End city.

Transfer to Darwin hotel to spend the night.

Day 4: Free Day in Darwin (D)

Enjoy a day free at leisure to explore the very best of this captivating city, before boarding an unforgettable Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise.

Day 5: Depart for Home

Transfer to the airport for your flight home, with a head and heart full of magical memories that are sure to last a lifetime.

B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner

AWARDS

Best Rail Journey 2012 – 2015
Luxury Travel Magazine

Best Luxury Rail Company 2016
Luxury Travel Magazine

Best Train Journey 2011 – 2014
Australian Traveller People’s Choice Awards

Top 10 Rail Journeys in the World
Traveller.com.au

FINE PRINT

Buying and Booking:

  • Buy now – limited time offer!
  • Top Tip: Book early to secure your preferred dates!
  • 14 day booking guarantee – if you can’t book your preferred dates within 14 days we will refund you in full. See T&Cs here
  • Bookings are non refundable once your travel dates are confirmed

Flight Information:

  • Your airline will be from Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia or Tiger, subject to availability
  • Includes 20kg of checked baggage

Surcharges:

Surcharges apply to departures in June, August and September.

  • Adelaide departures: $50 per person
  • Melbourne departures: $140 per person
  • Sydney, Brisbane and Perth departures: $100 per person

Stay Behind Surcharges:

  • Additional nights in Darwin can be added from $90 per person, subject to availability
  • An extra night in Adelaide can be added for $60 per person twin share or $120 for a solo travellers
  • Please contact Kogan Travel on 1300 517 210 for more information on stay behind surcharge

General:

  • Valid for 2 people twin
  • Subject to availability
  • Not valid with any other offer
  • Guests travelling from Adelaide must make their own way to the train station for The Ghan’s departure
  • Pre-train ride accommodation in Adelaide is only included for those travelling from Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. Flights from Melbourne will arrive on the day of the train departure
  • Ghan Gold Service Single Cabins do not have an ensuite

Package Excludes:

  • Airport and train station transfers in Adelaide
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not listed in the Inclusions

Travel Advice:

  • For the latest travel advice for your holiday please visit www.smartraveller.gov.au
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your trip overseas
  • A visa may be required for your destination or any countries you are transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you obtain a valid visa. Please visit http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ to assist you with any requirements.
  • For information about how we calculate the savings and values of our deals, click here

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