Top End Adventurer with Radiance of the Seas & The Ghan

 16 nights departing 9 February 2020

  Package Reference: HOA2604P
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$5,679 pp

Pay just $1,136 pp to book today

Immerse yourself in the highlights of the Northern Territory and Western Australia as you relax and unwind on this cruise and rail journey.

Package inclusions

  • Transfer to the rail terminal.†
  • 2 nights aboard The Ghan travelling from Adelaide to Darwin in Gold or Platinum Service. Your journey includes all meals, drinks and off train experiences in Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine.
  • Transfer from the rail terminal to your accommodation.
  • 6 night stay in Darwin at the DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin including breakfast.
  • 48 hour Hop on-Hop off Big Bus Darwin pass.
  • Half day Jumping Crocs & Nature Adventure tour.
  • Full day Litchfield National Park Waterfalls tour.
  • Transfer from your accommodation to the cruise terminal.
  • 8 nights aboard Radiance of the Seas from Darwin to Perth with port calls in Bali (Benoa), Port Hedland and Geraldton. Your cruise includes on board meals and entertainment.
  • Transfer from the cruise terminal.†
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Tour itinerary

Sunday 9 February
This morning you will be transferred to the Adelaide Parklands Terminal† where you will board The Ghan and travel by rail to Darwin in your chosen service of travel. Prepare for a journey of comfort, relaxation and a touch of adventure, as the legendary Ghan takes you deep into the heart of Australia.
Included meals: lunch & dinner
Accommodation: The Ghan - 2 nights on board


Monday 10 February
Step off the train this morning in Marla and warm yourself with a morning cuppa against the stunning backdrop of an outback sunrise (weather permitting). Travel through the rich red landscapes of the Northern Territory before arriving into Alice Springs, the heart of the Red Centre, this afternoon.

Choice of included Off Train Excursion:

  • Alice Springs Desert Park
  • Alice Explorer
  • Simpsons Gap Discovery Walk
  • Spirit of Mt. Gillen Helicopter Flight (optional upgrade)
  • Pyndan Camel Tracks (optional upgrade)
  • Alice Springs & Surrounds Fixed Wing Scenic Flight (optional upgrade)

Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Sunday 9 February
This morning you will be transferred to the Adelaide Parklands Terminal† where you will board The Ghan and travel by rail to Darwin in your chosen service of travel. Prepare for a journey of comfort, relaxation and a touch of adventure, as the legendary Ghan takes you deep into the heart of Australia.
Included meals: lunch & dinner
Accommodation: The Ghan - 2 nights on board


Monday 10 February
Step off the train this morning in Marla and warm yourself with a morning cuppa against the stunning backdrop of an outback sunrise (weather permitting). Travel through the rich red landscapes of the Northern Territory before arriving into Alice Springs, the heart of the Red Centre, this afternoon.

Choice of included Off Train Excursion:

  • Alice Springs Desert Park
  • Alice Explorer
  • Simpsons Gap Discovery Walk
  • Spirit of Mt. Gillen Helicopter Flight (optional upgrade)
  • Pyndan Camel Tracks (optional upgrade)
  • Alice Springs & Surrounds Fixed Wing Scenic Flight (optional upgrade)

Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 11 February
Continue your adventure by making a stop in Katherine this morning, home of the stunning Katherine Gorge and rich in Indigenous history.

Choice of included Off Train Excursion:

  • Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise
  • Nitmiluk First Gorge Rock Art Cruise
  • Katherine Outback Experience (Apr - Oct)
  • Nitmiluk Gorge Helicopter Flight (optional upgrade)
  • Twin Parks Fixed Wing Scenic Flight (optional upgrade)

Enjoy a late lunch back on board The Ghan before arriving into Darwin early this evening where you will disembark and be transferred to your accommodation.
Included meals: breakfast & lunch
Accommodation: DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin - 6 night stay


Wednesday 12 February
Today make the most of your Hop on Hop off pass. Don’t miss a thing aboard the open-top double decker tour of Darwin complemented by an entertaining and informative commentary. This pass allows you the freedom to plan your own itinerary and visit the landmarks and attractions at your own pace. There are 12 stops including Crocosauras Cove, Doctor’s Gully, Cullen Bay Marina, Darwin Military Museum and Waterfront Precinct.
Included meals: breakfast


Thursday 13 February
Continue your exploration of Darwin with your Hop on Hop off pass.
Included meals: breakfast


Friday 14 February
Today’s spectucular Crocodile Cruise takes you on the Adelaide River to educate you on crocodile biology, territorial habits, and their value to the eco system. On this cruise your wildlife guide offers the crocs a taste of buffalo meat in return for them swimming out to say hello and show their incredible hunting techniques. At Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre learn about wildlife and Aboriginal history and enjoy the views across the Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve.
Included meals: breakfast


Saturday 15 February
Today you will have a free day in Darwin.
Included meals: breakfast


Sunday 16 February
Boarding early for the drive to Litchfield National Park, your Driver Guide will keep you entertained with stories surrounding the history of Australia’s longest highway, the Stuart . The gorgeous, historical town of Batchelor is the gateway to Litchfield National Park and you’ll stop here for a morning tea break at one of the local cafés (own expense). Stop for a photo at the Termite Mounds, the work of local termites, standing upright like magnetic compasses. View the double waterfalls of Florence Falls from a high vantage point before making your way down to take a dip in the plunge pool below There’s time for an interpretive walk through the scenic bush and monsoon vine forest. Continue to spectacular Tolmer Falls, home to several colonies of rare ghost and orange horseshoe bats. Take a break for lunch at Litchfield Café. Wangi Falls is the most accessible of rock pools and is the perfect place for you to take a final dip today Visit Howard Springs Nature Park, a great place to see wildlife including turtles, barramundi and freshwater fish, before returning to Darwin.
Included meals: breakfast & lunch


Monday 17 February
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before being transferred to the Darwin Cruise Terminal where you will board the Radiance of the Seas bound for Fremantle. Your cruise includes on board meals and entertainment.
Included meals: breakfast & dinner
Accommodation: Radiance of the Seas - 8 nights on board


Tuesday 18 February
Today you will be cruising at sea. Find your favourite lounge on board and soak up stunning ocean views as you read a book or enjoy a coffee.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Wednesday 19 February
Today you will be cruising at sea. Get involved in the daily on board activities and join in on inspirational and exciting enrichment programs.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Thursday 20 February
Bali (Benoa), Indonesia

This ‘island of the gods’ is a tropical paradise with a unique culture. Discover Bali’s rich artistic, architectural and religious heritage or enjoy its spectacular scenery, from palmfringed beaches to rivers in the rainforest.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Friday 21 February
Today you will be cruising at sea. Treat yourself and dine at one of the delicious specialty restaurants this evening, then catch a broadway style show in the theatre or put your dancing shoes on to complete a perfect evening on board.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Saturday 22 February
Port Hedland, Australia

Port Hedland sits at the heart of a region rich in indigenous, culture and history. This area sits on the path of the warlu, or Dreamtime sea serpent, who legend holds emerged from the sapphire sea to travel into the red heart of the Outback.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Sunday 23 February
Today you will be cruising at sea.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Monday 24 February
Geraldton, Australia

Gorgeous windswept beaches, leaning trees, wildflowers and a friendly atmosphere define this sunny resort town. It is a prime destination for water sports, and boating, sailing and fishing are part of Geraldton’s maritime heritage.
On board meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 25 February
Arrive into Fremantle this morning and disembark. You will be transferred from the cruise terminal†, marking the end of your arrangements.
Onboard meals: breakfast

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Above pricing is based on the arrangements listed under package inclusions only. Itinerary is subject to change or substitution.

†Transfers included within a 50km radius. Extra km’s additional.

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