Top End & The Kimberley with Sun Princess & The Ghan

 16 nights departing 16 October 2019

  Package Reference: HOA2519P
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$6,119 pp

See the splendour of Australia’s heritage, culture, flora, and fauna in this package enriched in Australia’s steep history.

Package inclusions

  • Transfer to your accommodation.†
  • 4 night stay in Adelaide at Hilton Adelaide including breakfast.
  • Morning Adelaide Central Market tour.
  • Full day Barossa & Hahndorf Highlights tour.
  • Transfer from your accommodation to the rail terminal.
  • 2 nights onboard The Ghan travelling from Adelaide to Darwin in Gold or Platinum Service. Your journey includes all meals, drinks and off train excursions in Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine.
  • Transfer from the rail terminal to your accommodation.
  • 3 night stay in Darwin at Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Esplanade including breakfast.
  • 24 hour Hop on-Hop off Darwin City Explorer pass.
  • Charles Darwin Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise.
  • Transfer from your accommodation to the cruise terminal.
  • 7 nights aboard Sun Princess from Darwin to Perth with port calls in Kimberley Coast (scenic cruising only), Broome & Geraldton.
  • Transfer from the cruise terminal.†
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Tour itinerary

Wednesday 16 October
Today you will be transferred† to your accommodation in Adelaide. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure.
Accommodation: Hilton Adelaide - 4 night stay


Thursday 17 October
This morning is your sensory and interactive gourmet walking tour of the Adelaide Central Markets with a local food expert. Since 1869, the Central Market has been the jewel in the crown of South Australian Tourism experiences, a haven of premium food and wine products, and second home to chefs and food lovers. Enjoy a range of delicious samples that represent the multicultural community of South Australia and the clean and green produce harvested from farms and oceans.
Included meals: breakfast


Friday 18 October
Get a taste of two of the world’s great wine regions, the Barossa and the beautiful Adelaide Hills on this Adelaide Sightseeing day tour. This full day tour takes you to South Australia’s premium wine region, to sample some of the Barossa’s finest wines including the world famous Jacobs Creek Visitor Centre and Saltram Wine Estate. Enjoy a sumptuous 2 course lunch at the South Australian Company Store. Then wind your way through to the picturesque Adelaide Hills to Hahndorf, Adelaide’s oldest German settlement where you will have free time to explore the many shops and galleries full of local arts, crafts and produce.
Included meals: breakfast & lunch


Wednesday 16 October
Today you will be transferred† to your accommodation in Adelaide. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure.
Accommodation: Hilton Adelaide - 4 night stay


Thursday 17 October
This morning is your sensory and interactive gourmet walking tour of the Adelaide Central Markets with a local food expert. Since 1869, the Central Market has been the jewel in the crown of South Australian Tourism experiences, a haven of premium food and wine products, and second home to chefs and food lovers. Enjoy a range of delicious samples that represent the multicultural community of South Australia and the clean and green produce harvested from farms and oceans.
Included meals: breakfast


Friday 18 October
Get a taste of two of the world’s great wine regions, the Barossa and the beautiful Adelaide Hills on this Adelaide Sightseeing day tour. This full day tour takes you to South Australia’s premium wine region, to sample some of the Barossa’s finest wines including the world famous Jacobs Creek Visitor Centre and Saltram Wine Estate. Enjoy a sumptuous 2 course lunch at the South Australian Company Store. Then wind your way through to the picturesque Adelaide Hills to Hahndorf, Adelaide’s oldest German settlement where you will have free time to explore the many shops and galleries full of local arts, crafts and produce.
Included meals: breakfast & lunch


Saturday 19 October
Today will be at your leisure to explore Adelaide.
Included meals: breakfast


Sunday 20 October
This morning you will be transferred from your accommodation to Adelaide Parklands Rail 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: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Accommodation: The Ghan - 2 nights on board


Monday 21 October
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 22 October
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 Esplanade - 3 nights


Wednesday 23 October
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 10 stops including Crocosauras Cove, Doctor’s Gully, Cullen Bay Marina, Darwin Military Museum and Waterfront Precinct.
Included meals: breakfast


Thursday 24 October
This evening you will depart Fort Hill Wharf for your Darwin Harbour Sunset Cruise and Dinner aboard the MV Charles Darwin. Aboard your cruise enjoy the balmy tropical breezes as you view the sights of Darwin Harbour and the city skyline from the comfort of your vessel. Indulge in the buffet dinner with a range of local produce and delicacies.
Included meals: breakfast & dinner


Friday 25 October
This morning you will be transferred to the cruise terminal where you will board the Sun Princess for your cruise to Fremantle. Your cruise includes on board meals and entertainment.
Included meals: breakfast & dinner
Accommodation: Sun Princess - 7 nights onboard


Saturday 26 October
Today you will be cruising at sea. Pamper yourself and pay a visit to the spa for a relaxing massage or beauty treatment.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Sunday 27 October
Kimberley Coast, Australia (Scenic Cruising)
Located in the northern part of Western Australia, Kimberley is one of the continent’s earliest settled regions, dating as far back as 40,000 years. But although its mainland has been inhabited for centuries, its over 8,000 miles of ruggedly beautiful coastline remain so unspoiled that the Kimberley Coast has been identified as one of the least impacted marine environments in the world. Healthy reefs and incredible biodiversity make the Kimberley Coast a prime spot for marine wildlife viewing, from sea turtles to blue crabs, manta rays and the planet’s largest population of humpback whales. Approaching the Kimberley Coast from the Indian Ocean, you’ll make out dramatic red cliffs that stand out in stark contrast to the aquamarine waters of the fringing reefs below. More than 2,600 islands are scattered beyond the reefs, serving as nesting grounds to a variety of seabirds, including cormorants, giant Australian pelicans and red-footed boobies. The islands also provide breathtaking scenery in one of the world’s most extensive coastal wilderness areas - and the best way to take it all in is from the sea!
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Monday 28 October
Broome, Australia

In the 1870s, pearl fishermen discovered the rich waters of Roebuck Bay. A decade later, Broome was founded as a base for the pearl trade and was soon described as “the pearling capital of the world.” Japanese, Chinese and Aborigine divers toiled in arduous, dangerous labour to harvest oysters from the seabed. For all its importance to the pearling industry, Broome remained a remote outpost on Australia’s Kimberley Coast until its discovery as a travel destination. The legacy of its pearling days can be seen in the town’s colourful mix of 19th- and early 20th century buildings. Broome also boasts Cable Beach - a 13-mile strand of white-sand that stretches along the azure waters of the Indian Ocean.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 29 October
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.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Wednesday 30 October
Today you will be cruising at sea. Get involved in the daily on board activities and join in on inspirational and exciting enrichment programs.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Thursday 31 October
Geraldton, Australia

The capital of the Batavia Coast was founded in 1850 as a commercial port serving the Northampton lead mine some 30 miles to the north. While Geraldton remains one of Western Australia’s major ports, the city has become a magnet for vacationing Australians. Located between the Chapman and Greenough Rivers, Geraldton boasts a superb Mediterranean climate, scenic beauty and pristine beaches. Coronation Beach has become an international destination for windsurfers.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Friday 1 November
This morning you will arrive in Fremantle. After disembarking you will be met by your transfer† which will mark the end of your journey with us.
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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