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The Ghan with Darwin Short Stay at Travelodge Resort

Experience the iconic rail journey aboard the famous Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin to begin or end your holiday. You'll have plenty to see with Off Train Experiences along the journey. Dine with the locals at the iconic Hotel Darwin and venture around the sights and delights of Darwin with Big Bus Darwin.

Inclusions

  • 2 nights aboard The Ghan in Gold Service from Adelaide to Darwin (or vice versa) including all meals, drinks & Off Train Experiences in Alice Springs & Katherine.
  • Transfer to your Darwin accommodation from the rail terminal.
  • 2 night stay at the Travelodge Resort Darwin including daily breakfast and a $75 Resort Food & Beverage Voucher.
  • Dinner at the iconic Hotel Darwin with a glass of beer, wine or soft drink
  • Big Bus Darwin 24 hour Hop on Hop off pass with detailed commentary


Departure Dates:

Northbound: 2, 9, 16, 30 January 2022
Southbound: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 January 2022
Ask about other dates beyond January, surcharges apply.


4 nights from:
NT Now price

$2,779pp

Summer sale price

$2,279pp


Valued up to:

$3,159pp

Offer ends:
30 Nov 2021

Pricing based on Gold Twin Cabin Online Exclusive fares between 1 - 31 January 2022 Seasonal surcharges may apply outside these dates. Southbound departs Mondays & Northbound departs Sundays.

Itinerary


Accommodation:


Travelodge Resort Darwin is a small slice of paradise in the heart of Darwin’s CBD, centrally located to all of Darwin’s key attractions. Go for a splash down at the Darwin Waterfront, visit the popular Crocosaurus Cove or simply enjoy time kicking back in your inner-city oasis. Darwin is the perfect destination to experience fiery sunsets, unique local markets, Indigenous art galleries or simply use it as a gateway to discover Australia's most sensational natural wonderlands such as Kakadu. Travelodge Resort Darwin has recently had a facelift and is now looking fresher than ever. The resort’s 136 hotel rooms and 32 self-contained townhouses now feature new beds and bedding, smart TVs, and a modern new design scheme.


Ride the rails of history aboard The Ghan, as you take the unforgettable journey through Australia’s outback heartland. Whether you travel up to the tropical Top End of Darwin, or south to the wine capital of Adelaide, your time experiencing one of the world’s great rail journeys will deliver a unique holiday beyond expectations. The moment you step into your cabin, you’ll be immersed into a world of romance that epitomises rail travel. The most popular choice of accommodation, Gold Service Twin and Single Cabins have everything you need to feel right at home for the amazing experience that lies ahead.


For the discerning traveller, Platinum Service (additional cost) adds an enhanced level of sophistication to your journey. Stylishly appointed, spacious suites complemented by discreet, personalised service and world-class food and wine make this a very special travel experience.


Where to eat:


You’ll find yourself dining at the iconic Hotel Darwin which dates back to 1940 and has been a long-running watering-hole for the city’s locals. This is the place to try a variety of local produce including fresh barramundi, thick rump steak, mouth-watering pizzas and even kangaroo pie.


In addition to the comfort of your beautifully appointed cabin onboard the Ghan, you’ll find yourself indulging in sumptuous cuisine, fine wines, and camaraderie in our dining carriages.


Taking our cue from the diverse environments our trains travel through, our expert culinary team works closely with local suppliers, farmers and providores to source the best ingredients, creating an innovative, regionally-inspired menu accompanied by all-inclusive fine wines and beverages.


Each of our three dining carriages has its own ambience and personality. The Queen Adelaide restaurant evokes the golden era of rail with an art deco atmosphere, the Outback Explorer Lounges offer camaraderie in a relaxed social setting, while the Platinum Club impresses with its quartzite tabletops, timber flooring and brass fittings for our Platinum Service guests.


What to do:


Sightseeing in the NT’s capital city is easy with the Big Bus Darwin Hop on Hop off sightseeing tour which will allow you to customise your Darwin experience while also learning interesting facts via the entertaining audio commentary provided on the bus. The popular drop-off spots include the beautiful George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, Crocosaurus Cove, Stokes Hill Wharf and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.


This distinctly Australian holiday on board the Ghan includes a series of immersive Off Train Excursions. River cruises, cultural experiences and optional camel rides or helicopter flights add another exciting dimension to your journey, giving you a chance to breathe in the beauty you’ve been watching pass by.




Location & how to get there


Darwin International Airport (darwinairport.com.au) is serviced by many Domestic and Regional airline carriers including QantasVirgin AustraliaJetstar and Air North.  Flights mainly operate out of Australia’s capital cities and generally take between 3 – 4 hours.


The airport is about a 15-minute drive from the centre of town. Car hire is available from the counters close to the baggage carousels. There are also plenty of taxis available at the airport cab rank and private transfers can be pre-booked.


Darwin can also be reached by The Ghan, from Adelaide or Alice Springs, with trains arriving weekly on Tuesdays. While the rail station is situated a short drive from the city centre, free transfers are offered to all passengers.


For those driving there are a number of entry ways to access Darwin. Most roads are sealed however some are for the more adventurous 4 wheel drivers. If you are coming from Queensland the best route to take is the Overlander’s Way / Barkly Highway from Mt Isa. If you are leaving from Cairns you can take the Savannah Way which is a rugged, unsealed road which crosses the top of Australia from Cairns to Broome. You can also use the Savannah Way as an access from Western Australia. Other roads leading from WA to Darwin include the Tanami Road that runs across the Tanami Desert and to the north the Butine Highway. The drive from South Australia is especially scenic as you follow the Explorer’s Way through Coober Pedy and past the major centres of Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Katherine before arriving in Darwin.


Package terms


On sale until 30 November 2021. Pricing based on Online Exclusive fares between 1 - 31 January 2022. Seasonal surcharges may apply outside these dates. Southbound departs Mondays & Northbound departs Sundays. Blackout dates may apply and some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. Prices and inclusions are correct as of 4 November 2021 and may be subject to change due to availability, surcharges, fees or taxes without notice. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices are based on Gold Service Cabin per person twin share. Please contact us on 1800 854 897 or deals@ntnow.com.au to enquire. Airfares and transfers are additional unless otherwise specified. Flights should not be booked until your package has been confirmed. Please speak to one of our NT Now Travel Specialists for the best available fares at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions and details on our refund policy, view our booking conditions. E&OE.


NT Summer Sale bookings must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible:

  1. Every traveller 18 years and over within each booking must provide a digital certificate issued by the Australian Government which states the individual to whom the certificate is issued has received all required COVID-19 vaccinations.
  2. Travel must be booked within the campaign period of 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.
  3. Travel departure must occur by or on 31 March 2022.
  4. The booking must be valued at a minimum of $1,000 (inclusive of GST) to qualify for the NT Summer Sale discount.
  5. The booking can include any bookable flight, accommodation, tour, attraction or hire vehicle inbound to, or within the NT.
  6. All bookings must have a minimum of 80% of the total product value spent in the NT.
  7. Intra-territory travel by vaccinated NT residents is eligible. Discount will not apply to interstate travel components for NT residents.
  8. Full conditions can be found here.