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Luxury Cunard Queen Mary 2 Cruise & Australian Outback Journey On The Ghan

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DATES AVAILABLE: 12th Feb 18
DURATION: 11 Days

Package Inclusions

  • Airfare to Perth (if required)
  • 4 nights on board 5 star luxurious Queen Mary 2 cruising from Fremantle to Adelaide
  • All main meals, daily entertainment & port taxes onboard
  • 2 nights at the Stamford Plaza Adelaide in a Superior Room including daily breakfast
  • 3 days onboard the Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin in a Gold Twin cabin with private en-suite
  • Regionally inspired meals & beverages onboard the Ghan
  • 2 nights at the Hilton Darwin in a Guest room including daily breakfast
  • Economy class airfare home from Darwin
  • All transfers throughout the tour
  • HolidayPlanet Tour Host
  • Exclusive HolidayPlanet ticket wallet & luggage strap
  • Taxes and port charges

 

Highlight Experiences

  • Off-train excursions in Alice Springs & Katherine
  • Welcome dinner in Adelaide at La Boca Bar & Grill
  • Full day Murray River highlights tour with lunch onboard Captain Proud followed by afternoon tea at Hahndorf Inn
  • Half day guided Darwin city tour with lunch included
  • Pre-dinner canapés followed by a four course share menu with premium beverage package at Wharf One Food & Wine Darwin

 

 

Please read below

Important Notes About This Trip

This tour is escorted from Perth and will include airport transfers in Adelaide. East coast passengers will travel from your nearest capital and meet the group in Perth.

  • Please advise your consultant if you are travelling on a non Australian passport. You must ensure you have at least two blank pages available on your passport. If your passport is due to expire within six months of your return date you must obtain a new passport.

  • All documentation must be spelled correctly. Please ensure that the spelling of the first name (s) and surname (s) on all documentation is correct as per the passport you will be travelling on. Once the tickets have been issued name change fees of up to 100% apply.

  • Certain countries require you to obtain a visa prior to your arrival. Please ensure you and your travelling companions obtain the most up to date information from the embassy, or consulate, for the countries you intend to visit. HolidayPlanet will not be held liable should you be denied entry, or boarding, for not having the correct travel documents. Entry to any country is at the discretion of the relevant immigration authorities on arrival. You can obtain additional information at www.visalink.com.au or by phoning Visa Link on 1300 882 977.

  • Vaccinations may be required when travelling to certain countries. Please check with your local doctor or specialist vaccination clinic for up to date health requirements.

  • This tour requires a moderate level of fitness.

Minimum Tour Numbers:
The tour arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 60 days from the date of departure, Holiday Planet reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.

Travel Insurance:
Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover holiday members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accidents etc.

Price:
Prices are per person based on twin share and subject to availability.

DATES AVAILABLE: 12th Feb 18
DURATION: 11 Days
Luxury Cunard Queen Mary 2 Cruise & Australian Outback Journey On The Ghan - Pricing

Prices are to be considered as a guide only due to fluctuations in flight, hotel and cruise availability. Prices are based on per person, twin share unless otherwise stated. Some components may also require compulsory additional payments such as gratuities or visas. Prices are based on the lowest available cabin category at time of quoting therefore cabins may have an obstructed view at these rates. For unobstructed cabin categories please discuss your options with a travel consultant. Call or enquire now for up-to-date information.

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Queen Mary 2

Quick Facts

  • Launched: 1st January 2004
  • Tonnage: 151,400
  • Length: 1132 feet
  • Total Crew: 1,253
  • Occupancy: 2,620
  • Remastered: June 2016

Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern travel experiences on earth. From bow to stern, discover 14 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for. Opulent public areas, extravagant dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges…even the only Planetarium at sea. But words can only do such a lady so much justice. For to truly revel in the grandeur that is Queen Mary 2, you must sail with her.

In June 2016 our flagship returned to Southampton, Remastered. Over the course of her refit, the interior and exterior of our flagship has been transformed.

AccommodationsDining, Bars & LoungesActivities

Accommodations

Whether you want a sumptuous suite, or a room with a view, we have every type of accommodation to make your voyage as comfortable as possible.

Britannia Singles

From organised coffee gatherings to a host of daytime activities, solo travellers will always feel welcome and busy on board. Of course, there’s something to be said for relaxation too so you will find plenty of personal space both inside and out. Relax in comfortable bliss with a stunning view or share everything your ship has to offer with fellow guests – the 15 Single staterooms on board Queen Mary 2 offer the opportunity to do as much or little as you desire.

Your stateroom includes:

  • Bon Voyage sparkling wine
  • Fresh fruit daily (on request)
  • Picture window with ocean views
  • Dine at your reserved table in the beautiful Britannia restaurant at either 6pm or 8.30pm
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • Choice of many other dining venues, including the famous Cunard Afternoon Tea in the Queens Room
  • Comfortable bed with exclusive Sealy Cunarder Mattress
  • Full bathroom with tiled floor and shower, with Penhaligons toiletries
  • Sitting area with elegant armchair
  • Cunard stationery
  • Writing desk with drawers and chair
  • Wardrobes and drawer space
  • Flat screen satellite TV with multi-language film/music channels
  • Nightly turndown service with chocolate
  • Air conditioning
  • Baby equipment / bed rails on request
  • Soft terry robes and matching slippers, and 100% cotton bed linens and towels
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • 220V British 3-Pin and 110V 2-Pin Sockets
  • Daily Programme and daily shipboard newspaper
  • Other essentials include: refrigerator, key code safe, hair dryer

Britannia Inside Stateroom

Relax in complete peace and comfort, cocooned from the stress of the everyday. Unwind in your own comfortable space, and dream of what’s to come – perhaps preparing for tonight’s ball or planning tomorrow’s adventure.

Your stateroom includes:

  • Bon Voyage sparkling wine
  • Fresh fruit daily (on request)
  • Cunard stationery
  • Dine at your reserved table in the beautiful Britannia restaurant at either 6pm or 8.30pm
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • Choice of many other dining venues, including the famous Cunard Afternoon Tea in the Queens Room
  • Comfortable bed with exclusive Sealy Cunarder Mattress
  • Full bathroom with tiled floor and shower, with Penhaligons toiletries
  • Sitting area with elegant armchair or sofa
  • Writing desk with drawers and chair
  • Wardrobes and drawer space
  • Flat screen satellite TV with multi-language film/music channels
  • Nightly turndown service with chocolate
  • Air conditioning
  • Baby equipment / bed rails on request
  • Soft terry robes and matching slippers, and 100% cotton bed linens and towels
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • 220V British 3-Pin and 110V 2-Pin Sockets
  • Daily Programme and daily shipboard newspaper
  • Other essentials include: refrigerator, key code safe, hair dryer

Britannia Oceanview Stateroom

Wake to a different view every day. Gaze upon an ever changing seascape from your large window, which offers lots of natural light in your spacious stateroom. Natural light and stunning views create a perfect oasis. An ever changing seascape will captivate you, no matter where in the world you are.

Your stateroom includes:

  • Bon Voyage sparkling wine
  • Fresh fruit daily (on request)
  • Cunard stationery
  • Dine at your reserved table in the beautiful Britannia restaurant at either 6pm or 8.30pm
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • Choice of many other dining venues, including the famous Cunard Afternoon Tea in the Queens Room
  • Comfortable bed with exclusive Sealy Cunarder Mattress
  • Full bathroom with tiled floor and shower, with Penhaligons toiletries
  • Sitting area with elegant armchair or sofa
  • Picture window with ocean views
  • Writing desk with drawers and chair
  • Wardrobes and drawer space
  • Flat screen satellite TV with multi-language film/music channels
  • Nightly turndown service with chocolate
  • Air conditioning
  • Baby equipment / bed rails on request
  • Soft terry robes and matching slippers, and 100% cotton bed linens and towels
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • 220V British 3-Pin and 110V 2-Pin Sockets
  • Daily Programme and daily shipboard newspaper
  • Other essentials include: refrigerator, key code safe, hair dryer

Britannia Balcony Stateroom

The sea breeze and a stunning view combine to make your balcony a wonderful place to while away the hours – and where better to enjoy a morning coffee and croissant? Enjoy the view from your private balcony or the comfort of your luxurious interior as you relax in your well appointed accommodation.

  • Bon Voyage sparkling wine
  • Fresh fruit daily (on request)
  • Cunard stationery
  • Dine at your reserved table in the beautiful Britannia restaurant at either 6pm or 8.30pm
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • Choice of many other dining venues, including the famous Cunard Afternoon Tea in the Queens Room
  • King sized bed (converted to two single beds on request) with exclusive Sealy Cunarder Mattress
  • Full bathroom with tiled floor and shower, with Penhaligons toiletries
  • Sitting area with elegant armchair or sofa
  • Private balcony with fully glazed exterior, teak deck, teak handrail on top of the balustrade and balcony furniture
  • Writing desk with drawers and chair
  • Wardrobes and drawer space
  • Flat screen satellite TV with multi-language film/music channels
  • Nightly turndown service with chocolate
  • Air conditioning
  • Baby equipment / bed rails on request
  • Soft terry robes and matching slippers, and 100% cotton bed linens and towels
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • 220V British 3-Pin and 110V 2-Pin Sockets
  • Daily Programme and daily shipboard newspaper
  • Other essentials include: refrigerator, key code safe, hair dryer

Britannia Club Balcony Stateroom

Your Britannia Club Balcony offers space to relax, both inside and on your generous balcony. You will also dine in the Britannia Club Restaurant, a private area of the grand Britannia Restaurant, offering you the freedom to choose when you eat each evening. Dine in your own restaurant, with the freedom to choose when you dine each evening. The Britannia Club Restaurant is part of the lavish Britannia Restaurant which is reminiscent of grand Cunarders of the past. Whether you decide to treat yourself to breakfast in bed, or simply choose to dine in the comfort of your stateroom, 24-hour complimentary room service means that freshly-prepared food is always just a phone call away.

  • Bon Voyage sparkling wine
  • Fresh fruit daily (on request)
  • Cunard stationery
  • Dine any time at your reserved table in the beautiful Britannia Club restaurant
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • Choice of many other dining venues, including the famous Cunard Afternoon Tea in the Queens Room
  • King sized bed (converted to two single beds on request) with exclusive Sealy Cunarder Mattress
  • Full bathroom with tiled floor and shower, with Penhaligons toiletries
  • Sitting area with elegant armchair or sofa
  • Private balcony with teak handrail on top of the balustrade and balcony furniture
  • Writing desk with drawers and chair
  • Wardrobes and drawer space
  • Flat screen satellite TV with multi-language film/music channels
  • Nightly turndown service with chocolate
  • Air conditioning
  • Baby equipment / bed rails on request
  • Soft terry robes and matching slippers, and 100% cotton bed linens and towels
  • Pillow concierge menu (various foams, feathers and shapes)
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • 220V British 3-Pin and 110V 2-Pin Sockets
  • Daily Programme and daily shipboard newspaper
  • Other essentials include: refrigerator, key code safe, hair dryer

Princess Grill Suites

Exclusive suites and access to the private Grills Lounge and Terrace offer Princess Grill passengers space and privacy to relax in calming luxury. Dining in the exclusive Princess Grill restaurant is an experience in itself. Menus showcasing the very best ingredients combine with exceptional cooking, exclusive surroundings and impeccable service to make every meal memorable. Your Grills concierge is always on hand to create your perfect holiday. On board dinner reservations, experiences ashore or even the coming week’s weather forecast are all simply a request away. The famous Cunard Afternoon Tea is given a special touch when enjoyed in your exclusive Grills Lounge, and the additional Penhaligon’s toiletries found in your suite offer extra opportunities to pamper yourself.

  • Bon Voyage champagne and chocolates on arrival
  • Mingle with your companions in the Grills Lounge or Grills Terrace.
  • Dine any time at your reserved table in the world-renowned Princess Grill restaurant
  • Alternatively dine in suite course by course from the Princess Grill restaurant menu
  • Exclusive Afternoon Tea in the private Grills Lounge
  • Priority embarkation
  • King sized bed (converted to two single beds on request) with exclusive Sealy Cunarder Mattress, and choice of plush pillows from the Pillow Concierge Menu
  • Full bathroom with tiled floor, bath and shower with Penhaligons toiletries
  • Sitting area with elegant arm chair and/or sofa
  • Private balcony with fully glazed exterior, teak deck, teak handrail on top of the balustrade and balcony furniture
  • 24 hour complimentary Room Service
  • Nightly turndown service with chocolate
  • Fresh flowers and daily fresh fruit
  • Space for your finest in spacious wardrobes
  • Personalised stationery and atlas
  • Flat screen satellite TV with multi-language film/music channels
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • 220V British 3-Pin and 110V 2-Pin Sockets
  • Daily Programme and Daily shipboard newspaper
  • Personalised stationery
  • Writing desk with drawers and chair
  • Air conditioning
  • Soft terry robes and matching slippers, 100% cotton bed linens and Towels
  • Other essentials include: refrigerator, key code safe, hair dryer

Queens Grill Suites

Queens Grill guests enjoy the largest suites on board, commanding the most spectacular views. Meanwhile the exclusive Grills Lounge, private deck and restaurant offer the opportunity to relax in tranquil luxury. Every need will be anticipated and each request taken care of. Your butler will ensure your journey is perfectly tailored for you and that you want for nothing. From assisting you with unpacking to serving canapés, their aim is to make your holiday perfect. Queens Grill dining is world-renowned for a reason. Menus offering both modern and classic dishes, expertly prepared with the very finest ingredients are served in your exclusive Queens Grill restaurant. Enjoy the luxury of your suite or the views commanded from your balcony by dining in-suite. Your butler will serve wine and dinner prepared by Queens Grill chefs course by course, just for you.

  • Personal butler service
  • Bon Voyage champagne and chocolates on arrival
  • Complimentary bar (stocked with your choice of spirits or wines and soft drinks)
  • Mingle with your companions in the Grills Lounge or Grills Terrace.
  • Dine any time at your reserved table in the world-renowned Queens Grill restaurant
  • Alternatively dine in suite course by course from the Queens Grill restaurant menu
  • Exclusive Afternoon Tea in the private Grills Lounge
  • Pre-dinner canapés
  • Priority embarkation and disembarkation
  • King sized bed (converted to two single beds on request) with exclusive Sealy Cunarder Mattress, and choice of plush pillows from the Pillow Concierge Menu
  • Full bathroom with tiled floor, bath and shower with Penhaligons toiletries
  • Sitting area with elegant arm chair and/or sofa
  • Private balcony with fully glazed exterior, teak deck, teak handrail on top of the balustrade and balcony furniture
  • 24 hour complimentary Room Service
  • Nightly turndown service with chocolate
  • Fresh flowers and daily fresh fruit
  • Space for your finest in spacious wardrobes
  • World atlas for exploring your voyage itinerary
  • Flat screen satellite TV with multi-language film/music channels
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • 220V British 3-Pin and 110V 2-Pin Sockets
  • Daily Programme and Daily shipboard newspaper
  • Personalised stationery
  • Writing desk with drawers and chair
  • Air conditioning
  • Soft terry robes and matching slippers, 100% cotton bed linens and towels
  • Other essentials include: refrigerator, key code safe, hair dryer

Dining, Bars & Lounges

Our culinary team has taken a fresh look at menus to create some exciting new dining experiences throughout Queen Mary 2.

Queens Grill Restaurant

Guests staying in our Queens Grills have a table reserved in the world-renowned Queens Grill restaurant. You’ll always be greeted warmly by name, and appreciate the ultimate interpretation of White Star Service during breakfast, lunch and dinner, served when you wish between 6.30pm and 9pm.

Princess Grill Restaurant

Our sophisticated, intimate Princess Grill restaurant serves up unerringly excellent cuisine for breakfast and lunch, and for dinner whenever it suits you between 6.30pm and 9pm each evening. To match your choice, our sommelier will gladly talk through the impressive wine list.

Britannia Restaurant

The Britannia Club restaurant boasts the same grandeur as the neighbouring Britannia Restaurant, but with an intimate dining club atmosphere. Dine in the evening here whenever it suits you between 6.30pm and 9pm.

Kings Court

Enjoy a casual breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night buffet in the relaxed self-service Kings Court restaurant. With cuisine options that take inspiration from around the world, you’ll always find something to tempt you.

In the evening an area of Kings Court transforms into a unique dining experience. You can enjoy cuisine from around the world in four alternating intimate venues: Lotus: delicious Asian cuisine, Coriander: Authentic Indian dishes, La Piazza: hearty Italian fare and Smokehouse: offering an exciting American influenced menu.

The Verandah.

SThe Verandah restaurant offers contemporary French cuisine that makes use of seasonal ingredients of real provenance. Designed to create a genuine dining experience, The Verandah takes design inspiration from the original Verandah Grill on board Queen Mary.

A cover charge may apply for this restaurant

Queens Room

The elegant tradition of Afternoon Tea is a Cunard signature not to be missed. White-gloved waiters serve delightful cucumber sandwiches, fresh scones and tea accompanied by the sounds of the orchestra in the magnificent Queens Room ballroom.

Commodore Club 

Cunard’s signature Commodore Club majestically overlooks the bow of Queen Mary 2 and provides glorious panoramic views as you sail towards the horizon. An extensive selection of Martinis are available and you may even be tempted to try our Martini Mixology or Whisky Tasting classes.

The Golden Lion

Darts, karaoke, live sports and ale – everything you’d expect of an authentic English pub. There’s even a traditional pub lunch served every day, with classic favourites such as fish and chips and cottage pie.

Sir Samuel’s

Sweet-toothed epicures are invited to unwind in the elegant Art Deco surroundings of Sir Samuel’s. Besides expertly-blended coffee and tea, you’ll discover an exquisite variety of confectionery by master Belgian chocolatier Godiva. Deliberate over tempting pralines, sublime truffles, glistening macarons – or perhaps an ice cream made with intense dark chocolate? Finally – your tantalising dilemma resolved – relax into sumptuous leather upholstery and reward yourself with the distinctive silky rich flavours of Godiva chocolate.

Carinthia Lounge

A tranquil retreat by day, the serene Carinthia Lounge provides the perfect place to relax and catch up with friends, or a good book, as well as enjoy light breakfast and lunch dishes along with premium teas and coffee and handmade patisseries. When the sun sets, the atmosphere evolves into an inviting evening spot where carefully selected wines are paired with tasting plates, and relaxed entertainment.

ACTIVITIES

ueen Mary 2 is wonderfully grand. In her Queens Room, the largest dance floor at sea will be the setting for nights you’ll long remember. Illuminations is a luxury 3D cinema, a planetarium and a classical music venue. If you fancy a little shopping, fine boutiques centred around the ship’s magnificent Grand Lobby, provide a range of products from tempting souvenirs and gifts to exquisite jewellery and designer clothing.

Sports and fitness

Whether watching or partaking, Queen Mary 2 offers something for every sports enthusiast. From the modern gym, sports courts, swimming pools or live sport on television, there is plenty to keep you entertained

Speaker Programmes

World renowned speakers offer informative talks as part of our Insights Programme, meanwhile RADA graduates will teach you the art of the stage in informative workshops.

Shopping & Galleries

Our shops offer stunning jewellery, fashion and the latest fragrances, not to mention Cunard gifts. Additionally the gallery on board presents some of the world’s best artists’ works for viewing and sale.

Spa, relaxation and leisure

There’s so much to do on board. From Afternoon Tea to the largest library at sea. Or spend your time relaxing in the large spa, complete with treatment rooms, saunas and pool.

Children’s Activities

Our young passengers are well catered for with activities through the day and into the evening, all age appropriate and fully staffed.

Wine Programme

Queen Mary 2’s wine cellar is one of the largest at sea. Join our Sommeliers to learn more about some of the special vintages we carry.

Pub Entertainment

The Golden Lion is a faithful recreation of an English pub, complete with live sports, pub games and quizzes

Music and Theatre

Find a wide range of musical styles, as live musicians play throughout the day and late into the evening. Each evening, join our hugely talented cast of singers, dancers and performers in the stunning theatre.

Dancing

The Queens Room has the largest dance floor on any ship at sea. Try out your dance moves in one of the glamorous balls, or for something more contemporary head to the G32 nightclub or on deck for a lively sailaway party.

Here’s a list of your

Day by Day Itinerary

  1. 12 February 2018

    Meet the tour host and other fellow travellers Fremantle Cruise Passenger Terminal (after flying to Perth for east coast travellers). Settle in to your chosen stateroom. As this is a shorter cruise, your day’s activities can be at your discretion. No group activities have been organised whilst on board the cruise. From early morning until late into the night you’ll find a wealth of engaging experiences on board. You may like to chat amongst the group to attend any of the activities on board together. How about a chance at Bingo, trivia games or sit back and listen to the live music at the various bars & lounges on board.

    Overnight: Queen Mary 2

    Meals: Dinner

  2. 13 February 2018

    Busselton – In Port

    Overnight: Queen Mary 2

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. 14 February 2018

    At Sea. Join your tour host and the rest of the group for a pre-dinner drink.

    Overnight: Queen Mary 2

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. 15 February 2018

    Day at sea

    Overnight: Queen Mary 2

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. 16 February 2018

    Disembark the cruise in Adelaide this morning. A transfer will take us to Stamford Plaza Adelaide. Check into your Superior Room for a 2 night stay. This evening join us for dinner at 7pm at La Boca Bar and Grill for a four course authentic Argentinian meal.

    Overnight: Stamford Plaza Adelaide

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

  6. 17 February 2018

    This morning after breakfast you will embark on a full day tour. Explore the vast and natural beauty that is the River Murray. The Captain Proud Paddle Boat boasts a fully decked out period styled dining area and bar. Enjoy a fine meal and a drink to wash it down with as you cruise slowly past majestic scenery. Experience the wildlife of the River Murray in all its untamed natural beauty. Cruise past the points of interest that you can only really see from the river. See the wonderful scenery as you take in the fresh air on the deck outside the dining room. Learn of the wonderful history of the area as you relax in comfort. After the cruise we will make a stop in historic Hahndorf where you can browse the incredible range of shops before afternoon tea at Hahndorf Inn. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

    Overnight: Stamford Plaza Adelaide

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Afternoon Tea

  7. 18 February 2018

    Rise and enjoy your last breakfast at the Stamford Plaza in Adelaide. A transfer will take us to Adelaide Parklands Terminal to commence our Ghan journey to Darwin. Step aboard the legendary Ghan and take time acquainting yourself with the friendly staff and your comfortable private Gold Class 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 fare.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 solitude 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 the Lobethal goat blue. The selection of wines is equally outstanding and staff are expert 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.

    Overnight: The Ghan

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

  8. 19 February 2018

    Wake up with a coffee or juice and witness an unforgettable outback sunrise at the morning stop of Marla in the remote reaches of SA. Back on board, it time for brunch. Enjoy a light bite from the extensive menu or order something a little more substantial. Why not try Belgium chocolate waffle with strawberries, chocolate sauce and double cream? You are on holidays after all! After a few more coffees, fresh juices and 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 landmark, or take a front row seat at a spectacular bird show at the Desert Park. 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.

    Overnight: The Ghan

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. 20 February 2018

    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 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. You can choose to upgrade your excursion with a helicopter scenic flight over Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Parks. A late lunch awaits you back on board, then kickback and savour the last few hours of this journey. Roll into Darwin at 5:30pm where you will be transferred to the Hilton Darwin for a two night stay.

    Overnight: Hilton Darwin

    Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

  10. 21 February 2018

    After breakfast this morning you will be off on a half day tour of Darwin. Setting off from the hotel at 9.00am, get up close and personal on a wonderful sightseeing tour of Darwin. With its laid-back vibe and beautiful tropical landscape, this tour is a fantastic way to see the cultural, historical, and interesting areas of the city. See the best of the city through the eyes of your driver guide and they share their stories of Darwin. This half day tour includes attractions such as the Chinese Temple, Botanic Gardens, Darwin Waterfront, NT Museum and Art Gallery and much more. Lunch is also included.Returning to the hotel at 2.30pm, the rest of the afternoon is at leisure. This evening you will be met by coach at 6.30pm to take you to The Wharf Restaurant for a farewell dinner. Located on Darwin’s waterfront, you will be served pre-dinner canapes followed by a four-course tasting menu with a 3 hour drinks package.

    Overnight: Hilton Darwin

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. 22 February 2018

    As your holiday draws to a close, check out of your hotel room for a transfer to Darwin Airport and your return flight home to Perth.