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Adelaide, Darwin, Sydney The Ghan - Cruise to Sydney

including Alice Springs, Darwin & Kakadu National Park


This fascinating journey of ever-changing landscapes begins in Adelaide before a night on the Ghan and an overnight in Alice Springs. Then fly to Darwin for two nights plus a night in Kakadu National Park, with sightseeing and accommodation all Then cruise onboard the ‘Sun Princess’ which is a very comfortable 4 star ship with all the bells and whistles to entertain you whilst cruising via Cairns and Alotau, in Papua New Guinea, Brisbane and on to Sydney.

  • The Ghan
  • Sun Princess
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Adelaide
  • Alice Springs
  • Darwin
  • Brisbane

Your travel itinerary

Friday 02 November

Auckland – Adelaide

Depart Auckalnd on Air New Zealand arriving mid-morning in Adelaide. On arrival a city sights tour before returning to Glenelg to check into your hotel 

Saturday 03 November


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Today we head to the Barossa Valley for lunh at Sepplefield Winery. After lunch return to Glenelg. Afternoon at leisure. 

Sunday 04 November

Adelaide - The Ghan

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Transfer to the Adelaide Parklands Rail Terminal to board The Ghan train to travel by rail from Adelaide to Alice Springs  in Gold Class. Prepare for a journey of comfort, relaxation and a touch of adventure, as the legendary Ghan takes you deep into the heart of Australia

Monday 05 November

Alice Springs

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On arrival in Alice Springs - the heart of the Red Centre, disembark and enjoy a sightseeing tour of this historic town on the way to your accommodation. Afternoon free.

Tuesday 06 November

Alice Springs - Darwin

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After breakfast transfer to the airport for your two hour flight to Darwin. Transfer to your hotel with the afternoon at leisure. 

Wednesday 07 November


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Enjoy a morning city sightseeing tour which includes Darwin’s history and landscapes, the Botanical Gardens, the Northern Territory museum and art gallery.
Afternoon free before a traditional Buffet Dinner Harbour Cruise on board ‘Spirit of Darwin.’ Relax and watch the colourful sunset, see the fish feeding from the ship’s bow and enjoy a sumptuous three course buffet meal.

Thursday 08 November

Darwin – Kakadu

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This morning depart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway, passing major river systems and wetland regions into Kakadu National Park.
Visit Warradjan Cultural Centre before a Yellow Water Billabong Cruise experience with a local guide. Later transfer to your overnight accommodation in Kakadu for an overnight stay.

The international-acclaimed Kakadu is an enormous, unique natural reserve with wetlands, rivers, sandstone escarpments, and waterfalls and is home to more than 20,000 plant species, crocodiles, flatback turtles and exotic birdlife.

Friday 09 November

Kakadu – Darwin

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This morning explore the World Heritage Area of Ubirr. Join the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River, where with special permission, you are able to go ashore in Arnhem Land.  Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin for an overnight stay. 

Saturday 10 November

Darwin - Embark ‘Sun Princess’’

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After breakfast, transfer to the Darwin Cruise Terminal to board ‘Sun Princess,’ your home for the next 10 nights. Time to familiarise yourself with one of Princess Cruises’ leading cruise liners before a late afternoon departure.
Enjoy a sumptuous first dinner on board in one of the many dining options available. 

Sunday 11 November

At Sea

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Today you will be cruising at sea. Treat yourself and dine at one of the delicious specialty restaurants this evening and then why not then catch a Broadway-style show in the theatre complete a perfect evening on board.

Monday 12 November

At Sea

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Today you will be cruising at sea. Pamper yourself and pay a visit to the spa for a relaxing massage or beauty treatment.

Tuesday 13 November


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Cairns is one of Australia’s leading vacation destinations, boasting three of Australia’s great natural wonders. Just offshore are immense bastions of living coral form the Great Barrier Reef. Sixteen miles of superb beaches stretch to the north of the city - the famed Marlin Coast and inland lays the immense Daintree National Park. Cairns itself basks in tropical sunshine and balmy breezes waft in from Trinity Bay. The city’s graceful, tree-lined esplanade was once the gateway to the gold fields of North Queensland.

Wednesday 14 November

At Sea

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Cruising at sea.

Thursday 15 November

Alotau – Papua New Guinea

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Alotau is a sleepy little town built on the hillsides of the northern shore of Milne Bay. It became the provincial capital in 1968 when administrators were moved from overcrowded Samarai Island. Alotau and the coastal strip either side played a pivotal role in the WWII Battle of Milne Bay and there are several memorials and relics here. The town’s sights might soak up some time, but the real attractions lie beyond Alotau, amid the beautifully set capes, coves and islands of Milne Bay.

Friday 16 November

At Sea

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Saturday 17 November

At Sea

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Today you will be cruising at sea. Get involved in the daily on board activities and join in on inspirational and exciting enrichment programs.

Sunday 18 November


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The cool and casual capital of Queensland offers all the glitz and glam of a big city, without the big city airs. Located on the banks of the Brisbane River and surrounded by rolling hills, this urban oasis is certainly a great day out. 

Monday 19 November

At Sea

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Tuesday 20 November

Sydney – Auckland

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This morning you will arrive into Sydney Harbour and disembark ‘Sun Princess.’ Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Why not extend your stay and take a two night stop over package in Sydney and enjoy the sights?


  • Economy flights Auckland – Adelaide // Sydney - Auckland
  • Transfers as stated
  • Two night’s hotel accommodation in Adelaide including breakfast
  • One half-day tour in Adelaide
  • One night on board The Ghan in Gold Class (Beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, water, tea and coffee included)
  • One night Alice Springs with a city tour and transfers
  • One way flight Alice Springs – Darwin
  •  Three night’s hotel accommodation in Darwin
  •  Morning Darwin City Sights tour
  • Spirit of Darwin buffet dinner cruise
  • One night’s accommodation in Kakadu
  • East Alligator River tour in Kakadu
  • All transfers
  • 10 nights aboard ‘Sun Princess’ in the Stateroom of your choice
  • Sun Princess’ gratuities, port taxes & fees
  • Pukekohe Travel escort, subject to 20 people travelling


Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle Supplement
 Balcony Stateroom  $9,732            $12,635
 Oceanview Stateroom  $9,298  $11,768
 Inside Stateroom      $8,710            $10,612
Early Booking Discount ( 22/06/2018 ) $150
Previous International Pukekohe Travel Tour Discount $100

*This is a cash or cheque price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment


  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance – please ask us for a quote
  •  Airline taxes – approx. (NZD 195)

Booking Conditions

  • A non-refundable deposit of NZ$1000 per person will secure a place on this tour
  • Full payment by 01 August 2018
  • No refund after full payment

Cancellations and Refunds

  • From date of booking until 01 August 2018 – loss of deposit
  • After 01 August 2018 – no refund

Travel Insurance

• We advise all participants to take out suitable travel insurance to cover cancellation costs
• Please ask us for a quote

General Information

Documentation - A current passport is required, valid six months beyond date of travel
                          - A visa is required to enter Papa New Guinea. The visas will be issued onboard the Sun Princess and will be charged to your onboard account ( approx. USD$35                                                                                            - All others please ask

Luggage - Checked-in luggage is not accessible during the train journey. Pack your cabin bag with the essentials for the two nights. Smart casual is required for the Queen Adelaide Restaurant on board the train.

Health - A good standard of fitness is required for this tour. The ability to walk unaided for 400 metres is essential. The train is unstable while travelling, therefore you need to be firm-of -foot.

Clothing - Daytime – comfortable touring clothes, good walking shoes. Evening – smart casual for hotels and on board the train - Cruising: As above, with something more dressy for the special nights on board. Men – a jacket and long-sleeved shirt is fine. There are casual alternative restaurants.

Temperature      High          Low                                                                                                                                


 23˚c 13˚c

Alice Springs

34˚c 18˚c


33 ˚c 25˚c


30˚c 26˚c


28˚c 19˚c


23˚c 16˚

Health and Fitness

Walking tours are an important part of the itinerary and a good standard of health is required with the ability to walk on uneven surfaces and negotiate stairs

Ship Information

Sun Princess
Step aboard ‘Sun Princess’ and prepare for a cruise that will dazzle your senses. From the four-story Atrium to tantalising dining options, a Vegas-style casino and a variety of incredible entertainment choices, including Movies Under the Stars®, you'll find a relaxing retreat that's as captivating as the places you'll visit on this grand vessel.

Length: 261m  

Guests: 2,000

Crew: 910

Refurbished: April 2016

Tonnage: 77,441

Decks: 15

Cabins: 1011

  •  Inside Stateroom- Featuring two twin beds or a queen-size bed. Other amenities include a refrigerator, hair dryer, TV and bathroom with shower. 
  • Oceanview Stateroom- Enjoy the added benefit of a view of the ocean from either a picture window or porthole that brings in natural light. This stateroom includes all the amenities of an interior room.
  •  Balcony Stateroom- This impressive stateroom offers the added indulgence of a balcony which gives you more space than a standard stateroom. Enjoy your own private outdoor space with a table and two chairs.

The Ghan

The Ghan 

  • The Outback Explorer lounge is the trains centre of activity
  • Gold Service guests dine in the classically appointed Queen Adelaide Resturant
  • The Gold sleeper cabin has beds which converts to a seat by day

Gold Class Service Features

  • Comfortable sleeper cabin
  • Private en-suite on cabin (for twin or double)
  • All inclusive dining
  • All inclusive Australian wines, beersm base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • All inclusive off train excursions.

Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change