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Cruise Adelaide to Darwin plus the 'Ghan'

Including Albany, Margaret River, Fremantle, Broome, The Kimberley Coast and Kakadu National Park

This exclusive 12-night cruise along the Western Australia coastline to Darwin and the iconic Ghan journey through the ‘Red Centre’ highlights Australia at its best.

‘Sea Princess’ is your home as you cruise across the Great Australian Bight, calling at Albany, Margaret River, Fremantle, Broome and the Kimberley Coast on your way to Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory.

Darwin offers history, UNESCO Kakadu National Park - 20,000 sq km of wetlands and colourful landscapes enriched with wildlife, historic aboriginal art and a river cruise that features close-up experiences with nature.
Sitting back in Gold Class on board the legendary ‘Ghan’ train as it travels through Australia’s ‘Red Centre’ on one of the world’s great train journeys is not to be missed.
Stop-offs at Katherine with its natural wonders; historic Alice Springs; the underground lifestyle town of Coober Pedy before arriving in the cosmopolitan city of Adelaide will evoke lasting memories.
This cruise along the Western Australia coastline and the ‘Ghan’ rail experience encompasses iconic Australia at its best.

  • The Ghan
  • Sea Princess
  • Darwin
  • Broome
  • Perth
  • Katherine Gorge
  • Litchfield
  • The Ghan

Your travel itinerary

Friday 05 October

Auckland – Adelaide

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A morning departure from Auckland on Air New Zealand for our flight to Adelaide.  On arrival transfer to the Barossa Valley to enjoy lunch and a tour of the vintage Seppeltsfield Winery.  Transfer mid-afternoon to your overnight accommodation in Glenelg and enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Saturday 06 October

Adelaide (Board ‘Sea Princess’)

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This morning, enjoy a city sightseeing tour before transferring to Port Adelaide to board ‘Sea Princess’ - your home for the next twelve nights.

Sunday 07 October

at Sea

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At sea to familiarise yourself with the ship

Monday 08 October

at Sea

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At sea.  Watch a show, lounge on deck or follow your own interests. 

Tuesday 09 October

Albany

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Originally a penal colony, Albany later established itself as a busy port for steamships, whaling and an outlet for the interior farmland. Today it is home to Whale World, a large museum dedicated to the industry; wineries and tourism.

Wednesday 10 October

Margaret River

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This vibrant coastal town is laid-back, charming and enticing. With white-sand beaches, crafty breweries, wineries, ancient limestone caves and one long street lined with cafés, gourmet and curio shops, boutiques and galleries, the day will be well-spent.

Thursday 11 October

Fremantle

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“Freo” is rich in maritime and penal colony history, picturesque and the gateway to Perth, Western Australia’s capital.
Perth is fast-growing with cycle ways, beaches and the green, open-space of Kings Park and botanical gardens overlook the city and river.  

Friday 12 October

at Sea

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Saturday 13 October

at Sea

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Sunday 14 October

at Sea

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Monday 15 October

Broome

Broome was known as the “pearling capital of the world” when Japanese, Chinese and Aboriginal divers toiled in arduous conditions to harvest the pearls. Although still a remote outpost, it has become a popular tourist destination. In the evening, enjoy a spectacular sunset – with a drink of course!

Tuesday 16 October

Kimberley Coast

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Although its mainland has been inhabited for years, the ruggedly-beautiful Kimberley Coastline remains unspoilt.
With its dramatic red cliffs, reefs, islands and aquamarine waters, the Indian Ocean will be a prime way to view it all. 

Wednesday 17 October

at Sea

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Thursday 18 October

Darwin

This morning after breakfast disembark the ‘Sea Princess’.  A sightseeing tour is the perfect introduction to Darwin’s history and quirky charm, before arriving at your hotel for an overnight stay. 

Friday 19 October

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 for an overnight stay.

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

 

 

Saturday 20 October

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 a four-night stay. 

Sunday 21 October

Darwin

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Today is free to explore Darwin at your own pace.  You may like to explore the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, which are open this evening for a memorable shopping and dining experience or wander the parks and beaches.

Monday 22 October

Darwin – Litchfield National Park – Darwin

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Pack your togs today as you drive through the gorgeous, historical town of Batchelor to Litchfield National Park. View termite mounds and the spectacular double waterfall of Florence Falls from a high vantage point, before a dip in one of the many plunge pools.  The water cascading down into the waterhole at the base of the Tolmer Falls is home to the rare ghost bats and orange horseshoe bats.  After lunch, another opportunity for a dip in the rock pool of the Wangi Falls before returning to Darwin. 

Tuesday 23 October

Darwin

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Morning at leisure before enjoying a sunset dinner cruise of Darwin Harbour, on the ‘Spirit of Darwin.’ 

Wednesday 24 October

Darwin – Katherine

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Transfer to the Darwin Railway Station to board ‘The Ghan’ for your rail experience to Adelaide - a journey of comfort, relaxation and a touch of adventure as the legendary Ghan takes you deep into the heart of Australia.  Afternoon arrival in Katherine, home of the stunning Katherine Gorge and rich indigenous history. 

Thursday 25 October

Katherine – Alice Springs

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Continue your journey aboard ‘The Ghan,’ making an extended stop in Alice Springs - the heart of the Red Centre.  In the evening, dine beneath a canopy of stars at an authentic Outback Pioneer Dinner, set in a strikingly-lit quarry. 

Friday 26 October

Alice Springs – Manguri, Coober Pedy

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Today, make an extended stop at Manguri near Coober Pedy the sun scorched opal mining capital of the world. 

Saturday 27 October

Manguri – Adelaide

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Today arrive into Adelaide and disembark ‘The Ghan’ and return to the same Glenelg accommodation with the afternoon at leisure before enjoying a ‘Farewell Dinner.’ 

Sunday 28 October

Adelaide – Auckland

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After breakfast transfer to the airport for your Air New Zealand flight to Auckland. 

Inclusions

  • Economy air travel on Air New Zealand Auckland – Adelaide//Adelaide – Auckland
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Two nights’ hotel accommodation in Adelaide including breakfast
  • Two half-day tours in Adelaide
  • 12 nights aboard ‘Sea Princess’ in a stateroom of your choice
  • ‘Sea Princess’ gratuities, port taxes and fees
  • Five nights’ hotel accommodation in Darwin including breakfast
  • City sightseeing tour of Darwin
  • Darwin River cruise
  • Overnight hotel accommodation in Kakadu including breakfast
  • Three nights’ aboard ‘The Ghan’ train in Gold Class (Beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, water, tea, coffee and meals included)
  • Off-train excursions
  • Pukekohe Travel escort - subject to 20 people travelling

Cost

Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle Supplement
 Balcony  $15,499  +$5,580
Oceanview  $14,445  +$4,684
  Inside (Interior)  $12,979  +$3,420
Business Class Upgrade +$1813
Premium Economy Class Upgrade +$661
Early Booking Discount ( 31/03/18 ) $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

Exclusions

  • Travel Insurance – compulsory (please ask us for a quote)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Airport and airline taxes (approx. NZD215)

Booking Conditions

  • A non- refundable deposit of $2,750  per person will secure a place on this trip
  • Full payment is due no later than 01 July 2018

Cancellations and Refunds

  • From the date of booking until 01July 2018 – loss of deposit
  • After 01 July 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

Temperatures     Max ˚c         Min ˚c     
Adelaide      21˚c    11˚c  
Perth   22˚c   10˚c
Darwin         33˚c  25˚c
Alice Springs      31˚c   15˚c

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 sleeve shirt is fine.  There are casual-alternative restaurants.

 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 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

Documentation

  • A current passport is required, valid six months beyond date of travel
  • No visa is required for New Zealand passport holders
  • All other passport holders please ask

Ship Information

‘Sea Princess’

Sea Princess, a mid-sized, Sun-class cruise ship, is known for its top quality food and service. The four-story Atrium, Vista Lounge, tantalising dining options, a Vegas-style casino and a variety of incredible entertainment choices including Movies Under the Stars* provide a relaxing retreat.

Sailing into Fiordland’s Milford, Doubtful and Dusky sounds is a special experience, while arriving and berthing in New Zealand ports including the picturesque Bay of Islands is a special experience.

Length

261m

Refurbished

October 2015

Tonnage

77,499

Speed

22 knots / 41 kph

Decks

14

Passengers

1950
Crew  910

Cabin Categories

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

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