Kakadu and jumping crocs adventure expedition Darwin to Adelaide

Explore spectacular Kakadu National Park, see the famous jumping crocodiles along with a host of other popular Top End attractions before stepping aboard The Ghan Expedition in Darwin and experiencing the wonders of Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy on your way to Adelaide.

Members from: $4,360 P.PNon-members from: $4,449 P.PSolo traveller from: -$2

  • Type

    Train Journeys

  • Destination


  • Supplier

    Great Southern Rail

  • Booking Code


  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


  • Four nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily

  • One day Kakadu National Park Explorer including lunch and touring

  • Half day jumping crocs and nature adventure including Jumping Crocodile Cruise and touring

  • Transfer from hotel to Darwin Rail Terminal

  • Four days/three nights aboard The Ghan Expedition, Darwin to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages and off train excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy

  • Seven breakfasts, four lunches, three dinners

  • Experience one of the most diverse landscapes

  • Be amazed at the population of wildlife

  • Visit Warradjan Cultural Centre

  • Cruise Yellow Water Billabong

  • See the many forms of Aboriginal rock at Nourlangie Rock

  • Get up close to the prehistoric crocs

  • Be impressed by the amazing array of native birdlife

  • Visit the Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre

  • Enjoy superb views across the Marrakai Plains and the Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve


Day one: arrive Darwin

You’ve arrived in Darwin – it’s yours to explore. Spend the day at your leisure before checking in to your accommodation.

Day two: Kakadu National Park

World Heritage listed and the largest National Park in Australia, Kakadu is one of the most diverse landscapes you’ll ever experience and you’ll be amazed at the population of wildlife in the water, on the land and in the air. See some of the most amazing terrain Australia has to offer on your way to and inside Kakadu National Park. Travel on the Arnhem Highway across the Adelaide River and Marrakai Plains. Stop at Nourlangie to view ancient Aboriginal rock art. After lunch, join your local guide to cruise the famous Yellow Water Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles and colourful birdlife. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre with informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu. (B,L)

Day three: leisure day

Today is yours to explore Darwin at your own pace. Take in a spot of souvenir shopping or simply relax at your accommodation. (B)

Day four: jumping crocodiles

This morning is free for you to explore Darwin at your leisure. Perhaps make your way down to the waterfront and enjoy the tropical Darwin weather. Much of Darwin’s action happens along its revitalised waterfront, which is lined with restaurants, shops, sandy lagoons and parklands.

This afternoon, your jumping croc adventure begins. Just 60km from Darwin lies the Adelaide River, home to more than 1600 crocodiles and the location of the famous jumping crocodiles. Travel down the Stuart Highway to the Adelaide River. Cruise the river and thrill as these awesome creatures launch themselves out of the water. The cruise will enable you to see these prehistoric creatures at close range. Afterwards, continue to the Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre for views over the Marrakai Plains, and then it’s onto Fogg Dam Nature Reserve to see a wetland ecosystem up close. (B)

Day five: board the Ghan Expedition in Darwin

Settle in to the comforts of The Ghan, relax in your cabin or mingle with fellow travellers in the Outback Explorer Lounge. Enjoy lunch ahead of your off train excursion in Katherine. In a region renowned for jaw-dropping natural assets, Katherine boasts one of the Top End’s best – the incredible Nitmiluk Gorge.

Day six: the Ghan Expedition, Alice Springs

Your arrival into Alice Springs after breakfast provides you with time to explore the iconic town in the red heart of Australia. Prepare for a day of fascinating excursions and in the evening, dine under a million stars. (B,L,D)

Day seven: the Ghan Expedition, Coober Pedy

When you next disembark in remote Manguri, you’ll enjoy a full day exploring the amazing opal mining township of Coober Pedy. (B,L,D)

Day eight: the Ghan Expedition, Adelaide

After completing the famous north-south crossing of the interior you will arrive into Adelaide. (B)

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