Start your trip of a lifetime with 3 nights in a Harbour View Room at the Hilton Darwin. These rooms are spacious and modern and offer stunning views across the harbour.
Experience 3days/2 nights of adventure aboard the Ghan with an inclusive Gold Service. Departing from Darwin, travel coast to coast through the fiery red centre, experiencing Australia at its dramatic best.
Sink into ultimate comfort in your Hilton Deluxe Room for 3 nights. Offering a light and airy space with opening windows and plush furnishings, this is the perfect base for travellers looking to indulge!
Start your mornings the right way, with a stomach full of mouth-watering breakfast foods! The talented chefs at both Hilton Darwin and Hilton Adelaide put out a great range of choices, so fill up a plate, pour yourself a cup, and fuel up for the day ahead.
Gold Service fares include hearty breakfasts, two course lunches and three course dinners. All meals are prepared by on-board chefs using fresh local fare. The seasonal menu features mouth-watering dishes such as saltwater barramundi and grilled kangaroo fillet. Compliment your meals with the wide selection of wines, beers and spirits.
Experience a stunning Top End sunset while cruising the harbour aboard the Charles Darwin. Enjoy a delicious locally influenced set dinner with Australian seafood all in air-conditioned comfort over 2.5 relaxing hours.
Cruise the Adelaide River while learning fascinating crocodile biology, territorial habits, and role in the unique Top End eco system. Watch an experienced wildlife guide entice crocs to swim up and show their incredible hunting techniques. Learn about local wildlife, Aboriginal history and enjoy wonderful views across Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve.
Holidays are the time to indulge and with a $100 resort credit to be used, you can do that with ease. Enjoy a delicious meal and a drink (or two) without breaking the bank.
Join a selection of special The Ghan included experiences, including a visit to serene Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, historic Alice Springs Township and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to stargaze at remote Manguri Siding.
A visit to South Australia wouldn’t be complete without a day experiencing the Barossa Valley’s outstanding wine and produce. Visit award-wining cellar doors and regional food outlets.
Enjoy this exclusive bonus extra on us! Put your $50 food and beverage credit towards a delicious and innovative meal at Hilton Adelaide and experience the local cuisine for yourself!
30 November 2020
Deposit from: $2360* per person
Single Supplement available from $500^^. Based on Land Only
Start your North to South Australian rail adventure in beautiful Darwin today. Check into the Hilton Darwin and enjoy free time to explore this compact, easy to navigate city. Rich in aboriginal culture and history, Darwin is host to a variety of festivals, markets and a renowned food scene.
After a relaxing start and free time this morning, join an exciting half day river cruise on the Northern Territory’s Adelaide River. Home to over 1,600 crocodiles, learn about these incredible reptiles, their habitat and watch as some leap out of the water at the promise of buffalo meat. The river and surrounding wetlands also teem with an array of bird life. Visit beautiful Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve before the comfortable return to Darwin in the early evening.
Today is free to explore Darwin and surrounds and take full advantage of Hilton Darwin’s outstanding hospitality and amenities. This evening be treated to a 2.5-hour sunset cruise aboard the air-conditioned catamaran, ‘Charles Darwin’. A territory-inspired banquet dinner is served while cruising Darwin harbour, as the sun sets magnificently into the horizon.
Make your own way to Darwin Station this morning, taking to time to check in and board the legendary Ghan train for departure at 10am. From Darwin, take in remarkable Top End views while enjoying your chef-prepared 2 course lunch, before stopping in Katherine for an afternoon of unique touring. Experience one of the region’s most impressive natural wonders near Katherine; stunning Nitmiluk Gorge lies within the massive Nitmiluk National Park and you’ll have the chance to explore it from the water with guided cruise options – an unforgettable experience. A delicious 3-course dinner is served with a selection of included wines and beverages in the elegant Queen Adelaide restaurant.
Next stop is Alice Springs, where more Off-Train Excursions await. Explore Simpsons Gap, tour the town attractions, or get up close to some of the Red Centre’s native wildlife. Delicious dinner on the train is followed by an extraordinary outback experience. Stop at Manguri siding to view the Milky Way as you have never seen it before. Simply breath-taking.
From your cabin window this morning, see a dramatic change in landscape, as the rich ochre tones of the outback make way South Australia’s green fields. Enjoy a leisurely brunch as you pass through the majestic Flinders Ranges and prepare for your arrival into Adelaide, completing one of the world’s great travel experiences. On arrival into Adelaide at 1pm, make your way to the nearby five-star Hilton Adelaide, for check in and free time.
Take a leisurely start today, with a full free day to relax at the Hilton Adelaide and explore the historic city as you please. Nearby your accommodation are cafes, restaurants, heritage buildings and famous markets. Enjoy fresh air in the many parks and open spaces.
A visit to South Australia wouldn’t be complete without a day discovering the Barossa Valley and its outstanding wine and produce. Visit award-wining cellar doors and Maggie Beer’s wonderful Farm Shop before lunch at Lambert Estate, featuring seasonal, regional produce. Pair this with a glass of wine (own cost) from the deck of this popular vineyard. Then, take in more panoramic views and finish the day with house made chocolate and paired wines at Barossa Valley Chocolate Company before returning to Adelaide for the evening.
Check out and make your own way home today.
The Ghan, which like a serpent, snakes through the middle of Australia between Darwin and Adelaide, most certainly qualifies as one of the world’s great rail journeys and is an unapologetically Australian one at that. There is no shortage of cinematic landscapes to view as the train crawls from North to South and you will be able to see the almost magical transition from the tropical Top End of Katherine, to the dry red centre of the Alice, to the lush green fields of South Australia.
The magnificence of the landscapes is highlighted by The Ghan’s off-train excursions along the way. The various excursions allow people of all fitness levels to choose experiences that suit them and create their own personal journey. From river cruises, discovery walks, cultural experiences and optional camel rides or helicopter flights, there is something to suit everyone.
After a day of off-train activities, your cabin provides the perfect place to relax and recharge before heading for the lounge or dining carriage. Cleverly designed and with room to stretch out, the comfortable sleeper cabin features a three-seater lounge by day that converts to upper and lower berths at night. The private ensuite features a shower, toilet and basin along with Australian bathroom amenities.
In addition to the comfort of your beautifully appointed cabin, each of the dining carriages has its own ambience and experiences. The Queen Adelaide restaurant evokes the golden era of rail with an art deco fixtures and presents beautifully prepared meals from its seasonal menu. The Outback Explorer Lounges is the social hub of the train and is the perfect setting to get to know fellow travellers, enjoy the well-stocked games, books and magazines, have a light refreshment and snack, and catch glimpses of the passing landscape through wide picture windows.
This legendary train is more than a means of transportation between two points. It evokes a frontier spirit, a romantic connection to the land, and travelling on it is a moving and unforgettable life experience.
As the only 5-star hotel in Darwin, the Hilton Darwin is the ideal starting point for your luxury getaway. Perfectly situated just 250 m from the Esplanade the Hilton Darwin offers expansive views of splendid Darwin Harbour and is within easy walking distance to many of the city’s most popular attractions.
At Hilton Darwin the facilities are well thought-out with the guests’ best interest at heart. The newly renovated Palm Court Bar and Lounge is the premier bar that ‘the locals’ go to in Darwin City. Offering exemplary service, a stylish and premium selection of beer and wines and delightful bar snacks in a relaxed comfortable setting. Guests will be captivated by this charming bar and lounge with an array of beverage options. For “foodies” PepperBerry Restaurant dishes up exceptional Australian modern cuisine and indigenous flavours. Treat yourself to a culinary experience where every ingredient has its place and purpose. There is also an exclusive executive lounge, offering stunning views from the 20th floor. Guests can work out at the state-of-the-art fitness centre, with glimpses of Darwin Harbor and Parliament House, or relax by the rooftop pool offering city views. There is a 24-hour business centre, tour desk and an on-site beauty salon.
The spacious rooms Harbour View Rooms at Hilton Darwin feature modern décor, local Aboriginal artworks and stunning harbour views. Designed for comfort and convenience, this king room offers the space and privacy you need to work or relax and showcases local artwork. Watch on-demand movies on the HDTV, stay in touch with WiFi and keep on top of business at the workstation.
Hilton Adelaide has hit the nail on the head in terms of location, comfort, 5-star facilities and urban style glamour. Centrally located, Hilton Adelaide overlooks Victoria Square, the epicentre for Adelaide’s art, culture and dining scenes, this is a place for foodies, wine lovers and those looking to soak up Adelaide culture. It is a short stroll to hot spots like Her Majesty’s Theatre, Chinatown and Adelaide Central Market. With a tram stop directly outside the hotel, you are also not far from the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Adelaide Casino and shopping hub, Rundle Mall. Become an “urban explorer” and discover one of the many galleries, theatres or stumble across hidden gin bars and cafes down secret laneways. For those keen to venture further afield, it is just a one hour of drive out of the city to one of Australia’s best wine regions.
The hotel’s bar and restaurant are certainly a big drawcard. Hilton Adelaide’s signature restaurant, Coal Cellar + Grill, presents the height of sophisticated dining. Featuring gourmet Australian produce, the modern cuisine is perfectly partnered with a wine from the hotel’s impressive glass-encased cellar featuring over 600 wine labels. Work off any holiday indulgences at the hotel’s modern gym, heated outdoor pool or tennis court- there is plenty to keep you active throughout your stay.
Not a single detail has been overlooked in your Hilton Deluxe Room! Offering a light and airy space with opening windows and plush furnishings, this is the perfect base for travellers looking to indulge! Wake, energised, each day in your Hilton Serenity bed, feel refreshed in the modern bathroom with a separate walk-in shower and Crabtree and Evelyn bath amenities, and sit back and relax in the lounge area on the sofa and enjoy in-room movies on the LCD TV. With these creature comforts you’ll truly enjoy your stay Hilton Adelaide stay.
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