DAY 1. BOARD THE GHAN IN ADELAIDE
Board The Ghan in Adelaide, heading for the Flinders Ranges and beyond. OVERNIGHT: The Ghan (L,D)
DAY 2. THE GHAN, ALICE SPRINGS
Wake to an unforgettable outback sunrise at Marla before making your way to Alice Springs. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters (B,L)
DAY 3. LEISURE DAY
Discover Alice Springs at your leisure. (B)
WE RECOMMEND – Alice Springs Outback Balloon Flight from $275 per person.
To really appreciate the scope and beauty of the area surrounding the town in Australia’s red centre, why not take a balloon flight and see it all from above?
DAY 4. ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU
Prepare for one of life’s ultimate travel experiences when you begin your journey to Uluru. Along the way, you’ll visit a camel farm and see majestic Attila (Mount Conner) ahead of a sunset experience at Kata Tjuta. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Voyages Sails in the Desert (B)
DAY 5. KATA TJUTA AND ULURU
It’s an early start to experience the full grandeur of Uluru from the sunrise viewing area before your short journey to the 36 mystical domes of Kata Tjuta. In the afternoon, you’ll travel around the base of Uluru, visit Kuniya Walk and Mutitjulu Waterhole before visiting Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. End the day with an Uluru sunset complemented by an Aussie barbecue. (D)
DAY 6. ULURU AND KINGS CANYON
Start the day at leisure or take part in the free activities on offer at the Resort. Later, travel to Kings Canyon. OVERNIGHT: Kings Canyon Resort
DAY 7. KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS
Join a guided climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for incredible views of Watarrka National Park. Follow the rim of the canyon and, if you have time, descend into the Garden of Eden. Visit Kings Creek Station en route to Alice Springs. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
DAY 8. LEISURE DAY
Today is yours to explore Alice Springs at your own pace and discover the hidden treasures of this historic outback town. (B)
DAY 9. BOARD THE GHAN IN ALICE SPRINGS
It’s time to get back on board The Ghan and get reacquainted with your cabin. As the train heads north, enjoy watching the beautiful scenery pass by your window as you relax with fellow travellers in the Outback Explorer Lounge. OVERNIGHT: The Ghan (B,D)
DAY 10. THE GHAN, KATHERINE AND DARWIN
The landscapes continue to transform as you head towards Katherine, where you’ll embark on an Off Train Excursion exploring natural wonders that you’ll never forget. A few hours later, you’ll arrive in Darwin for a transfer to your accommodation. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Rydges Darwin Central (B,L)
DAY 11. LEISURE DAY
Explore Darwin at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy a two-and-a-half hour dinner cruise on the Charles Darwin’s catamaran in air-conditioned comfort. View the famous Darwin sunset whilst enjoying a delicious Territory style buffet with Australian seafood and local produce. (B,D)
DAY 12. DARWIN TO KAKADU NATIONAL PARK
Travel along the Arnhem Highway to the heart of Kakadu National Park, one of the world’s most incredible natural environments. Visit Warradjan Cultural Centre, cruise Yellow Water Billabong and stop at Nourlangie where you will be guided to ancient rock art galleries. OVERNIGHT: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (B,L)
DAY 13. KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TO DARWIN
Explore the World Heritage area of Ubirr, where you will climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries to the lookout for the view over the surrounding wetlands. Then join the Guluyambi Cruise and, with special permission of the traditional owners, enjoy the privilege of going ashore in Arnhem Land. To cap off the day, stop at Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin. OVERNIGHT: Rydges Darwin Central (L)
DAY 14. FAREWELL
This morning it’s time to check out of your hotel, completing your life-changing two-week adventure. (B)
B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner
dates & pricing
|Gold Service Advance Purchase
|Gold Service Everyday
|Platinum Service Everyday
- Prices based on twin share.
- Single supplements apply for single travellers.
- Advance Purchase fares are subject to availability
- Prices valid from 01 April 2020- 31 March 2021
- Fitness Level: A good level of fitness required – ability to walk and balance on uneven ground. Closed in/covered walking shoes are essential.