DAY 1. 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. Alternatively, you may choose to experience a glimpse into the lives of those who call the outback home and prepare to be mesmerised as you visit a huge cattle station, sit back and be entertained as you experience horse and working dog demonstrations entwined with live music and humorous bush-tales. OVERNIGHT: 3 nights The Ghan Expedition (L,D)
DAY 2. 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 full day of fascinating excursions and, in the evening, meet the rest of your fellow guests at a spectacular barbeque dinner under a million stars. (B,L,D)
DAY 3. THE GHAN EXPEDITION, COOBER PEDY
From your morning stop at the outback outpost of Manguri, you’ll venture into the wonderful opal mining township of Coober Pedy, where more than half of the residents live underground. Here, you’ll enjoy a day of discovery, and a gourmet lunch in the most unique of locations: underground. Discover the incredible diversity of Coober Pedy’s spectacular Breakaways on your guided walking tour and take in the colourful low hills that appear from a distance which look as if they are ‘broken away’ from the higher ground of the reserve. The landscape was once an inland sea and over time has been transformed into a dramatic landscape that changes colour with the passing of the sun creating an almost surreal panorama, a truly remarkable landscape and one not to be missed. Dinner is served back on the train where you can enjoy a nightcap as your journey continues. (B,L,D)
DAY 4. THE GHAN EXPEDITION, ADELAIDE
After completing the famous north-south crossing of Australia’s interior, you will arrive into Adelaide. Check in to your accommodation before exploring the food and wine capital at your leisure. OVERNIGHT: 4 nights Mayfair Hotel (B)
DAY 5. PENFOLDS MAGILL ESTATE
As far as gourmet experiences go, today you are about to indulge in one of Australia’s best. The legendary Penfolds Magill Estate – where some of the world’s great wines are produced – is your venue for an epicurean adventure you’ll never forget. Enjoy tastings, including Grange, in private rooms before heading to the Magill Estate Cellar Door for a sumptuous lunch. (B,L)
DAY 6. LEISURE DAY
Make the most of a free day to explore Adelaide, the food and wine capital of South Australia. (B)
DAY 7. BAROSSA VALLEY
Today your boutique wine and food touring continues with a visit to the very special and historic Barossa Valley with its 80 cellar doors. You’ll even visit one of the oldest vineyards in the world where Shiraz vines were planted in 1843. (B,L).
DAY 8. FAREWELL
After breakfast, it’s time to check out of your accommodation, finishing your epicurean adventure. (B)
EXTEND YOUR JOURNEY
Kangaroo Island In Style (2 nights) from $1,612* per person.
Blending a range of wildlife experiences with an elegant barbeque at a private lunch site you will get an introduction to Island life – where things take time. Explore Lathami Conservation Park, enjoy a delicious lunch of King George Whiting and visit Seal Bay Conservation Park. Day two will take you to Flinders Chase National Park, Cape du Couedic, Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Good wines and local produce features in the picnic lunch which can be enjoyed out in the bush before exploring more of the Island. *PLEASE NOTE: flights to and from Kangaroo Island are an additional expense and subject to days of airline operation.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Darwin to Adelaide (7 Days, 6 Nights)
Adelaide to Darwin (7 Days, 6 Nights)
Adelaide to Alice Springs (6 Days, 5 Nights)
Alice Springs to Adelaide (6 Days, 5 Nights)
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