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The Ghan & Northern Territory Highlights

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Discover magical Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
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Travel on the world famous Ghan railway to Alice Springs.

Highlights

Experience the desert and all it has to offer including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon.

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Ride onboard The Ghan train
  • Discover magical Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
  • Witness an iconic Uluru sunset and sunrise
  • View Aboriginal rock art
  • Hike through breathtaking Kings Canyon
  • Swim beneath the waterfalls at Litchfield National Park

Holiday Type

Off the Beaten Track
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Culture
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What's included
  • International flights
  • 2 nights onboard The Ghan, 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • 3 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Transport: train journey on The Ghan, air-conditioned coach
  • All listed activities
  • Experienced driver guides with detailed and informative commentary
Need to know
  • Single supplement applies
Your route
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Itinerary

Day 1
Adelaide – The Ghan

Adelaide – The Ghan

On arrival in Adelaide make your own way to Adelaide Parklands Terminal to board The Ghan for your journey to Alice Springs (flights to arrive prior to 10.00am). Sit back, relax and enjoy the comfort of the train as the outback scenery passes you by.

Day 2
The Ghan – Alice Springs

The Ghan – Alice Springs

Arrive in Alice Springs and join a town tour including a visit to the Telegraph Station and Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Day 3
Alice Springs – Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Alice Springs – Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Travelling south you’ll stop to visit a camel farm where there is time for a short camel ride (own expense). Later stop to view Atila (Mt. Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. This afternoon travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Continue to the base of Walpa Gorge. Late afternoon, travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness and photograph the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying nibbles and complimentary wine. After sunset, join us under the stars at our exclusive venue. Enjoy sparkling wine then dine on a menu of steak, lamb sausages, chicken skewers and garlic prawns, salads and a tasty dessert. All accompanied by a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks. There’s time for stargazing too (weather conditions permitting).

Day 4
Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Kings Canyon

Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Kings Canyon

After sunrise join your Driver Guide for a drive around the base of Uluru then travel to Mutitjulu Waterhole. Here view Aboriginal rock art and learn about the area as your Driver Guide indicated native flora and fauna and explains the history of Uluru. Visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. This afternoon travel to Kings Canyon Resort.

Day 5
Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Alternatively explore the creek bed (an easier, shady walk). This afternoon return to Alice Springs.

Day 6
Alice Springs – The Ghan

Alice Springs – The Ghan

In the early evening you will be transferred to the Alice Springs Railway Station to join The Ghan for the journey of a lifetime to Darwin.

Day 7
The Ghan – Katherine – Darwin

The Ghan – Katherine – Darwin

Enjoy a stopover in Katherine before arriving at Darwin Railway Station and transferring to your hotel. The evening is free to explore Darwin.

Day 8
Darwin – Kakadu National Park

Darwin – Kakadu National Park

Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Join the famous Yellow Water Billabong cruise to observe saltwater crocodiles and prolific birdlife. Take a guided walk to view Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie.

Day 9
Kakadu National Park – Darwin

Kakadu National Park – Darwin

Stop at Ubirr with a short walk to view rock art. Join the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River. We’ll have an Aboriginal guide with us and with the special permission of the local people, we will be able to go ashore in Arnhem Land. Later visit the Bowali Visitor Centre.

Day 10
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park

View the magnetic termite mounds. You’ll see the picturesque double waterfall that forms Florence Falls before viewing Tolmer Falls. Then continue to the rock pool at Wangi Falls for a swim (weather conditions permitting).

Day 11
Darwin

Darwin

You’ll be transferred to Darwin Airport for your onward flights (flights anytime).

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