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See the Sydney icons onboard a cruise
16 days priced at 5999, flight and hotel inclusive
Tailor-made Journey

16 days from £5999pp

Ride the classic Australian rail routes from Darwin to Adelaide and from Adelaide to Sydney.

Highlights

Spend two nights on board the luxury Ghan train across the Red Centre and one night on the Indian Pacific train across the vast outback, stopping to view Darwin’s crocodiles, discover Kangaroo Island’s wildlife, and cruise the waters of Sydney Harbour.

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Look out for saltwater crocodiles in Kakadu National Park
  • Look for wallabies, penguins and of course kangaroos on a tour of Kangaroo Island
  • Experience two of the greatest train journeys in the world
  • See the Sydney icons onboard a cruise

Holiday Type

Wildlife & Nature
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Off the Beaten Track
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Culture
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Train
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Luxury
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  • N
Honeymoons
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  • N

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What's included
  • International flights
  • 8 nights in 4.5-5* hotels
  • 3 nights onboard the Ghan train (Gold Service)
  • 1 night onboard the Indian Pacific train (Gold Service)
  • 2D/1N Kangaroo Island Nature tour
  • Full day tour of Kakadu National Park
  • Sensational Sydney Cruise
  • 1 night onboard the Indian Pacific train (Gold Service)
  • All transfers
Need to know
  • Arrives: Darwin International Airport (DRW)
  • Time difference: GMT+9.5
  • Visa requirements: British passport holders require a tourist visa; please ask your travel consultant for more information
  • Language: English
  • Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
  • Flying time from UK: Around 19 hours
  • Plug type: 3-prong flat blade plug
  • Voltage: 240 volts/50 cycles
Your route
 

Itinerary

Days 1-2
Fly from UK to
Days 3-4
Darwin

Explore laid-back Darwin, taking in the history at the Fannie Bay Gaol and discovering the wartime landmarks of Darwin Wharf Precinct, which was bombed by the Japanese in 1942. While you’re here, spend a day exploring the waterfalls, billabongs and Aboriginal culture of Kakadu National Park, with the option to take a 50-minute scenic flight. Keep your eyes peeled for saltwater crocodiles and a wide range of colourful birdlife too.

4.5* Oaks Elan

Full day tour of Kakadu National Park

Days 5-7

Transfer to the station and jump onboard the Ghan Expedition train for your three-night journey to Adelaide. Sit back and watch the vast sands of the Red Centre pass by from the comfort of your Gold Service cabin and indulge in the fabulous gourmet meals served in the onboard Queen Adelaide Restaurant. Along the way, stop off at Katherine and savour the magnificent beauty of Nitmiluk Gorge, enjoy a full day of touring in Alice Springs – concluding with a dinner under the stars – and discover the unique and quirky appeal of the underground opal mining town of Coober Pedy.

3 nights onboard the Ghan train (Gold Service)

Day 8
Adelaide

Look out for the quartet of adorable bronze pigs on Rundle Mall, and perhaps visit the Art Gallery of South Australia, before enjoying dinner in one of the many avenues jam-packed with intimate restaurants.

5* Peppers Waymouth

Day 9
Kangaroo Island

This wildlife sanctuary stretches for 96 miles and is also home to sea lions, echidnas and the unique Kangaroo Island kangaroo. Make sure your camera is charged! You’ll also spend the night here, so you’ll get a chance to spot the nocturnal animals too.

hosted B&B

Kangaroo Island day tour

Day 10
Adelaide

Head to Flinders Chase with your island guide and learn all about the fur seals and native bird species. Indulge in the island’s delicious cuisine at lunch; the locally-sourced seafood is not to be missed. In the evening, you’ll head back to Adelaide, where you’ll spend the night.

5* Peppers Waymouth

University of Adelaide, SA, Australia
Day 11

Board the Indian Pacific train as it journeys across Australia from Perth to Sydney. You join the train in Adelaide; check into your luxury cabin and then sit back, relax and watch the far-reaching views of the Australian Outback from the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, where the chef will whip up delicious dishes using locally-sourced ingredients. Spend the rest of the evening in the Outback Explorer Lounge and share your adventures with fellow travellers.

1 night onboard the Indian Pacific train (Gold Service)

Days 12-14
Sydney

Perhaps climb the arch of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge or take in a performance at the Sydney Opera House. Take a relaxing walk around the Botanic Gardens and look out for flying foxes in the trees, or visit the Australian National Maritime Museum and dine in one of the sunny waterfront cafés in Darling Harbour. The next day, set sail on a Sensational Sydney Cruise and experience the sights from the water.

5* Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Sensational Sydney Cruise

Days 15-16
Depart Sydney and return to the UK

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5999 for mid-season travel up to 11 months in advance
This journey can be tailor-made by our experts to suit your plan or budget.

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