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See the Sydney icons by night on a romantic dinner cruise
16 days priced at 4779, flight and hotel inclusive
Tailor-made Journey
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, taste the wines of the Barossa Valley and cruise the waters of Sydney Harbour.

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Spot jumping crocs on Litchfield National Park’s Adelaide River
  • Look for wallabies, penguins and of course kangaroos on a tour of Kangaroo Island
  • Tour the vineyards and taste the wonderful wines of the Barossa Valley
  • See the Sydney icons by night on a romantic dinner 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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Honeymoons
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What's included
  • International flights
  • 9 nights in 4.5-5* hotels
  • Litchfield National Park tour and crocodile cruise
  • Kangaroo Island day tour
  • Barossa Valley Cellar Secrets tour
  • Sydney Harbour dinner cruise
  • 2 nights onboard the Ghan train (Gold Service)
  • 1 night onboard the Indian Pacific train (Gold Service)
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, magnetic termite mounds (so-called because they point north) and clear pools of Litchfield National Park, then sail the wildlife-rich Adelaide River and look out for enormous saltwater crocodiles.

4.5* Doubletree by Hilton

Litchfield National Park tour and crocodile cruise

Days 5-6

Transfer to the station and jump onboard the legendary Ghan train for your two-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 restaurant car. Along the way, stop off at Katherine Gorge and Alice Springs, a great place to shop for original Aboriginal art in the markets and check out the handful of museums.

2 nights onboard the Ghan train (Gold Service)

Days 7-10
Adelaide

Arrive in Adelaide and take a stroll down the laneways, home to numerous boutique stores and quirky cafes. Look out for the quartet of adorable bronze pigs on Rundle Mall, and perhaps visit the Art Gallery of South Australia. Spend a day among the plants and rock formations of Kangaroo Island, where you might spot koalas, wallabies and penguins. The next day, head to the Barossa Valley to taste the fine wines, including the world-famous Shiraz.

4.5* Majestic Roof Garden

Kangaroo Island day tour Barossa Valley Cellar Secrets tour

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 Car, 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

Explore the sights and sounds of 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. Later, watch the harbour lights come alive on an evening dinner cruise.

5* Four Seasons Sydney

Sydney Harbour dinner cruise

Days 15-16
Depart Sydney and return to the UK

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4779 for mid-season travel up to 11 months in advance
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