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If your dream is to see the best of the Australian outback and immerse yourself in the heart of it with hands-on experiences, this is your ultimate holiday. It doesn’t come any better than travelling on The Ghan, exploring Uluru and Kata Tjuta, cruising Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge and touring Kakadu, all in one sensational journey through the nation’s heartland.
Australia
Nature
Rail
Independent Holiday Packages

Highlights

Go ashore in Arnhem Land

Be delighted with Darwin Harbour Sunset buffet dinner cruise

Visit the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta

Admire the soaring sandstone walls of Kings Canyon

Witness rock art galleries at Nourlangie

Witness Uluru at sunrise and sunset

View informative displays at the Warradjan Cultural Centre featuring artifacts, videos and a gallery shop with arts and crafts. 

Cruise Yellow Water Billabong and admire spectacular views

Enjoy the jaw-dropping natural landscapes that pass by as you travel to Alice Springs. A great chance to explore Alice Springs, the beating heart of Australia's Red Centre. Prepare for one of life's ultimate travel experiences when you begin your journey to Uluru. 

You'll travel around the base of Uluru, visit Kuniya Walk and Mutitjulu Waterhole before visiting Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

Experience Uluru sunset complemented by an Aussie barbecue. You'll travel to Kings Canyon. 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.


You'll then visit the Kings Creek Station en route to Alice Springs. The day is yours to explore Alice Springs at your own pace and discover the hidden treasures of this historic outback town. ​Then, you'll arrive in Darwin for a transfer to your accommodation. Explore Darwin at your leisure.

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Included

1-night aboard The Ghan - Adelaide to Alice Springs
4-nights in Alice Springs
3-nights in Kata Tjuta, Uluru and Kings Canyon
1-night aboard The Ghan - Alice Springs to Darwin
3-nights in Darwin
1-night in Kakadu National Park
Return transfers from Alice Springs Rail Terminal to hotel
Transfer from Darwin Rail Terminal to hotel
9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
Guided touring in Kata Tjuta, Uluru and Kings Canyon
'Charles Darwin’ Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise
Guided touring in Kakadu National Park
GOLD SERVICE INCLUSIONS ON THE GHAN:
- Comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite
- Upper & lower berths that convert to a 3-seater lounge
- Power outlets in cabin
- In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary
- All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
- All-inclusive alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages
- All-inclusive Off Train Excursions and Short Stops
- Luggage allowance is 60kg per guest

Adelaide to Darwin

Itinerary

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Day 1
Ghan Journey: Adelaide → Marla

Board the Ghan in Adelaide, and make the most of the creature comforts on board as you head towards the Flinders Ranges and Beyond.

Overnight stay aboard The Ghan

 All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages included 

Lunch, Dinner
Ghan Journey: Adelaide → Marla
Flinders Ranges
Day 2
Ghan Journey: Marla → Alice Springs

Wake up to an unforgettable outback sunrise and Marla.

  • Off-Train experience included in Marla.

Enjoy the jaw-dropping natural landscapes that pass by as you travel to Alice Springs. 

Overnight stay in Alice Springs at Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

Breakfast, Lunch
Ghan Journey:  Marla → Alice Springs
Off-train in Marla
Day 3
Alice Springs

Today is your chance to explore Alice Springs, the beating heart of Australia's Red Centre. 

Optional Extra:

  • Alice Springs Outback Balloon Flight - ask our friendly team for more details on this

Overnight stay in Alice Springs at Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

Breakfast
Alice Springs
Simpsons Gap in Alice Springs
Day 4
Alice Springs → Uluru

Prepare for one of life's ultimate travel experiences when you begin your journey to Uluru

Along the way, you'll see majestic Attila (Mount Conner) ahead of a sunset experience at Kata Tjuta.

Overnight stay in Uluru at Voyages Sails in the Desert

Breakfast
Alice Springs → Uluru
Uluru Walking Path
Day 5
Uluru → Kata Tjuta → 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. 

Overnight stay in Uluru at Voyages Sails in the Desert.

Dinner
Uluru → Kata Tjuta → Uluru
Kata Tjuta
Day 6
Uluru → Kings Canyon

Use the morning to relax or take part in the free activities on offer at the resort. 

Later in the day, you'll travel to Kings Canyon.

Overnight stay in Kings Canyon at Kings Canyon Resort

Uluru → Kings Canyon
Kings Canyon
Day 7
Kings Canyon → 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.

You'll then visit the Kings Creek Station en route to Alice Springs. 

Overnight in Alice Springs at Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

Kings Canyon → Alice Springs
Wattarka National Park
Day 8
Alice Springs

Today is yours to explore Alice Springs at your own pace and discover the hidden treasures of this historic outback town. 

Overnight in Alice Springs at Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

Breakfast
Alice Springs
Alice Springs
Day 9
Ghan Journey: Alice Springs → Katherine

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 feel travellers in the Outback Explorer Lounge.

Overnight stay aboard The Ghan

 All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages included 

Breakfast, Dinner
Ghan Journey: Alice Springs → Katherine
Ghan heading to Katherine
Day 10
Ghan Journey: Katherine → Darwin

The landscapes continue to transform as you head towards Katherine.

  • Off Train Excursion included in Katherine

A few hours later, you'll arrive in Darwin for a transfer to your accommodation. 

Overnight stay in Darwin at Rydges Darwin Central.

Breakfast, Lunch
Ghan Journey: Katherine → Darwin
Nitmiluk Gorge
Day 11
Darwin

Explore Darwin at your leisure today. 

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. 

Overnight stay in Darwin at Rydges Darwin Central.

Breakfast, Dinner
Darwin
Darwin Harbour
Day 12
Darwin → 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 stay in Kakadu National Park at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch
Darwin → Kakadu National Park
Kakadu National Park
Day 13
Kakadu National Park → 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 stay in Darwin at Rydges Darwin Central.

Lunch
Kakadu National Park → Darwin
Nadab Lookout in Ubirr
Day 14
Darwin

This morning it's time to check out of your hotel, completing your life-changing two-week adventure.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
English
Currency
Australian Dollars (AUD)
13 nights
from AUD5,359
per person, twin share
Australia
Adelaide
Darwin
Nature, Rail
Independent Holiday Packages
September 2020 - November 2020 February 2021 - March 2021

Hotel options

Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

Alice Springs
One of the colossal hostels in town, offering excellent, expedient accommodation to its guests. A wide range of services and facilities awaits you.

Voyages Sails in the Desert
Voyages Sails in the Desert

Uluru
The hotel blends perfectly with sheer natural beauty and a distinctly luxurious outback holiday. Experience unforgettable vacation, with a new look and feel is waiting for you.

Kings Canyon Resort
Kings Canyon Resort

Kings Canyon
Wonderful setting where you can fully discover and immerse yourself in the wild nature with all your senses. Here an unforgettable outback adventure unfolds.

Rydges Darwin Central
Rydges Darwin Central

Darwin
Experience the view of magnificent countryside, lavish fauna and pure rivers. Offers contemporary furnishings, requisite amenities and ministrations essential for your visit to be cozy.

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

Kakadu National Park
Experience blissful retreat set in the wild. This hotel is the ideal base from which you can begin exploring, connoisseur feasting and a remarkable relaxation.

Optional Extras

Upgrade to Platinum service aboard The Ghan.

Features of Platinum:

  • Spacious double or twin cabin almost twice the size of a Gold Service twin cabin
  • Outback experiences
  • Panoramic windows offering views from both sides of the train
  • Access to the exclusive Platinum Club for dining and socialising
  • Freshly prepared continental breakfast served upon request in-cabin
  • Refreshments served in cabin
  • Australian Appelles Apothecary toiletries
  • Haigh’s chocolates & Bollinger champagne
  • Nightcap at turndown
  • 90kg checked in luggage (60kg in Gold Service)
  • Private transfers at the start/end of your journey (within 60km)

Important notes

Advertised “from price” is based on ‘ADVANCE PURCHASE’ Rail Journey Fares and must be paid in full at time of booking. Pricing varies on each departure and is subject to availability. Please enquire with our team for exact pricing, upgrade options and departure dates.

Exclusions

  • Flights - Please contact our team to add flights onto this package. 

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