This leisurely rail itinerary travels the length of the country
between Darwin and Adelaide, through diverse scenery with some
fascinating cultural excursions. From Darwin, the journey traverses
the Tropical North, into the heart of the Australian outback, before
finishing in South Australia. Highlights include passing through
breathtaking gorges and learning about the first European
settlement in Alice Springs.
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Board The Ghan and travel south to Katherine. On arrival, choose from
three excursions: a cruise through Katherine Gorge, a visit to see Aboriginal
rock art, or learn about indigenous culture in the outback. A helicopter
flight over Katherine gorge is also available (payable locally). (L, D)
Late this morning the train will arrive into Alice Springs, where it will
remain until departure in the late evening. Choose between an excursion
to learn about the Royal Flying Doctor Service, a visit to the National
Pioneers Women’s Hall of Fame, the Reptile Centre, or visit the Alice
Springs Desert Park that recreates three desert habitats. Optional
helicopter flight or camel trek (payable locally). (B, L, D)
Morning arrival into Coober Pedy for a full-day exploration of the opalmining
capital of the world. (B, L, D)
Arrive into Adelaide this afternoon and disembark the train. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7808 6780 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ghan train was named after the hardy Afghans and their camel trains, which, in the early pioneer days, provided the only means of transport into the unforgiving Red Centre. Today, The Ghan offers an incomparable way to travel to the two jewels of the Northern Territory: the barren Red Centre and the tropical Top End. The train offers comfortable overnight accommodation with the Gold Service twin cabins having an en suite bathroom and a three-seat lounger that converts into upper and lower sleeping berths. In the evening, while you dine in the restaurant, your cabin will be converted into a bedroom. In the morning, the bed will be put away during breakfast and the cabin returned to normal. Gold service includes breakfast, lunch and dinner served in the Queen Adelaide restaurant; access to the Outback Explorer lounge car; selected drinks throughout the journey; bedding; towels;...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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OZK2017: 3 Nights