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 a visit to an outback cattle station. A flight over Katherine gorge is also available (payable locally). (L, D)
After breakfast the train will arrive into Alice Springs, where it will remain until departure in the late evening. Choose between a sightseeing tour of Alice Springs, a visit to the Alice Springs Desert Park, a trip to Simpsons Gap or a bicycle tour of Alice Springs. It is also possible to take a scenic flight to Uluru (Ayers Rock) before landing for a guided tour of the Uluru/Kata Tjuta National Park (optional). This evening experience an outback dinner at the Telegraph Station. (B, L, D)
This morning arrive into Manguri, then take a short drive to Coober Pedy for a full-day exploration of the opal-mining capital of the world. (B, L, D)
Arrive into Adelaide this morning 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.
This tour operates between April - October 2018 only; international flights not included.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5042 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
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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OZK2018: 3 Nights