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Australia: Darwin to Adelaide on The Ghan

Resort:Australia: Darwin to Adelaide on The Ghan
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: Australia
Price From: £2295.00

Overview

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.

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Darwin ¢ Katherine

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)

Day 2: Alice Springs

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)

Day 3: Coober Pedy

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)

Day 4: Adelaide

Arrive into Adelaide this morning and disembark the train. (B)