BOARD THE INDIAN PACIFIC
From Sydney, after leaving the harbour city behind, your first stop is like stepping into another world.
On the western extremity of New South Wales, Broken Hill, with its harsh arid landscape – often featured in cinema for its unforgiving, lunar-like appearance – offers a range of fascinating Off Train Excursions that highlight and celebrate how industrious locals have adapted to their incredible outback home.
OVERNIGHT: Indian Pacific (D)
INDIAN PACIFIC, ADELAIDE
After your arrival into Adelaide, you’ll have the afternoon free to explore the city ahead of your unforgettable outback adventure.
OVERNIGHT: Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley (B,L)
ADELAIDE TO WILPENA POUND
You are about to be immersed in a pocket of Australia where legends were born. Your expertly guided outback Eco Safari begins by heading north along the coast through Port Wakefield and Port Germein, and onward to the Southern Flinders Ranges to Mount Remarkable National Park.
It’s here you’ll explore 600 million year old mountain peaks and enjoy gorgeous views over Spencer Gulf before venturing further through picturesque Pichi Richi Pass and Quorn – once the starting point of the original Ghan Railway.
For the remainder of the day, expect to see an abundance of native wildlife as you pass through ghost towns heading for your accommodation at Wilpena Pound Resort.
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Wilpena Pound Resort (B,L,D)
Today is all about exploring an icon of the outback. Enjoy a guided walk along dry creek beds to Wangara Lookout to view spectacular Wilpena Pound.
After taking in the stunning beauty of this amazing natural amphitheatre, your exploration and geological understanding of the outback continues at Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges – home to some of the oldest rock formations and fossils on earth. (B,L,D)
WILPENA POUND TO ADELAIDE
The final day of your Eco Safari begins on foot with an early morning bush walk to an ancient rock art site of great spiritual significance to the Adnyamathanha people. The journey back to Adelaide descends through the magnificent Southern Flinders Ranges toward the acclaimed wine country of the Clare Valley.
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley (B,L)
Today is yours to enjoy a stroll around Adelaide’s shopping district or take a tram to beautiful beachside Glenelg. (B)
Best of Adelaide tour $184 per person.
A great option if you’ve never been to the city before or if you’d just like to learn more about it. This tour includes a cruise on the River Torrens, a visit to the village of Hahndorf and a three-course dinner.
It’s time to check out of your accommodation after a rich and rewarding discovery of outback Australia. (B)