BOARD THE GHAN IN DARWIN
Settle in to the comforts of The Ghan, relax in your cabin or mingle with fellow travellers in the Outback Explorer Lounge. Enjoy lunch ahead of your first Off Train Excursion in Katherine. In a region renowned for jaw-dropping natural assets, Katherine boasts one of the Top End’s best – the incredible Nitmiluk Gorge lies within the massive 292,000 hectares of the Nitmiluk National Park, and you have the chance to explore it from the water with guided cruise options.
Alternatively, from April to October, join the Katherine Outback Experience and discover what it’s really like to work this tough, isolated, arid land.
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights The Ghan (L,D)
THE GHAN EXPEDITION, ALICE SPRINGS
Your arrival into Alice Springs after breakfast provides you with time to explore the iconic town in the red heart of Australia. Prepare for a day of fascinating excursions and, in the evening, dine under a million stars. (B,L,D)
THE GHAN EXPEDITION, COOBER PEDY
When you next disembark in remote Manguri, you’ll enjoy a full day exploring the amazing opal mining township ofCoober Pedy. (B,L,D)
THE GHAN EXPEDITION, ADELAIDE
After completing the famous north-south crossing of the interior you will arrive into Adelaide. A thriving modern city and ultimately one of Australia’s great beaches all in the space of a few hours. Make your way to the beachside suburb of Glenelg and check in to your accommodation.OVERNIGHT: 4 nights Oaks Plaza Pier (B)
Enjoy a free day relaxing in picturesque Glenelg, taking in its trendy cafés and the typically spectacular restaurants Adelaide is famous for. If you’d like to sample another of the region’s signature specialties, consider an optional guided tour to acclaimed South Australian wineries.
Northern Barossa Valley Voyager $185 per person.
Take a short drive to the Barossa Valley and explore its 80 cellar doors, with entertaining commentary en-route. Be guided through a wine tasting experience by passionate vignerons of the Barossa and Eden Valleys.
Today it’s time to experience more beautiful beaches on a tour that also takes you to the southern Mount Lofty Ranges and to the delightful coastal town, Victor Harbor. Here a horse-drawn tram will carry you in the style of yesteryear across the causeway to Granite Island. After a restaurant lunch in town, get ready to board the famous Cockle Train to Goolwa – a much-loved steam train journey to the mouth of the mighty Murray River. Following afternoon tea in historic Willunga, you’ll be returned to your Glenelg accommodation. (L)
You are about to experience a day that will provide memories that will last for years. In the waters off Glenelg, you’ll get to swim with dolphins! Temptation was the first vessel to be licensed in the State to operate these intimate encounters, and the dolphins are now accustomed to seeking out the boat as it approaches. Wetsuits and snorkels are provided for this unique and unforgettable connection with nature to cap off a wonderful few days revelling in some incredible coastal experiences.
After a relaxing break in Glenelg, it’s time to have one last stroll along the promenade before farewelling your beachside accommodation and prepare for your onward journey home.