THE GHAN, ADELAIDE
Board The Ghan in Adelaide, and make the most of the creature comforts on board as you head towards the Flinders Ranges and beyond.
OVERNIGHT: The Ghan (L,D)
THE GHAN, ALICE SPRINGS
Wake to an unforgettable outback sunrise at Marla, and enjoy the jaw-dropping natural landscapes that pass by as you travel to Alice Springs.
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters (B,L) (or similar)
Today is your chance to explore Alice Springs, the beating heart of Australia's Red Centre. (B)
ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU
Prepare for one of life’s ultimate travel experiences when you begin your journey to Uluru. Along the way, you’ll see majestic Attila (Mount Conner) ahead of a sunset experience at Kata Tjuta. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Voyages Sails in the Desert (B)
KATA TJUTA and ULURU
It’s an early start to experience the full grandeur of Uluru from the sunrise viewing area before your short journey to the 36 mystical domes of Kata Tjuta. In the afternoon, you’ll travel around the base of Uluru, visit Kuniya Walk and Mutitjulu Waterhole before visiting Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. End the day with an Uluru sunset complemented by an Aussie barbecue. (D)
ULURU AND KINGS CANYON
Use the morning to relax or take part in the free activities on offer at the resort. Later in the day, travel to Kings Canyon.
OVERNIGHT: Kings Canyon Resort
KINGS CANYON AND ALICE SPRINGS
Join a guided climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for incredible views of Watarrka National Park. Follow the rim of the canyon and, if you have time, descend into the Garden of Eden. You’ll then visit Kings Creek Station en route to Alice Springs.
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters (or similar).
Today is yours to explore Alice Springs at your own pace and discover the hidden treasures of this historic outback town. (B)
BOARD THE GHAN IN ALICE SPRINGS
It’s time to get back on board The Ghan and get reacquainted with your cabin. As the train heads north, enjoy watching the beautiful scenery pass by your window as you relax with fellow travellers in the Outback Explorer Lounge.
OVERNIGHT: The Ghan (B,D)
THE GHAN, KATHERINE AND DARWIN
The landscapes continue to transform as you head towards Katherine, where you’ll embark on an Off Train Excursion exploring natural wonders that you’ll never forget. A few hours later, you’ll arrive in Darwin for a transfer to your accommodation.
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade (B,L) or similar.
Explore the top sights of Darwin at your leisure. You could visit the Stokes Hill Wharf area, Botanic Gardens, the Chinese Temple, the Mooring Basin, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory or the Darwin Aviation Museum. (B)
DARWIN TO KAKADU NATIONAL PARK
Travel along the Arnhem Highway to the heart of Kakadu National Park, one of the world’s most incredible natural environments. Visit Warradjan Cultural Centre, cruise Yellow Water Billabong and stop at Nourlangie where you will be guided to ancient rock art galleries.
OVERNIGHT: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (B,L)
KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TO DARWIN
Explore the World Heritage area of Ubirr, where you will climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries to the lookout for the view over the surrounding wetlands. Then join the Guluyambi Cruise and, with special permission of the traditional owners, enjoy the privilege of going ashore in Arnhem Land. To cap off the day, stop at Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin.
OVERNIGHT: DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade (L) or similar.
This morning it’s time to check out of your hotel, completing your life-changing two-week adventure. (B)