Enjoy beautiful walks at Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm with an opportunity to swim in one of Central Australiaï¿½s most pristine waterholes at Ellery Creek. Combined with a journey on The Ghan, what better way to explore the heart of Australia.
|Start||Adelaide @ 6.00 am|
|Finish||Darwin @ 6.00 pm|
Depart Adelaide aboard The Ghan and marvel as the spectacular Flinders Ranges pass by.
OVERNIGHT: The Ghan (L,D)
This morning is yours at leisure before joining your afternoon touring of the Alice Springs town. Stop at the Telegraph Station, established in 1872 to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which provides a 'mantle of safety' to the people of the outback. Visit the School of the Air, an educational service for children living in remote areas and Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Conclude with a panoramic view of Alice Springs from the top of Anzac Hill. (B)
Explore Alice Springs at your own pace. This small outback town is rich in history. Enjoy its many walking trails, which are well signed posted and provide insightful facts on the region. No trip to Alice is complete without experiencing a camel ride for yourself - these gracious animals and their Afghan handlers played a vital role in outback history, their service reflected in The Ghan's emblem. (B)
Recommend, Camel Riding at Pyndan Camel Tracks $79 per person.
For a true outback experience, hop aboard a camel for a relaxing ride through Wine Gums Station. Enjoy the one-of-a-kind perspective as you view the beautiful backdrop of the West MacDonnell Ranges.
Seeing the dramatic West MacDonnell Ranges is one thing, exploring them up close is quite another. This full-day tour includes unforgettable walks at Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm, and onto Glen Helen Homestead for an authentic bushman's lunch. Visit Ormiston Gorge and then have afternoon tea at Ellery Creek, one of the Territory's favourite swimming waterholes. (B,L)
Join The Ghan to travel further north towards Darwin. Back on the train there's time to reflect on your exploration of the Red Centre.
OVERNIGHT: The Ghan (B, D)
Today you will discover the wonders of Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge with a variety of Off Train Excursions to choose from before continuing to your final destination, Darwin. (B, L)
2 days/1 night aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Alice Springs, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experience in Marla
Transfer from Alice Springs Rail Terminal to Hotel
4 nights accommodation in Alice Springs including breakfast daily
Half day A Town Like Alice tour
1 day West MacDonnell Ranges tour
Transfer from Hotel to Alice Springs Rail Terminal
2 days/1 night aboard The Ghan, Alice Springs to Darwin, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursion in Katherine
6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners