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North, South, East & West featuring the Ghan Train

  • Sydney
  • Adelaide
  • Alice Springs
  • Darwin
  • Perth
  • 12 nights from
  • £1,825 per person
  • Trip Code: RT-1051

Holiday Overview

North, South, East & West featuring the Ghan Train – A Superb Australian Rail Holiday

 

See the epic continent of Australia from all points of the compass on this comprehensive tour. The highlight for many will be crossing the arid outback on the Ghan train, but there are still wonderful experiences to savour in Sydney and the Blue Mountains and Perth, awaiting on the inviting Indian Ocean.

12 nights 13 days

Starts Sydney, Ends Perth

Sates visited: New South Wales, South Australia, Northern Territory, Western Australia.

Highlights;

Traversing Australia from South to North on the Ghan Train.

Exciting Sydney, with the beautiful Blue Mountains at hand.

The foodie city of Adelaide

Cruising down the Swan river in Perth.

North, South, East & West featuring the Ghan Train includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation in Sydney
  • Blue Mountains Tour
  • 2 nights accommodation in Adelaide
  • The Ghan Rail Journey from Adelaide to Darwin
  • 2 nights accommodation in Darwin
  • 3 nights accommodation in Perth
  • Swan River Cruise
  • Transfer - Adeaide hotel to train station
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Day 1 - Sydney

Check into your chosen hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

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Primus Hotel

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Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

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Day 2 - Sydney & the Blue Mountains

Spend the day on a tour of the Blue Mountains National Park. This wonderland of sandstone outcrops, deep ravines and hazy blue eucalypt forests boasts luxury retreats and stunning views. Your guide will take you off the beaten track to visit remote lookout locations and discuss the history, flora and fauna of this magnificent region.

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Primus Hotel

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Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

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Day 3 - Sydney

A full day at leisure to enjoy the sights of Sydney at your own pace.

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Primus Hotel

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Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

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Day 4 - Sydney to Adelaide

Board a domestic flight to the South Australia capital of Adelaide. Check into your chosen hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

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Playford Hotel

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Mayfair Hotel

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Day 5 - Adelaide

A day at leisure to explore the galleries, cafes and museums of vibrant Adelaide. Optional day tours to the Barossa Valley can easily be arranged.

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Playford Hotel

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Mayfair Hotel

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Day 6 - Board the Ghan in Adelaide

Departing Adelaide, what lies ahead is rugged, beautiful and spectacular – through the Red Centre to the tropical north of Australia. Settle into your cabin and watch the rolling pastoral lands of South Australia from your window or meet your fellow travellers in the lounge car. Before long some of the oldest rock formations in the world, the Flinders Ranges, come into view. As darkness envelops the rugged outback, it’s time to indulge in a regionally-inspired dinner and all-inclusive fine wines and beverages.

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Day 7 - Alice Springs on the Ghan

Begin with a freshly brewed coffee or juice as the day dawns at Marla, an outback outpost in the remote reaches of South Australia. It is here, deep inland, that you will enjoy a one of a kind experience, as you watch the desert come to life at sunrise. All aboard for brunch as you make your way through the MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs where a choice of Off Train Excursions awaits. Alice is an iconic Red Centre outpost. 1,500 kilometres from the nearest major city, it may be remote, but offers plenty to explore – home to doctors who fly, rivers that run dry, and a cast of colourful characters. Your time in the ‘capital out of the outback’ offers numerous opportunities to explore its historic legacy and unique environment.

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Day 8 - Katherine & arrive in Darwin on The Ghan

Your day dawns in the tropical north. The pristine wilderness of Katherine is stirring and powerful, and you’ll have the chance to explore it from the water or land with your choice of off train experiences. Cruise the jaw-dropping Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about its ancient Indigenous rock paintings and gain insight into the culture of the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, the Jawoyn people, or discover authentic outback life on a cattle station.  As evening falls, arrive in Darwin to complete your epic Australian journey, where you can spend the rest of the day at leisure.

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Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

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Day 9 - Darwin

A full day at leisure to reflect on your epic trans continental journey and explore Darwin at your own pace. Speak to your consultant regarding the various optional excursions available.

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Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

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Day 10 - Darwin to Perth

By this stage you will have been in the East, South and North of Australia, its now time to head West. Fly to Perth, check into your chosen hotel in Perth and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

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Pan Pacific Perth

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COMO The Treasury

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Day 11 - Perth

Enjoy a morning cruise along the Swan River. A wonderful way to acquaint yourself with the laid back city of Perth.

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Pan Pacific Perth

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COMO The Treasury

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Day 12 - Perth

Spend a full day at leisure in Perth to explore this sun-soaked city at your own pace.

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Pan Pacific Perth

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COMO The Treasury

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Day 13 - Perth

The itinerary concludes today in Perth

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