The Ghan is must for every Australian! Travel through the centre of Australia.
Day 1: 30th June 2021 MELBOURNE (D)
All aboard! Today we leisurely make our way down to Melbourne Airport to the Best Western Airport Motel and Convention Centre for our overnight stay. Relax and enjoy mingling with your fellow traveller over a scrumptious dinner.
Day 2: 1st July 2021 MELBOURNE- DARWIN (B, D)
After a hearty breakfast! You will be transferred to the Melbourne Airport for your morning flight to Darwin. Welcome to the Northern Territory! On arrival into Darwin you will be transferred to your Hotel for a two-night stay at the Hilton. The Hilton Darwin is located in Downtown overlooking the Harbour and is in close proximity to all the action. Settle in, the rest of the afternoon is at your leisure. This evening you will enjoy cruising off into the sunset while enjoying a delicious feast onboard the Spirit of Darwin.
Day 3: 2nd July 2021 DARWIN (B, D)
Take it easy this morning as you enjoy the morning at leisure. You might like to go down to the beach, go shopping or enjoy walking through the scenery. This afternoon is going to be actioned packed as you enjoy a Jumping Crocs and Nature Tour. A spectacular Crocodile Cruise that takes you on the Adelaide River to educate you on crocodile biology, territorial habits, and their value to the eco system. On this cruise your wildlife guide offers the crocs a taste of buffalo meat in return for them swimming out to say hello and show their incredible hunting techniques. At Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre learn about wildlife and Aboriginal history and enjoy the views across the Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. Dinner tonight will be served at your Hotel.
Day 4: 3rd July 2021 GHAN (B, L, D)
The day has come to board the Ghan! Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before checking out and being transferred to the train station. Once you’re settled into your private cabin, mingle with fellow travellers or sample the exceptional food, wine, and service onboard. When it’s time for lunch, savour the regionally-inspired menu accompanied by a selection of all-inclusive wines and beverages, before an early afternoon arrival at the Top End township of Katherine. Choose between a relaxing cruise through Nitmiluk Gorge’s ancient natural wonders and exploring the region’s rich Indigenous culture, or experience a glimpse into the lives of those who call the outback home, with a fascinating day of discovery on a huge cattle station. Enjoy dinner as the sun sets over the outback, then back in your cabin you’ll find your bed turned down. Fall asleep as the train rolls soothingly onwards.
Day 5: 4th July 2021 GHAN (B, L, D)
After your first night on The Ghan, you will be greeted by a morning view of the spectacular Red Centre. A full day of excursions awaits you in the outback town of Alice Springs. An optional upgrade is a scenic flight to Uluru, returning in time to meet the rest of your fellow guests at a spectacular barbeque dinner under a million stars at the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station.
Day 6: 5th July 2021 GHAN (B, L, D)
From your morning stop at the outback outpost of Manguri, you will venture into the weird and wonderful opal mining township of Coober Pedy, where more than half of the residents live underground. Here, you’ll enjoy a day of discovery, and a gourmet lunch in the most unique of locations: underground. Dinner is served back on the train where you can enjoy a nightcap as your journey continues.
Day 7: 5th July 2021 GHAN (B, L, D)
From your cabin window this morning you will see a dramatic change in landscape, as the rich ochre tones of the outback make way for the green fields of South Australia. Enjoy a leisurely brunch as you pass through the majestic Flinders Ranges and prepare for your mid-morning arrival into Adelaide, completing one of the world’s great travel experiences. On arrival into Adelaide you will transferred to your Hotel for a two-night stay. Which is The Playford MGallery by Sofitel. The Playford is a beautiful property and right in the heart of the Adelaide City. The rest of the day will be at your leisure.
Day 8: 7th July 2021 ADELAIDE – HAHNDORF (B, D)
After a scrumptious breakfast this morning you will immerse yourself in Adelaide. Enjoy a tour that takes you beyond the city’s CBD to experience all angles of Adelaide. From the towering Mt. Lofty Summit Lookout to chocolate tastings, you will get to see all of Adelaide’s highlights. Including time in the German village of Hahndorf with afternoon tea or beer tastings. Dinner tonight will be served at your hotel.
Day 9: 8th July 2021 ADELAIDE- MELBOURNE (B)
Today our adventure from the NT to SA has come to an end. After breakfast you will be transferred from the hotel to the Adelaide Airport. On arrival into Melbourne a Cardwell representative will be waiting for you to take you back to your original locations.