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Australia

Australian Rail Adventure

10 NIGHTS FROM £9,600 per person

Travel through Australia's Red Centre in style on one of the world's most renowned rail journeys onboard luxury train, The Ghan. Watch the landscape evolve from rolling green hills to dusty, red sands as you travel north through Alice Springs towards Darwin, enjoying exciting on-land experiences en route. Spend time in the relaxed cities of Adelaide and Darwin at either end of your rail adventure and immerse yourself in Australia's remote bush at Bamurra Plains near Kakadu National Park, where magical wildlife encounters in over 300 square kilometres of beautiful floodplains await.

 

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS expand_more

Traverse Australia's vast interior on an iconic luxury train journey onboard The Ghan

Visit the Barossa Valley, renowned for its vineyards and fine wine

Spend time in the charming cities of Adelaide and Darwin

Enjoy an authentic bush experience near Kakadu National Park at a luxury lodge

Authentic Experience

The perfect balance of comfort and adventure, travelling across Australia's Red Centre on luxury train The Ghan gets you close to parts of the country many people will never see. Enjoy authentic outback experiences as you travel, whilst luxurious accommodations, fine dining and attentive staff ensure a memorable experience onboard.

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ITINERARY DETAILS

    DAY 1-3 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Arrive in Adelaide and check into the centrally located Mayfair Hotel for a three-night stay. Explore Adelaide's thriving art and food scene and venture out to the Barossa Valley to visit some of its famous vineyards, sample their vintages and enjoy a delicious lunch paired with fine wine during your time here.

    Mayfair Hotelkeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: One of Adelaide’s most glamorous addresses
    • Feature: An elegant rooftop bar with city views
    • Rooms: 170 rooms and suites
    • Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    MEAL BASIS

    3 nights, including breakfast

    DAY 4 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Today, you depart from Adelaide onboard the iconic Ghan train. Settle into your comfortable cabin and gaze at South Australia's rolling countryside through the window before the impressive Flinders Ranges come into view. As day turns to night, it's time to enjoy regionally-inspired cuisine and fine wines before retiring to your comfortable cabin as the world continues to speed by.

    The Ghan
    • Summary:

      Elegance, first-class service and exquisite cuisine combine in this train trip of a lifetime

    MEAL BASIS

    All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages

    DAY 5 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Your journey continues through Australia’s desert landscape to Alice Springs, where a choice of off train excursions reveals the sights and culture of the area. It’s possible to pause your train ride and spend extra time here if you would like to visit one of Australia’s most famous attractions, Uluru.

    The Ghan
    • Summary:

      Elegance, first-class service and exquisite cuisine combine in this train trip of a lifetime

    MEAL BASIS

    All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages

    DAY 6 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Continuing to the tropical north, there’s time to explore the pristine wilderness of Katherine, venturing out on an Off Train Experience. Cruise the awe-inspiring Nitmiluk Gorge, learn about indigenous rock paintings and discover more about the culture of the Jawoyn people. As evening falls, Darwin approaches, and you reach the end of your epic Australian train journey.

    On arrival into Darwin you will check in to the luxurious Mindil Beach & Casino Resort for a two-night stay.

    Mindil Beach Casino and Resortkeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: An expansive resort with a wealth of fabulous facilities
    • Feature: Four restaurants, four bars and a 24-hour casino
    • Rooms: 32 five-star rooms
    • Location: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
    • Star rating: 5 Star
    MEAL BASIS

    All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages whilst on The Ghan and rate including breakfast at Mindil Beach & Casino Resort

    DAY 7 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Laze on Mindil Beach’s white sands or unwind by the sparkling infinity pool at your hotel. There’s plenty of attractions to discover in the city too.

    Mindil Beach Casino and Resortkeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: An expansive resort with a wealth of fabulous facilities
    • Feature: Four restaurants, four bars and a 24-hour casino
    • Rooms: 32 five-star rooms
    • Location: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
    • Star rating: 5 Star
    MEAL BASIS

    Including breakfast

    DAY 8-11 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    A scenic private air transfer takes you to Bamurru Plains, just outside Kakadu National Park. A whole host of exciting bush experiences are included during your stay. Head out on a thrilling airboat ride across the floodplains, search for saltwater crocodiles on a river cruise, or explore the wilderness on an open-top game drive. Travel back to Darwin on day eleven for your international flight home.

    Bamurru Plainskeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Boutique Hotel
    • Summary: Luxury eco-camp offering a unique and remote bush experience
    • Feature: Excellent wildlife and bird-watching opportunities
    • Rooms: 10 rustic bungalow lodges
    • Location: Northern Territory, Australia
    MEAL BASIS

    3 nights, including all meals and daily tours

DAY 1-3ACCOMMODATION
Adelaide

Arrive in Adelaide and check into the centrally located Mayfair Hotel for a three-night stay. Explore Adelaide's thriving art and food scene and venture out to the Barossa Valley to visit some of its famous vineyards, sample their vintages and enjoy a delicious lunch paired with fine wine during your time here.

Mayfair Hotelkeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: One of Adelaide’s most glamorous addresses
  • Feature: An elegant rooftop bar with city views
  • Rooms: 170 rooms and suites
  • Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
MEAL BASIS

3 nights, including breakfast

DAY 4ACCOMMODATION
The Ghan Train

Today, you depart from Adelaide onboard the iconic Ghan train. Settle into your comfortable cabin and gaze at South Australia's rolling countryside through the window before the impressive Flinders Ranges come into view. As day turns to night, it's time to enjoy regionally-inspired cuisine and fine wines before retiring to your comfortable cabin as the world continues to speed by.

The Ghan
  • Summary:

    Elegance, first-class service and exquisite cuisine combine in this train trip of a lifetime

MEAL BASIS

All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages

DAY 5ACCOMMODATION
The Ghan Train

Your journey continues through Australia’s desert landscape to Alice Springs, where a choice of off train excursions reveals the sights and culture of the area. It’s possible to pause your train ride and spend extra time here if you would like to visit one of Australia’s most famous attractions, Uluru.

The Ghan
  • Summary:

    Elegance, first-class service and exquisite cuisine combine in this train trip of a lifetime

MEAL BASIS

All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages

DAY 6ACCOMMODATION
The Ghan Train and Darwin

Continuing to the tropical north, there’s time to explore the pristine wilderness of Katherine, venturing out on an Off Train Experience. Cruise the awe-inspiring Nitmiluk Gorge, learn about indigenous rock paintings and discover more about the culture of the Jawoyn people. As evening falls, Darwin approaches, and you reach the end of your epic Australian train journey.

On arrival into Darwin you will check in to the luxurious Mindil Beach & Casino Resort for a two-night stay.

Mindil Beach Casino and Resortkeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: An expansive resort with a wealth of fabulous facilities
  • Feature: Four restaurants, four bars and a 24-hour casino
  • Rooms: 32 five-star rooms
  • Location: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Star rating: 5 Star
MEAL BASIS

All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages whilst on The Ghan and rate including breakfast at Mindil Beach & Casino Resort

DAY 7ACCOMMODATION
Darwin

Laze on Mindil Beach’s white sands or unwind by the sparkling infinity pool at your hotel. There’s plenty of attractions to discover in the city too.

Mindil Beach Casino and Resortkeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: An expansive resort with a wealth of fabulous facilities
  • Feature: Four restaurants, four bars and a 24-hour casino
  • Rooms: 32 five-star rooms
  • Location: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Star rating: 5 Star
MEAL BASIS

Including breakfast

DAY 8-11ACCOMMODATION
Bamurra Plains, near Kakadu National Park

A scenic private air transfer takes you to Bamurru Plains, just outside Kakadu National Park. A whole host of exciting bush experiences are included during your stay. Head out on a thrilling airboat ride across the floodplains, search for saltwater crocodiles on a river cruise, or explore the wilderness on an open-top game drive. Travel back to Darwin on day eleven for your international flight home.

Bamurru Plainskeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Boutique Hotel
  • Summary: Luxury eco-camp offering a unique and remote bush experience
  • Feature: Excellent wildlife and bird-watching opportunities
  • Rooms: 10 rustic bungalow lodges
  • Location: Northern Territory, Australia
MEAL BASIS

3 nights, including all meals and daily tours

ITINERARY EXCURSIONS

Ultimate Barossa Wine Tour
Full Day Private Tour

A fantastic day tour that introduces you to some of the most famous wines in Australia with private tastings and a VIP experience at Henschke Wines. Your first stop is Torbreck’s The Laird Vineyard to see one of the most famous single vineyard sites in the country, continuing on to one of the Barossa’s most famous boutique wine brands, Elderton Wines, where you can enjoy a tour and private tasting session in the Elderton Homestead. Next it's onward to Torbreck, home to some of the finest vineyards and growers in the region making ultra-premium wines, where a winery tour, barrel tasting and private cellar door tasting is included. A delicious two-course lunch with paired wines is then served at Vintners Restaurant before a VIP Tour and Tasting Experience at Henschke Wines. Making arguably the best wine in all of Australia, produced by six generations of the Henschke family, you can enjoy exclusive hosted access to the celebrated vineyard, Hill of Grace, with an hour in the vineyard walking next to the oldest 'Grandfather' vines that date back to the 1860s. A tour of the historical working winery will give you an insight into 150 years of family winemaking and a private tasting of ten wines, including Henschke's most precious vintages, is sure to impress.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

The Ghan operates on this route from April to October with the lowest temperatures in the Red Centre from May to August. Darwin and the north is best visited May to October during the dry season.

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10 NIGHTS FROM £9,600 per person

Pricing based upon economy flights from London. Transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals And excursions As specified.

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