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The Ghan Adventure Overview
- 2013-04-01 - 2014-03-31
Travel across the Australian Outback by train and 4x4
Journey from the heart of the Red Centre to Australia's Top End on this adventure-packed tour. See the world's biggest monolith, the mighty Uluru, learn about the oldest culture on earth and trace the lines of ancient rock art. Dine on outback bush tucker, watch the plains roll by from the famous Ghan, swim in clear rock pools at Kings Canyon and muse over each day's adventure with a cold beer. From Alice Springs to Darwin, you'll discover a land steeped in legend and adorned in breathtaking natural beauty.
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The outback town of Alice Springs is a travel hub for visitors setting off to the explore the sensational range of natural wonders the Red Centre has to offer. An iconic image of outback Australia and a scared site for the local Aboriginal people, Uluru's spectacular colour changes are a wonder to behold.
The ancient rock formations of Kata Tjuta (also known as The Olgas) create an amazing landscape of spectacular domes and canyons.
The towering sandstone walls of Kings Canyon command breathtaking views of the gorge below and the surrounding desert landscape. A small community of the Western Aranda people, Wallace Rockhole offers a fascinating opportunity to view Aboriginal rock art and learn about traditional Aboriginal culture.
With highlights including Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm, the beautiful natural surrounds of the Western MacDonnell Ranges are home to walking trails, waterholes and rock wallabies. Located 1500km from the nearest major city, Alice Springs may be isolated but it still boasts decent restaurants, fascinating Aboriginal art galleries and a lively nightlife.
Named after the Afghan cameleers who once traversed this route across the sunburnt centre of the continent, The Ghan is one of the world's great train journeys.
The main attraction in Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine Gorge is a majestic series of gorges, rapids and waterfalls carved out of ancient sandstone by the Katherine River. A cosmopolitan city in Australia's tropical Top End, Darwin has a relaxed atmosphere and a fascinating multicultural population.
Litchfield National Park is famous for its beautiful rainforests, scenic waterfalls and safe swimming holes.
Home to colourful rock art and spectacular scenery, Kakadu National Park is a vast wilderness of rainforest, wetlands, waterfalls and amazing wildlife.
Known for its balmy weather and diverse cultural influences, Darwin has grown from a remote trading outpost into the Northern Territory's modern capital without losing its frontier charm.
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