The Ghan Adventure Itinerary

Take an epic train, boat and 4WD adventure tour through the Central and Top End of Australia. Freshwater pools, lush rainforests and mighty Uluru await.

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Day 1 Alice Springs/Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Welcome to Alice Springs, the Red Centre's dusty, character-filled heart. Make tracks for Uluru, stopping by a camel farm en route for an optional ride on one of these intriguing creatures. Arrive in our permanent campsite at Yulara and check out the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta on a Valley of the Winds hike. Watch the colour of the rocks change, glass of sparkling in hand, as the Outback works one of its magical sunsets, then return to a home-cooked dinner at camp.
ACCOM: Permanent safari camp (with shared facilities) - 1

Day 2 Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)/Kings Canyon

Wake early for the opportunity to witness a truly unforgettable sunrise over Uluru. View the rock from different vantage points and learn about one of the world's oldest living cultures on an interpretive walk led by a local indigenous guide. Browse Aboriginal arts and crafts at the Cultural Centre, then travel on to our exclusive campsite located within the Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) for another night camped under sparkling night skies.
ACCOM: Permanent safari camp (with shared facilities) - 1

Day 3 Kings Canyon and the The Giles Track

Wander along the walking tracks of Kings Canyon, where chasms, gorges and surprisingly lush gardens dot the landscape. After lunch, trek out along the Mereenie Loop before heading back to Alice on the Giles Track. Enjoy another night camping beneath a blanket of stars.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 4 Alice Springs to Western MacDonnell National Park

The Red Centre’s best kept secret, the Western MacDonnell Ranges will leave you awed at unsuspecting beauty that this part of the country holds.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 5 The Ghan (Gold Class)

Spend the day exploring Alice Springs. This evening, hop aboard the legendary Ghan and set off on one of the world’s great train journeys.
ACCOM: Overnight sleeper train - 1

Day 6 Katherine/Darwin

Stop off at Katherine to marvel at the stunning Katherine Gorge before continuing on to Darwin.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 7 Kakadu/Darwin

Admire ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr before clambering up to a rocky outlook for a stunning view of the Nardab Floodplain. Afterwards, hike to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) and enjoy an invigorating swim. Soak up the incredible scenery on the drive back to Darwin.
ACCOM: Permanent safari camp (with shared facilities) - 1

Day 8 Mary River/Kakadu

Enjoy a thrilling 4WD trip out to Jim Jim Falls, deep in the heart of Kakadu National Park. Hike to Twin Falls and be mesmerised by the majestic beauty of this special sight. Explore the gorge on a boat ride before taking a guided boardwalk. Tonight, camp out at Kakadu National Park.
ACCOM: Permanent safari camp (with shared facilities) - 1

Day 9 Kakadu/Darwin

Admire ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr before clambering up to a rocky outlook for a stunning view of the Nardab Floodplain. Afterwards, hike to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) and enjoy an invigorating swim. Soak up the incredible scenery on the drive back to Darwin.