The Ghan Adventure Overview
Take an epic train, boat and 4x4 adventure tour through the Central and Top End of Australia. Freshwater pools, lush rainforests and mighty Uluru await.
- 2014-04-01 - 2015-03-31
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 witness ancient rock art. Discover 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 sacred site for the local Aboriginal people, Uluru's remarkable 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.
With highlights including Ormiston Gorge and Palm Valley, 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.
Hop aboard the legendary Ghan and prepare for one of the world’s great train journeys. Day 6 Katherine/Darwin Stop off at Katherine to marvel at the stunning Katherine Gorge before continuing on to Darwin.
Stop off at Katherine to marvel at the stunning Katherine Gorge before continuing on to Darwin.
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. A stunning region of freshwater billabongs and monsoon forests, Mary River National Park is an outstanding fishing and bird-watching destination where you can also spot a few saltwater crocs.
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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