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JOURNEY THROUGH THE HEART OF AUSTRALIA

OUTBACK SPIRIT

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A legendary train. An unforgettable Australian adventure. Travel aboard The Ghan between Adelaide and Darwin on the all-inclusive Outback Spirit journey.

Departing from Adelaide, travel coast to coast through the fiery red centre, experiencing Australia at its dramatic best.

HIGHLIGHTS AND INCLUSIONS

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  • 3 days/ 2 nights aboard The Ghan
  • All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages
  • A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines
  • Immersive off train experiences in Marla, Alice Springs, and Katherine
  • Cruise the Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about Katherine’s ancient Indigenous rock paintings, or discover authentic outback life on a cattle station

DAY ONE

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Departing Adelaide, what lies ahead is rugged, beautiful and spectacular – through the Red Centre to the tropical north of Australia. Settle into your cabin and watch the rolling pastoral lands of South Australia from your window, or meet your fellow travellers in the lounge car. Before long some of the oldest rock formations in the world, the Flinders Ranges, come into view. As darkness envelops the rugged outback, it’s time to indulge in a regionally-inspired dinner and all-inclusive fine wines and beverages.

DAY TWO

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Begin with a freshly brewed coffee or juice as the day dawns at Marla, an outback outpost in the remote reaches of South Australia. It is here, deep inland, that you will enjoy a one of a kind experience, as you watch the desert come to life at sunrise. All aboard for brunch as you make your way through the MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs where a choice of Off Train Excursions awaits. Alice is an iconic Red Centre outpost. 1,500 kilometres from the nearest major city, it may be remote, but offers plenty to explore – home to doctors who fly, rivers that run dry, and a cast of colourful characters. Your time in the ‘capital out of the outback’ offers numerous opportunities to explore its historic legacy and unique environment.

DAY THREE

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Your day dawns in the tropical north. The pristine wilderness of Katherine is stirring and powerful, and you’ll have the chance to explore it from the water or land with your choice of off train experiences. Cruise the jaw-dropping Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about its ancient Indigenous rock paintings and gain insight into the culture of the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, the Jawoyn people, or discover authentic outback life on a cattle station.  As evening falls, arrive in Darwin to complete your epic Australian journey.

The Ghan was amazing. Beautifully appointed train in every way. 5 star plus.
Furniture, upholstery, perfect.
Food was amazing, 3 course breakfasts, lunches, and main meals in the evening. Nibbles all day and lots of lovely top shelf drinks.
Accommodation was wonderful, plenty of room in gold. On suite very nice and well appointed and quite a bit of room.
Truely we loved every minute.

Stopping in Alice was great and doing side trips wonderful.
Yulara was amazing!
Kings canyon was a amazing walk, really fabulous, we all loved the walk. A big walk but wonderful.
Accommodation in Alice of a high standard.

Darwin we loved the war museums, which we used the hop and off bus, very good service.
The travel lodge, was ok only.

The Kakadu perhaps you could do in a day, a big day, but would be ok. Would depend on the people. The tour very informative.
The Crocodile Hotel is the only hotel you would stay in.

Thanks very much for helping us once again Wendy.

Linda and Jeff