This is an adventure holiday made for lovers of train journeys, remote outback and city stays in Darwin and Adelaide.
It begins in the Northern Territory’s tropical capital of Darwin, a city rich in indigenous culture and unique natural landscapes. You will discover termite mounds in Litchfield National Park to spotting salt-water crocodiles on a boat ride.
You will then follow in the footsteps of pioneering explorers when you board the majestic Ghan Expedition as it glides through the heart of central Australia. As the train winds its way through MacDonnell Ranges’ rusty, red hues, it will pass Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy before arriving in the City of Churches, Adelaide.
Imagine Holidays has put together a 10-night holiday departing April to October 2022 with prices starting from $5499^ per person with a 25% Low Deposit available.**
To book, call Imagine Holidays on (02) 8313 5965 or click herefor more details.
Here’s what your holiday includes
* All flights and taxes
* Three-night all-inclusive rail journey on board The Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide with all meals, fine wines and beverages
* Off-train excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy including Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise
* Four-night four-star hotel stay in Darwin with breakfast
* Three-night four star hotel stay in Adelaide with breakfast
* Fully escorted tours to Litchfield National Park and waterfalls
* Darwin Sunset Dinner cruise
* Barossa and Hahndorf highlights tour
Your holiday starts when you arrive in Darwin where you will spend four nights discovering Kakadu National Park where you can see 20,000-year-old Aboriginal rock art. At Litchfield National Park, you will explore giant termite mounds, Tolmer Falls and spot local wildlife. You will also be able to hop on a cruise in Adelaide River to spot salt-water crocodiles.
Take some time to savour Darwin’s cosmopolitan culture with its Asian-inspired cuisine and colourful outdoor markets. Make sure you try a bowl of spicy laksa as Darwin is known as the laksa capital of Australia.
You will also be taken to Stokes Hill Wharf where you will board a Charles Darwin sunset cruise around the harbour where you will indulge in a delicious meal as you watch the spectacular sunset over the horizon.
The next day you will board the majestic Ghan Expedition. Take time to settle into your comfortable cabin and enjoy lunch in Queen Adelaide Restaurant as it makes its way to Katherine. On arrival, you have the choice of going on a cruise to Nitmiluk Gorge or experience a cattle station.
Wake up to the stunning Red Centre as you watch the sun rising over the endless outback. After breakfast, you will taken to the outback town of Alice Springs where you can go for a camel ride before settling down to a delicious dinner at the historic Telegraph Station.
The Ghan Expedition train will then make a morning stop at the outback outpost of Manguri where you will be taken to the weird and wonderful opal mining town of Coober Pedy where more than half of the locals live underground to escape the searing heat. After lunch you will be taken back to the train to continue your journey. Enjoy meeting other passengers before sitting down to a delectable dinner accompanied with fine wines.
The deep ochre landscape from your window will make way for the lush, rolling hillside of South Australia as you tuck into a leisurely brunch when the train meanders past the Flinders Range and arrive in Adelaide. Here you will disembark and spend the next three nights exploring the City of Churches.
Make a point to visit Adelaide’s 19th century Central Market, bustling with some of the region’s best locally produced cheese, olive oil and charcuterie.
You will be taken to the Barossa Valley to savour mouth-watering food and delicious wine including sampling wines at Jacob’s Creek, Saltram Wine and Lambert Estate. You will also be taken to explore Adelaide’s oldest German settlement at Hahndorf.
On your last day in Adelaide, take a stroll to the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum. After a culture inspired morning, head out to historic Glenelg to visit the famous Haigh’s chocolate factory.
The next day, you will fly home, filled with wonderful memories of an adventure-packed holiday.
To book, call Imagine Holidays at (02) 8313 5965 or click here for more details.
^ Price is per person based on two sharing a Gold Twin Cabin 15 October 2022 departure.
** Low deposit terms are capacity controlled and some dates may require full payment if booked on an advanced purchase fare.
Holiday for train lovers who enjoy Australia’s remote outback and city stays from $549pp per night
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