Explore the highlights of Alice Springs town and the spectacular outback scenery of the West MacDonnell Ranges. Enjoy beautiful walks at Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm with an opportunity to swim in one of Central Australia’s most pristine waterholes at Ellery Creek. Combined with a journey on The Ghan, what better way to explore the heart of Australia.

INCLUSIONS

● 2 days/1 night aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Alice Springs, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experience in Marla

● Transfer from Alice Springs Rail Terminal to Hotel

● 4 nights accommodation in Alice Springs including breakfast daily

● Half day A Town Like Alice tour

● 1 day West MacDonnell Ranges tour

● Transfer from Hotel to Alice Springs Rail Terminal

● 2 days/1 night aboard The Ghan, Alice Springs to Darwin, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursion in Katherine

● 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

● Explore Alice Springs' original settlement at the Telegraph Station

● Visit the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctors Service

● See the world’s largest classroom at the School of the Air

● Admire the rich plant and birdlife at Standley Chasm

● View the amazing geology at Ellery Creek Big Hole

● Explore the Ochre Pits

● Spectacular outback scenery

 

 

 

 

FARES

PER PERSON

High season
Gold Service Advance Purchase$3349
Gold Service Everyday$3629
Platinum Service Everyday$4939

 7 DAYS  6 NIGHTS  12 MEALS

 

*  Prices based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Advance Purchase fares are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.

To book or find out more

CALL 1800 021 601

OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

DAY ONE – BOARD THE GHAN IN ADELAIDE

Depart Adelaide aboard The Ghan and marvel as the spectacular Flinders Ranges pass by.

OVERNIGHT: The Ghan (L,D)

DAY TWO – THE GHAN, ALICE SPRINGS 

Witness an unforgettable outback sunrise at Marla, in the remote reaches of South Australia, before arriving into Alice Springs. Transfer to your accommodation where you can settle in or head out to start your exploring of this unique town.

OVERNIGHT: 4 nights Mercure Alice Springs Resort (B, L)

DAY THREE – ALICE SPRINGS

This morning is yours at leisure before joining your afternoon touring of the Alice Springs town. Stop at the Telegraph Station, established in 1872 to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which provides a ‘mantle of safety’ to the people of the outback. Visit the School of the Air, an educational service for children living in remote areas and Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Conclude with a panoramic view of Alice Springs from the top of Anzac Hill. (B)

DAY FOUR – LEISURE DAY

Explore Alice Springs at your own pace. This small outback town is rich in history. Enjoy its many walking trails, which are well signed posted and provide insightful facts on the region. No trip to Alice is complete without experiencing a camel ride for yourself – these gracious animals and their Afghan handlers played a vital role in outback history, their service reflected in The Ghan’s emblem. (B)

WE RECOMMEND

Camel Riding at Pyndan Camel Tracks $79 per person.

For a true outback experience, hop aboard a camel for a relaxing ride through Wine Gums Station. Enjoy the one-of-a-kind perspective as you view the beautiful backdrop of the West MacDonnell Ranges.

DAY FIVE – WEST MACDONNELL RANGES

Seeing the dramatic West MacDonnell Ranges is one thing, exploring them up close is quite another. This full-day tour includes unforgettable walks at Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm, and onto Glen Helen Homestead for an authentic bushman’s lunch. Visit Ormiston Gorge and then have afternoon tea at Ellery Creek, one of the Territory’s favourite swimming waterholes. (B,L)

DAY SIX – BOARD THE GHAN IN ALICE SPRINGS

Join The Ghan to travel further north towards Darwin. Back on the train there’s time to reflect on your exploration of the Red Centre.

OVERNIGHT: The Ghan (B, D)

DAY SEVEN – THE GHAN, KATHERINE AND DARWIN

Today you will discover the wonders of Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge with a variety of Off Train Excursions to choose from before continuing to your final destination, Darwin. (B, L)

To book or find out more

CALL 1800 021 601

OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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