A twelve-day luxury Australia holiday combining the Ghan, Flinders Ranges & Kangaroo Island
- Travel through Australia's iconic Outback in style aboard the legendary Ghan
- Explore the ancient landscape of South Australia's Flinders Ranges
- Spend 3 days in pure luxury at Southern Ocean Lodge in Australia's very own 'Galapagos' Kangaroo Island
- 3 Nights Darwin
- 2 Nights The Ghan
- 2 Nights Flinders Ranges
- 2 Nights Kangaroo Island
- 1 Night Adelaide
Activity adventure | History & culture | Honeymoon | Natural world | Rail journey | Wildlife
The Ghan is an icon of Australian travel, a passenger train running between Darwin and Adelaide via Alice Springs and the cragged landscapes of Nitmiluk National Park. The full 2,979km journey takes two nights, threading a line from the verdant greens of Australia's Top End, across the deep red earth of central Australia to the fertile wine regions of the south. Experience this unforgettable luxury rail adventure before transferring to Arkaba Station in the ancient Flinders Ranges before capping things off with the iconic wildlife and seascapes of Kangaroo Island and a stay at Southern Ocean Lodge.
Day by day itinerary
Depart the UK for your journey Down Under, arriving in the tropical city of Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory on Day 3. On arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel where you'll spend one night. The rest of the day is free to explore the city.
Stay: Hilton Darwin
Transfer to the railway station in Darwin where you'll board the legendary Ghan for your journey south through the heart of Australia. Fascinating guided off-train tours of Katherine Gorge in the Top End and Alice Springs in the Red Centre make the Ghan experience so more than just a train journey and ensure you'll have the chance to experience some of the country's iconic outback landscapes up close.
Stay: The Ghan (Superior)
Meals: B L D
After a second night aboard the Ghan you'll arrive in Port Augusta in South Australia where you'll be met and transferred by road to Arkaba Station in the heart of the Flinders Ranges, one of Australia's most ancient and spectacular landscapes. Spend two days exploring craggy sandstone bluffs, dry creek beds and the geological amphitheatre of Wilapena Pound as optional hot air balloon flights and scenic hikes showcase a region rich in natural beauty and native wildlife.
Stay: Arkaba, Flinders Ranges (Deluxe)
Meals: B L D
After breakfast, you'll transfer to Adelaide for the short flight to Kangaroo Island for your stay at Southern Ocean Lodge. Surrounded by pristine wilderness and the crashing waves, you'll be treated to included, wine-paired and a menu of tours tailored to make the most of the island's unique landscapes and abundance of wildlife.
Stay: Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island (Ultra)
Meals: B L D
After a leisurely breakfast, you'll transfer to Kangaroo Island airport for your flight back to Adelaide. On arrival, you'll head for the Intercontinental Hotel in the centre of the city, a perfect base from which to explore South Australia's confident capital.
Stay: InterContinental Adelaide (Deluxe)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight or, alternatively, extend your stay in South Australia, taking some time to explore the region's other highlights, including the Barossa Valley, one of Australia's famous wine-producing regions. If returning home you'll land back in the UK on day 12.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
12-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £6,995 incl. flights
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