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The Ghan Expedition

Operates April to October

 The Ghan

 Operates March to November

From $2635 pp

Sectors to and from Alice Springs also available with some add-on accommodation and excursion options from Australia and Beyond Holidays.

Adelaide to Alice Springs and V.V available from $1725 pp

The Ghan                                                           The Ghan Expedition
EVERY MOMENT
CONSIDERED AND
EVERYTHING IS
INCLUDED
There’s nothing like guests putting down their suitcase
and allowing their journey to simply unfold. Every
detail at every minute of their rail expedition has
been considered and included in the fare. The moment
guests embark, they can allow themselves to relax and
fully embrace each new experience and adventure.
On each journey, guests enjoy regionally inspired dining, curated by
on board chefs, paired with premium wines and beverages. With
a range of carefully curated Off Train Experiences also included,
guests are immersed in a world of wonder.

 The Ghan Expedition

DAY 01 BOARD THE GHAN IN DARWIN
Following check out of your Darwin Hotel transfer to Darwin station to board the Ghan in time for the 1000 departure. Today the first stop is Katherine: Choose from either the Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise, viewing both gorges or the Nitmiluk First Gorge Rock Art Cruise, gaining an insight into the culture of the Jawoyn people. The Nitmiluk Gorge experience can be upgraded with a helicopter flight or a scenic flight over Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Parks (additional fee applies).
Reboard the train following your day where you will travel overnight to the next stop on the journey Alice Springs

DAY 02
THE GHAN, ALICE SPRINGS
Alice Springs: A morning or afternoon in ‘The Alice’ gives guests a glimpse into the history of yesterday. Visit the local landmarks, take
a front row seat to a spectacular bird show at the Desert Park or view the permanent waterhole at Simpsons Gap. Upgrade options in Alice Springs include Pyndan Camel Tracks or the Spirit of Mount Gillen Helicopter Flight (additional fee applies).

Return to the train for the final leg of your journey to Adelaide

DAY 03
ALICE SPRINGS, ADELAIDE
Today provides a full day to explore Coober Pedy. Manguri (southbound): Cast your eyes skyward for an amazing showcase of outback stars when disembarking for this evening stop
after dinner.

DAY 04
Arrive Adelaide

 The Ghan

DAY 01 BOARD THE GHAN IN Adelaide
Following check out of your Adelaide Hotel transfer to Adelaide station to board the Ghan in time for the 1215 departure.  This Journey goes through the evening and wake up in time for the Marla morning experience: Set foot in the remote reaches of South
Australia to witness an unforgettable outback sunrise on this early morning stop.

DAY 02
At Sunrise enjoy the Marla morning experience: Set foot in the remote reaches of South Australia to witness an unforgettable outback sunrise on this early morning stop. The next stop is Alice Springs: This morning, guests are greeted by a view of the spectacular Red Centre. A full day of experiences awaits in the iconic outback town of Alice Springs, which provides ample opportunity to visit the town landmarks and get close to Australia’s incredible flora and fauna.

DAY 03
ALICE SPRINGS, KATHRINE
Arrive this morning for your morning Experience in Katherine: Choose from either the Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise, viewing
both gorges or the Nitmiluk First Gorge Rock Art Cruise, gaining an insight into the culture of the Jawoyn people. The Nitmiluk
experience can be upgraded with a helicopter flight or a scenic flight over Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Parks (additional fee
applies). Following this experience re board the Ghan for the journey to Darwin arriving this afternoon

On arrival in Darwin choose from some of Australia and Beyonds Holidays experiences in Arhnemland and Darwin as well as all your accommodation and transfers. For Example Arnhemland Eco Tours and Adventures

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Great Southern

From Brisbane to Adelaide

4 Days and 3 Nights

GREAT SOUTHERN (Brisbane to Adelaide)
Embrace the wonders of Australia’s south-east and enjoy the unique experiences of the Great Southern. Departing Brisbane, you’ll travel south as the ever changing landscapes glide by, and enjoy a mixture of relaxing time on train and immersive Off Train experiences as you travel towards Adelaide. BRISBANE TO ADELAIDE DEPARTING MONDAY (JAN,FEB & DEC) 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS

GREAT SOUTHERN Leaving Adelaide behind, you can relax, unwind and enjoy world-class service as the stunning landscapes glide by. On your three day journey, enjoy a mixture of time on train and the opportunity to immerse yourself in Off Train Experiences as you journey towards Brisbane. ADELAIDE TO BRISBANE DEPARTING FRIDAY (JAN,FEB & DEC) 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS

Great Southern Brisbane to Adelaide

After setting off from Brisbane, enjoy lunch on board and a relaxing afternoon settling into your private cabin before arriving at the coastal town of Coffs Harbour. As the sun dips beneath the horizon, enjoy a unique outdoor dinner where you’ll feast on local produce and fresh seafood matched with fine wines, while the waves lap at the shore nearby. After a few leisurely hours, you’ll reboard the train and set off for the night.

Nsw Region
Start the day with a hearty breakfast on board before setting off for a full day of off train experiences in the NSW region

REGIONAL VICTORIA OR MELBOURNE
After enjoying breakfast on board as you travel through Victoria’s high country, you’ll have a choice of Off Train Experiences. Discover regional Victoria with options including wine touring and gourmet delights, visits to natural sights and charming towns. Or opt to visit cosmopolitan Melbourne and take in the soaring views from Eureka Skydeck and a tour of the National Gallery of Victoria or free time to explore the city yourself.

DAY 4 ARRIVE ADELAIDE

Sit back and savour breakfast on board before arriving into your final destination of Adelaide.

GOURMET ESCAPE
GREAT SOUTHERN | ADELAIDE TO BRISBANE

6 Days and 5 Nights

INCLUSIONS • 2 nights aboard the Great Southern, Adelaide to Brisbane, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in the Grampians, Canberra and Coffs Harbour • 3 nights accommodation in Brisbane including breakfast • Full day winery tour including lunch • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners HIGHLIGHTS • Immerse yourself in the landscapes of the ancient Grampians • Tour Australia’s capital, Canberra • See the stunning seascape of northern New South Wales • Enjoy the drive through beautiful mountain scenery and rainforest to Tamborine Mountain’s unique food and wine trail, and take in breathtaking views from one the iconic lookout points • Be guided through private wine tastings at 3 picturesque boutique wineries, and enjoy a gourmet two-course lunch at one of the Mountain’s top wineries • Visit Australia’s most awarded distillery and taste naturally flavoured vodka and liqueurs

DAY 1 BOARD THE GREAT SOUTHERN IN ADELAIDE AND VISIT THE GRAMPIANS

Board the Great Southern for your memorable two-night journey to Brisbane. After leaving the food and wine capital behind, your first stop is like entering another world. A million years in the making, the Grampians region is celebrated for its wild and spectacular scenery. (L,D) OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Great Southern

DAY 2 GREAT SOUTHERN, CANBERRA After breakfast on board, prepare for an Off Train Experience in Australia’s capital, Canberra. Best known as the home of politics, choose a tour from several of its iconic cultural landmarks and feast on a mouth-watering lunch celebrating local produce. (B,L,D)

DAY 3 GREAT SOUTHERN, COFFS HARBOUR AND BRISBANE

Today is all about relaxation as you travel the northern New South Wales coast and enjoy Off Train Experiences that showcase the stunning landscape and beaches around Coffs Harbour before lunch back on board. Spend the afternoon unwinding and enjoying the creature comforts of the train as you travel through to Brisbane. Once in Brisbane and settled in to your accommodation, the evening is free to start your gourmet escape in the vibrant river city. (B,L) OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Pullman Brisbane

DAY 4 TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN

Today, your gourmet escape sees you leave the city to experience Tamborine Mountain’s unique food and wine trail while absorbing spectacular views of rainforest and picturesque landscapes along the journey. Be guided through tastings at three boutique wineries and visit the iconic Tamborine Mountain Distillery. You’ll enjoy a gourmet two-course winery lunch and finish with the option to stop at a cheese factory and craft brewery. (B,L)

Your connection with the vibrant river city continues today, with a day free to explore at your leisure. Perhaps catch a City Cat and take in the city from the water. Venture across to South Bank, Brisbane’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind. (B)

DAY 6 FAREWELL Your experience comes to an end as you farewell Brisbane and check out of your accommodation. (B)

Great Southern Adelaide to Brisbane

DAY 1 ADELAIDE AND THE GRAMPIANS

As the train leaves Adelaide, take your time to settle in and get familiar with your cabin. Enjoy morning tea and then savour a relaxed lunch on board while watching the ever-changing landscape glide by. In the afternoon, the train will arrive in regional Victoria where you’ll have a chance to experience the spectacular wilderness of the Grampians region. Choose from a range of Off Train Experiences.

Today is yours to spend in Australia’s political and cultural capital, Canberra. After breakfast on board, enjoy a coach ride to Canberra to experience a truly memorable lunch and immersive touring at your pick of cultural institutions, including the National War Memorial and Parliament House, before returning to the train in time for dinner. Enjoy another sumptuous dinner on board before retiring to the lounge for a nightcap.

DAY 3 COFFS HARBOUR AND SURROUNDS

Enjoy breakfast on board before a relaxed morning taking in the views, walks and beachside markets of Coffs Harbour and surrounds with a choice of experiences. After lunch back on board, sit back and relax for the afternoon as you travel through the stunning scenery of northern New South Wales towards your final destination of Brisbane.

DAY 4 ARRIVE  Brisbane

Sit back and savour breakfast on board before arriving into your final destination of  Brisbane.

The  Indian Pacific

From Coast to Coast

4 Days / Three Nights

INDIAN PACIFIC
For more than 50 years the Indian Pacific has enchanted guests with its unique perspective of the Australian landscape. Spanning the full width of the country, this incredible 65-hour, transcontinental journey is enough to stir the wanderlust in anyone. The second you step aboard, you encounter a world of supreme comfort. It’s the perfect place to unwind, as you journey through
Australia’s vast landscape. But the world of the Indian Pacific far exceeds its comfortable interior. Right outside your window, adventure awaits. From wine tasting to mountain explorations, you’ll have no trouble making memories that last on this incredible expedition.

HIGHLIGHTS AND INCLUSIONS
4 days/3 nights aboard the Indian Pacific
All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages
A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines
Off train experiences in Broken Hill, Adelaide and surrounds, Cook, Rawlinna and Perth

Our Journeys operate in reverse via Kalgoorlie

Depart Sydney for Broken Hill :

Your transcontinental adventure begins in Sydney where you board the Indian Pacific. Prepare for a journey of contrasts, from lush vineyards to vast goldmines, majestic mountains to the barren expanse of the Nullarbor, from cities of four million to ghost towns of four. As the train winds through the breathtaking Blue Mountains, explore the comforts of life onboard, get acquainted with your cabin and fellow travellers. After settling in, savour your first meal – a regionally-inspired dinner paired with all-inclusive fine wines and beverages. After dinner, join fellow guests for a late night drink or head back to your cabin for your first night onboard.

This Morning you arrive in the ‘Silver City’ of Broken Hill as the day begins, where you embark on a morning of Off Train Excursions to discover the mining history and artistic culture of this unique town where the streets are wide and there’s a pub on every corner. Lunch is served onboard as the Indian Pacific enters the southern tip of the spectacular and ancient Flinders Ranges. Arriving in the city of Adelaide in the afternoon, you have the choice of a tour of the city, a visit to the world famous Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale wine regions (seasonal), or a trip to the beautiful Adelaide Hills featuring the culinary delights of Hahndorf.

Off Train Experience

Broken Hill,

Pro Hart Gallery

Paris, New York, London and Broken Hill. You might not think it, but this town’s art scene could rival those of the biggest art capitals in the world.
An artist that represents the cheeky and colourful charm of Broken Hill, the late Kevin ‘Pro’ Hart’s gallery is not to be missed when in town. Visit Pro Hart’s gallery where on display is a wide selection of his signature paintings.

Browse all three floors of this inspiring gallery to learn how Pro created his masterpieces by drawing inspiration from experimenting with new forms of expression, sculpting with metal and stone, and tinkering away in his back shed to create all kinds of contraptions.
Take a brief coach tour around the streets of Broken Hill before returning to the Indian Pacific for your journey onwards.

Recommended Fitness Level: Low – coach tour with short walks required. No wheelchair access.

Miners Tour;

The Miner’s Memorial is a unique and striking structure that sits at a height of 54 metres overlooking Broken Hill. This attraction is located on the highest point of the Line of Lode remnant mullock dumps that traverse the city.
The short axis of this building faces east-west addressing the rising and setting of the sun in memoriam to over 800 miners who lost their lives working in the Broken Hill Mines. This structure is an important monument to the city for both tourism and education about Broken Hill’s rich mining history.

Walking past the walls lined with the names of miners, you will reach the ledge of this structure, which will give you full views of the rising sun, Broken Hill and the Outback beyond.

Visit Broken Earth with skyline views across town and the Indian Pacific below. Visit Trade Hall, a heritage-listed building home to the city’s first labour movement. Under the ‘United we stand’ banner, the Union successfully championed the 35-hour working week and defeated conscription in Australia. You will enjoy a live performance by local actors showcasing the early mining story and life in Broken Hill.

Recommended Fitness Level: LOW – coach tour with short walks required. No wheelchair access.

Adelaide, Depart the city towards Glenelg and take the coastal route to the Fleurieu Peninsula.
The beautiful mid-south coast, with its glistening vistas of the Gulf St Vincent and pristine beaches awards your arrival to the McLaren Vale wine region. Pass through rolling vineyards to visit up to five beautiful wineries in the ‘Vale’. Each one is steeped in history with friendly knowledgeable staff, happy to guide you through each wine tasting experience. Best known for Shiraz, the region excels with Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay as well as Spanish and Italian varieties such as Fiano, Vermentino, Tempranillo, Mouvedre, Nero d’Avola & Sangiovese.

DAY 3 NULLARBOR PLAIN

You’ll awake to the seemingly endless expanse of the Nullarbor Plain. Breakfast is served as you travel along the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world. This evening, your sense of wonder will be ignited as you enjoy the tranquillity of dinner under the brilliant desert stars in the remote and beautiful Rawlinna (seasonal).

Off Train Experience

On the fringes of Australia’s biggest sheep stations, this little outpost on the Nullarbor Plain is pure jackaroo country. By car, Rawlinna is a five hour trip from the nearest big town, Kalgoorlie. The Rawlinna Station is home to up to 80,000 sheep spread across 2.5 million acres. To put that into perspective, one paddock alone takes 8 hours to muster by plane.

During the Winter months Platinum and Gold Service guests will be invited to disembark to partake in drinks, canapés served around a bonfire under the wide Nullarbor skies.

When: Cooler months on Sydney-Perth services.

DAY 4 PERTH
Breakfast is served as you glide through the colourful patchwork of rolling hills of the Avon Valley on your way to Perth, arriving after an on board lunch.

The Ghan

The Indian Pacific

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