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Discover Darwin & The Red Centre – The Ghan Expedition

11 day/10 night Gold Service Cabin from $5499 per person share twin
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 31 Mar 20 by 4pm

 
SAVE UP TO $1500 PER ADULT

11 day/10 night Gold Service Cabin from
$5499
per person share twinFlights are additional

Discover Darwin & The Red Centre - The Ghan Expedition

Experience Darwin at its best and combine it with the magnificent Red Centre. Join The Ghan Expedition after exploring Darwin and then spend four days exploring Alice Springs, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Bruce Monroe’s Field of Light. Visit the quirky opal mining town of Coober Pedy as you journey south on The Ghan Expedition.

Deal Includes
✔ 3 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily
Charles Darwin’ Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise
Transfer from Hotel to Darwin Rail Terminal
2 day/1 night on the Ghan Darwin to Alice Springs
Transfer from Alice Springs Rail terminal to hotel
2 nights Alice Springs accommodation including breakfast
3 Days / 2 Nights touring including Uluru and Alice Springs
Transfer from Hotel to Alice Springs Rail Terminal
3 Days/2 Nights on the Ghan Alice Springs to Adelaide
8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
Flights are additional

11 days/10 nights - Gold Service Twin Cabin
From $5499 per person share twin

Departures: 24 Jun 20
From $5535 per person share twin
Departures: 29 Jul & 12, 19 Aug 20
From $5565 per person share twin
Departures: 05 Aug 20

11 days/10 nights - Gold Service Cabin Sole Occupancy
From $9405 per single traveller

Select Departures: 24 Jun 20
From $9455 per single traveller
Select Departures:  29 Jul & 12, 19 Aug 20
From $9535 per single traveller
Select Departures: 05 Aug 20

Departs Wednesdays (June-August)

Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive Darwin
You’ve arrived in Darwin – it’s yours to explore. Spend the day at your leisure before checking in to your accommodation.
Overnight: 3 nights Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront

Day 2: Darwin
Stroll around Darwin today, taking in the fascinating history at your own pace. Wander to the Stokes Hill Wharf area, Botanic Gardens or the Chinese Temple and don’t forget a visit to the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Tonight, enjoy Charles Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise, a great way to take in the view of the famous Darwin sunset whilst enjoying a delicious Territory style buffet. (B,D)

Day 3: Darwin 
Today is free to further explore the waterfront restaurants and relaxed vibe of Darwin. Alternatively, consider an optional tour (additional expense) to make the most of your time in the Top End. (B)


Day 4: Board the Ghan Expedition in Darwin
Settle in to the comforts of The Ghan, relax in your cabin or mingle with fellow travellers in the Outback Explorer Lounge. Enjoy lunch ahead of your Off Train Excursion in Katherine. In a region renowned for jaw-dropping natural assets, Katherine boasts one of the Top End’s best – the incredible Nitmiluk Gorge.
Overnight: 3 nights The Ghan (B,L,D)

Day 5: The Ghan Expedition, Alice Springs
Upon arrival into Alice Springs provides you with a full day to explore the iconic town in the red heart of Australia on one of your included off train excursions. After returning with the group to the train station, you farewell your fellow travellers and will be transferred to your hotel at 4pm. This evening is free to relax and ready yourself for your adventure tomorrow. 
Overnight: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters (B,L)

Day 6: Alice Springs, Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Enjoy an early breakfast before you travel from Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) aboard a luxury coach. Take in the rugged desert landscapes of the region, passing through the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges. There is time for a stop at a local Roadhouse for a quick break then view flat-topped Atila (Mt Conner) in the distance before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort rested, relaxed and ready to explore the amazing World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This afternoon enjoy a leisurely drive out to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) for one of our favourite sunset experiences in Central Australia. Marvel at the unique flora and admire the view of the central valley of the domes of Kata Tjuta while you take in a magnificent outback sunset with gourmet canapés and Australian wine.  
OVERNIGHT:  2 nights Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock (B)

Day 7: Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (Olgas)
Rise early this morning to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area.  Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee.  Then travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta.  On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge.  This afternoon visit Uluṟu - Kata Tjuṯa Cultural Centre where there is time to purchase some locally made Aboriginal art and learn more about the Western Desert region. Join your Driver Guide for a walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole. Travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area, 'Sunset Strip' and relax with a glass of wine and Nibbles as the sun sets over the western horizon. After sunset you will be transferred you to the site of your barbecue dinner. The site is within the Uluru National Park, adjacent to Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre set amongst red sand dunes and desert oak trees providing a peaceful desert setting. After dinner, tea, coffee and dessert will be served and your guide will conduct a tour of the night sky, describing and pointing out some of the visible constellations with the assistance of a high beam spotlight (weather permitting). The guide will also explain some Aboriginal stories that relate to the stars before you return to Ayers Rock Resort. (D)

Day 8: Field of Light, Alice Springs
This morning you will be picked up at your accommodation in a luxury coach to be taken the very short distance to the exclusive Field of Light location. Arriving in complete darkness, you will be able to enjoy the 50,000 globes of light in the desert, before making your way up the hill to the Field of Light sunrise viewing platform where you will be served tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Enjoy some amazing photos from this unique raised location that allows you to view both Kata Tjuta and Uluru in all their natural glory. This afternoon, travel through desert scenery between on your way to Alice Springs. Your Driver Guide will provide comprehensive commentary as you pass through the beautiful rugged scenery of the outback. View Atila (Mt. Conner). Stop at the Erldunda Roadhouse where you may purchase afternoon tea (own expense). Travel along the Stuart Highway before arriving in Alice Springs. You will be dropped off at your Alice Springs hotel.
OVERNIGHT: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters 

Day 9: Alice Springs, Ghan Expedition
Enjoy a leisurely morning, checking out after breakfast. You have some free time to explore Alice Springs before returning to your hotel to meet your 2.30pm transfer to the train station. Check in, settle into your cabin and prepare to departure with your new travelling companions to your evening dinner function, where you’ll dine under a million stars. (B,D)

Day 10: The Ghan Expedition, Coober Pedy
When you next disembark in remote Manguri, you’ll enjoy a full day exploring the amazing opal mining township of Coober Pedy. (B,L,D)

Day 11: The Ghan Expedition, Adelaide
After completing the famous north-south crossing of the interior you will arrive into Adelaide. (B)

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Terms and Conditions

Valid for new bookings only from 03 Feb-31 Mar 20 or until sold out, based on travel dates between 13 Jun and 27 Aug 20 subject to availability • Advertised prices are per person and based on Discover Darwin & The Red Centre package in a Gold Service Twin Cabin on The Ghan Expedition • All discounts and savings have been applied to the price. Not available with any other offer • Full payment required at time of booking. Booking and credit card fees may apply • Cancellation/Amendment fees apply • No refund for unused services • Hotel surcharges may apply to event period dates • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details. HOT Code: CMPGSR0220

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Until 31 Mar 20 by 4pm

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