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AUSTRALIA GREAT TRAIN HOLIDAYS


SEVEN SPIRIT BAY

DARWIN

DARWIN HARBOUR CRUISES

NGAUWUDU SAFARI CAMP

KATHERINE

HORIZONTAL FALLS HORIZONTAL FALLS SEAPLANE ADVENTURES

200KM

BUNGLE BUNGLE SAVANNAH LODGE

BROOME

NINGALOO REEF SAL SALIS

ULURU

SHARK BAY

COOK KALGOORLIE

ROTTNEST ISLAND ROTTNEST EXPRESS

THE GHAN

THE GHAN OFF TRAIN EXCURSIONS

MULTIPLE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

THE GHAN EXPEDITION OPTIONAL UPGRADE INDIAN PACIFIC

INDIAN PACIFIC OFF TRAIN EXCURSIONS

RAWLINNA

PERTH

THE GHAN OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCE

OUTBACK SPIRIT LODGE

INDIAN PACIFIC OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCE

JOURNEY BEYOND GROUP EXPERIENCES

GREAT SOUTHERN OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCE

POINTS OF INTEREST

MULTIPLE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

GREAT SOUTHERN

GREAT SOUTHERN OFF TRAIN EXCURSIONS

MULTIPLE OPTIONS AVAILABLE


BARRAMUNDI LODGE

MORETON WILDERNESS LODGE

MURWANGI SAFARI CAMP

PUNGALINA SAFARI CAMP CAIRNS

AIRLIE BEACH CRUISE WHITSUNDAYS MACKAY

ALICE SPRINGS

MARLA

BRISBANE MANGURI COOBER PEDY

COFFS HARBOUR

BROKEN HILL HUNTER VALLEY

PORT STEPHENS NEWCASTLE

BLUE MOUNTAINS

ADELAIDE

SYDNEY ALBURY OUTBACK SPIRIT

THE GRAMPIANS GREAT OCEAN ROAD

CANBERRA

MELBOURNE

EUREKA SKYDECK & EUREKA 89

GEELONG

HOBART


CONTENTS

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THE GHAN JOURNEYS

GREAT SOUTHERN JOURNEYS

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46

THE GHAN EXPEDITION JOURNEYS

INDIAN PACIFIC JOURNEYS

JOURNEY BEYOND RAIL EXPEDITIONS 

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GREAT SOUTHERN 

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PLATINUM SERVICE 

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GREAT SOUTHERN RAIL JOURNEYS

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GOLD SERVICE 

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THE GHAN

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THE GHAN RAIL JOURNEYS

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THE GHAN SIGNATURE PACKAGES 

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The Territory Complete 

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Kakadu Splendour 

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THE GHAN HOLIDAY PACKAGES 

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Heartland Voyager 

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GREAT SOUTHERN SIGNATURE PACKAGES 

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Coastal Adventure 

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Southern Discovery 

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INDIAN PACIFIC 

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INDIAN PACIFIC RAIL JOURNEYS 

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INDIAN PACIFIC SIGNATURE PACKAGES 

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Margaret River Indulgence 

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Rottnest Wonder 

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Spirit of the Red Centre

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INDIAN PACIFIC HOLIDAY PACKAGES 

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Outback Beauty

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A Taste of Western Australia

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THE GHAN EXPEDITION RAIL JOURNEY 

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THE GHAN EXPEDITION SIGNATURE PACKAGES 24 Taste of the Top End 

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Taste of South Australia 

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THE GHAN EXPEDITION HOLIDAY PACKAGES

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Discover Darwin 

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Discover Darwin and the Red Centre

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Outback to Island

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Wonders of the Kimberley

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Seven Spirit Explorer

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Great Western Wonders

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Spectacular Land and Sea

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JOURNEY BEYOND EXPERIENCES

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO ENSURE THAT THE INFORMATION IN THIS BROCHURE IS ACCURATE AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION NOVEMBER 2019. COVER IMAGE: THE GHAN


AT JOURNEY BEYOND, OUR PURPOSE IS TO SHARE SPECIAL PLACES AND SHAPE LASTING MEMORIES. WE DO THIS IN A NUMBER OF UNIQUE AND UNFORGETTABLE WAYS, AND OUR OFFERINGS SPAN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. WITH THREE ICONIC RAIL EXPEDITIONS AMONG OUR MARQUEE OFFERINGS, WE STRIVE TO TAKE YOU BEYOND, IGNITE YOUR IMAGINATION AND TRANSFORM THE AMAZING INTO THE BREATHTAKING.

For more than 90 years The Ghan has taken guests from all over the world up and down Australia’s colourful core. This incredible journey between Adelaide and Darwin is an Australian icon, and rightly so. Take the time to reawaken your senses and discover the wonders of an ancient landscape.

Two oceans, one of the world’s most incredible rail journeys. For 50 years, the Indian Pacific has wound through mountains, traversed deserts and crossed plains on its way from Perth to Sydney and back. Every guest who steps aboard is taken on the adventure of a lifetime.

Explore Australia’s unique south-eastern corner in laid-back luxury on Australia's newest rail journeys. Watch as landscapes glide by, lap up the wild and spectacular scenery, and enjoy premium culinary experiences.


PLATINUM SERVICE

JOURNEY BEYOND RAIL EXPEDITIONS A JOURNEY BY RAIL IS NO EVERYDAY JOURNEY. FROM THE MOMENT YOU STEP ABOARD, THE FRANTIC PACE OF DAY-TO-DAY LIFE FADES AWAY AND A NEW KIND OF WORLD OPENS UP, ONE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO ESCAPE QUICKLY. AND AS YOU GENTLY ROLL THROUGH ANCIENT LANDSCAPES, REAWAKENING YOUR SENSES, YOU WILL UNCOVER FLAVOURS, COLOURS AND DETAILS THAT FAR EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS. Over the years, guests from around the world have had the privilege of taking their time and embracing the wonders of these incredible rail expeditions. By stepping aboard The Ghan, Indian Pacific or Great Southern you become a part of this truly unique Australian legacy. So, don’t just embark on a journey, allow Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions to take you further.

EVERY MOMENT IS CONSIDERED. EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED. THERE’S NOTHING LIKE PUTTING DOWN YOUR SUITCASE AND ALLOWING YOUR JOURNEY TO SIMPLY UNFOLD. EVERY DETAIL AT EVERY MINUTE OF YOUR RAIL EXPEDITION HAS BEEN CONSIDERED AND INCLUDED IN YOUR FARE. THE MOMENT YOU EMBARK, YOU CAN ALLOW YOURSELF TO RELAX AND FULLY EMBRACE EACH NEW EXPERIENCE AND ADVENTURE. On each journey, you can enjoy regionally-inspired meals, curated by onboard chefs, matched to premium wines and beverages. And, with a range of carefully curated off train experiences also included, immersing yourself in a world of wonder couldn’t be easier.


ALICE SPRINGS, NT


PLATINUM SERVICE CABINS ENJOY THE EXTRA ROOM AND SPECIAL TOUCHES OF PLATINUM SERVICE CABINS.

By day, your cabin is configured as a private lounge with deluxe seating, a table and two ottomans. By night, you’ll enjoy a deep sleep as the lounges convert into a comfortable bedroom with either a double or twin beds.

PLATINUM SERVICE TWIN CABIN BY NIGHT

PLATINUM SERVICE DOUBLE CABIN BY MORNING

It’s the perfect place to relax and take in the amazing views sweeping past your panoramic windows. Or for a more social experience, head to the beautifully appointed Platinum Club, exclusive to Platinum Service guests. With a deluxe bar, lounge and fully flexible dining area, the Platinum Club sets the scene for relaxed daytime conversation or elegant dinner with friends.

PLATINUM SERVICE DOUBLE CABIN BY DAY

Platinum service guests enjoy premium extras like a full-size en suite, expansive window views from both sides of the train and exclusive use of the Platinum Club carriage. Add to that the luxurious linen, the French champagne, Haigh's chocolates, a nightcap at turndown and more, and you’re in for a premium experience.

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PLATINUM CLUB

PLATINUM SERVICE INCLUDES All-inclusive dining, beverages, Off Train Excursions and Outback Experiences Spacious Double or Twin cabin almost twice the size of a Gold Service Twin cabin By day, cabins are set up lounge-style with a moveable table and two ottomans By night, lounges are converted to double or twin beds En suite equipped with separate shower, vanity with cupboard space, toilet and exclusive bathroom essentials from Appelles Apothecary Power outlets and in-cabin safe In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary Panoramic windows offering views from both sides of the train Access to the exclusive Platinum Club for dining and socialising Freshly prepared continental breakfasts served upon request in-cabin Refreshments served in-cabin Transfers at the start and end of your journey available for guests within 60 km of the terminal 90 kg checked luggage allowance per guest (3 x 30 kg per bag)

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GOLD SERVICE TWIN CABIN From the moment you step into your cabin, you’ll be immersed into a world of romance that epitomises rail travel. This is your private oasis and a comfortable overnight room to recline and let the rhythm of the tracks sway you to sleep ahead of your next day of adventure. Your stylish cabin cleverly accommodates your belongings with a series of compartments and shelving options incorporated into the compact design. During the day, relax on the three-seater lounge that converts to your upper and lower sleeping berths at night. Enjoy the high quality linen, pillows, doonas and complimentary Australian-made toiletries. Gold Service Twin cabins have a compact en suite with toilet, wash basin and shower giving you all the comfort, privacy and amenities you require.

GOLD SERVICE TWIN INCLUDES All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, Off Train Excursions and Outback Experiences Access to the Outback Explorer Lounge for beverages and socialising

A comfortable sleeper cabin featuring upper and lower sleeping berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day Private compact en suite featuring a shower and toilet In-cabin safe Four in-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary Complimentary bathroom essentials from Appelles Apothecary

OUTBACK EXPLORER LOUNGE

GOLD SERVICE TWIN CABIN BY NIGHT

QUEEN ADELAIDE RESTAURANT

60 kg checked luggage allowance per guest (2 x 30 kg per bag)

GOLD SERVICE TWIN CABIN BY DAY

All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages

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GOLD SERVICE SINGLE CABIN BY NIGHT

SINGLE CABIN When it comes to solo adventure, there is no better way to see the world than by rail and the purpose-built carriages on Australia’s iconic rail journeys mean you can do it in superb style. Our Gold Service Single is a comfortable sleeper cabin option for one that offers all the premium inclusions of the Gold Service Twin. A comfortable couch seat with full leg extension by day converts to a cosy bed by night to ensure a restful sleep. Spacious shared bathroom facilities and your own complimentary, quality Australian-made toiletries are included. The soulful, reflective and contemplative nature of moving across the continent by train is ideally suited to travelling solo but you can be as quiet or as social as you wish. Your Guest Experience Manager arranges dining seating options to ensure you are always meeting fellow travellers over delicious meals and the Outback Explorer Lounge is a focal point for all daily social interactions.

GOLD SERVICE SINGLE INCLUDES All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, Off Train Excursions and Outback Experiences Access to the Outback Explorer Lounge for beverages and socialising All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages A compact sleeper cabin featuring a bed that converts to a seat by day, private vanity, with shared shower/toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage Four In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary Complimentary Australian bathroom essentials from Appelles Apothecary 60 kg checked luggage allowance per guest (2 x 30 kg per bag)

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KATHERINE, NT


REGARDED AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREAT RAIL ADVENTURES, THE GHAN HAS BEEN VOYAGING BETWEEN THE SOFT HUES OF PASTORAL SOUTH AUSTRALIA TO THE RICH RED OF THE OUTBACK FOR OVER 90 YEARS, OCCUPYING A SPECIAL PLACE IN THE HISTORY AND IMAGINATION OF THIS AWE-INSPIRING COUNTRY. Much has changed since 1929 when the original ‘Afghan Express’ steam train and its blend of passengers, livestock and supplies completed the inaugural journey to Alice Springs. Today, The Ghan welcomes you into its dramatic world of natural beauty and relaxed indulgence, the moment you step aboard. And for those with a real taste for adventure, you can add an extra night with The Ghan Expedition travelling from Darwin to Adelaide with full days exploring Alice Springs and Coober Pedy. Those who board this incredible train have the opportunity to truly get to know the lands they’re winding through.


THE GHAN RAIL JOURNEYS

THE GHAN ADELAIDE TO DARWIN OR DARWIN TO ADELAIDE

DARWIN KATHERINE

OUTBACK SPIRIT 3 DAYS

2 NIGHTS

DEPARTURES

S M T W T F S ALICE SPRINGS

THE GHAN PROMISES ACCESS TO PARTS OF AUSTRALIA NO OTHER HOLIDAY CAN COME CLOSE TO – THE PERFECT BALANCE OF COMFORT AND ADVENTURE CULMINATING IN AN EXPERIENCE THAT WILL MOVE YOU IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD. Prepare for a holiday of unimaginable proportions as the legendary Ghan takes you deep into the heart of Australia. Enjoy the comfort and solitude of your private cabin, lose yourself in conversation with newfound travelling companions, or simply gaze out of the window taking inspiration from the ever-changing landscape. And when the train stops along the way, the adventures begin. Experience the dramatic scenery of Central Australia on the back of a camel, and explore the ancient, awe-inspiring wonders of the Northern Territory.

MARLA MANGURI

ADELAIDE OFF TRAIN EXCURSION

OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCE

PRICE PER PERSON FROM

Shoulder High Season Season

Gold Service Everyday

$2,934

$3,205

Platinum Service Everyday

$4,434

$4,673

Prices in NZ$ based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Prices are subject to change. * Northbound second service departs Wednesday June - August only. ** Operates November 2020, February 2021 and March 2021 only.

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OUTBACK EXPLORER LOUNGE

ALICE SPRINGS, NT

NITMILUK (KATHERINE GORGE), NT THE GHAN, NT

ADELAIDE TO DARWIN DAY 1

S M T W T F S

ADELAIDE

Departing Adelaide, what lies ahead is rugged, beautiful and spectacular — through the Red Centre to the tropical north of Australia. Before long some of the oldest rock formations in the world, the Flinders Ranges, come into view. As darkness envelops the rugged outback, it’s time to indulge in a multi-course regionally-inspired dinner and fine wines. DAY 2

ALICE SPRINGS

Begin with a freshly brewed coffee or juice as you take in the stunning sunrise in outback South Australia. All aboard for brunch as you make your way through the MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs where a choice of Off Train Excursions awaits. Alice is an iconic Red Centre outpost – home to doctors who fly, rivers that run dry and a cast of colourful characters. DAY 3

KATHERINE AND DARWIN

Your final day dawns in the tropical north. In Katherine, cruise the Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about Indigenous rock paintings and culture, or learn a few working dog tricks on your selected Off Train Excursion. As evening falls, arrive in Darwin to complete your epic Australian journey.

DARWIN TO ADELAIDE DAY 1

S M T W T F S

DARWIN AND KATHERINE

From Darwin, take in the Top End views before stopping in Katherine for an afternoon of touring. DAY 2

ALICE SPRINGS AND MANGURI

Next stop is Alice Springs, where more Off Train Excursions await. Explore Simpsons Gap, tour the town attractions, or get up close to some of the Red Centre’s native wildlife. Dinner on the train is followed by an extraordinary evening experience in the outback where you will see the Milky Way like you have never seen it before. Simply breathtaking. DAY 3

ADELAIDE

In the morning, you are greeted with breakfast and views of the dramatic and ancient Flinders Ranges, before passing through the mid north of South Australia for a late-morning arrival in Adelaide. ASK US ABOUT OTHER RAIL JOURNEYS OF THE GHAN Adelaide to Alice Springs (2 Days, 1 Night) Alice Springs to Adelaide (2 Days, 1 Night) Alice Springs to Darwin (2 Days, 1 Night) Darwin to Alice Springs (2 Days, 1 Night)

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THE GHAN SIGNATURE PACKAGE

THE TERRITORY COMPLETE THE GHAN

ADELAIDE TO DARWIN 14 DAYS

13 NIGHTS

DEPARTURE

S M T W T F S

If your dream is to see the best of the Australian outback and immerse yourself in the heart of it with hands-on experiences, this is your ultimate holiday. It doesn’t come any better than travelling on The Ghan, exploring Uluru and Kata Tjuta, cruising Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge and touring Kakadu, all in one sensational journey through the nation’s heartland.

INCLUSIONS

oo Appreciate the soaring sandstone walls of Kings Canyon oo View informative displays at the Warradjan Cultural Centre oo Cruise Yellow Water Billabong oo See rock art galleries at Nourlangie oo Go ashore in Arnhem Land oo Darwin Harbour Sunset buffet dinner cruise

DARWIN

KAKADU

KATHERINE

oo 2 days/1 night aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Alice Springs, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experience in Marla oo Transfer from Alice Springs Rail Terminal to hotel oo 4 nights accommodation in Alice Springs including breakfast daily

ULURU KATA TJUTA KINGS CANYON

ALICE SPRINGS

MARLA

oo 4 days/3 nights Kata Tjuta, Uluru and Kings Canyon including accommodation and guided touring oo Transfer from hotel to Alice Springs Rail Terminal oo 2 days/1 night aboard The Ghan, Alice Springs to Darwin, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursion in Katherine oo Transfer from Darwin Rail Terminal to hotel oo 3 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily oo Charles Darwin Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise oo 2 days/1 night Kakadu and East Alligator River including accommodation and guided touring oo 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

HIGHLIGHTS

ADELAIDE OFF TRAIN EXCURSION

OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCE

PRICE PER PERSON FROM

Shoulder High Season Season

Gold Service Everyday

$6,423

$6,999

Platinum Service Everyday

$7,923

$8,466

Prices in NZ$ based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Prices are subject to change.

oo Witness Uluru at sunrise and sunset

ALTERNATIVE JOURNEYS

oo Visit the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta

Additional services available June - August 2020

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DAY 1

BOARD THE GHAN IN ADELAIDE

DAY 9

Board The Ghan in Adelaide, and make the most of the creature comforts on board as you head towards the Flinders Ranges and beyond.

It’s time to get back on board The Ghan and get reacquainted with your cabin. As the train heads north, enjoy watching the beautiful scenery pass by your window as you relax with fellow travellers in the Outback Explorer Lounge.

OVERNIGHT: The Ghan (L,D) DAY 2

THE GHAN, ALICE SPRINGS

OVERNIGHT: The Ghan (B,D)

Wake to an unforgettable outback sunrise at Marla, and enjoy the jaw-dropping natural landscapes that pass by as you travel to Alice Springs.

DAY 10

LEISURE DAY

OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Rydges Darwin Central (B,L)

Today is your chance to explore Alice Springs, the beating heart of Australia's Red Centre. (B)

DAY 11

LEISURE DAY

WE RECOMMEND

Explore Darwin at your leisure.

Alice Springs Outback Balloon Flight from NZ$299 per person.

Tonight, enjoy a two and a half hour dinner cruise on the Charles Darwin’s catamaran in air-conditioned comfort. View the famous Darwin sunset whilst enjoying a delicious Territory style buffet with Australian seafood and local produce. (B,D)

To really appreciate the scope and beauty of the area surrounding the town, why not take a balloon flight and see it all from above?

DAY 12 DAY 4

Travel along the Arnhem Highway to the heart of Kakadu National Park, one of the world’s most incredible natural environments. Visit Warradjan Cultural Centre, cruise Yellow Water Billabong and stop at Nourlangie where you will be guided to ancient rock art galleries.

ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU

Prepare for one of life’s ultimate travel experiences when you begin your journey to Uluru. Along the way, you’ll see majestic Attila (Mount Conner) ahead of a sunset experience at Kata Tjuta. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Voyages Sails in the Desert (B) DAY 5

OVERNIGHT: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (B,L)

KATA TJUTA AND ULURU

DAY 13

It’s an early start to experience the full grandeur of Uluru from the sunrise viewing area before your short journey to the 36 mystical domes of Kata Tjuta. In the afternoon, you’ll travel around the base of Uluru, visit Kuniya Walk and Mutitjulu Waterhole before visiting Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. End the day with an Uluru sunset complemented by an Aussie barbecue. (D) DAY 6

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TO DARWIN

Explore the World Heritage area of Ubirr, where you will climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries to the lookout for the view over the surrounding wetlands. Then join the Guluyambi Cruise and, with special permission of the traditional owners, enjoy the privilege of going ashore in Arnhem Land. To cap off the day, stop at Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin. OVERNIGHT: Rydges Darwin Central (L)

ULURU AND KINGS CANYON

Use the morning to relax or take part in the free activities on offer at the resort. Later in the day, travel to Kings Canyon.

DAY 14

FAREWELL

This morning it’s time to check out of your hotel, completing your life-changing two-week adventure. (B)

OVERNIGHT: Kings Canyon Resort DAY 7

DARWIN TO KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS

Join a guided climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for incredible views of Watarrka National Park. Follow the rim of the canyon and, if you have time, descend into the Garden of Eden. You’ll then visit Kings Creek Station en route to Alice Springs.

KATA TJUTA, NT

ULURU, NT

THE GHAN, KATHERINE AND DARWIN

The landscapes continue to transform as you head towards Katherine, where you’ll embark on an Off Train Excursion exploring natural wonders that you’ll never forget. A few hours later, you’ll arrive in Darwin for a transfer to your accommodation.

OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters (B,L) DAY 3

BOARD THE GHAN IN ALICE SPRINGS

OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters DAY 8

LEISURE DAY

Today is yours to explore Alice Springs at your own pace and discover the hidden treasures of this historic outback town. (B)

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THE GHAN SIGNATURE PACKAGE

DARWIN

KAKADU

KATHERINE

ALICE SPRINGS

MARLA

ADELAIDE

UBIRR, NT

OFF TRAIN EXCURSION

PRICE PER PERSON FROM

KAKADU SPLENDOUR THE GHAN 6 NIGHTS

$4,118

$4,716

Platinum Service Everyday

$5,618

$6,184

ALTERNATIVE JOURNEYS Darwin to Adelaide (7 Days, 6 Nights) Darwin to Adelaide (Expedition) (8 Days, 7 Nights)

DEPARTURE

Alice Springs to Darwin (6 Days, 5 Nights)

S M T W T F S

Darwin to Alice Springs (6 Days, 5 Nights) Additional services available June - August 2020

INCLUSIONS oo 3 days/2 nights aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Darwin, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursions in Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine oo Transfer from Darwin Rail Terminal to hotel oo 3 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily oo Half day Darwin City Sights tour oo 2 days/1 night Kakadu and East Alligator River including accommodation and guided touring oo 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners

HIGHLIGHTS oo View the 19 aircraft on display at the Darwin Aviation Museum oo See the largest permanent display of Aboriginal artwork oo Stroll the George Brown Botanic Gardens oo Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre oo Discover the beauty of Nourlangie and Ubirr

KAKADU, NT

oo Cruise Yellow Water Billabong in search of saltwater crocodiles

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Gold Service Everyday

for single travellers. Prices are subject to change.

The rail journey from Adelaide to Darwin features incredible landscapes and Off Train Excursions along the way. For an even deeper connection with nature, our Kakadu Splendour itinerary takes you to the heart of this World Heritage wonderland.

oo Go ashore in Arnhem Land

Shoulder High Season Season

Prices in NZ$ based on twin share. Single supplements apply

ADELAIDE TO DARWIN 7 DAYS

OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCE


NITMILUK (KATHERINE GORGE), NT

DAY 1

BOARD THE GHAN IN ADELAIDE

Step aboard The Ghan in Adelaide for your unforgettable adventure to the Top End. As the train leaves the city heading for the Flinders Ranges and beyond, it’s your chance to settle in to your cabin and watch the changes in landscape from your very own window. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights The Ghan (L,D) DAY 2

THE GHAN, ALICE SPRINGS

After your first night enjoying the fine dining and relaxed luxury of this iconic train, you’ll wake to an amazing outback sunrise at Marla – a remote outpost 160 kilometres from the Northern Territory border that marks the start of the Oodnadatta Track. Enjoy more incredible outback scenery before arriving into Alice Springs early in the afternoon to enjoy an Off Train Excursion that reveals more of this historic outback town. (B,L,D) DAY 3

THE GHAN, KATHERINE AND DARWIN

As you head further north into the tropics, prepare to experience one of the Top End’s most impressive natural wonders near Katherine. The stunning Nitmiluk Gorge lies within the massive 292,000 hectares of Nitmiluk National Park. You’ll have the chance to explore it from the water with a guided cruise – an Off Train Excursion you'll never forget. A few hours later, you’ll arrive in Darwin for a transfer to your accommodation. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin (B,L) DAY 4

DARWIN

DAY 5

DARWIN TO KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

It’s time to visit one of the world’s most incredible natural environments. As you travel along the Arnhem Highway south-east of Darwin, the anticipation builds. Soon you’ll be in the heart of the world famous Kakadu National Park enjoying a full day of immersive experiences. You’ll cruise the Yellow Water Billabong, search for saltwater crocodiles, see a variety of informative displays depicting the rich Aboriginal history of the area at the Warradjan Cultural Centre, and be guided to ancient rock art galleries at Nourlangie. OVERNIGHT: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (B,L) DAY 6

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TO DARWIN

At the World Heritage area Ubirr, your guide will reveal extraordinary art sites of spiritual significance to local Indigenous people dating back more than 20,000 years. On your way to join the Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River, you’ll visit a stunning lookout to take in the majestic vistas of the renowned Kakadu wetlands. Later, with special permission of the traditional owners, enjoy the privilege of going ashore in Arnhem Land. To cap off an enriching day, you’ll visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin. OVERNIGHT: DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin (L) DAY 7

FAREWELL

Your Top End experience comes to an end this morning as you farewell Darwin and check out of your accommodation after breakfast. (B)

Take in the top sights of this tropical city on a morning tour, including the Stokes Hill Wharf area, Botanic Gardens, the Chinese Temple, the Mooring Basin, and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory plus Darwin Aviation Museum. This afternoon enjoy a stroll around Darwin, discovering its fascinating history at your own pace. The evening is yours to enjoy one of Darwin's many dining options — you can even choose to enjoy dinner as you sail the harbour on a Charles Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise. (B)

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THE GHAN HOLIDAY PACKAGE HEARTLAND VOYAGER (JUN TO AUG) THE GHAN

ADELAIDE TO DARWIN 9 DAYS

8 NIGHTS

DEPARTURE

S M T W T F S

See the best of the Australian outback and immerse yourself in the heart of it with hands-on experiences. It doesn’t come any better than travelling on The Ghan, exploring Uluru and Kata Tjuta, cruising Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) and touring Darwin, all in one sensational journey through the nation’s heartland.

INCLUSIONS oo 1 night accommodation in Adelaide including breakfast oo 2 days/1 night aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Alice Springs, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experience in Marla oo 2 nights accommodation in Alice Springs including breakfast daily

oo 2 days/1 night aboard The Ghan, Alice Springs to Darwin, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursion in Katherine oo Transfer from Darwin Rail Terminal to hotel oo 2 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily oo 24 hour Darwin City Explorer Hop On, Hop Off Bus pass oo 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

MUTITJULU WATERHOLE, NT

oo 2 days/1 night Uluru and Kata Tjuta including accommodation and guided touring

HIGHLIGHTS oo Explore the amazing World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park oo Witness Uluru at sunset and sunrise oo See the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole

DARWIN KATHERINE

oo Visit the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta oo Discover the rock formations of Walpa Gorge oo See Darwin with top-deck views oo Explore Darwin’s best landmarks and attractions

ULURU KATA TJUTA

ALICE SPRINGS

ULURU, NT

MARLA

ADELAIDE OFF TRAIN EXCURSION

OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCE

PRICE PER PERSON FROM Gold Service Everyday

$5,053

Platinum Service Everyday

$6,521

Prices in NZ$ based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Prices are subject to change.

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High Season


DAY 1

ARRIVE ADELAIDE

Welcome to Adelaide. Explore the food and wine capital at your leisure after checking in to your accommodation. OVERNIGHT: Hilton Adelaide DAY 2

BOARD THE GHAN IN ADELAIDE

DAY 6

BOARD THE GHAN IN ALICE SPRINGS

Enjoy watching the beautiful scenery pass by your window as you relax aboard The Ghan. OVERNIGHT: The Ghan (B,D) DAY 7 THE GHAN, ALICE SPRINGS TO DARWIN

Enjoy a stroll through the city streets of Adelaide this morning before boarding The Ghan, heading for the Flinders Ranges and beyond.

The landscapes continue to transform as you head towards Katherine and your Off Train Excursion before continuing to Darwin.

OVERNIGHT: The Ghan (B,L,D)

OVERNIGHT: 2 nights DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin (B,L)

DAY 3

THE GHAN, ALICE SPRINGS

Wake to an unforgettable outback sunrise at Marla before making your way to Alice Springs. On arrival, check in to your accommodation, head out and explore this outback town at your own pace. OVERNIGHT: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters (B,L) DAY 4

ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU

Prepare for one of life’s ultimate travel experiences at Uluru. Depart Alice Springs through rugged desert landscape, passing the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges. Along the way, see majestic Attila (Mount Conner). This afternoon travel around the base of Uluru, visit Kuniya Walk and the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole, and discover more at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. End the day with an unforgettable sunset, watching the striking colour changes over Uluru as you enjoy nibbles and sparkling wine. OVERNIGHT: Voyages Sails in the Desert (B) DAY 5 ULURU, KATA TJUTA AND ALICE SPRINGS

It’s an early start to experience the full grandeur of Uluru from the sunrise viewing area before your short journey to the 36 mystical domes of Kata Tjuta. Spend some time exploring the gorge and unusual rock formations. In the afternoon, watch the desert vistas along the Stuart Highway as you head back to Alice Springs.

DAY 8

DARWIN CITY

Explore Darwin at your own pace today. Join the Hop On, Hop Off Bus to discover the best of Darwin’s landmarks and attractions. Spend as little or as long as you want. Visit Mindil Beach, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens or even Crocosaurus Cove – the choice is yours. (B)

WE RECOMMEND Charles Darwin Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise from NZ$116 per person. The Dinner Cruise aboard the Charles Darwin is a great way to get a bird’s eye view of the famous Darwin sunset whilst enjoying a delicious Territory style buffet with Australian seafood and local produce, all in air-conditioned comfort. On the two and a half hour cruise, take in the impressive scenery on the Charles Darwin’s Captain’s Deck.

DAY 9

FAREWELL

Today completes your journey through the heartland of Australia. (B)

KATA TJUTA, NT

OVERNIGHT: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

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ATTILA (MOUNT CONNER), NT

THE GHAN HOLIDAY PACKAGE

SPIRIT OF THE RED CENTRE THE GHAN

ADELAIDE TO DARWIN 10 DAYS

9 NIGHTS

DEPARTURE

S M T W T F S

Travel deep in to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park where you will feel the spirit of the traditional ancestors and the history of our pioneers. Sense the emotion of the outback without the crowds on an exciting, adventurous and interpretive experience.

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

DARWIN KATHERINE

oo Transfer from Alice Springs Rail Terminal to hotel oo 3 nights accommodation in Alice Springs including breakfast daily oo Return coach transfer from and to Alice Springs and Ayers Rock Resort oo 4 nights accommodation in Ayers Rock Resort including breakfast daily

ULURU PATJI CAVE HILL MOUNT CONNER

ALICE SPRINGS

MARLA

oo Kata Tjuta Sunrise tour oo Uluru Sunset tour oo 1 day SEIT Patji small group touring ADELAIDE

oo 1 day SEIT Mount Conner Outback 4WD Adventure small group touring oo Transfer from hotel to Alice Springs Rail Terminal oo 2 days/1 night aboard The Ghan, Alice Springs to Darwin, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursion in Katherine oo 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

HIGHLIGHTS oo Watch the sunrise at Kata Tjuta oo Witness Uluru at sunset oo Learn about the oldest living culture in the world oo Discover an ancient inland salt lake oo Enjoy an outback dinner at Curtin Springs Station

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PRICE PER PERSON FROM

Shoulder High Season Season

Gold Service Everyday

$6,010

$6,282

Platinum Service Everyday

$7,510

$7,749

Prices in NZ$ based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Prices are subject to change.

ALTERNATIVE JOURNEYS Adelaide to Alice Springs (9 Days, 8 Nights) Alice Springs to Adelaide (9 Days, 8 Nights) Alice Springs to Darwin (9 Days, 8 Nights) Darwin to Alice Springs (9 Days, 8 Nights) Additional services available June - August 2020


ULURU, NT DAY 1

BOARD THE GHAN IN ADELAIDE

DAY 5

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

Enjoy some free time this morning before your afternoon touring commences. Hosted by one of Uluru’s traditional owners, you’ll visit Patji, located just outside of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Explore this extraordinary environment by 4WD and marvel at the expanse of desert overlooking Uluru and Kata Tjuta while enjoying drinks and light snacks at sunset. (B)

THE GHAN, ALICE SPRINGS

Witness an unforgettable outback sunrise at Marla, in the remote reaches of South Australia, before arriving into Alice Springs. OVERNIGHT: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters (B,L) DAY 3

DAY 6

After breakfast, join your coach transfer to Ayers Rock Resort. This afternoon is free to explore at leisure. There are many activities to enjoy including garden walks, bush yarns or artist demonstrations. OVERNIGHT: 4 nights Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel (B) DAY 4

MOUNT CONNER

This morning is free to relax by the pool. This afternoon you will enjoy the quintessential Aussie outback experience and absorb the ambience of the Red Centre. Explore Mount Conner, situated on a vast, fully operational, privately owned cattle station called Curtin Springs Station. You will discover an ancient inland salt lake. While you enjoy a glass of sparkling wine, be captivated by the spectacular changing colours of sunset in the outback. Relish a three-course dinner at Curtin Springs Station before heading back to Ayers Rock Resort. (B,D)

ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU

ULURU AND KATA TJUTA

This morning starts early as your five-hour Kata Tjuta sunrise tour begins. Expert guides will take you to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to watch the desert come alive before enjoying an outback picnic breakfast in this spiritual place. After a day of leisure time, you’ll join a hosted tour and experience the many moods of Uluru at sunset. Relax with a glass of sparkling wine and light refreshments and immerse yourself in the environmental changes of this world-renowned icon. (B)

DAY 7

ULURU TO ALICE SPRINGS

Take in any last-minute sights this morning before joining your coach transfer to Alice Springs. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters (B) DAY 8

LEISURE DAY

Today is free for you to explore The Alice at your own pace. (B) DAY 9 ALICE SPRINGS, NT

ULURU, NT

OVERNIGHT: The Ghan (L,D) DAY 2

PATJI

BOARD THE GHAN IN ALICE SPRINGS

Join The Ghan to travel further north towards Darwin. Back on the train there’s time to talk through the week's discoveries with your fellow travellers. OVERNIGHT: The Ghan (B,D) DAY 10

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)

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THE GHAN HOLIDAY PACKAGE

OUTBACK BEAUTY THE GHAN

DARWIN KATHERINE

ADELAIDE TO DARWIN 10 DAYS

9 NIGHTS

DEPARTURE

S M T W T F S

The image of the outback, with its equal measures of beauty and toughness, resonates with all Australians but you have to experience it to really understand why it’s so powerful. The emotions you feel after exploring the Flinders Ranges, its gorges and savannahs, and then flying over iconic Lake Eyre and Wilpena Pound, will stay with you forever.

ALICE SPRINGS

MARLA LAKE EYRE FLINDERS RANGES

INCLUSIONS oo 4 nights accommodation in Adelaide including breakfast daily

ADELAIDE

oo 4 day Lake Eyre and Flinders Ranges small group Eco Safari including accommodation and guided touring oo Scenic flight over awe-inspiring Lake Eyre and Wilpena Pound oo 3 days/2 nights aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Darwin, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine

PRICE PER PERSON FROM

oo 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners

oo Lunch at the remote outback town of William Creek oo Wine tasting in Clare Valley

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$8,379

$8,651

Platinum Service Everyday

$9,879

$10,118

for single travellers. Prices are subject to change. * Operates third Sunday of every month, excluding December and January.

MARLA, SA

oo Visit Mount Remarkable National Park surrounded by 600 million year old rock formations oo Discover Flinders Ranges National Park, Brachina and Bunyeroo Gorges

Gold Service Everyday

Prices in NZ$ based on twin share. Single supplements apply

HIGHLIGHTS

oo Explore Quorn and the Old Ghan Railway Station

Shoulder High Season Season


DAY 1

ARRIVE ADELAIDE

DAY 7

After your arrival into Adelaide, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure before checking in to your accommodation.

Australia’s food and wine capital has plenty of options to enjoy but if you’d like to experience another of the state’s famous wine-growing regions, we have the perfect day trip. (B)

OVERNIGHT: ibis Adelaide DAY 2

ADELAIDE TO FLINDERS RANGES

WE RECOMMEND

You are about to be immersed in a folkloric pocket of Australia where legends were born.

McLaren Vale Winery Experience from NZ$207 per person. This small group tour to McLaren Vale along the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula includes four cellar door experiences and a delicious restaurant lunch with a glass of wine included. The region is best known for its Shiraz but expert vignerons will explain why Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapes also thrive in this unique microclimate.

It’s here you’ll explore 600 million year old mountain peaks and enjoy gorgeous views over Spencer Gulf before venturing further through picturesque Pichi Richi Pass and Quorn – once the starting point of the original Ghan Railway.

DAY 8

OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Wilpena Pound Resort (B,L,D)

The magnificent train that transports you to extremes of the continent is a 360 degree travel experience melding fine food and wine, amazing excursions, sumptuous comfort and wonderful camaraderie.

FLINDERS RANGES AND LAKE EYRE

Today, prepare for a flight you’ll never forget. Your first breathtaking scene is the Flinders Ranges from above, as you head toward the awesome spectacle of Wilpena Pound and Brachina Gorge before tracking north to the fabled inland salt pan of Lake Eyre. Fly over Parachilna, Leigh Creek and Lake Harry. Land at the outback town of William Creek and experience lunch at this remote pub where locals gather. (B,L,D) DAY 4

OVERNIGHT: 2 nights The Ghan (B,L,D) DAY 9

BUNYEROO AND BRACHINA GORGES

OVERNIGHT: 3 nights ibis Adelaide (B,L) DAY 6

DAY 10

LEISURE DAY

THE GHAN, KATHERINE AND DARWIN

When the landscape transforms into rocky gorges and fast-flowing canyon streams, take your pick of cruising an ancient gorge or visiting a cattle station (seasonal) in Katherine, ahead of your arrival into Darwin after an unforgettable, memory-packed journey. (B, L)

FLINDERS RANGES TO ADELAIDE

The journey back to Adelaide descends the magnificent Southern Flinders Ranges toward the acclaimed wine country of the Clare Valley, where you’ll enjoy a personalised tour and tasting at Sevenhill Winery.

THE GHAN, ALICE SPRINGS

In Alice Springs, you can choose to tour the historic Telegraph Station and Royal Flying Doctor Service, visit the fabulous Alice Springs Desert Park and Simpsons Gap, or even take an optional camel ride or scenic flight. (B,L,D)

After taking in the incredible beauty of the natural amphitheatre that is Wilpena Pound, today you’ll learn more about the unique geology of the area as you explore Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges – home to some of the oldest rock formations and fossils on earth. (B,L,D) DAY 5

BOARD THE GHAN IN ADELAIDE

SIMPSONS GAP, NT

LAKE EYRE, SA

Your outback Eco Safari begins when you head north from Adelaide along the coast through Port Wakefield and Port Germein, and onward to the Southern Flinders Ranges and Mount Remarkable National Park.

DAY 3

LEISURE DAY

Today is yours to enjoy a stroll around Adelaide’s shopping district or take a tram to beautiful beachside Glenelg. (B)

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THE GHAN EXPEDITION RAIL JOURNEY

THE GHAN EXPEDITION

DARWIN TO ADELAIDE 4 DAYS

3 NIGHTS

DEPARTURE

DARWIN KATHERINE

S M T W T F S

WHEN YOU FIRST STEP ABOARD THE GHAN EXPEDITION, YOU QUICKLY REALISE THAT IT’S NOT JUST THE BEGINNING OF A JOURNEY, IT’S THE FIRST CHAPTER IN A STORY. THIS UNIQUE ADVENTURE BOASTS AN ASSORTMENT OF INCREDIBLE WONDERS AND GIVES YOU INTIMATE ACCESS TO THE INCREDIBLE LANDSCAPE. Beginning in Darwin, this four-day, three-night, all-inclusive experience will take you to some of the most remote and captivating parts of Australia in style and comfort. Operating March to October 2020 and from April 2021, your adventure through the country’s vast and captivating interior will leave you with an incredible story to tell.

ALICE SPRINGS ULURU (OPTIONAL UPGRADE)

MANGURI

COOBER PEDY

ADELAIDE OFF TRAIN EXCURSION

OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCE

OPTIONAL UPGRADE

Shoulder

PRICE PER PERSON FROM Season Gold Service Everyday

$4,129

$4,347

Platinum Service Everyday

$6,412

$6,738

Prices in NZ$ based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Prices are subject to change. * Second Service departs Saturday June - August only.

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High Season


COOBER PEDY, SA

NITMILUK (KATHERINE GORGE), NT

ALICE SPRINGS, NT MANGURI, SA DAY 1

DARWIN AND KATHERINE

Your journey begins with a morning departure from Darwin. Once you’re settled in to your cabin, make your way to the restaurant for lunch accompanied by a selection of regional wines. Following an early afternoon arrival at the famous Top End township of Katherine, choose between Nitmiluk Gorge’s natural wonders and rich Indigenous culture, or the adventure of an outback horse and working dog demonstration. DAY 2

ALICE SPRINGS

This morning you'll be greeted by a view of the spectacular Red Centre. A full day of excursions awaits you in the iconic outback town of Alice Springs. An optional upgrade is a scenic flight to Uluru, returning in time to meet the rest of your fellow guests at a spectacular dinner under the stars at the historic Telegraph Station.

DAY 3

MANGURI AND COOBER PEDY

From your morning stop at Manguri, venture into the weird and wonderful opal mining town of Coober Pedy, where the residents live underground. Dinner is served back on the train where you can enjoy a nightcap as your journey continues. DAY 4

ADELAIDE

Enjoy a leisurely brunch as you prepare for your mid-morning arrival into Adelaide.

SPLIT YOUR JOURNEY IN ALICE SPRINGS Stopover and packaging options are now also available in the Red Centre. Extend your stay by 3, 4 or 7 nights for travel June through August, then jump on board again to finish your Ghan Expedition adventure through to Adelaide.

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THE GHAN EXPEDITION SIGNATURE PACKAGE TASTE OF THE TOP END THE GHAN EXPEDITION

DARWIN LITCHFIELD

DARWIN TO ADELAIDE 8 DAYS

7 NIGHTS

DEPARTURE

KATHERINE

S M T W T F S

Explore spectacular Litchfield National Park, see the famous jumping crocodiles along with a host of other popular Top End attractions before stepping aboard The Ghan Expedition in Darwin and experiencing the wonders of Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy on your way to Adelaide.

ALICE SPRINGS ULURU (OPTIONAL UPGRADE)

MANGURI

COOBER PEDY

INCLUSIONS oo 4 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily oo 1 day Litchfield National Park Waterfalls including lunch and touring

ADELAIDE

oo Half day Jumping Crocs and Nature Adventure including cruise and touring

OFF TRAIN EXCURSION

oo Transfer from hotel to Darwin Rail Terminal

OPTIONAL UPGRADE

OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCE

oo 4 days/3 nights aboard The Ghan Expedition, Darwin to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy

Gold Service Everyday

$4,890

$5,488

oo 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Platinum Service Everyday

$7,173

$7,879

HIGHLIGHTS

Prices in NZ$ based on twin share. Single supplements apply

oo Take in the splendour of thundering falls, rainforest pockets and sacred historic sites of Litchfield National Park oo Discover the incredible architecture of the termite mounds oo View the spectacular double waterfalls of Florence Falls oo Marvel at the water cascading down into the deep waterhole at the base of Tolmer Falls oo Swim in the rock pools of Wangi Falls oo Get up close to the prehistoric crocs oo Be impressed by the amazing array of native birdlife oo Visit the Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre oo Enjoy superb views across the Marrakai Plains and the Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

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PRICE PER PERSON FROM

Shoulder High Season Season

for single travellers. Prices are subject to change.

ALTERNATIVE JOURNEYS Alice Springs to Darwin (6 Days, 5 Nights) Darwin to Alice Springs (6 Days, 5 Nights) Adelaide to Darwin (7 Days, 6 Nights) Darwin to Adelaide (7 Days, 6 Nights)


ALICE SPRINGS, NT

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: 4 nights Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront DAY 2

LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK

Litchfield National Park contains several types of typical Top End habitats including lush monsoon forests, termite mounds, unusual rock formations, waterfalls and cascades. First stop of the day is Florence Falls, where you have the opportunity for a scenic and interpretive bush and monsoon vine forest walk. There is also a chance for a swim by making your way down the stairs to the plunge pool below. Travel on to Tolmer Falls for a magnificent view of the water cascading down to the deep waterhole. To finish the day, you will visit Wangi Falls, with its large crystal clear pool, another relaxing spot for a swim. A great day for taking many fascinating photos, including the amazing stand of termite mounds. (B,L)

LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK, NT

DAY 3

LEISURE DAY

Today is yours to explore Darwin at your own pace. Take in a spot of souvenir shopping or simply relax at your accommodation. (B)

WE RECOMMEND Charles Darwin Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise from NZ$116 per person. The Dinner Cruise aboard the Charles Darwin is a great way to get a bird’s eye view of the famous Darwin sunset whilst enjoying a delicious Territory style buffet with Australian seafood and local produce, all in air-conditioned comfort. On the two and a half hour cruise, take in the impressive scenery on the Charles Darwin’s Captain’s Deck.

DAY 4

JUMPING CROCODILES

This morning is free for you to explore Darwin at your leisure. Perhaps make your way down to the waterfront and enjoy the tropical Darwin weather. Much of Darwin’s action happens along its revitalised waterfront, which is lined with restaurants, shops, sandy lagoons and parklands. This afternoon, your jumping croc adventure begins. Just 60 kilometres from Darwin lies the Adelaide River, home to more than 1,600 crocodiles and the location of the famous Jumping Crocodiles. Travel down the Stuart Highway to the Adelaide River. Cruise the river and thrill as these awesome creatures launch themselves out of the water. The cruise will enable you to see these prehistoric creatures at close range. Afterwards, continue to the Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre for views over the Marrakai Plains, and then it’s onto Fogg Dam Nature Reserve to see a wetland ecosystem up close. (B) DAY 5

BOARD THE GHAN EXPEDITION IN DARWIN

This morning it’s time to board The Ghan. Settle in as you relax in your cabin or mingle with fellow travellers in the Outback Explorer Lounge. Enjoy lunch on board before you arrive in Katherine for your Off Train Excursion. 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 6

THE GHAN EXPEDITION, ALICE SPRINGS

After breakfast you’ll arrive into Alice Springs, with plenty of time to explore the iconic town in the red heart of Australia. Prepare for a day of fascinating excursions and, in the evening, dine under a million stars. (B,L,D) DAY 7

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 8

THE GHAN EXPEDITION, ADELAIDE

After completing the famous north-south crossing of Australia’s interior, you will arrive into Adelaide where your adventure comes to an end. (B)

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THE GHAN EXPEDITION SIGNATURE PACKAGE

TASTE OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA THE GHAN EXPEDITION

DARWIN KATHERINE

DARWIN TO ADELAIDE 9 DAYS

8 NIGHTS

DEPARTURE

S M T W T F S

If you are a lover of fine food and wine, then South Australia should be on your hit list. This flavour-filled state has the perfect combination of climates, soils and topography to produce some of the world’s most sought-after wines and gastronomic delights.

INCLUSIONS

ALICE SPRINGS ULURU (OPTIONAL UPGRADE)

MANGURI

oo 4 days/3 nights aboard The Ghan Expedition, Darwin to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy

COOBER PEDY

BAROSSA VALLEY

ADELAIDE

oo Transfer from Adelaide Parklands Terminal to hotel oo 5 nights accommodation in Adelaide including breakfast daily

OFF TRAIN EXCURSION

oo The Iconic Penfolds Experience tour including a 3 course lunch with matching wines

OPTIONAL UPGRADE

oo 1 day Northern Barossa Valley Voyager tour oo 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners

OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCE

PRICE PER PERSON FROM

Shoulder High Season Season

Gold Service Everyday

$5,075

$5,292

HIGHLIGHTS

Platinum Service Everyday

$7,358

$7,684

oo Discover the history of the famous Barossa Valley

Prices in NZ$ based on twin share. Single supplements apply

oo Enjoy cellar door tastings oo Visit the original Grange Cottage at Penfolds oo See Penfolds’ underground cellars oo Indulge in an exclusive selection of Penfolds' most coveted wines

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for single travellers. Prices are subject to change.

ALTERNATIVE JOURNEYS Darwin to Adelaide (8 Days, 7 Nights) Adelaide to Darwin (8 Days, 7 Nights) Adelaide to Alice Springs (7 Days, 6 Nights) Alice Springs to Adelaide (7 Days, 6 Nights) Additional services available June - August 2020


BOARD THE GHAN EXPEDITION IN DARWIN DAY 1

Settle in to the comforts of The Ghan, relax in your cabin or mingle with fellow travellers in the Outback Explorer Lounge. Enjoy lunch on board 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 (L,D)

Your arrival into Alice Springs after breakfast provides you with time to explore the iconic town in the red heart of Australia. Prepare for a day of fascinating excursions and, in the evening, dine under a million stars. (B,L,D)

DAY 7

BAROSSA VALLEY

Today your boutique wine and food touring continues with a visit to the very special and historic Northern Barossa with its 80 cellar doors. You’ll even visit one of the oldest vineyards in the world where Shiraz vines were planted in 1843. (B,L)

LEISURE DAY

Today is yours to explore the sights and sounds of Adelaide. If you’re still after more gourmet experiences, a visit to another wine-growing region, McLaren Vale, is a perfect option. (B)

WE RECOMMEND

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)

McLaren Vale Winery Experience from NZ$207 per person.

THE GHAN EXPEDITION, ADELAIDE

After completing the famous north-south crossing of Australia’s interior, you will arrive into Adelaide. Check in to your accommodation before exploring the food and wine capital at your leisure. OVERNIGHT: 5 nights Pullman Adelaide (B)

This tour to McLaren Vale along the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula includes four cellar door experiences and a delicious restaurant lunch. The region is best known for its Shiraz but expert vignerons will explain why Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapes also thrive in this unique microclimate.

PENFOLDS MAGILL ESTATE DAY 9

As far as gourmet experiences go, today you are about to indulge in one of Australia’s absolute best. The legendary Penfolds Magill Estate – where some of the world’s great wines are produced – is your venue for an epicurean adventure you’ll never forget.

FAREWELL

After breakfast, it’s time to check out of your accommodation, finishing your epicurean adventure. (B)

QUEEN ADELAIDE RESTAURANT

DAY 5

LEISURE DAY

Another opportunity to explore more of Adelaide at your leisure. (B)

DAY 8

DAY 3 THE GHAN EXPEDITION, COOBER PEDY

DAY4

DAY 6

PENFOLDS MAGILL ESTATE, BAROSSA VALLEY, SA

SEPPELTSFIELD, BAROSSA VALLEY, SA

DAY 2 THE GHAN EXPEDITION, ALICE SPRINGS

Enjoy tastings, including Grange, in private rooms before heading to the Magill Estate Cellar Door for a sumptuous lunch. (B,L)

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THE GHAN EXPEDITION HOLIDAY PACKAGE

DISCOVER DARWIN THE GHAN EXPEDITION

DARWIN LITCHFIELD

DARWIN TO ADELAIDE 7 DAYS

6 NIGHTS

DEPARTURE

KATHERINE

S M T W T F S

Experience Darwin at its best. See the thundering waterfalls in Litchfield National Park and make your way around this tropical city aboard the Big Bus Hop On, Hop Off tour. Join The Ghan Expedition in Darwin to complete your holiday experience visiting the wonders of Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy on your way to Adelaide.

ALICE SPRINGS ULURU (OPTIONAL UPGRADE)

MANGURI

COOBER PEDY

INCLUSIONS oo 3 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily

ADELAIDE

oo Charles Darwin Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise oo Transfer from hotel to Darwin Rail Terminal oo 4 days/3 nights aboard The Ghan Expedition, Darwin to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy oo 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

HIGHLIGHTS oo Experience Darwin at your leisure oo Enjoy the relaxed vibe of Darwin along the waterfront oo Take in the fascinating history oo Wander the many sights and attractions

OFF TRAIN EXCURSION

OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCE

OPTIONAL UPGRADE

PRICE PER PERSON FROM Gold Service Everyday

$4,597

$5,140

Platinum Service Everyday

$6,879

$7,532

Prices in NZ$ based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Prices are subject to change.

ALTERNATIVE JOURNEYS Adelaide to Darwin (6 Days, 5 Nights) Darwin to Adelaide (6 Days, 5 Nights)

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Shoulder High Season Season


DAY 1

DAY 4 BOARD THE GHAN EXPEDITION IN DARWIN

ARRIVE DARWIN

You’ve arrived in Darwin – it’s yours to explore. Spend the day at your leisure before checking in to your accommodation.

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 Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront

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. This evening soak up a Darwin sunset while you enjoy a Territory style buffet dinner featuring local seafood and produce, all while sailing in the comfort of a modern and spacious catamaran. (B,D) DAY 3

OVERNIGHT: 3 nights The Ghan (B,L,D) DAY 5 THE GHAN EXPEDITION, ALICE SPRINGS

Your arrival into Alice Springs after breakfast provides you with time to explore the iconic town in the red heart of Australia. Prepare for a day of fascinating excursions and, in the evening, dine under a million stars. (B,L,D)

LEISURE DAY

DAY 6

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)

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 7

THE GHAN EXPEDITION, ADELAIDE

After completing the famous north-south crossing of the interior you will arrive into Adelaide. (B)

WE RECOMMEND Croc N History Explorer Ticket from NZ$114 per person.

DARWIN, NT

Combine two of Darwin’s premier attractions with one ticket. The flexible Croc N History Explorer ticket gives you entry to both Crocosaurus Cove and the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility. As well as access to the 24 hour Hop On Hop Off Big Bus.

DARWIN, NT

CHARLES DARWIN SUNSET BUFFET DINNER CRUISE, DARWIN, NT

DAY 2

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THE GHAN EXPEDITION HOLIDAY PACKAGE

DISCOVER DARWIN AND THE RED CENTRE THE GHAN EXPEDITION

DARWIN TO ADELAIDE (JUNE TO AUGUST) 11 DAYS

10 NIGHTS

DEPARTURE

S M T W T F S

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 the quirky opal mining town of Coober Pedy as you journey south on The Ghan Expedition.

oo Take in the fascinating history oo Atila (Mt. Connor) oo Kata Tjuta (Olgas) & Walpa Gorge oo See Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset and sunrise oo Field of Light oo Aussie BBQ Dinner

DARWIN KATHERINE

INCLUSIONS oo 3 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily oo ‘Charles Darwin’ Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise oo Transfer from Hotel to Darwin Rail Terminal oo 2 day/1 night on the Ghan Darwin to Alice Springs

ULURU KATA TJUTA

ALICE SPRINGS

MANGURI

COOBER PEDY

oo Transfer from Alice Springs Rail terminal to hotel oo 2 nights Alice Springs accommodation including breakfast oo 3 Days / 2 Nights touring including Uluru and Alice Springs

ADELAIDE

oo Transfer from Hotel to Alice Springs Rail Terminal oo 3 Days/2 Nights on the Ghan Alice Springs to Adelaide oo 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners

HIGHLIGHTS oo Experience Darwin at your leisure oo Enjoy the relaxed vibe of Darwin along the waterfront

OFF TRAIN EXCURSION

OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCE

PRICE PER PERSON FROM

Shoulder High Season Season

Gold Service Everyday

$6,488

$7,021

Platinum Service Everyday

$8,771

$9,412

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

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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)

ULURU, NT

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 TO ULURU

Enjoy an early breakfast before you travel to Uluru (Ayers Rock) by coach, taking in the rugged desert landscapes of the region and passing through the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges. Learn about the natural and geological history of the region, as well as the unique Australian desert flora and fauna and the traditional customs and beliefs of the local Aboriginals. This afternoon enjoy a leisurely drive out to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) as your Driver Guide explains the geological and cultural history of the area. Marvel at 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 AND KATA TJUTA

Rise early this morning to travel to Uluru for a sunrise experience before travelling to the southern side of Kata Tjuta. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. This afternoon travel around the base of Uluru with your local Driver Guide. After viewing the many shades of colour for which Uluṟu is renowned for at sunset, you will be transferred to the site for your barbecue dinner which is set amongst red sand dunes and desert oak trees providing a peaceful desert setting. After dinner your guide will conduct a tour of the night sky, describing and pointing out some of the visible constellations as well as explaining some of the 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 taken the very short distance to the exclusive Bruce Monroe (internationally renowned artist) Field of Light location. Arriving in complete darkness, you will be able to enjoy the 50,000 globes of light in the desert! Enjoy the view as the sun starts to rise behind Uluru, flooding the landscape, including Kata Tjuta with light. As the natural light brightens the landscape, the Field of Light will dim for the day. This afternoon, travel through desert scenery on your way to Alice Springs. Your Driver Guide will provide comprehensive commentary as you pass through the beautiful rugged scenery of the outback before arriving in Alice Springs and your hotel for the night. 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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THE GHAN EXPEDITION HOLIDAY PACKAGE OUTBACK TO ISLAND THE GHAN EXPEDITION

DARWIN TO ADELAIDE 13 DAYS

12 NIGHTS

DEPARTURE

S M T W T F S

Enjoy the very best of the dramatic scenery and diverse experiences offered by the contrasts between Australia’s vast interior and its rugged coastlines. And there’s no better way to link them all together than by travelling on The Ghan Expedition. You’ll be captivated by the power of Kakadu, the inspiring gorge country of Katherine, subterranean life in Coober Pedy, the tranquillity of the Barossa Valley and fascinating Kangaroo Island.

INCLUSIONS oo 3 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily oo 2 days/1 night Kakadu and East Alligator River including accommodation and guided touring oo Transfer from hotel to Darwin Rail Terminal oo 4 days/3 nights aboard The Ghan Expedition, Darwin to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy oo Transfer from Adelaide Parklands Terminal to Airport oo 2 days/2 nights Kangaroo Island in Style tour including flights to and from the island, accommodation and personalised touring

DARWIN KATHERINE

oo 3 nights accommodation in Adelaide including breakfast daily oo 1 day Northern Barossa Valley Voyager tour oo 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners

HIGHLIGHTS

ALICE SPRINGS

oo Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre

ULURU (OPTIONAL UPGRADE)

oo Cruise Yellow Water Billabong

MANGURI

oo Explore Nourlangie, Ubirr and Arnhem Land

COOBER PEDY

oo Wildlife experience at Seal Bay Conservation Park oo Explore Flinders Chase National Park, Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks

BAROSSA VALLEY

ADELAIDE

KANGAROO ISLAND

oo Cellar door wine tastings in the Barossa Valley QUEEN ADELAIDE RESTAURANT

OFF TRAIN EXCURSION

OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCE

OPTIONAL UPGRADE

PRICE PER PERSON FROM Gold Service Everyday Platinum Service Everyday

Shoulder High Season Season $8,021

$8,597

$10,303

$10,988

Prices in NZ$ based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Prices are subject to change.

ALTERNATIVE JOURNEYS Darwin to Adelaide (12 Days, 11 Nights) Adelaide to Darwin (12 Days, 11 Nights) Additional services available June - August 2020

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DAY 1

ARRIVE DARWIN

DAY 8 THE GHAN EXPEDITION, ADELAIDE AND KANGAROO ISLAND

The starting point of your journey is the tropical capital of the north where you’ll check in to your overnight accommodation.

Pass through the majestic Flinders Ranges as you head towards Adelaide. On arrival, transfer to the airport for your flight to the magical place of Kangaroo Island to be met by your guide for transfer to your accommodation.

OVERNIGHT: Hilton Darwin DAY 2

DARWIN TO KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge (B,D)

As you travel along the Arnhem Highway, the excitement level escalates. Soon you’ll be in the heart of Kakadu National Park enjoying a full day of immersive experiences. You’ll cruise the Yellow Water Billabong, search for saltwater crocodiles, see a variety of informative displays at the Warradjan Cultural Centre, and be guided to ancient rock art galleries at Nourlangie.

DAY 9

Commence your two-day tour this morning. Walk through Lathami Conservation Park, visit a beautiful beach to stroll among Australian sea lions, and then head off for more exploring. (B,L,D) DAY 10

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TO DARWIN

See the island’s wild side today in Flinders Chase National Park. Then it’s onward to dramatic Cape du Couedic and Remarkable Rocks. After more touring, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your return to Adelaide.

At the World Heritage area of Ubirr, your guide will reveal art sites dating back more than 20,000 years. On your way to join the Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River, you’ll visit a lookout to take in the majestic vistas of the Kakadu wetlands. Later, with special permission of the traditional owners, you’ll go ashore in Arnhem Land, finishing with a visit to the Bowali Visitor Centre.

OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Hilton Adelaide (B) DAY 11

LEISURE DAY

The day is free to enjoy Darwin. (B)

DAY 12

WE RECOMMEND

WE RECOMMEND

The Dinner Cruise aboard the Charles Darwin is a great way to get a bird’s eye view of the famous Darwin sunset whilst enjoying a delicious Territory style buffet with Australian seafood and local produce, all in air-conditioned comfort. On the two and a half hour cruise, take in the impressive scenery on the Charles Darwin’s Captain’s Deck.

Morning Adelaide City tour from NZ$80 per person. See all the city highlights of Adelaide including its grand boulevards and terraces, magnificent churches and gardens, and Adelaide Oval. DAY 13

BOARD THE GHAN EXPEDITION IN DARWIN DAY 5

OVERNIGHT: 3 nights The Ghan Expedition (B,L,D) DAY 6 THE GHAN EXPEDITION, ALICE SPRINGS

After your first night on The Ghan, you’ll wake in the Red Centre of Australia, Alice Springs. Prepare for a day of fascinating excursions and, in the evening, dine under a million stars. (B,L,D) DAY 7

LEISURE DAY

Enjoy Adelaide at your leisure. (B)

Charles Darwin Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise from NZ$116 per person.

Today you join The Ghan Expedition and your first Off Train Excursion is soon underway when you choose from a range of options in Katherine.

BAROSSA VALLEY

Today you’ll be touring one of the world’s great wine regions, the Barossa Valley. With exclusive cellar door experiences, you’ll be hosted by passionate vignerons explaining what makes this region and its wines so special. (B,L)

OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Hilton Darwin (L) DAY 4

KANGAROO ISLAND TO ADELAIDE

FAREWELL

This spectacular two weeks full of incredible experiences finishes in Adelaide for your return journey home. (B) KANGAROO ISLAND, SA

NITMILUK (KATHERINE GORGE), NT

OVERNIGHT: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (B,L) DAY 3

KANGAROO ISLAND

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)

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THE GHAN EXPEDITION HOLIDAY PACKAGE

WONDERS OF THE KIMBERLEY (MAY TO SEPT) THE GHAN EXPEDITION

DARWIN KATHERINE

DARWIN TO ADELAIDE 16 DAYS

15 NIGHTS

BROOME

DEPARTURE

KIMBERLEY

S M T W T F S ALICE SPRINGS

This is a journey of significance combining the wonders of the Kimberley with one of the world’s most renowned rail journeys – The Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide. Your adventure into the heart of the pristine Kimberley from amazing Broome will leave you speechless and it only gets better from there.

ULURU (OPTIONAL UPGRADE)

MANGURI

COOBER PEDY

INCLUSIONS oo 11 days/10 nights Wonders of the Kimberley guided holiday including quality accommodation and luxury coach touring

ADELAIDE

oo 2 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily

OFF TRAIN EXCURSION

oo 4 days/3 nights aboard The Ghan Expedition, Darwin to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy

OPTIONAL UPGRADE

PRICE PER PERSON FROM

oo 15 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 12 dinners

HIGHLIGHTS oo Tour the city of Broome

oo Cruise along the Ord River oo Explore the Bungle Bungles oo Sense the spirituality of the land at Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) oo Visit the Adelaide River War Cemetery

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ALICE SPRINGS, NT

oo Meet Indigenous artists in Halls Creek

oo Hike to Emma Gorge for a dip in the crystal clear waterhole

Gold Service Everyday

$11,097

$11,477

Platinum Service Everyday

$13,379

$13,868

for single travellers. Prices are subject to change.

oo Visit Geikie Gorge for a scenic cruise on the tranquil waters

oo Stay in El Questro Wilderness Park

Shoulder High Season Season

Prices in NZ$ based on twin share. Single supplements apply

oo See the stunning white sands of Cable Beach

oo Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the mining process at Argyle Diamond Mine

OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCE


DAY 1

ARRIVE BROOME

After your arrival into Broome, check in to your accommodation. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at dinner this evening. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Cable Beach Club Resort (D) DAY 2

LEISURE DAY

Today is yours to explore Broome. A fascinating multicultural community surrounded by stunning natural wonders, be sure to visit famous Cable Beach and swim in its turquoise waters. (B)

WE RECOMMEND

BROOME, WA

Horizontal Falls Sea Plane Adventures Full Day Broome Tour from NZ$973 per adult Go off the beaten track by 4WD vehicle, seaplane and fast boat. Experience the incredible Horizontal Falls and spectacular islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago with two action-packed itineraries on a guided 4WD tour, you choose your own path of discovery. (B,L)

DAY 3

BROOME TO FITZROY CROSSING

After taking in the highlights of Broome, it’s time to head to Geikie Gorge for a scenic cruise through sheer limestone walls. From here, you head to Fitzroy Crossing. OVERNIGHT: Fitzroy River Lodge (B,D) DAY 4

FITZROY CROSSING TO HALLS CREEK

Today is all about incredible landscapes and a chance to meet Indigenous artists at Halls Creek – a fascinating town rich in both Aboriginal and European history and culture. OVERNIGHT: Kimberley Hotel (B,L,D) DAY 5

HALLS CREEK TO EMMA GORGE

You’ll be intrigued by how the world’s largest source of natural coloured diamonds is extracted at the Argyle Diamond Mine, before heading to Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve to see egrets, herons, ibis, magpie geese and perhaps even a jabiru or a lurking crocodile. As the sun fades, settle in to your safari-style tented cabin set among native pandanus and palms at the foot of the Cockburn Ranges in the El Questro Wilderness Park. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Emma Gorge Resort (B,L,D) DAY 6

EL QUESTRO

Waking to a symphony of birdsong and rising to a hearty breakfast, you’ll join a cruise on beautiful Chamberlain Gorge. The rest of the day is yours to relax at the resort. (B,D) DAY 7

EMMA GORGE TO KUNUNURRA

Today you’re travelling onward to Kununurra but first up it’s a guided tour of Hoochery Distillery, the home of Ord River Rum. Visit historic Durack Homestead Museum and later cruise along the wildlife-rich Ord River where you’ll also enjoy a stunning sunset.

DAY 8

KUNUNURRA

You can choose from two incredible adventures: an optional early-morning scenic flight over the spectacular Bungle Bungle Range before a tour of Kununurra, or a full-day 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungles. After your afternoon of exploration or relaxation, you’ll dine this evening on locally-grown produce at a privatelyhosted Be My Guest dinner in the heart of Kununurra’s sandalwood plantations. (B,D) DAY 9

KUNUNURRA TO KATHERINE

Heading east to the Top End, your introduction to the Northern Territory will be meeting Tom Curtin during his entertaining show at the Katherine Outback Experience. OVERNIGHT: Paraway Motel (B,D) DAY 10

KATHERINE TO DARWIN

In the Nitmiluk National Park, cruise spectacular Katherine Gorge with expert guides. Heading further up the Stuart Highway at Adelaide River, visit the site of a large WWII military base and a significant war cemetery. After arriving in Darwin, tour the city sights before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner overlooking the waterfront. OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Mantra on the Esplanade (B,D) DAY 11

LEISURE DAY

Say farewell to your fellow travellers and enjoy a day at rest or explore tropical Darwin at your leisure. (B) DAY 12

LEISURE DAY

Today is yours to discover all that Darwin city has to offer. (B) DAY 13 BOARD THE GHAN EXPEDITION IN DARWIN

Prepare for one of the world’s great rail journeys this morning. Enjoy your first Off Train Excursion in Katherine before continuing your journey south. OVERNIGHT: 3 nights The Ghan Expedition (B,L,D) DAY 14 THE GHAN EXPEDITION, ALICE SPRINGS

Your arrival into Alice Springs provides you with a full day to explore the iconic town in the red heart of Australia. This evening, enjoy an Aussie barbecue dinner under a canopy of stars. (B,L,D) DAY 15 THE GHAN EXPEDITION, COOBER PEDY

Pull into the middle-of-nowhere stop at Manguri. Here you will discover the sun-scorched opal mining capital of the world, Coober Pedy. (B,L,D) DAY 16

THE GHAN EXPEDITION, ADELAIDE

Your arrival into Adelaide completes one of the world’s great travel experiences. (B)

OVERNIGHT: 2 nights The Kimberley Grande (B,D)

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THE GHAN EXPEDITION HOLIDAY PACKAGE SEVEN SPIRIT EXPLORER THE GHAN EXPEDITION

DARWIN TO ADELAIDE 10 DAYS

9 NIGHTS

SEVEN SPIRIT BAY

DARWIN KATHERINE

DEPARTURE

S M T W T F S

Discover the full extent of Australia’s diversity with an itinerary that combines the pristine turquoise waters of glorious Cobourg Peninsula with the rich ochre of Australia’s red heart. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Seven Spirit Bay, a wilderness lodge so remote it is only accessible by boat or chartered aircraft. Your experience is completed with the flagship Ghan Expedition Rail Journey.

ALICE SPRINGS ULURU (OPTIONAL UPGRADE)

MANGURI

COOBER PEDY

INCLUSIONS oo 3 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily oo Chartered return flights aboard a Cessna aircraft to Cobourg Peninsula oo 4/days 3 nights accommodation Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Lodge including all meals and activities oo Transfer from hotel to Darwin Rail Terminal oo 4 days/3 nights aboard The Ghan Expedition, Darwin to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy oo 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

HIGHLIGHTS oo Enjoy local 4WD safaris to Rainbow Beach and Trepang Creek oo Unique 5-star ocean view accommodation in the pristine Cobourg Peninsula oo Enjoy deep sea and estuary fishing aboard an advanced fleet of expedition boats oo Explore the beautiful waters of Cobourg Marine Park oo Spend a day exploring the waterfront restaurants and relaxed vibe of Darwin

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ADELAIDE OFF TRAIN EXCURSION

OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCE

OPTIONAL UPGRADE

PRICE PER PERSON FROM

Shoulder High Season Season

Gold Service Everyday

$10,814

$11,032

Platinum Service Everyday

$12,662

$13,042

Prices in NZ$ based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Prices are subject to change. * Operates April 2020 - October 2020 only.


WE RECOMMEND Charles Darwin Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise from NZ$116 per person.

SEVEN SPIRIT BAY, NT

The Dinner Cruise aboard the Charles Darwin is a great way to get a bird’s eye view of the famous Darwin sunset whilst enjoying a delicious Territory style buffet with Australian seafood and local produce, all in air-conditioned comfort. On the two and a half hour cruise, take in the impressive scenery on the Charles Darwin’s Captain's Deck.

DAY 1

DAY 7 BOARD THE GHAN EXPEDITION IN DARWIN

Today you join The Ghan Expedition and your first Off Train Excursion is soon underway when you choose from a range of options in Katherine.

ARRIVE DARWIN

The starting point of your journey is the tropical capital of the north where you’ll check in to your overnight accommodation.

OVERNIGHT: 3 nights The Ghan Expedition (B,L,D) DAY 8

OVERNIGHT: Double Tree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin DAY 2

After your first night on The Ghan, you’ll wake in the Red Centre of Australia, Alice Springs. Prepare for a day of fascinating excursions and, in the evening, dine under a million stars. (B,L,D)

DARWIN TO COBOURG PENINSULA

Following breakfast at your hotel, you’ll be transferred to Darwin Airport where you’ll board a private flight to Cobourg Peninsula. On arrival you’ll be met by your guide who’ll escort you to Northern Territory’s iconic Seven Sprit Bay Wilderness Lodge.

DAY 9

COBOURG PENINSULA

DAY 10

DAY 4

COBOURG PENINSULA

After a leisurely breakfast, choose from activities such as deep sea and estuary fishing, embark on a local 4WD safari to Rainbow Beach and Trepang Creek, or discover the historic Victoria settlement in Port Essington. (B,L,D) DAY 5

THE GHAN EXPEDITION TO ADELAIDE

Pass through the majestic Flinders Ranges as you head towards Adelaide where your epic journey concludes. (B)

SEVEN SPIRIT BAY, NT

SEVEN SPIRIT BAY, NT

Spend the day exploring the beautiful turquoise waters of Cobourg Marine Park aboard a state-of-the-art expedition boat. You’ll see an abundance of marine and wildlife in a pristine natural setting. Return to your ultra-luxurious villa before indulging in the finest cuisines prepared by a renowned Australian chef. OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Lodge (B,L,D)

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)

OVERNIGHT: Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Lodge (B,L,D) DAY 3

THE GHAN EXPEDITION, ALICE SPRINGS

COBOURG PENINSULA TO DARWIN

Soak up your final hours at Seven Sprit Bay Wilderness Lodge before boarding your chartered flight to Darwin. On arrival you’ll be transferred to your accommodation. (B) OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Double Tree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin DAY 6

LEISURE DAY

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. (B)

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COFFS HARBOUR, NSW


EXPLORE AUSTRALIA'S SOUTH-EAST IN LAID-BACK LUXURY WITH AUSTRALIA’S NEWEST RAIL JOURNEY. With its rugged coastline, sun-kissed beaches, forested peaks, and exhilarating capital cities, the stunning journey between Brisbane and Adelaide feels like nowhere else in Australia. Relax with everything taken care of on board including fine dining, premium wines and world-class hospitality, as you’re transported from buzzing cities to diverse landscapes and natural marvels.


GREAT SOUTHERN RAIL JOURNEYS

BOOK EARLY AND SAVE 20% Advance Purchase fares must be booked at least 6 months before travel and are subject to availability.

GREAT SOUTHERN

(DECEMBER 2020 TO FEBRUARY 2021)

BRISBANE TO ADELAIDE

SOUTH-EAST SUMMER 4 DAYS

3 NIGHTS

DEPARTURES

S M T W T F S BRISBANE

OR ADELAIDE TO BRISBANE

EASTERN EXPLORER 3 DAYS

2 NIGHTS

HUNTER VALLEY

ADELAIDE

DEPARTURES

S M T W T F S

THE GREAT SOUTHERN TAKES YOU THROUGH AUSTRALIA’S UNIQUE SOUTH-EAST CORNER AND PROMISES THE PERFECT SUMMER ADVENTURE BALANCED WITH RELAXATION AND ALL THE PREMIUM COMFORTS EXPECTED FROM OUR RAIL JOURNEYS. Prepare to embrace the wonders of Australia’s southeast on these stunning rail experiences journeying between Brisbane and Adelaide in unparalleled style. As soon as you step onboard, you can put down your suitcase and simply let the journey unfold knowing that every moment is considered, and everything is included in your fare. Enjoy the comfort and solitude of your private cabin, meet fellow travelling companions, or watch the landscapes glide by. And as the train stops along the way, your adventure truly begins with a variety of Off Train Excursions allowing you to explore special regions and tailor the experience to suit your needs.

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COFFS HARBOUR

GREAT OCEAN ROAD

PORT STEPHENS NEWCASTLE

MELBOURNE

OFF TRAIN EXCURSION

PRICE PER PERSON FROM Brisbane to Adelaide - Gold Service Advance Purchase $2,597 Brisbane to Adelaide - Gold Service Everyday

$3,260

Brisbane to Adelaide - Platinum Service Everyday

$4,999

Adelaide to Brisbane - Gold Service Advance Purchase $2,032 Adelaide to Brisbane - Gold Service Everyday

$2,553

Adelaide to Brisbane - Platinum Service Everyday

$4,347

Prices in NZ$ based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Prices are subject to change.


THE TWELVE APOSTLES, VIC THE GRAMPIANS, VIC

BRISBANE TO ADELAIDE DAY 1

S M T W T F S

BRISBANE AND COFFS HARBOUR

Enjoy lunch on board before arriving at the coastal town of Coffs Harbour. As the sun dips beneath the horizon, you’ll experience a beachside dinner of local produce and fresh seafood matched with fine wines. After a few leisurely hours, reboard the train and set off for the night. DAY 2 HUNTER VALLEY, PORT STEPHENS OR NEWCASTLE

Today it’s your choice of the Hunter Valley, Newcastle or Port Stephens. In the Hunter Valley wine region enjoy cellar door experiences, winery tours and a sumptuous lunch. Experience Port Stephens by land and sea with a relaxed cruise, lunch and a 4WD bus tour of the incredible Stockton Bight Sand Dunes and beach. In Newcastle, take in the spectacular coastal views with a guided walking tour, lunch and a historical site visit. In the evening, return to the train for a regionally inspired meal. DAY 3

MELBOURNE OR GREAT OCEAN ROAD

After breakfast on board, choose to discover the bustling city of Melbourne or a road trip to the unforgettable Twelve Apostles. For Melbourne guests, take in city views from the highest public observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere at Eureka Skydeck and enjoy lunch at Eureka 89. Then choose to enjoy leisure time or to explore Melbourne city with either a laneway walking tour or a tour of the National Gallery of Victoria. As the day ends, you’ll be transported back to the train stopping for a sumptuous dinner along the way. For the Twelve Apostles experience, you’ll have lunch on the train before setting off for a road trip by coach to the majestic icon and surrounds. On the return journey, you’ll have dinner and drinks in regional Victoria.

ADELAIDE TO BRISBANE DAY 1

S M T W T F S

ADELAIDE AND THE GRAMPIANS

Take your time to settle in, enjoy morning tea and then savour a relaxed lunch on board. In the late afternoon, you’ll arrive in regional Victoria to experience the spectacular Grampians region with its breathtaking views and Australian wildlife. Your day finishes with an off train dinner where you’ll sample local produce and regional wines in a special Grampians setting before returning to the train. DAY 2

CANBERRA AND SURROUNDS

Spend the day exploring your choice of the National War Memorial and Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia or the National Museum of Australia. Or, discover the delights of the Food and Wine Trail before returning to the train for a delicious dinner and drinks. DAY 3

COFFS HARBOUR AND SURROUNDS

Choose your own adventure today. Take in the spectacular views of the coastline and Great Dividing Range along the Urunga Boardwalk before heading into Coffs Harbour for a relaxing morning. Or choose the Coffs Explorer Excursion travelling to the Sealy Lookout before exploring the harbourside markets, historic jetty and beachside. Or, simply spend the entire morning seaside. For golf enthusiasts, there is also the option to play nine holes at the Bonville Golf Resort*, one of the worlds most beautiful golf courses. After your morning of activities, return to the train for lunch on board before arriving into Brisbane. *Availability and capacity limits apply for Bonville Golf Resort. If interested in participating, please request more information at the time of enquiry. Christmas Day and New Years Day tours will differ.

Optional upgrade available: Twelve Apostles Scenic Flight. Note: Travel time to the Twelve Apostles is 2hrs each way. DAY 4

ARRIVE ADELAIDE

Journey through the Adelaide Hills and enjoy breakfast on board before arriving into Adelaide.

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GREAT SOUTHERN SIGNATURE PACKAGE

COASTAL ADVENTURE GREAT SOUTHERN

ADELAIDE TO BRISBANE 6 DAYS

5 NIGHTS

DEPARTURE

S M T W T F S BRISBANE

Feeding dolphins, exploring majestic mountain ranges, soaking up spectacular coastal scenery, and exploring three vibrant cities – it’s an unforgettable Australian summer adventure.

INCLUSIONS oo 3 days/2 nights aboard the Great Southern, Adelaide to Brisbane, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursions in the Grampians, Canberra and northern New South Wales coast

TANGALOOMA COFFS HARBOUR

ADELAIDE GRAMPIANS

CANBERRA

oo 3 nights accommodation in Brisbane oo 1 day Tangalooma Dolphin Feeding Cruise oo 2 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

OFF TRAIN EXCURSION

PRICE PER PERSON FROM

HIGHLIGHTS

Gold Service Advance Purchase

oo Be wowed by the wild and spectacular Grampians

Gold Service Everyday

$3,173

oo Delve into the art, history and culinary culture of Canberra

Platinum Service Everyday

$4,966

oo See the stunning seascape of northern New South Wales

Prices in NZ$ based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers.

oo Soak up sunshine with a tour of tropical Tangalooma oo Feed wild dolphins at dusk

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$2,651

Advance Purchase fares are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.


DAY 3 THE GREAT SOUTHERN, NORTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES COAST AND BRISBANE

Board the Great Southern for your memorable two-night journey to Brisbane. Leaving Adelaide behind, your first stop is almost like entering another world. A million years in the making, the Grampians region is celebrated for its wild and spectacular scenery including awe-inspiring ancient mountains and Australian wildlife.

Today is all about those beach views as you travel the northern New South Wales coast. It’s here that you’ll enjoy time relaxing by the coast. Then, it’s back onto the train to enjoy the onboard creature comforts as you continue onwards to Brisbane. (B,L) OVERNIGHT: 3 nights at The Oaks Charlotte Towers DAY 4

OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Great Southern (L,D) DAY 2

LEISURE DAY

Discover vibrant Brisbane with a day to explore at your leisure. The Queensland capital has come of age and continues to grow as a cosmopolitan metropolis with loads of appeal. Elegant 19th century sandstone buildings sit alongside superb modern architecture and a cultural precinct lining the banks of the Brisbane River.

THE GREAT SOUTHERN, CANBERRA

After a restful night on board, enjoy breakfast before setting off to explore Canberra, to discover that the nation's capital has a lot to offer. Best known as the home of politics, get to know another side of this fascinating city, its landmarks, culture and emerging culinary scene. (B,L,D)

DAY 5

TANGALOOMA, QLD

TANGALOOMA, QLD

BRISBANE, QLD DAY 1 BOARD THE GREAT SOUTHERN IN ADELAIDE

TANGALOOMA

Today’s tour takes you to the tropical paradise of Tangalooma on Moreton Island. Only 75 minutes from Brisbane, you’ll experience crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches and pristine national park wilderness, and even get to hand feed the resident dolphins! The tour includes a choice of Desert Safari Tour or Marine Discovery Cruise, entry to a day lounge, lunch, and all day beach activities, before your unforgettable dolphin encounter at dusk. (L) DAY 6

FAREWELL

Your experience comes to an end as you farewell Brisbane and check out of your accommodation.

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GREAT SOUTHERN SIGNATURE PACKAGE

SOUTHERN DISCOVERY GREAT SOUTHERN

ADELAIDE TO BRISBANE 9 DAYS

8 NIGHTS

DEPARTURE

S M T W T F S

Diverse, dramatic, delightful. There’s nowhere in the world quite like south-east Australia, and the region is yours to explore on the Great Southern. As each day unfolds on this very special itinerary, you’ll be captivated by Adelaide and the Grampians, uncover the unique culture of Canberra, the spellbinding beauty of the New South Wales coast and Brisbane, all while enjoying the creature comforts and romance of rail.

BRISBANE COFFS HARBOUR BAROSSA VALLEY

ADELAIDE

GRAMPIANS

CANBERRA

INCLUSIONS oo 3 nights accommodation in Adelaide oo 1 day Northern Barossa Valley Voyager tour oo 3 days/2 nights aboard the Great Southern, Adelaide to Brisbane, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursions in the Grampians, Canberra and northern New South Wales coast

OFF TRAIN EXCURSION

PRICE PER PERSON FROM Gold Service Advance Purchase

$3,368

Gold Service Everyday

$3,890

oo 3 nights accommodation in Brisbane

Platinum Service Everyday

$5,684

oo 1 day Grand Brisbane tour

Prices in NZ$ based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers.

oo 2 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

HIGHLIGHTS oo Indulge in wine tasting in the celebrated Barossa Valley oo Appreciate the ancient beauty of the Grampians oo Explore Canberra’s art, history and culinary culture oo Devonshire tea on board a Brisbane river cruise

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Advance Purchase fares are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.


DAY 1

ARRIVE ADELAIDE

DAY 5

Welcome to Adelaide. After checking in to your accommodation in the heart of the CBD, there are plenty of opportunities to delve into the city’s food, wine, art and shopping, and get to know the laid-back capital.

After a restful night on board, today you’ll discover why Australia's capital is more than just politics. While the jewel in Canberra’s crown is undoubtedly Parliament House, this compact city is also home to landmarks such as the National Portrait Gallery, Australian War Memorial and the National Museum, and today there are plenty of opportunities to delve into Canberra’s art, history and culinary culture. (B,L,D)

OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Mayfair Hotel DAY 2

BAROSSA VALLEY

DAY 6 THE GREAT SOUTHERN, NORTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES COAST AND BRISBANE

Feel the sand between your toes as you relax by the coast. Return to the train for more pampering as your rail journey continues to its final destination of Brisbane. OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane Anzac Square (B,L)

LEISURE DAY

Today is yours to explore Adelaide and its surrounds at your leisure. The elegant capital’s wine culture is matched with a buzzing food scene — go hunting for its many laneway bars and restaurants, or perhaps explore its cultural side along the beautiful North Terrace.

DAY 7

BRISBANE

If you’ve never been to Brisbane before, today’s tour is a perfect introduction to the best of the city, or if you have, it will show you a new side of a familiar place. An all day tour designed to highlight the diversity of the burgeoning capital, you’ll cruise the Brisbane River, explore bustling South Bank, take in the sweeping views at Mt Coot-tha Lookout, and enjoy a tour of the XXXX Brewery with tastings.

WE RECOMMEND Adelaide City Tour from NZ$162 per person. Including Haigh's Chocolates and Riverside Long Lunch at the InterContinental.

DAY 8

LEISURE DAY

After getting to know the sultry subtropical capital, delve even deeper with a day spent at your leisure.

DAY 4 BOARD THE GREAT SOUTHERN IN ADELAIDE

DAY 9

Today it’s time to board the Great Southern. Unwind and familiarise yourself with your cabin as the journey begins, before savouring a long lunch on board with your fellow travellers. Leaving Adelaide behind, you’ll be transported to the striking Grampians, one of the nation’s most stunning wilderness regions. This magical place is home to ancient sandstone mountains and native fauna including wallabies and echidnas.

FAREWELL

After checking out of your Brisbane accommodation your memorable adventure comes to a close.

OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Great Southern (L,D)

COFFS HARBOUR, NSW

BRISBANE, QLD

BAROSSA VALLEY, SA

The Barossa may only be an hour by car from Adelaide, but its lush vineyards and gently rolling hillsides feel a world away. Famed for its wines, this historic region is home to more than 80 cellar doors, including one of the oldest in the world. Guided by vignerons, you’ll explore up to four cellar doors and enjoy a sumptuous two-course lunch on this expertly-crafted all day tour. (L) DAY 3

THE GREAT SOUTHERN, CANBERRA

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LAY DOWN, GAZE OUT OF YOUR WINDOW, AND WATCH AS THE EPIC SCENERY ROLLS BY. THERE’S A WHOLE WORLD OUT THERE, AND NOTHING BUT TIME FOR YOU TO PUT UP YOUR FEET AND REFLECT ON THE DAY'S OFF TRAIN ADVENTURES. As its name suggests, the Indian Pacific gives you two oceans in one of the world’s greatest train journeys. But there’s so much more in between. Pass through ancient deserts, traverse mountains, and wind through endless flatlands as you lose yourself in thought and the magic of every breathtaking moment.


PORT AUGUSTA, SA


INDIAN PACIFIC RAIL JOURNEYS

INDIAN PACIFIC SYDNEY TO PERTH OR PERTH TO SYDNEY

COAST TO COAST 4 DAYS

3 NIGHTS

DEPARTURE

S M T W T F S

FOR 50 YEARS THE INDIAN PACIFIC HAS ENCHANTED PASSENGERS 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 wind 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.

COOK

GOLDEN OUTBACK

PERTH

BROKEN HILL RAWLINNA

BLUE MOUNTAINS

ADELAIDE BAROSSA VALLEY MCLAREN VALE HAHNDORF

OFF TRAIN EXCURSION

PRICE PER PERSON

SYDNEY

OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCE

Low Season

Shoulder High Season Season

Gold Service Everyday

$2,782

$3,151

$3,336

Platinum Service Everyday

$4,227

$5,118

$5,336

Prices in NZ$ based on twin share. Single supplements apply

BAROSSA VALLEY, SA

for single travellers. Prices are subject to change.

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BLUE MOUNTAINS, NSW

INDIAN PACIFIC

BROKEN HILL, NSW

SYDNEY TO PERTH DAY 1

S M T W T F S

SYDNEY

Your transcontinental adventure begins in Sydney where you board the Indian Pacific. As the train winds through the breathtaking Blue Mountains, sit down for your first meal onboard – a regionallyinspired dinner paired with all-inclusive beverages. DAY 2 BROKEN HILL, BAROSSA VALLEY AND ADELAIDE SURROUNDS

You arrive in the Silver City of Broken Hill as the day begins, where you embark on a morning of Off Train Excursions. 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. 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, enjoy the tranquility of dinner off the train and under the stars in the remote and beautiful Rawlinna (seasonal). 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 onboard lunch.

PERTH TO SYDNEY DAY 1

S M T W T F S

PERTH AND GOLDEN OUTBACK

Your journey from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean begins as you pull away from the platform in Perth midmorning. Enjoy a modern Australian lunch in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant as you watch the scenery glide by. Indulge in a three-course dinner prior to your late evening arrival into the Golden Outback region. DAY 2

NULLARBOR PLAIN

Awake to the spectacular expanse of the Nullarbor Plain to watch the sunrise. Waiting ahead is the charm of the once thriving Nullarbor railway community — now ghost town — of Cook. Another mouth-watering dinner is followed by relaxed conversation in the lounge before a restful night’s sleep. DAY 3

ADELAIDE AND BROKEN HILL

On arrival in Adelaide, you have the choice of a walking tour (seasonal), a behind-the-scenes tour of the world famous Adelaide Oval, or a coach tour of the city sights. This evening you'll enjoy a quick stop at Broken Hill, Australia's silver capital. DAY 4

BLUE MOUNTAINS AND SYDNEY

Wake in the picturesque Blue Mountains. See the majestic Three Sisters at Echo Point and the views at Jamison Valley before completing your journey on our chartered NSW rail service (fully hosted by our staff) into Sydney Central Station. Alternatively, stay on board the Indian Pacific to travel directly to Sydney.

ASK US ABOUT OTHER INDIAN PACIFIC RAIL JOURNEYS Adelaide to Perth (3 Days, 2 Nights) Perth to Adelaide (3 Days, 2 Nights) Adelaide to Sydney (2 Days, 1 Night) Sydney to Adelaide (2 Days, 1 Night)

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INDIAN PACIFIC SIGNATURE PACKAGE

MARGARET RIVER INDULGENCE INDIAN PACIFIC

PERTH TO SYDNEY 9 DAYS

8 NIGHTS

DEPARTURE

S M T W T F S

As the perfect primer for a relaxed luxury adventure and gourmet experience, touring the beautiful Margaret River is ideal. An internationally acclaimed producer of premium wines, regional food specialties and artisan providores have been added to its menu of attractions. Combined with some stunning natural assets, exploring Margaret River is a wonderfully indulgent start to your journey.

COOK

GOLDEN OUTBACK

PERTH

BROKEN HILL RAWLINNA

MARGARET RIVER

BLUE MOUNTAINS ADELAIDE

SYDNEY

INCLUSIONS oo 3 nights accommodation in Perth including breakfast daily oo 3 days/2 nights Margaret River Escape including accommodation and personalised touring oo Transfer from hotel to East Perth Rail Terminal oo 4 days/3 nights aboard the Indian Pacific, Perth to Sydney, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Kalgoorlie, Rawlinna, Cook, Adelaide, Broken Hill and Blue Mountains oo 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 3 dinners

HIGHLIGHTS oo Stroll the longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere, Busselton Jetty oo See mobs of western grey kangaroos in their natural environment oo Delight in the tastes of Margaret River’s wine, beer, coffee, cheese, olive oil and chocolate oo Go underground at the spectacular Mammoth Cave oo View the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

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OFF TRAIN EXCURSION

OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCE

PRICE PER PERSON FROM

Low Shoulder High Season Season Season

Gold Service Everyday

$4,553

$4,923

$5,108

Platinum Service Everyday

$5,999

$6,890

$7,108

Prices in NZ$ based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Prices are subject to change.

ALTERNATIVE JOURNEYS Sydney to Perth (9 Days, 8 Nights) Adelaide to Perth (8 Days, 7 Nights) Perth to Adelaide (8 Days, 7 Nigths)


ARRIVE PERTH

WE RECOMMEND

After making your own way to Perth, settle in to your accommodation.

Morning Coffee, Culture and Art tour from NZ$49 per person.

OVERNIGHT: Duxton Hotel Perth DAY 2

PERTH TO MARGARET RIVER

Your journey starts with a picturesque drive south to the fabulous Margaret River region, with several stops along the way. In Mandurah, a coffee break by the foreshore is followed by a visit to the Featured Wood Gallery and Museum in Bunbury. At Busselton, walk off your delicious lunch with a stroll along the longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere. After some free time to browse the shops and galleries in the Margaret River township, it’s time to head to your accommodation for the night. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Margarets Beach Resort (B,L)

MARGARET RIVER

MARGARET RIVER TO PERTH

Today, we head to Redgate Beach to hear stories of the shipwrecks that sit offshore, then head underground to explore the spectacular Mammoth Cave. Next stop is the majestic Boranup Forest, dominated by 60 metre tall karri trees, and a tour of the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia, Cape Leeuwin, before stopping for lunch.

This morning you will join the Indian Pacific, departing Perth and heading east through the delightful Avon Valley. Take time out to enjoy the iconic train and relax on board in anticipation of your late-night arrival into the Golden Outback region.

DAY 7

INDIAN PACIFIC, NULLARBOR PLAIN

Wake to a spectacular Nullarbor sunrise. Relax throughout the morning taking in the outback vistas before a regionally-inspired menu of modern Australian cuisine and fine wines await you for lunch. Then visit the extraordinary and slightly eerie ghost town of Cook, home to a thriving population of four. (B,L,D) DAY 8 INDIAN PACIFIC, ADELAIDE AND BROKEN HILL

As the landscape changes again and rich ochre sands make way for forests and farmlands, you will arrive into Adelaide. After an exciting Off Train Excursion exploring the highlights of the South Australian capital, return to the Indian Pacific to continue your journey to Sydney. The next stop is Broken Hill where you’ll again have a choice of excursions that showcase the rich mining, artistic and cinematic legacy of this frontier outback town. (B,L,D)

After lunch, it's time to head back to your Perth accommodation. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Duxton Hotel Perth (B,L) DAY 5

BOARD THE INDIAN PACIFIC IN PERTH

OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Indian Pacific (L,D)

Today is a sensory overload of impressive food, wine, culture and scenery as we indulge in regional specialties, including wine, craft beer, coffee, cheese, olive oil and chocolate from esteemed local producers. (B,L) DAY 4

DAY 6

LEISURE DAY

Today is yours to explore cosmopolitan Perth at your leisure. Take a walk to the new Elizabeth Quay, cruise the Swan River, stroll Kings Park, see the quokkas of Rottnest Island with Rottnest Express, or simply relax in the comfort of your accommodation. (B)

DAY 9 INDIAN PACIFIC, BLUE MOUNTAINS AND SYDNEY

When you wake this morning, take in the full spectacle of the Blue Mountains right on Sydney’s doorstep. After your arrival into Katoomba, select from numerous mountain experiences before completing your epic transcontinental crossing at Sydney’s Central Station. (B,L)

QUEEN ADELAIDE RESTAURANT

MARGARET RIVER, WA

DAY 3

Uncover secret gardens, hidden art and colourful history as you roam the city streets. You’ll comb the Heritage Precinct and the old theatre districts before heading to the refurbished State Buildings that house 120 years of stories.

MARGARET RIVER, WA

DAY 1

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INDIAN PACIFIC SIGNATURE PACKAGE ROTTNEST WONDER INDIAN PACIFIC

SYDNEY TO PERTH 8 DAYS

7 NIGHTS

DEPARTURE

S M T W T F S

Travelling across Australia from Adelaide to Perth aboard the Indian Pacific is one of the world’s great rail journeys. But your holiday experience doesn’t have to end in Perth. Enjoy fabulous Rottnest Island when you reach the Western Australian capital.

COOK ROTTNEST ISLAND

PERTH

BROKEN HILL RAWLINNA

INCLUSIONS oo 4 days/3 nights aboard the Indian Pacific, Sydney to Perth, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Broken Hill, Adelaide, Cook and Rawlinna

ADELAIDE BAROSSA VALLEY MCLAREN VALE HAHNDORF

SYDNEY

oo Transfer from East Perth Rail Terminal to hotel oo 3 nights accommodation in Perth including breakfast daily

OFF TRAIN EXCURSION

OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCE

oo 2 days/1 night Rottnest Discovery including accommodation and touring

PRICE PER PERSON FROM

oo 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners

Gold Service Everyday

$3,814

$4,184

$4,368

HIGHLIGHTS

Platinum Service Everyday

$5,260

$6,151

$6,368

oo Cruise along the Swan River oo Explore Rottnest Island by bike on the cycle-friendly paths

Low Shoulder High Season Season Season

Prices in NZ$ based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Prices are subject to change.

ALTERNATIVE JOURNEYS

oo Meet the 'world's happiest animal' the quokka

Perth to Sydney (8 Days, 7 Nights)

oo Experience the thrill of an adventure boat ride

Adelaide to Perth (7 Days, 6 Nights)

oo Ride a segway through the original Rottnest Island settlement

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Perth to Adelaide (7 Days, 6 Nights)


ROTTNEST ISLAND, WA

ROTTNEST ISLAND, WA

DAY 1 BOARD THE INDIAN PACIFIC IN SYDNEY

Departing Sydney’s Central Station, the anticipation builds for the trip ahead as you settle in to your first evening on the Indian Pacific enjoying the fabulous food, wine, service and social atmosphere of this much-loved rail journey. OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Indian Pacific (D)

ROTTNEST ISLAND, WA

DAY 2 INDIAN PACIFIC, BROKEN HILL AND ADELAIDE

After breakfast, prepare for your first Off Train Excursion in Broken Hill exploring the beauty of this Silver City, and discover the history of mining that makes the town what it is today, and the artistic culture that also abounds in the area. As you approach the southern tip of the Flinders Ranges, the train weaves its way into Adelaide, and you’ll have more afternoon Off Train Excursions to choose from before returning to the train. (B,L,D) DAY 3

INDIAN PACIFIC, NULLARBOR PLAIN

Today, wake up and marvel at the raw beauty of the Nullarbor. Taking its name from the Latin meaning ‘no trees’, the ancient Nullarbor conjures the sense of limitless space and time, and this journey is all about those amazing outback views as you cross this famous stretch of the Australian interior. Finish the day with an unforgettable experience, dining under an outback sky on the edge of the country’s largest sheep station at Rawlinna (seasonal). (B,L,D) DAY 4

INDIAN PACIFIC, PERTH

Your breakfast treat this morning is watching the delightful Avon Valley pass by as the final stage of your rail journey unfolds, heading into Perth where your connection with the Indian Ocean begins. Check in to your accommodation and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. OVERNIGHT: Pan Pacific (B,L)

DAY 5

PERTH TO ROTTNEST ISLAND

Enjoy your ferry trip from Perth to Rottnest Island. The preferred mode of transport on the island is bicycle — collect yours to explore the many secluded beaches and bays all within easy cycling distance. And, of course, there's always the chance of a selfie with the adorably photogenic native quokkas that inhabit the island. After lunching at Karma Rottnest, prepare for a change of pace when you join the Segway Settlement Explorer tour. You’ll learn how to ride a segway, then an expert guide will lead you to the island’s hidden treasures, Bathurst Lighthouse and the Basin swimming area. Sleep amongst the dunes in a luxury eco-tent at Discovery Rottnest. OVERNIGHT: Discovery Rottnest (B,L) DAY 6

ROTTNEST ISLAND TO PERTH

Jump aboard the Eco Express for a full circumnavigation of Rottnest (weather dependent) where you’ll see its wild side and its wildlife, including the playful New Zealand fur seals at Cathedral Rocks. After a delicious lunch at Thomsons Restaurant, spend your remaining time enjoying the island by foot or bike before the return ferry to Perth. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Pan Pacific (L) DAY 7

LEISURE DAY

Today is yours to enjoy the vibrant Western Australian capital at your leisure. (B)

WE RECOMMEND Pinnacle Desert Explorer with Lancelin Sandboarding from NZ$189 per person. The first stop on this unique tour is the Lancelin Sand Dunes where you’ll experience the adrenaline rush of sandboarding down massive sandy slopes. After lunch at the Lancelin Beach Hotel, there’s time for a quick swim before the onward journey to Nambung National Park to walk the mystical Pinnacles Desert created over millions of years by the erosion of seashells.

DAY 8

FAREWELL

After breakfast, check out of your accommodation. (B)

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INDIAN PACIFIC HOLIDAY PACKAGE

A TASTE OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA INDIAN PACIFIC

SYDNEY TO PERTH 7 DAYS

6 NIGHTS

DEPARTURE

S M T W T F S

Australia’s staggering diversity plays out on a grand scale as the Indian Pacific travels coast-to-coast from Sydney to Perth – one of the world’s great train journeys. Add fine wine and regionally-inspired meals to the mix, and this voyage really is a sensory indulgence. After you experience the Blue Mountains, Adelaide and the vast expanse of the Nullarbor Plain, further enhance your holiday with explorations in Perth, Margaret River and beautiful Rottnest Island.

RAWLINNA ROTTNEST ISLAND

PERTH MARGARET RIVER

COOK BROKEN HILL

ADELAIDE BAROSSA VALLEY MCLAREN VALE HAHNDORF

SYDNEY

INCLUSIONS oo 4 days/3 nights aboard the Indian Pacific, Sydney to Perth, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Broken Hill, Adelaide, Cook and Rawlinna oo Transfer from East Perth Rail Terminal to hotel oo 3 nights accommodation in Perth including breakfast daily oo 1 day Discover Rottnest tour oo 1 day Margaret River, Busselton Jetty and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse tour oo 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners

HIGHLIGHTS oo Travel through the spectacular bush scenery of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains oo Taste the local product in the world famous wine regions around Adelaide oo Explore the energetic, confident city of Perth, Australia’s sunniest capital oo Cruise to Rottnest Island and meet a quokka oo Experience the wineries, coastline and townships of Western Australia’s gorgeous Margaret River region

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OFF TRAIN EXCURSION

OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCE

PRICE PER PERSON FROM

Low Shoulder High Season Season Season

Gold Service Everyday

$3,749

$4,118

$4,303

Platinum Service Everyday

$5,195

$6,086

$6,303

Prices in NZ$ based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Prices are subject to change.

ALTERNATIVE JOURNEYS Perth to Sydney (7 Days, 6 Nights) Adelaide to Perth (6 Days, 5 Nights) Perth to Adelaide (6 Days, 5 Nigths)


DAY 1 BOARD THE INDIAN PACIFIC IN SYDNEY

DAY 4

Make your way to Sydney Central Station and board the Indian Pacific mid-afternoon. Your journey to Perth begins with a steady climb into the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains. A landscape of ancient forests, sheer cliffs and mesmerising views passes by your window. Settle in, open a book or enjoy a pre-dinner drink with your fellow travellers.

Your breakfast treat this morning is watching the delightful Avon Valley pass by your window, as the final stage of your crossing to Perth unfolds. Arrive at East Perth Rail Terminal after a delicious lunch, and transfer to your accommodation. The evening is yours to embrace — discover some of the city’s atmospheric laneway bars and restaurants, buzzing with live music and street art.

OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Indian Pacific (D)

OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Pan Pacific (B,L)

DAY 2 INDIAN PACIFIC, BROKEN HILL AND ADELAIDE

DAY 5

Wake up deep in the Australian outback, where the historic mining hub of Broken Hill is waiting for you to explore. Connect with the town’s world famous artists and mining heritage with a choice of Off Train Excursions. Your journey continues through the Southern Flinders Ranges and into cosmopolitan Adelaide, the South Australian capital. Embark on a history tour of the South Australian Museum, or journey beyond to the legendary Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale wine regions. A visit to the historic stone village of Hahndorf in the photogenic Adelaide Hills is another option. (B,L,D)

INDIAN PACIFIC, NULLARBOR PLAIN

Enjoy breakfast as you begin your crossing of the Nullarbor Plain, taking its name from the Latin word meaning ‘no trees’. Part way along the world’s longest stretch of straight railway track (478 kilometres), have a wander around Cook, an abandoned railway town that was once home to a bush hospital and more than 50 railway workers. Next stop is tiny Rawlinna, a remote outpost bordering the largest sheep station in the southern hemisphere. Here you’ll enjoy an outback dinner under a glorious spread of stars (seasonal). (B,L,D)

Make your way to Barrack Street Jetty and board the Rottnest Express to unique, diverse Rottnest Island, 22 kilometres offshore. A 90-minute airconditioned coach tour around ‘Rotto’ takes you to some spectacular locations, including Wadjemup Lighthouse and the boardwalk lookout at the rugged West End. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Karma Rottnest Lodge before exploring the island at your leisure (make sure you see a quokka). Return to Perth by ferry in the afternoon. (B,L) DAY 6

PERTH TO MARGARET RIVER

Travel south today and head towards the iconic Busselton Jetty, the world’s longest timber jetty (1,841 m). Indulge in a lunch of local Margaret River produce accompanied by beer and cider tastings at one of Margaret River’s oldest breweries. Explore spectacular Mammoth Cave on a guided tour, before a visit to see the enormous karri trees of the Boranup Forest. At the 39 metre tall Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, look down at the point where the Southern Ocean and Indian Ocean collide. As you travel back towards Perth, make a brief stop in Margaret River township and stroll the main street, before heading back to Perth. (B,L) DAY 7

FAREWELL

Check out of your hotel after breakfast — one last chance to explore Perth before your journey home. (B)

BUSSELTON, WA

DAY 3

PERTH TO ROTTNEST ISLAND

ROTTNEST ISLAND, WA

ROTTNEST ISLAND, WA

INDIAN PACIFIC, PERTH

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INDIAN PACIFIC HOLIDAY PACKAGE GREAT WESTERN WONDERS (MAR TO OCT) INDIAN PACIFIC

SYDNEY TO PERTH 10 DAYS

9 NIGHTS

DEPARTURE

S M T W T F S

As if making an epic transcontinental crossing of Australia wasn’t enough, the chance to live another lifelong dream awaits at the end of your rail journey. From your eco resort sitting right on Ningaloo Reef, you have the chance to swim with the gentle giants of the sea – whale sharks or humpback whales.

EXMOUTH NINGALOO REEF

COOK BROKEN HILL

PERTH

RAWLINNA

INCLUSIONS oo 4 days/3 nights aboard the Indian Pacific, Sydney to Perth, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Broken Hill, Adelaide, Cook and Rawlinna oo 3 nights accommodation in Perth including breakfast daily oo Return economy flights from Perth to Exmouth oo 3 nights accommodation at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef including airport transfers, chef-prepared meals, snacks and beverages, National Park entrance fees and guided wilderness activities oo 1 day Whale Shark Swim (March to July) or Humpback Whale Swim (August to October) including travel on board a luxury vessel, wetsuits and snorkel gear, morning tea, lunch and beverages

ADELAIDE BAROSSA VALLEY MCLAREN VALE HAHNDORF

OFF TRAIN EXCURSION

OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCE

PRICE PER PERSON FROM

Low Shoulder High Season Season Season

Gold Service Everyday

$8,477

$8,847

$9,032

Platinum Service Everyday

$9,923

$10,814

$11,032

Prices in NZ$ based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Prices are subject to change.

ALTERNATIVE JOURNEYS

oo 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners

Perth to Sydney (10 Days, 9 Nights)

HIGHLIGHTS

Perth to Adelaide (9 Days, 8 Nights)

oo Discover hidden gems on a remote stretch of Western Australia’s Indian Ocean coast oo Beachside safari camping in eco-luxe wilderness tents nestled in the dunes of Cape Range National Park oo Explore Ningaloo Reef, home to over 500 species of colourful fish oo Swim with the mighty giants of the ocean, whale sharks or humpback whales

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SYDNEY

Adelaide to Perth (9 Days, 8 Nights)


SAL SALIS, WA

DAY 1

BOARD THE INDIAN PACIFIC IN SYDNEY

Departing Sydney’s Central Station, the anticipation builds for the trip ahead as you settle in to your first evening on the Indian Pacific enjoying the fabulous food, wine, service and social atmosphere of this much-loved rail journey. OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Indian Pacific (D) DAY 2 INDIAN PACIFIC, BROKEN HILL AND ADELAIDE

After breakfast, prepare for your first Off Train Excursion in Broken Hill followed by a day enjoying the outback scenery. In the afternoon, arrive in Adelaide where you’ll have more Off Train Excursions to choose from before returning to the train and continuing your journey west. (B,L,D) DAY 3

INDIAN PACIFIC, NULLARBOR PLAIN

Today is all about those amazing outback views as you cross this famous stretch of the Australian interior. Dinner this evening is under an outback sky (seasonal). (B,L,D) DAY 4

INDIAN PACIFIC, PERTH

Watch the delightful Avon Valley pass by as the final stage of your transcontinental crossing unfolds heading into Perth, where your connection with the Indian Ocean begins.

LIVE NINGALOO - NINGALOO REEF, WA

OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Duxton Perth (B,L) DAY 5

LEISURE DAY

Today is yours to explore cosmopolitan Perth and surrounds at your leisure. Why not take a stroll to the new Elizabeth Quay or cruise the Swan River? If you're feeling a little more adventurous, then take a journey to the Pinnacles, a limestone formation within the Nambung National Park and one of many Western Australian natural wonders. (B)

WE RECOMMEND Pinnacles and Lobster Day tour from NZ$212 per person.

DAY 6 PERTH TO EXMOUTH AND NINGALOO REEF

Today your flight to Exmouth transports you to another world. Your eco-luxe accommodation for the next three nights, the Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, is a beachside safari camp with just 16 wilderness tents surrounded by the pristine bush and beaches of the Cape Range National Park. Enjoy the day exploring this amazing location teeming with native wildlife. OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef (B,D) DAY 7

NINGALOO REEF

Prepare for a life-changing experience. Depending on the time of year, you have the chance to swim with whale sharks (March to July) or humpback whales (August to October) on the world famous Ningaloo Reef! These incredible opportunities are restricted to small groups, and you will be escorted the whole way travelling aboard a luxury vessel guided by a spotter plane from above. Snorkels and wetsuits are provided. Lunch is also included and even a glass of bubbly to celebrate an encounter with nature you’ll never forget. (B,L,D) DAY 8

NINGALOO REEF

Today is yours to enjoy more of Ningaloo from Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef. Go snorkelling along the coral reef literally on your doorstep to swim among 500 species of fish, 250 species of coral and 600 species of mollusc. Join a guided walk through spectacular Mandu Mandu and Yardie Creek Gorges, or go kayaking or fishing. (B,L,D) DAY 9 NINGALOO REEF AND EXMOUTH TO PERTH

Your morning flight back to Perth leaves the afternoon free to enjoy more of the Western Australian capital. OVERNIGHT: Duxton Perth (B) DAY 10

FAREWELL

After breakfast, check out of your accommodation. (B)

Exploring the stunning rock formations of the Pinnacles, the amazing Lancelin Sand Dunes, Yanchep National Park – with its Koala Boardwalk – and lunching at the famous Lobster Shack in Cervantes is a kaleidoscope of what the west has to offer.

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INDIAN PACIFIC HOLIDAY PACKAGE

SPECTACULAR LAND AND SEA INDIAN PACIFIC

BROOME

ADELAIDE TO PERTH 9 DAYS

8 NIGHTS

DEPARTURE

S M T W T F S

As memorable as it is, your journey on the Indian Pacific from Adelaide to Perth is just the start of an adventure of incredible contrasts. From the Western Australian capital, head north to Broome to savour the extremes of what makes this part of Australia so unique.

COOK

PERTH

RAWLINNA

ADELAIDE

INCLUSIONS oo 3 days/2 nights aboard the Indian Pacific, Adelaide to Perth, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Cook and Rawlinna oo Transfer from East Perth Rail Terminal to hotel oo 2 nights accommodation in Perth including breakfast daily oo Economy class flight from Perth to Broome oo 4 nights accommodation in Broome including breakfast daily oo Half day Discover Broome tour oo 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

OFF TRAIN EXCURSION

PRICE PER PERSON FROM

OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCE

Low Shoulder High Season Season Season

Gold Service Everyday

$3,792

$4,195

$4,836

Platinum Service Everyday

$5,032

$5,727

$6,325

Prices in NZ$ based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Prices are subject to change.

HIGHLIGHTS

ALTERNATIVE JOURNEYS

oo Discover Broome’s major landmarks and local attractions

Perth to Sydney (10 Days, 9 Nights)

oo Enjoy a 90-minute pearling masterclass oo Visit Cable Beach oo See the dinosaur tracks of Gantheaume Point

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Perth to Adelaide (9 Days, 8 Nights) Sydney to Perth (10 Days, 9 Nights)


DAY 1 BOARD THE INDIAN PACIFIC IN ADELAIDE

WE RECOMMEND Arcades and Laneways Walking tour from NZ$54 per person.

Start your journey with a delicious welcome dinner before joining the Indian Pacific, where you can settle in to your cabin or mingle with fellow travellers in the Outback Explorer Lounge.

The Arcades and Laneways guided walk reveals the city’s hidden gems, evolving small bar scene, street art hotspots, and recent developments including The Bell Tower and Elizabeth Quay.

OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Indian Pacific (D) DAY 2

INDIAN PACIFIC, NULLARBOR PLAIN

Travelling Australia’s longest straight stretch of railway is an amazing experience. The outback scenery continues to change as you journey along the famous Nullarbor Plain. In the afternoon, we visit remote Cook for a leg stretch followed by dinner this evening under an outback sky (seasonal). (B,L,D)

This morning your adventure continues with a flight to beautiful Broome. Here you have the afternoon free to enjoy this uniquely multicultural resort town and its famous 22 kilometre long Cable Beach. OVERNIGHT: 4 nights Cable Beach Club Resort (B)

INDIAN PACIFIC, PERTH

DAY 6

Enjoy breakfast as the delightful Avon Valley passes by your window. The final stage of this transcontinental crossing unfolds as you head into Perth just after lunch.

BROOME

Your guide reveals the colourful story behind the growth of Broome. Pearling has been influential in shaping modern Broome, and you’ll get a 90-minute masterclass on this fascinating industry along with a Pearling Master’s High Tea. Visit famous Cable Beach, the dinosaur tracks of Gantheaume Point, well-known Matso’s Brewery, the Japanese Cemetery, and more. (B)

OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Pan Pacific Perth (B,L) DAY 4

PERTH TO BROOME

LEISURE DAY

It might be the largest state in Australia but its capital city is a wonderfully compact centre packed with things to see and do. Enjoy your day at leisure in Perth visiting Kings Park, Barrack Square or the many museums and galleries. (B)

DAY 7

LEISURE DAY

Your day is at leisure to enjoy more of Broome and its surrounds. (B)

WE RECOMMEND Cape Leveque Adventure from NZ$303 per person. Take a walk on the wild side of this north-west pocket of Australia on a 4WD adventure to pristine Cape Leveque exploring Indigenous Bardi country. You’ll visit Indigenous communities, swim in crystal clear seas on deserted beaches, tour a remote aquaculture hatchery and Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, and more. DAY 8

LEISURE DAY

Today is free for you to explore Broome – visit historic Chinatown overlooking Roebuck Bay, shop for pearls, or take a sunset camel ride along Cable Beach. (B) DAY 9

FAREWELL

This morning reminisce about your adventure from Perth to Broome as it comes to an end. (B)

BROOME, WA

CAPE LEVEQUE, WA

DAY 3

DAY 5

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JOURNEY BEYOND EXPERIENCES WE TRANSFORM THE AMAZING INTO BREATHTAKING AND WE UNEARTH THE UNEXPECTED. THE BEST OF LIFE’S EXPERIENCES ARE SHARED AND AT JOURNEY BEYOND WE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE SOME MORE OF THOSE EXPERIENCES WITH YOU: DARWIN HARBOUR CRUISES (NORTHERN TERRITORY) With beautiful views of the Northern Territory’s Top End city, there is no better way to experience Darwin’s renowned sunsets than on board the “Charles Darwin”, with two airconditioned decks and an open sundeck. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet with fresh Australian seafood and local produce accompanied by expert commentary on this two and a half hour Sunset Dinner Cruise. Alternatively, just soak up the water views over a few drinks and order some delicious platters on the Sunset Cruise.

SEVEN SPIRIT BAY (NORTHERN TERRITORY) Seven Spirit Bay is an iconic Northern Territory wilderness lodge and one of the first luxury lodges in the outback. Built in 1990, it has more recently been transformed into one of the finest wilderness retreats in northern Australia. Located on the Cobourg Peninsula in the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park, the lodge enjoys an enviable coastal location, surrounded by natural bush, coral reefs and rocky red cliffs. It is only accessible by boat or via the lodge’s private airstrip.

EUREKA (VICTORIA) The Eureka Tower, a 297 metre (975 ft) gold plated skyscraper by the Yarra River sits in the heart of the Southbank precinct. On the 88th floor (285 metres above sea level), Eureka Skydeck is the highest public observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere. Eureka offers a visual panorama of Melbourne’s city sights as well as being home to the world’s first and only Edge Experience – a glass cube that projects out from the 88th floor and suspends visitors above the city.

ROTTNEST EXPRESS (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) Just a short ferry ride from Fremantle or Perth, Rottnest Island, with 63 gorgeous beaches, is perfectly setup for families, groups, couples and solo adventurers. Rottnest Express, as well as operating frequent departures for ‘Rotto’, offer a fantastic range of touring options, by adventure boat, bus, bike rental as well as overnight packages. Swim, snorkel, hike, hire a bike, just laze on the sand or spot the friendly quokkas, native to the island.

SAL SALIS (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) Where the outback meets the reef, on a remote stretch of Western Australia’s Ningaloo coast, lies our exclusive ecofriendly luxury camp. Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is an exclusive beach safari camp nestled in the dunes of the Cape Range National Park near Exmouth. Each of the fifteen eco-luxe wilderness tents offers views of the surrounding bush and over the Indian Ocean and the fringing Ningaloo Reef. Your safari-style tent is the ultimate in bush luxury.

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