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Ride the classic Australian rail routes from Darwin to Adelaide onto Sydney. Spend three nights onboard The Ghan Expedition, chugging across the Northern Territory, and one night on the Indian Pacific across the beautiful landscape. Stop to view Darwin's crocodiles, discover Kangaroo Island's wildlife, and cruise the waters of Sydney Harbour.
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Fly from the UK to Darwin.
Explore laid-back Darwin, taking in the history at the Fannie Bay Gaol and discovering the wartime landmarks of Darwin Wharf Precinct, which was bombed by the Japanese in 1942. While you’re here, spend a day exploring the waterfalls, billabongs and Aboriginal culture of Kakadu National Park, with the option to take a 50-minute scenic flight. Keep your eyes peeled for saltwater crocodiles and a wide range of colourful birdlife too.
4.5* Oaks Elan
Onboard The Ghan Expedition
Transfer to the station and jump onboard the Ghan Expedition train for your three-night journey to Adelaide. Sit back and watch the vast sands of the Red Centre pass by from the comfort of your Gold Service cabin and indulge in the fabulous gourmet meals served in the onboard Queen Adelaide Restaurant. Along the way, stop off at Katherine and savour the magnificent beauty of Nitmiluk Gorge, enjoy a full day of touring in Alice Springs – concluding with a dinner under the stars – and discover the unique and quirky appeal of the underground opal mining town of Coober Pedy
the Ghan Expedition train
Arrive in Adelaide and take a stroll down the laneways, home to numerous boutique stores and quirky cafes. Look out for the quartet of adorable bronze pigs on Rundle Mall, and perhaps visit the Art Gallery of South Australia, before enjoying dinner in one of the many avenues jam-packed with intimate restaurants.
5* Peppers Waymouth
Spend a day among the wilderness of Kangaroo Island. This wildlife sanctuary stretches for 96 miles and is also home to Koalas, sea lions, echidnas, the unique Kangaroo Island kangaroo and more. Make sure your camera is charged! You’ll also spend the night here, so you’ll get a chance to spot the nocturnal animals too.
4* Aurora Ozone Hotel
Wake up and head to Flinders Chase National Park for another day of wildlife-spotting with your island guide. Wonder at the rugged landscapes and learn all about fur seals, Australian sea lions and native bird species. Indulge in the island’s delicious cuisine at lunch; the locally-sourced seafood is not to be missed. In the evening, you’ll head back to Adelaide, where you’ll spend the night.
5* Peppers Waymouth
Onboard the Indian Pacific
Board the Indian Pacific train as it journeys across Australia from Perth to Sydney. You join the train in Adelaide; check into your luxury cabin and then sit back, relax and watch the far-reaching views of the Australian Outback from the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, where the chef will whip up delicious dishes using locally-sourced ingredients. Spend the rest of the evening in the Outback Explorer Lounge and share your adventures with fellow travellers.
the Indian Pacific train
Explore the sights and sounds of Sydney. Perhaps climb the arch of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge or take in a performance at the Sydney Opera House. Take a relaxing walk around the Botanic Gardens and look out for flying foxes in the trees, or visit the Australian National Maritime Museum and dine in one of the sunny waterfront cafés in Darling Harbour. The next day, set sail on a Sensational Sydney Cruise and experience the sights from the water.
5* Primus Hotel Sydney
Depart Sydney and return to the UK.
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