The Ghan Adventure

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Departs from
Alice Springs
Permanent safari camp (with shared facilities), Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities)
Group Size
Maximum of 24 travellers per group
Kakadu National Park Fee & Twin Falls
All Terrain vehicle
Important Notes
1. The trip commences on day 1 at 6.00AM and finishes on arrival in Darwin on day 9 at approx 6.30PM. Please take this into consideration when booking any flights and accommodation. We recommend you pre book extra accommodation prior and post the trip. 2. This trip requires an increased non-refundable deposit (500AUD, 500CAD, 500USD, 400EUR, 350GBP, 500CHF, 600NZD) in order to secure tickets for the Ghan train journey. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. 4. You can join this trip in Uluru on day 1 no later than 2.00PM. Please see trip code PISGY for details.


Experience Outback life in Alice Springs, Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of Uluru (Ayers Rock), Step aboard the famous Ghan, Embark on a 4x4 tour across open desert plains, Swim in the Garden of Eden rock pool, Spy crocs on a cruise through Kakadu National Park, Marvel at sunrise over Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Learn about bush tucker, Learn about the ancient land from Indigenous hosts

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Journey from the heart of the Red Centre to Australia's Top End on this adventure-packed tour. See the world's biggest monolith, the mighty Uluru, learn about the oldest culture on earth and witness ancient rock art. Discover bush tucker, watch the plains roll by from the famous Ghan, swim in clear rock pools at Kings Canyon and muse over each day's adventure with a cold beer. From Alice Springs to Darwin, you'll discover a land steeped in legend and adorned in breathtaking natural beauty.


Day 1 Alice Springs/Kata Tjuta/Uluru (Ayers Rock)
The outback town of Alice Springs is a travel hub for visitors setting off to the explore the sensational range of natural wonders the Red Centre has to offer. An iconic image of outback Australia and a sacred site for the local Aboriginal people, Uluru's remarkable colour changes are a wonder to behold.
Day 2 Uluru (Ayers Rock)/Kings Canyon
The ancient rock formations of Kata Tjuta (also known as The Olgas) create an amazing landscape of spectacular domes and canyons.
Day 3 Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon)/Glen Helen
The towering sandstone walls of Kings Canyon command breathtaking views of the gorge below and the surrounding desert landscape.
Day 4 Western MacDonnell Ranges/Alice Springs
With highlights including Ormiston Gorge and Palm Valley, the beautiful natural surrounds of the Western MacDonnell Ranges are home to walking trails, waterholes and rock wallabies. Located 1500km from the nearest major city, Alice Springs may be isolated but it still boasts decent restaurants, fascinating Aboriginal art galleries and a lively nightlife.
Day 5 The Ghan
Hop aboard the legendary Ghan and prepare for one of the world’s great train journeys. Day 6 Katherine/Darwin Stop off at Katherine to marvel at the stunning Katherine Gorge before continuing on to Darwin.
Day 6 Katherine/Darwin
Stop off at Katherine to marvel at the stunning Katherine Gorge before continuing on to Darwin.
Day 7 Darwin/Litchfield/Mary River
A cosmopolitan city in Australia's tropical Top End, Darwin has a relaxed atmosphere and a fascinating multicultural population. Litchfield National Park is famous for its beautiful rainforests, scenic waterfalls and safe swimming holes. A stunning region of freshwater billabongs and monsoon forests, Mary River National Park is an outstanding fishing and bird-watching destination where you can also spot a few saltwater crocs.
Day 8 Mary River/Kakadu
Home to colourful rock art and spectacular scenery, Kakadu National Park is a vast wilderness of rainforest, wetlands, waterfalls and amazing wildlife.
Day 9 Kakadu/Darwin
Known for its balmy weather and diverse cultural influences, Darwin has grown from a remote trading outpost into the Northern Territory's modern capital without losing its frontier charm.