Outback beauty


Journey beyond into the wide expanse of the Australian Outback. Experience the very best Australia has to offer in a level of comfort only rail travel can provide.

Members from: $6,859 P.PNon-members from: $6,999 P.P

  • Type

    Train Journeys

  • Destination

    Australia

  • Supplier

    Great Southern Rail

  • Booking Code

    GSROB

  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


Includes


  • Visit Mount Remarkable National Park surrounded by 600 million year old rock formations

  • Explore Quorn and the Old Ghan Railway Station

  • Discover Flinders Ranges National Park, Brachina and Bunyeroo Gorges

  • Bushwalk to an Aboriginal Rock Art site

  • Lunch at the remote outback town of William Creek

  • Wine tasting in Clare Valley


About this trip


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.

Itinerary

Arrive Adelaide

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

Adelaide To Flinders Ranges

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

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

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)

Bunyeroo And Brachina Gorges

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)

Flinders Ranges To Adelaide

The final day of your Eco Safari begins on foot with an early morning bush walk to an ancient rock art site of great spiritual significance to the Adnyamathanha people. 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 Sevenhills Winery.
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights ibis Adelaide (B,L)

Leisure Day

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

Board The Ghan In Adelaide

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

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)

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)


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Disclaimer


*Price based on Gold service twin share advance purchase departures in Low Season. Price changes for high Shoulder season departure April, Sept, Oct,Nov 2019 & Feb, March 2020. The prices, dates and information supplied are valid at the time of the web page going live, however prices and itinerary are subject to change or may be withdrawn at any time. Advertised prices are per person based on Advance Purchase Holiday Package fares, valid for new bookings between 16 July 2018 to 31 October 2018. All discounts and savings have been applied to the price. Not available with any other offer. Black-out dates apply. Deposit required within 14 days of booking. Booking and credit card fees may apply. Cancellation fees apply. The fare is non-transferable and non-refundable. Prices correct as at 16 July 2018. Please confirm all details and final cost with your consultant at the time of booking. Product is supplied by Journey Beyond. For full terms and conditions please contact your travel consultant or refer to the terms and conditions on the supplier’s website.