Day 1: Indian Pacific. Board Indian Pacific in Sydney this afternoon. Enjoy dinner on board as you head toward the far West of New South Wales.
Day 2: Indian Pacific. Train travels north, pausing in Broken Hill and Adelaide, with time for Whistle Stop Tours at each stop. Meals and overnight on the train.
Day 3: Indian Pacific. Travel through salt lake country and vast Nullarbor Plain; stop at one of world’s most isolated outposts, Cook. Further on, evening stop at Kalgoorlie where guests can take Whistle Stop Tour.
Day 4: Arrive Perth. Take in the scenery of Avon Valley over breakfast before arriving Perth. Transfer to Crowne Plaza Perth for three-night stay.
Day 5: Perth. Discover Perth’s major tourist attractions, including a replica of 1899 Perth Tram. Cruise Swan River to Fremantle, enjoy scenic tour of historic Port City. Free time cruising back to Perth.
Day 6: Perth. Day at leisure. Optional tours available.
Day 7: Perth to Darwin. Fly Perth-Darwin today, check in Crowne Plaza Darwin.
Day 8: Kakadu National Park. Head deep into Kakadu National Park. Visit rock art site at Ubirr. Lunch in the bush followed by a cruise on the East Alligator River with guide. Overnight Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn.
Day 9: Kakadu National Park. Visit Bowali Visitor Center and Aboriginal art site at Nourlangie Rock with unique x-ray style artwork. Continue to Katherine and enjoy sunset cultural dinner cruise on Katherine Gorge. Overnight All Seasons Katherine.
Day 10: Katherine to Darwin. Stop at Adelaide River War Cemetery and then on to Litchfield National Park for views of the picturesque waterfalls. Travel to Wangi Falls for nature walk or refreshing swim. Tour ends with overnight in Darwin.
Day 11: Darwin. Free day. Optional tours available.
Day 12: The Ghan. Board The Ghan. Travel south past lush, tropical scenery to Katherine. Enjoy Whistle Stop Tour at Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park.
Day 13: The Ghan to Alice Springs. Arrive Alice Springs; transfer to Voyages Alice Springs Resort. Afternoon free.
Day 14: Ayers Rock. Coach trip to Uluru (Ayers Rock). Stop at Outback Camel Farm en route. Visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Center and Maruku Arts and Craft Cooperative where you may watch Aboriginal artists at work. See ancient cave paintings of Kuniya Tjukurpa. Tour base of Uluru. Enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets on Uluru, a beautiful site. Overnight Ayers Rock Resort.
Day 15: Uluru and Olgas. Rise early to watch sun’s first rays on Uluru. Drive to 36 rock domes of Kata Tjuta with guided walk into the Walpa (Olga) Gorge. Return to Alice Springs this afternoon.
Day 16: The Ghan to Adelaide. Morning free in Alice Springs; optional tours available. Transfer to train station and board The Ghan heading south for Adelaide.
Day 17: Adelaide. Arrive Adelaide Parklands Rail Terminal.
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