The Ghan has been traversing the heart of Australia for more than eighty years. Now it’s your turn to explore the continent’s vast and remote interior. For three days and two nights, you will discover the Red Centre and the landscapes of this extraordinary land at a relaxing pace, in comfort and style. Your trip will take in the sweeping Adelaide Plains and the majestic Flinders Ranges of South Australia, and the ochre heart of the Red Centre. Your train journey through Australia will be made even more comfortable with service from the hospitality attendant including fresh sheets, bath towels, pillows, doonas and complimentary toiletries.
A comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day
A compact sleeper cabin featuring a bed that converts to a seat by day and shared shower/ toilet facilities located at the end of the carriageVIEW ITINERARY
DAY 1 Monday 27 September 2021 Arrive Adelaide
Tour members will be met at Adelaide airport this afternoon and transferred to our hotel. We will have a welcome dinner to meet the group and celebrate the start of the tour.
DAY 2 Tuesday 28 September 2021 Adelaide
This morning we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Adelaide the “City of Churches”, so called due to its 529 exquisite, architecturally designed churches, with the Holy Trinity Anglican Church being the oldest, dating from 1838.
DAY 3 Wednesday 29 September 2021 Victor Harbor
Today we travel south via Hahndorf to Victor Harbor. Hahndorf “Australia’s Oldest German Town”, was settled in 1839 by Lutherans fleeing religious persecution in Prussia. It was named after the ship’s captain Hahn, whilst dorf is German for village. This afternoon we will ride the historic Victor Harbor horse drawn tram across the Causeway to Granite Island.
DAY 4 Thursday 30 September 2021 Kingscote, Kangaroo Island
This morning we travel to Cape Jarvis to catch the ferry to Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island is a South Australian icon and one of the world's finest nature destinations, with breathtaking landscapes, fascinating wildlife and a renowned food and wine industry. Upon arrival you will have the chance to explore the main town of Kingscote. This afternoon we will have a gourmet tour of the island visiting some of the wine, cheese and gourmet food producers that Kangaroo Island is famous for.
DAY 5 Friday 1 October 2021 Kangaroo Island
This morning we visit the westernmost part of the Island, Flinders Chase National Park, one of Australia’s largest and earliest conservation parks. We travel through the park and enjoy breathtaking views of its unique trees, plants and coastal scenery. We will see the rock formations known as The Remarkables and Admirals Arch as we continue around the rugged southern coastline. In the afternoon we continue to the southern coast of the island, where we will have a tour of Seal Bay, viewing the sea lion colony and learning about their habitats before returning to Kingscote early evening.
DAY 6 Saturday 2 October 2021 Adelaide
This morning we depart Kangaroo Island and return to Adelaide via McLaren Vale. On our way back to Adelaide we will stop at one of the McLaren Vale wineries for a tasting.
DAY 7 Sunday 3 October 2021 Board The Ghan
There will be free time to explore Adelaide this morning (perhaps visit the wonderful Adelaide Market or Haigh’s chocolate shop), before we transfer to the Adelaide Railway Station where we board the legendary Ghan train. After settling into your carriage, settle back and watch the Australian outback as we make our way to Darwin. An exquisite menu will be available for meals whilst on the Ghan.
DAY 8 Monday 4 October 2021 Marla & Alice Springs
This morning enjoy a morning experience in Marla. Taken from the indigenous word for Kangaroo, Marla is a roadhouse just south of the NT boarder servicing the travellers that traverse the harsh route to the centre of Australia. After lunch we arrive in Alice Springs, in the red heart of Australia. Framed by the MacDonnell Ranges and an intense desert landscape, the township of Alice Springs is Australia’s most famous outback town. On our sightseeing tour we will visit the Royal Flying Doctor’s Base to learn about the vital medical care the service provides to thousands of Australians living in outback Australia. Then we visit the National Pioneers Women’s Hall of Fame, one of three women’s museums in Australia, celebrating women in history who have made a significant contribution to Australia’s heritage. Once back on the Ghan relax and enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening as The Ghan makes its way north through the outback.
DAY 9 Tuesday 5 October 2021 Katherine & Darwin
This morning we arrive into Katherine, a region where the outback meets the tropics. You can choose from three excursions that will give you access to hear from some of the region’s most knowledgeable guides, enjoy cuisine inspired by the flavours of the outback and create connections with sites that hold a significant place in Australian history and culture. We will cruise down the Katherine River and admire the large rock formations of the gorge which tower over the calm waters. Nitmiluk is home of the Indigenous Jawoyn people and many of their stories centre around the gorge. We continue on to Darwin, arriving late afternoon and are transferred to our hotel.
DAY 10 Wednesday 6 October 2021 Darwin
On our sightseeing tour today we visit Crocosaurus Cove and enter the world of the awesome saltwater crocodile, with some of the largest held in captivity. We safely watch the jumping croc feeding and walk through the air-conditioned reptile display. On the Darwin City tour we see the Chinese Temple and the lush Botanic Gardens and visit the historic sites including the East Point Military Precinct. This evening we enjoy an included farewell dinner.
DAY 11 Thursday 7 October 2021 Depart
The tour concludes with a morning transfer to Darwin airport for flights home.
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Touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair-climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.
Tour Operator: Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. The Ghan is operated by Journey Beyond and the train arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in The Ghan brochure 2021. All passengers must complete and sign the Travelrite International booking form and agree to The Ghan terms and conditions.
Tour Costs: The tour costs are based on train, general transport and accommodation costs at 1 October 2020. Travelrite International reserves the right to alter the costs if any of these factors change, giving any passenger that has booked the right to withdraw with full refund of monies paid or modify arrangements. No alterations to price will be made within 60 days of departure from Australia.
Deposit and Payment: A deposit of $500 per passenger should be sent with a completed Travelrite International booking form. As soon as the booking is confirmed, (usually within 24 hours), a tour confirmation advice will be emailed to the client. The confirmation advice will contain all details. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 60 days prior to the commencement of the tour. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by credit card.
Cancellation Charges: * Cancellation conditions don’t apply for clients with future cruise/tour credits. Cruise/tour credits are non-refundable.
|Days prior to Departure||Cancellation Fee|
|60 days or more||Deposit refundable|
|60 days or less||100% of full fare|
|Non appearance/no written notice||100% of full fare|
Travel Insurance: Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.
Minimum Tour Numbers: The tour has been priced on the basis of a minimum number of passengers having booked 90 days prior to departure. Travelrite reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of all monies paid or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified cost. Travelrite reserves the right to change advertised entrances and/or substitute the tour host, if necessary for the smooth operation of the tour.
The tour is based on arrangements that do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.
Baggage: There is limited baggage storage available in cabin on The Ghan. Day bags should be packed for your cabin and suitcases stored in the baggage compartment. Full details will be provided prior to departure.
Children under 5 years of age are ineligible on coach & cruise tours. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers with disabilities are welcome on Travelrite & Cruise Offers tours provided they are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance, and do not require special assistance from Travelrite & Cruise Offers personnel. Travelrite and Cruise Offers reserves the right to refuse to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of coach & cruise tour travel and who may require services and facilities that Travelrite & Cruise Offers cannot guarantee will be available. You agree to not hold the Travelrite & Cruise Offers responsible for any decision made by any of them or any service provider to refuse to carry you, provide any facilities or accommodation to you or to provide any service to you.
Responsibilities: Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ATAS No. A10538) is the tour organiser. Travelrite International Pty Ltd, its agents, officers, affiliates,and/ or suppliers of services pursuant to, or in connection with these tours, shall act only as agents in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, including transportation by train, restaurants, or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in tours, or by act of God. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery breakdown, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. Baggage is at owners’ risk throughout the fly/cruise. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this tour and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any tour and/or make such changes in the tour as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the tours. This contract shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be undertaken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the The Ghan passage contract with Journeys Beyond, detailed on The Ghan website. If you do not have a copy of this form please contact Travelrite International and we will send one to you.
DELAYS AND UNFORESEEN EVENTS:
You engage Travelrite to book this tour on your behalf and you acknowledge that Travelrite acts as your agent for the purpose of making contracts between you and the various providers of accommodation, transportation and other services that comprise the tour. Travelrite may without reference to you provide or make available to you, or may as your agent engage any third party to provide or make available to you, any good or service which Travelrite reasonably believes is necessary for your benefit to maintain the tour itinerary, repatriate you or otherwise accommodate, transport or sustain you in circumstances in which the tour itinerary fails wholly or partly for any reason. You appoint Travelrite your attorney for this purpose. You agree to pay Travelrite any cost thereof and you indemnify Travelrite in respect of any cost it incurs in this regard. Travelrite advises you to obtain travel insurance generally including in respect of the risk that any such good or service may become required.
How to Book: Bookings can be made by sending full names and addresses of intending tour members with a deposit of $500 for the tour. Please send to:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103
Further information or a booking form can be obtained by contacting Travelrite International on the following numbers:
About Travelrite International: Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is a well-established family-owned business that’s been operating in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs for more than 35 years. Travelrite International is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA), is fully Accredited with ATAS (A10538) and IATA. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators.
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