Exploring Australia with the Legendary Ghan Train


  • 20 days

  • Australia

tour : PX

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The right vacation to Australia can easily transport you to another state of mind, especially if it includes a crocodile cruise in Darwin, a glass-bottom-boat tour at the Great Barrier Reef, a wetlands cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong, and many other exciting modes of transportation. The most moving experience on this grand tour of Australia, however, is an overnight rail journey on the legendary The Ghan Train—an exhilarating crossing through the heart of the Australian Outback to the tropical coast of the Northern Territory. A stop to cruise through the majestic Katherine Gorge offers the perfect opportunity to stretch your legs and imagination. As you venture in every direction on this encompassing tour of Australia—including untamed Tasmania—you’ll also be moved by big-city lights, Red Center sunsets, growling Tasmanian devils, and calm, cuddly koalas. All aboard for an above-and-beyond adventure through the “Land Down Under.”

Small Group Discovery

Select Globus South Pacific vacations are limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery South Pacific vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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2021 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 19 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners

ARRIVE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Day
1

Welcome to Melbourne! Hotel check-in available upon arrival. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Schedule flights to arrive by 3 pm in time for a welcome meeting and dinner.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

MELBOURNE.

Day
2

MELBOURNE Morning guided sightseeing includes Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. Free time in the afternoon and evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MELBOURNE.

Day
3

MELBOURNE Free day.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MELBOURNE–HOBART.

Day
4

Fly to Hobart.
HOBART Guided walking tour of the waterfront district. Dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

HOBART. EXCURSION TO THE TASMAN PENINSULA

Day
5

TASMAN PENINSULA Sightseeing includes the blowhole, the Devil’s Kitchen, and the Tasman Arch formations. Walking tour with a Local Guide at Port Arthur Historic Site (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.
HOBART Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

HOBART–ADELAIDE

Day
6

Fly to Adelaide (via Melbourne).
ADELAIDE Orientation drive. Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ADELAIDE. EXCURSION TO KANGAROO ISLAND.

Day
7

Travel by motorcoach and ferry to Kangaroo Island.
KANGAROO ISLAND LF Sightseeing includes Seal Bay Conservation Park with a Park Ranger plus visits to Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to see native koalas, wallabies, and wombats. Visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery before returning to Adelaide this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

ADELAIDE–ULURU (AYERS ROCK)

Day
8

Fly to Uluru (Ayers Rock) (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
ULURU Sunset drink followed by LF Outback barbecue.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

ULURU (AYERS ROCK)

Day
9

ULURU Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a walking tour at Uluru, and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Free time this evening.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Uluru with a camel ride through the desert at sunset. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ULURU–ALICE SPRINGS–THE GHAN TRAIN

Day
10

Scenic drive through the Outback en route to Alice Springs.
ALICE SPRINGS Embark on the legendary The Ghan train.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

THE GHAN TRAIN–KATHERINE–DARWIN.

Day
11

KATHERINE GORGE LF Choice of sightseeing includes a scenic cruise or a visit to a working Outback cattle station.
DARWIN Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

DARWIN–KAKADU NATIONAL PARK.

Day
12

DARWIN Jumping crocodile guided cruise.
KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing in Kakadu National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK–DARWIN

Day
13

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Guided LF wetlands cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong.
DARWIN City orientation drive includes Darwin Museum and lunch at a local roadhouse.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

DARWIN–CAIRNS

Day
14

Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF.

Day
15

OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF Scenic catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes the option of snorkeling, a glass-bottom-boat tour, an underwater observatory, and watching a fish feeding.
CAIRNS Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

CAIRNS.

Day
16

CAIRNS Free day.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

CAIRNS–SYDNEY.

Day
17

CAIRNS Visit to the Koala Gardens includes having your photo taken with a koala. Fly to Sydney.
SYDNEY Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SYDNEY

Day
18

SYDNEY Guided sightseeing includes the financial district, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the botanic gardens, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Walking tour with a Local Guide includes the Sydney Opera House (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Bondi Beach, followed by a Sydney Harbour cruise. Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SYDNEY.

Day
19

SYDNEY Free day before dinner at a waterfront restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SYDNEY.

Day
20

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

This vacation visits remote regions where some facilities are not up to the first-class standards you expect from Globus. However, we have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high standards of cleanliness and comfort. Off-train experiences are subject to change and will be advised by the Tour Director while on tour. During the wet season (December–April), it can be difficult to see crocodiles in the wild.

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