Aussie Rail Vacation Savings
Aussie Rail Vacation Savings
Ride the rails to explore the icons of Australia like Uluru and Kangaroo Island while enjoying the comforts of premium train travel. This sale offers the best prices for a classic Australian tour and is perfect for first-time visitors to Australia.
Take a 12-day tour of the icons of Australia, riding the incredible Ghan and Indian Pacific Trains from Sydney to Uluru. Both the Ghan and Indian Pacific Trains exemplify the best in rail travel, with gorgeous décor that transports you back to a golden age of travel comfort.
Your Australia vacation begins in Sydney, the nation’s largest city. Visit the iconic Harbour Bridge and tour the unforgettable Sydney Opera House before boarding the Indian Pacific Train to head to Broken Hill and Adelaide in South Australia. While Adelaide lacks Sydney’s historical grit and Melbourne’s cutting-edge progressivism, it makes up for these deficits with its quiet charm. It consistently ranks as one of the most liveable cities on the planet and boasts some of the best museums in the country. Visit the Art Gallery of South Australia or the South Australian Museum to sample Australia’s art and natural history. Sample Adelaide’s booming multicultural food scene and experience the many bars and cafes that seem to pop up every other week.
Then head south to Kangaroo Island, Australia’s equivalent to the Galapagos Islands. This relatively small island abounds in wildlife and offers a taste of undeveloped Australia where nature reigns supreme. On a full-day tour of “KI,” you’ll stroll through red gum forests before visiting Seal Bay Conservation Park to see one of Australia’s largest gatherings of Australian seals. This endangered species has lived on the island for millennia and you’ll have the opportunity to interact with them free of enclosures and cages.
Ride the legendary Ghan as you travel between South Australia and the Northern Territory. Visit some of Australia’s best museums and art galleries in Adelaide before getting a taste for the Outback in Alice Springs and marveling at the iconic Uluru or Ayers Rock.
This 7-day tour takes you from Adelaide to Alice Springs and Uluru/Ayers Rock aboard the legendary Ghan train.
Your Australia vacation begins in Adelaide in South Australia, a city of quiet charm that consistently ranks as one of the most liveable cities on the planet. It also boasts some of the best museums in the country. Visit the Art Gallery of South Australia or the South Australian Museum to sample Australia’s art and natural history. Be sure to enjoy Adelaide’s booming multicultural food scene and experience the many bars and cafes that seem to pop up every other week. After exploring Adelaide, board The Ghan and head to the Northern Territory.
From the elegance of its classical design to the exceptional service, The Ghan represents the best in rail travel. Whether you’re relaxing in your private cabin, socializing with fellow passengers in the lounge, or dining on gourmet cuisine in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, you’ll experience only the best on one of the world’s great rail journeys. Aboard The Ghan, head to Alice Springs, the definitive Outback town. Situated halfway between Darwin and Adelaide, Alice Springs was formed as a part of the Overland Telegraph Line in 1872 and you can tour the Telegraph Station to learn about its historical importance. Today, it’s an eccentric desert town, where camel races and airplane doctors are the norm. Visit Todd Mall to take in some of the best indigenous art galleries in the country before climbing Anzac Hill for a gorgeous panoramic view of the town and its rustic surroundings.
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You will visit the following 6 places:
Australia is an Oceanian country, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. For most visitors its name is a shorthand for an endless summer where the living is easy. It is great a place where the adventures are as vast as the horizons and the jokes flow as freely as the beer; a country of can-do spirit and easy friendliness!
Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth-largest city in Australia. It is known as "The City of Churches". Adelaide stretches 20 km (12 mi) from the coast to the foothills, and 90 km (56 mi) from Gawler at its northern extent to Sellicks Beach in the south. As South Australia's seat of government and commercial centre, Adelaide is the site of many governmental and financial institutions. Most of these are concentrated in the city centre along the cultural boulevard of North Terrace, King William Street and in various districts of the metropolitan area. Today, it is noted for its many festivals and sporting events, its food and wine, its long beachfronts, its large defence and manufacturing sectors. It ranks highly in terms of liveability, being listed in the Top 10 of The Economist Intelligence Unit's World's Most Liveable Cities!
Cairns is a regional city in Far North Queensland, Australia. The city was named after William Wellington Cairns. It was formed to serve miners heading for the Hodgkinson River goldfield, but experienced a decline when an easier route was discovered from Port Douglas. It later developed into a railhead and major port for exporting sugar cane, gold and other metals, minerals and agricultural products from surrounding coastal areas and the Atherton Tableland region. Cairns is a popular travel destination for tourists because of its tropical climate and access to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
Kangaroo Island is Australia's third-largest island, after Tasmania and Melville Island. Situated in the state of South Australia 112 km (70 mi) southwest of Adelaide, its closest point to the mainland is Snapper Point in Backstair Passage which is 13.5 km (8.4 mi) from the Fleurieu Peninsula. Once occupied by Australian Aborigines, the native population disappeared after the land became an island following rising sea levels several thousand years ago. It was subsequently resettled from the early 19th century onwards, at first casually by sealers and whalers, and then as part of the colony of South Australia from 1836. The island has several nature reserves to protect the remnants of its natural vegetation and native animals, with the largest and best-known being Flinders Chase National Park at the western end.