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Explore Australia – The Ghan Expedition

Explore Australia – The Ghan Expedition

March 31, 2016

Your next trip may be a memorable one if you choose to visit Australia with the legendary Ghan, a train that leads you the the heart of the country and promises an unique tour to parts of Australia no other holiday can come close to. Here is the perfect balance of adventure and comfort, while you admire the best views and enjoy the train services. It is provided with lounges, restaurants and power vans, offering the best journey you will remember for a lifetime.

The train stops in different cities of the country, where you can make short darwintours and visit the main attractions. Considering that the journey starts in Darwin, you should enjoy this opportunity and go to see the luxuriant Botanical Gardens, the Chinese Temple and the Darwin Aviation Museum. Or if you want something more adventurous, join a cruise on East Alligator River, where an Aboriginal guide will give you interesting information about their local mythology and culture.

After you board on train, the next stop is in Katherine. Here are many options of
spending some quality time, like a cruise on Katherine Gorge or a visit to Jurassic Cycad Garden, where there are exposed more than 200 species of prehistoric cycads, a palm like plant of tropical and subtropical regions. Other popular sites are the Low Level Nature Park and the Gunlom Falls, with its majestic panoramas.

alice springsThe next stop of the train would be in Alice Springs, where you will get an unforgettable experience. The sights you shouldn’t miss are The School of the Air, The Telegraph Station and the Reptile Center, where you can see and touch lizards and snakes of Central Australia. This is for the courageous ones, for sure! If the time allows, you should try a ballooning adventure and silently float above while the sun slowly gets down over the desert. Or try a camel ride in the Red Center and explore the specific wildlife, like kangaroos and native birds. But the tour still has amazing places to show you. Board on the Ghan and prepare for what comes next.

 coober pedyCoober Pedy is the next destination, when you can start by going to Desert Cave for an underground tour through the unique specific buildings of Coober Pedy, that reveals their lifestyle. Here you can also visit a working opal field and the Breakaways, an exposition of colorful sandstones. The colorful tour can continue as you go to the Painted Desert, also known as Arckaringa Hills, that provides a spectacular landscape.

In the end, the train arrives in Adelaide, where you have the opportunity to explore Kangaroo Island, with its spectacular coastal scenery and stunning landscapes. adelaideNot to forget the specific wildlife you can see, like sea lions and Australian birds. Then it is Victor Harbor, where you can explore the Granite Island and relax by walking along the Indian Ocean.

This trip offers you the chance to visit a large diversity of places and landmarks in Australia. The tour may last for four days and it is available all year, departing at different hours every day of the week. So start your journey for a lifetime by booking your flight right now and check the complete list of flights to Darwin on TripEconomy.