Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Explore the natural wonders of Kakadu National Park & Arnhem Land • Travel through the Australian Outback aboard The Ghan Expedition • Enjoy inclusive off-train excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs & Coober Pedy • Fly to Kangaroo Island for two nights of wildlife encounters • Savour wine tastings on a full-day Barossa Valley tour

13 day Outback to Island Darwin • Kakadu National Park • The Ghan Expedition • Kangaroo Island • Barossa Valley • Adelaide

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Day 7: The Ghan Expedition to Coober Pedy Explore the underground town of Coober Pedy. Venture into the network of caves and visit Umoona Opal Mine. Enjoy a gourmet lunch underground before setting off to the outback moonscape of the Breakaways. (BLD) Days 8 & 9: The Ghan Expedition to Adelaide - Kangaroo Island Travel through the Flinders Ranges before transferring to Adelaide airport for your flight to Kangaroo Island where you will be met by your guide to start your island adventure. Enjoy wildlife viewings with sleepy koalas and a colony of Australian sea lions just some of the highlights. (B,BLD) Mercure Kangaroo Island Resort (2 nights) Day 10: Kangaroo Island - Adelaide Explore Flinders Chase National Park and view the huge natural granite sculptures of Remarkable Rocks. Enjoy a picnic lunch before heading to the airport for your return flight to Adelaide. (BL) Hilton Adelaide (3 nights) Day 11: Barossa Valley Today visit one of the oldest vineyards in the world, and be guided through wine tasting experiences by passionate vignerons at up to 4 cellar doors. (BL) Day 12: Adelaide at leisure Enjoy a day at leisure in Adelaide. Stroll along the River Torrens and North Terrace, or catch the tram to Glenelg and explore this popular beachside suburb. (B) Day 13: Depart Adelaide Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. (B) PRICES INCLUDE • 9 nights’ accommodation in comfortable superior hotels • 3 nights’ on board The Ghan Expedition • Meals as specified: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 4 dinners • Beverages on board the Ghan • Services of local tour guides and train staff • Station transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary Pricesareperpersonbasedon twinshare Gold from  £3799 Platinum from  £5399 Singlesupplementsavailableupon request

Day 1: Arrive Darwin Upon arrival into Darwin, make your own way to your hotel for an overnight stay. Hilton Darwin Day 2: Darwin - Kakadu Travel to Kakadu National Park to learn of the traditions of the local Aboriginal people and take a cruise of Yellow Water Billabong in search of saltwater crocodiles. After lunch, stop at Nourlangie to view the ancient rock art galleries. (BL) Mercure LAND NIGHTS STAYED 1

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Kakadu Crocodile Hotel Day 3: Kakadu - Darwin 1

This morning, explore the World Heritage area of Ubirr before joining the Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin. (L) Hilton Darwin (2 nights) Day 4: Darwin LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

Spend the day enjoying Darwin’s restaurants and bars, innovative museums and galleries showcasing the region’s rich Indigenous art. (B)

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Katherine

Day 5: The Ghan Expedition to Katherine Your journey on board The Ghan Expedition begins. After a delicious lunch on board, arrive in the famous township of Katherine and tour through the beautiful Nitmiluk Gorge. (BLD) The Ghan: Gold Twin Cabin (3 nights) Day 6: The Ghan Expedition to Alice Springs Today you have a full-day excursion in Alice Springs. Perhaps upgrade to a scenic flight over Uluru with guided base tour. Later dine beneath the stars at an authentic Outback BBQ Dinner. (BLD)

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Coober Pedy

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Adelaide

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Barossa Valley

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