Your Holiday Includes:
- 2 nights in the tropical city of Darwin
- Travel on the Ghan Expedition over 4 days
- 2 nights accommodation in Adelaide
- 5 day Great Ocean Road Self Drive
- 2 nights in central Melbourne accommodation
- Intercity rail travel between Melbourne and Sydney
- 4 nights in the harbour city of Sydney
- Optional UK flights
Day 1 to 2 - Darwin
Arrive into the Northern Territory’s gateway city of Darwin where the pace of life instantly slows.
Spend two nights in your choice of Darwin hotel and be sure to check out nearby Mindil Beach, ride the waves in the Waterfront precinct or explore the many cultural and unique shops within the city centre.
Day 3 to 5 - The Ghan Expedition
This morning, travel in style on board the Ghan Expedition – an inclusive rail journey like no other.
Spend three nights onboard the mighty kilometre long train including scheduled stops to allow you to explore Australia’s outback between the Northern Territory and South Australia.
Cruise through Katherine Gorge, explore Alice Springs and take in the uniqueness of Coober Pedy’s underground treasures.
Fine food and wines are included throughout your expedition.
Day 6 to 8 - Adelaide
Disembark The Ghan train journey this morning to spend the next two nights in the heart of Adelaide.
Explore Adelaide’s wide leafy boulevards and spacious green parklands. We suggest you catch the tram to the beach suburb of Glenelg and relax on the water’s edge. Head to the Adelaide Hills for fantastic photo opportunities, or unwind between world-class wineries in the nearby Barossa and Clare Valley.
Day 8 to 11 - Great Ocean Road Self Drive
Today you’ll begin your Great Ocean Road self drive. This five day tour includes visits to:
- Barossa Valley
- Port Fairy
- Apollo Bay
Read more about your Great Ocean Road self drive…
Day 12 to 13 - Melbourne
Arrive into the culture capital of Melbourne for a two night stay in your choice of accommodation.
Explore the art lined laneways, learn about the city’s past at the Melbourne Gaol or Immigration Museum or venture further afield to Phillip Island and watch the spectacle of the nightly penguin parade.
Day 14 - Intercity Train to Sydney
Sit back and watch the state of Victoria and New South Wales glide past your window as you travel by day from Melbourne to Sydney by Intercity train.
On arrival in to Sydney, make your way to your Sydney hotel or apartment where you will spend the next four nights. Board one of the famous ferries to Manly, climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or venture further afield to the expansive and breathtaking Blue Mountains.
Day 18 - Farewell
Enjoy the last few sights of Sydney as you make your way back to the airport for your onward flight back to the UK.
18 day Rail & Self Drive Holiday - from £3599
With flights from £5049
- Add extra nights in Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide
- Pre-book a Phillip Island Penguin Parade day tour
- Add a Blue Mountains day tour from Sydney
- Upgrade to Platinum Class on The Ghan from £1479
- Add a stopover to Australia in Singapore, Dubai or another destination
- Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business or First Class
Prices are per person, based on two sharing and travelling in a Gold Service cabin on board The Ghan. Flights, hotels and tours are subject to availability and seasonal variations may apply. Please call Freedom Destinations for details.