Gippsland Travel Centre Pty. Ltd.

Darwin, Central Australia & The Ghan

Darwin, Central Australia & The Ghan Expedition
Uluru – Kings Canyon – Alice Springs – Darwin – Kakadu – Arnhem Land – Tiwi Islands
Then join The Ghan Expedition for the ultimate rail journey from Darwin to Adelaide.

Escorted by Jacquey Turner
15 – 31 May 2022

About this trip

This is truly a diverse itinerary covering so many highlights of Uluru, Kakadu, Arnhem Land and the Red Centre. 

Included is a very unique experience of spending time at The Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge located in an exclusive and restricted area of Kakadu National Park, and features just 12 twin share ensuited tented safari cabins. A daily Sunset Safari explores stunning rock art and sandstone outcrops before a spectacular sunset on the escarpment over the wetlands. Return to camp for a delicious evening meal presented by the resident camp host and enjoy an authentic Aussie experience as we relax around a campfire under the stars. The lodge is situated in a special and justifiably renowned part of the Park, known as Cannon Hill, which has abundant wildlife, especially bird and marine life. The sandstone outliers around Cannon Hill host significant rock art dating back many thousands of years.

We also travel to Tiwi Islands, known as ‘the island of smiles’, a unique slice of paradise, home to incredible Aboriginal culture, white sandy beaches and breath taking nature and wildlife.

After time exploring Darwin we board The Ghan Expedition, a unique and epic experience to explore the wonders of Australia’s vast interior with one of the world’s most renowned rail journeys.

Itinerary Summary

Day 1:      Melbourne – Uluru

Day 2:      Uluru

Day 3:      Uluru – Kings Canyon

Day 4:      Kings Canyon

Day 5:      Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Day 6:      Alice Springs

Day 7       Alice Springs – Darwin

Day 8:      Darwin – Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge

Day 9:      Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge

Day 10:     Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge – Darwin

Day 11:      Darwin

Day 12:     Darwin

Day 13:     Darwin – Tiwi Islands – Darwin

Day 14:     Darwin- The Ghan – Katherine

Day 15:     The Ghan – Alice Springs

Day 16:     The Ghan – Manguri & Cooper Pedy

Day 17:     The Ghan – Adelaide – Melbourne

Your Tour Guide

JACQUEY TURNER, your tour leader, has more than 36 years’ experience as a highly successful travel agent and tour guide.

Jacquey’s attention to detail and personal care ensures that everyone travelling in her group will have a most enjoyable holiday experience.

“I thoroughly enjoy escorting tour members to so many wonderful places in Australia and around the world and am especially looking forward to showing you around our own backyard. The sights, sounds and history all contribute to a fabulous experience but most importantly it is the people that you meet and have the privilege of travelling with that has the most lasting impression. We always have lots of fun and continue to enjoy the memories for many years.”