Treasures of the Top End & the Iconic Ghan ( PZ1)

10 days from Uluru to Darwin

2024 Tour Details

Take an extraordinary expedition and be transported to another state of mind that raises your consciousness, recharges your serenity, and forever resides in your heart. With so much to meet the eyes, ears, tastebuds, and heart on this Australian adventure, it’s impossible to come away unchanged after experiencing wetlands of the Yellow Water Billabong in Kakadu National Park, the thunderous waterfalls of Litchfield National Park, or the timeless expanses from the window of your legendary Ghan Train passage across the endless red panoramas of the Outback. From the ever-changing canvas of sunrises and sunsets at Uluru (Ayers Rock) to the captivating creatures that call this special place home, you’ll never forget the big impression left by the boundless skies, bright stars, big adventures, and even bigger welcomes waiting to be discovered from the Outback to the Northern Territory.

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 Meals & Itinerary

 Meals

Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 4 dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN ULURU (AYERS ROCK), AUSTRALIA Welcome to The Red Centre! Your room is available for immediate check-in. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Please schedule your flights to arrive by 4pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome meeting and drink.

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Day 2

ULURU Into The Outback This morning, explore Uluru, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This massive sandstone monolith is one of the world’s most mysterious and religious sites. Visit Mutitjulu Waterhole with the chance to discover Aboriginal rock paintings and learn their significance. Later, experience a walk at the 36 unique domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). This evening, enjoy LF the Sounds of Silence dinner experience.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

LOCAL FAVORITE
SCENIC WONDERS Your evening begins with canapés and chilled sparkling wine upon a dune top overlooking Uluru. As the sun sets and darkness falls, listen to the sound of a didgeridoo and sit down for an unforgettable dining experience. Enjoy a bush-tucker inspired menu along with a selection of Australian wines and beers. Afterward, sit back and listen to a star talker decode the southern night sky. Before the end of the evening, you’ll be to locate the Southern Cross, signs of the zodiac, the Milky Way as well as planets and galaxies. From amazing scenery to delicious food and wide-open spaces, it’s sure to be a memorable evening!



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Day 3

ULURU Spectacular Sunrise to Sunset Today is at leisure.
Breakfast Breakfast

ENHANCED FREE TIME
EXPLORE MORE For an unforgettable experience, you may choose to rise early for an optional camel ride to watch the sunrise at Uluru. Other options include a helicopter tour to see more of the region by the air, shopping for Aboriginal art, or just relaxing by your hotel’s pool with a cool drink. These and more options are available throughout your tour at MyGlobus. Your Tour Director and your GlobusGO mobile app have all the tips and guidance to enjoy your free time.


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Day 4

ULURU–ALICE SPRINGS–GHAN TRAIN All Aboard Today, travel through the heart of the Outback, keeping a lookout for red kangaroos, dingoes, camels, and feral horses, known as “Brumbies.” Arrive in Alice Springs where you’ll visit the historic Telegraph Station, ANZAC Hill, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Later, board the LF Ghan train for an overnight journey and a unique perspective of the Outback.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

LOCAL FAVORITE
NORTHWARD BOUND The Ghan is an Australian legend and the ultimate journey through the heart of Australia. It takes its name from the pioneering Afghan cameleers who blazed a permanent trail into the “Red Center of Australia” 150 years ago. Sit back and relax as you take in the changing scenery. Enjoy a meal in the restaurant car or a friendly conversation with fellow passengers from around the world in the lounge car. You’ll soon see why this train journey is on every Australians’ bucket list!

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
FLIGHT FOR LIFE The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) was established in 1928 to bring much needed medical care to the residents of the remote Outback. Learn the history of Reverend John Flynn, the founder, and hear the heroic tales of the birth and growth of the RFDS. Through the interactive displays you can experience what it’s like to fly with an RFDS pilot and the issues they have faced from dirt runways, inadequate maps, and more.


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Day 5

GHAN TRAIN–KATHERINE–DARWIN The Top End This morning, the train stops at Katherine with a visit to nearby Katherine Gorge. Arrive this evening in Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory.
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TOUR HIGHLIGHT
SCENIC WONDER Located in Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine Gorge is home to incredible scenery, Aboriginal history, and unique birds and animals. Choose between an included scenic cruise in the gorge, a cruise that features indigenous rock art dating back 40,000 years, or an optional upgraded excursion to see Nitmiluk Gorge by helicopter. Off-train experiences are subject to change and will be advised by the Tour Director while on tour.


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Day 6

DARWIN Sights & Bites Start your day with an orientation tour of Darwin. See the elegant colonial architecture of the city’s historic buildings that survived Cyclone Tracey in 1974. Visit the splendid Botanic Gardens, beautiful East Point and spend time at the fascinating Darwin Museum. Tonight, you may wish to join the optional dinner cruise in Darwin Harbour.
Breakfast Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOT In 1942, more than 188 Japanese aircraft attacked Darwin’s harbor and airfield. It was the first and largest foreign attack ever mounted on Australia. At the Darwin Museum, hear first-hand accounts from the men and women who survived the horror of that morning, learn about the Top End’s role in WWII through interactive displays, take a walk through the lush garden to see military vehicles, or climb to the top of the gun emplacement to check out the 9.2 foot (2.8 meter) gun that it houses.


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Day 7

DARWIN. EXCURSION TO LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK Chasing Waterfalls Today is spent exploring beautiful Litchfield National Park home to stunning waterfalls, waterholes, dense bush lands, and fascinating termite mounds. Return to Darwin late this afternoon.
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TOUR HIGHLIGHT
SCENIC WONDERS Marvel at one of Litchfield’s most unique sights, the Magnetic Termite Mounds which are unique to Northern Australia. These structures stand up to 6.5 feet (2 meters) high and can be more than 100 years old. Then, there’s time to cool off at one of the park’s famous plunge pools, Wangi Falls. The falls flow into a large, easily accessible swimming hole surrounded by lush monsoonal rainforest making them the Park’s most popular attraction. Depending on weather conditions, you may be able to swim at the base of the falls.


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Day 8

DARWIN–KAKADU NATIONAL PARK A River Runs Through It This morning, travel down the murky waters of the Adelaide River and be thrilled and awed on a LF Jumping Croc Cruise. Continue to Kakadu National Park where sightseeing includes a visit to Nourlangie Rock to see ancient art carvings. Afterward, cruise the unspoiled waterways of the Yellow Water Billabong. Enjoy incredible scenery with the opportunity to spot water buffalo, crocodiles, and an abundance of bird species. This evening, enjoy a dinner featuring local delicacies and bush food. Perhaps try some of the Northern Territories’ famous Barramundi.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

LOCAL FAVORITE
WILD & WONDERFUL Australian Saltwater Crocodiles are the world’s largest reptile. They can reach sizes of up to 2,204 lbs./997 kg. On the exciting Jumping Croc Cruise, you’ll have the chance to see these prehistoric creatures up close and in their natural habitat. Learn about croc biology, territorial habits, and their importance to the ecosystem. Have your cameras ready for some fantastic photo ops!


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Day 9

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK–DARWIN Scenic Wonders This morning, visit Jim Jim Falls. Return to Darwin where there is time at leisure before a festive farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
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TOUR HIGHLIGHT
NATURALLY SPECTACULAR Jim Jim Falls is Kakadu’s biggest waterfall. At 656 feet (200 meters) high it’s taller than all the waterfalls in Litchfield and Nitmiluk National Parks. Enjoy a walk through monsoon forest and along Jim Jim Creek. Keep your eyes open for black wallaroo, chestnut quilled rock pigeons, plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. Arrive at the stunning view of the falls where the deep natural waterfall pool is surrounded by towering stone escarpments and is considered a special place to connect with an ancient land. NOTE: the visit to Jim Jim Falls is dependent of weather and road/trail conditions.


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Day 10

DARWIN Until We Meet Again! Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. You may also choose to extend your time in Darwin and explore more on your own. Extra nights are available for purchase.
Breakfast Breakfast

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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

JENNIFER PULLMAN

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" I have dedicated most of my life to exploring our beautiful planet and love nothing more than to share my love and passion of travel with others. I meet so many wonderful people through my role as Tour Director and feel privileged to be able to share Australia & New Zealand's beauty, diversity, bringing amazing places to life and sharing my knowledge through storytelling and a great sense of humor."

Tour Director -  JENNIFER PULLMAN

JULIET HUDSON

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

" Passionate about sharing the best of what Australia and New Zealand has to offer and ensuring that each of our guests experience the trip of a lifetime is why I love being a Tour Director. I enjoy finding ways to showcase and immerse our guests in the destinations we visit, bringing the itinerary to life, and adding special touches with "meet the locals" experiences, morning "power walks," "local wine tastings," and "where to eat" menu boards. I love sharing my destination knowledge and helping guests, with beaming smiles on their faces, make wonderful holiday memories."

Tour Director -  JULIET HUDSON

LEONIE BROOKS

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" I have been guiding for over 20 years and have a passion for revealing the hidden delights of our country to those who are local or from overseas.  These can be relation to our indigenous culture, our landscape and the people. There is so much to see and to learn about, but more importantly, it is the ability to stop and soak in what is happening around us that I enjoy most. There is something for everyone!"

Tour Director -  LEONIE BROOKS

IVY YANG

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

" Originally from Taiwan. I've called Australia home for 20 years. A certified Australian Tour Guide since 2012, a Tour Director since 2015, and an accredited Kakadu National Park and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour guide since 2017. I have managed in excess of over 60 extended tours to destinations throughout Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. The most memorable parts of a journey are often those heartfelt moments we share with our guests, the unexpected adventures we encounter, the stories we hear, experience and learn along our journey, and the people we meet. The same itinerary could be done a thousand times but each will be unique in its own way."

Tour Director -  IVY YANG

 Accommodations

ULURU

SAILS IN THE DESERT

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

GHAN TRAIN

THE GHAN TRAIN - ALICE SPRINGS TO DARWIN

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

DARWIN

OAKS ELAN DARWIN HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

KAKADU LODGE COOINDA

Hotel as shown or similar
Moderate First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).
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