The Top End is a land of ancient wonders, legend and landscape, providing an eternal draw for travellers.
Your first day will see you depart Australia’s most northerly city of Darwin, and after lunch on the train as it makes its way through lush green tropics, you’ll arrive in Katherine, where you have the opportunity to connect with its rich Indigenous and early settler history. Take a cruise along the mesmerising Nitmiluk Gorge, located on the lands of the Jawoyn people. With ancient rock art sites punctuating the park, and Dreamtime stories bringing the landforms to life, you will explore the silence, stillness and significance of this place of rare beauty.
Alternatively, choose an outback experience on a cattle station for a unique window into the inner working of life in the outback. You’ll hear rollicking stories, watch a horse and cattle dog demonstration, and sit back and relax with a live music performance of Aussie anthems.
After breakfast onboard, you’ll roll into Alice Springs. An Australian town with an atmosphere of its own, Alice Springs brings together the region’s rich history, outstanding Indigenous art, and diverse local wildlife. A day of Red Centre discovery awaits you, with a range of off train experiences to choose from before your journey comes to a close.