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Settle in to the comforts of The Ghan, relax in your cabin or mingle with fellow travellers in the Outback Explorer Lounge. Enjoy lunch ahead of your first Off Train Excursion in Katherine. In a region renowned for jaw-dropping natural assets, Katherine boasts one of the Top End’s best – the incredible Nitmiluk Gorge lies within the massive 292,000 hectares of the Nitmiluk National Park, and you have the chance to explore it from the water with guided cruise options.
Alternatively, from April to October, join the Katherine Outback Experience and take part in informative discussions about what it’s really like to work this tough, isolated, arid land.
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights The Ghan (L,D)
Your arrival into Alice Springs after breakfast provides you with time to explore the iconic town in the red heart of Australia. Your Off Train Excursion choices today include visiting the spectacular Alice Springs Desert Park and Reptile Centre, walking Simpsons Gap, and exploring the historic Telegraph Station and Royal Flying Doctor Service. (B,L,D)
After completing the famous north-south crossing of the interior you will arrive into Adelaide. Check in to your accommodation before exploring the food and wine capital at your leisure.
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Stamford Plaza Adelaide (B)
Enjoy a free day in Adelaide, perhaps taking the tram to visit picturesque Glenelg, taking in its trendy cafés and typically spectacular restaurants Adelaide is famous for. If you’d like to sample another of the region’s signature specialties, consider an optional guided tour to the acclaimed South Australian wineries. (B)
The world famous wine region of the Barossa Valley is steeped in history and German heritage, swathed in rolling landscapes of vines, orchards, pasture and bushland and full of great characters. Enjoy wine tasting at Seppeltsfield, wine tasting and tour at Wolf Blass, exclusive Penfolds tasting and winery lunch.
Discover the rich bounty of the Adelaide Hills with its charming villages, so close to the city. Explore the enchanting town of historic Hahndorf with its unique Bavarian ambiance. (B,L)
Step aboard Sea Princess ® and prepare for a vacation that will dazzle your senses. From the four-story Atrium to tantalizing dining options, a Vegas-style casino and a variety of incredible entertainment choices, including Movies Under the Stars®, you’ll find a relaxing retreat that’s as captivating as the places you’ll visit on this grand vessel. (B,D)
Enjoy the many facilities available to you aboard Sea Princess ®. Alternatively take some time out today in the relaxation retreat, The Sanctuary. (B,L,D)
Retreat to your favourite hiding spot, relax by the pool or watch one of the guest entertainers. (B,L,D)
Tasmania’s capital has much in common with Sydney. Founded but a few years later, Hobart also owes its origins to the establishment of a penal colony – and its natural setting is just as impressive. Seen from its fine deep-water harbor, Hobart spills over the lower reaches of the Derwent Valley as Mt. Wellington towers in the background. Much of the city’s heritage is centered on the historic waterfront. North of the city stretches the vast parkland of the Queen’s Domain. Many of Tasmania’s other attractions are within easy reach of Hobart.
With more than 90 National Trust buildings, Hobart, founded in 1804, combines colonial character with a sophisticated metropolitan lifestyle. (B,L,D)
Port Arthur is named for George Arthur, the Lieutenant Governor of Tasmania from 1823 to 1837. It was Arthur who converted a small convict lumber station on the Tasman Peninsula into the most feared penal colony in Australia. Preserved today as the Port Arthur Historical Site, the then state-of-the-art prison was designed to hold repeat offenders in isolation and hard labor. When it closed in 1877, it marked the end of a dark chapter in English and Australian history.
Both Port Arthur is also your gateway to the wild and scenic Tasman Peninsula. Its wave-lashed coast is the site of spectacular rock formations such as Tasman Arch, the Tessellated Pavement and the Devil’s Kitchen. The peninsula is also home to small farms, superb fruit orchards and acclaimed vineyards. (B,L,D)
Note: Port Arthur is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship’s tender.
Located on Bass Strait, Burnie is Tasmania’s fourth-largest city and a major port. Burnie, surrounded by prime productive farmlands is the gateway to scenic northwest Tasmania, an area rich in picturesque old villages, homesteads and historic homes. Inland lies the rainforest and wilderness of Cradle Mountain National Park, a World Heritage Site. (B,L,D)
Revisit your favourite restaurants, catch that last onboard performance or enjoy just one more cocktail. (B,L,D)
Your tantalising taste of your Tasmanian journey concludes in Adelaide today. (B)