Darwin, Uluru and Kings Canyon

Leaving from Darwin, experience the wonder of Katherine Gorge before a 3 day tour taking in Uluru, Kata Tjuta and remarkable Kings Canyon in the Watarrka National Park. Climb to the rim of this natural wonder or take an easier walk along the canyon floor.

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Darwin to Alice Springs or v.v

7 Days6 Nights

Available from 01 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

Package includes:

  • 1 night accommodation Darwin
  • Transfer from city centre to Darwin Rail Terminal (or v.v)
  • 1 night aboard The Ghan, Darwin to Alice Springs (or v.v)
  • Transfer from Alice Springs Rail Terminal to hotel (or v.v)
  • 2 nights accommodation Alice Springs
  • 3 day/2 night Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon tour

Day 1 (Tue)

Darwin

This afternoon, check in to your overnight accommodation, Vibe Darwin Waterfront Hotel.

Day 2 (Wed)

The Ghan, Katherine

After being transferred from your hotel to the Darwin Rail Station, your journey on board the legendary Ghan begins. After a light lunch in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, arrive in Katherine. Enjoy an Off Train Excursion to Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, one of the highlights of your journey, before continuing the journey south to Alice Springs. (B,L,D)

Day 3 (Thur)

Alice Springs

This morning after breakfast, The Ghan arrives into Alice Springs. You will then be transferred to your accommodation, Lasseters Hotel, and the afternoon is yours to explore the delights of this outback city. (B)

Day 4 (Fri)

Alice Springs - Uluru and Kata Tjuta

This morning join your 3 day tour of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. Travel through the West MacDonnell and James Ranges. Visit a camel farm for an optional camel ride on these ‘ships of the desert’ (own expense) and later stop to view majestic Atila (Mt Conner), before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. This afternoon, travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta and walk through Walpa Gorge, before returning to Uluru in time for sunset, while enjoying nibbles and a glass of wine. Accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort. *Barbecue Dinner upgrade option - After sunset, you will be transferred to the exclusive barbecue site within Uluru National Park for a relaxed dining experience under the stars, before returning to your accommodation.

Day 5 (Sat)

Uluru - Kings Canyon

Early start this morning to view sunrise over Uluru, before joining your guide on a walk around the base of Uluru. Travel to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole, and visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, to learn about Aboriginal culture and see local artwork. This afternoon travel to Kings Canyon. Accommodation at Kings Canyon Resort.

Day 6 (Sun)

Kings Canyon - Alice Springs

This morning join a guided climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park (for those with a good level of fitness). An easier walk along the boulder-strewn canyon floor is also available. Enjoy lunch at Kings Creek Station (own expense) before travelling to Alice Springs, and being transferred to your accommodation, Lasseters Hotel.

Day 7 (Mon)

Alice Springs

This morning after breakfast, check out of your hotel. (B)

Reverse Itinerary:

Alice Springs to Darwin (34ASD)

Fares

Total Package Per Person Twin Share

Prices valid from 01 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

From $412* per person per day

Package Price*
Gold Service Adult from $2887 pp
Gold Service Pensioner from $2409 pp
Platinum Service Adult from $4047 pp

Platinum hotel upgrade option: Lasseters Hotel (Premium Room) Alice Springs, Élan Soho Suites, Darwin.


* From prices based on Gold Service Advance Purchase twin share, 01 Dec - 18 Dec and 18 Jan - 28 Feb. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Advance Purchase and Pension Saver fares are subject to availability.

Fitness Level: Good level of fitness required - ability to walk and balance on uneven ground. Closed in/covered walking shoes\are essential.

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