The Red Centre

Tour the most popular geographical landmarks of Central Australia and enjoy nibbles and a glass of wine as the sun sets over Uluru. Then enjoy a magical dining experience under a starlit outback sky, before losing yourself in the comfort and relaxed atmosphere onboard The Ghan as you make your way to Darwin.

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Alice Springs to Darwin or v.v

7 Days6 Nights

Package includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation Alice Springs
  • Coach transfer from Alice Springs to Ayers Rock Resort
  • 3 day/2 night Centre Highlights tour with Aussie Barbecue (Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon)
  • Transfer from hotel to Alice Springs Rail Terminal (or v.v)
  • 1 night aboard The Ghan, Alice Springs to Darwin (or v.v)
  • Transfer from Darwin Rail Terminal to city centre (or v.v)
  • 1 night accommodation Darwin

Day 1 (Thurs)

Alice Springs

This afternoon, check in to your overnight accommodation, The Chifley Alice Springs Resort.

Day 2 (Fri)

Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

After breakfast, join your coach transfer to Ayers Rock Resort. In the afternoon enjoy a leisurely drive to Kata Tjuta, along the way your guide will explain the geological and cultural history of the area. Admire the view of the central valley of Kata Tjuta while you take in a magnificent outback sunset with gourmet canapés and Australian wine. (B,D)

Day 3 (Sat)

Kata Tjuta and Uluru

Rise early and travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area to watch the first rays of sun as they cast striking colours over ‘The Rock’. Travel to Kata Tjuta, and explore Walpa Gorge and the unusual rock formations. Back at Uluru, be acquainted with your guide for the afternoon. Continue to the Kuniya Walk where your guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. After sunset, transfer to the barbecue site to enjoy a true outback experience at the Aussie barbecue. Your guide will conduct a tour of the night sky, pointing out constellations and explaining Aboriginal stories that relate to the stars.(D)

Day 4 (Sun)

Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

An early start from Ayers Rock Resort will be rewarded with a magnificent desert sunrise en route to Kings Canyon. After stopping at Kings Creek Station for breakfast, make the rocky climb to the Canyon rim for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. Alternatively, you may wish to explore the boulder-strewn Canyon floor (an easier, shaded walk). Stop at Kings Canyon Resort to purchase lunch (own expense) before travelling to Alice Springs. (B)

Day 5 (Mon)

The Ghan, Alice Springs

This morning after breakfast, check out of your hotel and spend the day sightseeing in Alice Springs. Late in the afternoon join your transfer to Alice Springs Rail Terminal. Board The Ghan and settle into the comforts of your cabin. Enjoy a three course dinner in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant and mingle in the Outback Explorer Lounge, as you travel north towards Darwin. (B,D)

Day 6 (Tue)

The Ghan, Katherine and Darwin

Enjoy breakfast as the train rolls towards Katherine. If you are up early enough, you may even witness the sun rise. Arrive into Katherine where you can enjoy an Off Train Excursion to Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, one of the highlights of your journey. The Ghan continues onto Darwin, arriving in the early evening after which you will be transferred to the city centre. (B,L)

Day 7 (Wed)

Darwin

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

Alternative Departure:

Darwin - Alice Springs (G42DAS), Adelaide - Alice Springs (G42AAS), Alice Springs – Adelaide (G42ASA)

Fares

Total Package Per Person Twin Share

Prices valid from 01 April 2016 - 31 March 2017

From $386* per person per day

Package Price*
Gold Service Everyday Adult from $2984 pp
Gold Service Advanced Purchase Adult from $2704 pp
Gold Service Pension Saver Pensioner from $2649 pp
Platinum Service Everyday Adult from $4194 pp

* 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 long distances and balance on uneven ground. Closed in/covered walking shoes are essential.

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