The Red Centre

Enjoy nibbles and a glass of wine as the sun sets over Uluru before a magical dining experience under starlit outback skies. Tour the most popular geographical landmarks of Central Australia then experience the comfort and relaxed atmosphere of the legendary Ghan making your way to Adelaide.

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Alice Springs to Adelaide or v.v

7 Days6 Nights

Available from 01 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

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 (Sun)

Alice Springs

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

Day 2 (Mon)

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

This morning after breakfast, check out of your hotel, and make your own way to Alice Springs Airport, for your early afternoon flight to Uluru. On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. Travel from Ayers Rock Resort to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Enjoy nibbles and a glass of wine, while watching the changing colours of a sunset over Uluru. After sunset, you will be transferred to the exclusive barbecue site, situated within the Uluru National Park, for a relaxing dining experience under the stars, before returning to your accommodation. (B,D)Accommodation: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights.

Day 3 (Tue)

Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Kata Tjuta (Olgas)

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 Kata Tjuta and join your guide for a 2-3hr walk amongst these giant domes, learning about the unique flora and fauna and geological history of the area. Take in sunset with a glass of wine, before returning to your accommodation.

Day 4 (Wed)

Kings Canyon - Alice Springs

Travel to Kings Canyon, stopping at Kings Creek Station for breakfast. After breakfast, you may choose to make the rocky climb to the rim of the canyon (for those with a good level of fitness) for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. Alternatively, explore the boulder-strewn Canyon floor (an easier, shady walk). Stop at Kings Canyon Resort to purchase lunch (own expense) before travelling to Alice Springs, where you will be transferred to your accommodation, The Chifley Resort Alice Springs. (B)

Day 5 (Thur)

The Ghan Alice Springs

This morning after breakfast, check out of your hotel. You will then be transferred to the Alice Springs Rail Terminal, ready for your journey aboard The Ghan. ?This evening, settle back and enjoy a three course dinner in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, before a Short Stop in Manguri, where you will be able ?to appreciate the beauty of the outback, under the stars at night. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Fri)

Adelaide

After breakfast, The Ghan arrives into Adelaide. Upon arriving in Adelaide, you will be transferred to your overnight accommodation, Ibis Adelaide. The afternoon is yours to explore this delightful city. (B)

Day 7 (Sat)

Adelaide

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

Reverse Itinerary:

Adelaide to Alice Springs (42AAS)

Fares

Total Package Per Person Twin Share

Prices valid from 01 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

From $424* per person per day

Package Price*
Gold Service Adult from $2974 pp
Gold Service Pensioner from $2501 pp
Platinum Service Adult from $4134 pp

Platinum hotel upgrade option: Lasseters Hotel (Premium Room) Alice Springs, Hilton Adelaide.


* 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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