The Red Centre

Your journey aboard the legendary Ghan will take you from Darwin to Alice Springs via the wonder and beauty of Katherine. Fly to Uluru where nibbles and a glass of wine await, before a magical dining experience under starlit outback skies. Then tour the most popular geographical landmarks of Central Australia.

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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 aboard The Ghan, Darwin to Alice Springs (or v.v)
  • 2 nights accommodation Alice Springs
  • flight from Alice Springs to Uluru
  • 3 day/2 night tour Centre Highlights tour with Aussie barbecue (Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon)
  • 1 night accommodation Darwin
  • transfer from Alice Springs Rail Terminal to hotel (or v.v)
  • transfer from hotel to Darwin Rail Terminal (or v.v)

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, The Chifley Resort Alice Springs, and the afternoon is yours to explore the delights of this outback city. (B)

Day 4 (Fri)

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. Accommodation: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights. (B,D)

Day 5 (Sat)

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 6 (Sun)

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 7 (Mon)

Alice Springs

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 $425* per person per day

Package Price*
Gold Service Adult from $2978 pp
Gold Service Pensioner from $2505 pp
Platinum Service Adult from $4138 pp

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


* From prices based on twin share, Everyday fares, 01 Nov 15 to 28 Feb 16. Single supplements apply for single travellers.

Savings of up to $270 per person (Adult) apply, when booking Gold Service  Advance Purchase Fare 6 months or more prior to travel (subject to availability at time of booking).

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