Uluru and Kings Canyon

Leaving from Darwin on The Ghan, experience the wonder of Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge and Alice Springs before a three 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

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, Darwin and Katherine

After being transferred from the city centre to the Darwin Rail Terminal, your journey aboard The Ghan begins. Friendly staff will lead you to your private cabin where you can take your time settling in and exploring the amenities as the view outside your window begins its smooth and spectacular transformation. 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 south to Alice Springs. (B,L,D)

Day 3 (Thur)

The Ghan, 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 at leisure to explore the delights of this outback city. (B)

Day 4 (Fri)

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

Start your three day adventure 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 domes of Kata Tjuta and walk through Walpa Gorge, before returning to Uluru in time for sunset, including nibbles and a glass of wine.

Day 5 (Sat)

Uluru and Kings Canyon

It’s an early start this morning to view sunrise over Uluru, before joining a guided base walk. 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.

Day 6 (Sun)

Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

Today 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)

Alternative Departure:

Alice Springs - Darwin (G34ASD), Adelaide - Alice Springs (G34AAS) and Alice Springs – Adelaide (G34ASA)

Fares

Total Package Per Person Twin Share

Prices valid from 01 April 2016 - 31 March 2017

From $371* per person per day

Package Price*
Gold Service Everyday Adult from $2878 pp
Gold Service Advanced Purchase Adult from $2598 pp
Gold Service Pension Saver Pensioner from $2518 pp
Platinum Service Everyday Adult from $4068 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 and balance on uneven ground. Closed in/covered walking shoes\are essential.

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