6 Days5 Nights

Package includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation in Alice Springs including breakfast daily
  • 1 hour hot air balloon flight including light refreshments, return transfers
  • 1 hour Pyndan Camel Tracks including camel ride, light refreshments, return transfers
  • 4 hour Alice Springs guided Velo Cycling Excursion including bike hire, helmet, light refreshments
  • Transfer from Hotel to Alice Springs Rail Terminal (or v.v.)
  • 2 days / 1 night aboard The Ghan, Alice Springs to Darwin (or v.v.), in Gold Service including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursion in Katherine

Day 1 (Thursday)


Make your own way to your accommodation in Alice Springs. Settle in and commence your discovery of this outback town at your leisure.


Day 2 (Friday)


Rise early this morning to experience the breathtaking feeling of floating silently above the outback as the sun slowly rises over the desert on this awe-inspiring ballooning adventure. Journey to the launch site in the cool pre-dawn darkness and begin the ascent just as the morning light begins to illuminate the rugged MacDonnell Ranges. Float gently across the vast expanse of the Central Australian outback – keeping an eye out for native wildlife including the iconic red kangaroo and gain an appreciation of the remoteness of the area as the balloon glides across the landscape. On completion of your adventure, join in to pack up the balloon or simply sit back and reflect on your experience. The remainder of the day is yours at leisure.  (B)


Day 3 (Saturday)


This morning you might choose to sleep in or take a walk through the town centre. This afternoon you will take a camel ride against the backdrop of the beautiful Western MacDonnell Ranges, a signature Red Centre experience. Located just 15 minutes from Alice Springs in a picturesque valley, enjoy your one hour ride on these gentle camels to see unique Australian animals like kangaroos, birds and other native wildlife as you experience the true beauty of the Red Centre. Feel the mafic and serenity as you settle into a peaceful ride aboard the ‘ships of the desert’, the same mode of transport used by our outback pioneers. (B)


Day 4 (Sunday)


Travel by bicycle today and immerse yourself in all the diversity that the frontier town, Alice Springs, has to offer. Enjoy a picturesque 3km bike ride on sealed paths alongside the dry Todd River bed into the National Park. On this route, you’ll experience the unique detail of this classic outback town. Upon arrival at your first destination, you will learn about the original town settlement at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station. Here, you can enjoy a Northern Territory roasted barista coffee, home baked cake and a stroll through the Trail Station Café Gift Shop. Next, your guide will lead you to Yubu Napa Art Gallery, where original and contemporary Indigenous artworks are showcased before continuing your ride. The afternoon is free for you to relax by the resort pool or why not take in more of the local sights. (B)


Day 5 (Monday)


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 (Tuesday)


Enjoy breakfast as the train rolls towards Katherine. Arrive into Katherine where you can enjoy an Off Train Excursion to Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, one of the highlights of your journey. The continues to Darwin, arriving in the early evening after which you will be transferred to your overnight accommodation in Darwin. (B, L)

Day 7 (Wednesday)


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


Alternative Departure:

Darwin to Alice Springs (AABRTALS), Adelaide to Alice Springs (AAAPTALS), Alice Springs to Adelaide (AAALSAPT) 


Total Package Per Person Twin Share

Prices valid from 01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

Package price*  
 Low Season Shoulder SeasonHigh Season
Platinum Service Everyday $3,709 pp $3,249 pp $3,869 pp
Gold Service Everyday $2,439 pp $2,119 pp $2,579 pp
Gold Service Advance Purchase $2,149 pp $1,879 pp $2,419 pp

*Prices based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Please see our Terms and Conditions page for booking conditions.



To book call 1800 703 357

Booking code: AAALSBRT

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