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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7 Days6 Nights

Package includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation in Alice Springs including breakfast daily
  • Coach transfer from Alice Springs to Ayers Rock Resort
  • 3 days/2 nights Red Centre Highlights including accommodation, 2 meals, guided touring with visits to Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and featuring an Aussie Barbecue Dinner
  • 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
  • Transfer from Darwin Rail Terminal to Hotel (or v.v.)
  • 1 night’s accommodation in Darwin including breakfast

Day 1 (Thursday)


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


Day 2 (Friday)


After breakfast, join your coach transfer to Ayers Rock Resort. Travel south through the MacDonnell and James Ranges. Visit a camel farm and marvel at majestic Attila (Mt Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. This afternoon, enjoy a leisurely drive out to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) for an amazing sunset experience. Marvel at the unique flora and admire the view of the central valley of the domes of Kata Tjuta while you take in a magnificent outback sunset enjoying gourmet canapés and Australian wine. (B)


Day 3 (Saturday)


Rise early to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight. Then travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta, before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. Return to Ayers Rock Resort. This afternoon, travel around the base of Uluru to Kuniya Walk and the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings. Later visit the Uluru–Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, where you can learn about Aboriginal culture and see Aboriginal arts and crafts. In the late afternoon, travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset before transferring to the barbecue site to enjoy a true outback experience at the Aussie Barbecue. After dinner, 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 (Sunday)


An early start from Ayers Rock Resort rewards you 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 those with a good level of fitness) 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 before travelling to Alice Springs and your overnight accommodation. (B)


Day 5 (Monday)


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 dinner in the restaurant and mingle in the lounge, as you travel north towards Darwin. (B,D)

Day 6 (Tuesday)


Enjoy breakfast as the train rolls towards Katherine. Arrive in Katherine where you can enjoy an Off Train Excursion to Nitmiluk Gorge, one of the highlights of your journey. Then continue to Darwin, arriving in the early evening, and transfer to your overnight accommodation. (B,L)

Day 7 (Wednesday)


This morning after breakfast, check out of your hotel, or why not stay a little longer to explore the Top End. (B)


Alternative Departure:

Darwin to Alice Springs (RCBRTALS), Adelaide to Alice Springs (RCAPTALS) and Alice Springs to Adelaide (RCALSAPT) 

2018/19 Fares

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 $3,979 pp $4,419 pp $4,599 pp
Gold Service Everyday $2,849 pp $3,149 pp $3,309 pp
Gold Service Advance Purchase $2,609 pp $2,859 pp $3,149 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: RCALSBRT

2019/20 Fares

Total Package Per Person Twin Share

Prices valid from 01 April 2019 - 31 March 2020

Package price*
 Shoulder SeasonHigh Season
Platinum Service Everyday $4,529 pp $4,769 pp
Gold Service Everyday $3,259 pp $3,509 pp
Gold Service Advance Purchase $2,959 pp $3,339 pp

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


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