Alice Springs (Thursday)
Make your own way to your accommodation in Alice Springs. Settle in and commence your discovery of this outback town at leisure.
Uluru and Kings Canyon (Friday)
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
Kata Tjuta and Uluru (Saturday)
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.
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,
constellations and explaining Aboriginal stories that relate
to the stars. (D)
Kings Canyon (Sunday)
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
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 - The Ghan, Alice Springs
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)
Tuesday - The Ghan
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.
Wednesday - Darwin
This morning after breakfast, check out of your hotel, or
why not stay a little longer to explore the Top End. (B)