The Red Centre - The Ghan

Departures per week

The Red Centre package departs weekly year round.

Day of departure

The Red Centre package commences in Alice Springs on Thursdays.

Duration

7
days
/
6
nights
Example:

Arrive in Alice Springs on Thursday by own arrangement, finishes in Darwin on Wednesday morning.

The Red Centre - The Ghan

Inclusions

  • 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
  • Gourmet meals prepared by our expert and passionate chefs, a superb selection of wines and an array of popular and boutique beers are all included
  • Enjoy an afternoon exploring the beauty of Katherine gorge

Details

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 0

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Day 1

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.

Day 2

Uluru and Kings Canyon (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

Kata Tjuta and Uluru (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

Kings Canyon (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 - 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)

Day 6:

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. (B,L)

Day 7: 

Wednesday - Darwin

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

The Red Centre - The Ghan
The Red Centre - The Ghan

Pricing (per person)

April 2018 - March 2019

Peak Season

May, June, July, August 2018

  • Platinum $ 4,599
  • Gold Twin $ 3,309 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 3,149 (Advance Purchase)
  • Gold Single $ 3,309 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 3,149 (Advance Purchase)

Shoulder Season

April, September, October, November 2018, March 2019

  • Platinum $ 4,419
  • Gold Twin $ 3,149 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 2,859 (Advance Purchase)
  • Gold Single $ 3,149 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 2,859 (Advance Purchase)

Low Season

December 2018, January, February 2019

  • Platinum $ 3,979
  • Gold Twin $ 2,849 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 2,609 (Advance Purchase)
  • Gold Single $ 2,849 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 2,609 (Advance Purchase)

April 2019 - March 2020

Peak Season

May, June, July, August 2019

  • Platinum $ TBA
  • Gold Twin $ TBA (Everyday Fare)
    $ TBA (Advance Purchase)
  • Gold Single $ TBA (Everyday Fare)
    $ TBA (Advance Purchase)

Shoulder Season

April, September, October, November 2019, February, March 2020

  • Platinum $ TBA
  • Gold Twin $ TBA (Everyday Fare)
    $ TBA (Advance Purchase)
  • Gold Single $ TBA (Everyday Fare)
    $ TBA (Advance Purchase)

Low Season

  • Platinum N/A
  • Gold Twin N/A
  • Gold Single N/A

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Peak Season

(Unavailable from March to October inclusive)

Shoulder Season

(November 2018)

  • Platinum: $3,899 (every day fare)
  • Gold Twin: $2,599 (every day fare), $2,069 (advance purchase)
  • ‍Gold Single: $2,459 (every day fare), $1,949 (advance purchase)

Low Season

(December 2018, January, February 2019)

  • Platinum: $3,269 (every day fare)
  • Gold Twin: $2,069 (every day fare) . $1,649 (advance purchase)
  • Gold Single: $1,959 (every day fare), $1,549 (advance purchase)
Advance Purchase Fares must be booked and paid for in full a minimum of six months in advance.
Only a limited number of these fares available per departure and are subject to availability.
Children aged 4-15 inclusive receive a 20% discount off the accompanying adult fare.
Children 0-3 free in existing bedding. All prices in Australian dollars (AUD).
Terms and Conditions apply.