ARRIVE ALICE SPRINGS
After your arrival in Alice Springs, check in to your accommodation and enjoy time exploring this famous remote town. OVERNIGHT: DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs.
ALICE SPRINGS TO KATA TJUTA
This morning you’ll depart Alice Springs and travel south through the MacDonnell and James Ranges. You will visit a camel farm and marvel at the majestic Attila (Mount Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. Enjoy the afternoon experiencing the natural wonders, unique flora and native wildlife of the area, as you travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. An unforgettable day fades to dusk as you enjoy a glass of sparkling wine under an equally sparkling outback sky. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Voyages Sails in the Desert Hotel (B)
ULURU AND KATA TJUTA
Watch the glistening sunrise over Uluru as you begin day four of your adventure. Your connection with the environment continues as you explore Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge, uncovering its unusual rock formations, before touring the base of Uluru. You’ll see ancient rock art and get to know the rich Aboriginal and European history of the area. Watch as day turns to night with sunset over Uluru, finishing with an Aussie barbecue under the stars. (D)
ULURU TO KINGS CANYON
This morning take some time to relax in the Red Centre or explore the Resort. See artists at work, learn more about the region’s history, geology, flora and fauna in the museum, enjoy the smells and sights of native gardens, or a bush yarn at the Circle of Sand. In the afternoon join your tour to Kings Canyon.OVERNIGHT: Kings Canyon Lodge
KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS
Today, experience the majestic views over the Watarrka National Park as you challenge your senses on a rim walk of Kings Canyon. But don’t worry, if heights aren’t for you there is an alternative (and easier) walk across the boulder-strewn canyon floor. Then it’s a well-earned rest after you head back to Alice Springs. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs
Explore Alice Springs at your own pace. This small outback town is rich in history. Enjoy its many walking trails, which are well signed posted and provide insightful facts on the region. No trip to Alice is complete without experiencing a camel ride for yourself – these gracious animals and their Afghan handlers played a vital role in outback history, their service reflected in The Ghan’s emblem. (B)
WE RECOMMENDCamel Riding at Pyndan Camel Tracks $79 per person.For a true outback experience, hop aboard a camel for a relaxing ride through Wine Gums Station. Enjoy the one-of -a-kind perspective as you view the beautiful backdrop of the West MacDonnell Ranges.
BOARD THE GHAN IN ALICE SPRINGS
Today you follow in the footsteps of history as you board The Ghan on your way to Darwin.Spend the morning at leisure ahead of your afternoon transfer to the Alice Springs Rail Terminal. Before long you’ll be mingling with fellow travellers in the Outback Explorer Lounge and preparing for a sumptuous three-course dinner accompanied by fine wine. OVERNIGHT: The Ghan (B,D)
THE GHAN, KATHERINE AND DARWIN
Just after breakfast, The Ghan arrives at the place where the ‘outback meets the tropics’. Katherine offers a range of fascinating Off Train Excursions to enjoy with the magnificent Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge one of the highlights of your journey. After an exhilarating cruise and ancient rock art discovery, you will arrive in Darwin (B, L)