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The Ghan - Uluru and Kings Canyon (Darwin to Alice Springs)
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Uluru and Kings Canyon (Darwin to Alice Springs)

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The Ghan
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Seven days

Tuesday (Nov - Feb)

Adelaide (SA), Alice Springs, Darwin, Kata Tjuta ( The Olgas), Katherine, Kings Canyon, Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Departs from

Departure/Pickup Instructions
Check in at your Darwin accommodation at your leisure.

Departure Time
At your leisure

Arrival Point
Alice Springs

Arrival Time
Adelaide (1.10 PM)

Suitable for

Day 1: Tuesday - Darwin
Make your own way to your accommodation in Darwin.
Once settled, get your bearings by taking a stroll around
this tropical city. Chairs and tables spill out of street-side
restaurants and bars, innovative museums celebrate the city’s
past, and galleries showcase the region’s rich Indigenous art.
There is much for you to see and do in and around Darwin.
Day 2: Wednesday - The Ghan, Darwin
Transfer this morning to the Darwin Rail Terminal, where
your journey onboard The Ghan begins. Enjoy a light
lunch in the restaurant before arriving in Katherine for your
Off Train Excursion. Here you can choose to cruise the
famous Nitmiluk Gorge or experience the life of the outback,
before returning to the train to freshen up. Enjoy a fine wine
over dinner as you continue south to Alice Springs. (B,L,D)
Day 3: Thursday - The Ghan, Alice Springs
Shortly after breakfast, The Ghan arrives in Alice
Springs. You will be transferred to your accommodation
and the afternoon is yours to explore the sights of this
outback town at your leisure. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor
Service, the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, Alice Springs Desert
Park or the Telegraph Station. (B)
Day 4: Friday - Uluru
Start your three day adventure of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings
Canyon. Travel through the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges.
Stop at the Camel Farm and learn about the role camels had
in opening up Central Australia. Later, stop to view majestic
flat-topped Attila (Mt Conner) in the distance before arriving
at Ayers Rock Resort rested, relaxed and ready to explore the
amazing World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
This afternoon travel around the base of Uluru in comfort as
your guide provides commentary about the numerous sacred
sites and features to be found at Uluru. Continue to the Kuniya
Walk where you will be escorted to the beautiful Mutitjulu
Waterhole. View ancient Aboriginal rock paintings and learn
about the Aboriginal and European history of the area. 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 while
enjoying nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine. (B)
Day 5: Saturday - Uluru and Kings Canyon
Rise early to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area.
Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight
while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. Then travel
to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. On the way, enjoy
panoramic views of the southern side 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 where you may choose
to participate in one of the many free activities including
guided or self-guided garden walks through the native
gardens, bush yarns at the Circle of Sand with a local
Aboriginal storyteller, or watch artists work in the Wintjiri
Arts and Museum. In the early afternoon, travel through
spectacular desert scenery on your way to Kings Canyon
Resort. Pass through Curtin Springs cattle station before
arriving at Kings Canyon Resort.
Day 6: Sunday - Kings Canyon
This morning, join a guided climb to the rim of Kings
Canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park.
Follow the rim of the canyon stopping to look down into
the canyon gorge at lookout points. Time permitting,
you may choose to descend into the green oasis of the
Garden of Eden. The rim walk takes approximately
three hours to complete and is rocky and steep in parts.
It is recommended for those with a good level of fitness.
Alternatively, you may wish to take an easier, shorter
walk to explore the boulder strewn canyon floor. Stop
at Kings Creek Station before travelling through beautiful
desert landscapes on your way to Alice Springs and
your overnight accommodation.
Day 7: Monday - Alice Springs
This morning after breakfast, check out of your hotel, or
why not extend your stay and experience more of the
Red Centre. (B)

• 1 night’s accommodation in Darwin including breakfast
'Whistle stop' tour in Katherine
• Transfer from City Hotel to Darwin Rail Terminal
• 2 days/1 night aboard The Ghan, Darwin to Alice Springs (or v.v.), in Gold Service including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursion in Katherine
• Transfer from Alice Springs Rail Terminal to Hotel (or v.v.)
• 2 nights accommodation in Alice Springs including breakfast daily
• 3 days/2 nights Uluru and Kings Canyon Discovery including accommoda

Flights to Darwin
Flights from Alice Springs

What To Bring
Due to cabin space constraints, it is recommended guests take an ‘overnight bag’ containing all requirements for their journey with them in their cabin and check-in all other luggage. Guests are permitted to check-in a maximum 40kg luggage free of charge (2 items not exceeding 20kg each).
Note: Checked-in luggage cannot be accessed during the journey

Child Policies
Child fares are available to children 4-15 years of age (inclusive) or where a child occupies a seat or bertth. Infants travel free on Great Southern Rail services unless the infant is to occupy a seat or berth. In this case the infant is to be booked as a child and the Child fare applies.

Childrens Rate

Single Supplement (if applicable)

You MUST TELEPHONE THE COMPANY 24 HOURS (or more) before departure to confirm pick up/departure point.

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