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Outback Tracks

  • The Ghan

    The Ghan

  • The Ghan Service

    The Ghan Service

  • Wilipena Pound

    Wilipena Pound

  • Uluṟu Sunrise

    Uluṟu Sunrise

  • Kings Canyon

    Kings Canyon

  • Kakadu National Park

    Kakadu National Park

  • The Ghan Outback

    The Ghan Outback

  • Litchfield National Park

    Litchfield National Park


Tour code: NAADR
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Discover the Australian outback on a journey from Adelaide, through the Red Centre, all the way to Darwin in the Top End, followed by an iconic rail journey on board The Ghan. You’ll witness Australia’s vast rugged landscapes by road and rail and discover the culture, history and diversity of the remote reaches of South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Itinerary

1 April 2016 - 31 October 2016 ?
Day 1
Welcome to Adelaide

This afternoon explore the sights of Adelaide then join a local food expert for a guided tour of  140 year old Adelaide Central Market. Enjoy the hustle and bustle, sample the culinary delights, meet the traders and share the history and secrets of the colourful marketplace. Relax with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a welcome reception and dinner at one of Adelaide’s newest restaurants, La Boca Bar and Grill.

Hotel: Stamford Plaza Adelaide

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Day 2
Adelaide - Flinders Ranges

Today travel to the Clare Valley for a wine tasting at Jesuit owned Sevenhill Cellars, the oldest existing winery in the region. Explore the picturesque grounds including St Aloysius Church and take a stroll through the vines before stopping in Clare at lunchtime. Later travel through the spectacular Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound, a remarkable natural amphitheatre covering nearly 8,000 hectares. Pass the intriguing ruins of deserted pastoral leases and keep an eye out for mobs of emu on the plains as dusk draws near. 

Hotel: Wilpena Pound Resort, Flinders Ranges

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner with wine

Day 3
Flinders Ranges – Port Augusta

Take a spectacular walk with your Travel Director to Hills Homestead and Wangarra Lookout for incredible views of Wilpena Pound. You're likely to see wild emus and kangaroos on your walk, grazing on the banks of the riverbank. Journey through the Pitchi Richi Pass, passing historic Quorn on your way to Port Augusta. Visit Wadlata Outback Centre then venture to Cena on Chapel for a delicious dinner.

Hotel: Majestic Oasis Apartments, Port Augusta

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner with wine

Day 4
Port Augusta - Coober Pedy

Visit Woomera, then travel through salt lake country watching as the landscape changes as you near isolated Coober Pedy, Australia’s opal capital! Visit an underground church and home with a local guide and view an opal demonstration. Tonight enjoy dinner at Umberto’s Restaurant.

Hotel: Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner with wine

Day 5-6
Coober Pedy – Ayers Rock & Kata Tjuṯa
Day 5: Coober Pedy – Ayers Rock

Cross the border into the Northern Territory and continue to Uluṟu – Kata Tjuṯa National Park. Enter the dual world heritage listed National Park to enjoy gourmet canapés and wine at the Uluru sunset viewing area, 'Sunset Strip'. As the sun sets over the western horizon, the evening sky brings out the many shades of colour for which Uluṟu is renowned.

Day 6: Uluru and Kata Tjuṯa 

See the Red Centre set alight by the morning's first rays of sunlight. After sunrise tour the base of Uluṟu. You may like to take a self-guided stroll around the 11km base of ‘The Rock’ or enjoy a guided walk with your Travel Director to Mutitjulu Waterhole. You'll view Aboriginal rock paintings as your Travel Director interprets their meaning and significance. You'll also learn about the flora, fauna and cultural traditions of traditional owners, the Anangu. Visit Uluṟu - Kata Tjuṯa Cultural Centre where there is time to purchase some locally made Aboriginal art and learn more about the Western Desert region. This afternoon visit the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas) and walk through Walpa Gorge, following the natural creek-bed between two of the main domes. Take in a magnificent outback sunset at Kata Tjuṯa while you enjoy sparkling wine and nibbles.

Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights.

Included Meals: Breakfast both days

Day 7
Ayers Rock – Kings Canyon

Travel to Kings Canyon Resort. On the way, marvel at Atila (Mt. Conner), the ‘forgotten wonder of Central Australia’ and stop for a lunch break at Kings Creek Station. Originally vacant crown land, the station now runs cattle and is the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. Learn the intriguing story of owners, Ian and Lynn Conway and their dedication to Aboriginal children in the regions's remote communities. Why not taste one of their famous camel burgers for lunch? You don't want to miss out! Now get ready for spectacular sightseeing. You’re off on a 6km rim walk exploration of Kings Canyon, which will reward you with marvelous views of Watarrka National Park, where you’ll be able to see as far as the horizon and get a real feel for the grand scale of this natural wonder. An easier walk along the boulder-strewn canyon floor is also available.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms, Ayers Rock Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner with wine

Day 8-9
Kings Canyon – Alice Springs & Aboriginal Culture
Day 8: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Today we journey to Alice Springs. Travel across vast cattle properties and get a feel for just how expansive the Outback is. In Alice Springs visit the historic Telegraph Station, established in 1872, first serving for 60 years as one of 12 stations positioned along the Overland Telegraph Line that stretches 3000km to relay messages between Adelaide and Darwin. It later served as a school for Aboriginal Children and was known as 'The Bungalow'. Top off the day at Anzac Hill for panoramic views over Alice Springs.

Day 9: Aboriginal Culture

Aboriginal Cultural Icon Learn about the life and survival of the Arrernte People, including the search for water and bush food from a local Aboriginal guide at Alice Springs Desert Park. Visit the Nocturnal House and enjoy a captivating Birds of Prey presentation. Continue to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and learn how the facility brings first class health services to people living in the bush. 

You're Invited Dining Icon  This evening 'You're invited' by Joe, Dan, Tommy and Ben Falzon for a home cooked gourmet BBQ dinner at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Join them as they share stories of ecology, culture and astronomy and even lead you on a sing-a-long accompanied by the didgeridoo and guitar. It will be a night to remember!

Hotel: Chifley Alice Springs Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 8: Breakfast. Day 9: Breakfast and ‘You’re Invited’ dinner

Day 10
Alice Springs – Tennant Creek

Your first stop is the School of the Air. Witness a live class room lesson broadcast over 1.3 million square kilometres, to children living in remote locations who would otherwise have no access to public education. Later, travel north towards Tennant Creek stopping at the interesting township of Wycliffe Well on the way to visit Karlu-Karlu (Devils Marbles), where you'll have time to walk around these precariously balanced boulders. End the day at Tennant Creek, an old gold mining town along the Stuart Highway.

Hotel: Bluestone Motor Inn, Tennant Creek

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner with wine

Day 11
Tennant Creek – Katherine

Today you'll travel north and visit the eccentric Daly Waters Historic Pub for a refreshing ale at lunchtime. Continue to Mataranka, ‘Land of the Never Never’. At Mataranka you can visit the replica of the original Elsey Homestead, used in the filming of ‘We of the Never Never’, an autobiographical film about Jeannie Gunn’s life in the outback. Or, you may take the palm lined walkway for a swim in the famous thermal springs – a bit of a must do! Travel on to Katherine for the night.

Hotel: Paraway Motel, Katherine

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner with wine

Day 12
Katherine – Kakadu

Join your local guide on a serene early morning cruise through Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Discover the cultural significance of this ancient waterway to the traditional landowners, the Jawoyn, and keep an eye out for the resident crocodiles. Continue to Kakadu National Park via Pine Creek. We recommend treating yourself to a mango smoothie along the way from Mayse's Cafe! Travel deep into Kakadu for a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong. You should see a stunning variety of birdlife such as sea eagles, brolgas and with any luck, fascinating little kingfishers. You'll also see feared estuarine crocodiles basking in the muddy shallows. Continue to Ubirr and view Aboriginal rock art dating back some 20,000 years. Climb to the top of this rocky outcrop for spectacular views in the dusk light over the flood plains and escarpment country. You may recognise the location from the famous Australian film, Crocodile Dundee!

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru.

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner with wine

Day 13-14
Kakadu – Litchfield National Park and Darwin Included Choice
Day 13: Kakadu – Litchfield National Park

This morning, maybe take an optional flight over Kakadu and Arnhem Land before you travel to Litchfield National Park. You'll stop at the amazing Termite Mounds and then Florence Falls to view the famous plunge pool from a high vantage point. Venture on to tropical Wangi Falls for a relaxing swim in the large crystal clear waterhole before you continue to Darwin. Why not take the opportunity to visit the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Markets for a spectacular sunset over the Timor Sea. Wow!

Day 14: Darwin Included Choice

Today choose from a selection of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option of taking  a cruise on the Adelaide River to see the renowned Jumping Crocs. You may like to take it easy and enjoy a bite for lunch at a waterfront restaurant or even visit Crocosaurus Cove to get up close to the saltwater crocodiles. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner cruise on Darwin Harbour. Enjoy a delicious buffet meal as you watch the sun set over Darwin and the surrounding area – it’s time to celebrate your Northern Territory outback adventure (cruise is seasonal).

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin, 2 nights.

Included Meals: Day 13: Breakfast. Day 14: Breakfast and Farewell dinner

Day 15-16
The Ghan: Darwin - Alice Springs
Day 15: Darwin 'Free Time'

Today your Outback Adventure comes to an end. Take the opportunity to relax and unwind before you board The Ghan tomorrow for your historic rail journey to Adelaide.

Day 16: Katherine to Alice Springs

This morning your journey aboard the legendary Ghan begins at Darwin Rail Station where you'll take the small but momentous step from platform to carriage. Friendly staff will lead you through corridors to your comfortable private cabin where you can take your time settling in and exploring the amenities as the view outside your window begins its smooth and spectacular transformation. Lunch in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant is bound to satisfy and delight with culinary wonders prepared on board by our talented chefs. All food is included in your fare, from a hearty full cooked breakfast to a delectable 3 course dinner. And as you sit back and loosen your belt, you'll have arrived in Katherine ready to experience your first included Off Train Excursion to spiritual Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. Re board the train and join your fellow travellers at the Queen Adelaide Restaurant for dinner. This evening fall asleep to the rocking of the train as it heads south towards Alice Springs.  

Hotel: The Ghan Gold Service

Included Meals: Day 15: Breakfast. Day 16: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with wine

Day 17-18
The Ghan: Alice Springs - Adelaide
Day 17: Alice Springs - Manguri

Wake up to a new view outside your window, in a world which feels a million miles from home. An outback sunrise could be one of the most spectacular you'll ever see, setting the tone for the day ahead. After coffee, a juice and a sumptuous breakfast you'll arrive in Alice Springs ready for a couple of hours of exploration. Here you have the opportunity to embark on one of the included Off Train Excursions, taking in the delights of this famous outback town. Re-board The Ghan for the journey to Manguri. Sit back and relax in the privacy of your cabin with a good book or meet up for a social drink before you indulge in another delicious three course meal. Rub your eyes with disbelief as you feel the train slow and you pull into the middle-of-nowhere stop at Manguri. Here, a friendly tour guide awaits ready to escort you to join fellow travellers around a roaring bonfire. 

Day 18: Farewell from Adelaide

Looking out of your window this morning you'll notice a dramatic change in landscape as the rich ochre tones of the outback make way for the beautiful green fields and pastoral lands of South Australia. After breakfast you'll have time to reflect on your journey before The Ghan rolls into Adelaide and your momentous journey comes to an end

Hotel: The Ghan Gold Service

Included Meals: Day 17: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with wine. Day 18: Breakfast

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18 Day Guided Vacation

Tour departs from Adelaide and returns to Adelaide

Highlights

  • Join a food expert at Adelaide Central Market
  • Wine Tasting in the Clare Valley
  • Hike to Wilpena Pound
  • Discover opals at Coober Pedy
  • Wine & canapés while watching the magnificent Uluru Sunset
  • Explore Kata Tjuta
  • Learn about indigenous culture in the Red Centre Aboriginal Cultural Icon
  • Climb Kings Canyon
  • Indulge in a unique Aussie BBQ experience
    at Earth Sanctuary You're Invited Dining Icon
  • Discover the Devils Marbles
  • Enjoy a cooling ale at Daly Waters Historic Pub
  • Swim at Mataranka Thermal Springs
  • Cruise on Katherine Gorge and discover
    ancient rock art
  • Discover wildlife on the Yellow Water Billabong
  • View the rock art galleries of Ubirr in Kakadu
  • Swim beneath Litchfield’s pristine waterfalls
  • Sail Darwin Harbour on a dinner cruise
  • Enjoy an iconic rail journey on board The Ghan
  • Indulge in all inclusive local fare and beverages on The Ghan
  • Relax and enjoy the landscape through large picture windows in your private train cabin
  • All inclusive Off Train Excursions
  • Relax with in cabin on your three seater lounge
  • Personal hospitality attendant

Inclusions

  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport and rail transfers (see flight information below)

Dining

  • Full buffet breakfasts (17)
  • ‘You’re invited’ dinner (1)
  • Dinners with wine (10)
  • Farewell dinner (1)

Flight Information

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

Day 1     Flights to arrive prior to 12 noon into Adelaide
Day 18     Flights to depart after 3pm from Adelaide

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months

Fitness Level

Moderate level of fitness required for walks at Wilpena Pound, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. Walking on uneven surfaces is required to complete the walks, though there are alternate options available. 

Ways to Save

Early payment discount
Pay by 31 Jan 2016     Save up to $535
Pay by 31 Mar 2016     Save up to $265
 
Kings Club early payment discount
Pay by 31 Jan 2016     Save up to $800
Pay by 31 Mar 2016     Save up to $530
 
Triple share     Save up to $265
Kings Club     Save up to $265

All savings are per person.

Quality accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Stamford Plaza Adelaide
    150 North Terrace, Adelaide SA, 5000

    • Swimming Pool at Stamford Plaza Adelaide
    • Breakfast Area Stamford Plaza Adelaide
    • Stamford Plaza Adelaide Exterior
    • Stamford Plaza Adelaide Superior Room

    Overlooking either Adelaide's historic parklands or the CBD, the superior rooms offer recently refurbished decor, with a selection of bedding configurations, large work desks, excellent lighting, flat screen colour televisions, broadband internet, variety of cable channels and in-house movies.

    • Features
    • Broadband Internet access
    • Executive Desk
    • Marble bathroom with double vanity
    • In-room safe
    • Communal self-catering kitchen
    • Laundry/Valet service
    • Bathrobe and slippers
    • Coat stand
  • Wilpena Pound Resort
    Wilpena Road, Flinders Ranges Via Hawker, South Australia 5434

    Flinders Ranges

    • Wilpena Pound Resort - Aroona Room
    • Wilpena Pound Resort - pool
    • Wilpena Pound Resort - exterior
    • Wilpena Pound Resort - outdoor seating area

    Wilpena Pound Resort is spectacularly located within the Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia. Enjoy a haven of outback hospitality, stop and stay awhile as you soak up the incredible beauty of one of the earth’s oldest landscapes.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Shower and toilet facilities
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Refrigerator
    • TV
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Hairdryer
    • Air-conditioning
  • Majestic Oasis Apartments
    Marryatt Street, Port Augusta, South Australia 5700

    Port Augusta

    • Majestic Oasis Apartments - Room
    • Majestic Oasis Apartments - Views
    • Majestic Oasis Apartments - Reception
    • Majestic Oasis Apartments - Room
    • Majestic Oasis Apartments - Exterior

    Majestic Oasis Apartments is perfectly positioned overlooking the waters of the Upper Spencer Gulf in sunny Port Augusta, only 3 hours drive North of Adelaide in South Australia. The property comprises 75 self-contained serviced apartments.

    • Features
    • Air-conditioning
    • LCD TV
    • Austar
    • Wi-Fi
    • Guest Laundry
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • In-room safe
    • Electric blankets
  • Desert Cave Hotel
    3 Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, SA 5723

    Coober Pedy

    • Desert Cave Hotel - Front Exterior at dusk
    • Desert Cave Hotel - lobby area
    • Desert Cave Hotel - room
    • Desert Cave Hotel - underground bar
    • Desert Cave Hotel - underground room

    For the best in Outback Accommodation and Tours - an experience of a lifetime. The Desert Cave Hotel allows you to experience dug-out style living, underground shops, bar and opal display areas - all within sandstone surrounds in the heart of Coober Pedy.

    • Features
    • Colour TV
    • In-house movies
    • Wi-Fi
    • Wireless Internet access
    • IDD Phones
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Refrigerator
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Room service
  • Desert Gardens Hotel
    Yulara Dr, Yulara, NT 0872

    Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights.

    • Reception at Desert Gardens
    • Arnguli Grill dining option at Desert Gardens
    • Superior Room at Desert Gardens
    • Swimming Pool at Desert Gardens

    Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities and offers a range of accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms overlooking the desert.

    Please Note: Desert Gardens is undergoing refurbishments to their Garden View Rooms and restaurant area. Completion of refurbishments to their Garden View Rooms will be May 2016 and the restaurant until March 2017.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Radio
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Private veranda or courtyard
    • Heater
    • Hair dryer
    • ISD/STD phone
    • Mini Bar
    • In-room safe
    • In-house movies
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms
    Luritja Road, Watarrka National Park, NT 0872

    Ayers Rock Resort

    • Exterior view of Kings Canyon Resort
    • Standard Room at Kings Canyon Resort
    • Aerial view of Kings Canyon Resort
    • Rocky lookout at Kings Canyon Resort

    The comfortable Standard Rooms offer spacious Kings Canyon accommodation with a separate en suite bathroom with shower/bath. Rooms feature either two double beds or one queen bed. Interconnecting rooms are also available.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Wi-Fi
    • Phone
    • Ensuite
    • Insect screens
    • Hair Dryer
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Blankets
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Mini Bar
  • Chifley Alice Springs Resort
    34 Stott Terrace, Alice Springs NT 0870

    2 nights

    • Barra on Todd Restaurant at Chifley Alice Springs
    • Swimming Pool at Chifley Alice Springs Resort
    • Superior Room at Chifley Alice Springs Resort
    • Reception area at Chifley Alice Springs Resort

    Situated on the banks of the famous Todd River, Chifley® Hotel Alice Springs offers spectacular views of the towering River Red Gum. Well-manicured lush green lawns of the hotel create a relaxing atmosphere, letting you soak in the Australian Outback charm in the Northern Territory (NT).

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Hair Dryer
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Radio
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Internet Access
    • Phone
    • Mini Bar
    • Hair dryer
  • Bluestone Motor Inn
    1 Paterson St, Tennant Creek, NT 0860

    Tennant Creek

    • Anna's Restaurant at Bluestone Motor Inn
    • Exterior of Bluestone Motor Inn at Tennant Creek
    • Double room at Bluestone Motor Inn Tenant Creek
    • Swimming Pool at Bluestone Motor Inn Tenant Creek

    The Bluestone Motor Inn is the perfect base from which to explore the diverse nature and culture of the Australian outback. Bluestone is the perfect place to stay at the halfway mark along the track from Alice Springs to Darwin and back, or coming west from Mt. Isa.

    • Features
    • Air-conditioning
    • Ensuite
    • Colour TV
    • Internet Access
    • Iron
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Swimming Pool
  • Paraway Motel
    9-9 O'Shea Terrace, Katherine NT

    Katherine

    • Paraway Motel, Katherine - Standard Room
    • Paraway Motel, Katherine - Street Exterior
    • Paraway Motel, Katherine - Pool Area
    • Paraway Motel - Balcony Exterior

    The Paraway Motel is within walking distance to the town centre. Set in tropical gardens with a shaded pool, Paraway Motel is a great place to relax while on holiday or traveling for work.

    • Features
    • Air-conditioning
    • Internet Access
    • Refrigerator
    • Phone
    • TV
    • Guest Laundry
  • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
    1 Flinders St, Jabiru, NT 0886

    Jabiru.

    • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel Superior Room
    • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel Aerial View
    • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel Reception
    • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel Gallery Area

    The indigenous owned luxury accommodation is uniquely shaped to represent Kakadu's most famous inhabitant, the saltwater crocodile. Relax in the recently refurbished rooms, unwind in your private courtyard, by the shaded outdoor pool or take in the landscaped interior garden view from the balcony.

    • Features
    • Bathtub and shower
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Broadband Internet access
    • Hair Dryer
    • Air Conditioning
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Refrigerator
    • Ensuite
  • Mantra on the Esplanade
    88 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT 0800

    Darwin, 2 nights.

    • Mantra on the Esplanade - Lobby
    • Mantra on the Esplanade - Exterior
    • Mantra on the Esplanade - Superior Room
    • Mantra on the Esplanade - Pool

    Mantra on the Esplanade offers guests an unrivalled location near Darwin Harbour and the convenience of close proximity to Darwin’s CBD. The property boasts panoramic views across the harbour, out to the Arafura Sea and presents the ideal vantage point from which to experience a famous Northern Territory sunset. 

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Phone
    • Internet Access
    • LCD TV
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • The Ghan Gold Service

    • The Ghan Gold Service - Twin Room (Night)
    • The Ghan Gold Service - Twin Room (Day)
    • The Ghan Gold Service - Room
    • The Ghan Gold Service - Restaurant
    • The Ghan Gold Service - Restaurant

    During the day, the compact Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins offer a comfortable three seater lounge, converting to an upper and lower sleeping berth at night. Your journey will be made even more comfortable with service from our hospitality attendant including fresh sheets, bath towels, pillows, doonas and complimentary toiletries. Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins have private en suite facilities with a hide-away compact toilet, wash basin and shower.

    • Features
    • Compact sleeper accommodation
    • Lounge Car for relaxation and refreshments
    • Cabin Steward service
    • In-cabin music and detailed journey commentary
    • Complimentary toiletries kit
    • Free ‘Platform’ magazine
    • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • The Ghan Gold Service

    • The Ghan Gold Service - Twin Room (Night)
    • The Ghan Gold Service - Twin Room (Day)
    • The Ghan Gold Service - Room
    • The Ghan Gold Service - Restaurant
    • The Ghan Gold Service - Restaurant

    During the day, the compact Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins offer a comfortable three seater lounge, converting to an upper and lower sleeping berth at night. Your journey will be made even more comfortable with service from our hospitality attendant including fresh sheets, bath towels, pillows, doonas and complimentary toiletries. Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins have private en suite facilities with a hide-away compact toilet, wash basin and shower.

    • Features
    • Compact sleeper accommodation
    • Lounge Car for relaxation and refreshments
    • Cabin Steward service
    • In-cabin music and detailed journey commentary
    • Complimentary toiletries kit
    • Free ‘Platform’ magazine
    • Complimentary tea and coffee

Experience more on your holiday

To ensure your holiday is filled with memorable experiences, we have included a range of quality Optional Excursions for you to choose from and partake in, if you wish, during your holiday. We understand that everyone is an individual, and have therefore allowed some free time for you to experience different types of touring. These have not been included in the tour fare as we realise they may not appeal to all people. Our selection of optional excursions include scenic flights, helicopter rides, cruises, dinners, ballooning, fishing trips, four wheel drive tours, cultural experiences, and even camel riding.


Experiences available between 1 April 2016 - 31 October 2016

Uluru Barbecue Dinner (Ayers Rock)

$136 adult

Uluru Barbecue Dinner

Enjoy a unique and exclusive dining experience with Uluru as your stunning backdrop. There’s sparkling wine on arrival followed by a classic barbecue of steak, lamb sausages, skewered chicken and garlic prawns, as well as a selection of fresh salads and a tasty dessert. There’s even time for stargazing.

Camel Express (Ayers Rock)

$80 adult

Camel Express

Catch the Camel Train and enjoy a 45 minute ride on our good natured camels through classic Central Australian desert landscape with spectacular views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

Uluru Motocycle Tours (Ayers Rock)

Prices starting from $119 for 30min Harley Ride. *Subject to availability.

Uluru Motocycle Tours

Ayers Rock Helicopter Flights (Ayers Rock)

Prices starting from $150 for 15min Helicopter Flight

Ayers Rock Helicopter Flights

Ask your Travel Director for further details on other available flights and prices.

Kings Canyon Helicopter Flights (Kings Canyon)

Prices starting from $95 for 8min Helicopter Flight

Kings Canyon Helicopter Flights

Outback Ballooning (Alice Springs)

$265 adult - 30 Minute Flight + $30 flight levy
$360 adult - 60 Minute Flight + $30 flight levy

Outback Ballooning

Your adventure begins with the balloons being inflated just as the sun lights up the rugged MacDonnell Ranges. Whilst floating gently in the air you will appreciate the vast remoteness, scenery and wildlife of the Australian outback. The tour includes your return transfers and light refreshments. Please note this excursion is not recommended for the elderly or a less agile person. If you are unsure, please discuss your situation directly with Outback Ballooning. Note: Flights do not operate when weather does not permit safe flying.

Kakadu National Park - 30min Fixed Wing Scenic Flight (Kakadu)

$150 adult

Kakadu National Park - 30min Fixed Wing Scenic Flight

Bookings

The excursions can be booked through your Tour Director. You will be asked during the early part of your tour to name those that you may wish to join, as advance reservations are often necessary. Please note that occasionally weather or seasonal conditions may not permit their operation. Some also depend on a minimum number of participants and suitable time being available.

Prices

Prices indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars

Prices are valid from 1 April 2016. Optional experience pricing is indicated in Australian dollars or New Zealand dollars depending on the country of operation and may be subject to change. Please note that reduced rates for pensioners or children may apply on some tours. Prices are inclusive of GST.