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Tour code: NAADR

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Discover the 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. See Australia’s rugged landscapes by road and rail and discover the culture and history of the remote reaches of South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Itinerary

1 April 2018 - 31 October 2018 ?
Day 1
Welcome to Adelaide

On arrival in Adelaide, tour the city, then join a local expert for a tour of vibrant Adelaide Central Market. This evening, relax with your Travel Director at a Welcome Reception and dinner at La Boca Bar and Grill.

Hotel: Stamford Plaza Adelaide

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Day 2
Adelaide – Flinders Ranges

Travel to the Clare Valley for tastings at Jesuit-owned Sevenhill Cellars, the region’s oldest winery. Explore the picturesque grounds and St. Aloysius Church, before stopping in Clare at lunchtime. Later, travel through the Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound, a natural amphitheatre.

Hotel: Wilpena Pound Resort, Flinders Ranges

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 3
Flinders Ranges – Port Augusta

Walk this morning to Hills Homestead and Wangarra Lookout for incredible views of Wilpena Pound. Journey through Pitchi Richi Pass and the historic town of Quorn on your way to Port Augusta.

Hotel: Majestic Oasis Apartments, Port Augusta

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 4
Port Augusta – Coober Pedy

Today visit Woomera, then travel through salt-lake country and observe the transformation to a stark, barren landscape as you near isolated Coober Pedy, regarded by many as the opal capital of the world. A local guide will lead you through some of the town’s iconic underground buildings, including a church and private residence.

Hotel: Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 5 - 6
Coober Pedy – Ayers Rock
Day 5: Coober Pedy – Ayers Rock

Cross the border into the Territory today and continue to World Heritage listed Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. Sparkling wine is served this evening as you watch the sun set at Australia’s most renowned natural landmark.

Day 6: Ayers Rock

Experience a majestic Red Centre sunrise. After a tour of the base of Uluru, you may take either a self-guided stroll around its 11 kilometre perimeter, or a guided walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole. Aboriginal cultureYour Travel Director will explain its ancient Aboriginal rock paintings and the culture of its traditional owners, the Anangu people. This afternoon, venture to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), a series of magnificent rock domes to witness the sunset.

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

Included Meals: Day 5: Breakfast. Day 6: Breakfast

Day 7
Ayers Rock – Kings Canyon

After a lunch break at remote Kings Creek Station, a cattle and camel property, continue to Kings Canyon, a spectacular natural formation with sheer sandstone walls. A six kilometre rim walk of the canyon will reward you with Marvellous views of Watarrka National Park: an easier walk along the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed is another option.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 8 - 9
Kings Canyon – Alice Springs
Day 8: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Travelling past vast cattle properties today, you’ll develop a true appreciation for the magnitude of the Australian Outback. On arrival in Alice Springs, visit the historic Telegraph Station, established in 1872, and drive to Anzac Hill for panoramic views over ‘The Alice’.

Day 9: Alice Springs

Aboriginal cultureJoin a local Aboriginal guide to learn about the culture and traditions of the local Arrernte People at Alice Springs Desert Park. Continue to the headquarters of iconic Royal Flying Doctor Service. Be my guest dining experienceJoin the Falzon family for a home-cooked Be My Guest BBQ dinner, and later listen as they speak of their passion for ecology, astronomy and culture.

Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort , 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 8: Breakfast. Day 9: Breakfast and Be My Guest dinner

Day 10
Alice Springs – Tennant Creek

Before leaving Alice Springs, visit the School of the Air to witness a live classroom lesson broadcast over 1.3 million square Kilometres to children living in remote locations. Then travel north, stopping to visit Karlu Karlu (Devil’s Marbles), a series of precariously-balanced boulders. Later, settle into your accommodation in the old gold-mining town of Tennant Creek.

Hotel: Bluestone Motor Inn, Tennant Creek

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 11
Tennant Creek – Katherine

Today you’ll travel north, visiting the eccentric Daly Waters Pub at lunchtime. Continue to Mataranka, where you can visit a replica of the original Elsey Homestead used in the filming of the Australian classic 'We of the Never Never'. A swim in the famous Mataranka thermal springs is a must-do for travellers. Journey on to Katherine for the night.

Hotel: Paraway Motel, Katherine

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 12
Katherine – Kakadu

Travel to Nitmiluk National Park, for a cruise along Katherine Gorge. Watch for wildlife and learn about the traditional owners, the Jawoyn people. Journey into Kakadu for a cruise on Yellow Water Billabong, famed for its birdlife and estuarine crocodiles.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 13 - 15
Kakadu – Darwin & Litchfield National Park
Day 13: Kakadu – Darwin & Included Choice

This morning visit fascinating Ubirr with its superb Aboriginal rock art dating back over 20,000 years. Climb to the top of the rocky outcrop for majestic views over the oodplains and escarpment country. Included ChoiceThis afternoon on arrival in Darwin, choose from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Visit the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, Crocosaurus Cove, or perhaps sit back and relax at Darwin’s famous Deckchair Cinema.

Day 14: Litchfield National Park

Travel to Litchfield National Park today, pausing to examine the amazing termite mounds. Visit Florence Falls, a double-plunge waterfall. Venture on to Wangi Falls for a swim in the large waterhole before returning to Darwin. This evening join your Travel Director for a Darwin Harbour Cruise Farewell Dinner.

Day 15: Darwin Free Time

Take the day to relax before you board The Ghan tomorrow for your historic rail journey to Adelaide.

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin, 3 nights

Included Meals: Day 13: Breakfast. Day 14: Breakfast and farewell dinner. Day 15: Breakfast

Day 16 - 18
The Ghan: Darwin – Katherine – Alice Springs – Coober Pedy
Day 16: The Ghan: Gold Service Darwin – Katherine

Your journey aboard The Ghan begins at Darwin Railway Station, where friendly staff will lead you to your comfortable private cabin. Take your time settling in, as the views from your window grow ever more rugged and spectacular. Lunch in the lushly appointed Queen Adelaide Restaurant is bound to delight, with all dishes prepared on board by talented chefs. Arrive in Katherine this afternoon refreshed and ready to experience spiritual Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge.

Day 17: The Ghan: Katherine – Alice Springs

Wake up this morning in a world that feels a million miles from home. The outback sunrise could be one of the most majestic you’ll ever see. After breakfast you’ll arrive in Alice Springs, where you can embark on one of the included Off Train Excursions, taking in the delights of this famous outback town. A full day in Alice Springs gives you ample opportunity to visit the town’s landmarks, take a closer look at some of Australia’s unique flora and fauna, or explore The Alice at your leisure.

Day 18: The Ghan: Alice Springs – Coober Pedy

After breakfast this morning, as we pull into the middle-of-nowhere stop at Manguri, a friendly guide awaits to whisk you away to the remote opal-mining capital of the world, Coober Pedy, where more than half of the residents live underground. Venture into the tunnels and caves of the town, visiting the otherworldly underground Serbian Orthodox church. The famous Coober Pedy Golf Course is the only course in the world boasting reciprocal rights with St. Andrew’s in Scotland. Enjoy a gourmet lunch in a unique underground location before setting off to the stunning outback moonscape of the Breakaways Conservation Park.

Hotel: The Ghan Gold Service, 3 nights

Included Meals: Day 16: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine. Day 17: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine. Day 18: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine

Day 19
The Ghan: Coober Pedy – Farewell from Adelaide

A dramatic transformation takes place this morning as the rich ochre tones of the outback landscape make way for the lush green fields 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. Make your own way to your hotel or airport.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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19 Day Guided Vacation

Tour departs from Adelaide and returns to Adelaide

Highlights

  • Iconic railway journey on The Ghan Expedition
  • Join a food expert at Adelaide Central Market
  • Wine tasting in the Clare Valley
  • Explore Wilpena Pound
  • Discover opals at Coober Pedy
  • Sparkling wine while watching the magnificent Uluru sunset
  • Explore Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
  • Learn about indigenous culture in the Red CentreAboriginal culture
  • Climb Kings Canyon
  • Meet the Falzon family at Earth Sanctuary for a Be My Guest dinnerBe my guest dining experience
  • Discover the Devils Marbles
  • Enjoy a refreshing ale at Daly Waters Historic Pub
  • Swim at Mataranka Thermal Springs
  • Cruise on Katherine Gorge & 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
  • Enjoy a Darwin Harbour dinner cruise
  • Included Choice Experiences in DarwinIncluded Choice

 

The Ghan

  • Travel in the style & comfort of Gold Service
  • Indulge in all-inclusive local fare & beverages
  • Relax in your private cabin as you watch the landscape go by
  • All-inclusive Off Train Excursions

Inclusions

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

Dining

  • 18 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 1 Be My Guest dinner
  • 11 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

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 12.30pm into Adelaide Airport
Day 19   Flights to depart after 3.00pm from Adelaide Airport

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

Departures from 1 April 2018

Early Payment Discount
Save up to $590pp
Pay by 31 Jan 2018   10% saving

on AAT Kings touring component*

Pay by 27 Apr 2018   7.5% saving

on AAT Kings touring component*

Pay by 29 Jun 2018   5% saving

on AAT Kings touring component*

Kings Club   5% saving

on AAT Kings touring component*

2nd holiday discount   2.5% saving

on AAT Kings touring component*

Groups (5 people or more)   5% saving

on AAT Kings touring component*

* All savings are per person, apply only to the land component (AAT Kings Outback Adventure Guided Vacation). Savings do not apply to rail components, or third party operated vacations/day tours. Conditions apply.

 

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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

    • 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 - exterior

    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 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

    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

    • 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.

    • 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
    Luritja Road, Watarrka National Park, NT 0872

    • Kings Canyon Resort - Aerial

    Retreat to the luxury of Kings Canyon Resort after an active day of hiking through the rugged terrain of Watarrka National Park. The sensitively designed property is located in Watarrka National Park, just nine kilometres from Kings Canyon. Naturally, the Kings Canyon Resort has been built to blend in harmoniously with the surround.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Shower
    • Air-conditioning
    • Wi-Fi
    • Direct Dial Telephone
    • Insect screens
    • Hairdryer
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Blankets
    • Refrigerator
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Mercure Alice Springs Resort
    34 Stott Terrace, Alice Springs NT 0870

    2 nights

    • Superior Room at Mercure Alice Springs Resort

    Situated on the banks of the famous Todd River, Mercure Alice Springs Resort 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

    • Exterior of Bluestone Motor Inn at Tennant 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 - Pool Area

    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

    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, 3 nights

    • Mantra on the Esplanade - Superior Room

    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

    3 nights

    • The Ghan Gold Service - Twin Room (Night)

    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