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7 Day Rail Break | Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Darwin

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Adult Twin i Two people sharing a room, one of whom must be 18 years and over. All prices are per person, land only.

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Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement

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Single i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over).

Prices above are for departures between 1 September 2018 - 30 October 2018

Duration 7 Day Rail Break

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7 Day Rail Break | Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Darwin

Explore the Red Centre by coach then take a momentous journey to the Top End on board Australia’s most famous train, The Ghan. You’ll delve into the rich indigenous culture of Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park, then explore the diverse natural landscapes and wildlife of Kakadu. There’s something for everyone!

Departs

Sat (Apr-Nov), Ayers Rock

Returns

Day 7, Darwin

On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to the resort (flights to arrive prior to 1.30pm).

This afternoon, drive around the base of awesome Uluru. At Mutitjulu Waterhole view Aboriginal rock art, as your Driver Guide explains Uluru history and native flora and fauna. At the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre enjoy locally-made arts and crafts. Travel to the sunset viewing area to enjoy sparkling wine and nibbles while watch the effect of the setting sun on the colour of Uluru. Don’t forget your camera!

Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel

Travel to the sunrise viewing area, Talinguru Nyakunytjaku, near Uluru and watch the first sunlight of the day creep across the desert plains. Enjoy a warming cup of tea or coffee as the morning sun slowly changes the colour of Uluru. Travel to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Continue to the base of Walpa Gorge to explore 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. This afternoon travel to Alice Springs.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

Enjoy a free day in Alice Springs. Why not visit Alice Springs Desert Park (own expense), home to plants and wildlife native to the area. You can really experience the beauty and diversity of this incredible landscape. The Arrernte people, traditional owners of the park, are also on hand to share their local wisdom and knowledge.

Late this afternoon you’ll be transferred to Alice Springs Railway Station to board The Ghan. Enjoy a drink in the Outback Explorer Lounge and dinner in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant before your overnight journey to the Top End.

Hotel: The Ghan Gold Service

Included Meals: Dinner

Welcome to Katherine! Enjoy breakfast before leaving the train for a day of cultural delights, where endless options await. A late lunch awaits back on board – possibly the grilled goldband snapper fillet, steamed asparagus spears, with orange, cranberry, parsley and papitas cous cous with a saffron aioli. Then kick back and savour the last few hours of this epic journey.

Roll into Darwin Train Station at 5.30pm then ease back into ‘life on the land’. You’ll be transferred to your hotel, and later perhaps explore the harbour, the bars and restaurants of this laid back tropical city.

Hotel: Travelodge Darwin Resort, Darwin

Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Depart Darwin and travel deep into Kakadu National Park. Take a cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong to see prolific wildlife, then stop at Warradjan Cultural Centre before a guided walk to view Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie. Hotel

Hotel: Aurora Kakadu, Superior Room, Kakadu.

Included Meals: Lunch

Stop at Ubirr with a short walk to view rock art. Join the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River in search of saltwater crocodiles. You’ll have an Aboriginal guide with you and with the special permission of the local people, you’ll be able to go ashore in Arnhem Land. Later visit Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin this afternoon.

Hotel: Travelodge Darwin Resort, Darwin.

Included Meals: Lunch

Your short break concludes this morning. You’ll be transferred to Darwin Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).



Ask us about upgrading to Platinum Service on The Ghan.

Note: From November to May access to Ubirr and East Alligator River is not always possible. Alternative touring will be arranged on Day 6.

Choose from a range of accommodation standards below. AAT Kings has hand-picked a range of hotels in key destinations to suit all kinds of budgets and we’ve pre-negotiated amazing prices for you.

Desert Gardens Hotel

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.

Swimming Pool at Desert Gardens
Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

The hotel is nestled beneath the famous MacDonnell Ranges. All rooms feature a private balcony with views of the nearby 18-hole Alice Springs Golf Course, the Todd River, swimming pool or the MacDonnell Ranges.

Superior Room at Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs
The Ghan Gold Service

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.

The Ghan Gold Service - Twin Room (Night)
Travelodge Darwin Resort

Located in the heart of the CBD, Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin is an inner city oasis, close to everything in town while providing privacy in a lush setting.

Standard Room at Travelodge Darwin Resort
Aurora Kakadu, Superior Room

Aurora Kakadu is located at South Alligator in the world heritage listed Kakadu National Park. Set in attractive, spacious & lush tropical surroundings, you can marvel at the stunning wildlife from the comfort of this unique resort.  Aurora Kakadu is the perfect place to unwind and relax after a busy day sightseeing, from a dip in the refreshing pool to watching the sun set over the resort billabong, it really is the perfect place to end your day.

Superior Room at Aurora Kakadu Hotel
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Find out more

  • Accommodation
  • Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park Ticket
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers - flight details to be provided 14 days prior to tour departure date

Prices may vary according to your departure date.

What to Bring

  • Enclosed walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Water bottle to hold 1 litre
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Flynet in summer months (optional)
  • Cash if purchasing Aboriginal artwork
  • Snacks for breakfast (Day 2)

Fitness Requirements

  • Uluru: Low level of fitness required. Approximately 1 hour gentle walk
  • Kata Tjuta: Moderate level of fitness required. Uneven surfaces to complete Walpa Gorge walk
  • Guests can return to the coach at any time if needed
  • Kakadu: Nourlangie Rock is a 1.5km walk around the base. The walk has built in steps along the path.
  • Ubirr walk is slightly uneven around the base but quite steep on the way to lookout.

Dining

  • Breakfast (1)
  • Lunches (3)
  • Dinner (1)

Flight Information

  • Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 1.30pm into Ayers Rock Airport
  • Day 7: Flights to depart anytime from Darwin airport

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