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

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

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7 Day Rail Break | Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Darwin | Travel Period: 1 Apr 2019 – 25 Nov 2019

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!

*Please note: From the 15th September, 2019, the Aurora Kakadu Hotel will be replaced with the Kakadu Lodge for existing bookings, and the Mercure Croc Hotel for future bookings. 

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).

At the Uluru–Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre see locally-made arts and crafts. Drive around the base of awesome Uluru (Ayers Rock). At Mutitjulu Waterhole view Aboriginal rock art, as your Driver Guide explains Uluru’s history and native flora and fauna. Travel to the sunset viewing area to enjoy sparkling wine while watching the effect of the setting sun on the colour of Uluru.

Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel

Travel to the sunrise viewing area 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. 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, 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 (own expense).

Late this afternoon you’ll be transferred to Alice Springs Railway Station to board The Ghan. Enjoy a drink in the Outback Explorer Lounge followed by 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: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu.

Included Meals: Lunch

Stop at Ubirr for 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.

Travel Date
1 Sep 2019 to 25 Nov 2019
Adult Twin
$2862
Child
$2290
Single
$3294
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
Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

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.

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel Superior Room
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

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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