short break icon 7 Day Rail Break

Territory Tracks

  • Kata Tjuṯa (The Olgas)

    Kata Tjuṯa (The Olgas)

  • Uluṟu (Ayers Rock)

    Uluṟu (Ayers Rock)

  • Muṯitjulu Waterhole

    Muṯitjulu Waterhole

  • Alice Springs

    Alice Springs

  • Ubirr

    Ubirr

  • Yellow Water Billabong Cruise

    Yellow Water Billabong Cruise

  • Nourlangie

    Nourlangie

Tour codes: YRD7B, YRD7R

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Accommodation Standards

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Uluru (Ayers Rock)

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 awesome base of Uluru. At Mutitjulu Waterhole view Aboriginal rock art, as your Driver Guide explains Uluru’s 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 and watch the effect of the setting sun on the colour of Uluru. Don’t forget your camera!

Hotel: Outback Pioneer Hotel (Budget) or Desert Gardens Hotel (Standard), Ayers Rock Resort.

Optional Experience:
Add-on the
Uluru Barbecue Dinner

After sunset, join us under the stars at our exclusive venue. Enjoy sparkling wine on arrival, then dine on a menu of steak, lamb sausages, chicken skewers and garlic prawns, salads and a tasty dessert. All accompanied by a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks. There’s time for stargazing too (weather permitting). 

Optional Experience
Add-on Uluru Barbecue Dinner
Add-on Uluru Barbecue Dinner
Day 2: Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Alice Springs

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: Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis (Budget) or Lasseters Hotel (Standard), Alice Springs.

Day 3: Alice Springs – The Ghan

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 Arrarnta 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 for your overnight journey to the tropical Top End.

Hotel: The Ghan Gold Service (Budget or Standard), Overnight Train

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 4: The Ghan – Darwin

On arrival at Darwin Train Station you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure.

Hotel: Travelodge Mirambeena Resort, Budget Motel Room (Budget) or Travelodge Mirambeena Resort (Standard), Darwin.

Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5: Darwin – Kakadu National Park

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: Aurora Kakadu (Budget) or Aurora Kakadu, Superior Room (Standard), Kakadu.

Included Meals: Lunch

Optional Experience:
Add-on a
50 minute scenic flight over Arnhem Land Escarpment

Experiencing Kakadu from the air gives you a true sense of the vastness of this amazing landscape. Between June & November, this fabulous scenic flight takes you out over Arnhem Land and Dinosaur Valley, following the rugged escarpment along the boundary of Kakadu National Park. It passes ancient Nourlangie and Lightning Dreaming, the beautiful savannah woodlands, South Alligator River, deep-water billabongs and floodplains. Between December & May, you’ll fly over breathtaking Jim Jim and Twin Falls.

Optional Experience
Add On Kakadu Scenic Flight (50 min)
Add On Kakadu Scenic Flight (50 min)
Day 6: Kakadu National Park – Darwin

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 Mirambeena Resort, Budget Motel Room (Budget) or Travelodge Mirambeena Resort (Standard), Darwin.

Included Meals: Lunch

Day 7: Farewell from Darwin

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

Note (Departures in April, May and November):

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

7 Day Rail Break

Departs

Sat (Apr-Nov) 
from Ayers Rock Resort

(flights to arrive prior to 1.30pm)

Returns

Morning of day 7 at Darwin


(Reverse itinerary from Darwin to Ayers Rock is also available.
See tour DRY7)

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

  • Accommodation
  • The Ghan overnight train journey (Alice Springs to Darwin)
  • National Park Entry Fee
  • Experienced Driver Guides
  • Detailed and informative commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers - please advise AAT Kings of your full flight details no later than 14 days prior to departure.


Dining

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

What to bring

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

Fitness requirement

Moderate level of fitness required.

Accommodation Standards & Prices

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.

Tour with Budget Accommodation (YRD7B)

Standard Room at Outback Pioneer Hotel
Where you'll be staying
  • Outback Pioneer Hotel  
  • Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis  
  • The Ghan Gold Service  
  • Travelodge Mirambeena Resort, Budget Motel Room  
  • Aurora Kakadu  
> More detail
FROM

Tour with Standard Accommodation (YRD7R)

Gold Service on The Ghan
Where you'll be staying
  • Desert Gardens Hotel  
  • Lasseters Hotel  
  • The Ghan Gold Service  
  • Travelodge Mirambeena Resort  
  • Aurora Kakadu, Superior Room  
> More detail
FROM
$2377
adult twin ?
$1902
child ?
$2763
adult single ?
  • This itinerary valid until 30 November 2016.
  • Prices above may vary according to your departure date. 
  • If the hotel listed is unavailable, you will be accommodated at a hotel of comparable standard.


Please Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may be subject to change.

Your choice of accommodation standards

Choose from a range of accommodation standards. 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.

  • Budget (B)

  • Outback Pioneer Hotel
    Yulara Dr, Yulara, NT 0872
    • BBQ Area at Outback Pioneer Hotel
    • Reception area at Outback Pioneer Hotel
    • Pool Area at night at Outback Pioneer Hotel
    • Standard Room at Outback Pioneer Hotel
    • Outback Pioneer Hotel's front exterior at night

    The Outback Pioneer Hotel provides comfortable, clean accommodation for the traveller who is simply looking for somewhere to rest between their outback adventures.

    Standard Rooms are comfortable and spacious and feature one queen and one single bed. All rooms have private en suite, television and movies on demand.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Hair dryer
    • Private bathroom
    • Refrigerator
    • ISD/STD phone
    • In-house movies
  • Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis
    10 Gap Rd, Alice Springs NT 0870
    • Standard Room at Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis
    • Reception area at Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis
    • Exterior & driveway at Ibis Styles Alice Springs
    • Seasons Restaurant at Ibis Styles Oasis
    • Swimming Pool at Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis

    Set among tropical gardens in Alice Springs, the hotel is a haven for travellers exploring the area. The Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis sits just minutes from the town centre and features two pools, a spa, sauna, BBQ area, restaurant and bar. The hotel’s location is ideal for exploring the attractions of Alice Springs.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Refrigerator
    • Ensuite
    • Bathroom Amenities
    • Hair Dryer
    • In-house movies
  • 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
  • Travelodge Mirambeena Resort, Budget Motel Room
    64 Cavenagh Street, Darwin NT 0800
    • Driveway and front entry to Travelodge Mirambeena
    • Swimming Pool Area at Travelodge Mirambeena Resort
    • Treetops Restaurant at Travelodge Mirambeena
    • Budget Motel Room at Travelodge Mirambeena 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.

    • Features
    • In-room safe
    • Hair Dryer
    • Shower
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Air-conditioning
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Flat Screen TV
  • Aurora Kakadu
    South Alligator, Kakadu National Park/Arnhem Hwy, Kakadu, NT 0886
    • Aurora Kakadu Hotel Standard Room
    • Wetlands Kakadu Restaurant at Aurora Kakadu Hotel
    • Aurora Kakadu Hotel Swimming Pool
    • Aurora Kakadu Hotel Exterior
    • Aurora Kakadu Hotel Aerial View

    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.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Private balcony
    • TV
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Desert Gardens Hotel
    Yulara Dr, Yulara, NT 0872
    • 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
  • Lasseters Hotel
    93 Barrett Drive Alice Springs NT, 0870
    • Front Exterior Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs
    • Swimming Pool at Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs
    • Front Exterior Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs
    • Pool at night at Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs
    • Superior Room at Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs

    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.

    • Features
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Mini Bar
    • 26” LCD flat screen with Austar
    • In-house movies
    • In-room safe
    • Free wireless internet access
    • Swimming Pool
  • 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
  • Travelodge Mirambeena Resort
    64 Cavenagh Street, Darwin NT 0800
    • Standard Room at Travelodge Mirambeena Resort
    • Driveway and front entry to Travelodge Mirambeena
    • Swimming Pool at Travelodge Mirambeena Resort
    • Treetops Restaurant at Travelodge Mirambeena
    • Swimming Pool Area at Travelodge Mirambeena 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.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • LCD TV
    • In-house movies
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Dining table and chairs
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Hair Dryer
    • Refrigerator
    • Radio
    • In-room safe
  • Aurora Kakadu, Superior Room
    South Alligator, Kakadu National Park/Arnhem Hwy, Kakadu, NT 0886
    • Superior Room at Aurora Kakadu Hotel
    • Wetlands Kakadu Restaurant at Aurora Kakadu Hotel
    • Swimming Pool at Aurora Kakadu Hotel
    • Exterior grounds at Aurora Kakadu Hotel
    • Aerial View at Aurora Kakadu Hotel

    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.

    • Features
    • Private balcony
    • Ensuite
    • TV
    • Iron / Ironing Board
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