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


  • Yellow Water Billabong Cruise

    Yellow Water Billabong Cruise

  • Nourlangie


Tour codes: YRD7

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Day 1: Arrive 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 base of awesome 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 while watch the effect of the setting sun on the colour of Uluru. Don’t forget your camera!

Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel (Standard)

Optional Experience
Add-on Uluru Barbecue Dinner
Add-on Uluru Barbecue Dinner
  • $125 adult
  • $63 child

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).

Winner of Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services

Day 2: Uluru – 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: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters (Standard)

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 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 (Standard)

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 4: The Ghan – Darwin

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 (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, Superior Room (Standard), Kakadu.

Included Meals: Lunch

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 Darwin Resort (Standard), Darwin.

Included Meals: Lunch

Day 7: Depart Darwin

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

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

7 Day Rail Break


Sat (Apr-Nov), Ayers Rock

Flights to arrive prior to 1.30pm


Day 7, Darwin

Flights to depart anytime

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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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  • Accommodation
  • 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.


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

What to bring

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

Fitness requirement

Moderate level of fitness required:

  • Uluru: Moderate level of fitness required. Walking on uneven surface required to complete Walpa Gorge walk, however, 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.

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 Standard Accommodation (YRD7)

Gold Service on The Ghan
Where you'll be staying
  • Desert Gardens Hotel  
  • Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters  
  • The Ghan Gold Service  
  • Travelodge Darwin Resort  
  • Aurora Kakadu, Superior Room  
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This itinerary is valid from 1 April 2018. Prices may vary according to your departure date.

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.

  • Standard (R)

  • Desert Gardens Hotel
    Yulara Dr, Yulara, NT 0872
    • 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
  • Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
    93 Barrett Drive Alice Springs NT, 0870
    • 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)

    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 Darwin Resort
    64 Cavenagh Street, Darwin NT 0800
    • Standard Room at Travelodge Darwin Resort
    • Swimming Pool at Travelodge Darwin Resort
    • Treetops Restaurant at Travelodge Darwin Resort
    • Swimming Pool Area at 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.

    • 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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