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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 2020 – 25 Nov 2020

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) and Tue (Jun-Aug)

Returns

Morning of Day 7, Darwin

On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you'll be transferred to the resort (flights to arrive prior to 1.30pm). This afternoon, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Later, travel around the base of Uluru in comfort as your Driver Guide provides commentary about the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluru. Learn about the native flora, fauna and intriguing culture of the traditional owners, the Anangu, and discover an array of fascinating sites. Continue by coach to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. In the late afternoon witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying sparkling wine.

Why not enrich your experience with an exclusive AAT Kings Uluru BBQ Dinner? Contact our team to find out more.

Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel

Rise early to watch the first rays of the sun set Uluru and the Red Centre alight. Make your way to the viewing platform to see many kilometres into the distance, providing an ideal photo opportunity. Later, travel to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta and continue to the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through it follows the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. Later, travel through the desert scenery 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, make your own way 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. 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’. Make your own way 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

Travel across the Adelaide River and Marrakai Plains and deep into Kakadu National Park. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre and view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu. Join your local guide for a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. After a lunch stop, visit Nourlangie, where your guide will lead a walk to view ancient Aboriginal rock art.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu.

Included Meals: Lunch

This morning, join your Driver Guide to explore the World Heritage Area of Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be 20,000 years old, to the lookout for a view over the surrounding wetlands. Join the Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River. An Aboriginal guide will provide an insight into their culture, including local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, as well as bush survival skills. With special permission of the local people, you can go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin.

Hotel: Travelodge Darwin Resort, Darwin.

Included Meals: Lunch

Your Short Break concludes this morning in Darwin. (Airport transfer is an additional cost.)



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
6 Sep 2020 to 16 Nov 2020
Adult Twin
$2650
Child
$1284
Single
$3052
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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