Uncovering Uluru - A Journey Through Central Australia

All-inclusive rail journey and Uluru & Kata Tjuta Escorted Tour

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Uncover Australia’s outback during a series of tours and relish an unforgettable journey on board the legendary Ghan as you glide through the mesmerising landscapes from Adelaide to Darwin.
 

Beginning your journey in Adelaide, you’ll have the chance to sample the flavours and highlights of this renowned gastronomic city. Here you’ll board The Ghan for your spectacular voyage north. Admire sensational views from your carriage and tuck into gourmet meals prepared by professional chefs in the train’s Queen Adelaide Restaurant.

After a sunrise experience in Marla, you’ll wend your way to Alice Springs where you’ll enjoy a two night hotel stay. A once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits, witnessing the magnificent Uluru at sunset as well as a fully escorted tour of the surrounding World Heritage-listed National Park. The sight of Kata Tjuta’s magnificent contours and colours will linger long in the memory.

Your journey continues back on board The Ghan where you’ll head towards Katherine, a town in the Northern Territory, for a guided excursion. Experience the customs and cultures of the Aboriginal people, taking in the pristine wilderness of the Nitmiluk Gorge, before setting off again for the final leg of the journey into Darwin where you’ll enjoy a city explorer tour.

Package Includes

All flights & taxes

All-Inclusive Rail Journey

  • 2 night all-inclusive rail journey on board The Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin with all meals, fine wines and beverages
  • Off-train excursions in Alice Springs, Marla and Katherine

Hotel Stays

  • 1 night four-star hotel stay in Adelaide at the Hilton Adelaide or similar with breakfast
  • 2 night four-star hotel stay in Alice Springs at the Crowne Plaza Lasseters or similar with breakfast
  • 1 night four-star hotel stay in Uluru and Kata Tjuta at the Voyages Sails in the Desert or similar
  • 2 night four-star hotel stay in Darwin at the Doubletree by Hilton or similar with breakfast

Fully Escorted Tours

  • Kata Tjuta National park
  • Witness Uluru at sunset and sunrise
  • See the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole
  • Visit the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta
  • Discover the rock formations of Walpa Gorge
  • 24 hour Darwin City Explorer Hop On-Hop Off Big Bus pass

At a glance

8 nights
Departing Jun 21 - Aug 21
All flights and taxes

Prices from

Gold Twin
$5,199 pp
Price based on 26 Jun 2021 departure
Gold Single
$6,599 pp
Price based on 24 Jul 2021 departure

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Call to book:

(07) 3558 9942

Holiday code:

TRA2235

Opening hours:

AWST: Mon to Fri 7am - 5pm | Sat & Sun 7am - 2pm

Uluru

Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is a massive sandstone monolith in the heart of the Northern Territory’s arid "Red Centre". The nearest large town is Alice Springs, 450km away. Uluru is sacred to indigenous Australians and is thought to have started forming around 550 million years ago. It’s within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which also includes the 36 red-rock domes of the Kata Tjuta (colloquially “The Olgas”) formation.

Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 | 26 Jun 2021
Adelaide - Hotel Stay

Often referred to as the food and wine capital of Australia, there are plenty of gastronomic delights to savour in Adelaide. Rich in cultural attractions, the city also boasts a range of museums and galleries including the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum, which offer insights into Australia’s natural and artistic heritage. After sampling some of the culture, flavours and entertainment that the city has to offer, you’ll make your way to your hotel to settle in ahead of your iconic journey north.

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DAY 2 | 27 Jun 2021
Adelaide - Embark The Ghan

Tuck into a leisurely breakfast and take a morning stroll before you wave goodbye to Adelaide and board The Ghan. You’ll marvel at the nostalgic feel of this legendary train as you embark on a truly iconic journey, venturing through the most untouched terrains and landmarks of Australia’s ever-changing landscapes. You’ll enjoy incredible service on board as you settle into your cabin, sit back and witness the rugged beauty of the Flinders Ranges.

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DAY 3 | 28 Jun 2021
Marla / Alice Springs - Disembark The Ghan

Awake to an incredible outback-style sunrise in the town of Marla, a small settlement in the remote reaches of South Australia. You’ll disembark to enjoy a leisurely breakfast as you watch the changing morning light across the arid desert. Board the train again for an on-board brunch and wend your way through the MacDonnell Ranges and on to Alice Springs. This town may be small, but it has an intriguing heritage including a rich pioneering history, outstanding indigenous art, and diverse local wildlife.

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DAY 4 | 29 Jun 2021
Uluru & Kata Tjuta Tour

Today you’ll depart Alice Springs and venture into the incredible World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park where you’ll have a guided tour of this bucket-list landmark. This is your chance to explore both Uluru and its outback neighbour: Kata Tjuta. Considered sacred to Australia’s Aboriginal people, Uluru’s transforming colours are mesmerising, its red sandstone deepening in tone through the evening. Experience an exclusive sunset event before returning to your hotel in the heart of this desert wilderness.

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DAY 5 | 30 Jun 2021
Uluru & Kata Tjuta / Alice Springs

Today you’ll explore Mutitjulu, a small community of Aboriginal people who dwell at at the base of Uluru, as well as the Mutitjulu Waterhole, its waters presenting a contrast against the arid surrounds of the Red Centre. Uncover the mystical stories of the flora and fauna of Uluru, while back at Kata Tjuta, you’ll take a stroll through Walpa Gorge and the huddle of enchanting domed rocks. Marvel at the red sandstone contours and keep your eyes peeled for wallabies as you stroll through the towering structures ahead of your journey back to Alice Springs.

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DAY 6 | 1 Jul 2021
Alice Springs - Embark the Ghan

Today you’ll board the legendary Ghan once more to continue your journey north through the Australian Outback. Friendly staff will lead you back to your comfortable private cabin where you'll be able to settle in. Once you’ve done so, find your perfect vantage point to watch the landscape transform throughout your onward journey to Darwin.

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DAY 7 | 2 Jul 2021
Katherine / Darwin - Disembark The Ghan

Arriving in the pristine wilderness of Katherine, you’ll cruise the jaw-dropping Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about its ancient indigenous rock paintings and gain insight into the culture of the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, the Jawoyn people. Spend the day with the Aboriginal people, sharing their culture, learning their ways and trying activities such as basket weaving, spear throwing, fire lighting and learning the Didgeridoo. Once back on board, indulge in lunch and laughter with your fellow passengers as the train makes its way through the unfolding landscape to arrive in Darwin by the early evening where you’ll disembark for your hotel stay.

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DAY 8 | 3 Jul 2021
Darwin

Spend a day exploring Darwin with a top-deck city pass – the finest way to catch all its highlights. Whether you want to walk amidst lush jungle in the Botanic Gardens, taste exotic street food at the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, see crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove or learn about local history at the Military Museum, the Darwin Explorer pass (included as part of your package) allows you to sample its many attractions with ease.

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DAY 9 | 4 Jul 2021
Fly home
Your highlights of the Red Centre adventure complete, today you'll head to the airport for your flight back home.

Welcome aboard the Ghan

This is a journey like no other, taking three days and two magnificent nights under the wide desert canopy of stars, traversing from the tip of the north to the depths of the south, or in reverse. You will be travelling on board one of the world’s finest rail journeys, being wined and dined on the finest produce while watching the incredible landscapes slip past you at a top speed of 115 kilometres per hour.

Know the Facts

Often described as a ‘national treasure’, The Ghan makes an unforgettable voyage of discovery across the outback. In 2019, the legendary locomotive celebrated 90 years of service, dating back to the 1930s adventurers, when the first Afghan cameleers came to the land Down Under. Then, the Afghan Express as it was known provided a route from A to B; today The Ghan – the legend – offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience, following the tracks of pioneering explorers through the red heart of Australia.

Know the Facts

Often described as a ‘national treasure’, The Ghan makes an unforgettable voyage of discovery across the outback. In 2019, the legendary locomotive celebrated 90 years of service, dating back to the 1930s adventurers, when the first Afghan cameleers came to the land Down Under. Then, the Afghan Express as it was known provided a route from A to B; today The Ghan – the legend – offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience, following the tracks of pioneering explorers through the red heart of Australia.

Prices & Departures

  All flights included
regional flights available at a supplement
Departing
Departing 26 June 2021
Departing 10 July 2021
Departing 17 July 2021
Departing 24 July 2021
Departing 31 July 2021
Departing 14 August 2021
Departing 21 August 2021
Gold Twin
Gold Twin $5,199
Gold Twin $5,299
Gold Twin $5,599
Gold Twin Sold Out
Gold Twin $5,799
Gold Twin $5,699
Gold Twin $5,699
Gold Single
Gold Single $6,599
Gold Single Sold Out
Gold Single $6,699
Gold Single $6,599
Gold Single $6,999
Gold Single $6,899
Gold Single $6,799
Departing
Departing 26 June 2021
Departing 10 July 2021
Departing 17 July 2021
Departing 24 July 2021
Departing 31 July 2021
Departing 14 August 2021
Departing 21 August 2021
Gold Twin
Gold Twin $5,199
Gold Twin $5,299
Gold Twin $5,599
Gold Twin Sold Out
Gold Twin $5,799
Gold Twin $5,699
Gold Twin $5,699
Gold Single
Gold Single $6,599
Gold Single Sold Out
Gold Single $6,699
Gold Single $6,599
Gold Single $6,999
Gold Single $6,899
Gold Single $6,799
Departing
Departing 26 June 2021
Departing 10 July 2021
Departing 17 July 2021
Departing 24 July 2021
Departing 31 July 2021
Departing 14 August 2021
Departing 21 August 2021
Gold Twin
Gold Twin $5,199
Gold Twin $5,299
Gold Twin $5,599
Gold Twin Sold Out
Gold Twin $5,799
Gold Twin $5,699
Gold Twin $5,699
Gold Single
Gold Single $6,599
Gold Single Sold Out
Gold Single $6,699
Gold Single $6,599
Gold Single $6,999
Gold Single $6,899
Gold Single $6,799
Departing
Departing 26 June 2021
Departing 10 July 2021
Departing 17 July 2021
Departing 24 July 2021
Departing 31 July 2021
Departing 14 August 2021
Departing 21 August 2021
Gold Twin
Gold Twin $5,199
Gold Twin $5,299
Gold Twin $5,599
Gold Twin Sold Out
Gold Twin $5,799
Gold Twin $5,699
Gold Twin $5,699
Gold Single
Gold Single $6,599
Gold Single Sold Out
Gold Single $6,699
Gold Single $6,599
Gold Single $6,999
Gold Single $6,899
Gold Single $6,799
Departing
Departing 26 June 2021
Departing 10 July 2021
Departing 17 July 2021
Departing 24 July 2021
Departing 31 July 2021
Departing 14 August 2021
Departing 21 August 2021
Gold Twin
Gold Twin $5,199
Gold Twin $5,299
Gold Twin $5,599
Gold Twin Sold Out
Gold Twin $5,799
Gold Twin $5,699
Gold Twin $5,699
Gold Single
Gold Single $6,599
Gold Single Sold Out
Gold Single $6,699
Gold Single $6,599
Gold Single $6,999
Gold Single $6,899
Gold Single $6,799

CALL TO BOOK: (07) 3558 9942

HOLIDAY CODE: TRA2235