The Ghan - The Territory Complete : Itinerary (Apr 19 - Mar 20)

The Territory Complete Itinerary

April 2019 - March 2020

Adelaide - Alice Springs - Uluru - Kata Tjuta - Kings Canyon - Katherine - Darwin - Kakadu NP - Darwin

Inclusions

  • 2 days/1 night aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Alice Springs, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experience in Marla
  • Transfer from Alice Springs Rail Terminal to Hotel 
  • 4 nights accommodation in Alice Springs including breakfast daily
  • 4 days/3 nights Kata Tjuta, Uluru and Kings Canyon including accommodation and guided touring
  • Transfer from Hotel to Alice Springs Rail Terminal
  • 2 days/1 night aboard The Ghan, Alice Springs to Darwin, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursion in Katherine
  • Transfer from Darwin Rail Terminal to Hotel
  • 3 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily
  • 2 days/1 night Kakadu and East Alligator River including accommodation and guided touring
  • 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
Day 1: (Sunday) Board The Ghan in Adelaide
Board The Ghan in Adelaide, heading for the Flinders Ranges and beyond.
 
OVERNIGHT: The Ghan (L,D)
Day 2: (Monday) The Ghan, Alice Springs
Wake to an unforgettable outback sunrise at Marla before making your way to Alice Springs.
 
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters (B,L)
Day 3: (Tuesday) Leisure Day
Discover Alice Springs at your leisure. (B)
 
Recommended activity: Alice Springs Outback Balloon Flight
Day 4: (Wednesday) Alice Springs to Uluru
Prepare for one of life’s ultimate travel experiences when you begin your journey to Uluru. Along the way, you’ll visit a camel farm and see majestic Attila (Mount Conner) ahead of a sunset experience at Kata Tjuta.
 
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Voyages Sails in the Desert (B)
Day 5: (Thursday) Kata Tjuta and Uluru

Rise early this morning to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. Then travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between the two of the tallest domes of Kta Tjuta. Return to Ayers Rock Resort. This afternoon travel around the base of Uluru in comfort before continuing by coach to the Kuniya Walk and beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock painting.

Later visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, where you can learn about Aboriginal culture and see Aboriginal arts and crafts. In the late afternoon travel to the Uluru suset viewing area. Witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset before transferring to the barbecue site to enjoy a true outback experience at the Aussie Barbecue. Your guide will conduct a tour of the night sky, pointing our constellations and explaining Aboriginal stories that relate to the stars. (D)

Day 6: (Friday) Uluru and Kings Canyon
Start the day at leisure or take part in the free activities on offer at the Resort. Later, travel to Kings Canyon.

OVERNIGHT: Kings Canyon Resort
Day 7: (Saturday) Kings Canyon to Alice Springs
Join a guided climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for incredible views of Watarrka National Park. Follow the rim of the canyon and, if you have time, descend into the Garden of Eden. Visit Kings Creek Station en route to Alice Springs.
 
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
Day 8: (Sunday) Leisure Day
Explore Alice Springs at your own pace. (B)
Day 9: (Monday) Board The Ghan in Alice Springs
Enjoy watching the beautiful scenery pass by your window as you relax aboard The Ghan.
 
OVERNIGHT: The Ghan (B,D)
Day 10: (Tuesday) The Ghan, Katherine and Darwin
The landscapes continue to transform as you head towards Katherine and your Off Train Excursion before continuing to Darwin.

OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Rydges Darwin Central (B,L)
Day 11: (Wednesday) Leisure Day
Explore Darwin at your leisure. (B)
 
Recommended activity: Combine two of Darwin’s premier attractions with one ticket. The flexible Croc N History Explorer ticket gives you entry to both Crocosaurus Cove and the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility. As well as access to the 24 hour Hop On Hop Off Big Bus.
Day 12: (Thursday) Darwin to Kakadu National Park
Travel along the Arnhem Highway to the heart of Kakadu National Park. Visit Warradjan Cultural Centre, cruise Yellow Water Billabong and stop at Nourlangie where you will be guided to ancient rock art galleries.
 
OVERNIGHT: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (B,L)
Day 13: (Friday) Kakadu National Park to Darwin
Explore the World Heritage area of Ubirr, climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries to the lookout for the view over the surrounding wetlands. Join the Guluyambi Cruise and go ashore in Arnhem Land. Stop at Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin.
 
OVERNIGHT: Rydges Darwin Central (L)
Day 14: (Saturday) Farewell
Today completes your life-changing two-week adventure. (B)