Departs from: Ayers Rock
See the very best of the Northern Territory on the AAT Kings 7 Day Red Centre to Top End Rail Break, travelling on The Ghan discover the sites of Uluru, Kata Tjuta & Kakadu National Park
Day 1: Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 1.00pm). This afternoon travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. 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. Late afternoon we travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine.
Accommodation: Outback Pioneer (R) or Desert Gardens (S), Ayers Rock Resort.
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. Join your AAT Kings Driver/Guide for a tour around the base of Uluru. Travel by coach to the Mutitjulu Walk where you will be escorted into the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock art and learn about the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. Visit the Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre before travelling to Alice Springs.
Accommodation: Aurora Alice Springs (R) or Crowne Plaza (S), Alice Springs.
Day 3: Alice Springs - The Ghan
Today travel through the West MacDonnell Ranges passing the John Flynn Memorial before stopping at Simpsons Gap with its lovely river red gums. Continue to Angkerle (Standley Chasm) for a light lunch before departing for Alice Springs Desert Park. Explore the desert rivers, sand country and woodland habitats. Visit the Nocturnal House and witness free-flying birds of prey in the nature theatre. Return to Alice Springs this afternoon. In the early evening you will be transferred to the Alice Springs railway station to join The Ghan to Darwin.
Rail: Red Service Sleeper Cabin (R), Gold Service (F) or Platinum Service (F). L
Day 4: The Ghan - Darwin
On arrival at Darwin railway station you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure.
Accommodation: Travelodge Mirambeena Resort (R) or Holiday Inn Esplanade (F), Darwin.
Day 5: Darwin - Kakadu
Travel deep into Kakadu National Park. Take a guided walk to view Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock. After lunch join the famous Yellow Water Billabong cruise to observe saltwater crocodiles and prolific birdlife. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre and view the informative displays and exhibits.
Accommodation: Aurora Kakadu (R) or Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn (S). L
Day 6: Kakadu - 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. We have an Aboriginal guide with us and with the special permission of the local people, we will be able to go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre. There is the opportunity for a scenic flight (own expense) over the Arnhem Land Escarpment. Return journey to Darwin.
Accommodation: Travelodge Mirambeena Resort (R) or Holiday Inn Esplanade (S), Darwin. L
Day 7: Darwin
You will be transferred to Darwin airport for your onward flight.
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