Day 1 | Highlights: Welcome dinner
Welcome to the very heart of Australia. Begin your discovery of the Red Centre this afternoon with a visit to the Uluru and Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Enjoy your Special Stay for the next two nights and your welcome dinner.
Day 2 | Uluru Highlights: Kata Tjuta
Be filled with wonder as the sun rises over Uluru, followed by breakfast and an informative walking tour of significant sights around its base, or choose a Harley-Davidson™ motorcycle ride to the viewing point overlooking Uluru. Alternatively, see the desert from the top of a camel or enjoy a trek around the base of Uluru.
Day 3 | Uluru > Kings Canyon Highlights: Rim walk
Optional flight - View Uluru and Kata Tjuta from the air. (Additional expense).
Day 4 | Kings Canyon > Alice Springs Highlights: Royal Flying Doctor Service
Observe the majesty of the East MacDonnell Ranges as you approach Alice Springs, Australia’s most famous outback town. Enjoy a city tour, including a visit to the legendary Royal Flying Doctor Service, then check into your hotel for a two night stay. Dinner tonight is served outdoors and is an outback bush BBQ with bush damper cooking and entertainment by a bush balladeer.
Day 5 | Alice Springs Highlights: Scenic Freechoice
Journey by 4WD to the oasis of Palm Valley or experience the grandeur of the West MacDonnell Ranges and Standley Chasm. Alternatively, enjoy a Taste of the Outback.
Day 6 | Alice Springs > The Ghan Highlights: Gold Service
Visit Anzac Hill for panoramic views of Alice Springs before an Aboriginal Cultural Tour to the Alice Springs Desert Park and a visit to the School of Air. All aboard for your overnight Special Stay on the famous Ghan train (Gold Service). This is one of the world’s greatest train journeys. Relax in the Outback Explorer Lounge before dinner in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant.
Day 7 | The Ghan > Darwin Highlights:
Enjoy breakfast on board as you gaze out of the window taking inspiration from the ever-changing landscape.Upon arrival in Katherine, choose between a guided cruise through Katherine Gorge, where you will marvel at the towering red ochre sandstone walls and hear stories of the Jawoyn people or enjoy The Ghan’s cultural experience that will take you to the heart of this area. Create your own indigenous painting, learn to throw a spear and hear ancient Dreamtime tales. Reboard the train and travel to Darwin for your two night stay.
Day 8 | Darwin Highlights: Scenic Freechoice
Cruise on the Adelaide River, home to the ‘jumping crocodiles’ or visit Litchfield National Park. Take the hop-on-hop-off bus around town or a tour of the WWII Bombing of Darwin. Enjoy dinner tonight at the hotel.
Day 9 | Darwin Highlights:
Say goodbye to your new friends, before returning home with many great memories.