Rock to the Top
10 nights ex Adelaide
Departs every Wednesday
» Rail travel on The Ghan, Adelaide to Alice Springs
» 3 nights in Alice Springs
» 2 day Uluru & Jata Tjuta Tour including 1 night accommodation
» Rail travel on The Ghan, Alice Springs to Darwin
» 3 nights in Darwin
» Half day Darwin City Tour
» 2 day/1 night Kakadu, Art Sites & Wildlife Tour including 1 night accommodation
» Air travel, Darwin to Adelaide/Perth
» Transfers and Meals as specified
Valid for travel from April to October.
Ex Perth passengers also receive air travel from Perth to Adelaide.
WED Adelaide to Alice Springs
Make your own way to the Adelaide Parklands Terminal in time for your 12.30pm departure on board The Ghan. Sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery of central Australia.
Overnight: The Ghan
THU Alice Springs
Arrive in Alice Springs at 1.45pm and you will make your way to your accommodation. The rest of the day is free to explore at your leisure.
Overnight: Aurora Alice Springs or similar, 2 nights
FRI Alice Springs (L)
Travel west from Alice Springs following the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges. Stop at Simpsons Gap with it’s beautiful red gums and then onto Standley Chasm for a picnic lunch. You will then travel to the top of Anzac Hill for panoramic views before exploring the landscapes and wildlife at Alice Springs Desert Park.
SAT Alice Springs
Travel south this morning to Ayers Rock. Stopping on the way at the Camel Farm before continuing onto the Uluru-Kata-Tjuta Culutural Centre. Later take a walk to the waterhole of Mutitjulu and see ancient Aboriginal cave paintings. Then join a guide on the Mala walk and tour the base of Uluru. As the sun sets, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine at Uluru.
Overnight: Outback Pioneer Hotel or similar
SUN Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Early start this morning to witness Uluru at sunrise. Then onto explore Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk into Walpa Gorge. See ancient rock engravings and rare plants only found among these rocky domes. This afternoon you will be transferred back to Alice Springs. Overnight: Aurora Alice Springs or similar
MON Alice Springs to Darwin
Today is free for you to explore Alice Springs further, before joining The Ghan for your 6pm departure to Darwin.
Overnight: The Ghan
Arrive in Darwin at 5.30pm and make your own way to your accommodation.
Overnight: Darwin Central Hotel or similar, 2 nights
This morning is free for you to relax before your afternoon Darwin City Sights Tour. Highlights will include the Chinese Temple, the lush Botanical Gardens, the East Point Military Precinct, Stokes Hill Wharf area and the Mooring Basin.
THU Kakadu National Park (L)
Travel into World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, where you will visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, then join a guided boat cruise on Yellow Water billabong. After lunch, travel to Nourlangie Rock art site.
Overnight: Aurora Kakadu or similar
FRI Kakadu National Park (L)
Travel by 4WD to Ubirr to see superbly preserved Aboriginal rock art. Join an Aboriginal guide for the Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River. Along the way, with special permission, take a short walk into Arnhem Land (conditions permitting) and enjoy lunch in a bush setting. Later, stop at Window on the Wetlands and watch the changing light of day over the floodplains.
Overnight: Darwin Central Hotel or similar
SAT Darwin to Adelaide/Perth
Time for last minute sightseeing or shopping before your flight home.
COST PER PERSON (TWIN)
RSingle Supplement plus $850, Upgrade to Deluxe Hotels plus $210pp
Ex Perth passengers add $110pp
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