Ghan to Alice Springs plus a 4 day central Australia luxury coach tour to Ayers Rock and Kings Canyon with a special Uluru sunset dinner and touring from Alice Springs. Experience the best of the Red Centre in this 9 day train and touring package. Enjoy a night on the Ghan as well as comprehensive central Australia luxury coach touring and 4 days in Alice Springs with meals and touring before flying home. Visit the Old Ghan Train Museum, the beautiful West MacDonnell Ranges, the Royal Flying Doctor Service as well as guided walks at Mala & Mutitjulu Waterhole and a base drive around Uluru. Themes include: South Australia, Northern Territory, Departs from Adelaide, Ghan, Luxury Coach, Returns from Adelaide. + Show more
Ghan Train Adelaide to Alice Springs (Gold Service)
All Flights (e.g home to Adelaide and Alice Springs to home)
4 Day Central Australia Luxury Coach Tour
4 Nights Accommodation in Alice Springs
2 Nights Accommodation in Uluru
1 Night Accommodation in Kings Canyon
4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, Special Uluru Dinner
All meals onboard Ghan, FREE beverages throughout your journey, FREE toiletries kit, Cabin Steward service, in-cabin music and commentary, use of "Outback Explorer Lounge"
All Ghan Off-Train Excursions & Activities (eg Katherine, Marla, Manguri)
Ghan 90th Birthday Celebration Surprises (special extras if you travel June, July or Aug 2019)
West MacDonnells Luxury Day Tour
Alice Springs Coach Tour
Uluru with Special Dinner
Guided Drive around Uluru
Guided Walks at Mutitjulu Waterhole
Meet and Greet Personalised Return Transfers (Train Station, Hotel and Airport)
FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 Value discounts and bonuses in Northern Territory)
The GhanAlice SpringsUluru (Ayers Rock)Overnight Luxury Coach TourSpecial Dinner at UluruBase Drive of UluruKata Tjuta (The Olgas)Kings CanyonAtila (Mt. Connor)Uluru and Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre Guided Walks at Mala and Mutitjulu WaterholeWest MacDonnell RangesStandley ChasmOrmiston Gorge and WaterholeSimpsons GapGlen Helen GorgeFinke ValleyRoyal Flying Doctor ServiceHistoric Telegraph StationSchool of the AirSimpson DesertSpectacular panoramic 360-degree view from the summit of Anzac HillOld Ghan Train Museum
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DAYS 1–2 Ghan to Alice Springs
Fly into Adelaide and be personally met at the airport by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to the Ghan railway station to begin your journey to Alice Springs.
The journey from Adelaide to Alice Springs takes you through some of the most dramatic and breathtaking scenery on the planet. As you travel from south Australia up toward its red centre you'll be amazed at the sheer size and beauty of this spectacular country, Adelaide's green hills and country vistas transform into dramatic mountain ranges and rocky outcrops, as you head further north the ochre earth and blue skies contrast in a show of incredible natural beauty.
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As you arrive into the Red Centre of Australia you can still sense the strong pioneering outback spirit of Alice Springs. You will be personally met at the Ghan railway station by DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred to your Alice Springs hotel. You can relax and use the rest of the day to explore your hotel and its facilities, perhaps take a stroll around the neighbourhood and central Alice Springs.
Meet and Greet Personalised Arrival Transfer, 1 Night Gold Service Cabin on the Ghan, 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, Luxury Katherine Gorge (Darwin to Alice Springs customers only), Meet and Greet Personalised Rail Transfer, Overnight Alice Springs Accommodation.
DAY 3 Alice Springs Luxury Coach Tour
Your Central Australian adventure starts off today by exploring the modern face of the historic pioneer town of Alice Springs, famous for Afghan cameleers, gold-diggers, flying doctor base, school of the air, The Ghan train, the usually dry Todd River, the Simpson Desert, 'A Town Like Alice', contemporary Aboriginal art (Todd Mall) and the Aboriginal Arrernte people who have lived here for 20,000 years.
Enjoy our 4.5 hour luxury coach tour with great informative commentary from our experienced local guide. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service (headquarters of the globally respected medical service providing a critical link to remote communities throughout the Northern Territory), Historic Telegraph Station (site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs, established in 1872 to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide), School of the Air (provides education to primary school aged children living on remote properties throughout the Northern Territory since 1951), Anzac Hill (dedicated as a war memorial to honour those that fallen in Australian's wars) and Alice Springs Reptile Centre (amazing NT animals like, saltwater crocodiles, huge goannas, frill-neck lizards and Gecko Cave). You will also get a great orientation of thriving Alice Springs, touring through the town and seeing the other main attractions such as the Cultural Precinct, National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame, Road Transport Hall of Fame, Old Ghan Train Museum, Olive Pink Botanic Gardens and Todd Mall.
Enjoy some free time. Perhaps explore some more of Alice Springs or just relax in your hotel, taking advantage of the great facilities.
Breakfast, Alice Springs Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick Up, Overnight Alice Springs Accommodation.
DAY 4 Tour From Alice Springs to Ayers Rock
Stop at a camel farm on your journey south from Alice Springs, view Atila (Mt. Conner), visit Kata Tjuta and explore the domes at Walpa Gorge before reaching the Uluru sunset viewing area. Enjoy dinner at an exclusive venue at Ayers Rock.
Travel south from Alice Springs. Visit a camel farm, where you may choose to purchase a camel ride. Later stop to view Atila (Mt.?Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. Watch the sun set while enjoying complimentary wine. After sunset, join us under the stars at our exclusive venue. Enjoy sparkling wine then dine on a menu of steak, lamb sausages, chicken skewers and garlic prawns, salads and a tasty dessert. All accompanied by a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks. There’s time for stargazing too (weather permitting).
Breakfast, Special Uluru Dinner, Overnight Ayers Rock Accommodation
DAY 5 Discover Ayers Rock Region
Uluru, situated in Australia's vast red centre is an iconic symbol of the country and a place of reverence and spirituality in Aboriginal culture, the ancient desert landscape enchants and captivates, this giant monolith takes on different hues throughout the day as the sun casts its light over it, pinks to purples to dark reds, truly a mystical and magical place.
Watch the gorgeous sunrise at Ulu?u, then drive around the base of Ulu?u. Travel to the Mutitjulu Waterhole to view Aboriginal rock art. Visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) where your guide will escort you on a 2-3 hour walk to the Valley of the Winds (shorter walk available). Take in a sunset at Kata Tjuta, while enjoying complimentary wine.
Experience the sunrise at Uluru and a drive around the base of Uluru. Discover the Mutitjulu Waterhole, visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and explore the Valley of the Winds.
Sunrise at Uluru, Uluru Base Drive, Guided Walks at Mutitjulu Waterhole and Valley of The Winds, Complimentary Wine at Kata Tjuta, Overnight Ayers Rock Accommodation
DAY 6 Tour From Ayers Rock to Kings Canyon
Situated in the heart of Australia's red-centre the Olgas (Kata Tjuta) are a stunning giant ochre rock formation, majestic and intriguing they are immersed in legend and mystique and are held sacred by the Anangu Aboriginal people.
Enjoy some free time at Ayers Rock before travelling Kings Canyon.
Drive to Kings Canyon, Overnight Kings Canyon Accommodation
DAY 7 Tour From Kings Canyon to Alice Springs
King's Canyon is an iconic rock formation in Australia's Red Centre, ancient and mystical its ochre rock faces tower above forests of palms and ferns, the view from the top at sunrise and sunset is extraordinary, take a guided tour with an Aboriginal elder and descend into the canyon to the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole and walk the canyon base.
Climb to the rim of Kings Canyon or take a shorter walk along the canyon creek bed, travel back to Kings Canyon Resort for lunch then make your way back to Alice Springs.
Kings Canyon Walk, Return to Alice Springs, Overnight Alice Springs Accommodation.
DAY 8 West MacDonnells Range Luxury Coach Tour
Today explore the iconic West MacDonnell Ranges that form the dramatic ochre red back-drop to Alice Springs, including Standley Chasm, Ellery Creek, Big Hole, Ormiston Gorge and Glen Helen Gorge. This amazing Central Australia geological feature has many hidden treasures for you to discover.
Travel west on Larapinta Drive, passing the John Flynn Memorial (foot of the Mt Gillen), see what remains of the twin ghost gums (famous painting by Albert Namatjira), stop at Standley Chasm (amazing red cleft that glows) for a delicious morning tea, perhaps walk into the Chasm (Angkerle Creek bed). Stop at Ellery Creek Big Hole (optional short walk to the cool waterhole), visit the Orchre Pits and Glen Helen Gorge (semi permanent waterhole) before your scrumptious lunch (with beer, wine or soft drink). Experience Ormiston Gorge and waterhole, with time to enjoy the refreshing waterhole (perhaps have a well deserved swim). Visit Simpsons Gap. All the time spotting for the amazing wildlife such as eagles, kytes and falcons (soaring above the range on warm currents) as well as black footed Rock Wallabies and desert lizards.
Breakfast, Luxury Day Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Morning Tea, Guided Walk, Ploughman Lunch, Overnight Alice Springs Accommodation.
Day 9 Fly Home
Time to say goodbye to beautiful Alice Springs, your fellow travellers and friendly hotel hosts. You will be personally met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from your hotel to the airport to meet your flight home.
Breakfast, Meet and Greet Personalised Departure Transfer.
Inclusions onboard the Ghan
Relax in your private Gold Service Cabin and watch the red landscapes of Australia pass by through your large window. Enjoy all meals onboard the Ghan in the stylish Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car (flexible times, hearty breakfasts, two course lunches, three course dinners). Your package includes FREE soft drinks, beers, high-quality standard wines, base spirits, tea and coffee throughout your journey on board. You will also receive a FREE toiletries kit. You have Cabin Steward service, in-cabin music and detailed journey commentary (available from your cabin sound system) and you will love the cosy but exclusive atmosphere of the Outback Explorer Lounge. Your package includes Gold Service but can be upgraded to Platinum Service.
Upgrade to Platinum Service: Experience the luxury of larger cabin space (twice the size of a Gold Service Twin Cabin) along with private Platinum Transfers, in-cabin breakfasts and access to the exclusive new Platinum Lounge and Restaurant. See Upgrade Options below for details.
Luxury Coach Touring
Your special overnight Luxury Coach Touring includes 1 dinner. The luxury vehicle has a personalised air-conditioning, a video system and an onboard toilet.
This package includes all flights as detailed below in the price section (including all fees, levies and taxes). However, we can tailor this package to include our special discounted 'package only' airfares from anywhere. Simply let us know.
Alice Springs Accommodation Included
You have 3 choices of accommodation in Alice Springs. Our "Good Standard" central Alice Springs hotel has great facilities, a comfortable room and friendly service (typically 3.5 stars). Alternatively, why not treat yourself? The "Deluxe" hotel has superior facilities, stylish room and first class service (typically 4 stars). The “Luxury” hotel is upscale with a more luxurious feel for the discerning traveller and great for celebrating an anniversary (typically 5 stars).
The package is priced on the "Good Standard" option. See Optional Upgrades below for more details, or simply ask.
Airport and Rail Transfers Included
You will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to the railway station, from the railway station on arrival in Alice Springs to your hotel and from your hotel to the airport to meet your flight home.
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book
You receive the FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book that includes $500 value of discounts and bonuses throughout Alice Springs and Northern Territory at shops, restaurants attractions, wineries etc. It's a great way to save even more on your Northern Territory holiday.
All Off-Train Excursions & Activities Included
This package includes all Off-Train activities with various touring options:
Katherine (Ghan Classic Darwin to Alice Springs): Choose from a selection of included tour and gorge cruise options.
Marla (Ghan Classic Adelaide to Darwin): Disembark to enjoy a light breakfast and tea or coffee in this remote and tiny enclave.
The Ghan in Detail
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The legendary Ghan... This remarkable journey connects Darwin and Adelaide, travelling through the red heart of Australia. The contrast of the opulent Ghan journeying through the rugged outback is a memory you will treasure. From Adelaide witness South Australia's rolling green hills gradually change to the ochre red of the Flinders Ranges, then travel through the Red Centre to Alice Springs, before reaching the tropical Top End through Katherine to Darwin. You will feel the true spirit of our ancient land. Enjoy the off-train touring and activities. Savour the delicious food and wines.
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Upgrade to Platinum Service to join a select group of passengers that will experience the very best in luxury train travel onboard the Ghan including the new and exclusive Platinum Club Car.
Platinum Service includes: Spacious private lounge style cabins, premium ensuite cabin with twin or double bed, panoramic views to each side, personalised cabin steward service, private transfers to and from your journey (up to 50kms), generous luggage limit (3 x 30kg), the new and exclusive Platinum Club Car, Outback Explorer Lounge and Queen Adelaide Restaurant access, Off Train Excursions, all onboard meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner, breakfast served to you in your cabin if you choose (new regional based menu), standard wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks are also included.
The indulgent Platinum Service cabins are nearly twice the size of Gold Service cabins and come with premium fittings. The large panoramic windows give you the best seats onboard the Ghan plus you have an interior window to give you views of both sides of the train at the same time. During the day, your cabin will be configured as a private lounge, with deluxe lounge seating, a table and two ottomans. By night, it is converted to a comfortable bedroom, with either a double bed or twin beds. Platinum Upgrades start at $1190 per person. All packages can be upgraded to include luxurious Platinum Service, simply ask.
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