The Outback RailwayCombine a night on the world famous Ghan railway from Adelaide to Alice Springs with visits to Uluru, the Olgas and the Kings Canyon. Includes overnight on the Ghan and a barbecue dinner at Uluru. Why not combine this trip with an extended stay in Adelaide pre-departure - just speak to Westoe Travel on 0191 4552292.
- Spend a night on board The Ghan from Adelaide to Alice Springs
- Witness the sun set over Uluru and enjoy an award-winning barbeque
- See the Walpa Gorge
Day 1: Welcome to Adelaide - The Ghan
On arrival in Adelaide make your own way to Adelaide Parklands Terminal to board The Ghan for your journey to Alice Springs. Sit back, relax and enjoy the comfort of the train as the outback scenery passes you by. (L,D)
Overnight Stay: The Ghan, Gold Service
Day 2: The Ghan - Alice Springs
When you arrive at Alice Springs Railway Station you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore or relax. (B)
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
Day 3: Alice Springs - Uluru: Sunset & Barbecue
Depart Alice Springs through the rugged desert landscape, passing the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges. Stop at a camel farm, where there’s the opportunity to ride one of these ‘ships of the desert’ (own expense). View flat-topped Atila (Mt. Conner) in the distance, before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort rested, relaxed and ready to explore the amazing World Heritage listed Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park.
This afternoon join your guide for a drive around the base of Uluru then travel to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Here view Aboriginal rock art and learn about the area as your Driver Guide points out native flora and fauna and explains the history of Uluru. After a visit to the cultural centre you’ll head to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness the striking colour changes of Uluru, while enjoying sparkling wine and nibbles. Travel to our exclusive venue to enjoy our delicious award-winning barbecue dinner and stargazing (weather permitting). Enjoy sparkling wine on arrival and dine on a meal of steak, lamb sausages, skewered chicken, garlic prawns and a selection of fresh salads and a tasty dessert. All accompanied by a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks. (BBQD)
Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort
Day 4: Uluru – Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) – Kings Canyon
Rise early to travel to the sunrise viewing area, Talinguru Nyakunytjaku, near Uluru and watch the first sunlight of the day creep across the desert plains it all its glory. Enjoy a warming cup of tea or coffee as the morning sun slowly changes the colour of Uluru. Travel to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). 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. In the early afternoon travel through spectacular desert scenery on your way to Kings Canyon Resort. Pass through Curtin Springs Cattle Station before viewing Atila (Mt. Conner) from the coach. After turning off the Lasseter Highway and on to the Luritja Road your Driver Guide will provide informative commentary about the history of the surrounding cattle area.
Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort
Day 5: Kings Canyon - Alice Springs
This morning join your Driver Guide for the rocky climb to the canyon rim for superb views of Watarrka National Park (for those with a good level of fitness). Alternatively explore the canyon creek bed, an easier, shady walk. Travel through the desert to Alice Springs. Hotel: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
Day 6: Farewell from Alice Springs
Your short break concludes this morning. You'll be transferred to Alice Springs Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).
B-Breakfast, D-Dinner, FD- Farewell Dinner, BBQD - Barbeque Dinner
- National Park Entry Fee
- Experienced Driver Guides
- Detailed and informative commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
- Return airport transfers- flight details to be provided no later than 14 days prior to departure.
- 1 Breakfast
- 1 Lunch
- 2 Dinners