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Top End by Rail & Outback Wilderness
From the desert to the tropics, combine a fly drive holiday exploring the vast wilderness of the Red Centre with the romance of an overnight journey on board The Ghan.
- Style: Rail
- Duration: 9 days/8 nights
- Starts in: Darwin
Guide Price £1750
- Kings Canyon
- Alice Springs
Day 1 Uluru
Pick up your car and drive to your hotel. After checking in, perhaps visit the Mani Mani Indigenous Cultural Theatre or join an informative Ecology and Museum tour.
Day 2 Uluru
Seeing Uluru at sunrise is an unforgettable experience. Join a guided tour of Uluru- Kata Tjuta National Park and admire the fabulously colourful landscape. The area is a walker’s paradise; visit Uluru’s sacred sites and the Mutitjulu Waterhole, once an important water source.
Day 3 Uluru to Kings Canyon
Set off on the road and keep your eyes peeled for kangaroos and camels on the drive to spectacular Kings Canyon.
Day 4 Kings Canyon
Take a full day to explore this beautiful area. Rise early to watch the sunrise at the canyon and explore the numerous walking trails.
Day 5 Kings Canyon to Alice Springs
Drive the scenic route along the Red Centre Way to the famously remote town of Alice Springs and drop off your vehicle. Alice Springs is small and easily explored, why not wander up Anzac Hill for sweeping views of the surrounding area or visit the Old Ghan Heritage Railway and Museum to relive the region’s pioneering past.
Days 6-7 Alice Springs to Darwin
Depart Alice Springs on board The Ghan, an iconic rail experience traversing the historic railroad of the Top End. Regionally inspired meals and drinks are included, ensuring a memorable experience on your journey through the vast expanse of the legendary outback. En route, stop at Katherine and choose an Off-Train Excursion ranging from a scenic gorge cruise to visiting an Aboriginal rock art site. Re-board the train and continue north to Darwin.
Days 8-9 Darwin
Rise early for a full day tour of Litchfield National Park. Visit Florence Falls for a monsoon vine forest walk and Wangi Falls for an opportunity to swim in the crystal clear plunge pools. Your adventure ends on day nine and you can continue your Australian holiday with a flight to Cairns, Sydney or any other onward destination.
Additional Options:THE GHAN EXPEDITION
Join The Ghan Expedition in Darwin and journey through the vast Australian interior all the way south to Adelaide without breaking the journey. With Off-Train Excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy, this 3 night journey operates between March to November.
- 5 days Standard SUV Inclusive Plus car hire including zero excess insurance, unlimited mileage, 24 hour Roadside Assistance & additional drivers
- 7 nights 4 accommodation
- 1 night on board The Ghan in a Gold Service Cabin
- 1 breakfast, 1 lunch & 1 dinner
- Uluru Morning Guided Base Walk
- Off-Train Excursion at Katherine
- Litchfield National Park, from Darwin
- International flights
- National park fees payable locally
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However, to give you a general idea of prices, flights to Darwin currently cost from £975 in Economy
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Outback Hot Air Ballooning - 30 Mins
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Kakadu National Park Tour
Litchfield National Park Tour
Bombing of Darwin Tour
Darwin Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise
Desert Awakenings Breakfast
Kings Canyon National Park from Uluru
Uluru To Alice Springs One Way
Uluru Sunset Tour With Barbecue Dinner
Uluru Morning Guided Base Walk
Tali Wiru Gourmet Dining Experience
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