- Experience the spectacular Red Centre by rail and road!
- Board The Ghan in Adelaide for an unforgettable overnight train journey to Alice Springs.
- Discover the ancient natural wonders of the outback including sunrise and sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock), as well as Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).
6-DAY THE OUTBACK RAILWAY
Tour Code: ZRA6
(Deposit $500 per person)
Experience the spectacular Red Centre by rail and road! Board The Ghan in Adelaide for an unforgettable overnight train journey to Alice Springs. Then discover the ancient natural wonders of the outback including sunrise and sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock), as well as Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Just book this amazing trip with Asia Vacation Group.
Please be aware that flight times, hotels, logistical services and days of travel are all subject to availability and modifications outside of our control. When there are cancellations or delays, we will make a conscientious effort to secure alternative arrangements of similar value to those in our booking agreement with the customer.
Adelaide – Alice Springs – Uluru – Kings Canyon
On arrival in Adelaide, make your own way to Adelaide Parklands Terminal to board The Ghan for your journey to Alice Springs (flights to arrive prior to 10.00am). Once you have settled in and the big wheels start turning, make your way to the classically styled Queen Adelaide Restaurant carriage for a delicious lunch. Watch the rolling pastoral lands of South Australia merge into rugged Mallee scrub.
Marvel as the spectacular Flinders Ranges disappear into the horizon, all the while enjoying the solitude of your cabin, then mingling with fellow travelers in the Lounge car for afternoon tea. Dinner in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant is bound to satisfy, and the selection of wines is equally outstanding. Then head back to your cabin for a good night’s sleep.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: The Ghan Gold Service
Wake up and witness an unforgettable outback sunrise at your morning stop in Marla in the remote reaches of South Australia. Back on board, it is time for brunch or even a full breakfast. After a few more coffees, fresh juices and more incredible outback scenery, you will be arriving in iconic Alice Springs. (Transfer from The Ghan to your hotel is an additional cost.)
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
Travel from Alice Springs to Uluru aboard a luxury coach. Take in the rugged desert landscapes of the region, passing through the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges. While travelling through this remote country, your friendly Driver Guide will provide an informative and entertaining commentary. Learn the natural and geological history of the region, as well as the unique Australian desert flora and fauna such as the Perentie monitor lizard, the thorny devil and the red kangaroo. Also, hear about the traditional customs and beliefs of the local Aboriginal people. There is time for a stop at a local roadhouse for a quick break, then 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, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Later, travel around the base of Uluru in comfort as your Driver Guide provides commentary about the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluru. Learn about the native flora, fauna and intriguing culture of the traditional owners, the Anangu, and discover an array of fascinating sites. Continue by coach to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole.
In the late afternoon, witness the striking color changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying sparkling wine. After sunset, continue to our exclusive venue, with Uluru as your backdrop, for a delicious barbecue dinner and stargazing (weather permitting).
Accommodation: Desert Gardens Hotel or Ayers Rock Resort
Rise early to watch the first rays of the sun set Uluru and the Red Centre alight. Make your way to the viewing platform to see many kilometres into the distance, providing an ideal photo opportunity. Later, travel to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta and continue to the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through it follows the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. Later, travel through the desert scenery to King Canyon Resort.
Accommodation: Kings Canyon Resort.
Make the steep rocky climb to the rim of the Kings Canyon for spectacular views of Watarrka National Park. Follow the rim of the canyon stopping to look down into the canyon gorge from a series of lookout points along the way. Time permitting; your Guide may take you to the green oasis of the ‘Garden of Eden’ waterhole. The rim walk takes approximately 3 hours to complete and is rocky and steep in parts. It is recommended for those with a good level of fitness. If you wish to take an easier, shorter walk instead, you will explore the boulder strewn canyon creek bed, getting up close to the native plants and birdlife that call this part of the world home. Travel on to Alice Springs.
Note: During the hotter months of the year where temperatures can reach and exceed 36° C or 97° F, the Watarrka National Park Rangers strongly advise that visitors do not take part in the Kings Canyon Rim Climb. In this drier desert climate, heat exhaustion, over these hotter months, is a very high possibility and a danger in such remote regions. To ensure the safety and enjoyment of our clients we offer a guided walk along the Kings Canyon creek-bed as an alternative.
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
Your Short Break concludes this morning in Alice Springs.
Please note: Airport transfers are an additional cost.
- Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability)
- Meals as mentioned in the program
- Uluru – Kara Tjuta National Park Ticket
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
- Experienced driver guide
- Comprehensive commentary
- 24/7 customer service Support
- Domestic flights
- Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program
- Tipping for driver and tour guide (not mandatory) & personal expenses
- Travel insurance (we strongly recommend you hold a valid travel insurance policy for all domestic travel)
- Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
- Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
- Any service not clearly mentioned in the program
*Actual accommodation may vary due to availability. However, equivalent quality is guaranteed.
Dates & Prices
Please contact us for more info.
Please write this special request when you have made the booking with us or you are able to contact to one of our Travel Consultants to do for you.
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. For the services of your guide, it is suggested that you budget for AUD$10-20 per person per day. Tipping of your driver is also appreciated.
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.
Single supplement is $1,980 per person in addition to the twin share price.
Paired Solo Traveller
Not available. Third customer needs to pay for single supplement.
Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected.
We have collaborated with SureSave to offer you competitive rates for your travel insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover simply to arrange your policy.
Final documentation will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.
4 – 15 people
Children must be 2 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times.
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule; please refer to the day-by-day itinerary for the time spent on land.
What to Bring
- Enclosed walking shoes
- Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
- Water bottle to hold 3 litres for the Rim Walk or 1.5 litres for the Creek Bed Walk
- Warm layers in cooler months
*Flights are not included in the tour price, and should be purchased separately. If you need assistance on flight reservation, please feel free to contact us.
Day 1: Domestic flights to arrive anytime into Adelaide prior to 10.00am
(Day 1: If you travel by international flights, please choose flight arrive into Adelaide prior to 9.00am)
Day 6: Flights to depart Alice Springs after 9.00am