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Ride the Ghan from Adelaide-Alice Springs + Tour Australia's Red Centre!

Uluru, Kata Tjuta & Kings Canyon

Tick off some of your bucket list dreams! Journey north on the iconic Ghan from Adelaide to Alice Springs, then spend time exploring Australia's red centre with time at Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon.

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7 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Commence your journey in Adelaide

The rail journey from Adelaide to Alice transports you to a sacred and spiritual landscape unlike any other on the planet. Home to staggering natural wonders and rich in history, your unique itinerary will see you experience the impressive landforms of the Red Centre, learn the Dreamtime stories of the local Aboriginal people, and marvel at the changing colours of Uluru as the sun sets.

Highlights include:

  • Sunrise and sunset at Uluru
  • Explore the rock formations of Walpa Gorge
  • See the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole
  • Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
  • Enjoy an Aussie barbecue under the stars
  • Climb to the rim of Kings Canyon

Inclusions

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Your holiday includes:

  • 2 days/1 night aboard The Ghan from Adelaide to Alice Springs, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experience in Marla
  • Transfer from Alice Springs Rail Terminal to hotel
  • 3 nights accommodation in Alice Springs including breakfast daily
  • 4 days/3 nights Kata Tjuta, Uluru and Kings Canyon tour including accommodation and guided touring
  • 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Accommodation

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Platinum cabin by day, The Ghan

THE GHAN:

Platinum Service (twin and double share):

Boasting deluxe extras such as Platinum Transfers, in-cabin breakfasts and access to the Platinum Lounge and Restaurant, Platinum Service promises and delivers a journey beyond expectations. The first thing you'll notice about your Platinum cabin is the abundance of space, almost twice the size of a Gold Twin Cabin. By day your cabin is configured as a private lounge with deluxe lounge seating, a table and two ottomans. By night you'll sleep easy as the lounges convert to a comfortable bedroom with either a double bed or twin beds.

Gold Superior (double share): Limited cabins available

A Superior cabin in Gold Service is a unique way to travel. You'll enjoy private accommodation together with all-inclusive dining, beverages and a range of fascinating off-train excursions.

Gold Superior cabins feature a ¾ size double bed plus an additional fold down upper berth, lounge area, TV and DVD player, mini-bar and en suite. In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary are available and power outlets can be found in cabins.

Gold Service (Single and twin share):

You'll enjoy private cabin accommodation together with all-inclusive dining, beverages and a range of fascinating Off Train Excursions at key stops. Gold Service accommodation is available in both single and twin-share so you can choose to travel with your partner, friends or roll solo.

During the day, the compact Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins offer a comfortable three seater lounge, converting to an upper and lower sleeping berth at night. And with top notch service from our hospitality attendant, you'll enjoy fresh sheets, bath towels, pillows, doonas and complimentary toiletries. Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins have private en suite facilities with a hide-away compact toilet, wash basin and shower. 

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON ALICE SPRINGS:

Experience eco-friendly luxury and enjoy stunning views of the majestic MacDonnell Mountain Ranges when you stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs. Conveniently located just off Stuart Highway, the hotel is only 15 minutes’ drive from Alice Springs Airport and within walking distance of downtown.

All of our spacious guest rooms and suites offer mountain views, generous work surfaces, luxurious bedding and internet access. Work out in the 24-hour fitness centre, improve your serve on one of two tennis courts, swim in the heated outdoor pool overlooking the lush garden landscape or play a round on the 18-hole golf course located just next door.

VOYAGES SAILS IN THE DESERT HOTEL:

In the heart of Australia's Red Centre, Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a decidedly premium outback holiday experience. Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort's Sails in the Desert hotel, shading 228 beautifully-appointed rooms and suites.

Travel dates

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Please note all fares are subject to availability at time of booking and subject to change without notice unless paid in full.

Departs Adelaide on Sundays (this package has weekly departures from Adelaide until 21 Nov 2021. Call us on 1300 414 198 for dates and prices for other departures.)

21-28 Feb 2021:

  • Gold Twin - from $3769 per person twin share
  • Gold Single - from $4499
  • Platinum Service - from $5069 per person twin share

28 Feb-07 Mar 2021:

  • Gold Twin - from $3609 per person twin share
  • Gold Single - from $4499
  • Platinum Service - from $5069 per person twin share

07-14 Mar 2021 & 14-21 Mar 2021:

  • Gold Twin - from $3769 per person twin share (LAST CABINS)
  • Gold Single - from $4499 (LAST CABINS)
  • Platinum Service - SOLD OUT

21-28 Mar 2021:

  • Gold Twin - from $3769 per person twin share
  • Gold Single - from $4639
  • Platinum Service - from $5069 per person twin share

04-11 Apr 2021:

  • Gold Twin - SOLD OUT
  • Gold Single - from $4639
  • Platinum Service - SOLD OUT

18-25 Apr 2021:

  • Gold Twin - from $3609 per person twin share
  • Gold Single - from $4499
  • Platinum Service - SOLD OUT

25 Apr-02 May2021:

  • Gold Twin - from $3769 per person twin share
  • Gold Single - from $4639
  • Platinum Service - SOLD OUT

Why not extend your stay in Adelaide and Alice Springs so that you can explore more of these regions?

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Board The Ghan in Adelaide(L, D)

All aboard the Ghan for your departure from Adelaide There's no better viewpoint to watch the rolling pastoral lands of South Australia change into rugged Mallee scrub, as the spectacular Flinders Ranges disappear into the horizon.

Overnight - The Ghan

Day 2 - The Ghan, Alice Springs (B, L)

Wake up with a coffee and step off the train to witness an unforgettable outback sunrise at Marla - a remote outpost 160km from the Northern Territory border. After more incredible outback scenery, you'll arrive into Alice Springs in the early afternoon and transfer to your accommodation.

Overnight - Double Tree by Hilton Alice Springs

Day 3 - Alice Springs to Kata Tjuta (B)

This morning you'll depart Alice Springs and travel south through the MacDonnell and James Ranges. Marvel at the majestic Attila (Mount Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. Enjoy the afternoon experiencing the natural wonders, unique flora and native wildlife of the area, as you travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. An unforgettable day fades to dusk as you enjoy a glass of sparkling wine under an equally sparkling outback sky.

Overnight - Voyages Sails in the Desert Hotel

Day 4 - Uluru & Kata Tjuta (D)

Watch the glistening sunrise over Uluru as you begin day four of your adventure. Your connection with the environment continues as you explore Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge, uncovering its unusual rock formations, before touring the base of Uluru. You'll see ancient rock art and get to know the rich Aboriginal and European history of the area. Watch day turn to night as the sun sets over Uluru, finishing with an Aussie barbecue under the stars.

Overnight - Voyages Sails in the Desert Hotel

Day 5 - Uluru to Kings Canyon

This morning take some time to relax in the Red Centre or explore the resort. See artists at work, learn more about the region's history, geology, flora and fauna in the museum, enjoy the smells and sights of native gardens, or a bush yarn at the Circle of Sand. In the afternoon, join your tour to Kings Canyon

Overnight - Kings Canyon Lodge

Day 6 - Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

Today, experience the majestic views over the Watarrka National Park as you challenge your senses on a rim walk of Kings Canyon. But don't worry if heights aren't for you, there is an alternative (and easier) walk across the boulder-strewn canyon floor. Then it's a well-earned rest after you head back to Alice Springs.

Overnight - Double Tree by Hilton Alice Springs

Day 7 - Leisure Day (B)

Explore Alice Springs at your own pace. This small outback town is rich in history. Enjoy its many walking trails, which are well signposted and provide insightful facts on the region. No trip to Alice is complete without experiencing a camel ride for yourself - these gracious animals and their Afghan handlers played a vital role in outback history, their service reflected in The Ghan's emblem.

Overnight - Double Tree by Hilton Alice Springs

Day 8 - Farewell from Alice Springs (B)

This morning your adventure to the Red Centre comes to an end. On checking out of your accommodation, it's time for your journey home.

Questions

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Can I fly out the same day as the train arrives? We highly recommend that guests do not book flights same day as arrival without allowing for late running trains. This would mean allowing for at least 3-5 hours after the scheduled arrival time, and an overnight stopover.

How much luggage can I take with me? Guests should bring an overnight bag to their cabin containing everything needed for the journey. Each guest travelling are entitled to checked in luggage, however checked in luggage cannot be accessed during the journey. In Gold service guests are allowed 2 bags x 30kg and guests travelling in Platinum Service are allowed 3 bags x 30kg.

Can I take any pets or animals with me on-train? No - the only animals permitted on GSR services are specially trained dogs for the vision and hearing impaired.

Can I take my walking frame/wheelchair/ scooter on board the train? No - these items must be checked-in as stored luggage. A specially modified pushchair can be requested for use on train (with the assistance of a Carer or travelling companion) - PLEASE INFORM US AT TIME OF BOOKING.

What medical assistance do the on-train staff provide? Staff are trained to administer basic first aid, however our staff are not able to provide routine medical aid during a journey. Guests requiring medical attention or mobility assistance on board any of our trains are required to arrange for their own Carer to travel with them.

Can my necessary medication be refrigerated? Yes subject to space within our on-board fridge compartments - PLEASE INFORM US AT TIME OF BOOKING.

Can I take oxygen onboard? Yes - PLEASE INFORM US AT TIME OF BOOKING.

Does the train carry power outlets for CPAC machines? Cabins on the Indian Pacific have 240V power outlets installed which can be used for a CPAC machine. It is recommended that a surge arrestor/protector be used to protect the machine when it is plugged in case of a power surge.

Do I need any cash or credit cards onboard? As the rail journeys are all-inclusive you will not need to buy anything unless you choose to purchase an Off-Train Excursion upgrade or souvenirs, which you can do onboard utilising our EFTPOS or credit card facilities.

Dress Code onboard the train? Smart casual attire is suggested for guests travelling in Platinum Service and Gold Service. Warm clothes are recommended for evenings onboard the train, as the air-conditioning can be cool. It is recommended that guests pack a hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes for off-train touring. Sensible shoes are advisable for walking between carriages. Long, sturdy pants may berequired for some Off-Train Excursions.

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