- Tour host throughout.
- 2 nights aboard the Ghan travelling from Adelaide to Darwin including on board dining, drinks and Off Train Experiences in Marla, Alice Springs & Katherine in a Gold Service Cabin (Platinum Service available at additional cost subject to availability).
- 3 night stay at the relaxing DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin including breakfast, a 2-course dinner & $50 hotel voucher.
- Big Bus Darwin 24 hour Hop-on Hop-off Darwin sightseeing tour.
- Full day Litchfield National Park Waterfalls tour including lunch.
- Private charter flight from Darwin to Ayers Rock Airport.
- Private charter coach tour of Uluru.
- 1 night stay at the luxurious and renowned Sails in the Desert including breakfast.
- Field of Light experience.
- Sounds of Silence dinner.
- Private charter flight from Ayers Rock Airport to Adelaide.
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SAILS IN THE DESERT
It’s the iconic outback Australia accommodation that has become synonymous with Uluru and features on many savvy travellers’ lists. The famous image of the numerous white sails lined up against the spectacular Red Centre backdrop creates a familiar sight for many in this intrinsic part of Australia. The Sails in the Desert hotel’s contemporary design is aptly interwoven with life of the local Anangu people into every facet of this unique and premium property, evident from the moment you arrive, and undoubtedly the hotels most striking attribute.
Accommodation at Sails in the Desert, part of Ayers Rock Resort, now boasts a fresh, new look with the elegant rooms recently redesigned and all featuring the luxurious Sails in the Desert’s ‘Ahh’ Beds and a modern neutral palate. Stays here also include the Free Indigenous Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfers, in-room WiFi and free use of the Ayers Rock Resort shuttle bus service.
SOUNDS OF SILENCE & FIELD OF LIGHT
The Red Centre provides many opportunities to dine under a starry night sky with Uluru providing a stunning backdrop. When night falls, the desert is transformed into an altogether different place. Experience the Red Centre under the cover of darkness with one of the desert dinners organised by Ayers Rock Resort. With the Outback night sky as its canopy, the Sounds of Silence dinner starts with sunset drinks on a viewing platform overlooking Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park followed by a sumptuous buffet dinner.
No trip to the Red Centre is complete without a visit to this must-see light installation. As night falls, and Uluru is thrown into silhouette, it’s the Field of Light’s time to shine. The internationally famed light installation, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku (Looking at Lots of Beautiful Lights), is overwhelming in size and spans more than seven football fields. Immersing you in a fantasy garden, the installation is made up of 50,000 spindles of light whose stems sway through a desert-influenced spectrum of colour. Now a global phenomenon by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, the Field of Light has come ‘home’ to the place that inspired it - Uluru.
The Ghan, one of the most popular rail journeys in the world, makes for a relaxing voyage between Adelaide and Darwin or vice versa. Those on board will feel the never-ending beauty of the iconic Australian outback as they travel towards the heart of our glorious country – the Red Centre in the Northern Territory. The journey either way includes stops in unique locations paired with quintessential Australian off-train excursions or exciting optional ventures that completely immerse you into the local landscape, wildlife and culture.
An unforgettable Australian adventure awaits you, ready to provide you with unforgettable memories and pinch-me moments coupled with regionally-inspired all inclusive meals and fine wines. All you need to do is step aboard.
Ghan Service Levels:
The moment you step into your cabin, you’ll be immersed into a world of romance that epitomises rail travel. The most popular choice of accommodation, Gold Service Twin and Single Cabins have everything you need to feel right at home for the amazing experience that lies ahead.
For the discerning traveller, Platinum Service adds an enhanced level of sophistication to your journey. Stylishly appointed, spacious suites complemented by discreet, personalised service and world-class food and wine make this a very special travel experience.
Off Train Highlights:
Stopping in Katherine provides you with the opportunity to experience the iconic Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise, in one of the Northern Territory’s most monumental natural wonders. Relax and breathe in the serenity as you cruise along the Katherine River with the impressive sandstone cliffs tower from either side encompassing the stories of the traditional Indigenous owners, the Jawoyn people.
The Katherine Outback Experience makes for a unique afternoon, run by Tom Curtain and is another optional experience on The Ghan journey. It’s a show but no day and a fun and immersive display of life on the land.
Your time in Alice Springs, the ‘capital out of the outback’, offers numerous opportunities to explore its historic legacy and unique environment. One of the included excursions is the Alice Springs Desert Park - an inspiring portrayal of Australia’s desert environment. The Simpsons Gap Discovery Walk, a 4 kilometre walk through one of the most prominent gaps in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Or explore the town’s history on the Alice Explorer with visits to the School of the Air, the Royal Flying Doctor Service Base and more. Your day ends with an authentic Outback BBQ dinner underneath a canopy of bright stars at the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station. (dinner Ghan Expedition only)
DARWIN & LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK
Enjoy the vibrant, yet laid-back lifestyle of the tropical capital city of Darwin, rich in WWII history, culture and superb Asian-influenced dining. Explore the city’s bustling markets, including the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Market (seasonal), and venture down to the modern Waterfront precinct for relaxed lagoon swimming, dining and seasonal events year-round. Explore the museums, Aboriginal art galleries, Paspaley pearl shopping and be sure not to miss a famous and spectacular Top End sunset.
Only an hour from Darwin is the must do Litchfield National Park, home to spectacular waterfalls and waterholes including the stunning Florence Falls and Wangi Falls, nestled amongst surrounding monsoonal vine forests. Float around in the invigorating natural pools and marvel at the impressive and enormous Magnetic Termite mounds unique to northern Australia.
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON ESPLANADE DARWIN
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin is located next to the Darwin Entertainment Centre and overlooks the palm-lined esplanade, with stunning ocean views also available from select rooms. All rooms have been newly refurbished, and the hotel also boasts the largest outdoor swimming pool in Darwin, as well as free WiFi, a fitness room and beauty salon. While being located on the esplanade, the DoubleTree is also within walking distance of many Darwin hotspots, eateries and shopping areas.
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