Territory Explorer

Discover outback Australia on a 9 day tour from Ayers Rock to Darwin. Watch the sun rise over Uluru & witness the stunning Field of Lights art installation.

9 Day
From (AUD)
$ 6,795
  • 2018 Ayers Rock > Darwin

    To the heart of the matter

    Rugged, ancient and stunningly beautiful, the ‘Red Centre’ of Australia is a must-see. From the epic monument that is Uluru to the history of Alice Springs, not to mention the joy involved in taking one of the world’s great rail journeys on the legendary Ghan. Spend time in the gorgeous Northern Territory and you’ll never want to leave.

    From sunrise to sunset, Uluru is a kaleidoscope of colour and movement. Take a cultural tour, venture further afield to the marvels of Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge, and be awed by the once-in-a-lifetime Field of Lights art installation, lighting up the desert night. Visit the iconic Royal Flying Doctor Service and the School of the Air, both monumentally important in connecting outback Australia to the outside world. The luxurious cabins, fine dining and incredible panoramas that greet you on The Ghan will truly delight as you make your way to sultry and welcoming Darwin on the journey of a lifetime.

    Tour Code:

    AKD

    Duration:

    9 Days

    Departure City:

    Ayers Rock

    Return City:

    Darwin

  • 9 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Uluru
      Highlights:
      Welcome dinner

      Welcome to the heart of Australia. Begin your discovery of the ‘Red Centre’ this afternoon with a visit to the Uluru and Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Enjoy your Special Stay for the next two nights where you will enjoy a welcome dinner.

      Optional luxury camp - Opportunity to upgrade your stay to the luxurious Longitude 131°. This will substitute accommodation and tour activities. (Additional expense, must be booked before departure.)

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Uluru
      Highlights:
      Kata Tjuta
      Freechoice

      Be filled with wonder as the sun rises over Uluru, followed by breakfast and an informative walking tour of significant sights around its base, or choose a Harley-Davidson motorcycle ride to the viewing point overlooking Uluru. Alternatively, see the desert from the top of a camel or enjoy a trek around the base of Uluru.

      Discover the mysteries of Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge during your afternoon visit.

      Enrich

      Tonight enjoy a unique dining experience set amidst the ‘Field of Light’. With Uluru as a back drop, as the sun sets and the lights start to twinkle, just like the stars above, you’ll enjoy canapés and authentic Australian cuisine.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Uluru > Kings Canyon
      Highlights:
      Rim walk

      Travel to the rugged Kings Canyon. Walk along the rim to discover a beautiful area of cool waterholes or stroll along the canyon floor for a more relaxed walk.

      Optional flight - An opportunity to gaze in wonder at this amazing canyon from the air on a scenic flight. (Additional expense.)

      Your overnight stay is at the Kings Canyon.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Kings Canyon > Alice Springs
      Highlights:
      Royal Flying Doctor Service

      Observe the majesty of the East MacDonnell Ranges as you approach Alice Springs, Australia’s most famous outback town. Enjoy a city tour, including a visit to the legendary Royal Flying Doctor Service, then check into your hotel for a two night stay. Dinner tonight is served outdoors and is an outback bush BBQ with bush damper cooking and entertainment by a bush balladeer.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Alice Springs
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Journey by 4WD to the oasis of Palm Valley or experience the grandeur of the West MacDonnell Ranges and Standley Chasm. Alternatively, enjoy a Taste of the Outback.

      Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel with the Sounds of Starlight Didgeridoo Theatre.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Alice Springs > The Ghan
      Highlights:
      Gold Class

      Visit Anzac Hill for panoramic views of Alice Springs before an Aboriginal Cultural Tour to the Alice Springs Desert Park and a visit to the School of Air. All aboard for your overnight Special Stay on the famous Ghan train (Gold Class). This is one of the world’s greatest train journeys. Relax in the Outback Explorer Lounge before dinner in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - The Ghan > Darwin

      Enjoy breakfast on board as you gaze out of the window taking inspiration from the ever-changing landscape.

      Upon arrival in Katherine, choose between a guided cruise through Katherine Gorge, where you will marvel at the towering red ochre sandstone walls and hear stories of the Jawoyn people or enjoy The Ghan’s cultural experience that will take you to the heart of this area. Create your own indigenous painting, learn to throw a spear and hear ancient Dreamtime tales. Reboard the train and travel to Darwin for a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Darwin
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Cruise on the Adelaide River, home to the ‘jumping crocodiles’ or visit Litchfield National Park. Take the hop-on-hop-off bus around town or a tour of the WWII Bombing of Darwin. Later enjoy a dinner cruise on  Darwin Harbour.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Darwin

      Say goodbye to your new friends, before returning home with many great memories.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 1 exclusive Enrich experience
    • Your choice of 11 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 2 memorable Special Stays
    • 16 meals – 8 breakfasts and 8 dinners