Kakadu & Katherine Gorge

Discover the stunning sights of Kakadu and Katherine. Join the famous Jumping Crocodile and Yellow Water Billabong Cruise, view ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr and Nourlangie then cruise through the glorious Katherine Gorge stopping at Edith Falls.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Darwin – Jumping Crocodile Cruise – Kakadu

Cruise on the Adelaide River. Later, travel into Kakadu National Park, home to a myriad of animals and hundreds of bird species. Stop at the Bowali Visitor Centre, and then continue to Ubirr. Climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries to the lookout for a spectacular view over Kakadu.

Optional Kakadu Scenic Flight: Add-on a 30 minute scenic flight over Arnhem Land Escarpment from $150.00 per adult

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

Day 2: Kakadu – Katherine

This morning you’ll be mesmerised as you explore the renowned Nourlangie rock art site, which had provided shelter to Indigenous people for millennia. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre for an insight into the local Bininj culture. Later, join your local guide for a cruise to experience the dramatic scenery on Yellow Water Billabong. Kakadu’s most famous wetland is home to saltwater crocodiles and dozens of species of colourful birdlife. Before arriving in Katherine, stop at Leliyn (Edith Falls), whose pandanus-fringed natural pool is suitable for swimming throughout most of the year (conditions permitting).

Hotel: Ibis Styles Katherine

Day 3: Katherine – Depart Darwin

Enjoy a morning cruise through Katherine Gorge, a stunning network of thirteen gorges carved from billion-year-old sandstone. You’ll be at its heart among freshwater crocodiles wonderful birdlife and amazing scenery. Later, view the displays at the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre, where you may purchase artefacts handmade by the Jawoyn people. Return to Darwin, stopping at historic gold mining town of Pine Creek and the poignant Adelaide River War Cemetery. Your Short Break concludes this evening.

1 May 2021 to 31 October 2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Travel Dates & Departures
Tuesday & Saturday
$1,189.00$1,464.00
** Child & Triple prices available upon request
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price
Inclusions 
Meals: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches
Transport:Travel in an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 2 nights accommodation
Guide:Experienced Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Kakadu & East Alligator River

Spend 2 days in the Top End on this Kakadu and East Alligator River Tour, exploring the many sights of Kakadu National Park. Travel with AAT Kings onboard a luxury air conditioned coach and visit the sacred Aboriginal site of Nourlangie Rock adorned with ancient rock art and join a Yellow Water Billabong Cruise spotting the exotic flora and fauna. The second day sees you joining a Guluyambi Cruise down East Alligator River spotting the resident saltwater crocodiles before arriving in Arnhem Land.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Darwin to Kakadu National Park

Depart Darwin and travel through pristine wetland regions to Kakadu National Park, a 20,000 square kilometre suite of landscapes varying from red-hued escarpments that shelter historic Aboriginal rock art dating back thousands of years to floodplains teeming with wildlife. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre, then join your local guide on an awardwinning cruise to experience the dramatic scenery of the Yellow Water Billabong. Keep an eye out for saltwater crocodiles, a diverse array of smaller wildlife, and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned.

Optional Kakadu Scenic Flight: Add-on a 50 minute scenic flight over Arnhem Land Escarpment from $250.00 per adult

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

Day 2: Kakadu National Park – Darwin

This morning, head off with your Driver Guide to explore the World Heritage area of Ubirr, where you’ll explore extensive Aboriginal rock art galleries believed to be 20,000 years old, and considered among the best in the world. Climb to the lookout for stunning views over the floodplains, woodlands and dark ribbons of rainforest of the surrounding Nadab wetlands. Then take the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise along the East Alligator River, where an Aboriginal guide will provide insights into their culture, including local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, as well as bush survival skills. With special permission of the local people, you are able to go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit Bowali Visitor Centre, which houses a wealth of information on the Park’s ecology and Aboriginal culture. Finally, you’ll return to Darwin, where your Short Break concludes.

1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Travel Dates & Departures
April, December - March: Monday & Thursday
$699.00$834.00
Travel Dates & Departures
May - November: Daily
$799.00$1,004.00
1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 Dates & Prices
Travel Dates & Departures
April, December - March: Monday & Thursday
$716.00$851.00
Travel Dates & Departures
May - November: Daily
$818.00$1,023.00
** Child & Triple prices available upon request
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price
Inclusions 
Meals: 2 lunches
Transport: Travel in an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation:1 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Uluru & Kata Tjuta Sights & Sounds

The spectacle, history and rich culture of Uluru and Kata Tjuta come together for a memorable experience in the wide-open landscape. See the huge domed rock formations, admire crafts and artwork of the native people, and listen to traditional stories inspired by the landscape.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Uluru – Uluru Sacred Sites & Sunset

On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you’ll be transferred to the resort (flights to arrive prior to 1.30pm). Visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre to learn more about the Western Desert region, then tour the sacred sites around the base of Uluru with a local Driver Guide. Walk to sacred Mutitjulu Waterhole, and view ancient Aboriginal rock art. Later, relax with a glass of sparkling wine as the sun sets over Uluru, bringing out the myriad shades of colour for which the world’s largest monolith is renowned.

Hotel Options:

  • Outback Pioneer Hotel (Budget), 2 nights
  • Desert Gardens Hotel (Standard), 2 nights
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel (Superior), 2 nights
Day 2: Kata Tjuta Sunrise & Valley of the Winds, Sounds of Silence Dinner

Watch the spectacular sunrise over The Olgas, with Uluru in the distance. Your Driver Guide will then escort you on a 2-3 hour walk to the Valley of the Winds. Marvel at the unique flora and admire the view of the central valley of the domes. This evening, dine under a million stars at the Sounds of Silence Dinner. As the sun sets, listen to the sound of a didgeridoo and join your fellow travellers for an unforgettable experience. Enjoy a gourmet buffet of Australian delicacies accompanied by fine Australian wines, then sit back and relax as a star talker explains the constellations of the southern night sky (weather conditions permitting).

Day 3: Uluru Sunrise & Field of Light

Experience acclaimed artist Bruce Munro’s Field of Light, a once-in-a- lifetime event in Uluru. Under cover of darkness, wander through 50,000 magical hand-crafted frosted glass spheres of light, in colours of ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white. Then make your way to the dune top and watch in awe as the sun pops up in the distance behind Uluru, flooding the landscape, including The Olgas behind you, with light. Later, you will be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport for your onward flight (flights to depart after 9.30am).

1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Travel Dates & Departures
April to March: Daily
Budget$935.00$1,285.00
Standard$1,070.00$1,555.00
Superior$1,160.00$1,735.00
1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 Dates & Prices
Budget$955.00$1,307.00
Standard$1,097.00$1,588.00
Superior$1,189.00$1,773.00
** Child & Triple prices available upon request
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price
Inclusions 
Meals: 1 light breakfast, 1 dinner
Transport: Return airport transfers & Travel in an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation:2 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Red Centre Highlights

Take a journey through the open expanse of the Red Centre to see some of Australia’s most incredible sights. You can visit the giant sandstone rock formations of Kata Tjuta and Uluru, walk between the sheer walls of Kings Canyon and see the culture that developed amid the desert.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant

Day 1: Arrive Uluru – Kata Tjuta Sunset

On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you’ll be transferred to the resort (flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm).

This afternoon, enjoy a leisurely drive out to Kata Tjuta. Witness a magnificent outback sunset there while enjoying sparkling wine.

Hotel Options:

  • Outback Pioneer Hotel (Budget), 3 nights
  • Desert Gardens Hotel (Standard), 3 nights
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel (Superior), 3 nights
Day 2: Kings Canyon

Travel to Kings Canyon and make the rocky climb to the rim of the canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. Time permitting, you may choose to descend into the green oasis of the ‘Garden of Eden’. Or, you may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed. Return to Ayers Rock Resort.

Day 3: Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas) – Uluṟu Sunset

Watch the sunrise at Uluru, then travel to Kata Tjuta. Spend time exploring Walpa Gorge and its unusual rock formations. This afternoon, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Then, join your guide for a drive around the base of Uluru. Continue to the Kuniya Walk, where you’ll be escorted to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. View ancient rock art and learn about the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. Late afternoon, witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset with sparkling wine

Day 4: Field of Light – Depart Uluru

through 50,000 magical hand-crafted frosted glass spheres of light, in colours of ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white. Then make your way to the dune top, where you’ll be served tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Watch in awe as the sun pops up in the distance behind Uluru, flooding the landscape, including Kata Tjuta behind you, with light.

Later, you will be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport for your onward flight (flights to depart after 9.30am).

1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Travel Dates & Departures
April to March: Daily
Budget$1,200.00$1,720.00
Standard$1,405.00$2,135.00
Superior$1,540.00$2,405.00
1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 Dates & Prices
Budget$1,236.00$1,773.00
Standard$1,444.00$2,191.00
Superior$1,585.00$2,471.00
** Child & Triple prices available upon request
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price

Inclusions 
Meals: 1 breakfast,
Transport: Travel in an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 3 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring: Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Kakadu, Arnhem Land & Gunlom Falls Adventure

See some of the most famous sights around Kakadu National Park with AAT Kings on a 4 Day tour exploring the iconic forests, rivers and bluffs. Cruise along the Yellow Water Billabong, go swimming at Gunlom Falls and learn the history and culture of the native people who made their lives in the bush.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant

Day 1: Darwin to Kakadu National Park

Depart Darwin and travel through pristine wetland regions to Kakadu National Park. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Center, then join your local guide on a cruise to experience the dramatic scenery of the Yellow Water Billabong. Keep an eye out for saltwater crocodiles, an array of smaller wildlife, and the colorful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. Stop at Nourlangie, where your Driver Guide will lead you on a walk to view the rock art galleries.

Optional Kakadu Scenic Flight: Add-on a 50 minute scenic flight over Arnhem Land Escarpment from $250.00 per adult

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, 3 nights

Day 2: Arnhem Land 4WD Adventure

This morning travel by 4WD vehicle into Arnhem Land and the Mikinj Valley. The scenery includes sandstone outcrops, escarpments, forests, floodplains and billabongs. You’ll visit places inaccessible to most, including ancient rock art sites. Learn about traditional land ownership, bush skills, hunting, food gathering and bush tucker preparation. Most tours are accompanied by an Aboriginal guide.

Day 3: Gunlom Falls

Travel by 4WD through the southern end of Kakadu to visit famous Gunlom Falls, and the plunge pool suitable fora swim, plus the stunning Ikoymarrwa Rock Pool. Finish the day with drinks and canapés by a private billabong.

Day 4: Kakadu – Guluyambi Cultural Cruise – Depart Darwin

Stop at Ubirr for a short walk to view Aboriginal rock art. Later, join the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise along the East Alligator River. An Aboriginal guide will provide an insight into their culture. Disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river before heading back downstream. Visit the Bowali Visitor Center before returning to Darwin, where your Short Break concludes.

30 May 2021 to 11 October 2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Travel Dates & Departures: Daily$1,727.00$2,307.00
** Child & Triple prices available upon request
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price
Inclusions 
Meals: 4 lunches
Transport: Travel in an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation:3 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Outback Australia: The Colour of Red

Journey to the Red Centre of Australia to the sacred landscapes of Outback Australia and imposing Uluru, as you uncover an ancient culture that dates back thousands of years. Delve into fascinating rituals of the Anangu during your Inspiring Journey through outback Australia and share in their spiritual connection with this ancient land that spans millennia.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Welcome to Uluru

Feel the stirring of something bigger than you as you arrive in Ayers Rock Resort (flights to arrive prior to 2.00pm), your launchpad to Australia’s fiery heart in the Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. This afternoon, travelling to Uluru as the day fades, the outback sun bids a fiery farewell. This is the perfect backdrop for a Welcome Reception with sparkling sundowners, while overlooking Uluru.

Hotel: Sails in the Desert Hotel, 2 nights

Day 2: Uluru

Observe the shifting lights of the impressive Field of Light art instillation as the desert awakens and the sunrise lights up across Uluru. Explore and learn about the spiritual connection the local Anangu caretakers have with the land. Skirt the red walls of Uluru, hear ancient tales and see rock art, then visit Mutitjulu Waterhole. Relax by the resort pool or take to the skies to see Uluru from above before an afternoon exploring Kata Tjuta for a walk through Walpa Gorge. The evening is at leisure, so why not take the opportunity to enjoy the resort restaurants.

Day 3: Uluru – Kings Canyon

Wandering across desert landscapes leaving Uluru behind and arriving for lunch at Kings Creek Station, a vast farming property. Immerse yourself while visiting the Wanmarra Community with local Aboriginal people and learn about the Luritja and Pertame people’s spiritual connection to the land. Discover bush food and bush medicine used for spirituality and healing. The flickering glow of this evenings fire under the canopy of a starry southern hemisphere sky is the perfect accompaniment to your Under a Desert Moon highlight dinner. This degustation dinner with matching wines is the perfect indulgent end to the day.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort

Day 4: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Gaze across the deep chasm at the edge of Kings Canyon as you embark on a sunrise 6km rim walk past the domed ‘Lost City’ and down into the luscious ‘Garden of Eden’. Now we’re off the beaten track exploring along the 4WD Giles Track to Alice Springs. Immerse yourself this evening against the backdrop of the Outback, enjoying an open-air dinner around a campfire with your local hosts, as the Milky Way lights up the sky.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

Day 5: Farewell From Alice Springs

This epic adventure is almost at its end, but not before the West MacDonnell Ranges takes centre stage today as you explore on a walk through the dramatic Simpsons Gap. You’ll also visit the historic Overland Telegraph Station and discover how Australia’s north and south got connected. Relish spectacular views across Alice Springs from Anzac Hill before your journey comes to an end later this morning (flights to depart after 12.30pm).

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 06, 10, 24, 20$3,010.00$3,985.00
May: 04, 08, 18, 22$3,010.00$3,985.00
June: 01, 05, 15, 19, 29$3,010.00$3,985.00
July: 03, 13, 17, 27, 31$3,010.00$3,985.00
August: 10, 14, 24, 28$3,010.00$3,985.00
September: 07, 11, 21, 25$3,010.00$3,985.00
October: 05, 09
$3,010.00$3,985.00
** Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price
Inclusions 
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury 4WD vehicles
Accommodation: 4 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Top End Highlights

Encounter on this 6 Day Top End Journey a vibrant Indigenous culture, friendly local characters and magnificent landscapes you’ll encounter on this Top End journey will leave you spellbound. Cruise waterways teeming with wildlife, and immerse yourself in the culture of the traditional Aboriginal owners of the lands you’re exploring. A myriad of deep gorges, plunging waterfalls and tranquil rock-pools add to the drama of your Top End experience.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Welcome to Darwin

On arrival in tropical Darwin, enjoy a tour of the cosmopolitan city before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers at the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Market to experience a spectacular sunset under the coconut palms. There’s plenty of time to explore the art and crafts, aromas and atmosphere of the marketplace. You may like to try some fresh BBQ seafood or authentic Indian, Chinese, Greek or Japanese cuisine.

Hotel: Travelodge Darwin Resort

Day 2: Darwin – Katherine

Travel to Litchfield National Park, pausing to examine the amazing phenomenon of hundreds of magnetic termite mounds standing up to two metres high in a wide swathe of otherwise empty terrain. Stop at Florence Falls, a spectacular double-plunge waterfall leading to a popular swimming hole, before venturing on to tropical Wangi Falls for a swim in its large waterhole surrounded by spectacular monsoon rainforest. Continue to Katherine, a thriving town that was originally established as an outpost on the Australian Overland Telegraph Line.

Hotel: Ibis Styles Katherine, 2 nights

Day 3: Katherine Gorge

This morning, meet Manuel Pamkal to share his passion for the rich traditional culture into which he was born. There is the opportunity to purchase some local Indigenous art. Later, sit back and relax in tranquil surroundings as you cruise on Katherine Gorge. A series of thirteen deep gorges carved through ancient rock, there are many Aboriginal paintings on the sandstone walls throughout the system, some of which are thousands of years old. Discover the history and culture of the Jawoyn people, the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, as you explore the magnificent gorges with a backdrop of stunning rock-faces that change colour with the setting of the sun. Keep an eye out for freshwater crocodiles nesting along the banks. This evening, consider the optional experience of the Stockman’s Bush Dinner under the stars.

Day 4: Katherine – Kakadu National Park

This morning you have the opportunity to swim in the waterholes of magnificent Edith Falls. Then pass through the mining town of Pine Creek, where buildings date back to the heady gold-rush days. Travel deep into World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park and discover spectacular escarpment, serene waterholes and teeming wildlife. Board the famed Yellow Water Billabong Cruise, spotting basking crocodiles and abundant birdlife with a local guide. Later, take a guided walk to view ancient Aboriginal rock paintings at Nourlangie, regarded as one of the premier rock art sites in the Top End.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, 2 nights

Day 5: Kakadu National Park

This morning, perhaps take an optional experience scenic flight over Kakadu. Later, visit Ubirr, another of Kakadu’s foremost rock art galleries. The paintings here provide a fascinating record of Indigenous life over thousands of years: look for naturalistic paintings of animals, traditional x-ray art, and paintings of early contact with European people. Before leaving the site, climb to the top of a nearby rocky outcrop for superb views over the floodplains and escarpment country. Celebrate your Top End journey this evening at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends.

Day 6: Farewell from Darwin

Leave Kakadu this morning to return to Darwin. Keep an eye on the murky river crossings to see if you can spot saltwater crocodiles. Your final stop is Fogg Dam, a birdwatcher’s paradise. Bid farewell to your fellow travellers as your holiday comes to an end and you are transferred to Darwin Airport for your onward flight.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 02, 23$2,245.00$2,875.00
June: 06, 27$2,245.00$2,875.00
July: 11$2,245.00$2,875.00
August: 01, 15$2,245.00$2,875.00
September: 05, 19$2,245.00$2,875.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 5 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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The Ghan – Fares 2020 / 2021

When it comes to the great rail journeys of Australia, there’s nothing quite like The Ghan. Going far beyond the means of regular rail travel, you simply won’t be disappointed as you sit back, relax and embrace the true Australia from the comfort of your beautiful cabin.

The Ghan sweeps down the centre of Australia starting in either Darwin or Adelaide and crossing through Katherine and Alice springs. This  journey allows you to see the red centre, the core of Australia, and opens up the gateway to the beautiful and iconic Uluru.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Fares valid for rail travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

 

THE GHAN
AUD $ Per person One Way
SHOULDER SEASON
05 April 2020 to 27 April 2020
06 September 2020 to 16 November 2020 
31 January 2021 to 29 March 2021
(northbound)
04 November 2020 to 26 November 2020
03 February 2021 to 01 April 2021
(southbound)
GOLD SERVICE SINGLE
EVERYDAY ADVANCE PURCHASE
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $1,379.00 $1,099.00
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $1,379.00 $1,099.00
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $2,409.00 $1,919.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN SOLE OCCUPANCY
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $2,789.00 $2,229.00
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $2,789.00 $2,229.00
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $4,869.00 $3,889.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN    
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $1,549.00 $1,229.00
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $1,549.00 $1,229.00
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $2,699.00 $2,149.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR SOLE OCCUPANCY
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $4,599.00 $3,669.00
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $4,599.00 $3,669.00
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $6,599.00 $5,269.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR    
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $2,559.00 $2,039.00
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $2,559.00 $2,039.00
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $3,699.00 $2,929.00
PLATINUM SERVICE SOLE OCCUPANCY
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $5,129.00 Not Available
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $5,129.00 Not Available
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $7,359.00 Not Available
PLATINUM SERVICE
   
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $2,849.00 Not Available
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $2,849.00 Not Available
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $4,079.00 Not Available

 

THE GHAN
AUD $ Per person One Way
HIGH SEASON
03 May 2020 to 31 August 2020
(Northbound only)
GOLD SERVICE SINGLE
EVERYDAY ADVANCE PURCHASE
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $1,599.00 $1,269.00
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $1,599.00 $1,269.00
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $2,779.00 $2,229.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN SOLE OCCUPANCY
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $3,069.00 $2,469.00
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $3,069.00 $2,469.00
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $5,309.00 $4,249.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $1,699.00 $1,359.00
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $1,699.00 $1,359.00
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $2,949.00 $2,359.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR SOLE OCCUPANCY
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $4,849.00 $3,899.00
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $4,849.00 $3,899.00
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $6,959.00 $5,569.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $2,699.00 $2,169.00
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $2,699.00 $2,169.00
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $3,869.00 $3,099.00
PLATINUM SERVICE SOLE OCCUPANCY
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $5,399.00 Not Available
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $5,399.00 Not Available
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $7,739.00 Not Available
PLATINUM SERVICE
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $2,999.00 Not Available
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $2,999.00 Not Available
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $4,299.00 Not Available

 

THE GHAN EXPEDITION
AUD $ Per person One Way
SHOULDER SEASON
01 April 2020 to 30 April 2020
02 September 2020 to 29 October 2020
(Southbound only)
GOLD SERVICE SINGLE
EVERYDAY ADVANCE PURCHASE
Darwin – Adelaide $3,589.00 $2,829.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN SOLE OCCUPANCY
Darwin – Adelaide $6,849.00 $5,409.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN
Darwin – Adelaide $3,799.00 $2,999.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR SOLE OCCUPANCY
Darwin – Adelaide $9,549.00 $7,539.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR
Darwin – Adelaide $5,309.00 $4,189.00
PLATINUM SERVICE SOLE OCCUPANCY
Darwin – Adelaide $10,619.00 Not Available
PLATINUM SERVICE
Darwin – Adelaide $5,899.00 Not Available

 

THE GHAN EXPEDITION
AUD $ Per person One Way
HIGH SEASON
06 May 2020 to 30 August 2020
(Southbound only)
GOLD SERVICE SINGLE
EVERYDAY ADVANCE PURCHASE
Darwin – Adelaide $3,789.00 $2,999.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN SOLE OCCUPANCY
Darwin – Adelaide $7,209.00 $5,759.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN
Darwin – Adelaide $3,999.00 $3,189.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR SOLE OCCUPANCY
Darwin – Adelaide $10,039.00 $8,029.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR
Darwin – Adelaide $5,579.00 $4,459.00
PLATINUM SERVICE SOLE OCCUPANCY
Darwin – Adelaide $11,169.00 Not Available
PLATINUM SERVICE
Darwin – Adelaide $6,199.00 Not Available

* Fares based on twin share per person with single supplements applicable
* Advance Purchase fares are subject to availability and bookings must be made a minimum of 6 moths in advance. Fares are non-refunable and non-changeable and must be paid in full within 7 days of confirmation.
* Children aged between 4-15 inclusive, receive 20% discount off the accompanying adult fare.
* Fares are subject to availability and may not be available on all services.
* Fares and timetables are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice

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Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort

On this fully supported Larapinta Trek you walk with just a day pack to explore the best sections of this iconic desert trail: from the high ridge lines of the West MacDonnell Ranges you’ll see the vast flood plains that form this ancient land. You’ll be dwarfed by the immensity of Ormiston and Serpentine Gorge and soothed by their idyllic waterholes. You’ll be amazed by dramatic colour changes in the rock formations at Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm… and to top it all off you’ll climb to the lofty peak of Mt Sonder to watch the sunrise (1,380m).

At the end of each day we relax in comfort at our architect-designed camps – including hot showers, comfortable lounges and heated dining shelter – as our guides prepare gourmet 3-course dinners around the campfire. Our exclusive camps combined with passionate guides, spectacular food, and an unsurpassed itinerary make this tour the ultimate Larapinta experience

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Telegraph Station to Wallaby Gap (14km)

We pick you up from your accommodation between 7-7.30am and begin our walk at the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station, the official start of the Larapinta Trail. From here the trail takes us west through witchetty bush, mulga scrub, and bird-filled shady woodlands. We climb high over exposed hills to the jagged outcrop of Euro Ridge, with expansive views over Alice Springs and the surrounding landscape, before descending to the passage of Wallaby Gap. After a stop for refreshments you take a quick transfer by bus to Nick’s Camp. Nick’s Camp is one of our exclusive award-winning camps, nestled in the bush with stunning views across the Heavitree Range and Alice Valley. Following your introduction to camp you will be treated to a spread of local bush foods prepared by local specialist Rayleen Brown.

Walking Time: 5-8 hours

Day 2: Nick’s Camp to Simpsons Gap (7km) then to Standley Chasm (2km)

From Nick’s Camp we continue west through magnificent, shady Bloodwoods and tall Ironwoods, the dominant trees on this narrow alluvial flat. We may catch sight of Black-footed Rock Wallaby as we approach one of the most important waterholes of the area, Simpsons Gap. A short transfer takes us to the stunning Standley Chasm where you will enjoy a talk about indigenous culture. All departures will journey into Arrernte country for a cultural conversation. After a delicious picnic lunch and a walk into the magnificent Chasm – a private reserve still run by the traditional owners – we transfer to back to our campsite.

Walking Time: 3-5 hours

Day 3: Serpentine Gorge to Charlie’s Camp (16.5km)

Today’s highlight is the 5km walk along the crest of the high ridge leading to Counts Point. From here we have clear views of Central Australia’s western horizon to Mt Zeil (1531m), the highest peak in the Northern Territory, and Mt Sonder which marks the end of the Larapinta Trail. We can also see the huge comet crater of Gosse Bluff, a feature of the landscape for the next few days. We descend from the high ridgetop though mysterious stands of mulga trees. At the base of the ridge we follow a track of dolomite limestone toward camp; keep your eye out for fossil stromatolites under foot, one of the most ancient forms of life. Stepping off the main trail, we follow our private track to Charlie’s Camp, named in honour of pioneering Larapinta guide Charlie Holmes. Tonight’s camp is nestled in secluded wilderness at the foothills of Counts Point. Spend the evening relaxing around the campfire while your guides prepare a scrumptious dinner.

Walking Time: 5.5-6.5 hours

Day 4: Charlie’s Camp to Ochre pits (8km)

After another wonderful breakfast we walk out of camp to the breathtaking Inarlanga (Echidna) Pass, visiting Serpentine Chalet en route. We spend some time in the magnificent pass to enjoy the peace and marvel at the ancient cycad palms. From here we trek south-west to an original ochre quarry, a sacred Aboriginal site. The rainbow of vibrant colours on the wave-like ochre wall makes for stunning photos. We then break for a picnic lunch and an early finish in preparation for our big day tomorrow. This afternoon you can relax at Glen Helen Homestead Lodge. We transfer west to one of our exclusive Camps. Fearless – named in honour of trekking guide Sue Fear, or Sonder Camp – named after the majestic Mt Sonder. Both Camps are located at the foothills of Mount Sonder.

Walking Time: 3-7 hours

Day 5: Early morning sunrise walk up Mount Sonder 1380m (16km)

Your guides will have you up early this morning (2-3am) for our pre-dawn walk up Mount Sonder. Weaving your way up to the 1380m summit of this majestic mountain following only the glittering light of your head-torch, surrounded by deep and peaceful darkness, is a truly inspiring experience… and watching the sunrise from the top is unforgettable! Mount Sonder is the official end and highest point of the entire Larapinta Trail and as such we have expansive views across the entire vast landscape we have been exploring over the last few days. We descend to Redbank Gorge and can enjoy a great brunch back at camp. If time permits in the afternoon we may visit the Glen Helen Homestead at the base of the range where we can relax with a drink. A short transfer returns us to camp looking back up toward Mt Sonder.

Walking Time: 6-7 hours

Day 6: Ormiston Pound Walk (8km), transfer to Alice Springs

This morning we enjoy the best side walk of the entire Larapinta Trail: Ormiston Pound. The Pound offers an immense variety of extraordinary scenery and is the perfect walk to complete our journey. We explore the upper reaches of the Gorge where we may see Rock Wallabies scamper about the imposing cliffs, and follow the track through scrub filled with native birds: Spinifex Pigeon, Budgerigar and Mistletoe Bird. Keep an eye out overhead for the majestic Wedge-tailed Eagle, Australia’s largest raptor. After lunch we board the bus and transfer to Alice Springs. Sitting back and watching the now familiar ancient desert landscape slide by the bus window gives most trekkers a sense of awe and satisfaction. Congratulations on all you have achieved over the last six days! We will drop you to your accommodation at approximately 4-5pm. This evening your group may like to arrange a celebratory dinner together at one of Alice’s great eateries.

Walking Time: 3-4 hours

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 04, 07, 11, 14, 21, 25, 28$2,985.00$3,385.00
May: 02, 05, 09, 12, 16, 19, 23, 30$2,985.00$3,385.00
June: 02, 06, 09$2,985.00$3,385.00
June: 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30$3,085.00$3,485.00
July: 04, 07, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28$3,085.00$3,485.00
August: 01, 04, 08, 11$4,555.00$3,485.00
August: 15, 18, 22, 25, 29$2,985.00$3,485.00
September: 01, 05, 08, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26$2,985.00$3,485.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners, snacks & hot drinks
Transport:All transport during the tour
Accommodation: 5 nights exclusive semi-permanent campsites
Guide: Professional wilderness guide & support staff
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Best of the Larapinta Trail

This fantastic route along the Larapinta Trail will take in the most spectacular highlights along the 223km track. The camping based trek will allow you more time to explore and soak in the beauty of the Central Australian desert as you traverse the most scenic stages of the Larapinta Trail.

Carrying just a day-pack, this walk will delight the wilderness lover and challenge even seasoned walkers. The Larapinta Trail offers one of the greatest desert treks on earth and is a bucket list experience for anyone who enjoys walking holidays. Following the spine of the West MacDonnell range, this extended walk along the Larapinta Trail will take in the sections along the trail that simply cannot be missed. It also provides a more achievable objective for walkers not yet ready for our 14 day Larapinta End to End trip. There will be some demanding stages as you pass over remote ridges and canyons, walking up to 30kms on some days.

The group camping gear is transported to each campsite by our professional support crew, freeing walkers to enjoy the diverse desert scenery, revel in the camaraderie of like-minded travellers and focus on achieving your goal

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Jay Creek to Standley Chasm (15km)

We pick you up from your Alice Springs accommodation between 6:30-7:00am and transfer to Jay Creek (the last section of this transfer is on a 4WD track). Leaving Jay Creek we are on sacred ground, where the Aboriginal custodians ask that we walk only in the creek bed. Today’s walk is nothing short of spectacular. We continue on through varied terrain dotted with Mulga and Witchetty Bush to Tangentyere Junction. Here the track diverges to follow the ridgeline above the Finke River. We trek to our lunch spot at Millers Flat, from which we climb through rocky terrain before descending into Standley Chasm from the north. Camp this evening is at Standley Chasm.

Day 2: Standley Chasm to Birthday Waterhole (19km)

From Standley Chasm we follow the spectacular Bridle Trail, an old trading route used by the early settlers in the region. We head up to follow the ridgeline over Reveal Saddle to Brinkley’s Bluff. From this high point, just over 1100m, you are rewarded with superb views of the spine effect created by the West MacDonnell Ranges. After lunch we take on a steep descent and pass Mintbush Spring, named for the native plant that grows here: a beautifully mint-scented bush related to sage and lavender. Our welcoming camp tonight is at the peaceful Birthday Waterhole.

Day 3: Birthday Waterhole to Hugh Gorge (16.5km)

We rise early today for one of the most challenging and rewarding sections on the trail. The track undulates over rough, rocky terrain and we are exposed (to the elements and to the magnificent views!) atop Windy Saddle and Razorback Ridge for the first part of the day. In the afternoon we drop down to Fringe Lily Creek, a nice place for a break as it offers some shade. After lunch the trail takes us on a rough spinifex journey through this semi-arid region allowing breathtaking views of Hugh Gorge. A transfer will bring us to camp, which will either be at Birthday Waterhole or up Hugh River.

Day 4: Ellery Creek to Serpentine Gorge (14km)

Today we are walking through the vertical-spined dolomite country of the Bitter Springs formation. These 800 million year old rocks contain fossilised stromatolites, the cyanobacteria that were amongst the first life forms on this earth. It is worth taking time to admire the Ellery Creek Big Hole waterhole before we start trekking. The trail takes us through scattered woodlands and over a stile to a trig point, a good spot for lunch. Arriving mid afternoon at camp provides us with an opportunity to relax or wander at leisure around the hills of our campsite. We will camp at Serpentine Chalet, and a transfer will bring us to camp from Serpentine Gorge.

Day 5: Serpentine Gorge to Serpentine Chalet (17km)

This section of the trail offers breathtaking views as you walk along the high quartzite ridge lines that typify the West MacDonnell Ranges. We ascend to Counts Point where we are able to take in clear views of Central Australia’s western horizon, to Mt Zeil (1531m) the highest peak in the Northern Territory, and Mt Sonder which marks the end of the Larapinta Trail. We can even see the fascinating, huge comet crater of Gosse Bluff. A descent through mysterious old Mulga stands brings us back to our camp at Serpentine Chalet, where we enjoy another great evening meal together.

Day 6: Serpentine Chalet to Ormiston Gorge (31km)

An early start is required to fit in all of the highlights of this section of the trail. Today takes us into the rugged heart of this ancient landscape on a track only opened to the public as recently as 1997. The trail today is again challenging as we ascend to 1088 metres. And again, as always on the Larapinta, our epic climb is rewarded with expansive views. The view opens up across the Alice Valley to the giant, bulky mass of of Mt. Giles, one of the Northern Territory’s highest peaks at 1389m.

Day 7: Ormiston Pound Walk (8km)

This morning we enjoy the best side walk of the entire Larapinta Trail: Ormiston Pound. The Pound offers an immense variety of extraordinary scenery and is the perfect walk to complete our journey. We explore the upper reaches of the Gorge where Rock Wallabies scamper about the imposing cliffs, and follow the track through scrub filled with native birds: Spinifex Pigeon, Budgerigar and Mistletoe Bird. Keep an eye out overhead for the majestic Wedge-tailed Eagle, Australia’s largest raptor. We will spend the afternoon relaxing at our campsite in preparation for tomorrow.

Day 8: Davenport Creek Walk (16.5km)

This morning we walk out of our camp on the Finke River. The local Arrernte name for the river is ‘Lhere Pinte’, meaning salty river, which is where this trail gets its name from. The Finke is also estimated at being the oldest river in the world. Today we have views and trail dominated by the bulk of Mt Sonder, whose colours change magnificently throughout the day. We initially head north-west through spinifex before crossing Davenport Creek, a tributary of the Finke River. We climb over a low section of the range to Hilltop Saddle, arguably one of the best views of the mountain which will be tomorrows walk before descending into Rocky Bar Gap, where we will be met by your support vehicle to be transported a short distance back to camp on the Finke River.

Day 9: Mt Sonder (16km), transfer to Alice Springs

Your guides will have you up early this morning for our pre-dawn walk up Mount Sonder. Weaving your way up to the 1380m summit of this majestic mountain following only the glittering light of your head-torch, surrounded by deep and peaceful darkness, is a truly inspiring experience… and watching the sunrise from the top is unforgettable! From the peak we have expansive views across the entire Larapinta landscape we have explored over the last few days. We descend to Redbank Gorge and can enjoy a great brunch on the Finke River before returning to Alice Springs. We aim to drop you at your accommodation by 3pm.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 16$3,195.00$3,195.00
May: 04, 25$3,195.00$3,195.00
June: 15, 27$3,295.00$3,295.00
July: 06$3,295.00$3,295.00
August: 17, 31$3,195.00$3,195.00
September: 12$3,195.00$3,195.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
Transport:All transport during the tour
Accommodation: 8 nights Camping - Tents and swags for sleeping (Sleeping Bag Hire - $20 per person)
Guide: Professional wilderness guide & support staff
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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