Territory Explorer

9 Days
Ayers Rock to Darwin
From (NZD)
$ 7,555
$ 7,305
Dates & Pricing

2020 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 Light’ 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 Map
Tour Code:
AKD
Duration:
9 days
Departure City:
Ayers Rock
Return City:
Darwin

Selected Itinerary

9 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Uluru

    Welcome to the very 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.

    Take the opportunity to upgrade your stay to the luxurious Longitude 131° luxury wilderness camp (at additional cost, must be booked prior to departure and will substitue accommodation and touring activities).

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Uluru

    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

  3. Day 3 - Uluru > Kings Canyon

    View Uluru and Kata Tjuta from the air (at additional cost, must be booked before departure).

    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. 

    Overnight stay in Kings Canyon. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Kings Canyon > Alice Springs

    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

  5. Day 5 - Alice Springs

    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

  6. Day 6 - Alice Springs > The Ghan

    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 Service). 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

  7. 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

  8. Day 8 - Darwin

    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 the WWII Bombing of Darwin tour.

    Enjoy dinner tonight at the hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Darwin

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Handcrafted luxury inclusions
  • Fully escorted group touring
  • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Your choice of 11 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 15 meals – 8 breakfasts (B) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability