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Outback Rock & Rail Adventure

10 Days  |  Departing Wednesday 30th August 2017 and returning Friday 8th September 2017

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$1,608.00 deposit payable

Progress Payment: $ by
Final Payment: $4821.00 by 1 Jun 2017
Pay by direct deposit, credit card or cheque.

Join Friends for an Aussie Outback Adventure!

Highlights

Sightseeing at Uluru
Sounds of Silence Dinner including Stargazing
Sunrise Tour of Uluru
Guided Walk to Mutijulu Waterhole
Visit Kata Tjuta (Olgas) and Cultural Centre
2 Day Visit to Kings Canyon
Kings Canyon Rim Walk (or less strenuous Canyon Floor Walk)
Visit to Kings Creek Station
3 Day Visit to Alice Springs
Visit and Tour of Telegraph Station
Aboriginal Culture Tour in Alice Springs
Earth Sanctuary Gourmet BBQ Dinner at Alice Springs
Free Day in Alice Springs
2 Day Legendary Ghan Journey from Alice Springs to Darwin
Included Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise whilst onboard the Ghan
Litchfield National Park Full Day Tour
Swimming Opportunities at Florence Falls & Wangi Falls
Darwin City Sights Tour
Visit to Mindil Beach Sunset Markets
Friends for Company!
 

Inclusions

Personally Escorted from Melbourne, your SWT Tour Hostess is on hand to assist with making your holiday a memorable one
Return Airfares including baggage and taxes - Melbourne / Uluru and Darwin / Melbourne
Exclusive Touring from Uluru to Kings Canyon to Alice Springs
Specialist Sightseeing Guides
2 Day Legendary Ghan Journey in Gold Class including all meals and beverages
Meals as per itinerary
Interesting Sightseeing as per itinerary
Quality Accommodation at each destination
Willing to Share Option for Single Travellers
Meet and Greet prior to departure (subjec to minimum numbers)
Sisterhood Documentation and Ticket Wallet
 

Notice

This tour will require a basic level of fitness.  You will need to be able to leisurely walk 3km on uneven ground to cope with the activities this tour includes.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Wednesday 30 August 2017

Welcome to Uluru! (D)

Our Aussie Outback Adventure begins!  Meet your Sisterhood hostess and fellow travevls at the Melbourne Airport for our flight to Uluru. Upon arrival we'll be transferred to our accommodation in the Voyages Collection at Uluru with time to settle in and discover your surrounds.  This evening we'll enjoy one of the most popoular activities when visiting Uluru - the Sounds of Silence Dinenr including a gourmet buffet of Australian delicacies accompanied by fine Australian wines.  Sit back and relax as a
startalker takes us on a tour of the southern night sky (weather conditions permitting).
Accommodation - Outback Pioneer Resort

Day 2 - Thursday 31 August 2017

Uluru & Kata Tjuta Sightseeing (B)

Today we'll see the Red Centre set alight by the morning’s first rays of sunlight. After our sunrise tour of the base of Uluru, we'll enjoy a guided walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole. We'll view Aboriginal rock paintings as our guide interprets their meaning and significance. We'll also learn about the flora, fauna and cultural traditions of traditional owners, the Anangu. We'll then visit Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where there is time to purchase some locally made Aboriginal art. This afternoon we'll visit the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and walk through Walpa Gorge and following the natural creek-bed between two of the main domes. Return to your hotel
late afternoon with dinner at leisure tonight.  Accommodation - Outback Pioneer Resort

Day 3 - Friday 1 September 2017

Uluru to Kings Canyon (B,D)

Today we'll travel to Kings Canyon Resort, on the way marvelling at Atila (Mt. Conner), the ‘forgotten wonder of Central Australia before a lunch break at Kings Creek Station. Originally vacant crown land, the station now runs cattle and is the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. Learn the intriguing story of owners, Ian and Lynn and their dedication to Aboriginal children the region's remote communities.  Now get ready for spectacular sightseeing.  We'll enjoy rim walk exploration of Kings Canyon which rewards us with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park where we'll be able to see as far as the horizon.  There is a shorter less strenuous walk along the boulder strewn canyon floor is also available.  Tonight we'll enjoy dinner at our hotel.  Accommodation Kings Canyon Resort.

Day 4 - Saturday 2 September 2017

Kings Canyon - Alice Springs (B)

Today we'll journey to Alice Springs travelling across vast cattle properties getting a feel for just how expansive the Outback is.  Upon our arrival into Alice Springs we'll visit the historic Telegraph Station which was established in 1872. It first served as one of 12 stations positioned along the Overland Telegraph Line that stretched 3000km to relay messages between Adelaide and Darwin. We'll top off the day at Anzac Hill for panoramic views and great photo opportunities over Alice Springs.  Dinner at leisure tonight.  Accommodation Lasseters Hotel, Alice Springs.

Day 5 - Sunday 3 September 2017

Alice Springs - Aboriginal Culture (B,D)

Today we'll learn about the life and survival of the local Arrernte People, including the search for water, bush food, and kinship, from a local Aboriginal guide at Alice Springs Desert Park. We'll visit the Nocturnal House and enjoy a captivating Birds of Prey presentation. We'll continue to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and learn how the facility brings first class health services to people living in the bush.  Tonight join Joe, Dan, Tommy and Ben Falzon for a home cooked gourmet BBQ dinner at Earth Sanctuary
World Nature Centre.  A great way to end the night!

Day 6 - Monday 4 September 2017

Alice Springs - Darwin Onboard Ghan (B,L,D)

A free day in Alice Springs and a chance to relax and enjoy the facilities of our hotel or venture out to explore.  Late afternoon we'll we'll be transferred to the Legendary Ghan to begin our overnight journey from Alice Springs to Darwin.  We’ll enjoy Gold Service cabins including all meals onboard with standard drinks.  Dine in the classically styled Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car and enjoy relaxing with friends. Overnight onboard the Legendary Ghan.
 

Day 7 - Tuesday 5 Septembe 2017

Welcome to Darwin (B,L)

Today we'll arrive into Katherine and with a choice of three included tours to enjoy upon arriving into Katherine including a Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise you’ll witness the splendour of Katherine Gorge and enjoy cuisine inspired by the flavours of the Outback.  Back onboard the Ghan arriving into Darwin at 5.30pm.  We'll be transferred to our accommodation with dinner at leisure.  Accommodation - Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin

Day 8 - Wednesday 6 September 2017

Litchfield National Park (B,L)

Today we'll enjoy a full day (shared) tour to Litchfield National Park - pack your bathers we have the opportunity for a swim!  Boarding early for the drive to Litchfield National Park down ‘the Track’ (Stuart Highway), we’ll be entertained by our Driver Guide with tales both tall and true of the history of Australia’s longest highway. The gorgeous town of Batchelor is the gateway to Litchfield National Park. Up until WWII, Batchelor was a sleepy little hollow. Then it became an allied air force base and the population grew quickly. When uranium was discovered near Batchelor in 1949, the town once again grew until the mine was closed in 1963. Today, Batchelor’s townsfolk love to host visitors to Litchfield National Park and it’s here that you’ll enjoy morning tea (own expense) at one of their local cafés. stablished in 1986, Litchfield National Park is a truly stunning destination. Here we can take in the splendour of thundering falls, rainforest pockets and sacred historic sites. The traditional custodians of Litchfield National Park are the Wagait people, many of whom still call the area home. The termite mounds found at Litchfield National Park are the incredible architectural works of local termites. Complete with arches, tunnels, chimneys and nursery chambers, the mounds will leave you mystified. Listen and learn as our Driver Guide explains the difference between Cathedral and Magnetic mounds. View the spectacular double waterfalls of Florence Falls from a high vantage point before making our way down the stairs to take a dip in the gorgeous plunge pool, if you need to cool down a little. Head back up through forest and open woodland. There’s also time for an interpretive walk through the scenic bush and monsoon vine forest. One of the three major waterfalls along the western face of the Tabletop Range, Tolmer Falls is a truly spectacular sight. We’ll marvel at the water cascading down into the deep waterhole at the base of the falls, which is home to several colonies of rare ghost bats and orange horseshoe bats. Time for a well-earned break. As part of our tour enjoy lunch at Litchfield Café. Relax, enjoy the company of your fellow travellers and recount the morning’s adventure. Ready for another swim? Wangi Falls is the most accessible of rock pools and is a perfect spot to take another dip.  Returning back to our hotel late evening with dinner at leisure. Accommodation - Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin

Day 9 - Thursday 7 September 2017

Darwin City Sights - Mindil Markets (B,L)

Today we'll learn about Darwin's colourful history.  We'll visit Darwin Aviation Museum, view Est Point Military Precinct, explore the Museum & Art Gallery of Northern Territory. We'll stroll through the Botanic Gardens to enjoy famous landmarks and sights.  Later this afternoon, we'll visit the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Market.  Enjoy the sunset while being entertained by buskers, bands and performers and don't forget to taste the sensational food on offer and take home a homemade souvenir.  Making our own way back to our hotel tonight.  Accommodation - Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin.

Day 10 - Friday 8 September 2017

Darwin - Home (B)

Today we say goodbye to Darwin and transfer to the Darwin Airport mid morning for our flight home to Melbourne.  Arriving into Melbourne around 5.30pm.  Thank you for travelling with Sisterhood Womens Travel and we look forward to welcoming you back!

Prices & Options

10 Day Outback Rock & Rail Adventure

Choose your Room:

$1,608.00 deposit payable

Pay by direct deposit, credit card or cheque.

For questions & Bookings 1300 885 255