The Rock, Rail and Kakadu

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The Rock, Rail and Kakadu

from £999
Duration: 8 days
Countries: Australia
Witness the majesty of Uluru, hike the Red Centre, stargaze at the Southern sky, ride the route of Afghan cameleers on The Ghan Train, learn Aboriginal creation stories, explore Kakadu NP.

The Rock, Rail and Kakadu

For rugged natural splendour, the Australian Outback is where it’s at. This journey into the remote regions of northern and central Australia brings you face-to-face with the land and the intriguing characters and wildlife that call it home. Majestic Uluru, sprawling Kings Canyon and the out-there landscapes of Kakadu National Park await your hiking boots, while the crocodiles and the mysteries of Indigenous Australian culture—as told by the locals themselves—are primed to fascinate. Adventure doesn’t get much more adventurous than this.


Day 1Alice Springs/Uluru(1L, 1D)
Be picked up from one of our approved pick-up points starting at 5:25am, and travel to the Red Centre. Visit the Aboriginal cultural centre and take the informative Mala Walk around part of Uluru's base. Catch the sunset over Uluru before heading to the campground for the night. Camp under the stars of the night sky—the only way to really experience the Outback.

Day 2Uluru/Kings Creek(1B, 1L, 1D)
Watch the sunrise over Uluru, then enjoy a walk through the Valley of the Winds in Kata Tjuta. Continue onto Kings Creek Station for another night around the campfire.

Day 3Kings Creek/Alice Springs(1B)
Enjoy a morning walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park, then transfer to Alice Springs.

Day 4Alice Springs/Katherine
Travel in comfort on the famous Ghan Train. Glide through the remote Outback en route to the subtropical Top End of Australia.

Day 5Katherine/Darwin
Stop at Katherine Gorge. Opt for a flat-bottomed boat trip or a walk before continuing on to Darwin.

Day 6Darwin/Kakadu National Park(1L, 1D)
Set off early from Darwin to spot crocs on a boat cruise. Visit an Aboriginal crafts centre for the local interpretation of the meaning behind their intricate crafts then continue onto Kakadu National Park.

Day 7Kakadu National Park/Litchfield National Park(1B, 1L, 1D)
Explore the waterfalls, swimming holes and trails of Kakadu National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 8Litchfield National Park/Darwin(1B, 1L)
Guided tour in Litchfield National Park to encounter streams, rock formations and the impressive magnetic termite mounds. Tour ends in Darwin upon arrival in the evening; book onward travel after 8pm.

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What's Included

Pick up on Day 1
Sunrise and sunset viewing of Uluru
Mala Walk around Uluru and visit to the cultural centre
Hikes at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Kings Canyon
Crocodile-spotting boat cruise
Visit to an Aboriginal art and craft centre
Guided exploration of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners (Allow AUD100-150 for meals that are not included.)
Private bus, train, 4x4, boat.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Small group experience; Max 20, avg 16
Hostels (2 nts, multi-share), camping (4 nts), overnight train (1 nt, airline-style seating)

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