Optional Upgrade – Alice Springs: Spirit of Mt. Gillen Helicopter Flight

Transfer to the Crowne Plaza Alice Springs, where you have the opportunity to sit back and relax around the pool area with a drink, while waiting for your helicopter flight. The Pilot will take you up and over Alice Springs to experience amazing views of Simpson’s Gap – one of the most prominent water holes in the region – Mt. Gillen Ridgeline and the Larapinta Trail.

It’s only from the air that you’ll experience the sheer magnitude of this ancient and timeless land. Absorb the spirit of the Outback as your pilot reveals its mystery through detailed commentary.

Don’t forget your camera to capture memories of these unique and unforgettable landscapes that will last forever. After your flight, enjoy a swim in the pool or the hotel facilities while you wait for your transfer back to Alice Springs Rail Terminal. This really feels like a touch of luxury in the centre of Australia.

As this experience is an optional upgrade, a cost of $235 per person will be payable upon pre-booking online, which can be paid direct or via your preferred travel agent. If booking this experience once onboard, payment must be made direct to your Hospitality Attendant.

Recommended Fitness Level: Low – Guests required to board and disembark helicopter unassisted.

PLEASE NOTE: Weight restrictions of 130kg per person do apply.

*Optional upgrade for Platinum and Gold Service guests travelling the entire journey. Platinum and Gold Service guests leaving The Ghan in Alice Springs are required to pay $235 per person.