Optional Upgrade – Alice Springs: Uluru Scenic Flight (Sunday Only)

Take to the skies for an unforgettable Red Centre adventure. After a sumptuous lunch at the Desert Park, you’ll transfer to Alice Springs Airport, from where you will fly south of Pine Gap, the United States and Australian Defence Space Research Facility. Take in the spectacular outback scenery and vastness of Australia as you fly directly to Uluru – Kata Tjuta.

Rising out of the surrounding desert, Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) dominate the landscape. World Heritage-listed Uluru is one of Australia’s most iconic natural landmarks. The ancient monolith is impressive; Uluru is 348 metres above the plain, more than 860 metres above sea level, and has a circumference of 9.4 kilometres. 

You’ll have a brief rest on land at Ayers Rock Airport to stretch your legs while the aircraft refuels before you take to the skies again, flying around Uluru for a different perspective, before heading to Kata Tjuta. 

Kata Tjuta is a Pitjantjatjara word meaning ‘many heads’. The formation is made up of 36 domes, spread over an area of more than 20 kilometres. The tallest is Mount Olga, which rises 546 metres above the plain, or 1,066 metres above sea level. The ochre-coloured shapes are a mesmerising sight.

Continue your flight out to the sandstone sculptures of the remarkable Kings Canyon. As Uluru’s companion, the chasm is almost as deep as Uluru is high. Standing at 300 metres, Kings Canyon is awash with ancient cycads, palm filled crevices and a permanent waterhole known as the Garden of Eden. 

To avoid disappointment, we highly recommend guests pre-book this tour. For more information on how to pre-book, please contact our travel centre on 1800 703 357 or contact your travel agent.  

If you choose this experience, you will not be able to participate in the included Off Train Experiences.

Recommended Fitness Level: Moderate level mobility – Guests required to board and disembark aircraft unassisted. Weight restrictions apply – the maximum weight of any individual cannot exceed 100kg. Guests are strongly encouraged to dress for the weather conditions. Enclosed sturdy shoes are required. Sunscreen, a hat, trousers and long sleeves are highly recommended. 

PLEASE NOTE: This tour is subject to availability and conditions; all upgrade optional experiences are non- refundable. Guests are advised to take appropriate clothing with them for the Telegraph Station Outback Dinner as they may not return to the train prior.