Take in the wonders of Central Australia from a comfortable 90 minute scenic flight. Alice Springs is surrounded by the MacDonnell Ranges, running in an east-west direction; the ranges extend for a distance of 642km. To the Arrernte Aboriginal people, the ranges that are close to Alice Springs (Mt Gillen and Mt Johns) are giant caterpillars (Yeperenye). The caterpillars made their way from the west and from the east to meet at a place now called Heavitree Gap.
Inclusive of the Alice Springs and Surrounds Tour is taking in the impressive views of Gosse’s Bluff, once the largest meteor impact crater in Australia its 180 metre high crater walls and 5 km diameter can only be fully appreciated from the air.
On board the flight, views will include The Todd River, ANZAC Hill, Emily, Jessie and Simpson’s Gaps, Mt Gillen, West MacDonnell Ranges, Glen Helen Gorge, Gosse’s Bluff, Pine Gap, The Finke River and the enormous Ghan itself. The pilot will share their local knowledge of the area gathered from years of flying the Territory, leaving each passenger inspired and walking away with memories to last a life time.
On board each passenger is guaranteed a window seat for equal viewing opportunities, as well as inflight refreshments. With time limited in Alice Springs, a scenic flight is the best way to take it all in and see our country from a different perspective.
See the Alice Springs Rail Terminal and the enormity of The Ghan, ANZAC Hill and take a peek at the United States / Australian Joint Defence Space Research Facility at Pine Gap plus cross the oldest known river system in the world, the Finke River before returning to Alice Springs Airport.
Please note weight restrictions per person do apply and vary depending on total weight of all passengers in the aircraft.
As this excursion is an optional upgrade, a cost of $380.00 per person will be payable direct to your Restaurant Manager. If you choose this excursion, you will not be able to participate in the included Off Train Excursions.
Recommended Fitness Level: Low – must be able to climb aboard the aircraft.
Platinum and Gold Service guests
$380 per person
Platinum and Gold Service guests leaving The Ghan in Alice Springs
Please note: All bookings and payments are done while on train. Tours are subject to change without notice. Tour descriptions and prices are valid until 31 March 2017.