Outback Australia – The Colour of Red

5 Day Inspiring Journey | Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs

guests considering this tour
BOOK NOW REQUEST A QUOTE

Prices From Code: CRUA

$2210

Adult Twin i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over). All prices are per person, land only.

$2905

Single i A person, who must be 18 years and over, travelling alone, must pay the single room price. All prices are per person, land only.

$2210

Child i A child (5-15 years) must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement
Prices above are per person, land only 10% Saving will appear in cart for applicable departures
guests considering this tour
Book now

Secure your trip with a deposit



Departures

Select a departure date

From 14 December 2020

$2225 Adult Twin
$2860 Single
$2225 Child

Departs
Returns
 
23 Mar 202127 Mar 2021Definite Departure

From 10 April 2021

$2210 Adult Twin
$2905 Single
$2210 Child

Departs
Returns
 
24 Apr 202128 Apr 2021Definite Departure
08 May 202112 May 2021Departure
22 May 202126 May 2021Definite Departure
19 Jun 202123 Jun 2021Definite Departure
17 Jul 202121 Jul 2021Definite Departure
14 Aug 202118 Aug 2021Departure
11 Sep 202115 Sep 2021Definite Departure
09 Oct 202113 Oct 2021Definite Departure

From 9 April 2022

$2210 Adult Twin
$2905 Single
$2210 Child

Departs
Returns
 
09 Apr 202213 Apr 2022Departure
23 Apr 202227 Apr 2022Departure
07 May 202211 May 2022Departure
21 May 202225 May 2022Departure
04 Jun 202208 Jun 2022Departure
18 Jun 202222 Jun 2022Departure
02 Jul 202206 Jul 2022Departure
16 Jul 202220 Jul 2022Departure
30 Jul 202203 Aug 2022Departure
13 Aug 202217 Aug 2022Departure
27 Aug 202231 Aug 2022Departure
10 Sep 202214 Sep 2022Departure
24 Sep 202228 Sep 2022Departure
08 Oct 202212 Oct 2022Departure

Customer Support

Talk with us 1-866-240-1659

Travel agent? Agent portal

Connect with us

Outback Australia – The Colour of Red

5 Day Inspiring Journey | Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs

Outback Australia - The Colour of Red

5 Day Inspiring Journey | Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs | Travel Period: 1 Apr 2021 – 31 Mar 2022

Outback Australia - The Colour of Red

5 Day Inspiring Journey

Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs

Journey to the Red Centre of Australia to the sacred landscapes of the Outback and imposing Uluru, as you uncover an ancient culture that dates back thousands of years. Delve into fascinating rituals of the Anangu during your Inspiring Journey through outback Australia and share in their spiritual connection with this ancient land that spans millennia.

Why you'll love this trip:

  • Experience the true outback of Australia.
  • Taste the many flavours of Australian dining with highlight dinners under the stars in Alice Springs and Kings Canyon.
  • Connect with 3 local specialists
  • Gain an insight into Central Australia's indigenous culture.

image map

Indulge

Indulge in a 5 course degustation with matching wines at the Under a Desert Moon Dinner at Kings Canyon Resort

Explore

Look closely at the walls of Kata Tjuta to see the conglomerate rock make up on your Walpa Gorge walk

Immerse

Delve in the indigenous culture on a local community site to gain an understanding of culture, bush tucker and medicine

Relax

Indulge in your room spa at Kings Canyon Resort with large windows to take in the amazing nature

Feel the stirring of something bigger than you as you arrive in Ayers Rock Resort (flights to arrive prior to 2.00pm), your launchpad to Australia's fiery heart in the Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. This afternoon, travelling to Uluru as the day fades, the outback sun bids a fiery farewell. This is the perfect backdrop for a Welcome Reception with sparkling sundowners, while overlooking Uluru.

Hotel: Sails in the Desert Hotel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Dinner with Wine

Observe the shifting lights of the impressive Field of Light art instillation as the desert awakens and the sunrise lights up across Uluru. Explore and learn about the spiritual connection the local Anangu caretakers have with the land. Skirt the red walls of Uluru, hear ancient tales and see rock art, then visit Mutitjulu Waterhole. Relax by the resort pool or take to the skies to see Uluru from above before an afternoon exploring Kata Tjuta for a walk through Walpa Gorge. The evening is at leisure, so why not take the opportunity to enjoy the resort restaurants.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Wandering across desert landscapes leaving Uluru behind and arriving for lunch at Kings Creek Station, a vast farming property. Immerse yourself while visiting the Wanmarra Community with local Aboriginal people and learn about the Luritja and Pertame people’s spiritual connection to the land. Discover bush food and bush medicine used for spirituality and healing. The flickering glow of this evenings fire under the canopy of a starry southern hemisphere sky is the perfect accompaniment to your Under a Desert Moon highlight dinner. This degustation dinner with matching wines is the perfect indulgent end to the day.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Highlight Dinner

Gaze across the deep chasm at the edge of Kings Canyon as you embark on a sunrise 6km rim walk past the domed ‘Lost City' and down into the luscious ‘Garden of Eden'. Now we're off the beaten track exploring along the 4WD Giles Track to Alice Springs. Immerse yourself this evening against the backdrop of the Outback, enjoying an open-air dinner around a campfire with your local hosts, as the Milky Way lights up the sky.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner

This epic adventure is almost at its end, but not before the West MacDonnell Ranges takes centre stage today as you explore on a walk through the dramatic Simpsons Gap. You'll also visit the historic Overland Telegraph Station and discover how Australia's north and south got connected. Relish spectacular views across Alice Springs from Anzac Hill before your journey comes to an end later this morning (flights to depart after 12.30pm).

Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

In the heart of Australia's Red Centre, the hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a luxurious outback holiday experience.

Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort's Sails in the Desert Hotel, shading 228 luxury five star rooms and suites.

    Features

  • Ensuite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heater
  • Private balcony, terrace or veranda
  • Mini Bar
  • LCD HD TV
  • ISD/STD phone
  • In-room safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • High speed cable internet and Wi-Fi
  • Bathrobe
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Set in a prime location and nestled in amongst a rugged bush setting, these rooms offer deluxe accommodation with a spacious spa bath and feature a window providing scenic views. Each Deluxe Spa Room also features a private balcony offering a magnificent outlook onto a rocky escarpment that is tastefully lit at night.

    Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Phone
  • Ensuite
  • Insect screens
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Spa bath
  • Private balcony
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

The hotel is nestled beneath the famous MacDonnell Ranges. All rooms feature a private balcony with views of the nearby 18-hole Alice Springs Golf Course, the Todd River, swimming pool or the MacDonnell Ranges.

    Features

  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Mini Bar
  • 26” LCD flat screen with Austar
  • In-house movies
  • In-room safe
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Swimming Pool
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Find out more

  • Hand-picked accommodation, selected to immerse you in your destination
  • Most meals, including Local Dining Experiences. See Dining tab below
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the journey
  • A maximum of 20 guests to share your journey
  • Expert Driver Guide escorts
  • All entrance and National Park fees
  • Sustainable Travel Kit, including refillable water bottle and backpack
  • Exclusive immersive activities and interaction with local communities
  • Built-in leisure time, to explore destinations as you wish
  • Airport transfers (see Flight Information below)

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Camera
  • A sense of adventure

Fitness Requirements

  • Good level of fitness required for the three hour Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • Low to moderate level of fitness required for the Kings Canyon Creek Bed Walk

Dining

  • 4 Full Buffet Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 1 Dinner with Wine
  • 1 Highlight Dinner
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

Flight Information

  • Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 2.00pm into Ayers Rock Airport
  • Day 5: Flights to depart after 12.30pm from Alice Springs Airport

Outback Australia: The Colour of Red

5 Day Inspiring Journey | Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs | Travel Period: 1 Apr 2020 – 31 Mar 2021

Outback Australia: The Colour of Red

5 Day Inspiring Journey

Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs

Journey to the Red Centre of Australia to the sacred landscapes of the Outback and imposing Uluru, as you uncover an ancient culture that dates back thousands of years. Delve into fascinating rituals of the Anangu and share in their spiritual connection with this ancient land that spans millennia.

Why you'll love this trip:

  • And learn about the Anangu, traditional owners of Uluru
  • A hike to the top of Kings Canyon
  • The unique ingredients to the Australian outback
  • A shorter, but immersive Northern Territory experience

image map

Discover

The unforgettable feeling of awakening to sunrise at Uluru, and see the stunning natural wonders of Angkerle (Standley Chasm) and Simpsons Gap.

Explore

Hike Kings Canyon for magnificent views, then travel along the Mereenie Loop Road on a 4WD experience.

Immerse

Discover the rich culture of the Anangu people, and gain an insight into the logistics of running a million-acre cattle property.

Relax

Experience a unique dining experience, Under a Desert Moon, then toast the iconic Uluru sunset with sparkling wine.

Welcome to Uluru. This afternoon you’ll meet your Journey Director and fellow travellers and then take a drive to UluruKata Tjuta National Park. Having lived in the region for tens of thousands of years, Traditional Owners, the Anangu, have a strong connection with this land. You’ll learn about Tjukurpa, the history, knowledge, religion, morality and law of the local Aboriginal people and their ancestors. Travelling to the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuta, you’ll take a guided walk through Walpa Gorge, following the natural creek bed between two of the largest domes. Kata Tjuta has great cultural significance for the Anangu people, specifically for Anangu men. Later enjoy canapés and wine at the Uluru sunset viewing area. As the sun sets over the western horizon, the evening sky brings out the many shades of colour for which Uluru is renowned. This evening get to know your fellow travellers over a delicious meal at Ilkari Restaurant at your hotel.

Hotel: Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Start the day with an impressive sunrise over Uluru from the sunrise viewing area. Take a walk at the base of Uluru and hear timeless stories, see rock art, and visit Mutitjulu Waterhole, once an important water source for the Aboriginal people and animals in the area. Visit Curtin Springs Station at lunch time. Curtin Springs has been home to the Severin family since 1956, when Peter Severin arrived with his young wife Dawn, their toddler son Ashley and 1,500 head of cattle. Take part in a paper-making workshop at Curtin Springs Paper then sit down to a barbecue lunch and meet one of the locals as you hear about the Severin family and the logistics of running a million-acre cattle property. *This evening you’re treated to Local Dining Experience, Under a Desert Moon, set in the wilderness under a canopy of the southern night sky (weather permitting). Enjoy sparkling wine and canapés followed by a four-course dinner, prepared from fresh produce.

*Note: For departure on 22 November 2020, an alternative Local Dining Experience has been arranged. Join their Journey Director for sundowner drinks at the Sunset Viewing Platform overlooking the Range. As the sun dips behind Carmichael's Crag and the George Gill Range, watch the spellbinding changing colours of the sandstone and sky before the stars come out. Following this, continue to the restaurant to enjoy a 3 course dinner.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Local Dining Experience

Perfect for observing the changing colours of the landscape, today you’re off on a sunrise six-kilometre Rim Walk exploration of the spectacular Kings Canyon. As you venture around the rim, highlights include the domed ‘Lost City’, and the luscious ‘Garden of Eden’. If you’d prefer a more relaxed walk you can opt for a walk along the Creek Bed. Afterwards you’re off the beaten track, travelling along the Mereenie Loop Road past Gosses Bluff, through the West MacDonnell Ranges and then continue to Alice Springs for dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine

This morning you will visit the historic Overland Telegraph Station and learn about the overland telegraph line and why Alice Springs is in this location. Then you will travel out to the West MacDonnell Ranges, where you’ll will take a walk into Angkerle (Standley Chasm) and Simpsons Gap. ^Tonight, enjoy a Local Dining Experience at Outback Quarry with your hosts at an open-air barbecue dinner with campfires as the Milky Way lights up the wide Australian sky.

^Note: For departure on 22 November 2020, an alternative Local Dining Experience has been arranged. Join the Falzon family at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre for a open-air barbeque dinner around a campfire.

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Local Dining Experience

This morning you’ll visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service, to see how this facility provides medical assistance to those living in remote outback Australia. Before your trip comes to an end, visit the School of the Air and learn how children living in the far reaches of the Outback receive an education over the air waves. Your Inspiring Journey concludes in the late morning.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

In the heart of Australia's Red Centre, the hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a luxurious outback holiday experience.

Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort's Sails in the Desert Hotel, shading 228 luxury five star rooms and suites.

    Features

  • Ensuite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heater
  • Private balcony, terrace or veranda
  • Mini Bar
  • LCD HD TV
  • ISD/STD phone
  • In-room safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • High speed cable internet and Wi-Fi
  • Bathrobe
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Retreat to the luxury of Kings Canyon Resort after an active day of hiking through the rugged terrain of Watarrka National Park. The sensitively designed property is located in Watarrka National Park, just nine kilometres from Kings Canyon. Naturally, the Kings Canyon Resort has been built to blend in harmoniously with the surround.

    Features

  • Ensuite
  • Shower
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Insect screens
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Blankets
  • Refrigerator
  • Iron / Ironing Board
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

The hotel is nestled beneath the famous MacDonnell Ranges. All rooms feature a private balcony with views of the nearby 18-hole Alice Springs Golf Course, the Todd River, swimming pool or the MacDonnell Ranges.

    Features

  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Mini Bar
  • 26” LCD flat screen with Austar
  • In-house movies
  • In-room safe
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Swimming Pool
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Find out more

  • Hand-picked accommodation
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the journey
  • Airport Transfers (see flight information below)

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months

Fitness Requirements

  • Good level of fitness required for the Kings Canyon Rim Walk. Low to moderate level of fitness required for the Kings Canyon Creek Bed Walk.

Dining

  • 4 Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners with wine
  • 2 Local Dining Experiences

Flight Information

  • Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Ayers Rock Airport
  • Day 5 – Flights to depart after 12.30pm from Alice Springs Airport

Reviews

You may also like

Ayers Rock to Kings Canyon Transfer

Ayers Rock to Kings Canyon Transfer

Transfer | Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs
From
$130
Kings Canyon Scenic Climb

Kings Canyon Scenic Climb

Half Day Tour | Kings Canyon
From
$70
Uluru & Kata Tjuta Sights & Sounds

Uluru & Kata Tjuta Sights & Sounds

3 Day Short Break | Uluru (Ayers Rock) Return
From
$770