Outback Australia – The Colour of Red

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

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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 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.

Choose This Trip If You'd Love To:

  • 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

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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.

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 with your hosts at an open-air barbecue dinner with campfires as the Milky Way lights up the wide Australian sky.

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

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.

Please Note: There will be refurbishments between 25 Jan - 26 Jun 2019, and 4 Nov 2019 - 30 Jun 2020. Sails in the Desert will be working to ensure there is minimal disturbance and impact to its operation and guests.

    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

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