Outback Contrasts – A Journey to the Centre

5 Day Guided Vacation | Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock)

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Outback Contrasts – A Journey to the Centre

5 Day Guided Vacation | Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Outback Contrasts - A Journey to the Centre

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

Outback Contrasts - A Journey to the Centre

5 Day Guided Vacation

Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Witness the rugged landscape of the Red Centre and marvel at the ancient cultures that have cared for this land for generations. Experience the majesty of Uluru, Kings Canyon and view rock art dating back thousands of years. On this journey, experience the majesty of Uluru, Kings Canyon and the soaring West MacDonnell Ranges, taking in the beauty and enormity of your surroundings. View rock art dating back thousands of years, witness striking landscapes and be immersed in the stories of the Dreamtime.

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

Indulge

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

Explore

Hike through Walpa Gorge part of the 36 mystical domes of Kata Tjuta

Immerse

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

Relax

Unwind in your Deluxe Spa Room at Kings Canyon Resort

Immerse yourself in the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station precinct and learn about the overland telegraph line as you discover its historic buildings. Explore the West MacDonnell Ranges on a walk through the dramatic Simpsons Gap. Relish spectacular views across Alice Springs from Anzac Hill before some free time to explore the town or relax by your resort pool. 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: Welcome Dinner

Now we're off the beaten track exploring along the 4WD Giles Track crossing driver river beds and outback landscapes to Kings Canyon Resort. 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'. 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. Wandering across desert landscapes leaving Kings Canyon behind and arriving for lunch at Curtin Springs Station, a vast farming property. Feel the stirring of something bigger than you as you arrive in Ayers Rock Resort, 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 included sparkling sundowners while overlooking Uluru.

Hotel: Sails in the Desert Hotel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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 enjoy your farewell dinner at Ilkari Restaurant.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Relax this morning as your journey comes to an end. You might choose to take in Uluru one last time from the air on a scenic helicopter flight before your journey comes to an end.

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

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

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
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
  • Travel by bespoke 4WD vehicle with reclining seats, WiFi and air-conditioning
  • Expert Driver Guide escorts
  • A maximum of 20 guests on your journey
  • 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 Welcome Dinner
  • 1 Highlight Dinner
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

Flight Information

  • Day 1: Flights to arrive prior at Alice Springs Airport
  • Day 5: Flights to depart any time from Ayers Rock Airport (Recommended after 10:00am)

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