Inspiring Journeys

Outback Contrasts

6 days | Alice Springs Return

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, witness striking landscapes and be immersed in the stories of the Dreamtime.

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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 unless otherwise indicated.

$5069

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Outback Contrasts

Inspiring Journeys

6 days

Alice Springs Return

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, witness striking landscapes and be immersed in the stories of the Dreamtime.

Highlights

Immerse

Experience true outback life as you enjoy lunch on Peter Severin’s million acre property in the heart of the Red Centre.

Indulge

Bask in the glow of the campfire as you indulge in a five course degustation with matching wines in the beautiful Kings Canyon Resort.

Explore

Enter Walpa Gorge, an ancient temple crafted by nature, and discover the scenic wonders of the West MacDonnell Ranges.

Relax

Nestled in the rugged bush, unwind in your Deluxe Spa Room at Kings Canyon Resort, with a private balcony overlooking a beautiful rock escarpment.

Itinerary

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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. Join your fellow guests at the Tali restaurant for a Welcome Dinner.

  Hotel: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

  Included Meals: Dinner with Wine

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

Enjoy a relaxed start to the day before exploring, and learning 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, and then visit Mutitjulu Waterhole. Relax by the resort pool or take to the skies to see Uluru from above before an afternoon visit to Kata Tjuta for a walk through Walpa Gorge. The evening enjoy dinner at Ilkari Restaurant.

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Observe the shifting lights of Bruce Munro’s impressive Field of Light art installation as the desert awakens and the sunrise lights up across Uluru. Traverse the vast outback to the hidden gem, Rainbow Valley, a significant site to the southern Arrernte people, before arriving in Alice Springs. Enjoy free time to wander around the town. The Todd Street Mall has cafés and Aboriginal art galleries to explore. This evening, immerse yourself against the backdrop of the outback at our open-air bush BBQ Celebration Dinner. Located off the beaten track in the heart of the East MacDonnell Ranges, you'll enjoy drinks as a bush balladeer sings classic Australian songs and shares stories of outback living, under the Southern Hemisphere’s Milky Way.

  Hotel: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Celebration Dinner

Relax this morning as your journey comes to an end. You might choose to take an optional hot air balloon ride to experience the scenic landscapes of the outback before your journey comes to an end.

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.


Accommodation

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

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
 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
 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. Ask our friendly reservations at the time of booking.

Trip Details

What's included

  • • Specialist highly experienced Driver Guide with specialist accreditation at Uluru National Park and Watarrka National Park
  • • Local Specialists (Guides)
  • • Mixture of boutique, unique and 5 star hotels

What to Bring

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

Fitness Requirements

  • • Low level of fitness required

Dining

  • • 5 Full Breakfasts
  • • 2 Lunches
  • • 2 Dinners with Wine
  • • 1 Highlight Dinner
  • • 1 Celebration Dinner

Flight Information

  • • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 12.00pm into Alice Springs Airport
  • • Day 6 – flights to depart anytime from Alice Springs Airport

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