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Outback Australia – The Colour of Red (ASP–AYQ)

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(Alice Springs to Ayers Rock)

Explore the highlights and mind-blowing hidden treasures of the Red Centre on our small group journey. Immerse yourself in local culture and ancient traditions and come away with a deeper understanding of what makes the Red Centre so unique and inspiring. Get all of this and first class dining experiences along the way.

Itinerary

1 April 2018 - 31 October 2018 ?
Day 1
Welcome to Alice Springs

This afternoon you’ll meet your Travel Director who will share their take on what life is like in such an isolated Australian town. Take our town tour of Alice Springs. We’ll visit the historic Overland Telegraph Station and School of the Air, a crucial service providing education to children living in remote Australian communities.

This afternoon travel to Simpson Gap, where you’ll be joined by a Local Guide. They’ll show you some bush tucker and also provide an insight into how the locals have lived on the land for thousands of years.

Be my guest dining experienceTonight, an exceptional Be My Guest experience in a natural bush setting awaits you. Enjoy a drink, explore your surroundings and watch the sun set while your host, Bob, cooks a delicious three-course meal in a bush oven. He’ll share some tips on his cooking style and his knowledge of Aboriginal bush food while you dine under the Milky Way.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, 2 nights

Included Meals: Be My Guest dinner

Day 2
West MacDonnell Ranges

The West MacDonnell Ranges is the ideal place to experience the geology, land forms and variety of native flora and fauna. You'll take a walk at dramatic Angkerle (Standley Chasm). Created over millions of years, the deep red sandstone formation contrasts with the carpet of lush, green ferns and gum trees on the valley floor. Later, there'll be time to cool off with a swim at Ellery Creek Big Hole. This afternoon you'll also visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service to see how this facility provides medical assistance to those living in remote outback Australia.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine

Day 3
Alice Springs – Kings Canyon

Travelling off-road along Ernest Giles Road, you’ll visit the Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve, formed when a meteor hit the earth's surface 4,700 years ago. The meteorite pieces, which reached speeds of 40,000 km per hour, created twelve craters that are still visible today. Though most of the craters have eroded and become lined with plant life, their footprints create an interesting diversion from the surrounding flat Australian desert landscape. Perfect for observing the changing colours of the landscape, this afternoon enjoy a relaxed walk along the creek bed of Kings Canyon.

This evening you’re treated to the unique dining experience, Under a Desert Moon, set in the wilderness under a canopy of the Southern Night sky (weather permitting). The only light comes from the moon and the flickering glow of the fire and the only sound is soft music intertwined with the whispering of the breeze through the Desert Oak trees and the crackling flames. Enjoy sparkling wine and canapés followed by a four-course dinner, prepared from fresh produce and ingredients unique to the Australian Outback.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and highlight dinner

Day 4
Kings Canyon – Uluru (Ayers Rock)

This morning you're off on a 6km Rim Walk exploration of the spectacular Kings Canyon. As you venture around the rim, highlights include the domed ‘Lost City’, a stop at Cotterill’s Lookout and the luscious ‘Garden of Eden’. Your next stop is Curtin Springs, which 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! Sit down to a BBQ lunch and meet one of the locals as you hear about the family and the logistics of running a million-acre cattle property.

This afternoon we enter Uluu – Kata Tjuta National Park and make our way to the domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Here you’ll join your Travel Director for a guided walk through Walpa Gorge. The large, steep dome-like formations of Kata Tjuta are amazing to walk through and have great cultural significance for the Anangu people. As the sun sets, you’ll see spectacular changing colours over Uluru from the prime sunset viewing area. This evening share a few laughs with your fellow travellers over a delicious meal at Ilkari Restaurant.

Hotel: Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine

Day 5
Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) – Farewell from Ayers Rock

You’ll start the day with an impressive sunrise over Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Uluru (Ayers Rock) from the Kata Tjuta dune viewing area. From here it’s off to the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre for breakfast an insight into the history of the local Anangu People. Aboriginal cultureTake a walk around 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. In the late morning your Colour of Red Inspiring Journey comes to and end and you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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5 Day Inspiring Journey

Tour departs from Alice Springs and returns to Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Highlights

Discover
  • Iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) in the Red Centre
  • Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve
  • Wander into Simpsons Gap
Explore
  • The 36 mystical domes of Kata Tjuta
  • Fascinating Standley Chasm
Learn/Do
  • Hike through Walpa Gorge
  • Discover Aboriginal rock art at Uluru
  • Learn about Uluru’s sacred sights
  • Hike to the top of Kings Canyon for magnificent views
  • Visit School of the Air & the Royal Flying Doctor Service
Relax
  • Toast an Uluru sunset with sparkling wine
  • Take a dip in Ellery Creek Big Hole
  • Experience a spectacular Red Centre sunrise
Taste
  • Dine ‘Under a Desert Moon’ at Kings Canyon Resort
  • Taste traditional bush foods in Alice Springs

Inclusions

  • Hand-picked accommodation
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the journey
  • Airport transfers (see Flight Information below)

Dining

  • 4 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 1 Be my Guest dinner
  • 1 Highlight Dinner
  • 2 Dinners with wine

Flight Information

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

Day 1   Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Alice Springs Airport
Day 5   Flights to depart after 1.00pm from Ayers Rock Airport

What to bring

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

Fitness Level

Moderate: You’ll travel in 4WD vehicles. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk may not be suitable for all guests due to its difficult nature coupled with weather conditions in the Red Centre. An easier creek bed is available as an alternative. 

Ways to Save

Departures from 1 April 2018

Early Payment Discount
Save up to $245pp
Pay by 31 Jan 2018   10% saving
Pay by 27 Apr 2018   7.5% saving
Pay by 29 Jun 2018   5% saving
 
Kings Club   5% saving
 
2nd vacation discount   2.5% saving
 
Groups (5 people or more)   5% saving

* All savings are per person, apply only to the land component. Conditions apply.

 

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Quality accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
    93 Barrett Drive Alice Springs NT, 0870

    2 nights

    • Front Exterior Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs
    • Swimming Pool at Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs
    • Front Exterior Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs
    • Pool at night at Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs
    • Superior Room at Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs

    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
  • Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
    93 Barrett Drive Alice Springs NT, 0870

    • Front Exterior Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs
    • Swimming Pool at Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs
    • Front Exterior Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs
    • Pool at night at Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs
    • Superior Room at Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs

    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
  • Kings Canyon Resort
    Luritja Road, Watarrka National Park, NT 0872

    • Kings Canyon Resort - Exterior
    • Kings Canyon Resort - Exterior
    • Kings Canyon Resort - Aerial

    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
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel
    174 Yulara Drive, Yulara, NT 0872

    Ayers Rock Resort

    • Swimming Pool at Sails in the Desert
    • Superior Room at Sails in the Desert
    • Mulgara Gallery at Sails in the Desert
    • Reception at Sails in the Desert

    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