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Outback Australia – The Colour of Red

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  • Kata Tjuṯa (The Olgas)

    Kata Tjuṯa (The Olgas)

  • Wine & Canapés while watching Uluṟu Sunset

    Wine & Canapés while watching Uluṟu Sunset

  • Kings Canyon

    Kings Canyon

  • West MacDonnell Ranges

    West MacDonnell Ranges

Tour code: CRUA

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Explore the highlights and mind blowing hidden treasures of the Red Centre on a 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 special. Get all of this and first class dining experiences along the way.


1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017 ?
Day 1
Arrive Ayers Rock

Welcome to the Red Centre! This afternoon you’ll meet your Driver Guide and fellow travellers and then take a drive to Uluṟu – Kata Tjuṯa 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 Tjuṯa, 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 gourmet canapés and wine at the Uluru sunset viewing area, 'Sunset Strip'. As the sun sets over the western horizon, the evening sky brings out the many shades of colour for which Uluṟu 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

Day 2
Ayers Rock – Kings Canyon

You’ll start the day with an impressive sunrise over Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas) and Uluṟu (Ayers Rock) from the fantastic Kata Tjuṯa dune viewing area. From here it’s off to the Uluṟu – Kata Tjuṯa Cultural Centre for breakfast an insight into the history of the local Aṉangu People. Then it’s time to get oriented with Uluṟu (Ayers Rock) with an Indigenous guide and a translator from the local Mutitjulu Community as your private guide (subject to availability). Take a walk around the base of Uluṟu and hear timeless stories, see rock art, and visit Mutiṯjulu 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! Sit down to a BBQ lunch and meet one of the locals as you hear about the Severin family and the logistics of running a million acre cattle property. Next head up the Luritja Road towards Kings Canyon and view the ‘forgotten wonder’ of Central Australia – Atila (Mt. Conner) then make a quick stop at Kings Creek Station. Established in 1982 by Lyn and Ian Conway, the station is the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. Travel a short distance to Kings Canyon Resort. 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 a glass of sparkling wine and canapés followed by a four course dinner, prepared from fresh produce.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3-4
Kings Canyon - Alice Springs - West MacDonnell
Day 3: Kings Canyon - Alice Springs

Perfect for observing the changing colours of the landscape, today you're off on a sunrise 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’. If you’d prefer a more relaxed walk you can opt for a walk along the Creek Bed. Afterwards we’re off the beaten track, travelling to the Henbury Meteorite Conservation Reserve. The 12 fascinating craters were formed when a meteor hit the earth's surface 4,700 years ago. Next up we stop at Rainbow Valley, famous for its sandstone bluffs and cliff faces that form part of the James Range. The coloured layers in the sandstone cliffs are particularly attractive in the afternoon light. Continue to Alice Springs and enjoy a special dinner featuring traditional bush foods at your resort.

Day 4: 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 to Simpsons Gap and 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. There'll be time to cool off with a swim at Ellery Creek Big Hole and to explore the Ochre Pits and learn about ochre’s importance, having been used for thousands of years by Aboriginal people for medicinal and magical purposes. 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. Tonight you'll enjoy an incredible dinner experience in a bush setting. Have a drink and walk around before dinner as the sun is setting changing the colours of the rock. Dinner will be cooked in a bush oven with the burning Mulga wood giving extra flavour to the meal. It will be a delicious 3 course meal and features some traditional bush food. Your host, Bob, will share some tips on his cooking style and his knowledge of Aboriginal bush foods while you dine under the Milky Way. 

Hotel: Chifley Alice Springs Resort, 2 nights.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner both days

Day 5
Farewell from Alice Springs

Before your trip comes to an end, visit the School of The Air to learn how children living in the far reaches of the Outback receive an education over the air waves. You'll also visit the Overland Telegraph Station, once a school for Aboriginal children once known as The Bungalow. Your Colour of Red Inspiring Journey comes to an end in the late morning.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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

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Guest and camel at Kings Creek Station

Conway’s Kids Trust Fund

Ian and Lyn Conway established Kings Creek Station in 1981 and run a successful cattle enterprise; in fact they’re Australia’s largest exporters of camels! When they saw the poverty and deprivation on their own doorstep they were determined to do something about it, so they set up the Conway’s Kids Trust Fund, a non-profit organisation to ensure ‘cultural’ Aboriginal children from remote homelands around Kings Canyon have the same educational opportunities as the children of wider Australia. Meet the Conway’s at the station and experience their warmth, passion and hospitality for yourself.


  • Explore the domes of Kata Tjuta
  • Hike through Walpa Gorge
  • Toast an Uluru sunset with gourmet canapés and wine
  • Experience a spectacular Red Centre sunrise
  • Discover Aboriginal rock art at Uluru
  • Learn about Uluru’s sacred sights with an Aboriginal Guide
  • Dine ‘Under a Desert Moon’ at Kings Canyon Resort
  • Hike to the top of Kings Canyon for magnificent views
  • Get off-road and visit Henbury Meteorite conservation Reserve
  • Visit Rainbow Valley
  • Take a dip in Ellery Creek Big Hole
  • Explore fascinating Standley Chasm
  • Visit School of the Air & the Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Taste traditional bush foods in Alice Springs
  • Experience an exclusive dinner under the stars with Bob Taylor
  • Small group experience


  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Hand-picked accommodation
  • Travel by luxury small group 4WD vehicle with up to 20 guests
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout
  • Airport transfers (see Flight Information below)


  • Full buffet breakfasts (4) 
  • Lunches (3) 
  • Dinners (4)

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 1.00pm
into Ayers Rock
Day 5   Flights to depart after 12.30pm
from Alice Springs

What to bring

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

Fitness Level

Moderate: 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

Early payment discount
Pay by 31 Jan 2016     Save up to $230
Pay by 31 Mar 2016     Save up to $115
Kings Club early payment discount
Pay by 31 Jan 2016     Save up to $345
Pay by 31 Mar 2016     Save up to $230
Kings Club     Save up to $115

All savings are per person.

Quality accommodation

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

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

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

    • Kings Canyon Resort at sunset
    • Spa with scenic views at Kings Canyon Resort
    • Spa in the Deluxe Spa Room at Kings Canyon Resort
    • Deluxe Spa Room at Kings Canyon Resort

    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
  • Chifley Alice Springs Resort
    34 Stott Terrace, Alice Springs NT 0870

    2 nights.

    • Barra on Todd Restaurant at Chifley Alice Springs
    • Swimming Pool at Chifley Alice Springs Resort
    • Superior Room at Chifley Alice Springs Resort
    • Reception area at Chifley Alice Springs Resort

    Situated on the banks of the famous Todd River, Chifley® Hotel Alice Springs offers spectacular views of the towering River Red Gum. Well-manicured lush green lawns of the hotel create a relaxing atmosphere, letting you soak in the Australian Outback charm in the Northern Territory (NT).

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Hair Dryer
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Radio
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Internet Access
    • Phone
    • Mini Bar
    • Hair dryer

Experience more on your holiday

To ensure your holiday is filled with memorable experiences, we have included a range of quality Optional Excursions for you to choose from and partake in, if you wish, during your holiday. We understand that everyone is an individual, and have therefore allowed some free time for you to experience different types of touring. These have not been included in the tour fare as we realise they may not appeal to all people. Our selection of optional excursions include scenic flights, helicopter rides, cruises, dinners, ballooning, fishing trips, four wheel drive tours, cultural experiences, and even camel riding.

Experiences available between 1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017

Kings Canyon Helicopter Flights (Kings Canyon)

Prices starting from $95 for 8min Helicopter Flight

Kings Canyon Helicopter Flights


The excursions can be booked through your Tour Director. You will be asked during the early part of your tour to name those that you may wish to join, as advance reservations are often necessary. Please note that occasionally weather or seasonal conditions may not permit their operation. Some also depend on a minimum number of participants and suitable time being available.


Prices indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars

Prices are valid from 1 April 2016. Optional experience pricing is indicated in Australian dollars or New Zealand dollars depending on the country of operation and may be subject to change. Please note that reduced rates for pensioners or children may apply on some tours. Prices are inclusive of GST.