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Outback Australia – The Colour of Red

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Tour code: CRUA

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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 2017 - 31 March 2018 ?
Day 1
Welcome to Ayers Rock

On arrival in Ayers Rock you'll be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon you'll meet your Driver Guide and fellow travellers then take a drive to Uluru – Kata 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 sparkling 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 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

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Day 2
Ayers Rock – Kings Canyon

You'll start the day with an impressive sunrise over Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Uluru (Ayers Rock) from the fantastic Kata Tjuta dune viewing area. From here it's off to the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre for breakfast and an insight into the history of the local Anangu people. 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! 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, view the 'forgotten wonder' of Central Australia – Atila (Mt. Conner), then head up the Luritja Road towards Kings Canyon for 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

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Day 3 - 4
Kings Canyon – Alice Springs – West MacDonnell Ranges
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 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 Meteorites Conservation Reserve. The 12 fascinating craters were formed when a meteor hit the earth's surface 4,700 years ago. Continue to Alice Springs and enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Day 4: West MacDonnell Ranges

The West MacDonnell Ranges are the ideal place to experience the geology, land forms and variety of native flora and fauna. You'll take a walk to 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. 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: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine. Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

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. Also visit the Overland Telegraph Station, once a school for Aboriginal children and was known as 'The Bungalow'. Your Colour of Red Inspiring Journey concludes in the late morning.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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

Highlights

  • Explore the domes of Kata Tjuta
  • Hike through Walpa Gorge
  • Toast an Uluru sunset with sparkling wine
  • Experience a spectacular Red Centre sunrise
  • Discover Aboriginal rock art at Uluru
  • Learn about Uluru's sacred sights
  • Dine 'Under a Desert Moon' at Kings Canyon Resort
  • Hike to the top of Kings Canyon for magnificent views
  • Visit Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve
  • Taste traditional bush foods in Alice Springs
  • Take a dip in Ellery Creek Big Hole
  • Explore fascinating Standley Chasm
  • Wander into Simpsons Gap
  • Visit School of the Air & the Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Luxury small group experience
  • Small vehicle with no more than 20 guests
  • Experienced Driver Guide

Inclusions

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

Dining

  • Full buffet breakfasts (4)
  • Lunches (3)
  • Dinners with wine (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 12.30pm
into Ayers Rock Airport
Day 5   Flights to depart after 2.00pm
from Alice Springs Airport

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

Departures from 1 April 2017
Early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to $220
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to $165
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to $110
 
Kings Club early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to $330
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to $275
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to $220
 
Kings Club    Save up to $110

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

    • 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
    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
  • 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

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 2017 - 31 March 2018

Kings Canyon Helicopter Flights (Kings Canyon)

Adult Price: AUD 150.00

Kings Canyon Helicopter Flights

Experience a scenic helicopter flight over Kings Canyon.

  • 15 Minute Kings Canyon and Carmichaels Crag Flight
    – AUD$150 per adult (min 2 passengers)

Bookings

The excursions can be booked through your Travel 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

Prices indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars

Prices are valid from 1 April 2017. 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.