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    Uluru sunrise

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    Adelaide City

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    Kings Canyon

  • Flinders Ranges

    Flinders Ranges

  • Coober Pedy underground Home

    Coober Pedy underground Home


Tour code: NAA

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Travel to the heart of Australia! Sample culinary delights in Adelaide’s Central Market, join a Be My Guest dinner with the Falzon Family in Alice Springs, marvel at the ancient and awe-inspiring Flinders Ranges and Kings Canyon, and experience Aboriginal culture in the Red Centre, with magnificent Uluru and Kata Tjuta as your backdrop.

Itinerary

1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018 ?
Day 1
Welcome to Adelaide

You’ll be transferred from Adelaide Airport to your hotel by private car. This afternoon explore the sights of Adelaide then join a local food expert for a guided tour of 140 year old Adelaide Central Market. Enjoy the hustle and bustle, sample the culinary delights, meet the traders and share the history and secrets of this colourful marketplace. Relax with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a welcome reception and dinner at La Boca Bar and Grill.

Hotel: Stamford Plaza Adelaide

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Day 2
Adelaide – Flinders Ranges

Today travel to the Clare Valley for a wine tasting at the Jesuit owned Sevenhill Cellars, the oldest existing winery in the region. Explore the picturesque grounds including St. Aloysius Church and take a stroll through the vines before stopping in Clare at lunchtime. Later, travel through the spectacular Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound, a remarkable natural amphitheatre covering nearly 8,000 hectares. Pass the intriguing ruins of deserted pastoral leases and keep an eye out for mobs of emu on the plains as dusk draws near.

Hotel: Wilpena Pound Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 3
Flinders Ranges – Port Augusta

Take a spectacular walk with your Travel Director to Hills Homestead and Wangarra Lookout for incredible views of Wilpena Pound. You’ll likely see wild emus and kangaroos grazing along the riverbank. Journey through Pitchi Richi Pass and historic Quorn on your way to Port Augusta. Visit Wadlata Outback Centre then venture to Cena on Chapel for a delicious dinner.

Hotel: Majestic Oasis Apartments

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 4
Port Augusta – Coober Pedy

Visit Woomera, and then travel through salt lake country watching as the landscape changes as you near isolated Coober Pedy, Australia’s opal capital! Visit an underground church and home with a local guide and view an opal demonstration. Tonight enjoy dinner at Umberto’s Restaurant.

Hotel: Desert Cave Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 5-6
Coober Pedy – Ayers Rock - Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
Day 5: Coober Pedy – Ayers Rock

Cross the border into the Northern Territory and continue to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. Enter the dual World Heritage listed National Park to enjoy nibbles and 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.

Day 6: Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

See the Red Centre set alight by the morning’s first rays of sunlight. Or there is the option (own expense) to experience the Field of Light Sunrise Tour. After sunrise tour the base of Uluru. You may like to take a self-guided stroll around the 11km base of 'The Rock' or enjoy a guided walk with your Travel Director to Mutitjulu Waterhole. Aboriginal Cultural Icon View Aboriginal rock paintings as your Travel Director interprets their meaning and significance. You’ll also learn about the flora, fauna and cultural traditions of traditional owners, the Anangu. Visit Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where there is time to purchase Aboriginal art and learn more about the Western Desert region. This afternoon visit the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and walk through Walpa Gorge, following the creek-bed between two of the main domes. Take in a magnificent outback sunset at Kata Tjuta while you enjoy sparkling wine.

Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 5: Breakfast. Day 6: Breakfast

Day 7
Ayers Rock – Kings Canyon

Travel to Kings Canyon Resort. On the way, marvel at Atila (Mt. Conner), the ‘forgotten wonder of Central Australia’ and stop for a lunch break at Kings Creek Station. Originally vacant crown land, the station now runs cattle and is the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. Learn the intriguing story of owners, Ian and Lynn Conway, and their dedication to Aboriginal children in the region’s remote communities. Why not taste one of their famous camel burgers for lunch? You don’t want to miss out! Now get ready for spectacular sightseeing. You’re off on a 6km rim walk exploration of Kings Canyon, which will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park, where you’ll be able to see as far as the horizon and get a real feel for the grand scale of this natural wonder. An easier walk along the boulder-strewn canyon floor is also available.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 8-9
Kings Canyon – Alice Springs – Aboriginal Culture
Day 8: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Today we journey to Alice Springs. Travel across vast cattle properties and get a feel for just how expansive Australia’s outback is. In Alice Springs visit the historic Telegraph Station, established in 1872. It first served as one of 12 stations positioned along the Overland Telegraph Line that stretches 3,000km to relay messages between Adelaide and Darwin. It later served as a school for Aboriginal children, known as ‘The Bungalow’. Top off the day at Anzac Hill for panoramic views over Alice Springs.

Day 9: Aboriginal Culture

Learn about the life and survival of the Arrernte People, including the search for water, bush food, and kinship, from a local Aboriginal guide at Alice Springs Desert Park. Visit the Nocturnal House and enjoy a captivating Birds of Prey presentation. Continue to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and learn how the facility brings first class health services to people living in the bush. Be My Guest Dining Icon Join Joe, Dan, Tommy and Ben Falzon for a home cooked gourmet Be My Guest BBQ dinner at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Share stories of ecology, culture and astronomy with the Falzon family and they may even lead you in a sing-a-long, accompanied by the didgeridoo and guitar. It will be a night to remember.

Hotel: Chifley Alice Springs Resort, Alice Springs, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 8: Breakfast. Day 9: Breakfast, Be My Guest dinner

Day 10
Farewell from Alice Springs

Your holiday through the Outback concludes after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Alice Springs Airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Tour departs from Adelaide and returns to Alice Springs

Highlights

  • Take a tour through Adelaide Central Market with a local foodie
  • Wine Tasting at Sevenhill Cellars in the Clare Valley
  • Explore Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges, watching for mob of emu along the way
  • Experience a unique underground church & home at Coober Pedy
  • Red Centre sunsets with nibbles and sparkling wine
  • Learn about indigenous culture at UluruAboriginal Cultural Icon
  • Experience a once-in-alifetime 11km walk around the base of ‘The Rock’
  • Explore the 36 mystical domes of Kata Be My Guest Dining Icon
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • Meet the Falzon family at Earth Sanctuary for a Be My Guest dinner Be My Guest Dining Icon
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Inclusions

  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Dining

  • Full buffet breakfasts (9)
  • Be My Guest dinner (1)
  • Dinner with wine (5)

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 Adelaide Airport
Day 10   Flights to depart anytime
from Alice Springs Airport

What to bring

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

Ways to Save

Departures from 1 April 2017
Early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to $355
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to $265
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to $175
 
Kings Club early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to $530
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to $440
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to $350
 
Triple share    Save up to $175
Kings Club    Save up to $175

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:

  • Stamford Plaza Adelaide
    150 North Terrace, Adelaide SA, 5000

    • Swimming Pool at Stamford Plaza Adelaide
    • Breakfast Area Stamford Plaza Adelaide
    • Stamford Plaza Adelaide Exterior
    • Stamford Plaza Adelaide Superior Room

    Overlooking either Adelaide's historic parklands or the CBD, the superior rooms offer recently refurbished decor, with a selection of bedding configurations, large work desks, excellent lighting, flat screen colour televisions, broadband internet, variety of cable channels and in-house movies.

    • Features
    • Broadband Internet access
    • Executive Desk
    • Marble bathroom with double vanity
    • In-room safe
    • Communal self-catering kitchen
    • Laundry/Valet service
    • Bathrobe and slippers
    • Coat stand
  • Wilpena Pound Resort
    Wilpena Road, Flinders Ranges Via Hawker, South Australia 5434

    • Wilpena Pound Resort - Aroona Room
    • Wilpena Pound Resort - pool
    • Wilpena Pound Resort - exterior
    • Wilpena Pound Resort - outdoor seating area

    Wilpena Pound Resort is spectacularly located within the Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia. Enjoy a haven of outback hospitality, stop and stay awhile as you soak up the incredible beauty of one of the earth’s oldest landscapes.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Shower and toilet facilities
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Refrigerator
    • TV
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Hairdryer
    • Air-conditioning
  • Majestic Oasis Apartments
    Marryatt Street, Port Augusta, South Australia 5700

    • Majestic Oasis Apartments - Room
    • Majestic Oasis Apartments - Views
    • Majestic Oasis Apartments - Reception
    • Majestic Oasis Apartments - Room
    • Majestic Oasis Apartments - Exterior

    Majestic Oasis Apartments is perfectly positioned overlooking the waters of the Upper Spencer Gulf in sunny Port Augusta, only 3 hours drive North of Adelaide in South Australia. The property comprises 75 self-contained serviced apartments.

    • Features
    • Air-conditioning
    • LCD TV
    • Austar
    • Wi-Fi
    • Guest Laundry
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • In-room safe
    • Electric blankets
  • Desert Cave Hotel
    3 Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, SA 5723

    • Desert Cave Hotel - Front Exterior at dusk
    • Desert Cave Hotel - lobby area
    • Desert Cave Hotel - room
    • Desert Cave Hotel - underground bar
    • Desert Cave Hotel - underground room

    For the best in Outback Accommodation and Tours - an experience of a lifetime. The Desert Cave Hotel allows you to experience dug-out style living, underground shops, bar and opal display areas - all within sandstone surrounds in the heart of Coober Pedy.

    • Features
    • Colour TV
    • In-house movies
    • Wi-Fi
    • Wireless Internet access
    • IDD Phones
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Refrigerator
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Room service
  • Desert Gardens Hotel
    Yulara Dr, Yulara, NT 0872

    Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights

    • Reception at Desert Gardens
    • Arnguli Grill dining option at Desert Gardens
    • Superior Room at Desert Gardens
    • Swimming Pool at Desert Gardens

    Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities and offers a range of accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms overlooking the desert.

    Please Note: Desert Gardens is undergoing refurbishments to their Garden View Rooms and restaurant area. Completion of refurbishments to their Garden View Rooms will be May 2016 and the restaurant until March 2017.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Radio
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Private veranda or courtyard
    • Heater
    • Hair dryer
    • ISD/STD phone
    • Mini Bar
    • In-room safe
    • In-house movies
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • 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
  • Chifley Alice Springs Resort
    34 Stott Terrace, Alice Springs NT 0870

    Alice Springs, 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