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SAVE NOW: Journey to the Red Centre on an immersive small group tour

Book by 16 Dec 2021 to save $400 per couple*

Learn about historic Alice Springs, be enchanted by sights of iconic Uluru and the flickering glow an evening fire under the starry southern hemisphere sky. Observe the shifting lights of the impressive Field of Light art instillation as the desert awakens and the sunrise lights up across Uluru. Save $400 per couple when you pay in full by 16 December 2021 for selected travel departures between 01 Jan 2022 - 31 Mar 2023.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Explore the Red Centre in comfort and style

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.

  • Indulge in a 5 course degustation with matching wines at the Under a Desert Moon Dinner at Kings Canyon Resort
  • Enjoy a real outback steak cooked on flames under the stars with wine or beer in hand
  • Explore the magical Walpa Gorge part Kata Tjuta
  • The sprawling West MacDonnell Ranges
  • Iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Immerse yourself in the indigenous culture on a local community site to gain an understanding of culture, bush tucker and medicine.
  • Hike to the top of Kings Canyon for magnificent views.
  • Relax and Unwind in your Deluxe Spa Room at Kings Canyon Resort
  • Experience a spectacular Red Centre sunrise

Inclusions

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  • Hand-picked accommodation, selected to immerse you in your destination
  • 12 meals included (5 Full Buffet Breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 Dinners with wine (including Be My Guest Dinner Farewell Dinner) - Plus Uluru Sunset drinks
  • Travel by bespoke 4WD vehicle with reclining seats, WiFi and air-conditioning
  • Specialist highly experienced Driver Guide with specialist accreditation at Uluru National Park and Watarrka National Park
  • A maximum of 22 guests on your journey
  • All entrance and National Park fees
  • Exclusive immersive activities and interaction with local communities
  • Built-in leisure time, to explore destinations as you wish
  • Airport transfers (see Flight Information below)

Accommodation

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Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
  • Crowne Plaza Lasseters, Alice Springs
  • Kings Canyon Resort
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort

Travel dates

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Please note prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.

A SAVINGS OF UP TO $400 per couple applies to selected travel dates between 01 Jan 2022 and 31 Mar 2023 when paid in full by 16 December 2021.

  • Twin share - from $4184* per person
  • Solo traveller - from $5292*

*pricing is based on tours departing

  • 05 April, 26 April 2022
  • 06 Sept, 13 Sept, 20 Sept, 27 Sept 2022
  • 04 Oct, 11 Oct 2022

Note that multiple departure dates are available throughout 2022 and 2023. Ask our team for details.

Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book this Red Centre getaway!

Itinerary

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NOTE: On Day 1 your guided holiday starts at 9.00am in Alice Springs at Crowne Plaza Lasseters Resort. Pre accommodation is required.

Day 1 - Welcome to Alice Springs

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.

  •  Included Meals: Welcome Dinner
  •  Stay: Crowne Plaza Lasseters, Alice Springs

Day 2 - Alice Springs – Kings Canyon

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.

  •  Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Highlight Dinner
  •  Stay: Kings Canyon Resort (Deluxe Spa Room)

Day 3 - Kings Canyon – Uluru

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.

  •  Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  •  Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort (2 nights)

Day 4 - Uluru

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

  •  Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 5 - Uluru to Alice Springs

Observe the shifting lights of Bruce Munro’s impressive Field of Light art instillation as the desert awakens and the sunrise lights up across Uluru. Traverse across the vast and interesting outback to the hidden gem and important site to the southern Arrernte people of Rainbow Valley before arriving in Alice Springs. Enjoy some free time to wander around the town of Alice Springs. The Todd St Mall has cafes and many local indigenous art galleries to explore. Immerse yourself this afternoon and evening against the backdrop of the Outback at our open-air farewell bush BBQ dinner. Located off the beaten track in the heart of the East MacDonnell Ranges you will enjoy drinks as a bush balladeer sings some classic Australian Songs and shares stories of outback living. Indulge in local produce dinner with delicious prime steaks and as the Milky Way lights up the sky.

  •  Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  • Stay: Crowne Plaza Lasseters, Alice Springs

Day 6 - Farewell from Alice Springs

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.

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Flight Information

  • Flights are not included in holiday price.
  • Day Prior: Flights to arrive anytime into Alice Springs Airport.
  • On Day 1 your guided holiday starts at 9.00am in Alice Springs at Crowne Plaza Lasseters Resort. Pre accommodation is required.
  • Flight to depart at anytime after breakfast for the last day.

Fitness Requirements:

  • Good level of fitness required for the three hour Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • Low to moderate level of fitness required for the Kings Canyon Creek Bed Walk

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Camera
  • A sense of adventure

You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel with this tour operator.

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

Must be booked and paid in full by Dec 16, 2021. Offer valid for sale between Oct 5, 2021 – Dec 16, 2021, for select travel departures from Jan 1, 2022 – Mar 31, 2023. Not combinable with any other discount. Discounts are subject to availability (for select tours and departures), limited seats, offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. For new bookings only.

Authentic COVID-19 vaccination certificate (electronic or paper showing date and time of vaccination(s)) with final or booster dose given at least 15 days before departing is required for this trip. The wellbeing of our guests is our top priority. That’s why we’ve updated our vaccination policy to require all guests traveling with us through December 31, 2022 be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, which may include a booster shot to keep it current and valid.