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Essence of the Red Centre: Ayers Rock, Kings Canyon & Alice Springs

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,496

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of Australia’s Red Centre by visiting and learning about some of the country’s most iconic areas. See the sunset over Ayers Rock, visit the 36 rock domes of the Olgas, and travel to spectacular Kings Canyon and then Alice Springs.


This 5-day Outback adventure takes you to the heart of Australia for a journey through both its desert beauty, and the culture of its traditional owners, the Anangu people.

Fly to Australia’s Red Centre, where you’ll discover the mystical sandstone configurations of Uluru/Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta/The Olgas. Start with a tour of Walpa Gorge and explore the 36 sandstone domes of Kata Tjuta. A Sounds of Silence dinner that evening transforms the desert into a magical landscape. Sip on sparkling wine as the sun sets over the desert and allow the sound of the didgeridoo to transform the landscape. Then feast on a delicious meal with the changing colours of Uluru as your backdrop. After a perfect sunset, comes the perfect sunrise, followed by a guided day exploring the lands around Uluru and learning about local Aboriginal legends.

Kings Canyon is one of the Outback’s most dramatic landmarks, with orange-red cliffs towering over the tops of lush trees that shade the canyon floor. It’s no accident that one of the most picturesque points as you descend into the canyon is called the Garden of Eden. The rim walk also provides awesome views before you drive on to Alice Springs, stopping at a working cattle/camel station on the way.

Transfer to the Alice Springs Airport for your onward travels, or stay an extra day or two to discover more of what makes life in ‘the Alice’ so unique.


 

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,496

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Day 1

Complimentary Transfer from Ayers Rock Airport to Ayers Rock Resort

Duration10 Minutes

Sails in the Desert Hotel

In Australia's Red Centre, the five star Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a decidedly luxurious outback holiday experience. Against a canvas of neutral tones and textures, the mystery, colour and wisdom of the local indigenous Anangu people is interwoven into every facet of Sails in the Desert's modern design. Discover the passion behind Aboriginal art at Sails in the Desert's Mulgara Gallery. Then be lulled into complete relaxation by one of the Red Ochre Spa's package treatments.

Sails in the Desert hotel features an expansive gumtree lined heated swimming pool and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. Awaken your taste buds with Mayu's signature dining experience, relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails, music and culinary temptations in the Walpa Lobby Bar. Choose Sails in the Desert for an outback holiday with a unique style and modern luxury.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration2 Nights
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Sails in the Desert Hotel

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    Sails in the Desert Hotel



    In Australia's Red Centre, the five star Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a decidedly luxurious outback holiday experience. Against a canvas of neutral tones and textures, the mystery, colour and wisdom of the local indigenous Anangu people is …

    In Australia's Red Centre, the five star Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a decidedly luxurious outback holiday experience. Against a canvas of neutral tones and textures, the mystery, colour and wisdom of the local indigenous Anangu people is interwoven into every facet of Sails in the Desert's modern design. Discover the passion behind Aboriginal art at Sails in the Desert's Mulgara Gallery. Then be lulled into complete relaxation by one of the Red Ochre Spa's package treatments.

    Sails in the Desert hotel features an expansive gumtree lined heated swimming pool and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. Awaken your taste buds with Mayu's signature dining experience, relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails, music and culinary temptations in the Walpa Lobby Bar. Choose Sails in the Desert for an outback holiday with a unique style and modern luxury.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Golf
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Tennis

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SEIT Kata Tjuta Domes

Travel to Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) where your guide will reveal the many attributes of this diverse environment. Arriving at Walpa Gorge you will walk between the mighty conglomerate domes and hear how these 36 domes that makeup Kata Tjuta have evolved over millions of years. Your guide will return you to your hotel in time for those joining Sounds of Silence or Tali Wiru dinner or Field of Lights.

Duration3 Hours

Sounds of Silence Dinner

Entered into the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame, Sounds of Silence offers the best of the Red Centre distilled into four magical hours - an evening of dining under the sparkling outback sky.
The Sounds of Silence experience begins with canapes and chilled sparkling wine served on a viewing platform overlooking the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. As the sun sets and darkness falls, listen to the sound of a didgeridoo and join your table of fellow travelers for an unforgettable dining experience.
The attentive staff will keep your glass full with a quality selection of Australian wine and beer while first course is served. As the night sky twinkles to life, help yourself to a bush tucker inspired buffet that incorporates native bush ingredients.
Settle back and listen to the resident star talker decode the southern night sky. Locate the Southern Cross, the signs of the zodiac, the Milky Way, as well as planets and galaxies that are visible due to the exceptional clarity of the atmosphere.
As you wind down after a delicious dinner, you are offered a choice of tea, coffee or port. In winter, guests gather around a campfire to savour a special treat of hot mulled wine.

Duration5 Hours
Day 2

SEIT Uluru Highlights

As you travel towards Uluru its vast shape rises from the sand dunes as the early dawn light highlights it presence in this country. Your guide will take
 you to a special location with uninterrupted views to watch the sun rise over this amazing monolith. Enjoy a picnic breakfast before you experience the highlights of Uluru. Your guide will escort you on a short walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole at Uluru where you will learn the creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (Python). You will drive around the base of Uluru before returning to the resort.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Ayers Rock to Kings Canyon

Travel through spectacular desert scenery from Ayers Rock Resort to Kings Canyon Resort by luxury coach. Pass through Curtin Springs and view Atila (Mt. Conner). After turning off the Lasseter Highway and onto Luritja Road your Driver/Guide will provide informative commentary about the history of the surrounding cattle stations. Arrive at Kings Canyon Resort before dusk. You may have time to view the sun set behind Carmichaels Crag to finish off the day.

Duration4 Hours

Kings Canyon Resort

Kings Canyon Resort is an oasis in the outback for travellers looking to explore the Red Centre from a well-appointed base, complete with pampering amenities and activities for everyone to enjoy. After exciting, fun-filled days hiking and sightseeing in the rugged terrain of Watarrka National Park, enjoy outstanding hotel facilities and relax in the comfort and convenience of your Kings Canyon hotel room.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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Kings Canyon Resort

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    Kings Canyon Resort



    Kings Canyon Resort is an oasis in the outback for travellers looking to explore the Red Centre from a well-appointed base, complete with pampering amenities and activities for everyone to enjoy. After exciting, fun-filled days hiking and sightseeing in the rugged terrain of Watarrka National …

    Kings Canyon Resort is an oasis in the outback for travellers looking to explore the Red Centre from a well-appointed base, complete with pampering amenities and activities for everyone to enjoy. After exciting, fun-filled days hiking and sightseeing in the rugged terrain of Watarrka National Park, enjoy outstanding hotel facilities and relax in the comfort and convenience of your Kings Canyon hotel room.

    Facilities

    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Tennis

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Day 4

Kings Canyon Climb

Your guide will escort you on the rocky climb to the rim of Kings Canyon. The views of Watarrka National Park from the top of the canyon are magnificent as are the views down into the canyon itself. Follow the rim of the canyon stopping to view the canyon gorge at look-out points. Time permitting, you may choose to descend to the green oasis of the 'Garden of Eden'. The walk may take up to 3 hours and is rocky and steep in parts. It is for those with a good level of fitness. Alternatively, you may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder strewn canyon floor with our Driver/Guide.

Duration3 Hours

Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

Travel by luxury coach through beautiful desert landscapes. Stop at Kings Creek Station, a working cattle/camel station for lunch (own expense), why not try their famous camel burger. Followed by a brief stop at Angus Downs.

From Angus Downs the coach stops at Erldunda, where you may purchase afternoon tea. Travel along the Stuart Highway before arriving at your hotel in Alice Springs.

Duration7 Hours

DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs

Conveniently located just off of Stuart Highway, the DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs is only 15 minutes' drive from Alice Springs Airport and within walking distance of downtown. Enjoy easy access to many businesses, government offices and attractions such as Simpsons Gap, Desert Park and Anzac Hill. Ideal for both corporate and leisure guests, this Alice Springs hotel offers fantastic business and recreational facilities.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration1 Night
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DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs

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    DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs



    Conveniently located just off of Stuart Highway, the DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs is only 15 minutes' drive from Alice Springs Airport and within walking distance of downtown. Enjoy easy access to many businesses, government offices and attractions such as Simpsons Gap, Desert Park and …

    Conveniently located just off of Stuart Highway, the DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs is only 15 minutes' drive from Alice Springs Airport and within walking distance of downtown. Enjoy easy access to many businesses, government offices and attractions such as Simpsons Gap, Desert Park and Anzac Hill. Ideal for both corporate and leisure guests, this Alice Springs hotel offers fantastic business and recreational facilities.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Secretarial Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 5

Alice Springs Hotel to Alice Springs Airport

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Shared arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 2 nights first-class accommodation in Ayers Rock
  • 1 night moderate accommodation in Kings Canyon
  • 1 night first-class accommodation in Alice Springs
  • Small group Kata Tjuta Domes tour (max 11 guests)
  • Sounds of Silence Dinner
  • Small group Highlights of Uluru
  • Shared transfer from Ayers Rock to Kings Canyon
  • Shared Kings Canyon Climb
  • Shared transfer from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs
  • 1 Dinner

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals & beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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10 Oct 2022
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