Discover The Red Centre

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Discover The Red Centre

Discover The Red Centre

Small Group Tour
Uluru to Alice Springs
14 – 21 May 2022

Overview


It’s time to discover the Red Centre – Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and the West MacDonnell Ranges on this small escorted group departure. Enjoy sunrise and Sunset over Uluru, a walk around the base, sunrise of Kata Tjuta, Dinner under the stars, a walk though Kings Canyon and discover dramatic Simpsons Gap and majestic Standley Chasm.

This 8 day cover all the highlights of the spectacular Red Centre.

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Itinerary


Day 1: 14 May 2022 – Sound of Silence – Dinner under the stars (D)
On arrival at Ayers Rock airport you will be met and transferred to a Deluxe Room at Desert Garden Hotel 3 nights’ accommodation. In the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, Perched within an oasis of native gardens, the hotel’s 218 elegant guestrooms provide a relaxing retreat from a day of adventure. Time to settle into your room and freshen up before your evening begins with transfer to the remote desert location with majestic views of Uluru. As the sun sets on the horizon to the music of a didgeridoo, enjoy gourmet canapes and chilled sparkling wine before sitting down to a 3 course meal with beer and wine and settle back and listen to our resident star talker decode the southern night sky. Return to the hotel for overnight.
Accommodation: Desert Gardens – Deluxe Room

Day 2: 15 May 2022 – Uluru Sunrise/Base Tour / Field of Lights (B)
Rise early to travel to the base of Uluru – Here you will receive your breakfast, accompanied by your guide, commence your base walk of Uluru as sunrise approaches. Get up close and personal with the rock and follow in the footsteps of the ancestral beings that shaped the landscape. Walking around Uluru is your best opportunity to connect with the rock and learn its stories. The Uluru base walk is about 10 km of track that takes you around the whole circumference of the rock. Board your coach back into town and receive a certificate of your achievement!

** An alternative tour can be booked – with a Sunrise visit to Uluru and then return to hotel for breakfast (own expense). Later this morning you will travel around the base of Uluru in the comfort of your vehicle as your driver guide provides commentary. Continue to the Kuniya Walk where your driver guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the area as your driver guide points out some native flora and explains the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru .
Return to the hotel for the rest of day at leisure.

Optional Helicopter flight over Uluru – Enjoy this tour anytime throughout the day -You haven’t seen it all until you have seen it from the air.
To fully appreciate the vast desert landscape and natural wonder of Uluru, you need to experience it from the air. Take to the skies to witness the awesome spectacle of this iconic monolith. Price on request – depending on which helicopter tour you wish to take

Later this evening me meet in the hotel reception and as darkness falls and the coloured lights of the 50,000 glass spheres gently come to life. Enjoy at walking experience through the Field of Light, its pathways glistening softly with rhythms of coloured light, beckoning you to explore. Return to the hotel for overnight
Accommodation: Desert Gardens – Deluxe Room

Day 3: 16 May 2022 – Sunrise Kata Tjuta and Valley of Winds Walk /Sunset over Uluru (B)
Depart early and travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) – where your Driver Guide will explain the geological history of the area. Watch the spectacular sunrise over Kata Tjuta with Uluru in the distance from the western dune viewing area, light breakfast included.

Valley of the Winds lookout – Your Driver Guide will then escort you on a 2-3 hour walk to the Valley of the Winds lookout. Marvel at the unique flora and admire the view of the central valley of the domes of Kata Tjuta. Return to Desert Garden by midday.

Afternoon at leisure at the Resort.

In the late afternoon you will be collected from reception, travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine. Return to the resort for dinner (own expense) and overnight
Accommodation: Desert Gardens – Deluxe Room

Day 4: 17 May 2022 – Uluru to Kings Canyon
This morning we depart the resort by road and travel to Kings Canyon. Travel through desert scenery , pass through Curtin Springs and view Atila (Mt. Conner). After turning off the Lasseter Highway and onto Luritja Road your Guide will provide commentary about the history of the surrounding cattle stations. Arrive at Kings Canyon Resort where we check in the Kings Canyon Resort for 2 nights accommodation including breakfast daily. You may have time to view sunset behind Carmichaels Crag to finish off the day.
Kings Canyon Resort – Standard Room

Day 5: 18 May 2022 – Kings Canyon Rim Walk (B)
Early this morning, those wishing to join us, can tackle the Kings Canyon Rim Walk. The sheer red rock face of Kings Canyon soars over 100 metres above dense forests of palms, ferns and cycads; sheltering them from the surrounding desert conditions. The rim walk takes in magnificent views of the Canyon rim, the weathered, buttressed domes of ‘The Lost City’ and the ‘Garden of Eden’ – a sheltered valley with permanent waterholes and lush vegetation.

Returning to the resort and this afternoon is at your leisure. Relax around the resort – keep an eye out for dingoes and other wildlife. Perhaps take the dune board walk for sunset or take an optional helicopter flight (own expense).
Accommodation: Kings Canyon Resort – Standard room

Day 6: 19 May 2022 – Kings Canyon to Alice Springs (B)
Depart after breakfast and travel by road 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. Stop at Erldunda, where you may purchase afternoon tea and then travel along the Stuart Highway and into Alice Springs. Check into the Crowne Plaza for 2 nights’ accommodation including breakfast.
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs – Standard Room

Day 7: 20 May 2022 – West MacDonnell Ranges (B)
After breakfast we depart on a full day tour to the panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges. This area is extraordinary for its immensity and array of sunburnt oranges, maroons and purples. View spectacular outback scenery and take photos as we travel along through magnificent Outback Country, stopping at the many historic locations. As we depart town, we will stop at the historical Flynn’s Grave Memorial before enjoying beautiful walks at both Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm. Return to the hotel.
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs – Standard Room

Day 8: 21 May 2022 – Depart Alice Springs (B)
Transfer to the airport

Optional touring can be arranged to include School of the Air, Telegraph Station, The Royal Flying Doctor Service and Anzac Hill. (price on request)

Price + Inclusions

Discover The Red CentrePrice per person
Twin Sharefrom $3,995
Single Roomfrom $5,660

Includes:

  • Return airport transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Two breakfasts (offsite) Uluru
  • 4 breakfasts – Kings Canyon/Alice Springs
  • Field of Lights
  • Sound of Silence Dinner Experience
  • Sunrise Uluru and base tour
  • Sunset Uluru with wine and nibbles
  • Sunrise Kata Tjuta and Valley of Winds Walk
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • Full day West Mac Donnell Ranges Tour
  • Coaching touring throughout
  • Services of Guide throughout

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