Alice Springs and The Outback

Surrounded by a red sand desert which stretches for hundreds of miles in all directions, Alice Springs is one of Australia’s most famous outback towns. It is the gateway to the iconic natural features of Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuṯa National Park. Here, stories of Australia’s history and heritage are told through a colourful cast of characters and events that include camel races, gold-diggers and outback pioneers. Alice Springs lies in the physical and spiritual heart of Australia’s Red Centre. Today, the town’s upmarket hotels, restaurants, and 20,000 inhabitants continue to uphold its vibrant history. From here you can sail over the desert in a hot air balloon, join a safari of quad bikes across the desert or fly over the MacDonnell Ranges. Spend some time at Ayers Rock, the red monolith in Australia’s Red Centre, sacred to the Aboriginal people, and watch it turn some spectacular colours at sunrise and sunset.

A Town Like Alice Half Day Tour

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An AAT Kings coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to Aurora Alice Springs, Leichhardt Terrace, the departure point of your tour. At 1.40pm join your coach to commence A Town Like Alice half day tour. Tour the sights of ‘The Alice’ including the historic Telegraph Station, which marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs. It features the original buildings of stone which have been restored with house furnishings and artefacts from the early 1900’s. At the Royal Flying Doctors Service see how medical aid reaches those who live in the remote ‘outback’, whereas at the School of the Air learn how children who cannot access schools are educated by radio. There may be an opportunity to listen to and observe actual lessons in progress on air. A stop is made at the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, where you can see up close and may be touch some of the lizards and snakes that frequent Central Australia’s semi-arid desert, such as the Perentie Lizard and the Thorny Devil. The tour concludes with a panoramic view of the township of Alice Springs and the MacDonnell Ranges from the top of Anzac Hill. Tour concludes at approximately 6.00pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off & Entry to Alice Springs Reptile Centre
From $99 per person

Simpson’s Explorer 35 Minute Flight

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An Alice Springs Helicopters vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence your 35 minute Simpsons Explorer flight. After the safety briefing, board the helicopter and fly to the edge of wilderness country traversing all three mountain ranges of the West MacDonnells. Crossing the Larapinta Trail, explore Simpson’s Gap and its crystal clear water holes before tracking to Mt Gillen, the highest point in this range and part of the ancient Abo riginal legend of the dog spirit ancestor “Uk-nool-ya”. Head deep into the East MacDonnell Ranges to Emily Gap, a significant place in Caterpillar Dreaming to the local Arrernte people. This flight offers great photo opportunities with panoramic aerial views of the geographic centre of Australia. Tour concludes approximately 35 minutes after take-off, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Flights can be taken anytime between sunrise and sunset.
Notes & Information: Due to Aviation Weight Restrictions, clients weight must be advised at the time of booking.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off
From $319 per person

West MacDonnell Ranges Half Day Tour Incl Lunch

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An AAT Kings coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to Aurora Alice Springs, Leichhardt Terrace, the departure point of your tour. At 7.10am join your coach to commence a West MacDonnell Ranges half day tour. Travel West from Alice Springs following the spectacular West MacD onnell Ranges. Pass the John Flynn Memorial (founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service). First stop is at Simpson’s Gap and then continue to Angkerle (Standley Chasm). Walk along the stony watercourse lined with cycads, ghost gums, cypress pines and acacias. Enjoy a light lunch before returning to Alice Springs. Tour concludes at approximately 12.00noon at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off & a light lunch
From $94 per person

60 Minute Balloon Flight Half Day Tour

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An Outback Ballooning vehicle will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to the ballooning departure point. Your 60 minute hot air balloon flight will take you alongside the Western MacDonnell Ranges, over the arid and rugged central Australian landscape. Enjoy champagne and refreshments following your flight. Tour concludes at approximately 9.00am (time will vary depending on the time of year and sunrise), at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Notes & Information:
Please note that tour start and end times are approximate. Tour departs 1.5 hours before sunrise, and time of sunrise varies throughout the year.
Please ensure you take: enclosed shoes, long trousers, hat, light jacket and camera.
As tour departs prior to sunrise it can be cold depending on the time of year, so layered clothing is recommended which can be removed as the day warms up. Physical fitness is not a requirement to enjoy a ballo oning adventure however you must be able to stand for the duration of the flight (with secure high sides to lean on) as there are no seats in the basket. Ballooning is an audience participation activity and you will be encouraged to assist with the set up and pack away of the balloon, so please be aware that clothing may get dusty. It is not recommended for women 4 months pregnant or more to participate in the balloon flight tour.
Additional Charges:
An Insurance fee of AUD25.00 per person is payable direct.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, Champagne and refreshments
From $379 per person

Uluru / Ayers Rock – Back in a Day Full Day Tour Incl Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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An Emu Run Tours coach will pick you up from your hotel to commence a full day Uluru Ayers Rock – Back in a Day tour. Depart Alice Springs and enjoy a light breakfast on board the coach. First stop is at Erldunda Roadhouse and Aboriginal art display for a coffee break (own expense). Continue on to Mt Conner lookout for a photo opportunity. Arrive at Yulara around midday, where lunch is served on board the coach before travelling to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. Visit the Uluru and Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre to learn more about Aboriginal culture and art. There is the opportunity to climb Uluru if desired (subject to weather conditions) or accompany your guide on the Mala Walk, which takes you through one of the most important habitation areas for Aboriginal people over thousands of years. At Mutitjulu Walk your guide will indicate the natural features of the landscape, Aboriginal rock paintings and relay traditional stories of this special place, once an important water source for Anangu (the local Aboriginal people). Watch the sunset and the changing colours of Uluru while enjoying a barbecue champagne dinner. After dinner depart for Alice Springs. Tour concludes at approximately 12 midnight, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Notes & Information: Please ensure you take: hat, sunscreen, sturdy walking shoes, camera, bottled water and warm jacket during winter months (May to Aug).
All walking and climbs are subject to weather conditions.
Inclusions: Light breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & National Park entry fees
From $219 per person

2 Day Uluru – Budget, Standard, Superior or First Class

Budget Option: Incl 1 Night Outback Pioneer
Day 1: An AAT Kings coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to Aurora Alice Springs, Leichhardt Terrace, the departure point of your tour. At 7.30am join your coach to commence a two day Uluru tour. Depart Alice Springs and travel through the West MacDonnell and James Ranges. Stop at a camel farm for an optional camel ride (own expense) and later stop to view majestic Atila (Mt Conner), before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. The afternoon is spent touring Kata Tjuta including a walk into Walpa Gorge. Travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area to watch sunset and the changing colours of Uluru, while enjoying nibbles and a glass of wine. Overnight accommodation at Outback Pioneer Hotel in a Budget Room with shared facilities.
Day 2: This morning join the Uluru Sunrise, Climb or Base Tour or the Uluru Sunrise and Guided Cultural Base Walk. Both tours include watching sunrise at Uluru, a visit to Mutitjulu Waterhole and the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. The first option provides the opportunity to climb Uluru if desired, for those with a good level of fitness. The second option includes a longer guided walk at the base of Uluru. Time is also available for an optional scenic flight (own expense). In the afternoon depart for Alice Springs. Tour concludes at approximately 7.30pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Notes & Information: Please ensure you take: hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, weatherproof jacket, insect repellent, sturdy walking shoes and a bottle of water.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, National Park entry fee and accommodation for 1 night
Exclusions: Meals
From $1409 (budget) – 2 people sharing double room
Also available with standard, superior and first class accommodation

3 Day Alice Springs to Kings Canyon – Budget, Standard, Superior or First Class

Budget Option: Incl 1 night Outback Pioneer & 1 night Kings Canyon Lodge
Day 1:
An AAT Kings coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to Aurora Alice Springs, Leichhardt Terrace, the departure point of your tour. At 7.30am join your coach to commence a three day Alice Springs to Kings Canyon tour. Depart Alice Springs and travel through the West MacDonnell and James Ranges. Stop at a camel farm for an optional camel ride (own expense) and later stop to view majestic Atila (Mt Conner), before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. The afternoon is spent touring Kata Tjuta including a walk into Walpa Gorge. Travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area to watch sunset and the changing colours of Uluru, while enjoying nibbles and a glass of wine. Overnight accommodation at Outback Pioneer Hotel in a Budget Room with shared facilities.
Day 2: This morning join the Uluru Sunrise, Climb or Base Tour or the Uluru Sunrise and Guided Cultural Base Walk. Both tours include watching sunrise at Uluru, a visit to Mutitjulu Waterhole and the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. The first option provides the opportunity to climb Uluru if desired, for those with a good level of fitness. The second option includes a longer guided walk at the base of Uluru. Time is also available for an optiona l scenic flight (own expense). Travel to Kings Canyon in the afternoon. Overnight accommodation at Kings Canyon Lodge in a Budget Room with shared facilities.
Day 3: Today, join a guided climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for superb views. An easier walk along the boulder strewn canyon floor is available. Travel on to Alice Springs or back to Ayers Rock Resort this afternoon. Tour concludes in Alice Springs at approximately 7.30pm, or Ayers Rock at approximately 4.30pm-5.30pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Notes & Information: Please ensure you take: hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, weatherproof jacket, insect repellent, sturdy walking shoes and a bottle of water.
During the hotter months of the year (October to March), National Park rangers may advise visitors not to partake in the Kings Canyon rim climb, a guided tour along the Kings Canyon creek bed will be offered as an alternative.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, National Park entry fee, accommodation for 2 nights
Exclusions: Meals
From $1909 (budget) – 2 people sharing double room
Also available with standard, superior and first class accommodation

3 Day Uluru Explorer

Includes 2 Nights Camp Site Accommodation
Day 1:
An Adventure Tours Australia vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a three day Uluru Explorer. Travel to the Outback Camel Farm for an optional ride (own expense). Journey past the ancient Hugh and Finke River Systems and Mount Conner to Uluru (Ayers Rock). Arrive at the campsite for lunch, t hen visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and take a hike to the Valley of the Winds discovering some of the secrets of this fascinating and ancient landform. Return to the campsite to watch the sunset over Uluru. After dinner sleep in an authentic Aussie bedroll (swag). Overnight accommodation in permanent campsite at Ayers Rock. (L, D)
Day 2: Commence with an early breakfast to watch the Uluru sunrise before enjoying an unguided walk around the base of Uluru. Deepen your understanding of the land and the Mala people as you take a cultural interpretive walk with an Aboriginal guide (and interpreter). Explore the many caves of the Mala people, learning how they lived and prepared for ceremonies. Your Aboriginal guide will also share the sensitive story of the Mala people who live at Uluru with their friend the Itjaritjari (marsupial mole). Also visit the sacred Kantju Gorge, a quiet water hole at the base of a dramatic rock face followed by a visit to the Cultural Centre to view and purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts. Return to the campsite for lunch then in the afternoon travel to Kings Canyon and your campsite. Tonight enjoy delicious camp oven cooking. Overnight accommodation in permanent campsite at Kings Canyon. (B, L, D)
Day 3: This morning climb and explore the impressive formations which make up Kings Canyon and view the Amphitheatre, Lost City and the picturesque Garden of Eden. Return to camp for lunch, then depart for Alice Springs. Tour concludes at approximately 6.30pm in Alice Springs. Please discuss drop off locations with your driver. (B, L)
Notes & Information: Please ensure you take: sturdy walking shoes (ankle high), towel, small pillow, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, toiletries, torch, insect repellent, camera, warm clothing for winter months (Apr – Oct) and sleeping bag (can be hired).
Itinerary may vary and attractions may be substituted due to seasonal conditions, weather extremes, Traditional Owner and National Park requirements.
Luggage: There is a strict luggage limit of 15kg per person in one small soft bag.
Inclusions: Breakfast on day 2 and 3, Lunch on day 1, 2 and 3, Dinner on day 1 and 2, National Park entry fee, Camping fees and equipment & Camp site accommodation for 2 nights
Exclusions: Sleeping bag hire
From $639 per person

4 Day 4WD Red Centre Explorer

Incl 3 Nights Camp Site Accommodation
Day 1:
An Adventure Tours Australia vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a four day 4WD Red Centre Explorer. Stop at the Outback Camel Farm where you may choose to take a ride on a camel (own expense). Then travel to Ayers Rock Resort for your first glimpse of Uluru, located in the heart of the Red Centre. Arrive at your campsite for lunch. After lunch explore fascinating Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) on a guided interpretive walk through the Valley of the Winds. Return in time for an enthralling desert sunset over Uluru. Enjoy dinner at the campsite. After dinner, curl up in your swag (Aussie bedroll) and watch the stars come out to play in the darkening sky. Overnight accommodation in permanent campsite at Ayers Rock. (L, D)
Day 2: An early start is required this morning to view the sunrise over Uluru. While the morning is fresh, enjoy an unguided walk around the base of Uluru. Visit the Cultural Centre for a further insight into the land, its stories and the people who inhabit it. There is also the opportunity to purchase original arts and crafts by the In digenous artists. Enjoy lunch at the campsite before heading to Kings Canyon. Tonight, dinner is cooked in a camp oven and the result is delicious. Overnight accommodation in permanent campsite at Kings Canyon Resort. (B, L, D)
Day 3: There is a lot to explore at Kings Canyon – the Amphitheatre, Lost City, the lush and ancient Garden of Eden and the sheer outcrops of the North and South walls. Return to camp for lunch. After lunch, travel along the well-known Mereenie Loop Track (also called the Red Centre Way). Pass the 140 million year old meteorite crater, Gosse Bluff and travel towards Glen Helen where your campsite tonight is nestled in the Western end of the majestic MacDonnell Ranges. Overnight accommodation in permanent campsite at Glen Helen. (B, L, D)
Day 4: During a morning hike discover the spectacular geological features of Ormiston Gorge and spot for wallabies and other wildlife. Then travel along the ancient track of the Finke River to access the majestic scenery of Palm Valley and Cycad Gorge, exploring what was once a prehistoric inland sea. Keep your eyes out for the Livistonia Mariae, a tropical palm and one of the rarest trees in the world. Enjoy lunch in the Western MacDonnell Ranges, then commence the journey to Alice Springs. Tour concludes at approximately 6.30pm in Alice Springs. Please discuss drop off locations with your driver. (B, L)
Notes & Information: Please ensure you take: sturdy walking shoes (ankle high), towel, small pillow, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, toiletries, torch, insect repellent, camera, warm clothing for winter months (Apr – Oct) and sleeping bag (can be hired).
Itinerary may vary and attractions may be substituted due to seasonal conditions, weather extremes, Traditional Owner and National Park requirements.
Luggage: There is a strict luggage limit of 15kg per person in one small soft bag.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off (selected drop off points only), Breakfast on day 2, 3 and 4, Lunch on day 1, 2, 3 and 4, Dinner on day 1, 2 and 3, National Park entry fee,
Camping fees and equipment & Camp site accommodation for 3 nights
Exclusions: Sleeping bag hire
From $929 per person

2 Day Camel Farm, Uluru & Kata Tjuta – Budget, Standard, Superior or First Class


Includes 1 Night Outback Pioneer Budget

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Day 1: An Australian Pacific Touring or AAT Kings coach will pick you up from your hotel to commence a two day Camel Farm, Uluru and Kata Tjuta tour. Depart Alice Springs and travel through rugged Outback landscapes. Stop at the Camel Farm and learn about the impact camels had in opening up Central Australia. There’s an opportunity to ride a camel (own expense). Arrive at Ayers Rock for lunch (own expense). This afternoon, travel across the sandy desert plains towards the 36 majestic domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) stopping along the way at a lookout to admire the panoramic view of the southern side of Kata Tjuta. Continue on to arrive at the base of Walpa Gorge. Take the walking trail through Walpa Gorge and follow the natural creek between two of the largest domes at Kata Tjuta and explore the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. In the late afternoon travel to the Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunset viewing area. Witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying a glass of wine. Overnight accommodation at Outback Pioneer Hotel in a Budget Room with shared bathroom facilities.
Day 2: Rise early this morning to travel to the Uluru Sunrise viewing area, Talinguru nyakunytjaku. Watch the first rays of dawn set the Red Centre alight whilst enjoying a warm cup of tea, coffee or milo and biscuits. For those with a good level of fitness there is the opportunity to climb Uluru. For the non-climbers, join your guide for a tour around the base of Uluru. Travel by coach to the Mutitjulu Walk where you will be escorted to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the area as your guide points out some native flora and explains the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. Visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, where you can learn about Aboriginal culture and see Aboriginal arts and crafts, before returning to Ayers Rock Resort. This afternoon pass Atila (Mt Conner) mesa, or flat-topped mountain, which juts out of the surrounding desert plain on your return journey to Alice Springs. Tour concludes at approximately 7.30pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Notes & Information: Tour includes Budget Room at the Outback Pioneer Hotel, which has shared bathroom facilities.
Please ensure you take: hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, weatherproof jacket, insect repellent, sturdy walking shoes and a bottle of water.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, National Park entry fee, Accommodation for 1 night
Exclusions: Meals
From $1349 (budget) – 2 people sharing double room
Also available with Standard, First Class and Deluxe accommodation

3 Day Red Centre Highlights – Budget, Standard, First Class or Deluxe


Includes 2 Nights Outback Pioneer

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Day 1: An Australian Pacific Touring or AAT Kings coach will pick you up from your hotel to commence a three day Red Centre Highlights Tour. Depart Alice Springs this morning with a stop at the Camel Farm and learn about the impact camels had in opening up Central Australia. Camel rides are available (own expense). Continuing onto Ayers Rock pass Atila (Mt Conner) mesa, or flat-topped mountain, which juts out of the surrounding desert plain. Arrive at Ayers Rock Resort for lunch (own expense). In the afternoon journey to the massive series of conglomerate domes named Kata Tjuta with time en-route for photographic and viewing stops. On arrival, take a walk into Walpa Gorge. Return by coach to the sunset viewing area in time to watch the sunset over Uluru whi lst enjoying a glass of wine and nibbles. Overnight accommodation at Outback Pioneer Hotel in a Budget Room with shared bathroom facilities.
Day 2: This morning join the Uluru Sunrise, Climb or Base Tour or the Uluru Sunrise and Guided Cultural Base Walk. Both tours include watching sunrise at Uluru, a visit to Mutitjulu Waterhole and the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. The first option provides the opportunity to climb Uluru if desired, for those with a good level of fitness. The second option includes a longer guided walk at the base of Uluru. Time is also available for an optional scenic flight (own expense). Return to Ayers Rock for lunch (own expense). Tonight, enjoy the Sounds of Silence dinner. Shortly before sunset, journey into the desert and enjoy a selection of beverages and delicious Outback canapés. At sunset, dine on a barbecue feast of Australian delicacies including kangaroo, emu, crocodile and barramundi, then relax as an astronomer guide takes you on a fascinating astronomy tour of the night skies. Overnight accommodation at Outback Pioneer Hotel in a Budget Room with shared bathroom facilities. (D)
Day 3: Relax at the resort this morning, before transferring to Ayers Rock Airport.
Notes & Information: Tour includes Budget Room at the Outback Pioneer Hotel, which has shared bathroom facilities. Please ensure you take: hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, weatherproof jacket, insect repellent, sturdy walking shoes and a bottle of water.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, Sounds of Silence dinner on day 2, National Park entry fee & accommodation for 2 nights
Exclusions: Breakfast on day 2 and 3, Lunch on day 1, 2 and 3 & Dinner on day 1
From $1699 (budget) – 2 people sharing double room
Also available with Standard, First Class and Deluxe accommodation

3 Day Central Rock & Canyon


Incl 2 Nights Camp Site Accommodation

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Day 1: An Intrepid Connections vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a three day Central Rock and Canyon camping safari. Depart from Alice Springs and head south stopping for a short visit at the Outback Camel Farm (rides at own expense) and then travel to Yulara and your permanent campsite for lunch. The afternoon is spent exploring Uluru (Ayers Rock), a World Heritage listed area. Join your guide for a base tour of Uluru, exploring ancient caves where Aboriginal paintings can be seen, and learn about the oldest culture in the world. At sunset, appreciate the spectacular colour changes of Uluru. Later return to camp for a traditional Aussie meal. After dinner, relax around the camp under starry desert skies. Overnight accommodation in permanent campsite at Ayers Rock. (L, D)
Day 2: It’s an early rise for an exciting morning with breathtaking views of sunrise at Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas). Get your walking shoes on for an 8 kilometre hike through the spectacular Valley of the Winds, home to the mythical corkwood-tree woman. Learn about the fauna and flora native to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta region and the extensive fire management practices which are employed in the national park. Wander amongst the red domes and t hrough the winding creek beds of Walpa Gorge. Return to camp for lunch. This afternoon, travel through red sand dune and desert oak country to Kings Creek Cattle Station where optional activities are abundant. Tonight, try a traditional “camp oven” dinner, cooked in the coals of the fire. Overnight accommodation in permanent campsite in the Kings Creek region. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Within the imposing Kings Canyon, discover the Lost City and Garden of Eden on a 7 kilometre hike, with plenty of photo opportunities. Admire the towering walls, crevices and plateau of Watarrka National Park. Return to camp for lunch before travelling through sand dune country to head back to Alice Springs. Tour concludes at approximately 5.00pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence. (B, L)
Notes & Information: Please ensure you take: water bottle, torch, toiletries, sturdy walking shoes, clothing suitable for outdoor wear, hat, sunscreen, camera, warm clothing for winter months Apr – Oct, and wet weather gear. All tents contain 2 single beds. Guests travelling alone may be required to share with a member of the same sex. Shared bathroom facilities with hot water are located near the campsite.
Luggage: There is a luggage limit of 16kg per person in one small / medium soft bag, and a small day pack.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, Breakfast on day 2 and 3, Lunch on day 1, 2 and 3, Dinner on day 1 and 2, National Park Entry Fees, Camping equipment, Lights in tents, Towel, Pillow, Wine with dinner & Camp site accommodation for 2 nights
From $1559 – 2 people sharing double room

2 Day Uluru Express

Includes 1 Night Camp Site Accommodation

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Day 1: An Intrepid Connections vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a two day Uluru Express camping safari. Depart from Alice Springs and head south stopping for a short visit at the Outback Camel Farm (rides at own expense) and then travel to Yulara and your permanent campsite for lunch. The afternoon is spent exploring Uluru (Ayers Rock), a World Heritage listed area. Join your guide for a base tour of Uluru, exploring ancient caves where Aboriginal paintings can be seen, and learn about the oldest culture in the world. At sunset, appreciate the spectacular color changes of Uluru. Later return to camp for a traditional Aussie meal. After dinner, relax around the camp under starry desert skies. Overnight accommodation in permanent campsite at Ayers Rock. (L, D)
Day 2: It’s an early rise for an exciting morning with breathtaking views of sunrise at Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas). Get your walking shoes on for an 8 kilometre hike through the spectacular Valley of the Winds, home to the mythical corkwood-tree woman. Learn about the fauna and flora native to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta region and the extensive fire management practices which are employed in the national park. Wander amongst the red domes and through the winding creek beds of Walpa Gorge. Return to the campsite for lunch and farewells before the return journey to Alice Springs. Tour concludes at approximately 5.00pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence. (B, L)
Notes & Information:
Please ensure you take: water bottle, torch, toiletries, sturdy walking shoes, clothing suitable for outdoor wear, hat, sunscreen, camera, warm clothing for winter months Apr – Oct, and wet weather gear.
All tents contain 2 single beds. Guests travelling alone may be required to share with a member of the same sex.
Shared bathroom facilities with hot water are located near the campsite.
Luggage: There is a luggage limit of 16kg per person in one small / medium soft bag, and a small day pack.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, Breakfast on day 2, Lunch on day 1 and 2, Dinner on day 1, National Park Entry Fees, Camping equipment, Lights in tents, Towel, Pillow, Wine with dinner & Camp site accommodation for 1 night
From $1099 – 2 people sharing double room

2 Day Uluru & Kata Tjuta 4WD Eco Experience – Standard

Includes 1 Night Desert Gardens
Day 1:
A Way outback Desert Safaris vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a two day Uluru and Kata Tjuta 4WD Eco Experience. Journey towards the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with refreshment stops along the way at Camels Australia (Stuarts Well), Mt Ebenezer and the Imanpa Art Gallery, Mount Conner (a mesa tableland), Lake Amadeus (a giant salt pan) and finally Curtin Springs Cattle Station before entering Ayers Rock Resort at approximately midday. Enjoy lunch at Desert Gardens Hotel before meeting fellow travellers arriving directly into Uluru, and commence an afternoon tour of the Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park. Visit the spiritually powerful Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and experience the Walpa Gorge walk, approximately one hour in duration and suitable for most fitness levels. Learn of the geology and botanical adaptations of the area as well as the cultural significance to the local Anangu people. The striking colour and sheer enormity of these ancient dome like structures is awe inspiring and a highly treasured location to the local people. Head back to the hotel to check in. Then travel to a remote location to observe the infamous changing colours of Uluru and Kata Tjuta at sunset, accompanied by canapés and wine or cool refreshments. At the conclusion of sunset, return to the hotel to enjoy dinner. Overnight accommodation at Desert Gardens Hotel – Standard Room. (L, D)
Day 2: Depart the Resort under darkness this morning and travel to a location to witness the birth of a new day, observing the sun’s rays enveloping the mighty monolith of Uluru, with Kata Tjuta in the distance. Guests electing to climb Uluru will be supplied with a breakfast box and taken directly to the base of Uluru to commence the 2 to 2.5 hour climb. After sunrise, those not climbing will return to the hotel for breakfast, check out and luggage storage. Then rendezvous with guests who earlier climbed Uluru and experience a base walk where you will learn of the creation myths that surround the area and the fascinating geology of Uluru. There is time to visit the Cultural Centre and its Interpretative Display and Galleries before returning to the hotel. Tour concludes at approximately 12noon, or if departing Ayers Rock, at Ayers Rock Airport at approximately 12.30pm. (B)
Luggage: There is a luggage limit of 15kg per person in one small bag.
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, Breakfast on day 2, Lunch on day 1, Dinner on day 1, National Park entry fee & Accommodation for 1 night
Exclusions: Lunch on day 2
From $3159 – 2 people sharing a double room