Uluru, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National ParkThe Red Centre Sunset
Field of Light at UluruOnly for a limited time
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National parkAyers Rock
Uluru, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National ParkAboriginal culture
Uluru (Ayers Rock)Red Centre shoot 2014
Alice Springs Hiking Larapinta Trail
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Alice Springs Sunrise
Alice Springs Trailways Station Historical Reserve(formally Telegraph Station)
Anzac Hill Alice Springs
- Accommodation - Ayers Rock (2 Nights), Kings Canyon (1), Alice Springs (2)
- US Domestic Flights and International Flights not included - Ask about current specials
- Day Tours Included - Alice Springs: A Town Like Alice
- Overnight Tours - Ayers Rock: 3 /2 Night Uluru & Kings Canyon
- All other Day Tours listed are Optional (Not Included)
- Visa Issuance for entry into Australia (additional US$15.00 per person)
- F.I.T. (Free & Independent Travel, i.e. this is not an Organized Group Tour)
- All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
- Itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs.
7 Days / 5 Nights – Australia
Uluru (Ayers Rock) is about 450 kilometers by road from Alice Springs; Uluru-Katatjuta National Park is home to the most recognized Australian landmark – Uluru (previously called Ayers Rock). World-Heritage listed, Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park covers an area of approximately 1325 square kilometers of striking landscape. In addition to the Rock the park also includes Kata Tjuta (previously called the Olgas).
Kings Canyon is part of the Watarrka National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory. Sitting at the western end of the George Gill Range, Kings Canyon is approximately midway between Alice Springs and Uluru. This ancient formation of tall red rock faces that soar above dense palm forests of palms is an important conservation area and refuge for more than 600 species of native plants and animals, many unique to the area. Climb to the top of the rim of Kings Canyon at sunrise or sunset. The most comfortable time to visit is the cooler winter months between May-September.
Alice Springs is Australia’s most inland town, sitting around 200km south of the absolute centre of the continent. Alice Springs was established, under the original name of Stewart, as a telegraph station – linking Adelaide and Darwin. A century later, it is still a communications and commerce hub, and is now home to a population of approximately 28,000 people.
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Travel to your accommodation in the heart of Australia, the Red Centre, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 1 night.
If you are looking to experience traditional hospitality of Australia, this 3 1/2 Star vacation accommodation offers comfortable, affordable rooms combined with quality service in relaxed surroundings. Relax from your travel by enjoying a beer, swap stories of your day’s adventures, or sing along with the nightly entertainment. Or maybe barbecue some of the delicacies of Australia on the do-it-yourself BBQ. At any rate, this vacation accommodation is a place where friendships are made and good times are had by all.
Airport shuttle transfers included.
As darkness falls, the desert surrounding Uluru transforms into a magical field of light. Developed by British artist Bruce Munro, this expansive light exhibition is made up of 50,000 solar powered lights, covering over a size equivalent to seven football fields.
The exhibition, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara is Munro’s largest work to date.
Set off after sunset and arrive just in time to see the lights begin to glow as night descends. Lose yourself in the endless sea of twinkling violet, blue and red hues, exploring the pathways within the installation.
Operates Daily. There are three departures per evening departing after sunset and lasting 1.5 hours including transfers.
Need to Know This pass does not give access to the dune top viewing area.
Inclusions Entrance to Field of Light exhibition. Self-guided walk through Field of Light after dark. Return transfers from accommodation.
As night descends upon Uluru, watch the dark desert landscape come to life as thousands of lights illuminate Uluru. See this breathtaking spectacle as you enjoy an Australian buffet dinner.
This art installation, designed by critically acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, invites guests to let their inner wonder take over and immerse in the stunning lights twinkling before this outback icon.
One hour before sunset, travel into the desert where this magical landscape awaits you. Uluru and its surrounds will be transformed into a sparkling dream.
Experience Field of Light from the dune top viewing area with a dedicated Tour Leader. A delicious Australian buffet dinner will be served in this twinkling outdoor setting.
Each family will receive a memento booklet of the experience.
Operates: Daily, excluding Christmas Day. Departs 1 hour before sunset (seasonal) and lasts approximately 4.5 hours.
Need to Know: No children 9 or younger. Long pants and closed shoes are recommended for touring Field of Light.
Inclusions: Buffet dinner served on site. Self-guided walk through Field of Light. Program guide per family/couple. Return transfers from accommodation.
Outback Australia, Northern Territory (3 days, 2 nights). Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kings Canyon, Allice Springs. The Olgas. Learn about Aboriginal culture and life in the harsh Australian Outback.
Day 1. Uluru (Ayers Rock) Base Tour, Sunset
This afternoon we visit the Cultural Centre and Maruku Arts and Craft Cooperative. Join a guided walk to the waterhole of Mutitjulu, followed by the guided Mala Walk. Learn about the legends, geology and flora of the region and explore Kantju Gorge. Travel to the sunset viewing area to enjoy complimentary wine and canapés and watch the effect of the setting sun on the colour of Uluru.
Day 2. Sunrise, Kata Tjuta (Olgas), Kings Canyon
Watch the sunrise set Uluru alight, then drive around its awesome base. At Mutitjulu Waterhole view Aboriginal rock art, as your Driver Guide explains Uluru’s history and native flora and fauna. At the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre enjoy locally-made arts and crafts. This afternoon travel to Kings Canyon.
Day 3. Kings Canyon Walk, Alice Springs
This morning join your Driver Guide for the rocky climb to the canyon rim for superb views of Watarrka National Park (for those with a good level of fitness, supportive footwear essential). Alternatively explore the canyon floor (an easier, shady walk). Travel through the desert to Alice Springs arriving at 7.00 p.m.
Travel to your accomodation in the heart of Australia and the Outback, Alice Springs, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.
Alice Springs, Australia’s Oasis, is also known as the capital of the Outback and the most romantic country town in the world. It’s where the Arrernte Aboriginal tribal group has lived for 20,000 years and where pioneer men and women gave “tough” a new meaning. Whilst on your vacation, take advantage of the many attractions available in Alice Springs. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Alice Springs School of the Air, Central Australian Aviation Museum, the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, Alice Springs Telegraph Station, Old Stuart Town Gaol. Travel by coach or car to explore the unique scenery of Australia’s Outback and its magnificent monolith – Uluru.
On your vacation explore the main attractions in Alice Springs, Australia’s Red Centre.
En Route: This afternoon you’ll learn how the town of Alice Springs has evolved into the central hub of the Australian outback. Your Driver Guide will provide details along the way as you visit historical sites and some of the essential services delivered from Alice to the community of this vast region.
Alice Springs: Established by the early explorers, Alice Springs began as a repeater station along the Overland Telegraph Line. Overflowing with history and heritage, Australia’s most famous outback town is now the central headquarters to a range of services and a thriving tourism industry. The traditional caretakers of the land, the Arrernte people, refer to Alice as “Mpwante.” A wander through the center of the town will introduce you to their traditions and stories.
School of the Air: Established in 1951, the Alice Springs School of the Air provides education to primary aged school children living on remote properties throughout the Northern Territory. You’ll learn how this essential service is delivered via satellite across more than 300,00 square miles.
Alice Springs Telegraph Station: Built in 1872 to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide, the Telegraph Station is the site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs. After 60 years of operation, the premises then served as a school for local Aboriginal children, not without its layered history. Now a historical reserve, featuring the original stone buildings and furnishings from the early 1900s, the Telegraph Station is a must to visit and learn more of the history of the Alice.
Royal Flying Doctor Service: Now you’ll visit the home and headquarters of the highly respected Royal Flying Doctor Service. Delivering medical services to people who live, work and travel in remote and rural Australia, the RFDS is a critical resource for this community. Learn of its remarkable history through stories, images and their wonderful interactive museum.
Alice Springs Reptile Centre: Home to the largest reptile display in Central Australia, the Alice Springs Reptile Centre will introduce you to Terry the saltwater crocodile and let you get very close to enormous goannas and frill-neck lizards. The Gecko Cave features a large collection of gecko species from all over the Northern Territory. You’ll have lots of fun here, particularly during the afternoon show and if you’re game, try the supervised handling session.
Anzac Hill: Last stop – Anzac Hill. Originally dedicated to the many men and women who lost their lives during WWI, it now honors all those who have served in wars that Australia has played a role.
Operates: April – November & March: Daily. December – February: Monday, Thursday & Saturday. Departs: from Alice Springs at 1:50pm and returns at 6:00pm. (approximate times)
Need to Know: Please wear closed walking shoes. Bring your own water bottle, sunglasses, hat and sunscreen. Wear warm layers in the cooler months. Low level of fitness required.
Inclusions: Experienced driver guide. Expert commentary and insight into every stop. Travel in an air-conditioned bus.
Please confirm with the airlines at Check-in that they have all your Frequent Flyer information on record.
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