Adventure in the Outback
Your adventure in the outback begins with a stay in Alice Springs at the DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs and a camel ride through the desert with the stunning backdrop of the beautiful West MacDonnell Ranges. Experience an unforgettable stay in Uluru at the famous Ayers Rock Resort's Lost Camel Hotel. Enjoy an Uluru Sunrise & Field of Light tour and witness the silent morning stillness of the Red Centre as the sun rises before viewing the incredible Field of Light display by renowned artist, Bruce Munro. Get up close and personal with Uluru via Segway and the Hop-On Hop-Off bus before heading back to Alice Springs for a relaxing one night stay to complete your Red Centre experience!
- 3 night stay (2 nights pre, 1 night post) in Alice Springs at the DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs in a guest room including:
- Daily breakfast
- DoubleTree cookie per person
- Free WiFi
- Free parking
- Late checkout to 1pm
- 1 hour afternoon Camel Ride Experience
- Return Alice Springs to Uluru Transfers
- 3 night stay in Uluru at the Ayers Rock Resort at The Lost Camel including:
- Free Indigenous Activities Program
- Free use of the Ayers Rock Resort Shuttle bus service
- Free in-room WiFi
- Free parking
- Uluru Sunrise & Field of Light Tour including: tea, coffee or hot chocolate at the sunrise viewing area, experienced Driver Guide & travel in an air-conditioned coach
- 3 Day National Park Entry Fee
- 24 hour Uluru Hop-on Hop-off pass
- Uluru Sunrise and Segway Tour
Please be aware flights are not included in the package price and should not be booked until your package has been confirmed. However please speak to one of our NT Now Travel Specialists for the best available fares at the time of booking. If you are booking your own flights this package begins and ends in Alice Springs.
Enjoy exploring the wonders of the unique city of Alice Springs while based at the modern DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs which boasts stunning views of the majestic MacDonnell Mountain Ranges. Your spacious room will offer luxurious bedding, modern interiors and internet access as well as a late check-out. For those who enjoy being active the hotel provides a 24-hour fitness centre, two tennis courts and an outdoor heated pool which overlooks the lush garden landscape. Golfing-enthusiasts need not worry as there is an 18-hole golf course located just next door.
The Lost Camel Hotel is a contemporary and fun, boutique-style hotel conveniently located in the heart of Ayers Rock Resort, only 20 minutes from Uluru. Furnished in a stylish mix of Aboriginal and urban themes, The Lost Camel adds a unique and surprisingly edgy accommodation option to the collection of hotels at the Resort. The hotel's compact rooms are decorated in bright colours and crisp, clean whites. Each room features a deliciously comfortable King Bed (can be separated into two single beds) and private bathroom facilities with separate shower and toilet cubicles and an open-plan vanity. Soak up the sun by the hotel’s central swimming pool, browse the shops or enjoy a casual meal at one of the cafés located in the Resort Town Square. Take part in the many free Indigenous guest activities on offer. Your stay also includes complimentary return Ayers Rock Airport transfers and free use of the Resort shuttle bus service.
What to do:
Pyndan Camel Tracks was founded in 2000 by Marcus Williams, who has worked alongside camels for more than 40 years. He’d love you to meet his beautiful camels and get to know them during your small group tour exploring our peaceful outback serenity. Every camel is exceptionally well-trained by Marcus, and each has their own endearing individual personality. Whether riding at sunset, midday or early afternoon, the stunning backdrop of the beautiful West MacDonnell Ranges (in our backyard!) is always in view with its varied moods and changing colours. We can’t decide which aspect we like best! One thing is for certain: an Alice Springs camel ride is a must for the whole family (the kids will love it) or for that romantic outing, or memorable shared experience among friends.
Never has an early morning start been more rewarding. The silent morning air that encompasses the desert landscape of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is filled with gasps and amazed ‘ooohs’ and ‘aaahhs’ as the first group to wander through the desert paths are met by four acres of flowing fibre optics lights. With the majestic Uluru in the background, begin to fall into silence as you take in what is truly an unforgettable and life-changing experience. These otherworldly spheres of light are internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro’s latest art installation, Field of Light, and his largest to date, with him and his team installing more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted glass spheres in a remote desert area within sight of majestic Uluru.
Enjoy Uluru (Ayers Rock) unlimited times throughout the 24 hours following first use between sunrise and sunset with the Uluru Hop-on Hop-off pass, plus one transfer to Kata Tjuta (Olgas). Uluru Hop On Hop Off has been providing first-class, personalised service to visitors from across the world for over 20 years. The Uluru Hop On Hop Off team have an enormous amount of local knowledge and have a friendly and flexible approach. Visit the Uluru Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, walk the base of Uluru, join a free ranger talk or take in an amazing Uluru sunrise or sunset.
Enjoy a magical sunrise at Uluru with a light breakfast, tea and coffee. In the morning light be led by your guide into the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Cruise around the full 12km base of Uluru. Uluru Segway Tours provide people a unique and fun new way to see Uluru. Gliding around Uluru on a Segway is hard to beat. Admire the geology and size of this icon. See ancient Aboriginal rock art and learn about Anangu (local Aboriginal) people. Learn about their way of life and their culture, the Tjurkurpa. Riding a Segway is exhilarating experience. Feel the open air and the wind blowing on your face as you smoothly and effortlessly glide around the magical Uluru. Experience one of Australia’s most incredible landscapes and ancient cultures in this fun new way.
If you’re planning a visit to Alice, you’ve probably already got the Olive Pink Botanic Gardens on your itinerary. If so, you’ll be pleased to know the team there also know how to serve up a good feed! Why not grab some lunch and get amongst the local flora! Be sure to walk up Anzac Hill for a stunning sunset picture over Alice Springs and the West MacDonnell Ranges as the back drop.
Location & how to get there
Alice Springs Airport (alicespringsairport.com.au) is served by Virgin Australia, Qantas and Air North with capital cities served mostly by daily flights. There are also connections to and from Ayers Rock airport as well as several regional airports, mostly within the NT.
The airport is a 15 minute drive to the centre of town. An airport shuttle meets all flights and serves all central hotels. Car hire is available direct from the airport and there are plentiful taxis available at the airport rank. Private transfers, while available are limited, especially at peak times. Alice Springs can also be reached by The Ghan, from either Darwin or Adelaide. The train station is a short walk from the town centre and a shuttle service, as well as taxis serve all arrivals/departures.
Driving to Alice Springs is scenic from whichever direction you arrive, with the trip from Darwin or Adelaide being one of the most iconic road trips in Australia. Various turn offs along the Stuart Highway lead to points along the East Coast on (mostly) sealed roads. For the adventurous and those that seek true solitude the 1126km unsealed Great Central Road, which links Yalara to Laverton in Central Australia will give you an outback experience like no other.
On sale until 30 June 2021. For travel 1 September 2021 until 31 March 2022. Advertised Mates Rates pricing based on travel from 1-30 November 2021. Seasonal supplements apply outside these dates. Blackout dates may apply and some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. Prices and inclusions are correct as of 26 May 2021 and may be subject to change due to availability, surcharges, fees or taxes without notice. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices are based on per person twin share. Please contact us on 1800 854 897 or firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire. Airfares and transfers are additional unless otherwise specified. For full terms and conditions and details on our refund policy, view our booking conditions. E&OE.
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