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Inspiring Journey Red Centre Holiday

Inspiring landscapes as experiences await on this small group tour of the mesmerising Red Centre. Learn of the history and current lifestyle of the local Aboriginal people as you discover Kata Tjuta National Park and beautiful Walpa Gorge while based at the iconic Sails in the Desert Hotel. Continue your journey to the breathtaking Kings Canyon and enjoy the starry night and glowing fire at your Under a Desert Moon Dinner. After a sunrise rim walk you will travel through the breathtaking West MacDonnell Ranges before arriving in the intriguing outback town of Alice Springs to complete your connection with the wonderous Red Centre. 

Inclusions


  • Outback Australia – The Colour of Red small Group 4WD Tour (maximum of 20 guests) 
  • 1 night stay in Uluru at Sails in the Desert Hotel in a guest room
  • 1 night stay in Kings Canyon at Kings Canyon Resort in a deluxe spa room
  • 2 night say in Alice Springs at the Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters in a guest room
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners & complimentary refreshments throughout the journey
  • $200 pre or post night accommodation credit per booking

Highlights

  • Iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Watch a magnificent Uluru Sunset with sparkling wine 
  • Explore the hidden gems of Simpsons Gap, West MacDonnell Ranges and Angkerle
  • Explore Kings Canyon on a guided walk 
  • Experience Under the Desert Moon dinner under the stars 
  • Embark on a 4WD off the Mereenie Loop Road
  • Wander through Simpsons Gap

Please be aware flights to/from Uluru/Alice Springs are not included in the package price. Your flight needs to arrive into Uluru prior to 12.30 pm and depart Alice Springs after 12.30 pm. However please speak to one of our NT Now Travel Specialists for the best available fares at the time of booking. Accommodation prior/after this getaway may also be required at an additional cost depending on your flight times to/from Alice Springs.

4 nights from:
$5,498

Valued up to:
$5,700

Offer ends:
30 June 2019

Available for the following departures: 11 Jun 2019, 25 Jun 2019, 23 Jul 2019, 6 Aug 2019, 20 Aug 2019, 3 Sep 2019, 17 Sep 2019, 15 Oct 2019

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Itinerary


Day 1 Welcome to Uluru


Feel the stirring of something bigger than you as you arrive in Ayers Rock Resort, your launch pad to Australia’s fiery heart in the Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park. This afternoon, join your Journey Director and fellow travellers to explore the foundations of life and society of the local Aboriginal people and their ancestors, before travelling to Kata Tjuta for a walk through Walpa Gorge. As the day fades, the outback sun bids a fiery farewell – the perfect backdrop for a Welcome Reception with sparkling wine while overlooking Uluru.

Accommodation: Sails in the Desert Hotel 

Included meals: Dinner with wine


Day 2 Uluru – Kings Canyon


Enjoy the mesmerising arrival of another day overlooking Kata Tjuta and Uluru. Skirting the red cliffs of Uluru, hear ancient tales, see rock art and visit Mutitjulu Waterhole. The next stop is Curtin Springs Station, where you’ll gain insights into the cattle-rearing heritage of the Severin family and enjoy a BBQ lunch before viewing Atila (Mt. Conner). Travelling to Kings Canyon, stop at Kings Creek Station. This evening, under the canopy of a starry southern hemisphere sky, settle back with sparkling wine – the flickering glow of the fire is the perfect accompaniment to Under A Desert Moon dinner.

Accommodation: Kings Canyon Resort 

Included meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch, Local Dining Experience


Day 3 Kings Canyon – Alice Springs


Gaze across the deep chasm of Kings Canyon as you embark on a sunrise 6km rim walk, taking in the domed ‘Lost City’ and the verdant ‘Garden of Eden. If you’d prefer a more relaxed walk, you can opt for a more gentle walk along the Canyon Creek Bed. Afterwards you’re off the beaten track, travelling along the 4WD Mereenie Loop Road past Gosses Bluff and then through the West MacDonnell Ranges to the iconic outback town of Alice Springs.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters 

Included meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine


Day 4 West MacDonnell Ranges


This morning you’ll visit the historic Overland Telegraph Station and learn why it was established in Alice Springs. Now the stunning landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges take centre stage as you embark on a walk through Simpsons Gap and dramatic Angkerle, which was created over millions of years. The deep red sandstone formation contrasts with the lush green ferns and gum trees on the valley floor. This evening, join your Alice Springs hosts for a Local dining Experience barbecue dinner around a campfire, as the Milky Way lights up the sky.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters 

Included meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch, Local Dining Experience


Day 5 Farewell from Alice Springs


This epic adventure is almost at its end, but not before you visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service to see how this facility provides medical assistance to those living in remote outback Australia. You’ll also visit the School of the Air to learn how children living in the far reaches of the outback receive an education over the air waves. Your Red Centre Inspiring Journey comes to an end later this morning.

Included meals: Full buffet breakfast



Location & how to get there


Alice Springs Airport (alicespringsairport.com.au) is served by Virgin AustraliaQantas 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.


Package terms


Only available on the following departure dates:

11 Jun 2019 - 15 Jun 2019 Definite Departure  

25 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019 Definite Departure  

23 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019 Definite Departure  

06 Aug 2019 - 10 Aug 2019 Definite Departure  

20 Aug 2019 - 24 Aug 2019 Definite Departure  

03 Sep 2019 - 07 Sep 2019 Definite Departure  

17 Sep 2019 - 21 Sep 2019 Definite Departure  

15 Oct 2019 - 19 Oct 2019 Definite Departure  


Prices and inclusions are correct as at 2 May 2019 and maybe subject to change due to availability, surcharges, fees or taxes without notice. Seasonal surcharges & blackout dates may apply. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices are based on 2 adults. Please contact us on 1800 854 897 or deals@ntnow.com.au 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.