9:00am - 5:30pm AEDT (Monday to Friday)

Red Centre & Uluru - 5 nights for 2 people

While based at the comfortable Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, just across the Todd River from the heart of the Alice Springs township, you’ll explore some of the most exciting spots in the Red Centre! From meeting some of the local wildlife and learning about the history of the area at the Alice Springs Desert Park to experiencing the Uluru and Kata-Tjuta National Park (which includes a sunset BBQ dinner at Uluru) – there’s plenty to do! A West MacDonnell Ranges tour also means you’ll explore the famous natural landscape with a highlight being the impressive Standley Chasm.

5 nights from:
$1,738

Valued up to:
$2,525

Offer ends:
31 January 2019

For travel until 30 June 2019

Choose your travel option


Inclusions


  • 5 night stay in Alice Springs at the Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters in a deluxe room 
    • Daily buffet breakfast
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    • $100 food & beverage voucher for the Lasseters complex
  • Alice Springs Desert Park entry and transfers
  • 1 day premium Uluru & Kata Tjuta day tour** inclusions
    • 2 professional, accredited tour guides
    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with on board toilet
    • BBQ at sunset with sparkling wine
    • Breakfast
    • Freshly made packed lunch
    • Accommodation pick-up & drop-off 
    • Uluru Park entrance fee
    • Fruit & snacks throughout the day
  • 1 day premium West MacDonnell Ranges tour inclusions
    • Morning tea, lunch & afternoon snacks
    • Accommodation pick-up & drop-off
    • Experienced friendly guide
    • Air-conditioned Vehicle
    • Entry fee to Standley Chasm
  • Free transfers to/from Alice Springs airport

**The premium Uluru day tour departs only Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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.


Itinerary


Accommodation:


Situated just outside the centre of Alice Springs along the Todd River, the Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters is the perfect base for your stay in Australia’s Red Centre. The hotel is adjoined with Lasseter’s Casino which Priscilla fans will know as the central Australian destination for the film’s leading lads/ladies bus trip. You’ll find the luxurious large outdoor swimming pool the ultimate Alice Springs spot to soak up sunny afternoon rays with plenty of room for everyone to enjoy themselves. There is also an on-site fitness centre and lavish spa to relax in after your workout (if you can pull yourself away from exploring the spectacular Red Centre!).


Where to eat:


The Lasseters complex has plenty of places to dine – from an iconic destination for a great grill meal at The Juicy Rump to Tempo, a new and exclusive wine and cocktail bar that also provides gourmet tapas and desserts. Casbah café and bar, located in the centre of the casino offers a full bar, coffee, meals and light snacks alongside comfortable seating while Splash Poolside Café provides healthy protein smoothies as well as coffee, cocktails and beer for a poolside treat.


Tali, the Crowne jewel, is Lasseters premium restaurant boasting premium fine dining with an à la carte menu that features modern Australian and French flavours such as Sliced Spicy Pork Belly, Coffin Bay Oysters, Wagyu Scotch Fillet and Raspberrry and Custard Mille Feulle. The premier restaurant also features an extensive wine menu and theatrical open plan kitchen.


The Goat & Bucket house of hops provides a new dining experience in Alice Springs with a dark and moody interior that pairs well with a menu matched with craft beers from all around the world. Each dish is specifically crafted to accompany one of over 13 specialty beers including gourmet sausage, chicken wings, sliders and Goat & Guinness pie.


A delicious BBQ dinner and sparkling wine will fill you up while you take in the breathtaking site of the sun setting over the Australian outback and mountainous Uluru.


On your day tours you will be provided with a freshly packed lunch and fruit and snacks throughout the day to keep you satisfied on your adventure around the Red Centre.


What to do:


At Alice Springs Desert Park you’ll find a range of options to fill your time with adventure and interesting experiences. At the Eagle Encounter you’ll find your heart racing as you get up close with Australia’s largest bird of prey, the majestic wedge-tailed eagle. Walk the Land will immerse you in the spirituality of the living desert as you admire local wildlife and learn hunting and gathering techniques, all while lead by an expert guide. You can also learn about the history of the traditional owners of the land, the Arrernte people, and their unique stories as well as the opportunity to experience an informative cinematic journey through millions of years of desert evolution.


The premium Uluru & Kata Tjuta tour will take you via a luxury coach to the domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) as well as a Walpa Gorge Walk, immersing you in the beauty of the Red Centre’s landscape, followed by a trip to the informative Aboriginal Cultural Centre. From here you’ll then be taken on a guided Mala walk around the north-west side of the famed Uluru where you’ll see many examples of Anangu rock art while also being told dreamtime stories of the Anangu people by your experienced guide. This is followed by a second guided walk starting from the back of Uluru. While listening to stories of local traditions and practices, you’ll be guided to the Mutitjulu Waterhole, home of an ancestral water snake called Wanampi, where you can also view caves containing historic rock art. A fresh BBQ dinner with a view of the famous rock will then end your adventuring for the day as you take in the stunning outback sunset.


Find yourself mesmerised by the spectacular outback scenery as you travel along the magnificent West MacDonnell Ranges, stopping at historic sites and prime photo opportunities along the way. Enjoy beautiful walks at Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm (for morning tea), the Ochre Pits, and the popular Ormiston Gorge for lunch. Next, you’ll find yourself at the wondrous Glen Helen Gorge, then, as you travel back to Alice Springs there will be time for an afternoon stop at Ellery Creek Big Hole. This waterhole is one of Central Australia’s most pristine, so don’t forget your swimmers when the weather’s warm for a refreshing afternoon dip!


As you continue your journey back to your hotel, the West MacDonnell Ranges will put on a show. As the sun sets the Ranges come alive with a spectacular array of sunburnt oranges and brilliant reds to end your day of adventure and exploration. Throughout the day you’ll also receive a morning tea, lunch and afternoon snacks to keep your hunger at bay.


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 Ayres 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


On sale until 31 January 2019. For travel until 30 June 2019. Some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. Prices and inclusions are correct as at 10 December 2018 and may be 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.