Uluru Short Stay with Alice Springs & West MacDonnell Ranges
While based in Alice Springs, enjoy a stay at the relaxing Desert Palms as you venture out to the informative Alice Springs Desert Park and the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges including Simpsons Gap, the popular Ormiston Gorge and Standley Chasm. Experience the stunning wonders of Uluru with a stay at the iconic Ayers Rock Resort and enjoy a famous Uluru sunset over a BBQ dinner, discover the stories intertwined with Uluru and its surroundings and the convenience of the Hop On Hop off bus.
- Transfer from Alice Springs airport to hotel
- 2 night stay in Alice Springs at the Desert Palms Alice Springs in a double villa including:
- Free WiFi
- Secure off street parking
- Kitchenette Facilities
- 1 day Premium West MacDonnell Ranges tour including entry fee to Standley Chasm with: morning tea & lunch, accommodation pick-up & drop-off, experienced friendly guide, air-conditioned vehicle
- Alice Springs to Ayers Rock Resort transfer
- 3 nights stay in Uluru at Desert Gardens including:
- Free Indigenous Activities Program
- Free use of the Ayers Rock Resort Shuttle bus service
- Free in-room WiFi
- Free parking
- Uluru Sacred Sites Tour
- Uluru Sunset BBQ Dinner
- Uluru 24 hour Hop-on Hop-off pass^
^Uluru Hop on Hop off tour will be closed from 01 September 2021 until 17 January 2022.
- National Park Entry Fee
- Transfer from hotel to Uluru airport
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 at Alice Springs Airport and ends at Uluru (Ayers Rock) Airport.
Located on banks of the Todd River just a stone’s throw from the centre of Alice Springs, Desert Palms is a 3.5 star motel offering a range of studio villa accommodation, each complete with air conditioning, private ensuites, kitchenettes, and verandas, where you can enjoy the glorious Australian Outback sunsets. The villas, which are separated by a wall of palm trees to ensure privacy, are set around a crystal clear free-form pool surrounded by tropical gardens, complete with an island and a waterfall.
Imagine waking up to a sunrise view of Uluru, blazing red under a sunny Outback sky. Perched within an oasis of native gardens, the Desert Gardens Hotel’s 218 elegant guestrooms provide a relaxing retreat from a day of adventure. Taking its name from the Pitjantjatjara word for desert quandong, Mangata Bistro & Bar serves a delicious buffet breakfast and, for lunch and dinner, a diverse range of light meals showcasing the finest Australian produce with highlights of native bush tucker flavours throughout. The contemporary indoor area flows seamlessly to an outdoor terrace, surrounded by the native greens of the iconic gardens of the hotel. Once you've satisfied the urges to explore the magic within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you will find free guided walks through Desert Gardens Hotel's substantial and authentic native gardens just outside your hotel door. All of Ayers Rock Resort's luxuries and conveniences, including numerous lookouts, Red Ochre Spa and the shops, tour & information centre and cafés located at the Resort Town Square, are within easy walking distance or accessible via the free shuttle bus.
Where to eat:
It’s on your bucket list: an unforgettable sunset BBQ with a backdrop of the stunning and sacred Uluru. Join this once-in-a-lifetime experience and prepare to be in awe of your surroundings. You will travel to and from your destination in air-conditioned comfort on this Uluru sunset tour, which is suitable for all ages groups and caters to a range of diets including vegetarian, gluten-free or dairy-free.
There are plenty of unique places to eat in Alice Springs and many of them you’ll find situated in and around Todd Mall. Tucked away in the Fan Arcade just off Todd Mall you’ll find Page 27, Alice’s own slice of Melbourne’s laneway culture. Loved by locals for its all-day brekky and pumping tunes, this little cafe has become a bit of an institution for lovers of all things cool. Epilogue (Page 27’s sister eatery and located on the other side of the Todd Mall) is open until the wee hours of the morning and is famous for its share plates (the nachos are insane!) and vibrant live music scene. Dine and dance in the rooftop section for the full hipster experience.
What to do:
The West MacDonnell Ranges tour will provide you with panoramic landscapes, spectacular outback scenery and many photo opportunities as you travel along the ranges, stopping occasionally at historic sites. You’ll enjoy beautiful walks at Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm, the Ochre Pits and a stop at Ormiston Gorge for lunch. Next stop is the spectacular gorge of Glen Helen before heading to Ellery Creek Big Hole, one of Central Australia’s most pristine waterholes, for a refreshing swim. On the return trip to Alice Springs you’ll witness the spectacular ranges light up with the brilliant orange and reds of the day’s sunset.
Uluru is more than a landmark. This world-heritage listed monolith has been a significant cultural site for the Aboriginal people for many centuries. Discover the stories intertwined with Uluru and its surroundings on this fascinating Sacred Sites tour. Hear stories, get close to significant sites and be enthralled as your guide shares ancient fables as you experience a guided Uluru Mala Walk, guided Uluru Mutitjulu Waterhole Walk and Tjukurpa & Lungkata Stories.
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.
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.
On sale until 1 November 2021. For travel until 31 March 2022. Pricing based on travel 25 November - 24 December 2021 & 1 - 14 March 2022. Seasonal supplements apply outside of these dates. Blackout dates may apply and some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. ^Uluru Hop on Hop off tour will be closed from 01 August until 31 October 2021. **The 1 day premium Uluru day tour departs only on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Doubletree Renovation Advice: As part of our continued commitment to enhance our property and service, we are currently in the process of renovating our guest rooms and suites, with the expected completion date of April 2021. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this might cause during your stay and/or event with us. Prices and inclusions are correct as of 24 January 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 email@example.com 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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