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6 Day Inspiring Journeys Outback Contrasts

6 days 5 nights
Alice Springs to Alice Springs
from NZD$4,868pp
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Immerse yourself in the magnetic charm of the outback and relish spectacular views of the natural landscape. Learn about historic Alice Springs, be enchanted by sights of iconic Uluru and the flickering glow of an evening fire under the starry southern hemisphere sky. Observe the shifting lights of the impressive Field of Light art installation as the desert awakens and the sunrise lights up across Uluru.

This Tour Also Features

  • 4WD tour along the Giles Track

  • Visit to the Wanmarra Community

  • Lunch at Curtain Springs Station

  • Bruce Munro’s Field of Light art instillation

  • 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, 1 special dinner

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Day One - Welcome to Alice Springs
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6 Day Inspiring Journeys Outback Contrasts - Day 1
Welcome to Alice Springs

Immerse yourself in the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station precinct and learn about the overland telegraph line as you discover its historic buildings. Explore the West MacDonnell Ranges on a walk through the dramatic Simpsons Gap. Relish spectacular views across Alice Springs from Anzac Hill before some free time to explore the town or relax by your resort pool. Join your fellow guests at the Tali restaurant for a Welcome Dinner.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Lasseters
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Dinner
Lasseters is the centre of entertainment in Alice Springs with four restaurants, four bars, a sports theatre, pool side cafe, night club, health club, day spa, TAB facilities and an international standard casino featuring the latest tables and electronic games.

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Day Two - Get off the beaten track and 4WD to Kings Canyon
Tour day 2
6 Day Inspiring Journeys Outback Contrasts - Day 2
Alice Springs to Kings Canyon

Now we're off the beaten track exploring along the 4WD Giles Track crossing driver river beds and outback landscapes to Kings Canyon Resort. The flickering glow of this evenings fire under the canopy of a starry southern hemisphere sky is the perfect accompaniment to your Under a Desert Moon highlight dinner. This degustation dinner with matching wines is the perfect indulgent end to the day.

Accommodation: Kings Canyon Resort
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Speciality Dinner
Retreat to the luxury of Kings Canyon Resort after an active day of hiking through the rugged terrain of Watarrka National Park. The sensitively designed property is located in Watarrka National Park, just nine kilometres from Kings Canyon. Naturally, the Kings Canyon Resort has been built to blend in harmoniously with the surround.

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Day Three - Enjoy a spectacular sunrise walk before heading to Uluru
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6 Day Inspiring Journeys Outback Contrasts - Day 3
Kings Canyon to Uluru

Gaze across the deep chasm at the edge of Kings Canyon as you embark on a sunrise 6km rim walk past the domed ‘Lost City' and down into the luscious ‘Garden of Eden'. Immerse yourself while visiting the Wanmarra Community with local Aboriginal people and learn about the Luritja and Pertame people’s spiritual connection to the land. Discover bush food and bush medicine used for spirituality and healing. Wandering across desert landscapes leaving Kings Canyon behind and arriving for lunch at Curtin Springs Station, a vast farming property. Feel the stirring of something bigger than you as you arrive in Ayers Rock Resort, your launchpad to Australia's fiery heart in the Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. This afternoon, travelling to Uluru as the day fades, the outback sun bids a fiery farewell. This is the perfect backdrop for included sparkling sundowners while overlooking Uluru.

Accommodation: Voyages Sails in the Desert
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
In the heart of Australia's Red Centre, Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a decidedly premium outback holiday experience. In a destination where one of the world's oldest cultures still thrives, the mystery, colour and wisdom of the local Anangu people is interwoven into every facet of Sails in the Desert's modern design.

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Day Four - Skirt the red walls of Uluru
Tour day 4
6 Day Inspiring Journeys Outback Contrasts - Day 4
Uluru

Enjoy a relaxed start to the day before exploring and learn about the spiritual connection the local Anangu caretakers have with the land. Skirt the red walls of Uluru, hear ancient tales and see rock art, then visit Mutitjulu Waterhole. Relax by the resort pool or take to the skies to see Uluru from above before an afternoon exploring Kata Tjuta for a walk through Walpa Gorge. The evening enjoy dinner at Ilkari Restaurant.

Accommodation: Voyages Sails in the Desert
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
In the heart of Australia's Red Centre, Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a decidedly premium outback holiday experience. In a destination where one of the world's oldest cultures still thrives, the mystery, colour and wisdom of the local Anangu people is interwoven into every facet of Sails in the Desert's modern design.

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Day Five - Head towards Alice Springs
Tour day 5
6 Day Inspiring Journeys Outback Contrasts - Day 5
Uluru to Alice Springs

Observe the shifting lights of Bruce Munro’s impressive Field of Light art instillation as the desert awakens and the sunrise lights up across Uluru. Traverse across the vast and interesting outback to the hidden gem and important site to the southern Arrernte people of Rainbow Valley before arriving in Alice Springs. Enjoy some free time to wander around the town of Alice Springs. The Todd St Mall has cafes and many local indigenous art galleries to explore. Immerse yourself this afternoon and evening against the backdrop of the Outback at our open-air farewell bush BBQ dinner. Located off the beaten track in the heart of the East MacDonnell Ranges you will enjoy drinks as a bush balladeer sings some classic Australian Songs and shares stories of outback living. Indulge in local produce dinner with delicious prime steaks and as the Milky Way lights up the sky

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Lasseters
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Lasseters is the centre of entertainment in Alice Springs with four restaurants, four bars, a sports theatre, pool side cafe, night club, health club, day spa, TAB facilities and an international standard casino featuring the latest tables and electronic games.

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Day Six - Farewell from Alice Springs
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6 Day Inspiring Journeys Outback Contrasts - Day 6
Farewell from Alice Springs

Relax this morning as your journey comes to an end. You might choose to take an optional hot air balloon ride to experience the scenic landscapes of the outback before your journey comes to an end.

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