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6 Day Inspiring Journeys - Outback Contrasts 2024

6 days 5 nights
Alice Springs to Alice Springs
from NZD$6,230pp
was NZD$6,430pp
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Immerse yourself in the magnetic charm of the outback and relish spectacular views of the natural landscape. Witness the rugged landscape of the Red Centre and marvel at the ancient cultures that have cared for this land for generations. Experience the majesty of Uluru, Kings Canyon and view rock art dating back thousands of years, witness striking landscapes and be immersed in the stories of the Dreamtime.

This Tour Also Features

  • 4WD tour along the Giles Track
  • Aboriginal Cultural Experience
  • Bruce Munro’s Field of Light art instillation
  • Lunch at Curtin Springs Station
  • Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Visit to the Wanmarra Community
  • Walpa Gorge Walk
  • Meals included: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners, 2 special dinners
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Day One - Welcome to Alice Springs
Tour day 1
Outback Scenery near 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.

Staying in:

  • Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters (1 night)
Meals included: Dinner

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Day Two - Alice Springs - Kings Canyon
Tour day 2
Walking in 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.

Staying in:

  • Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms (1 night)
Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner

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Day Three - Kings Canyon - Uluru
Tour day 3
Bush Food

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.

Staying in:

  • Sails in the Desert Hotel (1 night)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day Four - Uluru & Kata Tjuta
Tour day 4
View of Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park

Enjoy a relaxed start to the day before exploring, and learning 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, and then visit Mutitjulu Waterhole. Relax by the resort pool or take to the skies to see Uluru from above before an afternoon visit to Kata Tjuta for a walk through Walpa Gorge. The evening enjoy dinner at Ilkari Restaurant.

Staying in:

  • Sails in the Desert Hotel (1 night)
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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Day Five - Field of Light - Uluru - Alice Springs
Tour day 5
Stargazing in Australia Outback

Observe the shifting lights of Bruce Munro’s impressive Field of Light art installation as the desert awakens and the sunrise lights up across Uluru. Traverse the vast outback to the hidden gem, Rainbow Valley, a significant site to the southern Arrernte people, before arriving in Alice Springs. Enjoy free time to wander around the town. The Todd Street Mall has cafés and Aboriginal art galleries to explore. This evening, immerse yourself against the backdrop of the outback at our open-air bush BBQ Celebration Dinner. Located off the beaten track in the heart of the East MacDonnell Ranges, you'll enjoy drinks as a bush balladeer sings classic Australian songs and shares stories of outback living, under the Southern Hemisphere’s Milky Way.

Staying in:

  • Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters (1 night)
Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner

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Day Six - Farewell from Alice Springs
Tour day 6
A Thorny Devil Lizzard in Outback Australia

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.

Meals included: Breakfast

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