Uluru at sunset (left), and poolside dining at Sails in the Desert
Uluru at sunset (left), and poolside dining at Sails in the Desert
Kings Canyon rim walk (left), and Kings Canyon Resort pool (right)
Kings Canyon rim walk (left), and Kings Canyon Resort pool (right)
Glen Helen Gorge (left), downtown Alice Springs (middle), and Ormiston Gorge (right)
Glen Helen Gorge (left), downtown Alice Springs (middle), and Ormiston Gorge (right)

Outback Australia – The Colour Red

4 nights from £1,209 per person

Overview

Immerse yourself in the culture, heritage and scenic beauty of the Red Centre with this five-day escorted tour, beginning in Uluru and ending in Alice Springs. You’ll be treated to a host of fantastic and unforgettable experiences, from watching the sun set over Uluru to hiking along the rim of Kings Canyon and dining under the stars. This is a great small group tour of maximum 20 guests and great for anyone looking to learn more about this fascinating portion of Australia, with plenty of informative walks and cultural excursions along the way. (AA - CRUA).

Highlights:

  • Spend time exploring Uluru and Kata Tjuta
  • Hike to the top of Kings Canyon
  • Explore the rustic outback at Curtin Springs
  • Learn about the heritage and culture in Alice Springs

Whats included?
  • Sights and excursions
  • 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Tour guide throughout
  • Internal travel
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Day 1

Uluru

In the afternoon, meet with your driver guide and fellow travellers, and then drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. You’ll have the opportunity to learn all about the land, as well as the history, religion and law of the Aboriginal people from the Anangu (traditional owners of the land). Afterwards, travel to the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuta for an informative guided walk through the Walpa Gorge, following the natural creek bed between two of the largest domes. Watch the sunset over Uluru with a glass of sparkling wine and nibbles. Then get to know your fellow travellers a little better over a delicious meal at your hotel.

Overnight: Sails in the Desert Hotel (Dinner with wine included)

Day 2

Curtin Springs - Kings Canyon

Begin the day watching the sunrise over Uluru from the sunrise viewing area – be sure to keep your camera ready, the views from this area are incredible. Take a scenic walk around the base of Uluru to really see this amazing monolith for yourself, along with rock art and the Mutitjulu Waterhole.

Later on, sit down for a BBQ lunch and meet the locals at Curtin Springs Station, hearing their tales and the logistics of running a million-acre cattle property. Take part in a paper-making workshop at Curtain Springs Paper before travelling a short distance for a unique dining experience in the evening, where you’ll dine beneath a star-studded sky in the wilderness.

Overnight: Kings Canyon Resort (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 3

Kings Canyon - Mereenie Loop – Alice Springs

Start today with a 6km rim walk of the striking Kings Canyon where you’ll have the chance to observe the varying colours of the landscape. You’ll be accompanied by a guide who will highlight the various points of interest along the way including the domed ‘Lost City’, Cotterill’s Lookout and the ‘Garden of Eden’. There’s also an optional creek-bed walk for anyone looking for a more relaxed pace. Afterwards you venture off the beaten track travelling along the Mereenie Loop Road past Gosses Bluff, through the West MacDonnell Ranges onto Alice Springs for dinner at your hotel.

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters (Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine included)

Day 4

West MacDonnell Ranges

This morning you will visit the historic Overland Telegraph Station and learn about the overland telegraph line and why Alice Springs is in this location. You will then travel out to the West MacDonnell Ranges for a walk to the striking Angkerle (Standley Chasm) which has been created over millions of years and the Simpsons Gap for a short walk. Tonight, enjoy an open-air BBQ dinner with campfires while you dine under the Milky Way.

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 5

Alice Springs

Begin today by visiting the Royal Flying Doctor Service - learn how this facility provides medical assistance to those living in remote outback Australia before your final visit to the School of the Air to see how children living in the far reaches of the Outback receive an education over the air waves. Learn from your driver guide more about life in an isolated Australia town. Your tour comes to an end by late morning.

(Breakfast included)

  • Hotels (4 nights)
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners included
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the journey
  • Internal travel by bespoke 4WD vehicle with reclining seats, WIFI and air-conditioning
  • All entrance and National Park fees
  • Sustainable travel kit including refillable water bottle and backpack
  • Visit Kata Tjuta and watch sunset and sunrise at; Hike through Walpa Gorge; Unique dining experience in the wilderness at Kings Canyon Resort; 4WD route through Mereenie Loop; Visit to Overland Telegraph Station; Walk into Angkerle (Standley Chasm) and hike Simpsons Gap; Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the School of the Air.
  • Expert Driver Guide throughout
  • Small group experience

 

Please note - International flights and domestic flights are not included in the price shown.

2020 Local Departure Dates: 28 Apr, 12 May, 23 Jun, 21Jul, 1 Sep, 15 Sep

 

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