Red Centre Highlights

Take a journey through the open expanse of the Red Centre to see some of Australia’s most incredible sights. You can visit the giant sandstone rock formations of Kata Tjuta and Uluru, walk between the sheer walls of Kings Canyon and see the culture that developed amid the desert.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant

Day 1: Arrive Uluru – Kata Tjuta Sunset

On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you’ll be transferred to the resort (flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm).

This afternoon, enjoy a leisurely drive out to Kata Tjuta. Witness a magnificent outback sunset there while enjoying sparkling wine.

Hotel Options:

  • Outback Pioneer Hotel (Budget), 3 nights
  • Desert Gardens Hotel (Standard), 3 nights
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel (Superior), 3 nights
Day 2: Kings Canyon

Travel to Kings Canyon and make the rocky climb to the rim of the canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. Time permitting, you may choose to descend into the green oasis of the ‘Garden of Eden’. Or, you may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed. Return to Ayers Rock Resort.

Day 3: Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas) – Uluṟu Sunset

Watch the sunrise at Uluru, then travel to Kata Tjuta. Spend time exploring Walpa Gorge and its unusual rock formations. This afternoon, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Then, join your guide for a drive around the base of Uluru. Continue to the Kuniya Walk, where you’ll be escorted to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. View ancient rock art and learn about the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. Late afternoon, witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset with sparkling wine

Day 4: Field of Light – Depart Uluru

through 50,000 magical hand-crafted frosted glass spheres of light, in colours of ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white. Then make your way to the dune top, where you’ll be served tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Watch in awe as the sun pops up in the distance behind Uluru, flooding the landscape, including Kata Tjuta behind you, with light.

Later, you will be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport for your onward flight (flights to depart after 9.30am).

1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Travel Dates & Departures
April to March: Daily
Budget$1,200.00$1,720.00
Standard$1,405.00$2,135.00
Superior$1,540.00$2,405.00
1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 Dates & Prices
Budget$1,236.00$1,773.00
Standard$1,444.00$2,191.00
Superior$1,585.00$2,471.00
** Child & Triple prices available upon request
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price

Inclusions 
Meals: 1 breakfast,
Transport: Travel in an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 3 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring: Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Outback Australia: The Colour of Red

Journey to the Red Centre of Australia to the sacred landscapes of Outback Australia and imposing Uluru, as you uncover an ancient culture that dates back thousands of years. Delve into fascinating rituals of the Anangu during your Inspiring Journey through outback Australia and share in their spiritual connection with this ancient land that spans millennia.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Welcome to Uluru

Feel the stirring of something bigger than you as you arrive in Ayers Rock Resort (flights to arrive prior to 2.00pm), 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 a Welcome Reception with sparkling sundowners, while overlooking Uluru.

Hotel: Sails in the Desert Hotel, 2 nights

Day 2: Uluru

Observe the shifting lights of the impressive Field of Light art instillation as the desert awakens and the sunrise lights up across Uluru. Explore 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 is at leisure, so why not take the opportunity to enjoy the resort restaurants.

Day 3: Uluru – Kings Canyon

Wandering across desert landscapes leaving Uluru behind and arriving for lunch at Kings Creek Station, a vast farming property. 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. 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.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort

Day 4: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

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’. Now we’re off the beaten track exploring along the 4WD Giles Track to Alice Springs. Immerse yourself this evening against the backdrop of the Outback, enjoying an open-air dinner around a campfire with your local hosts, as the Milky Way lights up the sky.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

Day 5: Farewell From Alice Springs

This epic adventure is almost at its end, but not before the West MacDonnell Ranges takes centre stage today as you explore on a walk through the dramatic Simpsons Gap. You’ll also visit the historic Overland Telegraph Station and discover how Australia’s north and south got connected. Relish spectacular views across Alice Springs from Anzac Hill before your journey comes to an end later this morning (flights to depart after 12.30pm).

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 06, 10, 24, 20$3,010.00$3,985.00
May: 04, 08, 18, 22$3,010.00$3,985.00
June: 01, 05, 15, 19, 29$3,010.00$3,985.00
July: 03, 13, 17, 27, 31$3,010.00$3,985.00
August: 10, 14, 24, 28$3,010.00$3,985.00
September: 07, 11, 21, 25$3,010.00$3,985.00
October: 05, 09
$3,010.00$3,985.00
** Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price
Inclusions 
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury 4WD vehicles
Accommodation: 4 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Central Australian Discovery

This Central Australian Discovery adventure is jam-packed with moments that you’ll want to re-live again and again. Moments like dining overlooking Uluru as darkness falls and the Field of Light comes to life or soaring over the mysterious Lost City on a scenic flight.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Be met on arrival in Darwin and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before a relaxed welcome dinner.

Hotel: Hilton Darwin

Day 2: Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, Mataranka

Head towards the remote township of Katherine and enjoy a Signature Experience. Board a cruise through Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge and marvel at the winding network of gorges carved from centuries-old sandstone. Keep an eye out for freshwater crocodiles and birdlife along the way. Later, discover the music, stories and ways of the local Jawoyn people.

Hotel: Mataranka, Territory Manor

Day 3: Mataranka, Lorella Springs Wilderness Park

Unwind in the natural Mataranka Thermal Pool, said to have healing properties for aches and pains. Afterwards, travel to Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, a one million-acre working cattle station that stretches all the way to the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Hotel: Lorella Springs Wilderness Park

Day 4: Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, Lost City, Barkly

Board a scenic flight over the Lost City, a series of large sandstone outcrops that evokes the remains of an ancient civilisation. After, enjoy lunch at the iconic Heartbreak Hotel.

Hotel: Barkly Homestead

Day 5: Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles), Alice Springs

Venture to Alice Springs via Tennant Creek. Along the way, stop at Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles). A living cultural landscape, nearly the entire reserve is a registered sacred site.

Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort, 2 nights

Day 6: Alice Springs, West MacDonnell Ranges

Explore Simpsons Gap, which pierces the West MacDonnell Ranges. This sacred area is an important spiritual site to the Arrarnta Indigenous people, where several Dreamtime stories have said to take place. Continue to the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park, whose landscapes played a significant role in the stories of Western Arrernte Indigenous culture. At Angkerle (Standley Chasm), follow a creek where spring-fed pools attract a variety of unique birdlife. Afterwards, visit Ormiston Gorge, home to a variety of unique species. Later, take the afternoon to unwind.

Day 7: Mereenie Loop Road, Kings Canyon

Travel to Hermannsberg and visit the Namatjira School of Art, where you can view authentic art pieces. Afterwards, travel to Gosses Bluff crater, before heading off-road along the Mereenie Loop Road. Take in the outback scenes as you travel to Kings Canyon.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort

Day 8:Kings Canyon, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Journey into the heart of Watarrka National Park today, where unspoiled bush and red rock canyons create an amazing experience. The Luritja people have called Watarrka National Park home for more than 20,000 years. Embark on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk. On this challenging hike, venture around the rim of the canyon’s incredible sandstone walls, then after reaching the lookout, marvel at the canyon itself. About half way along is the Garden of Eden, featuring a waterhole and riverine vegetation. After lunch, head inside Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), consisting of 36 domes that form deep valleys and steep-sided gorges. Explore Walpa Gorge before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort.

Hotel: Sails in the Desert, 2 nights

Day 9: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

At sunrise, embark on a base tour of Uluru, learning stories from the Dreamtime while you explore this icon. This evening, experience ‘A Night at Field of Light’. Indulge in a Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars. Savour a glass of sparkling before helping yourself to a ‘bush tucker’ inspired buffet accompanied by the music of a didgeridoo. At the same time, immerse yourself in the spectacular Field of Light art installation.

Day 10: Coober Pedy

Cross into South Australia and arrive in the outback town of Coober Pedy. Visit the Umoona Opal Mine, where you’ll get an insight into Indigenous and European settlement in the area, as well as learning about how opals are mined.

Hotel: Coober Pedy, Desert Cave Hotel

Day 11: Oodnadatta Track, Marree

Today you will journey along the Oodnadatta Track, pausing at William Creek for lunch. Perhaps board a scenic flight over the awe-inspiring Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre. Take to the skies and gain a true appreciation of this natural wonder from above (own expense). Afterwards, drive to the edge of Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre and look out over the seemingly endless salt flats. Later, arrive at the small town of Marree.

Hotel: Marree Hotel

Day 12: Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

On the way to Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, stop for lunch at Parachilna’s famous Prairie Hotel. Arrive at the national park, which is a cultural site renowned for its 800-million-year-old landscapes. Explore Wilpena Pound, cradled within a natural amphitheatre of mountains. Continue to your accommodation, set amongst river red gums and native pines. Enjoy dinner before relaxing on your deck overlooking the bush.

Hotel: Ikara Safari Camp, 2 nights

A full day has been set aside for you to explore Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park in more depth. Visit Brachina Gorge and keep an eye out for the endangered yellow-footed rock-wallaby as you traverse the gorge’s ancient layers. Spend the afternoon at leisure, or perhaps take an optional scenic flight over Wilpena Pound (own expense).

Day 14: Clare Valley, Adelaide

Farewell Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park as you make your way through the wine-growing district of the Clare Valley. Here, enjoy lunch at Skillogalee Winery, showcasing the locally grown produce and wines of the region. Arrive in Adelaide and toast the end of your journey during a farewell dinner.

Hotel: Adelaide, The Playford Hotel

Day 15: Depart Adelaide

After breakfast, farewell your new-found friends and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 25$9,795.00$11,795.00
May: 11, 30$9,995.00$11,995.00
June: 16 $9,995.00$11,995.00
July: 03, 20 $9,995.00$11,995.00
August: 06, 22 $9,995.00$11,995.00
September: 07, 25$9,795.00$11,795.00
** Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse

Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
Transport:Airport transfers & Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation: 14 nights accommodation
Guide: The services of an expert APT tour director and driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Uluru & Kings Canyon Discovery

Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon – Tick off the must-see sights of the Red Centre. Explore the natural wonders and their sacred history. Take in an unforgettable Uluru sunset and sunrise.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Hotel Options:

    • Outback Pioneer Hotel (Budget)
    • Desert Gardens Hotel (Standard)
    • Sails in the Desert Hotel (Superior)

Witness the first rays of the sun set Uluru and the Red Centre alight. Continue to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta. On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta from the dune viewing platform, before arriving at Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the conglomerate rock formations. In the early afternoon travel to Kings Canyon.

Hotel Options:

    • Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms (Budget & Standard)
    • Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms (Superior)

Climb a 100 metre cliff and walk 6kms along the rim of the canyon for impressive views of grottos, chasms and cliffs. Deep between the sandstone cliffs is the Garden of Eden, a waterhole surrounded by exotic plants. Or, set off on a two-kilometre stroll along the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed that leads to impressive views of the canyon rim. Later, travel through the desert landscapes, with informative commentary provided by your Driver Guide, to Alice Springs where your Short Break concludes.

1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Travel Dates & Departures
April to March: Daily
Budget$1,265.00$1,665.00
Standard$1,345.00$1,830.00
Superior$1,445.00$2,030.00
1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 Dates & Prices
Budget$1,295.00$1,744.00
Standard$1,373.00$1,901.00
Superior$1,469.00$2,095.00
** Child & Triple prices available upon request
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price
Inclusions 
Transport: Travel in an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation:2 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Outback Adventure

Discover the legendary Australian outback on a fascinating northbound journey from Adelaide, through the Red Centre and onto tropical Darwin in the Top End. The stunning beauty of Australia’s vast and varied landscapes including the rugged Flinders Ranges, ancient Uluru and Kata Tjuta and the lush wetlands of Kakadu National Park will provide memories to last a lifetime.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Welcome to Adelaide

On arrival today, explore the major sights of the city. Later, join a local food expert for a guided tour of the vibrant Adelaide Central Market. Relax this evening at a Welcome Reception and dinner.

Hotel: Stamford Plaza Adelaide

Day 2: Adelaide – Wilpena Pound

Drive through the rolling hills of the Clare Valley for a wine-tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, the region’s oldest winery. Later, travel through the Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound.

Hotel: Wilpena Pound Resort

Day 3: Wilpena Pound – Port Augusta

Take a walk with your Travel Director to the faithfully-restored Hills Homestead and Wangarra Lookout, which affords panoramic views over Wilpena Pound. Journey through the historic town of Quorn to Port Augusta. Visit Wadlata Outback Centre before dining at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Majestic Oasis Apartments

Day 4: Port Augusta – Coober Pedy

Visit a former rocket-testing site at Woomera before travelling through salt-lake country to isolated Coober Pedy, regarded by many as the opal capital of the world. View an opal demonstration with a local expert, who’ll then lead you through some of the town’s iconic underground buildings.

Hotel: Desert Cave Hotel

Day 5: Coober Pedy – Uluru

Cross the border into the Northern Territory and continue to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Sparkling wine is served this evening as you witness the sunset over Australia’s most renowned natural landmark.

Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, 2 nights

Day 6: Uluru Sunrise – Kata Tjuta

Rise early to experience a majestic Uluru sunrise. After a tour of the base of Uluru, take a guided walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole where your Travel Director will explain the significance of the ancient Aboriginal rock paintings you’ll encounter. This afternoon’s journey takes you to Kata Tjuta, thirty-six magnificent domes of red-hued sedimentary rock.

Day 7: Uluru – Kings Canyon

Consider an optional experience and rise early to visit the soul-stirring art installation in the desert, the Field of Light, 50,000 frosted glass spheres of light in colours of ochre, deep violet, blue and white. Travel through a stark red desert landscape to awe-inspiring Kings Canyon. The 6-kilometre walk around the rim of the canyon will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. A shorter, more relaxed walk takes you along the sandy creek bed, and leads to a lookout point affording excellent views of the towering canyon walls.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort

Day 8: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Travelling past vast cattle properties, you’ll develop a true appreciation for the magnitude of the Australian outback. On arrival in Alice Springs visit the historic Telegraph Station and learn how it relayed message between Darwin and Adelaide for 60 years.

Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort, 2 nights

Day 9: Alice Springs

Join a local Aboriginal guide at Alice Springs Desert Park to learn about the culture and traditions of the Arrernte People. Then visit the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. This evening, join the Falzon family at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre for a Be My Guest barbecue dinner. Hear from brothers, Tom and Danny, about the sustainable lifestyle they have established.

Day 10: Alice Springs – Tennant Creek

Visit the legendary School of the Air, then travel north, stopping at Wycliffe Well, where you need to keep your eye out for a UFO! Your next stop is just as intriguing – Karlu Karlu, an outcrop of precariously-balanced granite boulders. You’ll stay tonight in the former gold-mining town of Tennant Creek.

Hotel: Bluestone Motor Inn

Day 11: Tennant Creek – Katherine

Call in to the quirky Daly Waters Pub before continuing to Mataranka, where a swim in the warm, crystal-clear waters of the thermal springs is a must-do. Journey on to Katherine.

Hotel: Paraway Motel

Day 12: Katherine – Kakadu

Travel to Nitmiluk National Park and take a tranquil cruise along the spectacular Katherine Gorge. Then journey deep into Kakadu for a cruise on Yellow Water Billabong, famed for its birdlife and estuarine crocodiles.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

Day 13: Kakadu – Darwin Included Choice

Visit Ubirr, one of Kakadu’s renowned Aboriginal rock art sites, then walk to nearby Nadab Lookout, for views over the surrounding wetlands. After an orientation on arrival in Darwin, the evening is free for you to explore.

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade, 2 nights

Day 14: Litchfield National Park

Travel to Litchfield National Park, pausing to examine the park’s amazing termite mounds. Stop to view Florence Falls, then venture on to Wangi Falls to swim in the large waterhole before heading back to Darwin. Join your Travel Director for a Darwin Harbour Farewell Dinner Cruise.

Day 15: Farewell from Darwin

BBid a fond farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 13, 27$6,520.00$8,235.00
May: 11, 25$6,520.00$8,235.00
June: 08, 22$6,840.00$8,750.00
July: 06, 20$6,840.00$8,750.00
August: 03, 17, 31$6,840.00$8,750.00
September: 14, 28$6,840.00$8,750.00
2022 Dates & Prices
March: 29$6,520.00$8,235.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 10 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 14 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Outback Safari

Experience quintessential Northern Territory landscapes on a thrilling road-trip from Uluru to Darwin. The grandeur of Uluru is unforgettable, and the opportunity to learn about the traditions of the local Indigenous people adds depth to your encounter. Travelling the Stuart Highway, you’ll witness the transition from desert reds to the rocky escarpments and lush greens of the tropical north.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Welcome to Uluru

On arrival in Uluru you will be transferred to your hotel where you begin your Outback Safari. Meet your Travel Director this afternoon and enter the dual world heritage listed National Park to enjoy nibbles and sparkling wine at the Uluru sunset viewing area, ‘Sunset Strip’. Get your camera ready as the sun sets over the western horizon, the evening sky brings out the many shades of colour for which Uluru is renowned.

Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, 2 nights

Day 2: Uluru Sunrise – Kata Tjuta

See the Red Centre set alight by the morning’s first rays of sunlight. After sunrise tour the base of Uluru. You may like to take a self-guided stroll around the 11km base of ‘The Rock’ or enjoy a guided walk with your Travel Director to Mutitjulu Waterhole. You’ll view Aboriginal rock paintings as your Travel Director interprets their meaning and significance. You’ll also learn about the flora, fauna and cultural traditions of traditional owners, the Anangu. Visit Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where there is time to purchase some locally made Aboriginal art and learn more about the Western Desert region. This afternoon, visit the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and walk through Walpa Gorge, following the natural creek-bed between two of the main domes. Take in a magnificent outback sunset at Kata Tjuta while you enjoy sparkling wine and nibbles.

Day 3: Uluru– Kings Canyon

This morning you might choose the optional extra of seeing the Field of Light at Sunrise or enjoy a sleep in. After breakfast you will travel to Kings Canyon Resort. On the way, marvel at Atila (Mt. Conner), the ‘forgotten wonder of Central Australia’ and stop for a lunch break at Kings Creek Station. Originally vacant crown land, the station now runs cattle and is the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. Why not taste one of their famous camel burgers for lunch? You don’t want to miss out! Now get ready for spectacular sightseeing. You’re off on a 6km rim walk exploration of Kings Canyon, which will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park, where you’ll be able to see as far as the horizon and get a real feel for the grand scale of this natural wonder. An easier walk along the boulder-strewn canyon floor is also available.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort

Day 4: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Your Outback Adventure continues today as you journey past vast cattle stations as the landscapes rises to the spectacular MacDonnell ranges that surround Alice Springs. In Alice Springs you explore the historic Telegraph Station that was established in 1872. It first served as one of 12 stations positioned along the Overland Telegraph Line that stretches between Adelaide and Darwin. Your last stop for the day is Anzac Hill for reflection and the panoramic views that give you an appreciation for Alice Springs.

Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort , 2 nights

Day 5: Alice Springs

This morning you will learn about the life of the local indigenous Arrernte People before experiencing the Royal Flying Doctor Service tourist facility. Here you will learn how the facility brings first class health services to people living in the bush. This evening ‘Be My Guest’ with the Falzon family for an Australian BBQ dinner at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Join them as they share stories of self-sufficient living and astronomy and even lead you on a sing-a-long accompanied by the didgeridoo and guitar. It will be a night to remember!

Day 6: Alice Springs – Tennant Creek

Your first stop is School of the Air to witness a live classroom lesson broadcast over 1.3 million square kilometres. These children living in remote locations that would otherwise have no access to public education. Continue north, stopping at interesting Wycliffe Well where you need to keep your eye out for a UFO. Next stop is Karlu-Karlu (Devils Marbles) where you’ll explore the precariously balanced boulders. End the day at Tennant Creek, an old gold mining town along the Stuart Highway.

Hotel: Bluestone Motor Inn

Day 7: Tennant Creek – Katherine

Today you’ll travel north and visit eccentric Daly Waters Historic Pub at lunchtime. Continue to Mataranka, ‘Land of the Never Never’. At Mataranka you can visit a replica of the original Elsey Homestead, used in the filming of ‘We of the Never Never’, an autobiographical film about Jeannie Gunn’s life in the Outback. Or, you may take the palm lined walkway for a swim in the famous thermal springs – a bit of a must do! Travel on to Katherine for the night.

Hotel: Paraway Motel

Day 8: Katherine – Kakadu

Join your local guide on a serene early morning cruise through Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Discover the cultural significance of this ancient waterway to the traditional landowners, the Jawoyn, and keep an eye out for the resident crocodiles. Continue to Kakadu National Park via Pine Creek. We recommend treating yourself to a mango smoothie along the way! Travel deep into Kakadu for a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong. You should see a stunning variety of birdlife such as sea eagles, brolgas and with any luck, fascinating little kingfishers. You’ll also see feared estuarine crocodiles basking in the muddy shallows.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

Day 9: Kakadu – Darwin

This morning you’ll have the opportunity to take an optional flight over Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Later visit Ubirr and view Aboriginal rock art dating back some 20,000 years. Climb to the top of this rocky outcrop for spectacular views over the flood plains and escarpment country. You may recognise the location from the famous Australian film, Crocodile Dundee! This afternoon you will arrive in tropical Darwin. After a brief tour around Darwin the evening is free to explore. We highly recommend you explore the popular Mindil Markets for dinner and to watch a famous top end sunset over the beach.

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade, 2 nights

Day 10: Litchfield National Park

Today travel to Litchfield National Park. You’ll stop at the amazing Termite Mounds and then Florence Falls to view the famous waterfalls from a high vantage point. Venture on to tropical Wangi Falls for a relaxing swim in the large crystal-clear waterhole before heading back to Darwin. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner on board a Darwin Harbour Cruise. Enjoy a delicious buffet meal as you watch the sun set over Darwin and the surrounding area – it’s time to celebrate your Northern Territory outback adventure.

Day 11: Farewell from Darwin

Bid Farewell to your fellow travellers after breakfast when your Outback Safari comes to an end.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 03, 17$4,960.00$6,180.00
May: 01, 15, 29$4,960.00$6,180.00
June: 12, 26$5,230.00$6,690.00
July: 10, 24$5,230.00$6,690.00
August: 07, 21$5,230.00$6,690.00
September: 04, 18$5,230.00$6,690.00
October: 02$5,230.00$6,690.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Outback Explorer

This Outback Explorer journey takes you into the very heart of Australia. The ancient and awe-inspiring Flinders Ranges and Kings Canyon provide a dramatic introduction to the rugged landscapes of the continent’s interior – and the jewels in its crown, magnificent Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Close encounters with local people add an enriching layer to your outback experience.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Welcome to Adelaide

On arrival today, explore the major sights of this picturesque city. Later, you’ll join a local food expert for a guided tour of the vibrant 140-year-old Adelaide Central Market where you’ll meet the traders and sample some local culinary delights. Relax this evening at a Welcome Reception and dinner at La Boca Bar and Grill with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

Hotel: Stamford Plaza Adelaide

Day 2: Adelaide – Flinders Ranges

Today, drive through the rolling hills of the Clare Valley for a wine-tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, the region’s oldest winery before stopping at the township of Clare for lunch. This afternoon your journey continues to Hawker, home of the Jeff Morgan Gallery where you’ll get to meet Jeff and experience his spectacular 30 metre panoramic painting of the Flinders Ranges! Your last stop for the day is at Wilpena Pound Resort, nestled in the shadows of this remarkable natural amphitheatre.

Hotel: Wilpena Pound Resort

Day 3: Flinders Ranges – Port Augusta

Take a walk with your Travel Director this morning to the faithfully restored Hills Homestead and Wangarra Lookout which affords panoramic views over Wilpena Pound. Journey through Pichi Richi Pass and historic Quorn to Port Augusta. Visit Wadlata Outback Centre before venturing out for a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Majestic Oasis Apartments

Day 4: Port Augusta – Coober Pedy

Visit a former rocket-testing site at Woomera before travelling through salt-lake country to isolated Coober Pedy, regarded by many as the opal capital of the world. View an opal demonstration with a local expert, who’ll then lead you through some of the town’s iconic underground buildings. Tonight, enjoy dinner at Umberto’s Restaurant.

Hotel: Desert Cave Hotel

Day 5: Coober Pedy – Uluru

Cross the border into the Northern Territory and continue to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. Enter the dual world heritage listed National Park to enjoy nibbles and sparkling wine at the Uluru sunset viewing area, ‘Sunset Strip’. Get your camera ready as the sun sets over the western horizon, the evening sky brings out the many shades of colour for which Uluru is renowned.

Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, 2 nights

Day 6: Uluru Sunrise – Kata Tjuta

See the Red Centre set alight by the morning’s first rays of sunlight. After sunrise tour the base of Uluru. You may like to take a self-guided stroll around the 11km base of ‘The Rock’ or enjoy a guided walk with your Travel Director to Mutitjulu Waterhole. You’ll view Aboriginal rock paintings as your Travel Director interprets their meaning and significance. You’ll also learn about the flora, fauna and cultural traditions of traditional owners, the Anangu. Visit Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where there is time to purchase some locally made Aboriginal art and learn more about the Western Desert region. This afternoon, visit the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and walk through Walpa Gorge, following the natural creek-bed between two of the main domes. Take in a magnificent outback sunset at Kata Tjuta while you enjoy sparkling wine and nibbles.

Day 7: Uluru – Kings Canyon

This morning you might choose the optional extra of seeing the Field of Light at Sunrise or enjoy a sleep in. After breakfast you will travel to Kings Canyon Resort. On the way, marvel at Atila (Mt. Conner), the ‘forgotten wonder of Central Australia’ and stop for a lunch break at Kings Creek Station. Originally vacant crown land, the station now runs cattle and is the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. Why not taste one of their famous camel burgers for lunch? You don’t want to miss out! Now get ready for spectacular sightseeing. You’re off on a 6km rim walk exploration of Kings Canyon, which will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park, where you’ll be able to see as far as the horizon and get a real feel for the grand scale of this natural wonder. An easier walk along the boulder-strewn canyon floor is also available.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort

Day 8: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Your Outback Adventure continues today as you journey past vast cattle stations as the landscapes rises to the spectacular MacDonnell ranges that surround Alice Springs. In Alice Springs you explore the historic Telegraph Station that was established in 1872. It first served as one of 12 stations positioned along the Overland Telegraph Line that stretches between Adelaide and Darwin. Your last stop for the day is Anzac Hill for reflection and the panoramic views that give you an appreciation for Alice Springs.

Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort , 2 nights

Day 9: Alice Springs

This morning you will learn about the life of the local indigenous Arrernte People before experiencing the Royal Flying Doctor Service tourist facility. Here you will learn how the facility brings first class health services to people living in the bush. This evening ‘Be My Guest’ with the Falzon family for an Australian BBQ dinner at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Join them as they share stories of self-sufficient living and astronomy and even lead you on a sing-a-long accompanied by the didgeridoo and guitar. It will be a night to remember!

Day 10: Farewell from Alice Springs

Your holiday through the Outback concludes after breakfast. You’ll receive a complimentary transfer to Alice Springs Airport for your onward flight.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 13, 27$4,325.00$5,530.00
May: 11, 25$4,325.00$5,530.00
June: 08, 22$4,555.00$5,945.00
July: 06, 20$4,555.00$5,945.00
August: 03, 17, 31$4,555.00$5,945.00
September: 14, 25$4,555.00$5,945.00
2022 Dates & Prices
March: 29$4,325.00$5,530.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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