Red Centre Experience

Alice Springs

Day 1 Alice Springs/Uluru (1L,1D)Pick up provided from one of our approved pick-up points from 5:25am and travel to the Red Centre. See Joining Hotel in the trip details or your voucher for the approved pick-up points. Pre-accommodation is available at the meeting location; please speak to your sales agent to book. Pass by Erldunda, Lake Amadeus and Mt Connor en route, then stop at Curtain Springs cattle station for a quick break. Stop in the small town of Yulara for a homemade lunch, then stop off at the Uluru cultural centre to gain some more knowledge of the flora, fauna and Aboriginal people of the area. Stop the base of Uluru for a guided Mala Walk, which includes a more in depth explanation of the area and Uluru. From there, continue onto the sunset viewing point to watch the sun dip behind the impressive Uluru and enjoy a glass of bubbly and snacks. At night, experience the Red Centre the most unique way possible by sleeping outside in a swag (canvas bedroll) under the stars. This is bound to be one of the most unique and memorable nights of the trip. Enjoy a dinner cooked on the barbeque then enjoy the stars in the outback sky. Between November and March, there is extreme heat with temperatures averaging between 43-46°C in the middle of Australia, especially around Uluru and Kings Canyon. This can lead to heat exhaustion and potentially become very dangerous. Be sure to drink plenty of water and replenish electrolytes by drinking sports drinks, coconut water or water mixed with electrolyte powder packets.  The Mala Walk at Uluru is not permitted if temperatures exceed 40°C. During these hot months, we will endeavour to offer all walks early in the day to avoid the heat. Our CEOs will monitor the weather conditions to gauge the safety of any included walks and may need to call off a given day's walk due to extreme heat. *NOTE: This tour begins very early on Day 1. We recommend booking a pre-departure night in Alice Springs.Day 2 Kata Tjuta/Kings Creek Station (1B,1L,1D)Awake before dawn to view the invariably stunning sunrise over Uluru before digging into breakfast. Travel to Kata Tjuta for a hike through the beautiful red rock formations of the Valley of the Winds. Return to Yulara for lunch, then continue onto Kings Creek Station for another night around the campfire. Opt to take a helicopter ride over the area or get off road on a quad bike.Day 3 Kings Canyon/Alice Springs (1B,1L)After breakfast, set off on a 4km hike through Kings Canyon, including the natural Amphitheatre, the North and South Walls and the Garden of Eden. En route back to Alice Springs, visit a camel farm where there is an option to ride one of the camels. The tour ends upon arrival to Alice Springs in the evening at approximately 6pm. Opt to join the group for a night out in Alice Springs. Feel free to book onward travel from 8pm or later today.

DepartingFrom 01/01/2015 to 29/01/2017

3 days
FROM $320*
3 days From $320*

Kakadu Adventure

Darwin

FOR TRIPS DEPARTING MAY THROUGH OCTOBERDay 1 Darwin/Kakadu National Park (1L,1D)Pick-up provided from one of our approved pickup points from 6:15am. See Joining Hotel in the trip details or your voucher for the meeting location. Pre-accommodation is available at the meeting location; please speak to your sales agent to book. Early departure to Corroboree Billabong for an included wildlife and crocodile-spotting cruise. Visit Ubirr to look at the indigenous rock art. Stop at an Aboriginal arts and crafts centre to learn about the ideas behind the creations. You have the option to sleep in a tent or outside under the night sky in a swag (canvas bedroll). During the wet season (usually November - April) groups will stay in dorm accommodation (located outside the park) to avoid the rain. NOTE: The itinerary for this day varies depending on the season. We will visit slightly different attractions depending on the weather conditions. Estimated travel time: 4 hours Travel distance: 250 kmDay 2 Kakadu/Litchfield National Park (1B,1L,1D)Embark early on a full day of exploring. Hike to the top of Twin Falls for great views and an outstanding swimming spot. Walk to Jim Jim Falls and take in the sandstone cliffs while taking time to cool off in the refreshing plunge pools. Travel to our overnight camp near Litchfield, swags (canvas bedrolls) or tents await. End the night with a group BBQ. NOTE: The itinerary for this day varies depending on the season. During the rainy season the accommodations will be dorm-style and we will visit slightly different attractions depending on the weather conditions. Estimated travel time: 3 hours Travel distance: 200 kmDay 3 Litchfield National Park/Darwin (1B,1L)An early start to take advantage of time in Litchfield National Park. Visit the Wangi, Florence and Tolmer Falls with opportunities to go for a swim. Visit the Buley Rockholes and see the amazing giant termite mounds. Tour ends in Darwin upon arrival at 6pm, please book departure flights after 8pm. Estimated travel time: 2 hours Travel distance: 170 kmFOR TRIPS DEPARTING NOVEMBER THROUGH APRILDay 1 Darwin/Litchfield National Park (1L,1D)Pick-up provided from one of our approved pickup points from 6:45am, an early start to take advantage of time in Litchfield National Park. Visit the Florence and Tolmer Falls and cool off with a swim. Visit the Buley Rockhole and see the spectacular giant termite mounds before continuing on to the Adelaide River for a croc cruise.Day 2 Kakadu National Park (1B,1L,1D)Cross into Kakadu National Park and visit an Aboriginal cultural centre, learn about some rock art and hike down to a breathtaking gorge with various pools.Day 3 Kakadu/Darwin (1B,1L)Get an early start to visit Gunlom Falls for a walk and a swim before visiting the beautiful Ikoymarrwa for a swim, a site accessible only with a special permit. Tour ends in Darwin upon arrival in the evening, please book departure flights after 8pm.

DepartingFrom 01/01/2015 to 01/02/2018

3 days
FROM $450*
3 days From $450*

Kakadu & Arnhem Land, 2 Days

Northern Territory

HIGHLIGHTS: Darwin - Kakadu National Park - Arnhem Land Day 1: Darwin - Kakadu National Park. Depart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway, across the Adelaide River and Marrakai Plains, into Kakadu National Park. The park covers 20,000 square kilometres of landscape varying from rocky escarpment to the floodplains that are abundant with wildlife. Stop at Nourlangie where your guide will lead you to see the ancient Aboriginal rock art. After lunch, join a local guide for a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles, see paper bark swamps, water lilies and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre and view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu. Hotel: Aurora Kakadu (B), Aurora Kakadu (R) or Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (S), Kakadu. L Add-on 50 minute scenic flight over Arnhem Land Escarpment for $250. Day 2: Arnhem Land 4WD Adventure - Farewell from Darwin. This morning travel by 4WD vehicle into Arnhem Land and the Mikinj Valley. The spectacular scenery includes sandstone outcrops, escarpments, forests, floodplains and billabongs. You'll visit places inaccessible to most, including ancient rock art sites. Learn about traditional land ownership, bush skills, hunting, food gathering and bush tucker preparation. Meet Aboriginal artists at Injalak Arts and Crafts Centre in Oenpelli (conditions permitting). Most tours are accompanied by an Aboriginal guide. Return to Darwin, where your short break concludes this evening. L View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

DepartingValid For Select Departures 1 May 2015 - 29 Novemb

2 days
FROM $745*
2 days From $745*

Red centre Sights & Sounds, 3 Days

Northern Territory

HIGHLIGHTS: Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) Day 1: Welcome to Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Sounds of Silence Dinner. On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to the resort (flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm). This evening dine under a million stars at the award-winning Sounds of Silence Dinner. Enjoy a gourmet buffet of Australian delicacies accompanied by fine Australian wines, then sit back and relax as a star talker takes you on a tour of the night sky (conditions permitting). Hotel: Outback Pioneer Lodge (B), Outback Pioneer Hotel (R), Desert Gardens Hotel (S) or Sails in the Desert Hotel (F), Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights. D Day 2: Uluru Sunrise & Sacred Sites - Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Rise early to watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre and Uluru alight. Later, join your guide for a drive around the base of Uluru then travel to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Here view Aboriginal rock art and learn about the area as your Driver Guide indicates native flora and fauna and explains the history of Uluru. Visit the Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre to see locallymade arts and crafts. This afternoon travel to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Visit Walpa Gorge, where the walking trail through the gorge follows the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. Enjoy nibbles and complimentary wine while watching striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset. Upgrade to The Rising Sun & Sacred Walk for $66. Experience the sacred beauty and culture of Uluru led by a member of the local Anangu people. View the majestic sunrise at Uluru then enjoy breakfast. Immerse yourself in Anangu culture as you gather around a campfire and learn about ancient bush skills. Then join your guide for an interpretive walk at the base of Uluru. Day 3: Farewell from Uluru (Ayers Rock). This morning time is available for an optional scenic helicopter flight or perhaps experience Aboriginal dot painting. You'll be transferred from the resort to Ayers Rock Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

DepartingValid For Select Departures 1 April 2015 - 31 Marc

3 days
FROM $795*
3 days From $795*

Tropical Top End, 4 Days

Northern Territory

HIGHLIGHTS: Darwin - Kakadu National Park - Katherine Gorge - Litchfield National Park Day 1: Darwin - Kakadu National Park. Join the famous Jumping Crocodile Cruise. Travel into Kakadu National Park for lunch and visit the Bowali Visitor Centre. View ancient Aboriginal rock art and take a guided walk to the top of Ubirr for magnificent views. Hotel: Aurora Kakadu (B), Aurora Kakadu (R) or Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (S), Kakadu. Add-on 30 minute scenic flight over Arnhem Land Escarpment for $150. Day 2: Kakadu National Park - Katherine. Take a guided walk at Nourlangie to view Aboriginal rock art. Continue to the Warradjan Cultural Centre, before a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong to observe saltwater crocodiles and prolific wildlife. This afternoon travel via Pine Creek to Katherine. Hotel: Ibis Styles, Katherine. L Day 3: Katherine Gorge Cruise - Darwin. Enjoy an early morning cruise through Katherine Gorge and watch for crocodiles basking in the sun. Then proceed to the informative Nitmiluk Visitor Centre for breakfast and an opportunity to look around, before continuing to Edith Falls. The paperbark and pandanus fringed natural pool at the base of the falls is safe for swimming throughout most of the year (conditions permitting). Stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, en route to Darwin. Hotel: Value Inn (B), Travelodge Mirambeena Resort (R) or Mantra on the Esplanade/DoubleTree Esplanade (S), Darwin. B Day 4: Darwin - Litchfield National Park - Farewell from Darwin. Travel south to Litchfield National Park. From the Tabletop Range view Florence and Tolmer Falls. Continue to Wangi Falls, where there is time to relax and swim. Return to Darwin, arriving early evening, where your short break concludes. L View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

DepartingValid For Select Departures 1 April 2015 - 31 Marc

4 days
FROM $1,085*
4 days From $1,085*

Ultimate Top End Escape, 4 Days

Northern Territory

HIGHLIGHTS: Darwin - Kakadu National Park - Katherine Gorge - Litchfield Day 1: Darwin - Kakadu National Park. Depart Darwin by 4WD for Mary River Wetlands. Cruise the Corroboree Billabong system to access vast areas of the wetlands and abundant wildlife. Travel to Kakadu National Park, stopping for lunch en route. Visit Bowali Visitor Centre to view informative displays on the park's flora, fauna, and cultural aspects. Later, at Aboriginal rock art sites in Ubirr learn the meaning of these x-ray style paintings. Hotel: Anbinik Kakadu Resort, Kakadu. L D Day 2: Kakadu National Park - Katherine Gorge. Travel the Kakadu Highway to Gunlom Falls. After a relaxing dip, you'll head out of the park and through the small township of Pine Creek for lunch before travelling on to Nitmiluk National Park. Stop for an afternoon swim at Edith Falls. Hotel: Nitmiluk Safari Tents, Katherine, 2 nights. B L D Day 3: Katherine Gorge. Head south and join a guided tour of Cutta Cutta Caves, a limestone formation of stalactites and stalagmites. The caves and surrounding bushland are home to five species of bats, including the rare ghost and horseshoe bats as well as up to 170 species of birds. Next we visit Mataranka Hot Springs for a relaxing swim in the thermal pools. Head off for a short bushwalk to check out the Roper River and Mataranka Falls or continue to relax in the pools. Enjoy an afternoon of canoeing through Katherine Gorge. Be amazed by the reflective glass like images of the gorge and see up close the beauty and nature of this wonder. Head back to the campground for dinner and another night in the Safari Tents. B L D Day 4: Litchfield National Park - Farewell from Darwin. Travel to Litchfield National Park. Cool down at Buley Rockhole, a series of plunge pools that cascade down the hillside. Enjoy a cool dip in the plunge pool at Wangi Falls. Head back to Darwin and stop to visit the famous Mindil Beach Markets, where cuisine from around the globe but with a strong South East Asian influence, is the main attraction. Enjoy the amazing sunset while you are entertained by buskers, bands and performers and don't forget to take home a handmade souvenir. B L View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

DepartingValid For Select Departures 1 May 2015 - 31 Octobe

4 days
FROM $1,095*
4 days From $1,095*

The Red Centre to Adelaide

Alice Springs

Day 1 Alice SpringsArrive at any time and settle into the hostel. There will be a group meeting in the evening; please look for a welcome note when you arrive to learn about the time and location. Afterwards, there will be an optional group dinner with the CEO. Please note: if you have pre-booked the Adelaide Dolphin Swim your CEO will inform you when you will do the activity throughout your tour, days are subject to change: Dolphin Swim (Day 7 - Adelaide). For more information on the Extra see the Optional Activities section.Day 2 Kings Canyon/Uluru (1D)Depart early for the Red Centre. In the heat of the summer, we will sometimes depart as early as 3 or 4am so that we arrive to the sites before the high temperature levels in the middle of the day. Travel to Kings Canyon and embark on an optional walk, weather permitting, through the gorges and valleys of Watarrka National Park, including the natural Amphitheatre, the North and South Walls and the Garden of Eden. Continue on to the Uluru campground for the night. Estimated travel time - 8 hours Approximate travel distance - 700kmDay 3 Uluru (1B,1D)Visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre to get a better understanding of the area before embarking on the Mala Walk around part of the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Learn the significance behind this iconic destination for the local people. Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru, while enjoying a glass of bubbly. Marvel at the night sky while bunking down in a swag (canvas bedroll) for the night. Between November and March, there is extreme heat with temperatures averaging between 43-46°C in the middle of Australia, especially around Uluru and Kings Canyon. This can lead to heat exhaustion and potentially become very dangerous. Be sure to drink plenty of water and replenish electrolytes by drinking sports drinks, coconut water or water mixed with electrolyte powder packets.  The Mala Walk at Uluru is not permitted if temperatures exceed 40°C. During these hot months, we will endeavour to offer all walks early in the day to avoid the heat. Our CEOs will monitor the weather conditions to gauge the safety of any included walks and may need to call off a given day's walk due to extreme heat. Estimated travel time: 6 hours Travel distance: 450 kmDay 4 Coober Pedy (1B)Travel across the Outback to the unique opal mining town of Coober Pedy, where people live underground to avoid the heat. A guided mine tour gives insight to the mining process and then importance of opal to the area. Overnight like the locals by sleeping in an underground hostel, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Estimated travel time: 9 hours Travel distance: 780 kmDay 5 William Creek (1B)We follow the Oodnadatta Track, strewn with ruins of failed early settler activity, along the route of the equally unsuccessful original Ghan Railway route. We cross the dingo fence and stop to explore a number of historic settler sites along the way. Estimated travel time: 3 hours Travel distance: 180 km Day 6 Beltana Station (1B,1D)Today we continue along the Oodnadatta track exploring the original Ghan Railway and historic settler sites. View the salt lake of Lake Eyre and enjoy a dip in a remote thermal spring. Learn about the European history of the region before settling into the Historic Beltana Sheep Station. Estimated travel time: 6 hours Travel distance: 365kmDay 7 Adelaide (1B)Depart Beltana and take one of the gorges into the Flinders Ranges, stopping to absorb the magnificent views along the drive. From Hawker take the famous RM Williams drive. Travel through the Clare Valley wine area, making a stop for a wine tasting and demonstration to learn about the development of the vineyards in the area. South Australia has earned its place as one of the top wine regions in the world. Arrive in Adelaide, known as the "city of churches'. Estimated travel time: 7.5 hours Travel distance: 550 kmDay 8 AdelaideToday is the departure day; feel free to depart at any time. If you would like more time to explore Adelaide, we recommend booking post-trip accommodation.

DepartingFrom 01/08/2014 to 09/01/2017

8 days
FROM $1,099*
8 days From $1,099*

The Red Centre to Melbourne

Alice Springs

Day 1 Alice SpringsArrive at any time and settle into the hostel. There will be a group meeting in the evening; please look for a welcome note when you arrive to learn about the time and location. Afterwards, there will be an optional group dinner with the CEO.Day 2 Kings Canyon/Uluru (1D)Depart early for the Red Centre. In the heat of the summer, we will sometimes depart as early as 3 or 4am so that we arrive to the sites before the high temperature levels in the middle of the day. Travel to Kings Canyon and embark on an optional walk, weather permitting, through the gorges and valleys of Watarrka National Park, including the natural Amphitheatre, the North and South Walls and the Garden of Eden. Continue on to the Uluru campground for the night. Estimated travel time - 8 hours Approximate travel distance - 700kmDay 3 Uluru (1B,1D)Visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre to get a better understanding of the area before embarking on the Mala Walk around part of the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Learn the significance behind this iconic destination for the local people. Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru, while enjoying a glass of bubbly. Marvel at the night sky while bunking down in a swag (canvas bedroll) for the night. Between November and March, there is extreme heat with temperatures averaging between 43-46°C in the middle of Australia, especially around Uluru and Kings Canyon. This can lead to heat exhaustion and potentially become very dangerous. Be sure to drink plenty of water and replenish electrolytes by drinking sports drinks, coconut water or water mixed with electrolyte powder packets.  The Mala Walk at Uluru is not permitted if temperatures exceed 40°C. During these hot months, we will endeavour to offer all walks early in the day to avoid the heat. Our CEOs will monitor the weather conditions to gauge the safety of any included walks and may need to call off a given day's walk due to extreme heat. Estimated travel time: 6 hours Travel distance: 450 kmDay 4 Coober Pedy (1B)Travel across the Outback to the unique opal mining town of Coober Pedy, where people live underground to avoid the heat. A guided mine tour gives insight to the mining process and then importance of opal to the area. Overnight like the locals by sleeping in an underground hostel, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Estimated travel time: 9 hours Travel distance: 780 kmDay 5 William Creek (1B)We follow the Oodnadatta Track, strewn with ruins of failed early settler activity, along the route of the equally unsuccessful original Ghan Railway route. We cross the dingo fence and stop to explore a number of historic settler sites along the way. Estimated travel time: 3 hours Travel distance: 180 km Day 6 Beltana Station (1B,1D)Today we continue along the Oodnadatta track exploring the original Ghan Railway and historic settler sites. View the salt lake of Lake Eyre and enjoy a dip in a remote thermal spring. Learn about the European history of the region before settling into the Historic Beltana Sheep Station. Estimated travel time: 6 hours Travel distance: 365kmDay 7 Adelaide (1B)Depart Beltana and take one of the gorges into the Flinders Ranges, stopping to absorb the magnificent views along the drive. From Hawker take the famous RM Williams drive. Travel through the Clare Valley wine area, making a stop for a wine tasting and demonstration to learn about the development of the vineyards in the area. South Australia has earned its place as one of the top wine regions in the world. Arrive in Adelaide, known as the "city of churches'. Estimated travel time: 7.5 hours Travel distance: 550 kmDay 8 Grampians National Park (1B)Early start to explore Grampians National Park. Walk to the stunning Jaws of Death Balconies, visit MacKenzie's Falls. End the day depending on the time with an evening walk in the Grampians National Park before staying overnight in Halls Gap. Estimated travel time: Travel distance:Day 9 Port Campbell (1B)Drive along the Great Ocean road, viewing sites including The Arch and the now broken London Bridge. Visit Tower Hill National Park for a chance to see animals endemic to Australia such as koalas, emus and kangaroos. Visit an Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about the significance of the area to the indigenous people. Estimated travel time: 3 hours Travel distance: 260 kmDay 10 Great Ocean Road/Melbourne (1B)Explore the scenic attractions of the Great Ocean Road including the picturesque Tweleve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Make a stop at the Great Otway National Park for an included rainforest walk and check out the famous surf town of Torquay, Bells Beach and Lorne en route to Melbourne. Tour ends upon arrival in Melbourne at approximately 5pm, please book ongoing travel after 8pm. Estimated travel time: 5 hours Travel distance: 300 km

DepartingFrom 01/08/2014 to 09/01/2017

10 days
FROM $1,120*
10 days From $1,120*

Kata Tjuta, Uluru & Kings Canyon, 4 Days

Northern Territory

HIGHLIGHTS: Alice Springs - Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) - Kings Canyon - Alice Springs. Day 1: Alice Springs - Uluru (Ayers Rock) Sunset - Uluru Barbecue Dinner. Travel south from Alice Springs. Visit a camel farm, where you may choose to purchase a camel ride. Later stop to view Atila (Mt. Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. Watch the sun set while enjoying complimentary wine. After sunset, join us under the stars at our exclusive venue. Enjoy sparkling wine then dine on a menu of steak, lamb sausages, chicken skewers and garlic prawns, salads and a tasty dessert. All accompanied by a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks. There's time for stargazing too (weather permitting). Hotel: Outback Pioneer Lodge (B), Outback Pioneer Hotel (R), Desert Gardens Hotel (S) or Sails in the Desert Hotel (F), Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights. D Day 2: Uluru Sunrise & Sacred Sites - Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Watch the gorgeous sunrise at Uluru, then drive around the base of Uluru. Travel to the Mutitjulu Waterhole to view Aboriginal rock art. Visit the Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) where your guide will escort you on a 2-3 hour walk to the Valley of the Winds (shorter walk available). Take in a sunset at Kata Tjuta, while enjoying complimentary wine. Upgrade to The Rising Sun & Sacred Walk for $66. See AK43 on page 9. Day 3: Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Kings Canyon. After a morning at leisure, drive through sand hill country to Kings Canyon. Hotel: Kings Canyon Lodge*(B), Standard Rooms (R & S) or Deluxe Spa Rooms (F), Kings Canyon Resort. Day 4: Kings Canyon - Farewell from Alice Springs. Climb to the rim of the canyon or take the easier 1V hour walk along the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed. Return to Kings Canyon Resort for lunch (own expense). Travel back to Alice Springs, where your short break concludes. As this Short Break concludes after 7.00pm, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for tonight. View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

DepartingValid For Select Departures 1 April 2015 - 31 Marc

4 days
FROM $1,199*
4 days From $1,199*

Alice, Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure, 5 Days

Northern Territory

HIGLIGHTS: Alice Springs - Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)- Kings Canyon - Alice Springs Day 1: Welcome to Alice Springs. On arrival in Alice Springs you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12 noon). See the sights of Alice Springs including the School of the Air. Hotel: Ibis Styles Oasis Alice Springs (B), Aurora Alice Springs (R), Lasseters Hotel (S) or Chifley Alice Springs Resort, River Gum Rooms (F), Alice Springs. Day 2: Alice Springs - Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Travel through the Tjoritja/West MacDonnell and James Ranges. Visit a camel farm where there is time for a short camel ride (own expense). Pause to view majestic Atila (Mt. Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. Travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta and walk through Walpa Gorge. Later witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying nibbles and complimentary wine. Hotel: Outback Pioneer Lodge (B), Outback Pioneer Hotel (R), Desert Gardens Hotel (S) or Sails in the Desert Hotel (F), Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights. Add-on the Uluru Barbecue Dinner for $130. See AK20 on page 8. Day 3: Uluru (Ayers Rock) Sunrise. Watch the sunrise at Uluru then join your guide for a drive around the base of Uluru. Travel by coach to the Kuniya Walk where you will be escorted to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. See Aboriginal rock art and hear about the Aboriginal and European history of the area. Later visit the Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Upgrade to The Rising Sun & Sacred walk for $66. See AK43 on page 9. Day 4: Kings Canyon - Alice Springs. Travel to Kings Canyon. Make the rocky climb to the rim of the canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park or you may wish to explore the boulder-strewn creek bed, an easier walk. Later continue to Alice Springs. Hotel: Ibis Styles Oasis Alice Springs (B), Aurora Alice Springs (R), Lasseters Hotel (S) or Chifley Alice Springs Resort, River Gum Rooms (F), Alice Springs. Day 5: Farewell from Alice Springs. You'll be transferred to Alice Springs Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

DepartingValid For Select Departures 1 April 2015 - 31 Marc

5 days
FROM $1,209*
5 days From $1,209*

Explore the natural wilderness and get your adrenalin pumping

The territory contains marked contrasts from the tropical climate of its capital, Darwin, in the Top End, to the desert town of Alice Springs in the ochre-stained Red Centre. The area is full of native wildlife and flora within 52 national parks and nature conservation reserves. Here you can also experience Aboriginal culture and ancient traditions such as rock art, spear fishing and bush tucker tastings.

Northern Territory: KakaduTwin Falls, Kakadu

Kakadu National Park is a must-do on any NT itinerary – a biodiverse wetland environment where the top attractions are the fresh and saltwater crocodiles. Other notable Northern Territory attractions include the natural phenomenon of rock spheres known as Devil's Marbles at Tennant Creek, majestic Katherine Gorge and the massive and the sacred rock formation of Uluṟu / Ayers Rock in the centre. Arnhem Land in the Top End is home to the oldest living culture in the world where the ancient Dreamtime stories live on.

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