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Outback Contrasts - A Journey to the Centre

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. On this journey, experience the majesty of Uluru, Kings Canyon and the soaring West MacDonnell Ranges, taking in the beauty and enormity of your surroundings. View rock art dating back thousands of years, witness striking landscapes and be immersed in the stories of the Dreamtime.
Tour details
Tour Provider Inspiring Journeys
Price From
$3,745
Number of Days
5
Start Location
Alice Springs, Australia
End Location
Uluru, Australia
Age Range
Avg. 65+
Group Size
5 to 20
Tour Style
Luxury
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Moderate
Itinerary Open all
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. 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.
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.
Kings Canyon – 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.
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 enjoy your farewell dinner at Ilkari Restaurant.
Farwell Uluru
Relax this morning as your journey comes to an end. You might choose to take in Uluru one last time from the air on a scenic helicopter flight before your journey comes to an end.
Inclusions
  • What's Included
  • Hand-picked accommodation, selected to immerse you in your destination
  • Most meals, including Local Dining Experiences. See Dining tab below.
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the journey
  • Travel by bespoke 4WD vehicle with reclining seats, WiFi and air-conditioning
  • Expert Driver Guide escorts
  • A maximum of 20 guests on your journey
  • All entrance and National Park fees
  • Sustainable Travel Kit, including refillable water bottle and backpack
  • Exclusive immersive activities and interaction with local communities
  • Built-in leisure time, to explore destinations as you wish
  • Airport transfers (see Flight Information below)
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
18 May 2021 22 May 2021 closed $3,745
01 Jun 2021 05 Jun 2021 available $3,745
15 Jun 2021 19 Jun 2021 closed $3,745
29 Jun 2021 03 Jul 2021 available $3,745
13 Jul 2021 17 Jul 2021 closed $3,745
27 Jul 2021 31 Jul 2021 onRequest $3,745
10 Aug 2021 14 Aug 2021 closed $3,745
24 Aug 2021 28 Aug 2021 closed $3,745
07 Sep 2021 11 Sep 2021 closed $3,745
21 Sep 2021 25 Sep 2021 onRequest $3,745
05 Oct 2021 09 Oct 2021 available $3,745
05 Apr 2022 09 Apr 2022 available $3,745
19 Apr 2022 23 Apr 2022 available $3,745
03 May 2022 07 May 2022 available $3,745
17 May 2022 21 May 2022 available $3,745
31 May 2022 04 Jun 2022 available $3,745
14 Jun 2022 18 Jun 2022 available $3,745
28 Jun 2022 02 Jul 2022 available $3,745
12 Jul 2022 16 Jul 2022 available $3,745
26 Jul 2022 30 Jul 2022 available $3,745
09 Aug 2022 13 Aug 2022 available $3,745
23 Aug 2022 27 Aug 2022 available $3,745
06 Sep 2022 10 Sep 2022 available $3,745
20 Sep 2022 24 Sep 2022 available $3,745
04 Oct 2022 08 Oct 2022 available $3,745