Travelling south from Alice Springs you’ll visit a camel farm, where there is time for a short ride (own expense). Later, stop to view Atila (Mt. Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort.
This afternoon travel to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas) to take in a magnificent sunset while enjoying gourmet canapés and Australian wine.
Hotel: Outback Pioneer Hotel (Budget), Desert Gardens Hotel (Standard) or Sails in the Desert Hotel (Superior), Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights.
Watch the gorgeous sunrise at Uluṟu, then travel to Kata Tjuṯa and on to Walpa Gorge. Spend time exploring the gorge and the unusual rock formations.
This afternoon join your Driver Guide for a drive around the base of Uluṟu. 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 Uluṟu. Visit the Uluṟu – Kata Tjuṯa Cultural Centre. Late afternoon witness the striking colour changes of Uluṟu at sunset with nibbles and sparkling 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, garlic prawns and a selection of fresh salads and a tasty dessert. There’s time for stargazing too (weather permitting).
After a morning at leisure, drive through sand hill country to Kings Canyon.
Hotel:Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms (Budget or Standard) or Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms (Superior), Kings Canyon.
Climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park or explore the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed, an easier, shady walk. Travel back to Alice Springs, where your short break concludes.
|Cost:||Standard (1 Apr - 31 May & 1 Dec - 31 Mar)||$1665||$1554||$555|
|Standard (1 Jun - 30 Nov)||$1787||$1738||$646|
|Includes:||Touring, accomodation, Aussie BBQ dinner, National Park entry fee, return transfers.|
|Departs:||7:00am daily from Alice Springs|
|Returns:||7:30pm (Apr-Sep), 7:00pm (Oct-Mar) in Alice Springs|
The Blue Mountains track is currently closed due to a landslide, resulting in a diversion to Sydney and regrettably no Blue Mountains excursion until March 2 for east-bound Indian Pacific guests.