Fly into the heart of the nation for stays in Alice Springs, Ayers Rock Resort and Kings Canyon. Soar high above Uluru, trek with Camels, try your hand at dot painting, and be inspired at the Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars. Discover the beautiful natural formations of the West MacDonnell Ranges, and delve into outback pioneering history on this 8 day Red Centre extravaganza!
25th May 2021
$1200pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.
N.B. Full payment is required 60 days prior to departure.
N.B. This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air/rail component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control. Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.
This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air/rail component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control. Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.
Flights arrive at Ayers Rock airport mid-afternoon where we transfer to our hotel. Our afternoon takes us out to Kata Tjuta (The Olga’s) to witness the ever changing colours of an outback sunset whilst enjoying refreshing sparkling wine, followed by welcome dinner back at our resort.
Start the morning with the once-in-a-lifetime experience and witness the Field of Light followed by magnificent sublime colours of sunrise over KataTjuta (the Olgas). Next, we take a guided walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole and continue along to the Mala Walk. We then travel around the base of Uluru as our local guide tells stories about the numerous sacred sites, then see the amazing collection of Indigenous art at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Our afternoon has us climbing into the saddle for a camel trek adventure which offers another unique way to take in the sights of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. An outback adventure led by an expert cameleer who shares knowledge of the desert’s wildlife and ecology along the way.
Enjoy a lie in this morning before we gather after lunch and make our way to Maruku Arts for a dot painting workshop under the expert guidance of local Indigenous artists. Sharing stories and passing on traditional methods of painting plays an important role in the sustainability of Aboriginal Culture. Learn about the symbols and painting styles used to create beautiful works of art depicting the Creation time (Tjukurpa) stories. Tonight, toast the beauty of Uluru as you watch the sun’s dwindling rays light the rock up one final time before dining under a million stars. At the Sounds of Silence specialty dinner, we indulge with a gourmet dinner of Australian delicacies washed down with fine Australian wines, then sit back and relax and learn about the Southern Night Skies.
**Lunch is at own expense today.
Leaving Ayers Rock Resort, we make our way through sandhill country to Kings Canyon, stopping for lunch at Kings Creek Station. After lunch we have an enjoyable Aboriginal cultural experience seeing spear and boomerang displays and learning about bush tucker, bush medicine and much more before checking-in to Deluxe Spa Rooms at Kings Canyon Resort, each with a private balcony offering a magnificent outlook over the rocky escarpment.
This morning we take a walk at the canyon which meanders along Kings Creek, ending at a viewing platform with stunning views of the sheer canyon walls. We return to Alice Springs taking in the scenery and stopping at Erldunda for lunch along the way.
We begin our day with views of the rugged MacDonnell Ranges from Anzac Hill lookout. Next we discover the Outback Telegraph Station before visiting the Women’s Museum of Australia then onto the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Enjoy some free time this afternoon. Tonight we enjoy an authentic bush BBQ celebrating the spirit of the Australian Outback. The evening is spent in the style of an old time cattle camp with a bush balladeer singing timeless Australian songs whilst locals share with you the epic story of their life and survival in this harsh land.
Discover the West MacDonnell Ranges, stopping at Flynn’s Grave before a visit to Ellery Creek Big Hole. We take time at Standley Chasm renowned for the red rocks, blue skies and white ghost gums. Enjoy lunch at Glen Helen Homestead before departing for Ormiston Gorge and Simpsons Gap. Tonight, we dine as a group one last time, and enjoy finale drinks and dinner.
A leisurely start to this morning, before we transfer to the airport for our respective flights home.
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This epic adventure into the heart of the Red Centre starts with 2 nights in Adelaide before travelling overnight in Gold Service aboard the mighty Ghan. Enjoy 3 nights in Alice Springs visiting the West MacDonnell Ranges, then see the wonders of Uluru with 3 nights at Ayers Rock including the stunning Sounds of Silence dinner. Re-board the Ghan for another night before finishing with 2 nights in Darwin.
Staying in Adelaide, spend a day in the Barossa Valley before relaxing in Gold Service for an overnight journey on The Ghan to Alice Springs. Enjoy 2 days of sightseeing in Alice including The Royal Flying Doctor's Service and the West MacDonnell Ranges. In Ayers Rock take a scenic flight over our unique monolith, enjoy a Mala Walk and camel trek, and witness the ultimate outback sunrise at Uluru.
You'll encounter more of the Top End than expected with 4 nights in Darwin and included touring of the Tiwi Islands and Litchfield National Park plus visits to Mindil Beach Sunset Markets and Cullen Bay, and many amazing Darwin museums and exhibitions. In Kakadu take to the air on a scenic flight, discover Aboriginal rock art and cruise the Yellow Water wetlands to complete your Top End Encounter.
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Our coach tours have a baggage restriction of 17kg per person (regardless of flight and rail allowances) due to our Occupational Health & Safety standards. You can also bring one small, soft carry-on bag not exceeding 30cm wide, 30cm high, and 15cm thick that may be stowed in the overhead compartment.
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