Outback Contrasts

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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, witness striking landscapes and be immersed in the stories of the Dreamtime.

Tour Highlights

  • Uluru Sunset drinks and canapes
  • Uluru Field of Light Exclusive Sunrise experience
  • Uluru guided touring Lunch at the outback
  • Curtin Springs Station Aboriginal Cultural Experience
  • Kings Canyon Guided Rim
  • Walk Under a Desert Moon degustation dinner with matching wines
  • Alice Springs Telegraph Station tour
  • Aussie Outback BBQ dinner with included drinks under the stars in the old quarry hosted by local Danny
  • West MacDonnell Ranges touring into Simpsons Gap

Tour Itinerary

(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner (SD) Specialty Dinner
Tour Code: CRAA

1
Welcome to Alice Springs (D)
Day 1
Welcome to Alice Springs (D)
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. Join your fellow guests at the Tali restaurant for a Welcome Dinner.
Crowne Plaza Lasseters, Alice Springs
This hotel is nestled under the MacDonnell Ranges and is just a few minutes from Alice Springs CBD and 10 minutes from the Alice Springs Airport.
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2
Alice Springs – Kings Canyon (B, L, D)
Day 2
Alice Springs – Kings Canyon (B, L, D)
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 Resort, Kings Canyon
Kings Canyon is a natural wonder located approximately half way between Alice Springs and Uluru - literally at the heart of Australia's Red Centre. The Resort, Backpackers Lodge and Camp Ground offers accommodation for all travellers. And the facilities of the resort provide an oasis of convenience in the middle of an ancient, rugged landscape.
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3
Kings Canyon – Uluru (B, L)
Day 3
Kings Canyon – Uluru (B, L)
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
Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock
Indulgent escapes await at Sails in the Desert, where soaring white sails shade 228 lavishly appointed rooms and suites.
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4
Uluru – Kata Tjuta (B, D)
Day 4
Uluru – Kata Tjuta (B, D)
Enjoy a relaxed start to the day before exploring 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 dinner at Ilkari Restaurant.
Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock
Indulgent escapes await at Sails in the Desert, where soaring white sails shade 228 lavishly appointed rooms and suites.
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5
Uluru – Alice Springs (B, D)
Day 5
Uluru – Alice Springs (B, D)
Observe the shifting lights of Bruce Munro’s impressive Field of Light art instillation as the desert awakens and the sunrise lights up across Uluru. Traverse across the vast and interesting outback to the hidden gem and important site to the southern Arrernte people of Rainbow Valley before arriving in Alice Springs. Enjoy some free time to wander around the town of Alice Springs. The Todd St Mall has cafes and many local indigenous art galleries to explore. Immerse yourself this afternoon and evening against the backdrop of the Outback at our open-air farewell bush BBQ dinner. Located off the beaten track in the heart of the East MacDonnell Ranges you will enjoy drinks as a bush balladeer sings some classic Australian Songs and shares stories of outback living. Indulge in local produce dinner with delicious prime steaks and as the Milky Way lights up the sky.
Crowne Plaza Lasseters, Alice Springs
This hotel is nestled under the MacDonnell Ranges and is just a few minutes from Alice Springs CBD and 10 minutes from the Alice Springs Airport.
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6
Farewell from Alice Springs (B)
Day 6
Farewell from Alice Springs (B)
Relax this morning as your journey comes to an end. You might choose to take an optional hot air balloon ride to experience the scenic landscapes of the outback before your journey comes to an end.

Inclusions

Attractions Included

  • Uluru Sunset drinks and canapes
  • Uluru Field of Light Exclusive Sunrise experience
  • Uluru guided touring Lunch at the outback
  • Curtin Springs Station Aboriginal Cultural Experience
  • Kings Canyon Guided Rim
  • Walk Under a Desert Moon degustation dinner with matching wines
  • Alice Springs Telegraph Station tour
  • Aussie Outback BBQ dinner with included drinks under the stars in the old quarry hosted by local Danny
  • West MacDonnell Ranges touring into Simpsons Gap

Coach Features

  • 22 Seat coach
  • Restroom
  • Air conditioned

Experiences Included

  • Specialist Driver Guide that is accredited with Uluru & Watarrka National Parks
  • Local specialist guides
  • Centrally located premium 4-5-star hotels

Meals Included

  • 5 Full Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners

Fitness Requirements

  • High level of fitness required

Visited Locations

  • Alice Springs
    Alice Springs is a remote town in Australia’s Northern Territory, halfway between Darwin and Adelaide, it’s a popular gateway for exploring the Red Centre, the country's interior desert region. 
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  • Kings Canyon
    Watarrka National Park is only three hours’ drive from Uluru, and is home to the mighty Kings Canyon - a majestic destination featuring 300 metre high sandstone walls, palm-filled crevices, and views that stretch across the desert.
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  • Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park
    In Australia’s Red Centre lies the spectacular Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Home to many ancient wonders, the park is most famous for the enormous monoliths it’s named after. 
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Attractions

  • Uluru Sunset drinks and canapes
  • Uluru guided touring Lunch at the outback
  • Curtin Springs Station Aboriginal Cultural Experience
  • Walk Under a Desert Moon degustation dinner with matching wines
  • Alice Springs Telegraph Station tour
  • Aussie Outback BBQ dinner with included drinks under the stars in the old quarry hosted by local Danny
  • West MacDonnell Ranges touring into Simpsons Gap
  • Field of Light
    Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is an iconic, massive sandstone monolith in the heart of the Northern Territory’s arid "Red Centre". The nearest large town is Alice Springs, 450km away.
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  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk
    The iconic hike to the top of Kings Canyon is known as the spellbinding Rim Walk.  The Rim Walk will take you on a 6 kilometre circuit transcending down into the Garden of Eden and back to the top to wonder at the 360 views.
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Available Dates

Dates Price per person
On Request
06 Aug 2024 - 11 Aug 2024 $4,871$6,027
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17 Sep 2024 - 22 Sep 2024 $5,004$6,192
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08 Oct 2024 - 13 Oct 2024 $5,560$6,880
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13 May 2025 - 18 May 2025 $6,005$7,435
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10 Jun 2025 - 15 Jun 2025 $6,005$7,435
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22 Jul 2025 - 27 Jul 2025 $6,005$7,435
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05 Aug 2025 - 10 Aug 2025 $6,005$7,435
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02 Sep 2025 - 07 Sep 2025 $5,840$7,230
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16 Sep 2025 - 21 Sep 2025 $5,840$7,230
Outback Contrasts
Days
6
Price from
AUD $4,871