Journey Snapshot

Witness the rugged landscape of the Red Centre and marvel at the ancient cultures that have cared for this land for generations.

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.  

  • Outback Contrasts: A Journey to the Centre
  • Australia
  • 5 Days

Prices from:

Per person, in USD

  • Adult Twin $2,225

  • Single $2,860

Journey Overview

  • Start
  • End
  • Overnight Stays
  • Sightseeing
ALICE SPRINGS HENBURY METEORITES SIMPSONS GAP ANGKERLE STANDLEY CHASM ULURU KATA TJUTA KINGS CANYON

Your Journey Itinerary

Day Activity
1 Welcome to Alice Springs

Your outback Inspiring Journey begins on arrival in Alice Springs. Meet your Journey Director for a visit to the lifesaving outback institution of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, to see how this facility provides medical assistance to those living in remote Australia. Nearby, visit the School of the Air, a crucial service providing education to children living in remote Australian communities. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and an exclusive Local Dining Experience barbecue dinner around a campfire with your Alice Spring hosts, as the Milky Way lights up the sky.

  • Local Dining Experience
  • Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
2 Alice Springs

This morning visit the historic Overland Telegraph Station, site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs, and learn how it relayed messages between Darwin and Adelaide for 60 years. Then the stunning landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges take centre stage as you embark on a walk through Simpsons Gap and dramatic Angkerle, which was created over millions of years. The deep red sandstone formation contrasts with the carpet of lush green ferns and gum trees on the valley floor. Later, back in Alice Springs, you’ll have free time to relax by the pool or choose to explore more, at your own pace.

  • Full buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine
  • Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
3 Alice Springs – Kings Canyon

Today we drive further through the West MacDonnell Ranges to Kings Canyon. Travelling off-road along the Mereenie Loop road we will travel past Tylers Lookout and Gosses Bluff. This evening you're treated to the unique dining experience, Under a Desert Moon, set in the wilderness under a canopy of the Southern Night sky (weather permitting). The only light comes from the moon and the flickering glow of the fire and the only sound is soft music intertwined with the whispering of the breeze through the Desert Oak trees and the crackling flames. Enjoy sparkling wine and canapés followed by a four-course dinner, prepared from fresh produce and ingredients unique to the Australian Outback.

  • Full buffet breakfast, lunch, Local Dining Experience
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms
4 Kings Canyon – Uluru

Now you’re bound for Uluru . On your way visit Curtin Springs Station, a million-acre property, where you’ll gain insights into the cattle rearing heritage of the Severin family, before kicking back in true Aussie-style at a delicious exclusive barbecue lunch. This afternoon enter Uluru –Kata Tjuta National Park, experiencing the magnificence of the 36 red conglomerate domes that form Kata Tjuta, and joining your Journey Director for a walk through Walpa Gorge. Later, witness the spectacular changing colours as the sun sets over Uluru , while sipping sparkling wine. This evening toast your holiday with your fellow travellers at a Celebration Dinner at Ilkari Restaurant.

  • Full buffet breakfast, lunch, Celebration Dinner
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel
5 Farewell from Uluru

You’ll start the day with an impressive sunrise over Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Uluru (Ayers Rock) from the fantastic Kata Tjuta dune viewing area. Take a walk to the base of Uluru and hear timeless stories, see rock art, and visit Mutiṯjulu Waterhole, an important water source for the Aboriginal people and animals in the area. In the late morning your Inspiring Journey comes to and end and you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight

  • Full buffet breakfast

Unique Highlights

See and Do

  • Discover
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    Discover

    • The sprawling West MacDonnell Ranges\
    • Wander through Simpsons Gap
    • Iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Explore
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    Explore

    • Fascinating Angkerle (Standley Chasm)
    • The 36 mystical domes of Kata Tjuta(the Olgas)
  • Immerse
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    Immerse

    • Hike to the top of Kings Canyon for magnificent views
    • Learn about Uluru sacred sites
    • Hike through Walpa Gorge
  • Relax
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    Relax

    • Unwind in your Deluxe Spa Room at Kings Canyon Resort
    • Experience a spectacular Red Centre sunrise
    • Toast an Uluru sunset with sparkling wine

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Additional Information

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 Journey Director and 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)
What to Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Camera
  • A sense of adventure
Fitness Requirements
  • Good level of fitness required for the three hour Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • Low to moderate level of fitness required for the Kings Canyon Creek Bed Walk
Dining
  • 4 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 1 Dinner with wine
  • 2 Local Dining Experiences
  • 1 Celebration Dinner
Flight Information
  • Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Alice Springs Airport
  • Day 5: Flights to depart after 1.00pm from Ayers Rock Airport

Enjoy Your Stay

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