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  • Minimum Age: 12
  • Fitness Level: Moderate
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Tour Code: CRAA

Immerse yourself in the magnetic charm of the outback and relish spectacular views of the natural landscape.

Learn about historic Alice Springs, be enchanted by sights of iconic Uluru and the flickering glow an evening fire under the starry southern hemisphere sky. Observe the shifting lights of the impressive Field of Light art instillation as the desert awakens and the sunrise lights up across Uluru.

  • Outback Contrasts
  • Australia
  • 6 Days

Prices from:

Per person, in USD

  • Adult Twin $3,490

  • Single $4,149

Journey Overview

  • Start
  • End
  • Overnight Stays
  • Sightseeing

Your Journey Itinerary

Day Activity
1 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. Join your fellow guests at the Tali restaurant for a Welcome Dinner.

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Crowne Plaza Lasseters Alice Springs
2 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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Highlight Dinner
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms
3 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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort (2 Nights)
4 Uluru

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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner with wine
5 Uluru to Alice Springs

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.

  • Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  • Crowne Plaza Lasseters Alice Springs
6 Farewell from Alice Springs

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.

  • Breakfast

Unique Highlights

See and Do

  • Indulge


    • Indulge in a 5 course degustation with matching wines at the Under a Desert Moon Dinner at Kings Canyon Resort
    • Enjoy a real outback steak cooked on flames under the stars with wine or beer in hand
  • Explore


    • Hike through the magical Walpa Gorge part Kata Tjuta
    • The sprawling West MacDonnell Ranges
    • Iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Immerse


    • Delve in the indigenous culture on a local community site to gain an understanding of culture, bush tucker and medicine.
    • Hike to the top of Kings Canyon for magnificent views.
  • Relax
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    • Unwind in your Deluxe Spa Room at Kings Canyon Resort
    • Experience a spectacular Red Centre sunrise

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Additional Information

What's Included
  • 12 meals included (5 Full Buffet Breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 Dinners with wine (including Be My Guest Dinner Farewell Dinner) - Plus Uluru Sunset drinks
  • Specialist highly experienced Driver Guide with specialist accreditation at Uluru National Park and Watarrka National Park
  • Local Specialists (Guides)
  • Mixture of boutique, unique and 5 star hotels
What to Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Warm layers in cooler months and for evenings
  • Camera
  • A sense of adventure
Fitness Requirements

High level of fitness required

  • 5 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners with wine
Flight Information

Flights are not included in holiday price.

  • Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 12pm to Alice Springs airport
  • Day 6: Flights to depart anytime from Alice Springs airport

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