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Uluru, Watarrka National Park & The Alice

5 Day Guided Holiday

(Tour Code FTAATUWA)

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Itineraries

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Day 1: Welcome to Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Uluru Base Tour & Sunset

On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to the resort (flights to arrive prior to 1.30pm).
This afternoon travel around the base of Uluru in comfort as your Driver Guide provides commentary about the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluru. Continue by coach to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. Later visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. In the late afternoon witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying nibbles and sparkling wine.

Hotel: Outback Pioneer Hotel (Budget), Desert Gardens Hotel (Standard) or Sails in the Desert Hotel (Superior), Ayers Rock Resort.

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Day 2: Uluru Sunrise – Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) – Kings Canyon

Rise early to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area to watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight. Then travel to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta. On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations.
In the early afternoon travel to Kings Canyon.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms (Budget or Standard) or Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms (Superior), Kings Canyon.

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Day 3: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

This morning join a guided climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. The hike is recommended for those with a good level of fitness. Or, you may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder strewn canyon creek bed. Travel through beautiful desert landscapes on your way to Alice Springs. 

Hotel: Aurora Alice Springs (Budget), Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs (Standard) or Chifley Alice Springs Resort (Superior), Alice Springs, 2 nights.

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Day 4: Alice Springs

Rise early for your transfer to the Alice Springs Desert Park. You’ll have free time to explore the park at leisure. This afternoon tour 'The Alice', including a visit to the historic Telegraph Station. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the School of the Air. 

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Day 5: Farewell from Alice Springs

Your short break concludes this morning. You’ll be transferred to Alice Springs Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

Inclusions

Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park Ticket
  • Experienced Driver Guides
  • Detailed and informative commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers- flight details to be provided 45 days prior to travel

Fitness requirement

Low to moderate level of fitness required:

  • Uluru: Low level of fitness required. Approximately 1 hour gentle walk on flat ground.
  • Kata Tjuta: Moderate level of fitness required. Walking on uneven surface required to complete Walpa Gorge walk, however, guests can return to the coach at any time if needed.
  • Kings Canyon: Good level of fitness required for three hour walk around the canyon’s rim. Or low to moderate level of fitness required for the canyon floor walk.

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
  • Water bottle to hold 3 litres
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months

Departures / Pricing 2018 / 2019

Adult Twin Budget From $1315
Single Budget From$1760
Adult Twin Standard From $1350
Single Standard From$1880
Adult Twin Superior From$1550
Single Superior From$2240

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Accommodation

Budget - Outback Pioneer Hotel

he Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge provides comfortable, clean hostel beds for the traveller who is simply looking for somewhere to rest between their outback adventures.  Two styles of accommodation are available including twenty bed single sex dormitories and four bed mixed-sex dormitories; both have shared bathroom facilities.

Budget - Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms

Kings Canyon Hotel is the oasis in the outback for those who would rather explore the area from a comfortable base. Retreat to the resort after an active day of hiking through the rugged terrain of the Watarrka National Park.

Budget - Aurora Alice Springs

This 109 room vibrant hotel is the only Alice Springs accommodation on the Todd Mall - the most centrally located accommodation in Alice Springs, Australia.  The Todd Mall is the main shopping, dining and tourist precinct and offers a unique walking experience

Standard - Desert Gardens Hotel

Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities and offers a range of accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms overlooking the desert.

Standard - Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms

The comfortable Standard Rooms offer spacious Kings Canyon accommodation with a separate en suite bathroom with shower/bath. Rooms feature either two double beds or one queen bed. Interconnecting rooms are also available

Standard - Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs

Experience eco-friendly luxury and enjoy stunning views of the majestic MacDonnell Mountain Ranges when you stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs. Conveniently located just off of Stuart Highway, the hotel is only 15 minutes’ drive from Alice Springs Airport and within walking distance of downtown. Enjoy easy access to many businesses, government offices and attractions such as Simpsons Gap, Desert Park and Anzac Hill. Ideal for both corporate and leisure guests, this Alice Springs hotel offers fantastic business and recreational facilities and friendly service from our dedicated staff. 

Superior- Sails In The Desert

In the heart of Australia's Red Centre, the hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a luxurious outback holiday experience.  Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort's Sails in the Desert Hotel, shading 228 luxury five star rooms and suites

Superior- Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Room

Set in a prime location and nestled in amongst a rugged bush setting, these rooms offer deluxe accommodation with a spacious spa bath and feature a window providing scenic views. Each Deluxe Spa Room also features a private balcony offering a magnificent outlook onto a rocky escarpment that is tastefully lit at night.

Mercure Alice Springs Resort

Situated on the banks of the famous Todd River, Mercure Alice Springs offers spectacular views of the towering River Red Gum. Well-manicured lush green lawns of the hotel create a relaxing atmosphere, letting you soak in the Australian Outback charm in the Northern Territory (NT).