On this short small group tour, immerse yourself in local culture
and ancient tradition to gain an understanding of Australia’s
unique Red Centre in the Northern Territory. Hike through gorges,
sample traditional bush food, explore canyons and watch the sun
set over the impressive desert landscapes.
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Arrive into Uluru, from where you will be driven to Uluru-Kata Tjuta
National Park. Learn about Tjukurpa, the history, knowledge and law
of the local Aboriginal people and their ancestors. Take a guided walk
through the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuta then continue to the Uluru
sunset viewing area for canapés and wine as the sun sets. Stay overnight
at Sails in the Desert hotel. (D)
Start the day with a view of the sun rise over Kata Tjuta and Uluru from a
prime dune-viewing area. After breakfast, join an indigenous guide and
translator for a walk around the base of Uluru and a visit to Mutitjulu
waterhole. A barbecue lunch will be provided at the Curtin Springs
Station followed by a stop at Kings Creek Station, the largest exporter of
camels in Australia. Continue to Kings Canyon and stay overnight at the
Kings Canyon Resort. This evening enjoy a four-course dinner under the
desert moon. (B, L, D)
This morning take a 6-km walk along the rim of Kings Canyon as the sun
rises. Highlights include the domed ‘lost city’, Cotterill’s lookout and the
‘garden of Eden’. Continue off the beaten track to Henbury Meteorites
Conservation Reserve where 12 craters were formed when a meteor hit
the Earth 4,700 years ago. A further stop will be made at Rainbow Valley
to see the coloured layers in the sandstone cliffs before finishing at Alice
Springs. Stay 2 nights at Chifley Alice Springs Resort. (B, L, D)
Experience the geology and land formations of the West Macdonnell
Ranges, where the deep red sandstone formations contrast with the
green ferns and gum trees on the valley floor. Explore the ochre pits
and swim at Ellery Creek Big Hole. In the afternoon, visit the Royal
Flying Doctor Service. This evening dine alfresco on a three-course meal
including traditional bush food cooked in a bush oven. (B, L, D)
Visit the School of the Air and the Overland Telegraph Station before the
tour concludes in the late morning. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and
International and internal flights are
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This tour operates with a maximum
group size of 46 passengers. Passengers may or
may not be Cox & Kings clients.
This tour is operated by the Inspiring Journeys brand of AAT Kings with a maximum group size of 16 passengers. It is
operated in 4x4 vehicles or luxurious small coaches and led by an experienced driver/guide. Stay in handpicked accommodation, with the price
based on two sharing a room. Flights are not included in the price. For more details, please speak to one of our Australia experts on 020 7808 6781,
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Chifley Alice Springs Resort combines efficient and friendly outback service with modern, comfortable facilities. Low rise architecture and lush green lawns contribute to the relaxed atmosphere of the property, situated on the banks of the famous Todd river with its magnificent river red gums. The resort is only a five-minute stroll from the town's cultural and shopping centre. The 139 rooms each have a hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar and air conditioning. The restaurant and bar offers a range of contemporary cuisine, beer, wine and cocktails. The hotel also has a solar-heated outdoor swimming...
Set in the desert off the main highway between Uluru and Alice Springs and less than 5 minutes' drive from Kings Canyon, the Kings Canyon Resort is designed to have minimal impact on its surroundings. This is a well-equipped base from which to explore the outback.
Features: 128 rooms, 2 restaurants, 2 outdoor pools, sunset viewing platform, laundry, general store.
Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, iron & ironing board, tea & coffee...
Named after the soaring white sails that crown its roof, Sails in the Desert has been exquisitely designed, with interior decor and furnishings that showcase Aboriginal heritage and culture. A range of activities are included in your stay, such as a visit to the Wintjiri Arts & Museum to watch artists at work and learn more about the region's history, geology, flora and fauna.
Features: 228 rooms, restaurant, lounge, bar, pool, gallery.
Room amenities: Television, minibar, air conditioning, tea & coffee facilities.
Guests at Ayers Rock Resort can also take advantage of free indigenous activities. A schedule will be provided upon arrival at the hotel and activities may include guided garden walks, indigenous art markets, interactive didgeridoo playing, boomerang throwing, bush yarns, cultural dances and indigenous art classes for children. Didgeridoo playing is, for cultural...
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We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
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OOA2017: 4 Nights
Just a short drive from Ayers Rock Airport, are both Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Yulara (Ayers Rock Resort), the setting for a cluster of hotels, shops and restaurants...
Kings Canyon is the deepest gorge in the Centre and magnificently beautiful. Waterholes on the canyon floor never completely dry up and foster lush growth...