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Short Breaks Alice Springs - 5 Day Tour

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5 DAY ALICE, ULURU AND KINGS CANYON ADVENTURE
Alice, Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure
Code: AA43
Highlights: • Alice Springs • Uluru Sunset • Kings Canyon

Day 1: Alice Springs
Passengers arriving from Adelaide on The Ghan commence this tour on arrival at Alice Springs train station. Tour the sights of ‘The Alice’ including the historic Telegraph Station. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service and learn how this marvellous facility operates to provide a ‘Mantle of Safety’ to the people of the ‘Outback’. Visit the School of the Air where we sometimes are able to listen to the children take lessons 'on air’. At the Alice Springs Reptile Centre you will see unique central Australian reptiles, such as the Perentie Lizard and Thorny Devil. Finish the day with panoramic views of Alice Springs and the ranges from the top of Anzac Hill.
Accommodation: Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis (Budget), Aurora Alice Springs (Standard), Lasseters Hotel (Superior) or Chifley Alice Springs Resort, River Gum Rooms (First Class), Alice Springs.

Day 2: Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) - Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Travelling south we stop to visit a camel farm where there is time for a short camel ride (own expense). Later stop to view majestic Atila (Mt. Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. Visit Kata Tjuta before travelling to the Uluru sunset viewing area to watch sunset and the changing colours of Uluru whilst enjoying nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine.
Accommodation: Outback Pioneer Budget Rooms (Budget), Outback Pioneer Hotel (Standard), Desert Gardens Hotel (Superior) or Sails in the Desert Hotel (First Class), Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights.

Day 3: Uluru (Ayers Rock)
This morning join the Uluru Sunrise, Climb and Base Tour (Y18) or for the non-climbers, the Uluru Sunrise and Guided Cultural Walk (Y41). Both tours include watching sunrise at Uluru, a visit to Mutitjulu Waterhole and the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. The first option allows time for climbing, whilst the second option includes a longer guided walk at the base of Uluru. This afternoon, enjoy time at your leisure.

Day 4: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs
Travel from Ayers Rock Resort to Kings Canyon Resort, stopping for breakfast at Kings Creek Station (own expense). Make the rocky climb to the rim of the canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. The climb may take up to 3 hours and is recommended only for those with a good level of fitness. Alternatively, you may wish to take a less strenuous walk to explore the boulder strewn canyon floor. After lunch (own expense), we continue our journey to Alice Springs.
Accommodation: Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis (Budget), Aurora Alice Springs (Standard), Lasseters Hotel (Superior) or Chifley Alice Springs Resort, River Gum Rooms (First Class), Alice Springs.

Day 5: Alice Springs
Your tour concludes today in Alice Springs. You may wish to book an Aboriginal Cultural Tour (own expense). The Ghan passengers can re-commence their train journey today.

DATES & PRICES

Departs: 2.00pm Daily (Apr-Nov & Mar) and Mon, Thu & Sat (Dec-Feb) from Alice Springs
Concludes: Morning of day 5 in Alice Springs
Valid: 01 April 2014 - 31 March 2015
Prices (AUD) Adult Child Single
Budget $1189 $769 $1444
Standard $1350 $832 $1830
Superior $1450 $1160 $2000
First Class $1650 $1320 $2375
 
The adult price includes a National Park Entry Fee.
The fee is $25 per adult. You only have to pay this fee once when purchasing 2 or more Day Tours in this national park, as entry is valid for 3 consecutive days. It is an additional compulsory government charge at time of booking and is subject to change without notice. Children 15 years and under are not required to pay the entry fee. You must carry your ticket with you every time you enter the National Park or you will be required to purchase another ticket.
 
Valid till 31 March 2015

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