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Short Breaks from Uluru - 5 Day Red


5 DAY RED CENTRE WAY
Code: YK49
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Highlights: • Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) • Uluru (Ayers Rock) • Kings Canyon • Alice Springs

Day 1: Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 1.00pm). This afternoon tour to Kata Tjuta where there is time to walk to the Valley of the Winds Lookout. View a majestic outback sunset and enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine before continuing on to enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and stargazing (weather permitting).
Accommodation: Outback Pioneer Hotel Budget Rooms (B), Outback Pioneer Hotel (R), Desert Gardens Hotel (S) or Sails in the Desert Hotel (F), Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights.

Day 2: Uluru (Ayers Rock)
This morning join the Uluru Sunrise, Climb and Base Tour or for the non-climbers, the Uluru Sunrise and Guided Cultural Walk. Both tours include watching sunrise at Uluru and a visit to Mutitjulu Waterhole and the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. The first option allows time for climbing, while the second option includes a longer guided walk at the base of Uluru (please specify your tour preference at time of booking). This evening watch sunset at Uluru while enjoying nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine.

Day 3: Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Kings Canyon
This morning is at your leisure to continue with touring or activities (own expense) in and around the National Park and Resort. In the afternoon travel through spectacular desert scenery from Ayers Rock Resort to Kings Canyon Resort. Pass through Curtin Springs and view Atila (Mt. Conner). Arrive at Kings Canyon Resort before dusk. You may have time to view the sunset behind Carmichaels Crag to finish off the day.
Accommodation: Kings Canyon Lodge (Budget), Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms (Standard or Superior), Kings Canyon Resort, Wilderness Lodge* (Standard + Wilderness or Superior + Wilderness) or Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms (First Class)

Day 4: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs
This morning make the climb to the rim of the Canyon, where you will be rewarded with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park (for those with a good level of fitness). Continue the 3 hour walk around the canyon with your guide as you hear and learn about the geology and history of this amazing formation. Take a rest and a moment to enjoy the tranquillity of the ‘Garden of Eden’. Alternatively, take the more leisurely 1½ hour walk along the boulder-strewn Canyon floor. Return to Kings Canyon Resort for lunch (own expense). There is time for an optional scenic helicopter flight (own expense) to view the canyon from the air. Travel through beautiful desert landscapes from Kings Canyon Resort to Alice Springs by luxury coach. Stop at Mt. Ebenezer Roadhouse for the opportunity to purchase afternoon tea. Take a wander through the Aboriginal Art Gallery to see some locally made craft. Arrive in Alice Springs at approximately 7.00pm.
Accommodation: Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis (Budget), Aurora Alice Springs (Standard), Chifley Alice Springs Resort, River Gum Rooms (First Class) or Doubletree by Hilton (Superior), Alice Springs.

Day 5: Depart Alice Springs
Your tour concludes this morning in Alice Springs. If you wish to stay longer in Alice Springs, there are a number of sightseeing tours (own expense) available to you, such as the Palm Valley 4WD Safari. It will take you through the West MacDonnell Ranges to Hermannsburg, an Aboriginal precinct which is renowned for its art collection and the works of Albert Namatjira. You’ll travel down the bed of the Finke River, one of the oldest watercourses in the world, into Palm Valley, see spectacular rock forms and an oasis of rock pools and palm trees and enjoy a picnic lunch in Finke Gorge National Park.

DATES & PRICES

Departs: Daily 75 minutes prior to sunset from Ayers Rock Resort
Concludes: Morning of day 5 in Alice Springs
Valid: 01 April 2014 - 30 June 2014 + 01 December 2014 - 31 March 2015
Prices (AUD) Adult Child Single
Budget (B) $1125 $788 $1480
Standard (R) $1325 $928 $1830
Superior (S) $1395 $977 $1945
Superior + Wilderness (SW) $1695 $1187 $2365
First Class (F) $1550 $1085 $2260
First Class + Wilderness (FW) $1850 $1295 $2655
Valid: 01 July 2014 - 30 November 2014
Prices (AUD) Adult Child Single
Budget (B) $1175 $823 $1550
Standard (R) $1450 $1015 $2035
Superior (S) $1550 $1085 $2205
Superior + Wilderness (SW) $1799 $1259 $2529
First Class (F) $1750 $1225 $2585
First Class + Wilderness (FW) $1999 $1399 $2879
 
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


5 DAY ULURU, KATA TJUTA + KINGS CANYON PLUS
Code: YA48
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Day 1: Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Uluru Barbecue Dinner
On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to the resort (flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm). Enjoy sunset at Uluṟu with complimentary wine. Continue to our exclusive venue for an Australian barbecue dinner, including sparkling wine on arrival, kangaroo meat, salads and wine.
Accommodation: Outback Pioneer Hotel Budget Rooms (B), Outback Pioneer Hotel (R), Desert Gardens Hotel (S) or Sails in the Desert Hotel (F), Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights.

Day 2: Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
Rise early to watch the sun rise at Uluru. Then drive around the base of Uluru to Mutitjulu Waterhole. Visit the Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Later, join your guide for a 2-3 hour walk through Kata Tjuta to the Valley of the Winds lookout. Watch the sun set over Kata Tjuta with wine and nibbles.

Day 3: Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Kings Canyon
Time to relax this morning. In the afternoon travel to Kings Canyon.
Accommodation: Kings Canyon Lodge (Budget), Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms (Standard or Superior), Kings Canyon Resort, Wilderness Lodge* (Standard + Wilderness or Superior + Wilderness) or Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms (First Class)

Day 4: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs
Join your guide for a 3 hour climb around the rim of Kings Canyon, featuring stunning views of Watarrka National Park (for those with a good level of fitness). Or you may wish to explore the canyon floor, an easier shady walk. Later, travel on to Alice Springs.
Accommodation: Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis (Budget), Aurora Alice Springs (Standard), Chifley Alice Springs Resort, River Gum Rooms (First Class) or Doubletree by Hilton (Superior), Alice Springs.

Day 5: Depart Alice Springs
You'll be transferred to the airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

DATES & PRICES

Departs: Daily 75 minutes prior to sunset from Ayers Rock Resort
Concludes: Morning of day 5
Valid: 01 April 2014 - 30 June 2014 + 01 December 2014 - 31 March 2015
Prices (AUD) Adult Child Single
Budget (B) $1159 $811 $1514
Standard (R) $1369 $958 $1874
Superior (S) $1425 $998 $1970
Superior + Wilderness (SW) $1725 $1208 $2395
First Class (F) $1575 $1103 $2285
First Class + Wilderness (FW) $1875 $1313 $2680
Valid: 01 July 2014 - 30 November 2014
Prices (AUD) Adult Child Single
Budget (B) $1215 $851 $1590
Standard (R) $1450 $1015 $2035
Superior (S) $1550 $1085 $2200
Superior + Wilderness (SW) $1650 $1155 $2300
First Class (F) $1750 $1225 $2585
First Class + Wilderness (FW) $1995 $1397 $2875
 
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