Today we fly into Alice Springs or “The Alice” as it is known. Our four nights accommodation is at the popular Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters. Lasseters is an entertainment complex which incorporates a hotel, casino and the Convention Centre. The hotel rooms feature views of the Todd River, MacDonnell Ranges and Alice Springs Golf Course.
DAY 2: EXPLORING ALICE SPRINGS
During our sightseeing, we visit the original Alice Springs at the Old Telegraph Station. We also see the 'world's largest classroom' - School of the Air will leave us enlightened and inspired. Next is a visit to the Royal Flying Doctor Base, one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world.
DAY 3: WESTERN MACDONNELL RANGES
We explore the majestic Western MacDonnell Ranges today. After a walk through Standley Chasm with its towering walls, we continue the scenic drive to Glen Helen Homestead. There is the opportunity to swim in the freshwater hole at Ormiston Gorge and we also visit beautiful Simpsons Gap
DAY 4: MORE OF “THE ALICE”
Our first stop today is the Alice Springs Desert Park. Make sure to see the Birds of Prey show. At the Araluen Cultural Precinct the Albert Namatjira Gallery is particularly impressive. Dinner will be special at the Earth Sanctuary – enjoy a bush BBQ with music and entertainment. We even learn how to cook a swagman’s damper!
DAY 5: ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU
We farewell Alice Springs this morning and begin our journey south with a number of rest stops along the way. We turn west at Erldunda towards our destination - Uluru National Park. We’ll spend some time at the Rock tomorrow, but this evening we drive to Sunset Strip - the colour of the Rock changes depending on the time of day and the weather but in the evening, at sunset, Uluru puts on a remarkable light show as it changes colour from red to orange to lilac in a matter of minutes. We enjoy this special experience before returning to the resort.
DAY 6: ULURU NATIONAL PARK
Today we will spend exploring Uluru learning about the Aboriginal perceptions, its powerful spiritual significance and how Anangu traditional owners and ranges are looking after the Park together. We also visit the nearby Kata Tjuta or “place of many domes”. Tonight will be very special and one of the highlights of our tour. The Sounds of Silence Dinner is a gourmet desert dinner under the stars. The romance of the desert, the setting of the sun behind the domes of Kata Tjuta and Uluru, the haunting sounds of a didgeridoo, sumptuous outback fare, the star-filled heavens - this is the best of the Red Centre.