3 Day Red Centre Experience
See the highlights of the Red Centre. Travel through the magnificent West MacDonnell Ranges, explore Kata Tjuta and Uluru, enjoy an amazing Uluru sunrise and sunset and indulge in the award-winning Sounds of Silence Dinner.
As this Short Break departs at 7:00am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.
Day 1: Alice Springs – Uluṟu (Ayers Rock) Base Tour & Sunset
Travelling south you’ll stop to visit a camel farm where there is time for a short camel ride (own expense). Later stop to view Atila (Mt. Conner) often mistaken for Uluru, before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort.
This afternoon, join your Driver Guide for a drive around the base of Uluru. Continue to the Kuniya Walk, where you will be guided to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. This waterhole was a key source of water for the Aboriginal people in the area and had been in use for many thousands of years. See Aboriginal rock art and hear about the Aboriginal and European history of the area. Visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. It houses an amazing collection of original paintings and punu (woodwork) that provide an insight into the unique and spiritual culture of the Anangu people, the traditional custodians of Uluru. Late afternoon, travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness and photograph 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, 2 nights.
Day 2: Uluṟu Sunrise – Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas) – Sounds of Silence Dinner
Rise early and travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area to watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight. Later, continue to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Walk through Walpa Gorge, where the trail follows the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta.
This evening dine under a millions stars at the Sounds of Silence Dinner. Enjoy a gourmet buffet of Australian delicacies accompanied by fine Australian wines, then sit back and relax as a startalker takes you on a tour of the southern night sky (weather conditions permitting).
Included Meals: Dinner
Day 3: Farewell from Uluṟu (Ayers Rock)
Your short break concludes this morning at Ayers Rock Resort. You will be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).
NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2017 - 2018 season. The 2017 - 2018 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2017 to the 31st March 2018. The 2018 - 2019 season rates commence on the 1st April 2018.