Red Centre Day Tours
Alice Springs and Ayers Rock
A Town Like Alice, Alice Springs
See the sights of ‘The Alice’ including the School of the Air which provides an educational service for children living in remote areas. Stop at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station, the original site of the first European settlement, featuring original buildings which have been restored with furnishings and artefacts from the early 1900’s. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service and learn how this facility operates to provide a ‘mantle of safety’ to the people of the outback. Later visit the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and conclude with a panoramic view of Alice Springs and surrounding ranges from the top of Anzac Hill.
- $145 Adults, $99 Child (2-15yrs)
- 4 hrs, Mon, Tue & Fri. Apr to Mar, 1.45pm, AAT Kings (2023 Rates)
Field of Light Tours, Ayers Rock
A night at Field of Light
The Field of Light art installation features more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with frosted glass spheres that bloom as darkness falls over Australia’s heartland. The experience begins with canapes and chilled sparkling wine served at an exclusive elevated viewing area. As darkness falls and the coloured lights gently sparkle to life, enjoy a special 3 course bush tucker inspired menu. Your knowledgeable host will provide insights and background to the artist and light installation that awaits you. The music of a lone didgeridoo and a local Indigenous performance are also part of your evening experience.
- $310 Adults, $155 Child (10-15yrs)
- 4½ hrs, daily except Christmas Day, departs 1hr prior to sunset, Voyages (2023 Rates)
A Field of Light Star Pass
The Field of Light Star Pass experience begins with a convenient hotel pick up and transfer to the remote desert location with majestic views of Uluru. You’re welcomed at an exclusive elevated viewing area. Your knowledgeable host will provide insights and background to the artist and light installation that awaits you. Covered under a sky brilliant with stars, Field of Light beckons you to explore and lose yourself momentarily in the rhythms of coloured light. Take in the vast scale of the installation one last time from the raised viewing area as you savour sparkling wine and canapes before your transfer back to your hotel.
- $110 Adults, $70 Child (10-15yrs)
- 2½ hrs, Apr to Mar, departs 30hr prior to sunset, Voyages (2023 Rates)
Uluru Highlights, Ayers Rock
As you travel towards Uluru, its vast shape rises from the sand dunes in the early dawn light highlighting it’s presence in this country. Your guide will take you to a special location to watch the sun rise over this amazing monolith and to enjoy an outback breakfast. You will visit Mutijulu Waterhole and learn the creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (python). After this short walk we will drive around the base of Uluru and hear stories of the Mala people before returning to the resort.
- $159 Adult, $128 Child (5-15yrs)
- 3 hrs, daily, SEIT (2023 Rates)
Kata Tjuta Sunrise, Ayers Rock
Revel in the early morning serenity of a truly spiritual place as the sunrise colours change on Kata Tjuta. View the 36 domes that comprise this spiritual place while watching the sun’s morning glow as the desert comes alive. Afterwards make your way to the western side of Kata Tjuta for an outback picnic breakfast. Then take a stroll between these mighty conglomerate rock walls at Walpa Gorge as your guide explains the significance of this men’s sacred ceremonial site, as well as how the environment and the unique geology has evolved over millions of years.
- $209 Adults, $168 Child (5-15yrs)
- 5 hrs, daily, SEIT (2023 Rates)
Uluru and Kata Tjuta Flight, Ayers Rock
See the amazing sites of spiritual Uluru and the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta on this spectacular flight in the Red Centre. The scenic flight will also allow you to view the desert features of the red ochred earth. This is an opportunity to view some of Australia’s greatest natural wonders from low level flying. This is a must do for photographers. The pilots, who double as your informative tour guides, have an extensive knowledge about the area, answering any questions you might have during your flight. Flights are available from sunrise through to sunset.
- $285 per person
- 30 mins, daily, Ayers Rock Helicopters (2023 rates)
Tali Wiru Outback Dining Experience, Ayers Rock
‘Tali Wiru’, meaning beautiful dune in local Anangu language, encapsulates the magic of fine dining under the Southern Desert sky. This open-air restaurant has magnificent views of Uluru and the distant domes of Kata Tjuta, for music the stillness of the desert and the sound of a didgeridoo. Relax with Champagne and canapés around a fire pit while you watch the sun set. As day turns to night, stroll to the top of the dune for a table d’hôte four-course dinner, matched with premium Australian wine. After dinner, a local storyteller will captivate you with stories of Aboriginal history, language, spirituality, land and culture.
- $420 Adult
- 4 hrs, daily, 1 Apr to 15 Oct ’23, departs 1hr prior to sunset, Voyages (2023 Rates)
Camel to Sunset, Ayers Rock
Meander for one hour through the rich red sand dunes on your friendly camel to watch the awe-inspiring backdrop of Uluru and Kata Tjuta change colour as the sun sets. The skilled cameleers tell stories of the Territory while they also describe the flora and fauna of the outback landscape surrounding you on your ride. Return to the farm at twilight to enjoy a selection of beverages and outback bush foods including their famous freshly baked beer bread damper. Tour times also available at sunrise, mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
- $145 per person
- 2.5hrs, daily, 1 Apr to Mar, departs 1.5hrs prior to sunset, Uluru Camel Tours (2023 Rates)
- Camel to Sunset Tour also available
West Macdonnell Ranges, Alice Springs
Experience the magnificent grandeur of the West MacDonnell Ranges and marvel at towering fiery red walls set aglow by the desert sun. Be amazed by the beautiful gorges and waterholes. Enjoy scenic walks at Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm, the Ochre Pits, and then lunch at Ormiston Gorge. On return to Alice Springs spend time at Ellery Creek Big Hole. This waterhole is one of Central Australia’s most pristine, so don’t forget your swimmers (summer tours only). The panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges are extraordinary for their immensity and the spectacular colours on display at sunset.
- $199 Adult, $104 Child (2-15yrs)
- Full Day, daily, Apr to Oct. Tue, Thu & Fri, Nov to Mar, Emu Run Experience (2023 Rates)