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.
- $115 Adults, $58 Child (2-15yrs)
4 hrs, daily Apr to Nov 20 & Mar 21. Mon, Thu & Sat Dec 20 to Feb 21. 1.50pm, AAT Kings
A Night at Field of Light, Ayers Rock
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.
- $275 Adults, $138 Child (10-15yrs)
- 4½ hrs, daily Apr 20 to Mar 21, departs 1hr prior to sunset, Voyages
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.
- $138 Adults, $110 Child (5-15yrs)
- 3 hrs, daily, SEIT
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.
- $177 Adults, $141 Child (5-15yrs)
- 5 hrs, daily, SEIT
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
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.
- $380 Adult
- 4 hrs, daily, 1 Apr to 15 Oct 20, departs 1hr prior to sunset, Voyages