Red Center Explorer - 2 Days

Red Center Explorer - 2 Days
From AUD $579.00
  • Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
  • Product code: LOKSB-RA01-A

  • Itinerary

  • Day 1: Welcome to Uluṟu (Ayers Rock) – Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas)

    On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you’ll be transferred to the resort (flights to arrive prior to 1.00pm). Travel to Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas). Walk through Walpa Gorge, following the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuṯa. Later at the sunset viewing area, witness the striking colour changes of Uluṟu while sipping sparkling wine.

    Hotel: Outback Pioneer Lodge (Budget), Desert Gardens Hotel(Superior), Sails in the Desert Hotel (First Class) or Outback Pioneer Hotel (Standard), Ayers Rock Resort.

    Add-on the Uluṟu Barbecue Dinner for AUD$140. After sunset, join us under the stars at our exclusive venue. Enjoy sparkling wine on arrival, then dine on a menu of steak, lamb sausages, chicken skewers and garlic prawns, salads and a tasty dessert. All accompanied by a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks. There’s time for stargazing too (weather permitting).

    Day 2: Uluṟu Sunrise & Sacred Sites – Alice Springs

    Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. Afterwards board your coach and travel around the base of Uluṟu as your Driver Guide provides commentary about the sacred sites and features of Uluṟu. Continue to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will escort you to Mutiṯjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about native flora and the Aboriginal and European history of Uluṟu. Later visit the Uluṟu – Kata Tjuṯa Cultural Centre to see Aboriginal arts and crafts. This afternoon travel through beautiful and rugged scenery, as your Driver Guide talks about key landmarks, while sharing some local history and stories on the many sights you’ll pass en route. You’ll be amazed at the sight of Atila (Mt. Conner). Often mistaken for Uluṟu, it’s a distinctive flat-topped mountain that rises 300 metres above the desert sand. There’s time for an afternoon tea break (own expense) at Mt. Ebenezer Road House before arriving in Alice Springs.

    Upgrade to The Rising Sun & Sacred Walk for AUD$66. Experience the sacred beauty and culture of Uluṟu led by a member of the local Aṉangu people. View the majestic sunrise at Uluṟu then enjoy breakfast. Immerse yourself in Aṉangu culture as you gather around a campfire and learn about ancient bush skills. Then join your guide for an interpretive walk at the base of Uluṟu.

  • The above prices are the starting prices and only applicable during off seasons. Surcharges are applied for travel between 1/12 to 28/2, during any festival (like Chinese New Year etc), cruise arrival time and on School and Public Holidays in Australia due to the increase in accommodation cost. So contact us on bookings@lokshatours.com before you book to get the right price.

    2 Day Short Break

    Departs

    Daily at Ayers Rock Resort
    (Apr-Oct) 2.30pm 
    and (Nov-Mar) 3.00pm

    Returns

    7.00pm (Oct-Mar) 
    and 7.30pm (Apr-Sep) 
    in Alice Springs

    Inclusions

    • Accommodation
    • Experienced Driver Guides
    • Detailed and informative commentary
    • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

    What to bring

    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
    • Water bottle
    • Camera
    • Jacket in the cooler months

    Fitness requirement

    • Low level of fitness required for Uluru base walk. Base walk is a one hour (approximately) gentle walk on flat ground. 
      Or, Good level of fitness is required to climb Uluṟu.
    • Moderate level of fitness required for Kata Tjuta. Walking on uneven surface required to complete Walpa Gorge walk, however, guests can return to the coach at any time if needed.