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Add a touch of class to your Red Centre holiday

Visit NTVisit NT11 months ago
 Add a touch of class to your Red Centre holiday

This fantastic 5-day experience will take you around the rock, into the skies, and through ancient canyons, with five-star pampering, great eating, and impeccable lodging rounding off an unforgettable vacation.

Your luxury tour of the Red Centre

Experience the vast open spaces of Australia's Red Centre on a vacation that will leave you feeling utterly rejuvenated. Imagine the greatest amenities set against a breathtaking natural backdrop, with once-in-a-lifetime adventures around every corner. This luxury tour of the Red Centre will leave an indelible impression on you, with all of your requirements catered to by highly experienced guides and hosts.

Day 1

Fly in to Uluru

Your flight to Uluru sets the tone for an unforgettable few days. You'll be amazed by the colors and the expanse of the country as your plane flies over central Australia's ancient environment. As the amazing landscape unfolds, let the troubles of your daily existence go away. It won't be long before you're on the ground, seeing everything for yourself.

Settle in at Sails in the Desert

The plane lands at Yulara, which is the closest settlement to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. It's only a short drive to Sails in the Desert, where you'll be staying. This location is a haven of ultimate luxury and decadence in one of the world's most remote locations. Unwind with a plunge in the swimming pool, which is surrounded by gum trees to capture the sense of country life.

Dine under the stars

Your dinner destination is unlike anything you've ever had before. Tali Wiru is an open-air gourmet experience that translates to "beautiful dune" in the native Anangu language. It's perched atop a desolate sand dune with views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta's distant domes, serving up five-star cuisine with Aboriginal Australian flavors like salt-baked celeriac, paperbark smoked onion soubise, or a spectacular pavlova with camel milk gelato, green ant meringue, and more. Premium Australian wines are paired with your meal.

Tali Wiru
Tali Wiru, Yulara Drive, Yulara NT, Australia

Experience the Field of Light

Your 45-minute self-guided Field of Light tour awaits you after a delectable dinner. This 50,000-spindle-of-light installation, the brainchild of British artist Bruce Munro, lies in the middle of the desert and is absolutely mesmerizing, with the solar-powered orbs softly swaying in the night breeze. The installation will be on display until the end of December 2020.

Field of Light Uluru
Field of Light Uluru, Yulara Drive, Yulara NT, Australia

Day 2

Treat yourself to a massage

You have a big day ahead of you. Relax and unwind with a spa package from Red Ochre Spa at Sails in the Desert, a magnificent venue built for absolute enjoyment.

Red Ochre Spa
Red Ochre Spa, Yulara NT, Australia

Walk around the base of Uluru

A trip across Uluru's 12 kilometer base track is an experience you'll never forget. The cultural stories (Tjukurpa) of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (woma python), as well as many other Aboriginal creation stories related with this Central Australian emblem, will be told by your guide from SEIT Outback Australia. You'll learn about Uluru's cultural significance to the Anangu (local Aboriginal) people as you hike through waterholes and historic rock art locations.

Be transported to Longitude 131°

It's time to move on to your next luxurious lodgings after your fantastic excursion. Longitude 131° is a premium desert basecamp in Australia's passionate heartland, Uluru-Kata Tjuta. This place is the pinnacle of outback luxury. You'll find seclusion and tranquility here, with one of the most breathtaking views on the world as a backdrop.

Longitude 131
Longitude 131, Yulara Dr, Yulara NT, Australia

Toast the end of a day to remember

While watching the sunset sun spread its colors over Uluru, sip your favorite beverage at the Dune-top Bar at Longitude 131°. After cocktails and canapes at this exceptional bar, dine at the Dune House, where desert-foraged herbs, finger limes, muntrie berries, quandongs, and Davidson plums will entice you with their flavors and textures. It's a one-of-a-kind dining experience.

Day 3

Wake with Uluru at your feet

Awaken to breathtaking views of Uluru's changing light as the sun rises in the sky after sleeping on a sumptuous swag on the balcony of your gorgeous tented pavilion at Longitude 131°. Take a minute to contemplate on this incredible view as you sip your freshly prepared coffee — you'll be leaving Uluru today to explore new, yet incredibly ancient landscapes.

Drive to Kings Creek Station

Kings Creek Station is a really unusual 2,000 square kilometer slice of the Australian desert, located at the foot of the picturesque George Gill Range, approximately 36 kilometers from Kings Canyon. Kings Creek Station is an operating cattle and camel station set among towering desert oaks that welcomes tourists in true outback flair.

Kings Creek Station
Kings Creek Station, Luritja Road, Petermann NT, Australia

Your glamping accommodation awaits

The Dreamtime Escarpment Tent, which is situated on the escarpment to take advantage of the spectacular views, will be your home for the night. With excellent linens and décor, a king-sized bed, a private bathroom with a difference, luxury amenities, bathrobe and slippers, power, heating, air-conditioning, and a coffee machine, your spacious, tastefully outfitted tent takes glamping to the next level. With the huge desert as your backdrop, relax in the pool or on the balcony.

Take flight and explore Kings Canyon

Helicopter excursions over the magnificent Kings Canyon and Australia's beautiful Central Ranges are available from Kings Creek Station. Book an extended, exclusive charter and take to the skies to experience the enormous magnitude of this region, with its huge maze of crags and canyons, rock formations and waterholes. Bring your camera and take some pictures of the landscape to take home.

Day 4

Hello, Alice

The drive from Kings Creek Station to Alice Springs will provide you with plenty of opportunities to think on the fantastic experiences and sights you've just had. You'll get a genuine feeling of the vastness of Australia's interior as you ride down the outback route. Enjoy the ride by sitting back, relaxing, and viewing birds and wildlife along the way. Check in at the Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters when you arrive in Alice Springs — it's the ideal spot to rest after a few days in the desert.

Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, an IHG Hotel, Barrett Drive, Alice Springs NT, Australia

Enjoy an Earth Sanctuary dinner under the stars

Experience the spirit of the outback at the award-winning Earth Sanctuary Dinner and Star Show. A shuttle bus will take you to Earth Sanctuary’s secluded location in time to watch a spectacular sunset over the East MacDonnell Ranges. As the sky darkens, a dazzling canopy of stars reveals itself. Your welcoming hosts will share stories of ecology, culture and astronomy along with a delicious, home cooked gourmet BBQ dinner.

Day 5

Float above the sunrise

Outback Ballooning will take you on a sunrise balloon flight if you get up early enough. On most days, you'll observe Australian wildlife, particularly kangaroos, in their natural habitat, as well as the beautiful colors of the early morning dawn over the MacDonnell Ranges. After your flight, treat yourself to a breakfast of muffins, banana bread, carrot cake, cheese, biscuits, and fresh fruit, accompanied by sparkling wine and fruit juice.

Another day, another spa treatment

After all, this is a luxury vacation. At Crowne Plaza's onsite spa, Lavish Day Spa, book a 60-minute relaxation massage or a hot stone massage. You'll feel rejuvenated and ready for an unforgettable evening ahead.

Lavish Day Spa
Lavish Day Spa, Barrett Drive, Desert Springs NT, Australia

Reflect and refuel

You've spent the last five days traveling across Australia's heartland, and you've had a wonderful mix of body and spirit sensations. A scrumptious lunch at Tali, a premium fine-dining restaurant offering current Australian and French flavors, will be your final reward on this fantastic tour. While you're eating, take a time to think on everything you've accomplished this week and the opportunities that lie ahead.

Tali
Tali, Barrett Drive, Alice Springs NT, Australia
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