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  • Kings Canyon

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  • Uluru

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  • Ellery Creek

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  • Kings Canyon

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  • Kata Tjuta

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  • Watarrka National Park

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  • Glen Helen Gorge

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  • ANZAC Hill

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  • Thorny Devil

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  • Camels at Kata Tjuta

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  • Uluru

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  • Simpson Gap

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  • Alice Springs

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  • Custom 4WD vehicle

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  • Kings Canyon

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  • Uluru

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  • Ellery Creek

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  • Kings Canyon

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  • Kata Tjuta

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  • Watarrka National Park

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  • Glen Helen Gorge

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  • ANZAC Hill

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5 Day Uluru & Kings Canyon

  • An off-road adventure in Australia’s Red Centre
  • Visit Alice Springs & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Includes custom 4WD vehicles, accom. & more

Australia’s Red Centre is a region of wild beauty and diversity, of jaw-dropping natural wonders, remote outposts and sunsets that dance across the horizon. It’s also a bucket list destination for every Australian. Could 2021 be the year you finally experience its ancient magic for yourself?

Departing from Alice Springs, this amazing five-day tour will take you off the beaten track and show you the bucket list sights, the hidden gems, and so much in between. Begin with a night at leisure in historic Alice Springs, and then climb aboard the custom 4WD vehicle to explore dusty country roads, wild national parks and remote gorges, and gaze upon the vast expanse of the outback from scenic lookouts where there are no other tourists around for miles. Walk along the rugged rock cliffs of Kings Canyon, marvel at the soaring ochre-coloured domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), raise a glass to the sunset at ancient Uluru, take a refreshing dip in Glen Helen Gorge and much more!

The small group tour includes transport in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, four nights quality hotel and lodge accommodation, professional tour leader, and more. Sound like your kind of adventure?

ITINERARY

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Make your own way to Alice Springs and the centrally located accommodation for an early afternoon check-in. Enjoy the evening at leisure to experience some of the many highlights of Alice Springs.

Overnight: Mercure Alice Springs Resort, Alice Springs 
Meals included: None

The tour starts with a hotel pick up in the custom-built 4WD minibus. Over the next three days you’ll traverse beautiful backcountry roads with amazing backdrops in this impressive vehicle. First up enjoy a short sightseeing trip of Alice Springs including a stopover at the ANZAC Hill lookout and a visit to the historic Telegraph Station, where ‘The Alice’ was founded.

Afterwards, depart Alice Springs for Simpsons Gap in the Western MacDonnell Ranges National Park (Tjoritja), where you might spot cute rock wallabies during a short walk. Afterwards relax at Ellery Creek Big Hole, the secret site for Arrernte people and a popular outback swimming spot. Experience the Ghostgum Walk at Ormiston Gorge. Finish the day in Glen Helen at Glen Helen Lodge where you will enjoy dinner and an evening at leisure.

Glen Helen Lodge is the only roofed accommodation located within the Tjoritja - West MacDonnell Ranges National Park, 130km west of Alice Springs. This extraordinary landscape is 800 million years old and has been home to the Western Aranda Aboriginal people for tens of thousands of years. Enjoy a haven of outback hospitality with 25 motel rooms and an expansive campground. The property also has a popular local restaurant, bar/bistro, swimming pool and general store.

Overnight: Glen Helen Lodge, Glen Helen 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Start the day with a refreshing swim in Glen Helen Gorge surrounded by beautiful rock formations. Afterwards, depart Glen Helen and take the dusty Mereenie Road across a colourful semi-desert to Watarrka National Park. In the afternoon enjoy the 2-3 hrs walk up and across the famous Kings Canyon plateau, from the sandstone domes of the “Lost City“ to the oasis of the “Garden of Eden”. Feel on top of the world as you walk along the towering red rock cliffs and take in views of the forest of palms below. Finish the day at Kings Canyon Resort where you will have dinner and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. 

Please note: If the temperature is over 36 degrees, the King Canyon walk is closed and an alternative activity will be provided.

Overnight: Kings Canyon Resort, Petermann
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today depart Watarrka National Park and drive over red sand dunes and past salt lakes to Uluru National Park. Check-in at Outback Pioneer Hotel in Yulara and look for the most delicious spot for lunch in Yulara village (lunch not included). This afternoon travel to Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas) and take the “Valley of Winds” on a 1-2 hr walk to the lookout to view the soaring rock domes - these ochre-coloured shapes are an intriguing and mesmerising sight. Afterwards, catch a magnificent sunset at Uluru with a (now) traditional glass of sparkling wine before returning to the resort for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Outback Pioneer Hotel, Yulara 
Meals included: Breakfast

Wake up for an early morning departure to catch the sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock) followed by a relaxing walk to water holes and caves with Aboriginal rock paintings. Visit the award-winning Cultural Centre before returning to Yulara village for breakfast and where the tour concludes. 

Please Note: For customers wishing to transfer back to Alice Springs, a transfer can be arranged for $75 AUD per person and takes approx. 5-6 hours. This transfer can be arranged and paid for with the operator whilst on tour.


Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

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  • Explore the outback town of Alice Springs
  • Visit ANZAC Hill Lookout and the historic Telegraph Station on a sightseeing tour of Alice Springs
  • Journey through the Western MacDonnell Ranges
  • Explore Simpsons Gap, Ormiston Gorge and Ellery Creek Big Hole
  • Enjoy a refreshing swim in Glen Helen Gorge, surrounded by beautiful rock formations
  • Take the dusty Mereenie Road across the colourful, semi-desert to Watarrka National Park
  • Walk along the magnificent red rock cliffs of Kings Canyon
  • Relax with a night at leisure in the magnificent Kings Canyon
  • Drive over red sand dunes and ancient salt lakes to Uluru National Park
  • Marvel at the soaring ochre-coloured rock domes of Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas)
  • Enjoy a magnificent sunset at Uluru with a glass of sparkling wine
  • Witness a bucket list-worthy sunrise at Uluru
  • View ancient Aboriginal cave rock paintings 
  • 4 nights 3-4 star hotel & lodge accommodation
  • Enjoy a night in Glen Helen Lodge - the only lodge located within the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park
  • Spend a night at Kings Canyon Resort
  • Enjoy 6 meals including daily breakfast
  • Professional English speaking tour leader
  • Private 4WD Bus transportation with A/C

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Please note: this tour requires a minimum of 10 passengers to operate and departures are not guaranteed until this minimum number is met. Please refrain from booking travel arrangements such as flights prior to receiving a confirmation email that your departure date has hit minimum numbers and is now guaranteed. This confirmation email will be sent at least 60 days prior to the departure date, and if minimum numbers are not met a date change or refund will be offered.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 18th of September 2021.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $550 applies.
 
Departure Dates (2021)
April: 3, 17, 24
May: 1, 15, 22, 29
June: 5, 19
July: 10, 31
August: 21
September: 11, 18



Accommodation Used


3-4 Star (self-rated)

- Alice Springs: Mercure Alice Springs Resort

- Glen Helen: Glen Helen Lodge

- Petermann: Kings Canyon Resort

- Yulara: Outback Pioneer Hotel

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
- Mercure Alice Springs Resort (Pre/Post Tour): $190 per room including breakfast. Please contact TripADeal to check availability
- Outback Pioneer Hotel, Yulara (Post Tour): Available on request
Please note: extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
3 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
 
Bedding Configuration
2 x Single Bed or 1 x Queen/King (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 16 per vehicle.
 
Please note: this tour requires a minimum of 10 passengers to operate and departures are not guaranteed until this minimum number is met. Please refrain from booking travel arrangements such as flights prior to receiving a confirmation email that your departure date has hit minimum numbers and is now guaranteed. This confirmation email will be sent at least 60 days prior to the departure date, and if minimum numbers are not met a date change or refund will be offered.



- Visa fees and requirements (A visa is not required if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Domestic flights
- Airport Transfers
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Optional gratuities/tipping
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)



WHAT TO BRING
Essential Items:
-    Water bottles that hold up to 2.5l (water will be available on the bus to fill up bottles) – travellers have to carry at least 2.5l of water when doing walks. These are regulations by the local authorities/park rangers.
-    Suncream 50 LSF, hat, sunglasses
-    Comfortable, breathable clothes and walking shoes (avoid white/light shoes as the red dirt in the Outback will ruin them)
-    Longsleeve shirt for sun protection
 
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Alice Springs
The climate of Alice Springs in Australia's Red Centre is one of extremes, with hot summers and cold winters.
Summer (December – February)
In summer average temperatures range from 20 - 35°C (60 - 95°F), and can soar to around 40°C (104°F). January is the wettest month with around 40mm (1.5") of rainfall, however the climate is considered dry and arid for most of the year.
 
Autumn (March – May)
Autumn is one of the best times to visit Alice Springs, with warm days and cool nights. Average temperatures range from 12 - 27°C (53.6 - 80.6°F).
 
Winter (June – August)
During winter, average temperatures fall between 4.8 - 20°C (40.6 - 68°F), with July being the coolest month. Nighttime temperatures can drop below 0°C (32°F) and thick frost on the ground can resemble a carpet of snow.
 
Spring (September – November)
In spring the weather begins to warm up with average temperatures between 13.8 - 30.6°C (56.8 - 87°F). It can bring spectacular thunderstorms and cool evenings.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Some meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. Tipping is optional and at the customers discretion.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or an similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).



A tourist visa is not required if travelling within Australia.
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

·   1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.
 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·   If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.