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6 days
1 World Heritage Site visited.
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You will visit: Northern Territory, including Alice Springs, Kings Canyon & Uluru

The Northern Territory is a parched land drenched in cultural history. Enjoy the beautiful hues of Uluru (Ayers Rock) with a champagne toast at sunset, take a walkabout and dine on crocodile and emu. This tour has it all, including a final hot air balloon ride option. The breathtaking scenery and comic local characters of Australia will enchant you!

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Itinerary + Backstage Pass & ME Time Optionals

ME Time Optionals

ME Time optionals will take your trip to a whole new level with unforgettable experiences unique to the places you visit. See more, do more, live more & go home completely regret-free. Costs for these aren’t included in your tour cost & are payable to your Tour Manager in local currency.

Backstage Pass

Your Backstage Pass gives you incredible exclusive experiences you’ll only get with Contiki. From food to accommodation to exclusive access to the best sights, your Backstage Pass gives you unbeatable value & a completely unique travel experience.

1 Alice Springs

Meet your Contiki crew and go on a tour of the Outback’s unofficial capital, ’The Alice’, famous for its remote location, its Aussie characters & its reputation as the national hub for Aboriginal art.

Visit ANZAC Hill lookout, Alice Springs Reptile Center, the important Aboriginal cultural site of Simpson’s Gap & West MacDonnell National Park. You'll also get to see Alice Springs Telegraph Station. We kick off the afternoon with a hand on expereince at the Alice Springs Reptile Center where you hear about some of Australia's the unique Outback reptiles, and if your brave enough, hold a python.

Tonight you'll get to know your fellow travellers over dinner

Hotel Dinner

  • See the MacDonnell Ranges from ANZAC Hill
  • Visit West MacDonnell National Park & see the stunning Aboriginal site of Simpsons Gap
  • Alice Springs Reptile Centre experience
  • See the dry Todd River which hosts the annual Henley-on-Todd Regatta
2 Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station

Jump start the day by learning about surviving in the bush with our included Aboriginal 'Bushtucker' tour. Our expert Aboriginal Guide will fill you in on the dos and don’ts of life in the bush, and you’ll even get to taste insects and plants if you’re adventurous.

Next up, Kings Creek Station. This working camel & cattle station serves up a real outback experience. Tonight, 'go bush' and sleep under the open sky at our overnight bush camp where you’ll see the desert sky light up with thousands of stars.

Outback bush camp Breakfast,Dinner

  • Aboriginal Dreamtime 'Bushtucker' tour in Alice Springs
  • Hike to the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole and the 'Lost City'
  • Stay at a cattle & camel station
  • See the desert night sky & stars
  • Sleep in a traditional Aussie 'swag' at an outback bush camp
  • Quad Bike Excursion
    A$85
  • Scenic Helicopter Flights
    from A$90
  • Camel Ride
    A$50
3 Kings Creek Station to Uluru

Today we make tracks to Uluṟu!

We drive by ancient (700 million years old!) Mt. Connor for 360° views over the red desert and take a walk through Uluṟu's neighbour - Kata Tjuṯa, or 'The Olgas' - before arriving at Yulara Resort. This environmentally designed resort is all about the outback and has a pool for you to cool off in after the drive.

Lodge Breakfast

  • Wake up to a bacon & egg breakfast
  • See the 700 million year old Mt. Conner & Lake Amadeus
  • Hike through Kata Tjuṯa (The Olgas)
4 Uluru

Start off the morning nice and early and watch the sun rise over this iconic natural wonder from the viewing area.

Get familiar with Uluṟu when your Tour Manager takes you around its base and gives you the background of the spiritual significance of this site for Aboriginal people.

For something different, choose an optional Harley Davidson ride or scenic flight.

Tonight, catch the sun set over the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Uluṟu (Ayers Rock), and grab some nibbles and bubbly to toast this amazing view.

Lodge Breakfast

  • Visit Uluru Cultural Centre
  • See Uluṟu at sunrise
  • Toast Uluṟu at sunset with drinks & nibbles
  • Harley Davidson motorcycle rides
    from A$55
  • Uluru & the Olgas Scenic Flights
    from A$90
5 Uluru to Alice Springs

It’s an easy-going start to the day today. Your Tour Manager will cook up a storm for breakfast, so load up on bacon & eggs!

We swing by a traditional Australian roadhouse, and then pull back into Alice Springs.

Tonight, join the group for an optional dinner at the Overlander Steakhouse, where you can try out kangaroo, crocodile, camel & steak while listening to Aussie folk songs.

Hotel Breakfast

  • Indulge in a BBQ 'Big Brekkie'
  • Visit a traditional Outback Roadhouse
  • Overlander Steakhouse 'Drovers Blowout' Meal
    A$60
  • Quad Bike Excursion
    A$125
6 Alice Springs

Start your last day on tour with an unforgettable experience. Get above it all in an optional hot air balloon ride over the red MacDonnell Ranges at dawn. Enjoy a bird’s eye view over these stunning, massive rock formations.

Our tour ends after breakfast and it’s time to say goodbye to your new friends and Contiki crew.

Breakfast

  • Hot Air Ballooning
    A$275

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Backstage Pass

Our backstage pass includes all of this and more, and it's free as part of your trip.

Exclusive Accommodation

  • 5 nights multi-share accommodation: 2 night in a hotel, 2 nights in a lodge, 1 night in an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging

Exclusive Team

  • An experienced and professional Tour Manager & Driver team
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities
  • National Park fees, local taxes & service charges

Exclusive Food

  • 7 meals:
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners

Exclusive Inclusions

  • See the MacDonnell Ranges from ANZAC Hill
  • Visit West MacDonnell National Park & see the stunning Aboriginal site of Simpsons Gap
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Me Time

  • Quad Bike Excursion
  • Scenic Helicopter Flights
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On a budget?

  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$191
  • You only need a US$200 deposit to book and pay in full 45 days before you travel.
  • Pay in installments, with Contiki Easy Pay

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