5-day luxury outback getawayAdd a touch of class to your Red Centre holiday
This amazing 5-day adventure will see you around the rock, into the skies and through ancient canyons, with five-star pampering, fine dining and impeccable accommodation rounding out an incredible holiday.
Your luxury tour of the Red Centre
Experience the wide open spaces of the Red Centre of Australia on a trip that leaves you feeling completely refreshed. Imagine the finest luxuries against the most stunning natural backdrop, plus once-in-a-lifetime experiences at every turn.
With all your needs taken care of by highly experienced guides and hosts, this luxury tour of the Red Centre is sure to stay with you forever.
Fly in to Uluru
Your flight to Uluru sets the scene for a remarkable few days ahead. As your plane travels across the ancient landscape of central Australia, you’ll be struck by the colours and the vastness of the place. Feel the worries of your everyday life slip away as the incredible landscape reveals itself. Not long before you’re on the ground experiencing it all for yourself.
Settle in at Sails in the Desert
The flight lands at the small town of Yulara, the nearest town to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. It’s just a short drive to your accommodation at Sails in the Desert. This is an oasis of absolute luxury and decadence in one of the most remote regions on earth. Upon arrival, unwind with a dip in the swimming pool, which is fringed with gum trees to capture the essence of country around you.
Dine under the stars
Your destination for dinner is like nothing else you’ll ever experience. Tali Wiru – which translates to beautiful dune in local Anangu language – is an open-air gastronomic experience. It’s superbly situated on a remote sand dune overlooking Uluru and the distant domes of Kata Tjuta, serving up 5-star fare that showcases Aboriginal Australian flavours such as salt-baked celeriac, paperbark smoked onion soubise, or a remarkable pavlova with camel milk gelato, green ant meringue and more. Your meal is matched with premium Australian wines.
Experience the Field of Light
Following a sumptuous dinner, your self-guided, 45-minute Field of Light tour awaits. This critically acclaimed installation of 50,000 spindles of light – the brainchild of British artist Bruce Munro – sits in the middle of the desert and is truly mesmerising, with the solar-powered orbs gently swaying in the night breeze. The installation is now a permanent attraction.
Treat yourself to a massage
You’ve got a big day ahead. Relax and unwind with a pamper package from Red Ochre Spa at Sails in the Desert, an exquisite space that has been designed with total indulgence in mind.
Walk around the base of Uluru
A trek around the 12km base trail of Uluru is something you’ll remember forever. Your guide from SEIT Outback Australia will tell the cultural stories (Tjukurpa) of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (woma python), as well as many other Aboriginal creation stories associated with this Central Australian icon. Along the trail you’ll visit waterholes and the rock art sites of the ancients and learn of Uluru’s cultural significance to the Anangu (local Aboriginal) people.
Be transported to Longitude 131°
Following your memorable trek, it’s time to move on to your next luxury lodgings. Longitude 131° is the luxury desert basecamp at Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Australia’s spirited heartland. This place is the very epitome of outback opulence. Here, you’ll enjoy privacy and tranquillity against the backdrop of one of the most remarkable views on the planet.
Toast the end of a day to remember
Enjoy your favourite cocktail at the Dune-top Bar at Longitude 131°, while you watch the setting sun cast its colours over Uluru. Following drinks and canapes at this superlative bar, dine at the Dune House, where you’re sure to be intrigued by flavours and textures of the bush, such as desert-foraged herbs, finger limes, muntrie berries, quandongs and Davidson plums. It’s a uniquely local dining experience.
Wake with Uluru at your feet
Having slept on a sumptuous swag on the balcony of your stunning tented pavilion at Longitude 131°, awaken to unparalleled views of Uluru’s changing light as the sun rises in the sky. As you sip on a freshly brewed coffee, take a moment to reflect on this remarkable view – you’ll be leaving Uluru today to discover new, yet incredibly ancient, landscapes.
Drive to Kings Creek Station
Situated at the foot of the beautiful George Gill Range, just 36km from Kings Canyon, Kings Creek Station is a truly unique 2,000km2 slice of the Australian desert. Set amongst majestic desert oaks, Kings Creek Station is a working cattle and camel station that welcomes visitors in true outback style.
Your glamping accommodation awaits
Your room for the night is a luxurious, secluded Dreamtime Escarpment Tent, which is positioned on the escarpment to make the most of the stunning views. Your spacious, beautifully appointed tent takes glamping to the next level, with quality linens and décor, a king-sized bed, a private bathroom with a difference, luxury amenities, bathrobe and slippers, power, heating, air-conditioning and coffee machine. Lounge in the pool or on the deck with the vast desert as your backdrop.
Take flight & explore Kings Canyon
Kings Creek Station offers helicopter tours of the remarkable Kings Canyon and Australia’s spectacular Central Ranges. To appreciate the incredible scale of this landscape – with its vast maze of crags and canyons, rock formations and waterholes – book an extended, exclusive charter and take to the skies. Bring your camera and capture some of the scenery to take home with you.
The drive from Kings Creek Station to Alice Springs will give you time to reflect on the incredible experiences and scenery you’ve just encountered. As you travel along the outback road, you’ll gain a real sense of the vastness of Australia’s interior. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride, spotting birds and wildlife along the way. Arriving into Alice Springs, check your bags in at the Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters – the perfect place to freshen up after a few days in the desert.
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.
Float above the sunrise
Wake up before dawn to experience a sunrise balloon ride with Outback Ballooning. You’ll be treated to the spectacular colours of the early morning dawn over the MacDonnell Ranges – on most days, you’ll also see Australian wildlife, particularly kangaroos, in their natural environment. Enjoy a breakfast of muffins, banana bread, carrot cake, cheese, biscuits and fresh fruit accompanied by sparkling wine and fruit juice after your flight.
Another day, another spa treatment
This is a luxury holiday, after all. Book in for a 60-minute relaxation massage or a hot stone massage at Lavish Day Spa, the onsite spa at Crowne Plaza. Leave feeling revitalised and ready for an incredible evening ahead.
Reflect & refuel
The past five days have seen you travel to the heart of Australia, and have served up a remarkable array of experiences for your body and soul. Your final treat on this incredible journey is a mouth-watering meal at Tali, a premium fine-dining establishment featuring modern Australian and French flavours. While you dine, take a moment to reflect on all that you’ve done this past week and the possibilities ahead of you.
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