Southern Cross Tours and Travel
Luxury air conditioned coaches, unique experiences for touring school groups providing quality food.
Local and on the ground staff, Southern Cross Tours and Travel also work with indigenous communities to supply the highest quality staff.
24/7 support GPS tracked vehicles and sat phones on every vehicle ensure constant communication.
Experience the Northern Territory.
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Arriving at Uluru in time to check in enjoy lunch and all the afternoon touring and sunset options on offer.
Arriving in time for a light damper a billy tea breakfast. Scaling the towering kings canyon enjoy the vistas across Watarrka National park. It is as if you are in a helicopter. Your guide will take you on a journey through the multitude of landscapes, the canyon rim, petrified sand dunes, the lost city, fossils from some of the earliest life forms, discussing plants animals and explaining where the water is hidden. Sit at Cotterals lookout and meditate on central Australias beauty. Marvel at the prehistoric ocean floors frozen in time, and descend into the garden of Eden, where ancient cycads are just one of over 600 plant species within the park. Visually spectacular, emotionally breathtaking. Relax with lunch at Kings Creek station, famous for their camel burgers, great coffee and outback hospitality. Returning home travel through angus Downs station. Birth place of malpa wiru( good friend) and traditional owner Bob Randal, share his story and hopes for the future. Returning to your hotel in time for dinner.
Beginning your walk in the pre dawn twilight watch the sun's rays strike and bring to life the colours of red conglomerate rock. Enjoy an outback continental breakfast by an ancient creek bed, surrounded by river red gums, singing birds and if you are quiet even some rock wallabies may be spotted quietly, basking in the morning sun before they shelter for the day. Continue your walk along the creek bed enjoying the incredible photo opportunities provided by the morning light. Climb out of the shadows to the Karingana (bush mint) lookout, the true size and majesty of Kata Tjuta can be realised. Descending the rocky track circle around the back of the domes through the mulga valley to re-join the creek bed. Upon your return pause, climbing a sand dune viewing area where you can see Kata Tjuta as well as mountain peaks in Western Australia and South Australia all at the same time.
You may have one of the traditional owners their children or
grandchildren, an ancient Nankari (healer) or one of the many magnificent artists or elders that are residing at the base of Uluru within UKTNP. See the marks left in the landscape while you share traditional stories of battles, celebrations, crime and punishment, all passed down to your local guide, as part of an oral culture since time began. Develop an understanding for life in the desert learning traditional food gathering, bush medicine and hunting methods. Learn ancient tool making techniques. Visit the cultural centre and explore the local art galleries, perhaps even discover some paintings or punu (wood) work created by your own personal guide. Finally relax with an icy cool drink and some nibbles as the setting sun lights up Uluru and the surrounding desert plains. Please note as respect for the local Mutitjulu community whose artists and guides work closely with the business. No alcohol is served on the tours within UKTNP. On occasions cultural responsibilities may prevent the attendance of a local Mutitjulu guide.
The vastness of the half-lit desert landscape and the everchanging rock texture offers a spectacle second to none.
Luxury air conditioned coaches, unique experiences for touring school groups providing quality food. Local and on the ground staff, Southern Cross Tours and Travel also work with indigenous communities to supply the highest quality staff.. 24/7 support GPS tracked vehicles and sat phones on every vehicle ensure constant communication.
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