AUSSIE RED CENTRE 2022

                                                               

                                                        CONFERENCE ITINERARY

                                                                                     22 - 27 MAY 2022

                                                                              B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner

 

                                                        

 

SUNDAY 22           ALICE SPRINGS                                                                                                                           D

 
Welcome to Alice Springs! On arrival a group transfer will take you to our hotel for a 2 night stay.  Depending on your flight arrival time, you may like to wander in Alice Springs' town centre & enjoy lunch in one of many cafes or take a dip in the resort pool. Our conference sessions start mid afternoon followed by our welcome dinner
 
Overnight: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Alice Springs
 
 
 
MONDAY 23          ALICE SPRINGS                                                                                                                          BD
 
This morning we’ll visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service to learn about their history & role in the Red Centre. After free time for lunch, we’ll travel to Simpson’s Gap, one of the gaps in the West MacDonnell Ranges & home to various plants and wildlife, including the black-footed rock-wallaby. We’ll
walk through Standley Chasm, a magnificent gorge also in the West MacDonnell Ranges. This evening we visit a family owned & operated Nature Centre situated on 100 acres of desert wilderness overlooking the spectacular East MacDonnell Ranges. You’ll enjoy an open-air 3 course  BBQ dinner with entertainment as the Milky Way lights up the sky. Two of the brothers are paramedics & will give a talk on their medical experience in Alice Springs
 
Overnight: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Alice Springs
 
              
          Image courtesy of Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught                                                        Image courtesy of Tourism NT                                                                         
 
 
 
TUESDAY 24         ALICE SPRINGS - KINGS CANYON                                                                                            BLD
 
Today we leave Alice Springs behind & travel south to Kings Canyon for a night. Along the way we’ll have lunch at a camel farm & the farm owners have a gallery of their highly creative designs & textiles. On arrival at Kings Canyon, we’ll visit the Watarrka National Park to do the 2km Kings Canyon Lower Rim creek bed walk. You’ll see a variety of plant life growing out of rocks & a viewing platform for impressive views of the canyon rim. Tonight you can watch the sun setting over Kings Canyon from our resort. There will be some conference sessions today
 
Overnight: Kings Canyon Resort
 
            
                Image courtesy of Tourism NT/Matt Glastonbury                                                                                           Image courtesy of Kings Canyon Resort
 
 
 
WEDNESDAY 25    KINGS CANYON - ULURU                                                                                                            BL
 
It’s an early rise this morning! Gaze across the deep chasm at the edge of Kings Canyon as you embark on a sunrise 6km walk around the rim, highlights include the domed ‘Lost City' & the luscious ‘Garden of Eden'. Wherever you are on this walk there are beautiful views. We return to the resort for breakfast then visit the Wanmarra Community - an aboriginal outstation - to learn about the Luritja & Pertame people’s spiritual connection to the land. Discover bush food & medicine used for spirituality & healing. We leave Kings Canyon behind & drive across desert landscapes, lunch will be taken at Kings Creek Station, which is a working cattle property & the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. 
We continue onto Ayers Rock Resort. There will be some conference sessions today
 
Overnight: Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort
 
             
                 Image courtesy of Tourism NT/Jason Van Miert                                                                                             Image courtesy of Tourism NT/Jason Van Miert 
 
 
 
THURSDAY 26       ULURU                                                                                                                                          BD

Early this morning, we’ll drive to the Kata Tjuta western dunes viewing area to witness the spectacular sunrise over Kata Tjuta with Uluru in the distance. After our onsite breakfast we’ll visit Kata Tjuta, 36 domes of red-hued sedimentary rock. We’ll walk into Walpa Gorge, along a gentle 2.6 km return track that follows the natural creek allowing you to walk right between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuṯa. We’ll visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre for free time to eat lunch (own expense) then travel onto Uluru to complete the Kuniya & Mala Walks & experience the majesty of the sacred Mutitjulu Waterhole, where you’ll hear about the area’s distinct geological & cultural history. You’ll see desert wildlife, hear timeless stories & view spectacular rock art. The presence of water means this area is particularly lush and shady. Our farewell dinner this evening is the Sounds of Silence experience, which has been entered into the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame. It begins with canapes & chilled sparkling wine upon a dune top, overlooking the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. As the sun sets & darkness falls, listen to the sound of a didgeridoo as you are seated for a 3 course bush tucker inspired meal. The resident star talker decodes the southern night sky, locating the Southern Cross, the signs of the zodiac, the Milky Way, as well as planets & galaxies that are visible due to the exceptional clarity of the atmosphere.

Overnight: Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Image courtesy of Tourism NT/Sean Scott

                                     Image courtesy of Tourism Australia                                                                                                            Image courtesy of Tourism NT/Matt Glastonbury 

 
 
 
FRIDAY 27             ULURU                                                                                                                                          B
 
On our last morning at Uluru, you’ll experience artist Bruce Munro’s Field of Light. As the sun rises, enjoy a tea or coffee & wander through 50,000 hand-crafted frosted glass spheres of light, in colours changing from ochre, deep violet, blue & white. Then make your way to the dune top & watch in awe as the sun pops up in the distance behind Uluru, flooding the landscape with light.
 
              
                  Image courtesy of Tourism NT/Matt Glastonbury                                                                                           Image courtesy of Tourism Australia/Nicholas Kavo
 
 
After breakfast at the resort, you’ll be transferred to the airport to fly home.
 
Extra rooms have been booked for tonight, for anyone wanting an extra day to relax, explore more or take a balloon/helicopter ride over Uluru
 
                                                             
                                                                                                   Image courtesy of Tourism NT/Emilie Ristevski
 
 
 
 
INCLUSIONS
 
• 5 night’s accommodation with daily breakfasts
• 2 lunches & 4 dinners
• Conference room in Alice Springs incl AV equipment & bottle of water & other sessions throughout the trip 
• Visit to the RFDS
• Sightseeing & walks as per the itinerary
• Visit to the Wanmarra Aboriginal Community
• National Park fees
• CPD points
• Group airport transfer on arrival in Alice Springs & Resort transfer on departure from Uluru 
• Air-conditioned coach travel throughout with a driver guide
• Medical Tours Australia staff on site
 
 
 
EXCLUSIONS
 
• Airfares - we can organize these for you & will book the cheapest seats available on the day of booking 
• Meals & beverages unless mentioned above
• Items of a personal nature, ie: internet, laundry, etc.
• Travel insurance
• Gratuities

 

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