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Northern Territory Voyages Experiences
Suggested Northern Territory Itineraries
Northern Territory Sightseeing Tours


Northern Territory Voyages Experiences

Regardless of which hotel you choose to stay at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, you can experience the beauty of the living cultural landscape of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

With over 65 tours, local activities and attractions within the resort and the Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) National Park, your days will be action-packed. Ride a camel across the desert dunes, hop on a Harley, or embark on a base walk of Uluru. Take part in Indigenous guest activities or enjoy the iconic Sounds of Silence dining experience under the outback stars. You are guaranteed to leave with memories to last a lifetime.

Contact us now for amazing Uluru (Ayers Rock) holiday packages with Voyages Outback Pioneer, Voyages Sails in the Desert and Voyages Desert Gardens.

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Suggested Northern Territory Itineraries

4 Days Tropical Top End
7 Days Red Centre Escape

Tropical Top End - Darwin, Kakadu & Arnhem Land

4 days / 3 nights from Darwin

Day 1: Darwin

As you arrive in Darwin enjoy the many sights that are on offer. Walk around the marina and enjoy some amazing food and wine and be sure to visit the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. In the evening enjoy a four-course meal discovering the wonders of Darwin harbour on board a sunset dinner cruise. Spend the night at the Travelodge Mirambeena Resort.

Day 2: Darwin - Kakadu

Travel deep into Kakadu National Park. Take a guided walk to view Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock. After lunch join the famous Yellow Water Billabong Cruise to observe saltwater crocodiles and prolific bird life. Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre and view the informative displays and exhibits. Spend the night at Aurora Kakadu.

Days 3 - 4: Kakadu - Darwin

An early start this morning as you travel by 4WD vehicle into Arnhem Land and the Mikinj Valley. Travel through spectacular scenery including sandstone outcrops, escarpments, forests, floodplains and billabongs. Learn about traditional land ownership, bush skills, hunting, food gathering and how to prepare bush tucker. View Aboriginal rock art in its natural state - no fences or barriers. Most tours are accompanied by an Aboriginal guide. Travel back to Darwin. Spend the night at Travelodge Mirambeena Resort.

Important information: A National Park entry fee of $25 per person and is payable direct. Darwin Cruise does not operate between 1 December and 31 March.

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Red Centre Escape

Days 1 - 2: Alice Springs

Spend two nights in Alice Springs exploring the wonders of one of Australia’s most loved outback townships. Whilst in Alice Springs, spend a full day admiring the West MacDonnell Ranges, Hermannsburg, Finke River and Palm Valley on the Palm Valley Safari tour. As you return to Alice Springs marvel at the ever changing colours of the ranges as the sun sets. Spend 2 nights at the All Seasons Oasis.

Days 3 - 5: Alice Springs - Kings Canyon

Hire a car from Alice Springs and make your way to Kings Canyon. The following day explore Kings Canyon with a guided three hour tour. As you climb, the views of the Watarrka National Park and the canyon are breath taking. If you still have the energy after your climb, enquire about the remarkable Under a Desert Moon dinner at your hotel (own expense). Spend 2 nights at the Kings Canyon Resort.

Days 6 - 7: Kings Canyon - Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Drive from Kings Canyon to Uluru (Ayers Rock). You can see Uluru in the distnace, from your accommodation. The following morning, rise early and take part in watching nature at its best with the Uluru Sunrise and Base tour. Watch the colours of the suns rays transform Ayers Rock, something that you will never forget. Spoil yourself with the Sounds of Silence dinner that evening, sip champagne and enjoy canapés on a secluded sand dune as you watch the sun set. You will then follow a path where you will find your white-clothed dining table, ready for your gourmet barbeque. As dinner comes to an end, with the crackling of the campfire in the background, be captivated by the resident astronomer who will take you on a journey through the stars of the desert sky. Spend 2 nights Voyages Lost Camel Resort.

Important information: a National Park entry fee of $25 per person is payable direct. Palm Valley Safari Tour departs on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday only. Children 10 years and under are not permitted for the Sounds of Silence dinner and the tour is subject to availablity and weather conditions permitting. Surcharges apply on 25 and 31 December, ask for details. Hertz Car Hire is based on pick-up at Alice Springs Airport and drop-off at Ayers Rock Airport.

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Northern Territory Sightseeing Tours

Darwin & Surround
Kakadu and Arnhem Land
Katherine
Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Kings Canyon
Alice Springs


Darwin & Surround Sightseeing Tours

Litchfield National Park
Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruises
Darwin City Sights Tour
Territory Wildlife Park
Frontline Australia WWII Journey
Kakadu Highlights
Down South - Litchfield National Park
Kakadu, Nourlangie Rock and Yellow Water
Kakadu National Park
Crocosaurus Cove - Cage of Death
Crocosaurus Cove - Big Croc Feed Experience
Tiwi Island Aboriginal Culture Tour
Katherine Gorge Cruise
Kakadu, Ubirr and Guluyambi Cruise


Litchfield National Park

Experience Litchfield National Park’s diverse natural beauty including sandstone escarpments, monsoon rainforest and spectacular waterfalls. Come face to face with fascinating termite mounds, native birds and wildlife. Highlights include the Tabletop Range, Giant Magnetic Termite Mounds, Tolmer Falls and caves, Florence Falls and Wangi Falls. Note: Minimum of 6 passengers required for tour to operate.

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Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruises

Discover the wonders of Darwin Harbour with one of the many cruises Darwin Harbour Cruises has to offer. The Charles Darwin Sunset Cruise is the best way to experience Darwin’s famous sunsets and includes great commentary on the harbour and Darwin’s history. The Alfred Nobel Sunset Dinner Cruise is a unique tropical dining experience aboard the schooner ‘Alfred Nobel’ and includes a four course seated Australian gourmetstyle meal including a fresh seafood platter. This cruise is a must for the perfect start or finale of your Darwin experience. Taste of the Territory Cruise offers a delicious light tasting plate of Territory style food and commentry on sites and history of Darwin’s Harbour. Note: Cruises do not operate on 25 December and 1 January.

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Darwin City Sights Tour

This fascinating half-day tour includes visits to many different historic and significant sites and attractions, where your guide will share some of the stories of diverse events and the colourful characters that helped shape the city into what it is today - all in air-conditioned comfort. Included are visits to the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences, Darwin Wharf Precinct, East Point, Cullen Bay, Chinese Temple, the Botanic Gardens and other historic areas of Darwin. On conclusion of the tour you will be returned to your accommodation. Note: Tour does not operate 25 December and 1 Janudary.

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Territory Wildlife Park

A perfect introduction to the wildlife and ecosystems found in the Northern Territory. The Territory Wildlife Park is set amongst 400 hectares of natural bushland and is home to a huge collection of wildlife. Explore the many exhibits, including the nocturnal house, the aquarium with viewing tunnel, aviaries, bird of prey display and more. Note: Tour does not operate on 25 December and 1 January.

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Frontline Australia WWII Journey

Starting your WWII journey head out to Charles Darwin National Park. Visit the WWII display followed by a visit to the lookout platform with wonderful views of Darwin harbour and wetlands. Board a cruise and leave the wharf precinct to the site of the most significant American warship wreck in Australian waters. The first part of the cruise takes us to Doctors Gully which was once a Catalina flying boat base, then on to the modern day Navy Base, HMAS Coonawarra. Sonar of the wreck and footage from WWII will be shown during the cruise with passengers disembarking at Cullen Bay. Head out to East Point and explore the Military Precinct and visit the Darwin Military Museum.

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Kakadu Highlights

This tour is ideal for people with limited time to give a glimpse of what Kakadu has to offer and who enjoy touring in a small sized group. Turning off the Stuart Highway, travel along the Arnhem Highway and pass the major river systems and wetland regions into Kakadu National Park. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre with informative displays, before joining Kakadu’s fabled Yellow Waters Wetland Cruise to experience the beauty of the Kakadu wetlands. After a buffet lunch at Cooinda explore the World Heritage Area of Ubirr Rock where we climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries to the lookout for the famous view over surrounding wetlands. Late afternoon make your way out of the park before returning to Darwin mid evening. Note: Tour does not operate on 25 December and 1 January. A National Park fee of $25 per person is payable direct.

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Down South - Litchfield National Park

Travel south from Darwin and ascend the rocky Tabletop Range where dry woodlands and forests dominate the huge sandstone plateau. Stop to view giant magnetic termite mounds, some standing well over two metres tall. See the picturesque double waterfall forming Florence Falls, surrounded by rainforest, then continue to Tolmer Falls, noted as one of the most spectacular in the park, cascading over two high escarpments and plunging into a deep waterhole below. Continue to the rock pool at Wangi Falls where there’s time for a refreshing swim in the crystal waters or perhaps take a nature walk to the top of the falls. Note: Tour does not operate on 26 December. Seasonal conditions may affect inclusions from time to time.

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Kakadu, Nourlangie Rock and Yellow Water

Depart Darwin and enter Kakadu National Park, Australia’s largest and arguably most famous national park. Kakadu’s vast wetlands and ancient escarpment are home to Australia’s largest and most diverse bird populations and carry outstanding natural and cultural significance. Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre before joining a guided cruise along Kakadu’s most famous wetland area, Yellow Water Billabong, keeping an eye out for the region’s abundant wildlife, including crocodiles. After lunch, take a guided tour to Nourlangie Rock to see-well preserved galleries of Aboriginal rock art. The unique x-ray style works record the culture and evolution of the people over the past 40,000 years. Depart Nourlangie Rock and return to the city of Darwin, where your day’s touring draws to its conclusion.

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Kakadu National Park

Depart Darwin and enter Kakadu National Park. Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre where the traditional Aboroginal land owners (Bininj) of Kakadu National Park will tell stories of their culture through the displays and exhibitions. Join a guided cruise on Yellow Water Billabong. Keep an eye out for the wildlife, including crocodiles. See rock art sites at Nourlangie Rock. En-route to Darwin, stop at Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre and learn about the wildlife, seasonal changes, arious animal groups and local Aboriginal and European history. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with views over the floodplains. Note: A fuel surcharge may apply and payable direct on the day of travel.

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Crocosaurus Cove - Cage of Death

The ultimate face to face encounter commences as you are lowered into one of three crocodile enclosures. Each cage dive will spend approximately 5 minutes in each of the 3 enclosures! Operated by an over-head monorail, the Cage of Death has you suspended above the crocs before being lowered into the pens to get an up close and personal look at these amazing reptiles. Don’t miss the chance of getting 360 degree views of you and the crocs as our on-site photographers captures amazing images both inside and outside of the crocodile enclosure. Full day entry to Crocosaurus Cove is also included and features such activities such as, Fishing for Crocs, Hold a baby Croc, Meet the Reptiles, Barramundi Feeding, Big Croc feed show and more. Note: The attraction does not operate on 25 December. Minimum age is 15 years. Persons between 15 and 17 years must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum two person per cage.

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Crocosaurus Cove - Big Croc Feed Experience

This tours offers a unique opportunity to get behind the scenes and participate in feeding some of Australia’s largest Saltwater crocodiles. Highlights include an introduction to the World’s largest display of Australian reptiles and the Top End’s aquatic creatures where you will get the opportunity to meet and feed inhabitants such as Whip-rays, Sawfish, Archer Fish and Barramundi. Under the supervision of our experienced crocodile handlers, guest will also gain VIP access to the Big Croc Feed Show and gain a greater knowledge of one of the world’s most deadly predators. Full day entry to Crocosaurus Cove is also included and features such activities such as, Fishing for Crocs, Hold a baby Croc, Meet the Reptiles, Barramundi Feeding and more. Note: The attraction does not operate on 25 December.

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Tiwi Island Aboriginal Culture Tour

After a 30 minute scenic flight arrive at Bathurst Island. Here you will be taken on a journey through the Aboriginal community of Nguiu. Visit the museum with its displays of traditional art and depictions of the Tiwi Dreamtime stories, and the early mission precinct with its unique Tiwi-style Catholic church. Purchase Tiwi arts, crafts and fabric at island prices. There will also be a performance of totem dances and a smoking ceremony to bless the visitors. Set out for a scenic drive through the wilderness of Bathurst Island. Enjoy lunch and visit a local waterhole for a swim (bring swimmers and towel). Note: Make your own way to the General Aviation Terminal. Itinerary subject to change in July. Minimum 4 passengers required for tour to operate. Departure time is subject to change. Tour does not operate from 14 December to 31 January.

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Katherine Gorge Cruise

Today, visit the Adelaide River War Cemetery the resting place for many Second World War soldiers and civilians killed in the 1942 air raids on Darwin. Continue via Pine Creek to the township of Katherine, a popular tourist centre and one of the Northern Territory’s most important agricultural and grazing regions. Travel to Nitmiluk National Park, this spectacular park encompasses 13 gorges, all formed by the mighty Katherine River. Enjoy a memorable cruise between the sheer walls of majestic Katherine Gorge. Your guide will detail the region’s flora and fauna, and explain the significance of the gorge for the Aboriginal people of this area. After a relaxing lunch, visit beautiful Leliyn (Edith Falls) where there’s the opportunity for a swim (conditions permitting) before returning to Darwin. Note: Tour does not operate on 25 December and 1 January.

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Kakadu, Ubirr and Guluyambi Cruise

Travel across the Marrakai Plains and journey into the worldrenowned Kakadu National Park, home to a profusion of birds and other native fauna. View the ancient Aboriginal rock paintings at Ubirr, which has been added in its own right to the World Heritage List because of its anthropological and archaeological value. After lunch join the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise along the East Alligator River with an Aboriginal guide. Learn about the ancient culture and legends of the region. With special permission from the local custodians, disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river for a short walk into Arnhem Land. Enjoy a display of traditional hunting and gathering techniques and implements, before returning to Darwin. Note: Ubirr, Guluyambi Cultural Cruise and Arnhem Land are subject to season conditions and may be substituted with alternative touring. Tour does not operate on 25 December, 26 December and 1 January.

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Kakadu and Arnhem Land

Yellow Water Cruise
Guluyambi Cultural Cruise

 

 

 


Yellow Water Cruise

Cruise through the tranquil waters and witness wildlife in abundance around the majestic 10 kilometre Yellow Water Billabong, in the heart of Kakadu National Park. The expert cruise guides are justly famous for their fascinating stories and knowledge on local aboriginal customs and ceremonies, as well as the flora and fauna of the region. The landscape is enlivened with sighting of Jabiru, Sea Eagle, Brolga and Whistling Kite. NOTE: A shuttle operates from Gagudju Lodge Cooinda to Yellow Water billabong and departs 15 minutes prior to cruise time.

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Guluyambi Cultural Cruise

Take in the wonderful pristine wilderness and leisurely cruise up stream along Kakadu’s spectacular East Alligator River. An Aboriginal guide will provide an insight into the culture; local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, traditional uses for many plants and animals as well as bush survival skills. Disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river and be treated to a display of traditional hunting and gathering implements before heading back downstream. NOTE: Cruise departs from the East Alligator River Up Stream Boat Ramp. Itinerary may be subject to change.

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Katherine

Nabilil Dreaming Sunset Cultural Cruise
Dawn Break Breakfast Cruise
Timeless Land Three Gorge Cruise

 

 


Nabilil Dreaming Sunset Cultural Cruise

Nabilil is a dragon-like figure who name Nitmiluk after hearing the song of the cicada (nitnit, nitnit). Sit back and relax as the tranquility of the evening transports you into a spiritual world of Indigenous culture and history. You will discover the music, stories and ways of life of the Jawoyn people to a magnificent backdrop of cliff faces changing colour with the sunset. Experience the spectacular beauty of the gorge by candlelight whilst enjoying a delicious smorgasbord and glass of wine. Note: Wear appropriate footwear. Tour is subject to river and weather conditions. Operates with a minimum of 10 passengers.

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Dawn Break Breakfast Cruise

The colours of the early morning create a visual feast as the first two gorges awaken, mist rising above the smooth surface, wildlife stirring from the night, the air crisp and clear. This cruise will allow passengers to discover the unspoilt beauty of the morning while enjoying a full buffet breakfast on board. A truly memorable start to the day and a photographer’s dream. Note: Tour is subject to river and weather conditions. Operates with a minimum of 10 passengers.

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Timeless Land Three Gorge Cruise

On arrival at the gorge prepare for a truly memorable experience on a four hour cruise as you travel through the first three of thirteen gorges. Light refreshments are included. Note: Bring swimwear and towel and appropriate footwear. Tour is subject to river and weather conditions. Operates with a minimum of 6 passengers.

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Uluru (Ayers Rock) Sightseeing Tours

Sounds of Silence
Tali Wiru
Uluru Sunrise, Climb or Base Tour
Uluru Base Tour and Sunset Drinks
Uluru Tour Pass
Uluru Sunrise and Kata Tjuta Tour
Walpa Gorge, Uluru Sunset & BBQ Tour
Camel to Sunrise Tour
Helicopter Scenic Flights
Ayers Rock Scenic Flights
Kings Canyon Day Tour
Uluru Sunrise and Guided Cultural Base Walk
SEIT Kata-Tjuta
Desert Awakenings
Mt Connor 4WD Outback Adventure
Kata Tjuta Valley of the Winds Walk


Sounds of Silence

Your journey begins on a lone sand dune. A meandering path takes you to an uninterrupted, 360-degree view of this vast landscape. In front of you is the fabled Uluru; behind you are the domes of Kata Tjuta. Enjoy sparkling wine and a selection of canapes. As the sun sets, and the sounds of a didgeridoo echo out into the night, dine on a gourmet barbecue buffet of authentic Australian delicacies complemented by some of Australia’s finest wines. Attention then turns to some of the world’s best stargazing, as a resident astronomer takes you on an unforgettable tour of the spectacular southern night sky. After dinner, you are offered a choice of tea, coffee and port. Be sure to book in advance to secure your spot dining under the sparkling outback sky. Note: Children under 10 years are not catered for. Tour subject to weather conditions.

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Tali Wiru

An intimate dining experience under the outback sky. Experience ‘tali wiru’, the beautiful dune. Relax with champagne and canapés around a firepit while you watch the sun set. As day turns to night, stroll to the top of the dune for a table d’hote four-course dinner, matched with premium Australian wine. The contrast between the spectacular natural setting and the world-class gastronomic adventure on your plate is simply awe-inspiring. After dinner a local storyteller will captivate you with celestial creation stories. Enjoy coffee, tea and dessert wine before you drift back to the ‘real world’ and your transfer back to the resort. Note: Children under 13 years are not catered for. Tour subject to weather conditions.

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Uluru, Sunrise, Climb or Base Tour

Rise early this morning to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area. Watch the first rays of dawn set the Red Centre alight whilst enjoying a warm cup of tea, coffee or milo and biscuits. For those with a good level of fitness there is the opportunity to climb Uluru. Alternatively, non-climbers can choose to take a (non-guided) peaceful stroll along the Mala Walk. After the climb, join your guide for a tour around the base of Uluru. Continue to the Mutitjulu Walk where you will be escorted to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the area as your guide points out some native flora and explains the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, learn about Aboriginal culture and see Aboriginal arts and crafts. Note: A $25 National Park entry fee is payable direct.

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Uluru Base Tour and Sunset Drinks

Upon collection from your hotel early in the afternoon, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Maruku Arts and Craft Cooperative, dedicated to interpreting Anangu culture and law. Then it’s on to the waterhole of Mutitjulu for a guided walk, viewing ancient cave paintings. Later, on the Mala Walk, you will learn the story of the Mala people who once lived at Uluru. See painted caves and learn of the region’s geology and flora. Touring the base of Uluru, visit Kantju Gorge, a waterhole and old hunting ground. Watch the sunset over Uluru, admire the ever-changing colours of the monolith while the sun sinks below the horizon. Enjoy wine and canapes as the dusk deepens into night. Note: A $25 National Park entry fee is payable direct.

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Uluru Tour Pass

Designed to give you complete freedom of touring with prebooked and pre-paid arrangements. Included in the pass is the national park entry fee and you may choose to combine the Uluru (Ayers Rock) Base Tour and Sunset Drinks or Uluru Sunrise and Kata Tjuta Tour. Tours and date of travel must be advised at time of booking.

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Uluru Sunrise and Kata Tjuta Tour

Rise early and enter Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Enjoy a revitalising cup of tea or coffee as you witness Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunrise and watch the desert come to life. With the sun climbing in the morning sky, travel to the western section of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to the immense 36 rock domes of Kata Tjuta. Enjoy a guided walk into Walpa (Olga) Gorge. Marvel at the sheer walls that flank you as you enter the gorge. Learn of the domes’ formation and of the wildlife in the region. Some of the plants you will see here are so rare that they are only found among these rocky domes. Note: A National park entry fee of A$25 is payable direct on the day of travel.

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Walpa Gorge, Uluru Sunset and BBQ Tour

Travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. On the way, stop at a lookout for panoramic views the southern side of Kata Tjuta. Continue on before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. In the late afternoon travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness and photograph the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset whilst enjoying nibbles and a glass of wine. Then travel on to our exclusive venue to enjoy a BBQ dinner.

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Camel to Sunrise Tour

Enjoy the cool morning air as the sun rises and skilled cameleers describe the flora and fauna on a peaceful one hour camel ride through stunning sand-dune country with the awe-inspiring backdrop of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Billy tea and freshly baked beer bread is offered afterwards. Alternatively climb aboard your camel late afternoon and watch as the sun sets over the desert. A refreshing glass of sparkling wine or beer and bush snacks await you at the end of the trail. Note: Tours do not operate 14 July and 15 July (Camel Cup weekend), 25 December and 1 January. Not suitable for children under 5 years. Minimum 4 passengers required for tours to operate. Maximum weight 100kg per person applies. Guests must be able to mount saddle unaided.

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Helicopter Scenic Flights

Step aboard for your unforgettable scenic helicopter flight over the two most significant landmarks in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park World Heritage area. Combine the unsurpassed splendour of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) in the one flight. If your budget is a little tighter, then consider a flight just around Uluru (Ayers Rock) where the awesome spectacle of this huge monolith will astound you. Why not take a helicopter flight prior to your departure from Ayers Rock? It’s a fantastic way to get a final view and say farewell to this iconic landmark. Afterwards land back at the airport to meet your flight. Note: A fuel surcharge may apply and if so is payable direct on the day of travel.

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Ayers Rock Scenic Flights

These breathtaking flights allow you to capture amazing aerial views of the Red Centre’s most famous landmarks. The Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Lake Amadeus and Kings Canyon flight is ideal if you have limited time. Take it all in with this comprehensive scenic flight and come away with great memories and amazing photos. Alternatively the Ultimate Outback Adventure is truly an incredible tour allowing you to stopover at Kings Canyon and saving you the 6 - 8 hour trip by road giving you more time to take in the sights of this incredible canyon. Note: Minimum 2 passengers required for tour to operate.

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Kings Canyon Day Tour

Depart early from Voyages Ayers Rock Resort to Kings Creek Station where a stop is made for breakfast (own expense). On arrival at Kings Canyon make the climb to the top of the rim for marvellous views. The climb and walk may take up to 3 hours and is not for the faint hearted. Alternatively, you may wish to explore the easier walk along the canyon floor. After lunch at Kings Canyon Resort (own expense) return to Voyages Ayers Rock Resort. During the hot summer months (December to February) the rim climb may not be available. An alternate itinerary including a guided walk at Kathleen Springs or along the Kings Canyon creek bed will apply. Note: A good level of fitness is required.

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Uluru Sunrise and Guided Cultural Base Walk

Watch the first rays of the sunrise of Uluru and the Red Centre while enjoying a warming cup of tea, coffee or milo and biscuits. After sunrise, join your guide for your cultural tour. On the Mutitjulu Walk your guide points out the natural features of the landscape, Aboriginal rock paintings, relays traditional Aboriginal stories and explains the geological formation, Aboriginal history and flora and fauna unique to this area. Walk towards Kunyia Piti, a sacred site at Uluru. By coach, continue around the circumference of this massive rock. Take a break for morning tea. Choose to stay at the Cultural Centre or for those who are still keen, accompany your guide to Mala Walk. Afterwards visit the Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Note: A $25 per person National Park Entry fee is payable direct.

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SEIT Kata-Tjuta

Depart Ayers Rock Resort early morning and travel through the landscape to the entrance of Uluru Kata Tjuta National Parkand on to the mighty rock formation. On arrival at the viewing area you walk to the best vantage point to see the 36 domes that comprise this spiritual place while watching the sun’s morning glow as the desert comes alive. Make your way to the western side of Kata Tjuta to relax and enjoy a gourmet picnic breakfast. As you approach the entrance to Walpa Gorge your guide will share the significance of this men’s sacred ceremonial site. Take a stroll between these mighty conglomerate rock walls as your guide explains how the environment and the geology has evolved over millions of years. Note: Minimum 2 passengers required for tour to operate. A $25 per person National Park Fee is payable direct. Moderate fitness level required. Tour does not operate on 25 December and 1 January.

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Desert Awakenings

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime sunrise as you watch dawn’s first light sweep over the immense Central Australian Desert plains, bringing the colours of Uluru to life. Enjoy a traditional Aussie breakfast of bacon and egg rolls, tea, coffee and homemade damper with golden syrup in the open air and then, once the sun is up, go for a guided tour around the base of Uluru. See the ‘kindergarten’ cave paintings, hear about the local water serpent legend and learn about local bushtucker. Bring your Desert Awakenings experience to a close with a visit to the awardwinning Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park Cultural Centre. Note: Tour is not suitable for children under 5 years. A $25 National Park entry fee is payable direct.

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Mt Connor 4WD Outback Adventure

Travel by 4WD safari vehicle to Mt Connor, which is the third of the great monoliths, 100 kilometres east of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Discover vast salt lakes and fossilised remains of the oldest life forms on earth. Circling Mt Connor you will find rugged gorges and wildlife. The 4WD tracks will lead you to a high lookout with views over the vast, arid desert towards South Australia. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine as the sun reveals the imposing colour changes of Mt Connor. In the gathering night return to Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, stopping en route for a sumptuous threecourse dinner at Curtin Springs Station. Note: Tour departs with a minimum of 2 passengers. Moderate fitness level required. Tour does not operate on 25 December and 1 January. A $25 per person National Park fee is payable direct.

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Kata Tjuta Valley Of The Winds Walk

Travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) where your guide will escort you on a 2-3 hour walk in the valley between the massive red conglomerate rocks. Marvel at the unique flora and fauna that has survived in this harsh environment. Arrive at the Valley of the Winds Lookout and take some time to gaze out over the central valley of Kata Tjuta. Take in the magnificent outback sunset at Kata Tjuta while enjoying a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Note: A good level of fitness is required for this tour. A $25 per person National Park fee is payable direct.

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Kings Canyon Sightseeting Tour

Under a Desert Moon

Imagine the romance of a table for two in a wilderness setting under a canopy of the southern night sky. The only light comes from the moon and the flickering glow of the fire. The only sound is from the whispering of the breeze through the Desert Oak trees and the crackling flames. Enjoy a six-course menu, accompanied by a selection of the finest Australian wines. Under a Desert Moon is exclusive to Kings Canyon. It is designed for intimacy, with no more than eight couples dining on any one night. Note: The attraction is not suitable for children under 15 years. Under a Desert Moon may not operate due to weather conditions.

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Alice Springs Sightseeing Tours

Highlights of Alice Springs
Palm Valley Safari by 4WD
Outback ballooning - Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayers Rock)
West MacDonnell Ranges and Desert Park
West MacDonnell Ranges
A Town Like Alice
Spirit of Mt Gillen
Quad Bike
Alice Springs to Uluru Connections


Highlights of Alice Springs

Close to the very centre of the vast Australian continent, Alice Springs is the country’s best known outback town. Originally settled as a post along the Overland Telegraph route, Alice Springs today is a lively town full of things to see and places to go. On your informative town tour, you’ll find the locals to be relaxed and friendly and always keen for a chat. Visit the base of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the School of the Air, two uniquely Australian organisations that provide medical care and education respectively to people in remote areas of Central Australia. Enjoy panoramic views of the town and the rugged MacDonnell Ranges from ANZAC Hill. Stop for a visit to the Alice Springs Telegraph Station before being dropped back at your hotel. Note: Tour does not operate on 6 April, 25 December, 26 December, 1 January and 29 March. 

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Palm Valley Safari by 4WD

This one day 4WD safari travels through the West MacDonnell Ranges to Hermannsburg for a guided tour through this historic precinct and its renowned art collection. Then travel down the bed of the Finke River, one of the oldest watercourses in the world, into Palm Valley. See spectacular rock forms, white sands, an oasis of rock pools, palms and plants unique to Central Australia. A highlight is the spectacular rock formation known as the Amphitheatre. Watch the ever-changing colours of the ranges in the afternoon sunlight on your return to Alice Springs. Note: Tour does not operate on 25 December and 1 January.

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Outback Ballooning - Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Your ballooning adventure begins in the cool pre-dawn darkness departing from your accommodation to the launch site where your crew will explain the morning’s operations. Once floating gently in the air you will appreciate the vast remoteness of the Australian outback. Wildlife, particularly big red kangaroos, are seen nearly every day as the balloon crosses high above spinifex grasses, mulga scrub and cattle stations. Refreshments, sparkling wine and tropical fruit juice cocktails are served at the landing site. Uluru (Ayers Rock) balloon flights are also available. Note: This tour does not operate on 25 December, 26 December and 1 January. There is a compulsory A$25 per person insurance fee payable on the morning of the flight. Children under 6 years are not permitted. Reasonable level of fitness required - passengers must be agile enough to climb into the balloon basket and stand upright for the duration of flight.

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West MacDonnell Ranges and Desert Park

Travel alongside the picturesque West MacDonnell Ranges visiting many sites, including Flynn’s Grave (the founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service) and Simpsons Gap before arriving at Angkerle (Standley Chasm). Walking through this colourful five-metre break in the range, with its fiery red walls towering on either side of you, is a truly unforgettable experience. A picnic lunch, including billy tea is served at Angkerle. Travel to ANZAC Hill to enjoy panoramic views of the MacDonnell Ranges and the township of Alice Springs. Visit the world renowned Alice Springs Desert Park to explore three desert habitats and see the raptor feeding show. Note: Tour does not operate on 6 April, 25 to 26 December, 1 January and 29 March.

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West Macdonnell Ranges

Travel West from Alice Springs following the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges. Pass the John Flynn Memorial (founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service). First stop is at Simpson’s Gap and then continue on to Angkerle (Standley Chasm). Walk along the stony watercourse lined with cycads, ghost gums, cypress pines and acacias. A light lunch will be provided before you return to Alice Springs.

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A Town Like Alice

Tour the sights of ‘The Alice’ including the School of the Air which provides an educational service for children living in remote areas. Stop at the historic Telegraph Station and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Learn how this marvellous facility operates to provide a ‘Mantle of Safety’ to the people of the ‘Outback’. Visit the Alice Springs Reptile Park where you will see unique central Australian reptiles, such as the Perentie Lizard and Thorny Devil. Finish the day with panoramic views of Alice Springs and the ranges from the top of Anzac Hill. Note: Tour does not operate on 25 December and 1 January.

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Spirit of Mt Gillen

Your hosts will collect you from your Alice Springs accommodation or, if you are stopping over from The Ghan, you will be collected from the train station. On boarding your flight, follow the ochrecoloured sandstone cliffs of the MacDonnell Ranges to Mt Gillen, steeped in Aboriginal legend and said to have been formed by the ancient Dog Spirit ancestor Uk-nool-ya. Be inspired by the natural surroundings and cultural heritage of the area on this 20-minute heli-tour. Extensive views of Alice Springs, Heavitree Gap, Todd River and colourful desert ranges are features of this flight. Note: Tour does not operate between 25 December and 1 January. Minimum 2 passengers required for this tour to operate. All flights are weight limited (Civil Aviation regulations) and passenger weights must be advised at time of booking. Additional charges are payable direct if passenger weight exceedes 110kg.

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Quad Bikes

Join a two or three-hour fully escorted adventure where dirt, dust and exhilaration are all guaranteed as you travel along bush tracks, through dry riverbeds and beside mountain ranges. No licence or previous experience is required with these fully automatic and easy-to-ride bikes. Departures run often and your time will be confirmed after booking. Note: Quad Bikes Tour is not suitable for children under 5 years. Children 6 - 11 years can ride as a passenger but the cost will be the same as an adult. Children 12 - 17 years can participate but require parental consent. All children require a parental consent signed indemnity form. Moderate fitness level required. Tour does not operate on 25 December and from 1 to 28 February.

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Alice Springs to Uluru Connection

Travel south from Alice Springs through the MacDonnell and James Ranges. Visit a camel farm where there is time to take a short optional camel ride (own expense). Later, stop at Mt. Ebenezer roadhouse where there is an opportunity to purchase morning tea and locally made Aboriginal art. Pause to view majestic Atila (Mt. Conner) a significant sacred site, often mistaken for Uluru, before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. Note: Minimum passenger numbers required for tour to operate.