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7-Day Guided Tour of Alice Springs with Accommodation Included

Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Quality, Affrodable touring of Outback Central Australia is the essential ingredient in this amazing tour. You will visit Alice Springs, Uluru, Kata Tjuta West MacDonnell Ranges, Palm Valley and Desert Springs Park. Our knowledgeable and friendly tour guides take pride in sharing their amazing stories and history of life in the Outback. You will explore ancient landscapes, the geology and history of Central Australia, and the of the beauty of the region. All coach are air conditioned for your comfort. We include 3 star hotel accommodation. This is a must do tour if you wish to visit all of the must see attractions in Central Australia.

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Alice Springs, Northern Territory
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Day 1: Arrive Alice Springs

Stop At: Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Red Centre, Northern Territory
Arrive in a town like Alice, Alice Springs. you will be in a centrally located hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore Alice Springs at leisure. Alice Springs is a remote town in Australia’s Northern Territory, halfway between Darwin and Adelaide, both 1,500km away. It’s a popular gateway for exploring the Red Centre, the country’s interior desert region
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Larapinta Trail, Alice Springs, Northern Territory Australia
A thriving, spirited outback centre, Alice Springs is as famous for the personality of its locals and contemporary and traditional art as the natural wonders, including the stunning Larapinta Trail and the MacDonnell Ranges, which surround it.
Duration: 4 hours

Pass By: Macdonnell Ranges, Hugh NT 0872, Australia
Explore famous hiking trails in an adventure playground called the MacDonnell Ranges.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight Diplomat Hotel, Aurora Hotel, or Elkira Court Motel standard room. Alice Spring – 3 star hotels.

Day 2: Alice Springs Walking Tours

Stop At: Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Red Centre, Northern Territory
Join our experienced guides on a fascinating 90-minute walk through “A Town Like Alice”. Regular departure times are at 8am and 5pm daily and depart from the Visitor Information Centre in the Todd Mall. Discover Alice’s colourful history and unique culture. Explore her heritage buildings. Learn about the desert environment, plants, animals, bush foods and Aboriginal culture.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Museum of Central Australia, Corner Larapinta Drive and Memorial Avenue, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871 Australia
Nestled between the East and West MacDonnell Ranges, ‘Alice’ is famous for its beautiful desert landscapes, colourful outback characters, opportunities for adventure and a strong Aboriginal culture. In your free time you can explore the Mesuem of Central Australia, Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Araluen Arts Centre or Anzac Hill.
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight Diplomat Hotel, Aurora Hotel, or Elkira Court Motel standard room. Alice Spring – 3 star hotels.

Day 3: West MacDonnell Ranges Tour

Stop At: Simpsons Gap, Burt Plain NT 0872, Australia
The panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges are extraordinary for their immensity and array of sunburnt oranges, maroons and purples. View spectacular outback scenery and take photos as we travel along through magnificent Outback Country, stopping at the many historic locations. As we depart town, we will stop at the historical Flynn’s Grave Memorial. Enjoy beautiful walks at both Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm.
Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: West MacDonnell National Park, West MacDonnell National Park, Red Centre, Northern Territory
West MacDonnell National Park stretches 161km west of Alice Springs and will draw you in with its majestic beauty.
Known as Tjoritja by the Traditional Owners, the continuation of cultural practices and a connection to the land is highly significant for local Aranda Aboriginal culture.
Cool scenic gorges are important refuges for plants and animals, many are found only here and some are relicts of a bygone era of tropical forests.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight Diplomat Hotel, Aurora Hotel, or Elkira Court Motel standard room. Alice Spring – 3 star hotels.

Day 4: Palm Valley Day Tour

Stop At: Finke River, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
Wwe’ll take you down the very edge of the Finke River and into the amazing Palm Valley. You’ll see the important sights and visit an Aboriginal community, Hermannsburg, known to the local Arrernte people as ‘Ntaria’.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Palm Valley, Finke Gorge National Park, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
Spectacular Finke Gorge National Park covers an area of 46,000 hectares and includes the impressive Palm Valley.
Palm Valley is home to a diverse range of plant species, many that are rare and unique to the area, including the red cabbage palm (Livistona mariae), which gives the area its name.
There are around 3,000 adult palms and thousands of juveniles, which are extremely sensitive to visitor impact.
Visit the park to see the mesmerising landscapes that inspired the renowned watercolourist Albert Namatjira who was born and grew up in the nearby community of Hermannsburg.
The park is dissected by the Finke River, believed to be one of the oldest rivers in the world.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight Diplomat Hotel, Aurora Hotel, or Elkira Court Motel standard room. Alice Spring – 3 star hotels.

Day 5: Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner

Stop At: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Red Centre, Northern Territory
Travel to your first stop at Erldunda Roadhouse for a buffet breakfast. You’ll take rest stops during the 6-hour drive and your guide provides a packed lunch to eat during the final 10 miles (18 km) that lead to World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Upon arrival in the national park, head to Walpa Gorge for your first walk. View the dome-shaped rock formations of Kata Tjuta from a close vantage point as you walk about 1.5 miles (2.6km). Then learn more about the Aboriginal Pitjantjatjara people and Central Australia at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Next, go to the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock) for the Mala Walk, which features fine examples of Aboriginal rock art, plus sheer rock walls and important sites for the Aboriginal people. Watch the sun set over Uluru. Sip a glass of bubbly and then feast on a classic Australian barbecue dinner buffet. When night falls, start the drive back to Alice Springs where your tour ends with hotel drop-off late at night.
Duration: 12 hours

Pass By: Kata Tjuta – The Olgas, Kata Tjuta Rd, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
Australia’s Red Centre is home to natural wonder and cultural landmark, Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Hike around the soaring rock domes, which glow at sunrise and sunset. Located approximately 40km west of Uluru, the ochre-coloured shapes are an intriguing and mesmerising sight.
Anangu traditions
Meaning ‘many heads’, Kata Tjuta is sacred to the local Aboriginal Anangu people, who have inhabited the area for more than 22,000 years. It forms an important focus of their spiritual life. As a visitor you can join a cultural tour to learn some of the region’s sacred history and Dreamtime stories.
Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park is Aboriginal land and jointly managed by its Anangu traditional owners and Parks Australia. The park is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Area for both its natural and cultural values.

Meals included:
• Dinner: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner is included in this tour.
Accommodation included: Overnight Diplomat Hotel, Aurora Hotel, or Elkira Court Motel standard room. Alice Spring – 3 star hotels.

Day 6: Alice Springs Desert Park Tour

Stop At: Alice Springs Desert Park, Larapinta Drive Desert Park Entrance Road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870 Australia
Today enjoy a tour of Desert Park. The Alice Springs Desert Park showcases the three main desert environments in Australia. Wander through sand, woodland, and river deserts and learn about their different plant and animal inhabitants. Take the short walking route through the park or explore further afield to find kangaroos and birdlife.
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight Diplomat Hotel, Aurora Hotel, or Elkira Court Motel standard room. Alice Spring – 3 star hotels.

Day 7: Depart Alice Springs

Stop At: Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Red Centre, Northern Territory
Time to farewell Alice Springs. Please catch a taxi to the airport for your flights home. We hope you had a memorable holiday.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

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Alice Springs, Northern Territory

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