3 Nights 4 Days
Destinations : Alice Springs – Ayers Rock
MUST Arrive Alice Springs Airport by 1145Hrs and SIC Transfer to the City hotel and check-in. This Afternoon join Half Day SIC A Town Like Alice Tour departing 1330hrs (AATK A3). Tour the sights of 'The Alice' including The School of the Air. We learn how children who cannot access schools are educated by radio, we may have the opportunity to listen to and observe actual lessons in progress on air. Stop at the historic Telegraph Station, which marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs. Visit the Royal Flying Doctors Service, where you will see how medical aid reaches those who live in the remote 'outback'. We also make a stop at the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, where you can see up close and maybe touch some of the lizards and snakes of Central Australia's semi-arid desert, such as the Perentie Lizard and the Thorny Devil. The tour concludes with a panoramic view of the township of Alice Springs and the MacDonnell Ranges from the top of Anzac Hill. Overnight at the hotel in Alice Springs.
This morning join the Full Day SIC West MacDonald Ranges Tour (AATK A8 - a bit of walking in rough terrain is required during this tour) First stop is Angkerle (Standley Chasm). Take a walk along the stony watercourse, where spring-fed pool. Attract a great array of wildlife and birds. Return from your walk and enjoy morning tea. Next up is Ellery Creek Big Hole, a spectacular watercourse, which cuts through a gorge in the ranges. Visit the Ochre Pits to see the natural ochres in the cliff face that have provided a source of materials for indigenous people for thousands of years. At Ormiston Gorge, the rugged scenery is complemented by a near-permanent waterhole, which attracts a range of water birds and fish. Enjoy a Ploughman’s Lunch at Glen Helen Gorge. Final stop is Simpson Gap, one of the best known destinations in the ranges. Walk through the gap to the waterhole, keeping an eye out for the elusive black-footed rock wallabies hiding among the rocks. Overnight at the hotel in Alice Springs. (B)
Check-out. This early morning join the Half Day SIC Transfer to Ayers Rock Resort enroute Touring (AATK A6). Travel south through the MacDonald and James Ranges. Your friendly Driver Guide will provide comprehensive commentary of your surrounds. Visit a camel farm where there is time to take a short camel ride (own expense). Later you will have the opportunity to purchase a light lunch at Mount Ebenezer. Marvel at majestic Atila (Mt. Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. Arrive Ayers Rock Resort and Check-in Later Afternoon Half Day SIC Uluru Sunset Tour (AATK # Y11 - 3Day National Park Fee is included). Late Evening SIC Transfers to Field of Light Self Guided Tour (Keep National Park Ticket handy - Infant above 1year charged as Child). Overnight at the Reosrt in Ayers Rock. (B)
Check-out. Early morning join Half Day SIC Uluru Sunrise Tour (Breakfast is NOT included today as early morning departure of tour). Afternoon depart to Ayers Rock Airport by Courtesy SIC Transfers for your onward flight.
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