Alice Springs Explorer

Alice Springs Explorer

Alice Springs, in the heart of Australia, boasts stunning rugged landscapes, refreshing waterholes and a rich artistic and cultural history. Join us for six days in and around ‘the Alice’, exploring Standley Chasm and Glen Helen Gorge with its views of the West MacDonnell Range and the Alice Springs Desert Park. Discover the Araluen Cultural Precinct which invites you to interact with the people and culture that has shaped the development of Alice Springs.

Alice Springs, in the heart of Australia, boasts stunning rugged landscapes, refreshing waterholes and a rich artistic and cultural history. Join us for six days in and around ‘the Alice’, exploring Standley Chasm and Glen Helen Gorge with its views of the West MacDonnell Range and the Alice Springs Desert Park. Discover the Araluen Cultural Precinct  which invites you to interact with the people and culture that has shaped the development of Alice Springs. We also include free time for you to relax or pursue your choice of activities to complete your perfect holiday.

 

Fly/Coach/Fly

6 days

 

Ultimate Experiences

• Explore the enormity of Glen Helen Gorge, with its sandstone walls and waterhole

• Immerse yourself in the culture, visual and performing art that helped shaped Alice Springs at the Araluen Cultural Precinct

• Walk through ancient and abundant landscapes at Alice Springs Desert Park

• Find the rare and threatened species of central Australian plants at Olive Pink Botanical Gardens

 

INCLUSIONS

• Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

• Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane area*

• Pickup and return locations throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney

• Flights

• 13 quality meals

• Traveller’s Refund Guarantee

• Entries and attractions as shown

• Modern luxury tour coach

• Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Hostess

• Robert’s Famous Homemade Morning Tea

 

*As per conditions

 

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Day 1

Home – Alice Springs
After your early morning flight to Alice Springs, enjoy some free time in Todd Mall and purchase your own lunch. We then make our way to the original site of the first European settlement
in Alice Springs—the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, for a guided tour.
5 Nights Lesseters Hotel – Crowne Plaza

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Day 2

Standley Chasm, Glen Helen Gorge
Today travel to Simpsons Gap before heading out to Standley Chasm, a narrow cleft in the West MacDonnell Range which forms a glowing red corridor in the middle of the day. Following
lunch, head further west to Glen Helen Gorge, where you will be greeted by a towering sandstone wall as you arrive. Enjoy spectacular views of the ranges, including Mt Sonder, one of
the highest points in Central Australia. Return to our hotel for dinner.

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Day 3

Araluen Cultural Precinct, Royal Flying Doctors Service
After a relaxed start this morning, take in the view of Alice Springs from Anzac Hill lookout before visiting the Araluen Cultural Precinct where you can purchase your own morning tea and lunch. The Araluen Cultural Precinct provides the opportunity to engage with world class visual and performing art and to discover the local identities and Indigenous Dreaming that helped shape and develop Alice Springs and its culture and heritage. The precinct consists of The Museum of Central Australia, The Strehlow Research Centre, The Central Australian Aviation Museum and the Araluen Arts Centre: Galleries and Theatre. This afternoon, visit the Royal Flying Doctors Service Alice Springs Tourist Facility for a guided tour before returning to our accommodation for some free time before dinner.

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Day 4

Alice Springs Your Choice
Today is yours to enjoy at leisure. Perhaps take a slower paced day with some time to shop in Todd Mall’s souvenir and gift outlets or to visit the Adelaide House Museum and the John
Flynn Church. Alternatively, you may choose an optional tour (own expense).

›› Full Day Palm Valley Tour
››Half Day East MacDonnell Ranges 4WD tour
Please note this optional tours list is a guide only. A full list of tours available and pricing will be advised prior to final payment date.

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Day 5

Alice Springs Desert Park, National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame
Be sure you have your comfortable walking shoes, hat and a drink bottle for a visit to the Alice Springs Desert Park. During our visit, the desert will come alive as you wander through the ancient landscapes from dry river beds to dense woodlands full of life. Take time to purchase your own morning tea and lunch while discovering the stories of the desert that are shared through displays, daily guided activities and cultural presentations. Next we visit the National Road Transport Hall of Fame where we will take a nostalgic trip into Australia’s transport
history. At the Old Alice Springs Gaol, we visit the National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame to be inspired by the stories behind contributions of Australian women.

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Day 6

Alice Springs – Home
This morning we visit the Olive Pink Botanic Gardens, Australia’s only arid area botanic gardens. Enjoy morning tea in the Gardens Café before transferring to Alice Springs airport for your flight home.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE: $3,749 per person

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER: $3,499 per person

Single Supplement available @ $414 extra

 

 

Booking Conditions

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Name Address Contact Details
Belmont Shops S Bus Stop on Pacific Hwy (Southbound) near
Marshall Property, Belmont
Charlestown Smart St Bus Zone in Smart St outside Presbyterian Church
(opposite library car park), Charlestown
Doyalson Wentworth Ave S Bus stop past RSL Club (Southbound)
Cnr Pacific Hwy & Wentworth Ave, Doyalson
Kariong Information Ctr At Kariong Information Centre car park,
The Avenue, Kariong
New Lambton Wests S Bus Stop on Hobart Rd near Harker Oval
across from Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton
Swansea Blackswan S Bus stop approaching Blackswan Waterfront Motel
on Pacific Hwy (Southbound), Swansea
Sydney Domestic Airport Sydney Domestic Airport
Thompsons Corner Rest Area On Castle Hill Rd, OPP. Church St
MT Wilberforce Lookout Reserve
Thornton AAJ Depot All Australian Journeys - Thornton Depot
3 Woodford Place, Thornton
Tuggerah Westfield Bus stop near cinemas at the back of
Westfield Shopping Centre, Tuggerah
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