Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve
Guided tour, Alice Springs
Sails in the Desert Restaurant
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory
Field of Light, Uluru

Outback Contrasts

6 day Small Group Tour - from £2553

With flights from £3655

Journey to the sacred landscapes of Australia’s Red Centre for an intimate view of its impressive natural icons and to learn about ancient aboriginal culture.


  • Explore the West MacDonnell Ranges on a walk through Simpsons Gap
  • Embark on a sunrise 6 km rim walk at Kings Canyon
  • Enjoy sparkling sundowners overlooking Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Marvel at Bruce Munro’s unique Field of Light art instillation

You can include this small group tour in a longer Australia holiday.

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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Alice Springs

Meet your Journey Director who will share their take on what life is like in such an isolated town as Alice Springs. Visit the historic Overland Telegraph Station and hear how the north and south of Australia were connected by a single wire. Next, explore the West MacDonnell Ranges on a walk through the dramatic Simpsons Gap. Relish spectacular views across Alice Springs from Anzac Hill before some free time to explore the town or relax by your resort pool. Join your fellow guests at the Tali restaurant for a welcome dinner.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Kings Canyon

Now we’re off the beaten track exploring along the 4×4 Giles Track crossing driver river beds and outback landscapes to Kings Canyon Resort. The flickering glow of this evenings fire under the canopy of a starry southern hemisphere sky is the perfect accompaniment to your Under a Desert Moon highlight dinner. This degustation dinner with matching wines is the perfect indulgent end to the day.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 - Uluru

Gaze across the deep chasm at the edge of Kings Canyon as you embark on a sunrise 6km rim walk past the domed ‘Lost City’ and down into the luscious ‘Garden of Eden’. Immerse yourself while visiting the Wanmarra Community with local Aboriginal people and learn about the Luritja and Pertame people’s spiritual connection to the land. Discover bush food and bush medicine used for spirituality and healing.

Wandering across desert landscapes leaving Kings Canyon behind and arriving for lunch at Curtin Springs Station, a vast farming property. Feel the stirring of something bigger than you as you arrive in Ayers Rock Resort, your launchpad to Australia’s fiery heart in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This afternoon, travelling to Uluru as the day fades, the outback sun bids a fiery farewell. This is the perfect backdrop for included sparkling sundowners while overlooking Uluru.

Hotel: Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 4 - Uluru & Kata Tjuta

Enjoy a relaxed start to the day before exploring and learn about the spiritual connection the local Anangu caretakers have with the land. Skirt the red walls of Uluru, hear ancient tales and see rock art, then visit Mutitjulu Waterhole. Relax by the resort pool or take to the skies to see Uluru from above before an afternoon exploring Kata Tjuta for a walk through Walpa Gorge. The evening enjoy dinner at Ilkari Restaurant.

Hotel: Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 - Uluru & Alice Springs

Observe the shifting lights of Bruce Munro’s impressive Field of Light art instillation as the desert awakens and the sunrise lights up across Uluru. Traverse across the vast and interesting outback to the hidden gem and important site to the southern Arrernte people of Rainbow Valley before arriving in Alice Springs.

Enjoy some free time to wander around the town of Alice Springs. The Todd St Mall has cafes and many local indigenous art galleries to explore. Immerse yourself this afternoon and evening against the backdrop of the Outback at our open-air farewell bush BBQ dinner. Located off the beaten track in the heart of the East MacDonnell Ranges you will enjoy drinks as a bush balladeer sings some classic Australian Songs and shares stories of outback living. Indulge in local produce dinner with delicious prime steaks and as the Milky Way lights up the sky.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Lasseters  Alice Springs
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Farewell from Alice Springs

Your inspiring Red Centre journey comes to an end this morning when you are transferred to Alice Springs Airport for
your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast

6 day Small Group Tour - from £2553

With flights from £3655


  • Add extra nights in Alice Springs before or after your tour
  • Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business or First Class
  • Add a stopover to Australia in Dubai, Singapore or another destinations

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a double or twin room and include meals shown. Seasonal supplements may apply. Please call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability. Itineraries for tours departing after 1 April 2023 may vary.

Your Touring Experience

First class touring with like minded travellers in a group size of no more than 20. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your small group tour includes:

  • Sightseeing, walks and activities
  • 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Luxury air conditioned coach travel
  • En suite deluxe hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and meals shown
  • Extra night options
  • Return airport transfers

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