JTW Short Tours – Northern Territory: Field of Lights

31 July 2016 – 7 August 2016


“Get red sand on your shoes & experience the true scenic outback”

// Dot painting workshop
Camel ride to sunrise
// Field of lights – Uluru
// Helicopter ride over Uluru
// Olgas sunrise tour including Kata Tjuta & valley of the winds
// Kings Canyon
// West Macdonnell Range
// The Royal Flying Doctor Museum
// Sounds of Silence Dinner 

Day One // 31st July 2016
This morning you will be transferred from your home address to Sydney airport. We will be flying into Yulara Airport (Ayers Rock).  Once arrived and checked into our hotel, we will start our short but amazing journey with a Traditional Dot Painting Workshop. Learn about the symbols and painting styles, Bringing a touch of unexpected, colourful and a connection to experience while creating and combining stories of people and places. Be inspired and join the artist to complete your own painting which you will take home as a memento of your experience.
Meals: In flight, Dinner

Day Two // 1st August 2016
Well worth early wake up, you will enjoy a peaceful camel ride over classic Central Australia dune country, to watch the breathtaking changing colours of Uluru as the sunrises. Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed tea or coffee, along with freshly baked beer bread damper. After returning to the hotel for some well deserved rest time, mid afternoon we will experience Uluru from a whole different perspective! By helicopter we will fly over Ayers Rock, taking in the views that not many people have had the chance to experience.  Finishing the day we will take part in one of Australia’s famous tourist events, the Sounds Of Silence Dinner. As sunsets and darkness falls, listen to the sound of a didgeridoo and join your table of fellow travellers for an unforgettable dining experience. As the night sky twinkles to life, enjoy a bush tucker inspired buffet that incorporates native bush ingredients.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day Three // 2nd August 2016
Travel to Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and enjoy the fascinating geological history of the area. Watch the spectacular sunrise over Kata Tjuta with Uluru in the distance while you are enjoying a light breakfast. After a guided walk to the Valley of Winds lookout, marvel at the unique flora and admire the view of the central valley of the domes of Kata Tjuta.

Today we end our day with the experience you won’t forget – the FIELD OF LIGHTS.
The Field of Light art installation, a global phenomenon by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, has come ‘home’ to the place that inspired it – Uluru. More than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres. The coloured spheres, connected via illuminated optical fibre, will bloom as darkness falls over Australia’s spiritual heartland. Pathways will draw viewers into the installation, which will come to life under a sky brilliant with stars. Words and images do not describe the beauty.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day Four // 3rd August 2016
This morning you will be transferred to Kings Canyon. Once checking into our hotel. You will get the chance to experience one of Australia’s natural treasures. Join in on a walk around the Kings Canyon with a challenging 500-step climb. This is optional if you don’t feel your body wants to do this, but if you do it’s worth every step. Upon reaching the summit, you will marvel at the breathtaking views of  Watarrka National Park and into the canyon itself before descending into the green oasis of the “Garden of Eden.” Alternatively, you may wish to explore the canyon floor, an easier shady walk that follows a trail between the two sheer walls of the canyon. Once we have seen everything that needs to be seen, we’ll return to our hotel to enjoy a lovely two course meal.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day Five // 4th August 2016
This morning you will transferred to the great Alice Springs, immersing yourself in the beauty and mystery of this town. Once arrived and checked into our hotel; Wander through the ancient landscape, experience the animals of the night, see the energy and spirit of free flying birds, discover the diversity of desert plants. Be inspired by ancient living cultures with local Aboriginal guides as you take part in the Alice Springs Desert Park tour.
Afterwards, for a hearty meal we will head to the Overlanders Steakhouse. The steakhouse has a long history of offering unique dining experiences.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day Six // 5th August 2016
Today we will experience the majesty of the West Macdonnell Ranges including the Standley Chasm. Marvel at towering fiery red walls set aglow by the desert sun as you drive along the ranges. Discover the Ochre Pits, Ellery Creek Big Hole and visit Flynns Memorial and Glen Helen. Tour through these amazing ranges all day and stop at beautiful gorges and waterholes, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim if you wish.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day Seven // 6th August 2016
After breakfast we will explore the town of Alice Springs. Starting with the Royal Flying Doctor Service; discover the history of the largest aeromedical organisations in the world.  Then to the School Of The Air Visitor Centre; Seek enlightenment on a virtual journey to ‘The World’s Largest Classroom’, featuring stories about this uniquely Australian school and its students. As well as the Telegraph Station; which marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs.
To round off a busy day, enjoy a scenic bush dinner. Watch your meal as its cooked over an open mulga fire…. Dine under the Milky Way and listen to the sounds of the desert as it comes alive at night. After dinner you can try and spot light wildlife before heading back to Alice Springs for the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day Eight // 7th August 2016
Today we will be transferred to the airport for our flight home. Once arrived in Sydney you will be transferred to your home address.
Meals: Breakfast, In flight

This 8 day outback tour will have great inclusions such as the following:

// Pre tour get together with your travel companions
// Return transfers from your door step
// Return economy flights
// A JTW tour guide for the entire trip
// 3 nights accommodation at the Desert Garden Hotel – Uluru
// Private dot painting workshop. Watch a demonstration and create one yourself
// Private Camel ride tour at sunrise
// Helicopter ride over Uluru
// Sounds of Silence dinner
// Private Olga Sunrise Tour including the Valley of the Winds
// Field of lights pass
// 1 nights accommodation at the Kings Canyon Resort – Kings Canyon
// 3 nights accommodation at the DoubleTree by Hilton – Alice Springs
// Private tour through Alice Springs Park
// Overlanders Steakhouse
// Private tour through West Macdonnell
// Private Town Tour of Alice springs, where you will see the Royal Flying Doctor Museum, School of
the Air Visitor Centre aswell as the Telegraph Station
// Starlight Bush Dinner Tour

For this incredible tour to run, we will need 10 expressions of interests.
Remember there are only limited number of 16 spots available, so if you are after a place on the tour, get in fast that way you don’t miss out!

Once we receive enough expressions of interest for this tour to operate, we will be intouch to secure your place. Full payment will be required within two weeks.

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