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Red Centre Holiday - Yulara, Ayres Rock, The Olgas & Kings Canyon

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What we'll do


This is a joint event with Sydney Bushwalking Group.

Unfortunately, we couldn't hire a 25 seater minibus at Ayres Rock, but we have been able to book 3 x 8 seater people mover buses. We will only be taking 6 people in each bus, so that we've got plenty of room for luggage.

We have changed this holiday and will now fly direct to Ayres Rock instead of going to Alice Springs. It also means that the 6 day holiday will now cost $1350 per person, instead of paying $1450 per person for an 8 day holiday.

Please do not RSVP to this holiday unless you are 100% committed to joining us, as you will have to pay a $650 non refundable deposit by the 31st August to pay for your flights and confirm your accommodation and seat on the bus.

RED CENTRE HOLIDAY. This is an "expensive budget holiday" due to the high cost of airfares, accommodation and minibus hire during peak holiday periods. We have done this iconic trip several times and it is always a very enjoyable holiday and for most people, a "once in a lifetime" Red Centre experience.

BUSHWALKS. We will be doing 12-13km bush and rock walks around Ayres Rock, The Olgas and Kings Canyon, which are 3 of the best medium difficulty iconic walks that you will ever do in Australia. ( Plus plenty of time for photos.)

18/8. Sydney to Ayres Rock flight. Drive to Kings Canyon.
- Supermarket shopping at Yulara for Kings Canyon.

19/8. Kings Canyon Valley Walk and 14km Rim Walk.
- Kings Canyon Helicopter Flight option.

20/8. Kings Canyon to Ayres Rock. Sunset viewing.
Helicopter flight or fixed wing flight options.

21/8. Walk around Ayres Rock or climb to top of rock.
- Dinner in the Desert or Camel Ride options.

22/8. Yulara to The Olgas. Bushwalk & Camel Ride option.
- BBQ, Pub Dinner or Restaurant Dinner Options.

23/8. Ayres Rock sunrise viewing. Return flight to Sydney.

ACCOMMODATION. Triple share cabins at Yulara. Twin share and quad share rooms at Kings Canyon Resort. We have booked budget accommodation at Yulara and Kings Canyon, as it is far too expensive to stay at up-market resorts, such as Desert Gardens or the Sails Resort.

HOLDIDAY COST. Based on current prices, it will cost us $1350 per person, which includes return flights to Ayres Rock, 5 nights accommodation, 6 day minibus hire, fuel, insurance and National Park Passes.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS. Helicopter flights $150 ; Express Camel Ride $85 ; Sunset Camel Ride $150, Sounds of Silence Dinner at Yulara and Dinner in the Desert at Kings Canyon.

PAYMENT. We will only be taking 18 people to Ayres Rock next year. If you would like to join us, please pay $650 non refundable deposit by 31st July 2017 to cover airfare costs. The $700 balance will be due for payment by the 31st May 2018.

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