30 July - 05 August 2019
From seemingly endless red desert to cooling pools, towering rock formations to night skies that burst with stars, there’s a whole new world awaiting you in the Australian Outback.
On our supported group holiday to the red centre, we will be staying at the MacDonnell Ranges Holiday Park with many activities and pools to enjoy. MacDonnell Ranges Park is a short drive to Alice Springs city centre. Come with us and discover all that this spectacular, historically significant, cultural wonderland has to offer. Be prepared to be mind blown with the amazing sights you will visit. We will even be getting up close to some endangered animal by spotlight on the Alice Springs Nocturnal Tour.
Be immersed in the rich history and the traditional stories of Uluru on our day tour from Alice Springs. Any Territorian will tell you, it's the stories behind Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Watarrka that really bring these sites to life. Set your eyes on the enormous sandstone natural wonder. Uluru is 348 meters high and 10 kilometres in circumference! It’s concealing caves, cascades and rock art are definitely a sight to behold. The Olgas and Walpa Gorge are also on the to-do list.
Uluru at sunset is truly magnificent. As our day comes to an end, we will watch the sunset from the lookout and then enjoy a traditional Australian BBQ dinner.
We will be visiting many of the must see areas of the West MacDonnell Ranges, including Ellery Creek Big Hole, this is the biggest waterhole in Central Australia! For those keen to have a dip there are plenty of safe, stunning swimming spots along the way. Orimiston Gorge is known for some spectacular scenery of soaring cliffs, incredible rock formations, giant red rivers gums and a colony of adorable black footed rock wallabies.
Discover Aboriginal tradition, Dreamtime stories, art and culture during your journey to this fascinating part of our beautiful country. Learn to play a didgeridoo, throw a spear or a boomerang and get a real feel for Aboriginal culture and music at the Aboriginal Australia Culture Centre. We will also learn about the Caterpillar dreaming creation story at Emily Gap where we will visit several sacred sites and some very impressive rock art.
From sharing a laugh with larrikin locals, immersing in history to stunning sights, there are countless unique experiences to be had on our outback adventure!
This package includes 1:4 staffing support, 7 days/6 nights twin share accommodation in the MacDonnell Ranges, return flights from Sydney, all main meals, all activities as per itinerary, all staffing expenses, all transport in Alice Springs, return airport transfers from Wollongong.
All you need to do is pack your bags and come along! Each participant will also receive the option for a hard cover photo book, full of their fun holiday memories.
Total Package Cost $990.00 + NDIS Supports Departure Point: Wollongong
Not an NDIS Participant or don't wish to use NDIS funds? Contact Us for a full cost breakdown.
Meeting at our Wollongong location, we will introduce and welcome participants to our group. Then we travel as a group to Sydney Domestic airport. Australian Outback here we come!!! On arrival, we will collect our bus, travel to our accommodation and check in, unpack and settle into our rooms. In the evening we will head into the town for some dinner. After dinner, return to our house to relax and enjoy some free time before bed. We have a few exciting, busy days coming up!
After a delicious breakfast at our accommodation we will head out to check out our new home for the week. There are many activities and sights to see in Alice Springs. In the morning we will visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service base and join in on a lesson at the school of air. We will enjoy lunch at the Kings Creek café, famous for their outback style and burgers! In the afternoon we will take in the view from the top of Anzac Hill before making our way back to our accommodation for some chill time before dinner. In the evening we will head into the town for some dinner. After dinner, return to our house to relax and enjoy some free time before bed.
After a yummy breakfast we will get ready for the day. Today, we journey all over the MacDonnell Ranges. Be sure to bring your swimmers! Our guided tour will end in the afternoon. After our experience, we will enjoy some lunch in Alice Springs. We will make our way back to our accommodation for some feet up relax time in the afternoon. In the evening we will head into the town for some dinner. After dinner, return to our house to relax and enjoy some free time before bed.
Uluru is on the must see list today! We will be picked up by our tour group early and hit the road. We will be treated to a buffet breakfast as part of our tour. We will see the Olgas, Walpa Gorge and stop in at the Cultural Centre. Hopefully we will see some wildlife along the way! We will enjoy a picnic lunch in the National Park. Then continue to Uluru where we will later watch the sunset and have a BBQ dinner. After dinner, we will travel back to Alice Springs and our accommodation.
Today we are our own tour guides! After a yummy breakfast at our accommodation, we will head out for the day. We will travel to Emily Gap where we will visit several sacred sites including ancient rock art. Along the way we will stop off for lunch. In the afternoon we will head back to our accommodation for some feet up/relax/swim time. We will have an early dinner because we have an evening date with some cute creatures on the Nocturnal Tour. After the tour, back to our accommodation for bed.
After a yummy breakfast we will get ready for the day. Today we will spend some time relaxing poolside, enjoying a dip or few in the pools and shopping for souvenirs in the city. We will enjoy our last dinner together at a special location for a final hurrah. After dinner, return to our accommodation to pack our bags and get ready for our journey home in the morning.
Home day! We will travel to the airport, return our bus and grab a bite to eat. Then we will check into our flight and get ready for our trip back to Sydney. On arrival back, we will collect our bags, jump into our awaiting transfers to head on back to Wollongong to our family and friends.
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1 December 2020
The trip left off from Wollongong with the Home and Away theme song blaring for the Home and Away + More! trip. The bus ride was full of singing, getting to know each other and discussing some juicy Home and Away secrets.
27 November 2020
Sydney's Central Station was a fitting place for the group to meet for this weekend away for the rail and train enthusiasts.