Uluru & The Field of Light - No Single Supplement Departure 2017

Uluru & The Field of Light - No Single Supplement Departure 2017

FIRST DEPARTURE SOLD OUT - NEW DATE RELEASED!

BIll Peach Journeys invites you to encounter a once in a lifetime experience at Uluru and the Field of Light. Internationally recognised artist Bruce Munro’s immersive illuminated installation at Ayers Rock Resort in the spiritual heart of Australia is on exhibition for a limited season.

First enjoy touring of the iconic town of Alice Springs visiting the Araluen Cultural Precinct, the MacDonnell Ranges, the Alice Springs Desert Park and School of the Air.

We then fly on to Uluru; marvel at the immense scale of Ayers Rock from the air before exploring it up close. Spend 3 nights at the multi award winning Sails in the Desert Hotel which beautifully contrasts Uluru’s raw natural beauty with a decidedly luxurious outback experience. Enjoy the remarkable Field of Light exhibition with dinner, a helicopter flight to Kings Canyon and the ‘Tali Wiru’ fine dining experience under the Southern Desert sky - a must!

Highlights

  • Spend 3 nights at the multi award winning Sails in the Desert Hotel, itself a destination of exploration and indulgence
  • Experience the incredible Field of Light art installation in its limited season
  • Touring of Alice Springs, the Araluen Cultural Precinct, the MacDonnell Ranges, the Alice Springs Desert Park and School of the Air
  • Helicopter flight over the iconic Kings Canyon, Uluru & Kata Tjuta
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner including the Field of Light Dinner & ‘Tali Wiru’ fine dining
  • Explore the Red Centre with new friends yet enjoy your own room with no single supplement charge
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director
Day
1

ALICE SPRINGS

Transfer from Alice Springs Airport to the Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, the perfect base for our upcoming touring of Alice and her surrounds. Your welcome dinner will be hosted by your Journey Director tonight, a perfect chance to meet your fellow travellers.

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
Day
2

ALICE SPRINGS

After breakfast, we visit the Araluen Cultural Precinct, home to some of the most significant artistic, cultural and historical experiences in Alice Springs. The precinct hosts theatre performances, gallery exhibitions and museum collections that draw from the natural history of the region, Aboriginal art and culture, and European settlement.

This afternoon we tour the West McDonnell Ranges enjoying guided walks at a relaxed pace taking in the flora and fauna and panoramic landscapes, extraordinary for their immensity and the spectacular array of sun-burnt oranges, maroons and purples on display. We also visit Simpsons Gap and the stunning Standley Chasm. Dinner at leisure this evening.

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
Day
3

ALICE SPRINGS - ULURU

After breakfast we visit the School of the Air which has provided education to remote Australia since 1951, their broadcast area covering 1.3 million square kilometres. Visit the Alice Springs Desert Park where you will immerse yourself in the beauty and mystery of Australia’s deserts. Wander through the ancient landscape, experience the animals of the night and discover the diversity of desert plants. Be inspired by ancient living cultures, gain an awareness of the interconnected life in the desert and marvel at free flying birds.

After lunch, we fly to Uluru for an afternoon at leisure before departing for a dinner unlike any other. Soak in the magic of fine dining under the Southern Desert sky during the ‘Tali Wiru’ experience.

Overnight: Sails in the Desert
Day
4

ULURU

This morning we travel towards Uluru, its vast shape rising from the sand dunes as the early dawn light shines over this amazing monolith. You will embrace the culture, geology and environment that is Uluru before moving on to Kata Tjuta where you can revel in the serenity of a truly spiritual place.

This afternoon we depart to view the highlight of this journey, the once in a lifetime art installation, Field of Light. In keeping with the desert’s vast scale, this is Munro’s largest work to date; more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres over an area the size of four football fields; it is the
artist’s first work to be illuminated through solar power. The spheres, connected via optical fibre, will bloom as darkness falls. Pathways created by the artwork will draw viewers into the installation, which will come to life under a sky brilliant with stars.

An extraordinary dinner this evening; with magnificent views of Uluru at sunset, a special three-course bush tucker menu, premium selection of Australian wines & beers, fascinating star talk and a self-guided walk through the Field of Light art installation will stay with you forever!

Overnight: Sails in the Desert
Day
5

ULURU

This morning we take the opportunity to fully appreciate the unsurpassed splendour of Central Australia from an incredible perspective. Accompanied by expert commentary, marvel as we helicopter above Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and the Domes of the Lost City for yet another unforgettable Red Centre experience. An afternoon at leisure before joining your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner at Sails in the Desert.

Overnight: Sails in the Desert
Day
6

ULURU - HOME

Saying a fond farewell to new friends, this once in a lifetime journey concludes and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Dates & Prices

Tour Code Days Departs Returns Price $AUD  
UL1700 6 6th August 2017 11th August 2017 $SOLD OUT
UL1701 6 17th August 2017 22nd August 2017 $5,995

Flights from your home port to Alice Springs are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to and from Alice Springs, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation in Alice Springs at the commencement and conclusion of your journey.

About Sojourns
Our Sojourn programmes are short break journeys put together in conjunction with themes, events or experiences. These programmes range from cruising New Zealand’s North Islands to world class sporting events and unique experiences throughout Australia and New Zealand.

About Single Traveller Journeys
We recognise the specific requirements of single travellers and that’s why a number of our journeys are single supplement free, affording you the benefit of your own single room, without any, or with significantly reduced extra cost. In fact over 40% of our guests travel alone, and return to Bill Peach Journeys again and again. In this way you can enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow travellers during the day, along with the safety and security of travelling with an escorted group, but still retire to your own personal room in the evening.  Note: The single supplement free offer cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer.

Fully inclusive
This journey includes accommodation, all meals as specified, touring throughout, transfers, services of a dedicated Journey Director and admission to the limited season Field of Lights art installation.

Coaches
The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned.

Pre Tour
Flights from your home port to Alice Springs are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to Alice Springs and from Uluru, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation in Alice Springs and Uluru, at the commencement and conclusion of your journey.

Level of Fitness Required – Easy Going
These journeys are not physically demanding unless you want them to be. They include easy guided walks, which are mainly on flat ground. There will be times when you are required to board a launch for shore excursions. You must be able to walk up to 500 metres unaided and will not need any foreseen assistance throughout the journey. For all clients to fully enjoy this travel experience, excellent health and mobility is required by all.

Travel Insurance
We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.