TRIP SUMMARY
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Experience the best of Alice Springs and surroundings with this exclusive five-day escape designed by Krystle Wright, a pioneering director and adventure photographer.

Regarded as one of the world's leading female extreme adventure photographers, Krystle Wright has put together her favourite Central Australia experiences in this self-drive package. Drive around in comfort and discover swimming holes, beautiful desert landscapes, colourful outback characters, a strong Aboriginal culture and many adventures along the way.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

• 5 days car hire
• Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters (4 nights)
• Rainbow Valley Cultural Tour
• Kangaroo Sanctuary Sunset Tour
• Balloon Flight Sunrise
• Alice Springs Desert Park
• Sunset Camel Tour
• 4 breakfasts

PLUS:

• An exclusive travel guide from Krystle Wright with photography tips, hikes and essential pit stops

Price per person (twin-share).
From: $2,198 AUD
From
Krystle
"The Red Centre is an extraordinary landscape of desert plains, weathered mountain ranges, rocky gorges and some of Aboriginal Australia's most sacred sites, including Uluru and Kata Tjuṯa. It's a truly magical place. The way the landscapes change colour throughout the days is hard to describe. As a photographer and filmmaker, it's one of my favourite places to explore."

Trip Highlights

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1: Alice Springs
Start your Alice Springs adventure by exploring the vibrant city. Visit the social enterprise project, Tjanpi Desert Weavers. Tjanpi artists use native grasses to make spectacular contemporary fiber art, weaving beautiful baskets and sculptures and displaying endless creativity and inventiveness. Then join an afternoon cultural tour to Rainbow Valley with your host, a Traditional Custodian.
Activities
INCLUDED
Pick up your rental car
Pick up your rental car in Alice Springs. The Toyota Corolla hybrid hatch (or similar) is one of the most popular and trusted cars around. It’s roomy, easy to drive thanks to power steering, and comes with a reversing camera to help you park and back in those tricky spots. Plus, the 7-inch colour screen display means you have a range of features at your fingertips to control the audio system, or you can use the buttons on the steering wheel itself. Finally, the new 1.8-litre hybrid engine charges while you drive, delivering compromised performance and effortless acceleration, so you’re always quick off the mark. Working in perfect harmony, the hybrids petrol engine and electric motor unite to create one powerful, fuel efficient system.
INCLUDED
Rainbow Valley Cultural Tour
Travel to Rainbow Valley to meet your host, a Traditional Custodian. Relax and get introduced to the amazing Culture and Country. Your host will then share the spectacular art site of Rainbow Valley where you will experience rock art, engravings and occupation sites never before open to the public. In the afternoon, your guide will reveal the ancient landscape of Rainbow Valley and explain some of its cultural significance. In the late afternoon, admire the changing colours of a spectacular sunset.
INCLUDED
Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters - Deluxe Room
Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters is a 4,5 star property at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges and backing onto the Alice Springs Golf Course. Your suite has either a private balcony or courtyard showcasing magnificent views, with free WiFi, in-house entertainment, concierge services, resort pool, spa and Sauna, 24-hour health and fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment. Breakfast included.
Day 2
Day 2: Alice Springs to West MacDonnell Ranges
Wake up early and drive west through the West MacDonnell National Park to witness a spectacular stretch of natural formations including chasms, gorges and desert waterholes. Explore Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm, Ellery Creek and Ormiston Gorge just to name a few. Splash, hike or sit back in awe of the landscape – it’s truly spectacular!
Activities
INCLUDED
Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters - Deluxe Room
Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters is a 4,5 star property at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges and backing onto the Alice Springs Golf Course. Your suite has either a private balcony or courtyard showcasing magnificent views, with free WiFi, in-house entertainment, concierge services, resort pool, spa and Sauna, 24-hour health and fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment. Breakfast included.
Day 3
Day 3: Alice Springs
Wake up early for a hot air balloon adventure. You’ll get picked up from your hotel in the early hours and head out of town. Drift peacefully over the historic Owen Springs Reserve, an old cattle station, and alongside the rugged caterpillar ranges, with never ending views of the red dirt and desert carpet below. Spend the afternoon exploring the many art galleries in Alice Springs before visiting the iconic Kangaroo Sanctuary for a sunset tour.
Activities
INCLUDED
Alice Springs Balloon Flight
What better way to see some of the most rugged and spectacular scenery in Central Australia? Your morning begins before dawn when the wind is gentle and a new day is about to begin. Soaring majestically over the terrain you will be overcome by the awesome and vast landscape which stretches out endlessly underneath. Watch the kangaroos grazing as the peaks of the ancient MacDonnell Ranges stretch out like a family of caterpillars crawling over the heart of Australia. Spinifex Ballooning has been operating in the Alice Springs area since April 1992. After your flight toast your morning experience with sparkling wine and fruit juice. This will give you time to truly appreciate the vast tranquility of the desert before returning to your accommodation.
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Kangaroo Sanctuary Sunset Tour
The Kangaroo Sanctuary is a place to celebrate the beauty of the Red Kangaroo – an Australian icon. On this guided sunset tour you will experience a leisurely walk through the Sanctuary’s 188 acre wildlife reserve where you might meet the kangaroo characters from Kangaroo Dundee (BBC/Nat Geo Series) and many others. The Sanctuary is located just outside Alice Springs (the centre of Australia) and is home to Brolga and Tahnee’s kangaroo family. The kangaroos come first, and because kangaroos sleep during the day we don’t disturb them. This is why the guided tours are in the late afternoon — just when the kangaroos are starting to wake from their day-time sleep!
INCLUDED
Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters - Deluxe Room
Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters is a 4,5 star property at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges and backing onto the Alice Springs Golf Course. Your suite has either a private balcony or courtyard showcasing magnificent views, with free WiFi, in-house entertainment, concierge services, resort pool, spa and Sauna, 24-hour health and fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment. Breakfast included.
Day 4
Day 4: Alice Springs
Spend the day exploring the city. Visit the many Aboriginal Art galleries along Todd Mall, drive out to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the Alice Springs Telegraph Station and the Alice Springs Desert Park. To finish the day you’ll enjoy a Sunset Camel Tour followed by some sunset drinks.
Activities
INCLUDED
Alice Springs Desert Park - Admission
There’s much more to deserts than meets your eye. In the space of a few hours see how the desert comes alive! No longer think of deserts as empty barren wastelands but understanding that they are rich diverse environments, rich with life and full of thousands of stories waiting to be explored. Take easy walking trails through three desert botanical habitats including Desert Rivers, Woodland and Sand Country. Explore a living culture with Aboriginal guides, witness free-flying birds of prey in the Nature Theatre, see rare and endangered animals in the spectacular Nocturnal House, and take a cinematic journey through four and a half billion years of desert creation.
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Sunset Camel Ride
Join a one hour sunset tour and ride a camel through a scenic valley, up close to the MacDonnell Ranges. As the sun sets, the colours of the ranges deepen to a glowing red and the sky shifts from cobalt blue to orange pink. What better vantage point than from the top of a camel! Meet your camel and cameleer, and experience transport from another era. See a variety of native wildlife, relax and enjoy the ride. After your ride relax at the camel lounge with sunset drinks, bar snacks and a chance to talk all things camel.
INCLUDED
Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters - Deluxe Room
Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters is a 4,5 star property at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges and backing onto the Alice Springs Golf Course. Your suite has either a private balcony or courtyard showcasing magnificent views, with free WiFi, in-house entertainment, concierge services, resort pool, spa and Sauna, 24-hour health and fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment. Breakfast included.
Day 5
Day 5: Alice Springs
It’s time to say goodbye to Alice Springs and head home. If you can't get enough of Alice Springs —which we totally understand— we can always extend your stay.
Activities
STORYTELLER

Krystle Wright

About Krystle
STORYTELLER

About Krystle

Krystle Wright is an adventure photographer, cinematographer, and director from Australia, although she now lives a semi-nomadic lifestyle in her quest to capture and present unique moments from extreme sports, expeditions, and adventures across the globe. National Geographic lists Krystle as one of the leading female adventure photographers who is pushing the limits in the industry.

FAQ's

What is included?
• 5 days car hire
• Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters - Deluxe Room (4 nights)
• Rainbow Valley Cultural Tour
• Kangaroo Sanctuary Sunset Tour
• Balloon Flight Sunrise
• Alice Springs Desert Park
• Sunset Camel Tour
• 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner

PLUS:

• An exclusive travel guide from Krystle Wright with photography tips, hikes and essential pit stops
Can I personalise this trip?
We would love to personalise this itinerary for you. Contact our team on 1300 590 838 or send an enquiry.
Will there be a guide?
No, this is a self-guided road trip. Our independent packages are designed to offer you the freedom to travel at your own pace.

The included day tours in this package do have guides.
Can I speak to somebody about this trip?
You can contact our friendly team on 1300 590 838 (we are based in Australia).

Alternatively, fill out the above booking or enquiry form. We will get back to you with a personalised itinerary within 2 business days.
How many people can join this trip?
We can organise this trip for small to medium groups (up to 15 people).

Please contact us if you have a larger travel group.
Is this trip family-friendly?
Absolutely! We would love to personalise this trip for your family and make it extra special for your little ones (and stress-free for the parents!).

Contact our team on 1300 590 838 or send an enquiry. We will get back to you with a family-friendly itinerary within 2 business days.
Have a special occasion?
Celebrating your honeymoon, birthday or another special event? Please do tell us!

We would love to make this trip extra special for you.

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From the planning stage to the trip, our team is here 24/7 whenever you need us
We take care of all logistics, so you can focus on the fun
Travel at your own pace with the comfort of knowing we have got your back
Trips of a lifetime
We personalise the trip to match your wildest travel dreams
Balancing detailed itineraries with the freedom to truly discover destinations
Our promise? A once in a lifetime adventure
Responsible travel is at the core of everything we do
We focus on those destinations 'less travelled' in Oceania
We work with local and Indigenous tourism operators where possible
We search the world to find the most inspiring travel storytellers
Our trips are designed by photographers, filmmakers and chefs
Authentic and exclusive, you won't find our packages anywhere else
Peace of mind travel — we take care of everything for you
We handpick all experiences to make sure you get the very best
Our trips include premium accommodation, unforgettable experiences and transport you can trust
From the planning stage to the trip, our team is here 24/7 whenever you need us
We take care of all logistics, so you can focus on the fun
Travel at your own pace with the comfort of knowing we have got your back
We personalise the trip to match your wildest travel dreams
Balancing detailed itineraries with the freedom to truly discover destinations
Our promise? A once in a lifetime adventure

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