Mucha’s uniquely tailored Northern Territory Experience
August 12, 2020 - August 16, 2020
We will take the opportunity to look around the town and have a meal in one of the local pubs or restaurants.
Day 1 – Alice Springs to Uluru
We will be picked up from our accommodation in Alice Springs bright and early, we hit the road on our adventure of a lifetime.
Our journey begins heading south to Erldunda travelling through the Waterhouse and James Ranges with a stop at the Camel Farm for refreshments and a Camel ride if you’re keen (own expense). On the way to Uluru we stop to view Atila (Mount Connor), a mesa tableland and the first significant rock formation of our trip.
After a stop for lunch and our arrival at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, we travel to the base of Uluru where your guide will lead you on an interpretive walk, hearing of the Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa). Continuing on, we meet our local Aboriginal Guide who will provide a once in a lifetime authentic Indigenous cultural experience sharing stories and passing on traditional methods of painting that plays an important part in the sustainability of Aboriginal Culture. Starting with a walk to the cave paintings near Mutitjulu Waterhole, at the base of Uluru, be guided by the Anangu hearing stories of this unique landscape and the connection between the art, culture and connection to the land.
1 HOUR PRIOR TO SUNSET you will be picked up for A NIGHT AT FIELD OF LIGHT.
This exclusive dining experience combines the award-winning ‘Sounds of Silence’ dinner under the outback sky with the once-in-a-lifetime Field of Light art installation.
With magnificent views of Uluru at sunset, a three-course bush tucker menu, premium selection of Australian wines and beers, fascinating star talk and a self-guided walk through the Field of Light art installation, your ‘A Night at Field of Light’ experience is complete.
Your evening begins with a convenient hotel pick-up and transfer to the remote desert location with majestic views of Uluru. As the sun sets on the horizon to the music of a didgeridoo, enjoy gourmet canapes and chilled sparkling wine.
As darkness falls and the coloured lights of the 50,000 glass spheres gently come to life, join your table of fellow travellers for an exceptional three-course menu infused with bush tucker flavours. As the night ignites with countless stars, settle back and listen to our resident star talker decode the southern night sky.
Your host will provide insights to the art installation that awaits you, before you’re invited to immerse yourself in the Field of Light, its pathways glistening softly with rhythms of coloured light, beckoning you to explore.
MEALS INCLUDED – DAY 1 Lunch – Dinner
Mt. Ebenezer Roadhouse
View Mt. Connor (Atila)
Aboriginal guide Cultural walk Uluru
A Night at Field of Light
Day 2 – Uluru to Kings Creek Station
Rising early, watch the sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta from a lookout close to our campsite well away from the hustle and bustle of the public viewing area. Afterwards depart for Kata Tjuta and a hike through the “Valley of the Winds”. Enjoy lunch before heading to Kings Creek Station and our private campsite, miles from the crowds where the feeling of ‘wayoutback’ starts to take hold. After a campfire dinner, kick back and be mesmerised by the millions of stars on display.
MEALS INCLUDED – DAY 2 Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Uluru/ Kata Tjuta Sunrise
Kings Creek Station
Day 3 – Kings Creek Station to Wallace Rockhole
This morning take a guided walk to see the towering walls, crevices and plateaus of Watarrka (Kings Canyon). Visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and the tranquil ‘Garden of Eden’. After Watarrka we 4WD along the famous Mereenie Loop Road looking out for wildlife along the way before arriving at our permanent camp at Wallace Rockhole near the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park.
MEALS INCLUDED – DAY 3Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Four Wheel Driving
Mereenie Loop Road
Day 4 – Wallace Rockhole to Alice Springs
Spend today exploring the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges. At Ormiston Gorge, keep your eyes peeled for Perentie Lizards lazing along the banks and take a swim in the rock holes. Hike the “Ghost Gum Walk”, a 1.5 hour loop that takes in views down through the majestic Ormiston Gorge, before following the trail as it descends down close to the gorge and along the rocky floor and Ormiston Waterhole.
Afterwards, we travel on to Ellery Creek Big Hole, one of the most picturesque swimming and walking spots in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Surrounded by high red cliffs and the sandy Ellery Creek, the waterhole has been carved out by thousands of years of massive floods and is an internationally significant geological site. The permanent water here made it a special meeting place for the Arrernte people and is known to them as Udepata.
Late in the afternoon we travel back to Alice Springs, arriving at approximately 5.30pm. After a hot shower, join your fellow travellers for a farewell meal, some laughs and a few cold ales.
MEALS INCLUDED – DAY 4 Breakfast – Lunch
Ghost Gum Walk
Ellery Creek Big Hole
Flights from Adelaide to Alice Springs and return
– 1 x 4WD vehicle
– 1 x Mucha Host
– 1 x professionally trained and accredited tour guide
– National Park Fees
– Meals as listed above (Groups assistance to prep & wash up)
o Breakfast = continental, lunch = sandwiches, wraps, BBQ, dinner = BBQ’s, hot pots, pasta
– Maruku Aboriginal guided walk
– A Night at Field of Light (Entrance to Field of Light, Sound of Silence Dinner, an engaging Star Talk)
– All camping fees, linen, pillows, sleeping bags and permanent tents (11 tents per site, subject to availability at time of booking)
*From $3,299 Twin Share
Subject to availability at time of booking and flight costs.
A $1000 non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking
Balance due 29th June 2020
Please note, this tour has a maximum of 6 guests.
Please note we will be travelling in a land cruiser 4WD that will hold 6 guests, and space will be minimal. Also luggage must be kept to small soft luggage only.