Opera in the Outback

Rate : $6,495
Six Day Opera in the Outback Tour

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Bill Peach Journeys invites you to encounter a once in a lifetime experience at Uluru. Internationally recognised artist Bruce Munro’s immersive illuminated installation, Field of Light, forms the breathtaking backdrop to an Opera Gala unlike any other. As the sun sets over the desert backdrop, opera’s best loved performances stir the heart, accompanied by a chamber orchestra. Explore the remarkable Red Centre, the Eastern MacDonnell Ranges including Simpsons Gap, the stunning Standley Chasm and historic Telegraph Station. Tour Alice Springs and visit the Alice Springs Desert Park, a fascinating look at this ancient land, it’s flora and fauna. We then fly on to Uluru; marvel at the immense scale of Uluru 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 Opera Gala, a helicopter flight to Kings Canyon and the ‘Sounds of Silence’ dinner experience under the Southern Desert sky. Seats are limited!

Image credit: Bill Peach Journeys, Tourism Australia

 

Highlights

  • Spend 3 nights at the multi award winning Sails in the Desert Hotel, itself a destination of exploration and indulgence
  • Experience a memorable operatic gala in the spiritual heart of Australia performed next to the breathtaking Field of Light art installation, Uluru
  • Touring of Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Alice Springs, the Eastern MacDonnell Ranges, Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm, Telegraph Station and the fascinating Alice Springs Desert Park
  • An extraordinary helicopter flight over the iconic Kings Canyon, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Lake Amadeus
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner including Sounds of Silence Dinner, pre Opera Gala dinner and the award winning Earth Sanctuary evening
  • Explore the Red Centre with new friends yet enjoy your own room with no single supplement charge
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Important Terms

  • Due to current travel restrictions, there may be operational / date changes required.
  • Limited Seats.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Alice Springs

Transfer from Alice Springs Airport to the Double Tree Hilton, the perfect base for our touring of Alice and her surrounds. Your welcome dinner this evening will be a memorable outback experience as we enjoy an award winning gourmet BBQ with stories ranging from local ecology, culture and astronomy at Earth Sanctuary.

Overnight: Double Tree Hilton

Day 2: Alice Springs

Today we tour the Eastern MacDonnell Ranges which extends for approximately 200 km east of Alice Springs and features spectacular natural formations. We visit Corroboree Rock, an outstanding dolomite column of rock along with Simpsons Gap and the stunning Standley Chasm.

Overnight: Double Tree Hilton

Day 3: Alice Springs – Uluru

This morning we visit the Alice Springs Desert Park where you will immerse yourself in the beauty and mystery of Australia’s deserts. 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 before visiting the Telegraph Station, the birthplace of the Alice Springs township. After lunch, we fly to Uluru for an afternoon at leisure before departing for a ‘bush tucker’ feast under the stars at the magnificent ‘Sounds of Silence’ dinner. An unforgettable dining experience with Uluru majestically set in the distance. All senses come alive as canapes and chilled sparkling wine are served to the evocative sound of a didgeridoo. As the night sky twinkles to life, we will enjoy our dinner while learning about the southern sky above, breathtakingly on display due to the exceptional clarity of the atmosphere.

Overnight: Sails in the Desert

Day 4: Uluru

We arise early and 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 will revel in the serenity of a truly spiritual place. This afternoon is at leisure before discovering the beauty of nature’s palette as she paints an unforgettable sunset tableau on Uluru. The vastness of the half-lit desert landscape, the grasses gently swaying in the breeze and the enthralling, ever-changing rock texture offers a spectacle second to none.

Overnight: Sails in the Desert

Day 5: Kings Canyon & Opera in the Outback

Another unforgettable Red Centre experience awaits this morning as we helicopter above Uluru, the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta and Lake Amadeus accompanied by expert commentary, landing at Kings Canyon. An unforgettable farewell dinner this evening as we depart for the gala concert which showcases opera’s best loved hits, performed in the stunning red centre of Australia, accompanied by a chamber orchestra. As the sun sets, the performers will be illuminated by the spellbinding colours of the 50,000 glass spheres of the Field of Light at Uluru.

Overnight: Sails in the Desert

Day 6: Depart Uluru

Saying a fond farewell to new friends, this spectacular ‘Red Centre’ journey concludes and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Opera in the Outback
Bill Peach Journeys

Duration: 6 Days Departs: Alice Springs, 14 September 2021 Returns: 19 September 2021
Pricing: from $6,495 per person & FREE Single Supplement
Max Group Size: 15 Pax Activity Level: Easy

*Limited seats available* 

Sails in the Desert Hotel
Three Nights

This hotel features an expansive gumtree lined swimming pool and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options.

Double Tree Hilton
Two Nights

 

 
 

Call a Luxury Tour Specialist on 1300308081 and Quote #47384

(During Business Hours)