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Ovation & Red Centre Highlights

15 night package. Cruise from Sydney to Darwin onboard Ovation of the Seas, then join a 8 day tour to Kakadu, Alice Springs, Kings Canyon, Uluru & Kata Tjuta

*This weeks Paper Ads* , 2018 Cruise Tours, Australia
Sydney, Australia - Darwin, Australia
26 Mar 2018
15 nights
For sale until 31 August 2017
PACKAGE INCLUDES
UP TO $200.00*
ONBOARD CREDIT
* on selected categories
FROM
$5,249.00
PER PERSON *
$349.93 P/DAY
SAVE UP TO 47%
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Inclusions

Book and deposit by 31 August 2017 to receive $200.00 bonus onboard credit
Service charge is now included in the total price for sailings departing on or after the 15th January 2017
Ecruising Specialty Tour - Deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE
One way economy class airfares from Ayers Rock to Sydney (surcharge may apply to other cities)
Air taxes are included in this product (please refer to small print in Pricing tab for details)
One-way economy class flight from Darwin to Alice Springs
Inclusive of air taxes. Please refer to small print under Pricing tab
8 nights accommodation onboard Ovation of the Seas
^8-Day / 7-Night Escorted tour from Darwin to Ayers Rock including accommodation with daily breakfast
^1 night accommodation at the Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin
^2 nights accommodation at Mercure Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu
^1 night accommodation Lasseters Hotel, Alice Springs
^1 night accommodation Kings Canyon Resort, Kings Canyon
^2 nights accommodation Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock
^Yellow Water Billabong Cruise
^Visit to the World Heritage Area of Ubirr
^Guluyambi Cruise (depending on weather)
^Visit to the Bowali Visitor Centre
^Visit to the Royal Flying Doctor's
^Exclusive BBQ dinner at Uluru (weather permitting)
^Visit to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Cultural Centre houses
^Visit to the Mutitjulu Waterhole
^Transfers stated as per itinerary
Meals onboard
Entertainment featuring bands, musicians, djs, theme night parties
Open area living room with magnificent 270 panoramic views
One of Ovation of the Seas' most anticipated features, jewel-shaped capsule gently ascend over 300 feet above sea level
Skydiving Simulator
Pool and Sports Zone
Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center
Two FlowRider surf simulators
Rock Climbing wall
Port Charges & Government Taxes

Itinerary

DAYPORTARRDEP
26 Mar 18Sydney, AustraliaEmbark6.30pm
27 Mar 18At Sea
28 Mar 18Brisbane, Australia8am5pm
29 Mar 18At Sea
30 Mar 18At Sea
31 Mar 18At Sea
01 Apr 18At Sea
02 Apr 18At Sea
03 Apr 18Darwin, Australia

On arrival into Darwin you will be transferred from the cruise terminal to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

8amDisembark
04 Apr 18Darwin-Kakadu

Depart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway, passing major river systems and wetland regions, into Kakadu National Park. Located 257 kilometres east of Darwin, the national park covers 20,000 square kilometres of landscape varying from rocky escarpment that is home to historic Aboriginal rock art dating back thousands of years, to the floodplains that are abundant with wildlife.

Visit Warradjan Cultural Centre to view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu.

Join your local guide on a cruise of Yellow Water Billabong Cruise. Search for saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. After lunch, stop at Nourlangie, where your Driver Guide will lead you on a walk to view the rock art galleries (B/L)

05 Apr 18Kakadu

This morning you’ll head off with your Driver Guide to explore the World Heritage Area of Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be 20,000 years old, to the lookout for the view over the surrounding wetlands. Join the Guluyambi Cruise (depending on weather) along the East Alligator River. An Aboriginal guide will provide an insight into their culture, including local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, as well as bush survival skills. With special permission of the local people, you are able to go ashore in Arnhem Land.

Enjoy a buffet lunch with the afternoon at leisure (B/L)

06 Apr 18Kakadu-Darwin-Alice Springs

This morning you will Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin. You will be transferred straight to Darwin airport.

On arrival into Alice Springs you will be transferred to you hotel (B)

07 Apr 18Alice Springs-Kings Canyon

This morning we will doing a city sights tour of Alice Springs before making our way to Kings Canyon.

Visit the Royal Flying Doctor's, the School of the Air and Telegraph Station. Located in the heart of Watarrka National Park, Kings Canyon lies in an ancient Australian landscape that is sacred ground for the Ulpanyali and Lilla people.

Enjoy the Creek Bed Walk, ideal for relaxed experience. After leisurely taking in the sights, set off on a two kilometre stroll along the creek bed, that leads to views of the impressive canyon rim. (B)

08 Apr 18Kings Canyon-Ayers Rock

This morning for the guests who would like to complete the Rim Walk we will head off nice and early. Make the rocky climb with your guide to the rim of the canyon to be rewarded with marvellous views over Watarrka National Park. The climb may take up to three hours and is for those with a good level of fitness.

After returning to the hotel to collect all remaining guests we will head off to Ayers Rock.Once you’re settled at the Sunset Viewing Area, you’ll be served from a selection of Australian wines and nibbles while you begin to absorb the beauty of your surroundings. You can just relax or stroll around the Sunset Viewing Area to discover your own personal space to watch the amazing sunset.

As the sun sets over the western horizon you’ll be witness to the majestic presence and many shades of colour for which Uluru is most famous. After sunset continue to our exclusive venue for an Aussie Barbecue Dinner, with Uluru as your stunning backdrop. Relax in the company of friends and fellow travellers and enjoy sparkling wine on arrival then dine on a menu of steak, kangaroo meat, lamb sausages, chicken skewers and garlic prawns, salads and a tasty dessert. All accompanied by a selection of red and white wines, beer and soft drinks. There’s time for stargazing too (weather permitting). (B/D)

09 Apr 18Uluru-Kata Tjuta

Early this morning we head into the Uluru - Kata Tjuta National park. The sunrise platform offers an incredible view through the dunes and stunning desert landscape as the sun rises over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Make your way on to the viewing platform to see many kilometres into the distance, providing an ideal photo opportunity. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight, while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. You’ll then head to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will lead you to the famous Mutitjulu Waterhole. The waterhole provided a key source of water for the Aboriginal people in the area and had been in use for many thousands of years. You’ll see wonderful Aboriginal rock paintings and come to understand their significance.

Visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre houses an amazing collection of original ceramics, paintings and punu (woodwork) that provide an insight into the unique and spiritual culture of the Anangu, the traditional custodians of Uluru. You can take home your own unique piece of punu.

We will then return to the Ayers Rock Resort before heading off to Kata Tjuta this afternoon. Just 40 kilometres to the west of iconic Uluru, we’ll take in the sites of Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas. When you stop at a viewing point that boasts the most spectacular views of Kata Tjuta, be sure to have your camera at the ready.

Walpa (meaning windy) Gorge is a lush desert haven for plants and animals. The gentle but rocky track will lead you into a world of rare plant species and lush evergreen shrubs known as Spearwood. Your Driver Guide will lead you on a walk through the gorge, sharing stories of local flora and fauna, and the geology of this amazing formation.

After your walk enjoy chilled Australian wines and canapés, as you watch the wonder of a Kata Tjuta sunset. Each passing minute brings something new as the domes continue to change colour with the setting sun (B)

10 Apr 18Ayers Rock

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onwards flight home (B)

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Pricing

CABIN GRADEWASNOW
Interior Stateroom (V3)$9,899.00$5,249.00
Interior Stateroom (V2)$10,289.00$5,349.00
Superior Ocean View Strm w/Bal (D6)$9,129.00$6,029.00
* All prices are quoted in Australian dollars, based on per person double occupancy unless stated otherwise, and inclusive of all taxes and discounts. All prices & itineraries are current at time of publishing & subject to change without notice. Prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, fuel price, and tax increases. Air taxes are included in this product based on departing Sydney using the most direct route with no stop overs. Taxes are correct at time of publication and subject to change due to airline fluctuation, currency fluctuation, government changes, departure city and stop overs. Prices may vary until full payment is received, please ask your consultant for details. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking. Conditions apply.
* Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice.

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