Explore the Spiritual Centre and Aboriginal Art
WHEN: 19th June, 2015
WHERE: Alice Springs to Uluru, Central Australia
COST: From $AU3300 per person. Book Now
Join our Aboriginal art expert Roslyn Premont and local guide, Jungala in the spiritual heartland of Australia.
The week is an exploration of aboriginal art and culture with unique opportunities to meet the locals and explore the outback.
We will be spending the first 3 nights and 2 days in Alice Springs where you will get the chance to be part of the Beanie Festival events. The Alice Springs Beanie Festival is a community- based event that began in 1997 with a ‘beanie party'. The festival was organised to sell beanies crocheted by Aboriginal women in remote communities. It has grown into a fun event where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists share their culture and exhibit together.
What is a beanie? It is a snug crochet hat to keep your head warm in winter, and in Alice and outback Australia it is a work of art in itself.
After the Beanie Festival we will begin a journey to Kings Canyon and then on to Uluru.
You will be 'glamping' (camping in comfort) in Aboriginal outback outstations where you will get first hand knowledge and appreciate the sheer beauty of the outback.
You can expect some magical evenings under the stars and walks out to experience culture and explore country with our local guides. For further information about the week see the programme below.
(B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner
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DAY 1, Friday June 19
Arrive in Alice Springs and be welcome by Roslyn Premont, our host. In the evening we will participate at the Opening Festivities for Beanie Festival.
DAY 2 , Saturday June 20
After breakfast we will head to the Beanie Festival for the day. Dinner will be at Tali Restaurant and later on, optional, Nightcap at nightclub Lasseters Casino
DAY 3 , Sunday June 21
After breakfast we will go to the Beanie Festival again and have the option to participate in the workshops. A special dinner under the stars at Simpsons Gap for sunset and an astrological talk will close our day.
DAY 4, Monday June 22Today we will start our journey to Kings Canyon with Jungala Kriss
(B) (L) (D)
DAY 5, Tuesday June 23
Walk and explore park in the morning followed by lunch.
DAY 6, Wednesday, June 24
Walk and explore.
DAY 7 , Thursday, June 25
Driving out to new campsite near Uluru/Kata Tjuta
DAY 8, Friday, June 26
After breakfast, we will be visiting Uluru mid morning.
DAY 9, Saturday, June 27
After breakfast, pack up to leave Uluru today.
Please note that this programme has changed recently.
A perfect location for our art focused week.
Single supplement $AU640
At the end of each day, we can come home, relax and be inspired again by the power of aboriginal art in a comfortable living gallery environment. Like the traditional compounds of other indigenous cultures, Vatu Sanctuary is tucked away behind high walls where inside are beautiful gardens, water features and a sense of the aesthetic.
Vatu has self catering apartments and is conveniently located with a supermarket nearby.
Breakfast food including tea and coffee will be already stocked in your kitchen on arrival for you to help yourself each morning at a time that suits you.
Our meals programme will vary upon our daily activities but food can be purchased easily in the nearby supermarket if necessary.
The last 2 evenings of our programme will be spent in Uluru camping in style!
- 3 nights accommodation at Vatu Sanctuary, Alice Springs,
- 2 days with gallery owner and art expert Ros Premont
- 4 nights luxury camping at Kings Canyon area and Uluru
- 5 days out-and-about with our expert local guide, Jungala Kriss
- 7 breakfasts
- 4 lunch
- 5 dinners inc. special dinners under the stars.
- A day at the Beanie Festival
- Tour - with local Jungala Kriss from Alice to Kings Canyon Uluru, Kata Tjuta
- Visits to locals communities.
What's NOT included
- Return airfares or transport
- Travel insurance. NOTE that travel insurance is essential.
- Transfer to Vatu on day 1.
- Transfer to Uluru airport on day 8.
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You will then receive an email from us to confirm we have received your booking.
Note: To secure your place at this event you will need to make a deposit. You will be directed to the payment form where we have secure online payment options to suit you.
Deposit: AUD $660.00
Paid in full by 1st May, 2014
Payment is in Australian Dollars. Please go to a currency converter to give you today's exchange conversion rate.
NOTE: Travel insurance is essential if coming from outside of Australia.