August September 2016
Alice to dazzle during light festival
Alice Springs will be aglow this September as Parrtjima – A Festival in Light comes to life under the night sky. The first authentic Indigenous light festival of its kind, Parrtjima will illuminate more than 2.5km of the MacDonnell Ranges. The free festival will showcase contemporary and tradition Indigenous art created by local artists from 23 September to 2 October 2016.
C: Northern Territory Major Events Company Pty Ltd
P: 08 8999 5256
Bamurru Plains - King Of The Suites
This is the granddaddy of the safari bungalows at Bamurru Plains. The new Kingfisher Suite is three times the size, offers private dining and oodles of space to relax while the wildlife comes to you! For maximum exposure (and only the local Agile Wallabies as company) the Kingfisher Suite also offers a shower with ceiling to floor views across the floodplain and surrounding paperbark forests.
C: Emma Pritchett
P: 02 9571 6399
Longitude 131° Champions Ernabella Arts
Longitude 131’s new bespoke ‘Ernabella Arts Tour’ has been accepted into Tourism Australia’s Indigenous Tourism Champions Program. Guests staying at Longitude 131° have an exclusive and unforgettable opportunity to visit the remote studio of Ernabella Arts, the oldest, continuously running arts centre in Australia. Participants are able to meet with the artists and gain an insight into the ancient techniques and stories that form the basis of their artworks, providing inspiration to create their very own ceramic tile. In turn, the full day private tour allows artists to share their heritage and artworks in a one-on-one encounter that promises to be rich, colourful and unforgettable.
C: Longitude 131
P: 61 2 9918 4355
Daily Transfers From Uluru
It’s now easier for guests staying at Uluru to access the iconic Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park with daily transfers to Kings Canyon Resort operated by Outback Tour Services. For transfer times visit: kingscanyonresort.com.au/Getting-Here. Or, why not enjoy the Ultimate Red Centre experience with tours departing Uluru three times each week to Kings Canyon (MON, THU & SAT). Prices from $390 includes accommodation, return coach transfers from Uluru, Aboriginal Cultural Tour, Light Lunch and a guided Kings Canyon Rim Walk. Deluxe Spa rooms also include breakfast.
C: Destination Specialist Team
P: 1800 837 064
Lords Kakadu & Arnhemland Safaris
Lords Kakadu & Arnhemland Safaris have sold their Arnhem Land day tour portion to Top End Day Tours. Top End Day Tours have now been operating the day tours since 20th June.
Sab and Ann-Maree Lord are still operating private charter tours as Lords Kakadu & Arnhemland Safaris. Please note new contact number is 0438 808 548.
Lords Kakadu & Arnhemland Safaris
C: Sab and Ann-Maree Lord
P: 0438 808 548
Top End Day Tours
C: Paul & Ingrid Huitema
T: 08 89482200
Britz August / September Special Rate
The Britz Safari Landcruiser 4WD has a 20% off special rate for those looking to travel from Darwin during August/September. Whether you’re getting up early to catch the magical sunrise, or travelling to your next unique destination, this 4WD is the way to go. The ease of set up and tear down with the rooftop mounted tent and well thought out camping essentials all in the legendary Toyota Landcruiser will ensure a comfortable, yet wild ride. This 4WD takes you off the beaten track experiencing areas where standard 2WD vehicles cannot go. See all the magic of the Northern Territory with Britz!. Call into the Britz Campervan Rentals branch in Darwin at 17 Bombing Road, Winnellie.
C: Jackie Costello
P: 1800 331 454
Outback Cycling Opens Outback Cycling Central!
The team at Outback Cycling have just opened Outback Cycling Central in the Todd Street Mall, Alice Springs. The team are also excited to premier their newest bike to their fleet – the Electronic Bike! This bike is just so much fun to ride, with the purring pedal assist, it is perfect for going that extra distance. This bike is ideal for touring in and around Alice Springs and is perfect for a day trip out to Simpsons Gap!
C: Kate McIntyre
T: 08 8952 3993
Austour Invests In Small Group Touring
Austour is releasing its Small Group Touring Program. Groups comprise of 4 passengers only, with travel in a top of the range 4 Wheel Drive. After 2 years of planning, development and preparation, Austour will be operating its 11 Northern Territory tour programs from Darwin through the Top End and Alice Springs through to Ayers Rock.
C: Katrina Hill
P: +61 3 9770 0628