August September 2017
Chifley Alice Springs Resort Rebrand
AccorHotels has announced Chifley Alice Springs Resort joined its network in July 2017 at which time the hotel rebranded to Mercure Alice Springs Resort.
The 139-room resort is currently undergoing a $2 million upgrade of its rooms and facilities, which will see new bathrooms and bedroom fittings installed across its standard rooms, as well as floor-to-ceiling artworks that reflect the history of the Alice Springs region in all rooms. The hotel will also be updating the swimming pool and its garden surrounds to bring it in line with the Mercure offering global travellers have come to expect.
In an exciting addition to the Mercure portfolio, the resort is also in the final stages of finalising the design for an outdoor amphitheatre which will pose as a multipurpose venue for conferencing and events. The hotel’s in-house Indigenous workshops and cultural sessions for event delegates and leisure guests will also be run from this space.
C: Jeff Huyben
P: 08 8951 4504
Kings Canyon Resort Two Night Deal
Escape to Kings Canyon, the Red Centre’s hidden gem with this fantastic deal! Stay 2 nights and receive 50% off your second night. One day is simply not enough time to walk, touch and experience Kings Canyon Resort. See the amazing cliff faces and domes that form Kings Canyon and the stunning Garden of Eden. Take to the sky in a helicopter and look down on 400 million years of the natural wonder of Kings Canyon and its surrounds. Immerse yourself in the local Aboriginal culture on the Karrke Cultural Tour.
For sale and travel until 31 March 2018. Terms and conditions may apply.
C: Ashley Durrington
P: 1800 837 064
New Tours At Ayers Rock Resort
Travellers to the spiritual heart of Australia now have even more choices to experience Uluru and its surrounds. New tours join the existing options to experience the destination and will appeal to gastronomes, adventure seekers and wildlife enthusiasts, offering a new perspective on this iconic destination.
Bush Food Experience is part of Ayers Rock Resort’s Bush Tucker Journeys program bringing ancient flavours into modern cuisine. This free daily experience teaches guests about native Australian ingredients including plants, fruits, grains and spices and how for centuries these bush foods were used by Indigenous people. Guests will discover ancient food preparation techniques and enjoy a demonstration of how these ingredients can be used in modern cooking as they learn to make wattle seed shortbread. Free for guests at Ayers Rock Resort.
The Red Desert Reptiles Show is a family-friendly show that introduces some of the amazing species that survive and roam in the harsh environment of the Red Desert of Central Australia, home to 73 types of reptiles. Participants will get up close, touch and hold some of the reptiles including Bruce the blue tongue lizard (Lungkata), Wolverine the bearded dragon (Ngapala), Max the Mulga also known as a king brown (Liru) and a Woma Python (Kunlya). From $25 per person.
C: Voyages Ayers Rock Resort
P: 1300 134 044
Great Southern Rail 2018/19 Season
Great Southern Rail are pleased to announce that 2018/19 is now open for sale with the ever popular Ghan Expedition season extended from April through October in 2018 and commencing 2019 in March. Also new for 2018/19 will be shoulder season fares on The Ghan Expedition for travel April, September and October 2018 and March 2019. The Ghan Expedition operates weekly from Darwin to Adelaide over 4 days, all inclusive of meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences. Highlights include Katherine Gorge, our exclusive Outback Pioneer Dinner under the stars in Alice Springs and an optional upgrade scenic flight of Uluru.
Join a Wild Bush Fishing safari of a lifetime in the run off season February – April 2018. This is the time of year when Bamurru Plains morphs into a dedicated fishing lodge around outstanding barramundi fishing opportunities. Your clients will wrestle barramundi from an airboat in private wetlands, on the edge of Kakadu, with a specialist fishing guide by their side to cheer them on! Book a Wild Bush Fishing safari by 30 September 2017 to fish the run off in Australia’s Top End from February – April 2018 and save 5%.
With the help of the NT Government, Marksie's Stockman's Camp grant project "The Vesty Hut" is now complete. It has already increased business threefold and is now ranked the number one restaurant in Katherine on TripAdvisor. Due to the new and larger outback menu, the Tucker Night season will now be extended from March - October.
C: Geoff Mark
P: 0427 112 806