October November 2017

Longitude 131° Reopens at Uluru-Kata Tjuta


Baillie Lodges has launched a new era of Australian luxury lodging with the reopening of iconic outback camp Longitude 131° at Uluru-Kata Tjuta, following a multi-million dollar refurbishment.

Revealed in August 2017, the new-look Longitude 131° includes the addition of a new premium suite, the Dune Pavilion, and features upgrades to the property’s guest areas creating a more relaxed and sophisticated experience of Australia’s spectacular Red Centre.

Guests at Longitude 131° take-in views of both Uluru and Kata Tjuta from the elevated Dune Top, a glamorous open air venue ideal for sunset drinks and canapés, a dip in the plunge pool and intimate starlit dining. Daybeds and a ‘help-yourself’ bar have been added to the pool area, and the renowned outdoor dining experience Table 131° has been remodelled to include a captivating central campfire and dining configured for both couples and friends.  

C: Ali Richards
P: 02 9918 4355
E: Ali@baillielodges.com.au
W: www.longitude131.com.au

New fine dining experience for Ayers Rock Resort


Voyages has launched of an exclusive new fine dining experience, Mayu Wiru, which will commence nightly at Ayers Rock Resort from 22 October 2017. Mayu Wiru, meaning ‘beautiful flavour’ in local Pitjantjatjara, is a premium experience for a maximum of 16 guests that will combine the epitome of fine dining together with a premium Field of Light experience.

The evening begins with champagne and bush tucker-inspired canapés at a private lookout within the grounds of Sails in the Desert Hotel, followed by a 4-course table d’hôte Indigenous-inspired menu with perfectly matched wines in the hotel’s private dining room. After dinner, guests are transported to a dune top for a nightcap and to enjoy panoramic views of the stunning Field of Light Uluru and a star talk on the southern night sky and this special evening ends with a private 30-minute escorted walk through the magical art exhibition.

Mayu Wiru will run daily from 22 October to 24 March each year, during the hiatus of Tali Wiru.

C: Raphaela Drachsler
P: 1300 134 044
E: travel@voyages.com.au
W: www.ayersrockresort.com.au/mayu-wiru

Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters Upgrades


Late October will see the completion of the first stage of the Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters room upgrades. The first stage of the 5 million dollar project will deliver 36 quality rooms and by completion, in late February 2018, 139 rooms will be tastefully refurbished in stunning red centre colours showcasing local art. 

C: Nicole Richards  
P: 08 8950 7772
E: Nicole.Richards@crowneplazaalicesprings.com.au
W: www.crowneplazaalicesprings.com.au

Wildman Wilderness Lodge


Wildman Wilderness Lodge is excited to announce that it will be open for the first time throughout the Wet Season (excluding 18/12/2017 - 15/01/2018). The Wet Season will include Habitat accommodation only and rates will not include food as they normally do - breakfast, lunch and dinner can be purchased separately. Bookings can be made directly with Wildman Wilderness Lodge and through the website booking button. 

C: Lisa Goodhand
P: +61 8 8978 8955
E: l.goodhand@wildman.com
W: www.wildmanwildernesslodge.com.au

Kings Canyon Resort


As we welcome the summer period, indulge yourselves with 20% off your accommodation and a complimentary upgrade to the famous Deluxe Spa Rooms if you stay 2 or more nights, while children stay and eat breakfast free using existing bedding. One night is just not enough to truly embrace one of Australia’s most natural wonders. * Subject to availability*

C: Sophie Natera
P: 1800 837 064
E: tradesales@delawarenorth.com
W: www.kingscanyonresort.com.au/stay/packages/summer-sale

Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel Darwin


Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel is very happy to enter the Darwin market for the first time. The CBD property offers comfortable and affordable one and two bedroom apartments as well as studios. All apartments feature separate living and dining areas, fully equipped kitchen facilities, private laundry facilities and balconies. There is secure undercover parking, onsite meeting and function facilities, an alfresco barbeque area, swimming pool and complimentary high speed wifi throughout the property. The apartments are perfect for a quick stay in Darwin, or for long term accommodation requirements, with all the comforts of a home away from home.

C: Veronica Wallace, Business Development Manager
P: 08 8982 3100
E: darwin.sales@metrohg.com 
W: www.metrohotels.com.au

Wayoutback Launches New 1 Day West MacDonnell Ranges Product


As the end of the year fast approaches, Wayoutback are pleased to announce the launch of their new 1 day West MacDonnell Ranges product in the Red Centre commencing early October 2017.

The tour will depart Alice Springs on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and gives passengers a great opportunity to experience the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges for the day. 

First up is hiking picturesque Ghost Gum Walk into the majestic Ormiston Gorge before spending time relaxing at the Ormiston Waterhole. We pay a visit to the World Heritage-listed Ochre Pits, a registered sacred site before enjoying a picnic lunch and afternoon swim at the spectacular Ellery Creek Big Hole.

Travel is in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle with a maximum group size of 16 people and cost is a low $99 per person.

C: Ty Watkins
P: 08 8300 4900
E: sales@wayoutback.com.au 
W: www.wayoutback.com.au

NEW Arnhem Land, Kakadu & Litchfield trip with Adventure Tours


Uncover natural and spiritual charms in Australia's north, on a new 3 day trip into Arnhem Land, Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks. An experienced Aboriginal guide will join us for a full day in Arnhem Land with a cruise along the majestic East Alligator River and exclusive access to some of the most spectacular rock art sites in the Top End. The tour is available to book now, for departures from April to October 2018. Contact our reservations team or website for more information.

C: Rebecca Hargrave
P: 1300 654 604 
E: reservations@adventuretours.com.au
W: www.adventuretours.com.au

Dine on the Uluru Fork and View


Travellers to Uluru will now be able to join the Uluru Outback Explorers Dinner tour on the Uluru Fork and View three nights per week from 1 November 2018. The Uluru Fork and View is a specially designed and modified double-decker coach offering uninterrupted views of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park from the fabulous 44-seat open air eatery on the upper deck. 

The Uluru Outback Explorers Dinner Tour is a delicious three-course progressive dinner served at different locations around the base of Uluru including chilled sparkling Australian wine and hot canapés served at sunset; main course and beverages served just after dusk at the base of Uluru; and dessert served with the backdrop of Uluru silhouetted against a starry desert night sky. 

The journey embraces the outback pioneering history of Central Australia and will depart on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from all hotels at Ayers Rock Resort. 

C: Kelly Langhelt
P: +61 8 8956 3156
E: marketing@uluruforkandview.com.au
W: www.uluruforkandview.com.au

Top End Wilderness Safari at Bamurru Plains


Join Richard I'Anson, canon master and founder of Lonely Planet Images on this luxury photographic retreat at Bamurru Plains. Under Richard's guidance, we promise an experience forever immortalised in your stunning images: private wetland wilderness brimming with wildlife; faces of the people; the world's oldest rock art galleries in faraway Arnhem Land and images of you living it. Both budding and experienced photographers will treasure this hand crafted 5 day journey over two exclusive date options: 28 April - 2 May or 2 May - 6 May 2018. 

C: Emma Pritchett 
P: 02 9571 6399
E: bamurru@wildbushluxury.com
W: www.bamurruplains.com

Yolngu Homeland Tours, East Arnhem Land


Be welcomed into a Yolngu family and learn age-old traditions in east Arnhem Land. Partake in daily activities and experience first-hand how the Yolngu people have an unwavering bond and connection to their land and country. 

This is a rare opportunity to experience the life of these unique people as they welcome you into a culture so powerful, it will change the way you see the world.

4 day escorted homeland visits start from $2,189 p/p.

C: Anji Kemp
P: +61 7 5539 8231
E: anji@cooeetraveller.com.au
W: www.lirrwitourism.com.au

The Rock Tour Camping Tours


Over the last 12 months The Rock Tour have invested in upgrading their 3 campsites at Curtin Springs, Ayers Rock and Kings Creek Station for their 2, 3 and 4 day camping tours. At the Curtin Springs Bush Camp, the shelters have been doubled in size and are now wet weather proof. Tents have been purchased for both Ayers Rock Campground and Kings Creek Station providing a free of charge alternative to a swag. Additionally, Ayers Rock Campground now has a wet weather shelter for the odd occasion of rain.

C: Liam Doherty
P: 08 8953 1008
E: info@therocktour.com.au
W: www.therocktour.com.au

DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs


High tea has returned to DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs and has been revamped! Each Sunday from 3pm – 4:30pm enjoy an afternoon of live music, a delectable new high tea menu, a glass of French bubbles on arrival and an array of sweets and barista coffee or tea to finish off the afternoon. There is also a mimosa bar that is a new addition to the high tea and is available for groups of 10 or more.

C: Danielle Hiscoke
P: +61 8 8950 8041
E: Danielle.Hiscoke@Hilton.com 
W: www.hilton.com

Crocosaurus Cove New Website


Crocosaurus Cove’s brand new website was launched earlier this year featuring a variety of high quality images and videos designed to better showcase the attraction to consumers and the tourism industry.

They have created an exclusive page for Travel Agents to access Crocosaurus Cove’s image library; rates and fact sheets; and an Education Program page.
The site is user friendly across all mobile platforms, allowing visitors to easily purchase entry tickets, the Cage of Death, VIP Tours, gift certificates, and the Darwin attraction combo packages online.

C: Leanna Boyd, Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator
P: 0475 807 461
E: sales@croccove.com
W: www.crocosauruscove.com

Overnight Mountain Bike Adventure


Outback Cycling have launched a new overnight mountain biking trip. Join the small group multi-day tour to discover the unique desert mountain bike single trail of the West MacDonnell Ranges, complete with wildlife sightings and camping under the stars. The balance of down time to relax and active time to camp and ride will provide you with a great taste of the Alice Springs lifestyle and the world-class mountain bike network. Click here for the itinerary.

C: Jenn Rajher
P: 08 8952 1541
E: marketing@outbackcycling.com 
W: www.outbackcycling.com

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