Thursday, 30 June 2016

Tour of the Week: 5 Day Darwin to Alice Springs With Uluru Detour $629



In the heart of Australia’s dusty outback, Darwin and Alice Springs provide visitors with exceptional scenery that is out of this world. Our 5 day Darwin to Uluru Tours $629 give you the chance to discover everything the red centre of Australia has to offer, from the incredible natural monuments to the fascinating history that imbues the area.

Mataranka Hot Springs

After we leave Darwin at sunrise, we promptly head to the Mataranka Hot Spring via Edith Falls, where you can marvel at the mesmerising waters and rock pools which are perfect for taking a cooling dip in. At the Mataranka Hot Spring, you can revel in the deliciously warm water and soak up the relaxing natural scenery.

Aussie Pub Dinner

The last stop of the day will be at Daly Waters, where you can tuck into a traditional Australian pub dinner. You’ll get to sample local flavours and refuel after a day of incredible sightseeing.

Devils Marbles



On the second day, you’ll get to catch a glimpse of one of Australia’s most magnificent natural wonders – the Devils Marbles. You can snap some photos of these precariously balanced granite rocks before we head onto Alice Springs.

Uluru

On the third day, it is time to venture to Uluru itself. Whilst in the area, you can discover the fascinating history of the region in the Aboriginal Cultural Centre, and pick up some exciting souvenirs to take home with you. Afterwards, you can wander around the base of Australia’s most magnificent monolith before we settle down to watch the sunset. Seeing the dusty landscape glow golden in the evening sun is one of the most magical experiences you’ll
have, and we’ll celebrate with some bubbly and a hearty meal beneath the stars.

Kata Tjuta

The next day, we’ll make our way to Kata Tjuta, another of the Outback’s beloved natural wonders. You’ll have the chance to hike through the Valley of the Winds before checking out the jaw-dropping views from the George Gill Range. We’ll end the day around the campfire before bedding down under the stars.

Kings Canyon

On the final day we’ll hotfoot it to Kings Canyon, where we’ll spend the day hiking along the impressive walls. Here, you’ll get to explore the sandstone cliffs and admire the greenery of the valley from various lookout points. Afterwards, we’ll head back to Alice Springs where this magical five-day trip unfortunately comes to an end.



6 Reasons to Visit the Barossa Valley


For wine-lovers and culture-vultures, the Barossa Valley offers a haven of vineyards, foodie delights, and stunning natural scenery. Sprawling out in a patchwork quilt of lush fields, vintage cellar doors, and country farmhouses, it has a little something for everyone.

Barossa Valley Wine Tours tend to be the main lure for visitors, but there are so many other elements to enjoy in the region, from foodie delights and fresh farmer’s markets, to beautiful lookout points and quaint villages.

1. Farmer’s Markets

Every Saturday, crowds pool into Barossa’s local farmer’s market where they can pick up fresh, local produce and browse stalls piled high with homemade jams, cured meats, and creamy cheeses. It is the perfect place to stock up for a picnic, or to simply sample some of Barossa’s best-loved flavours.

2. Have a Picnic

With the produce you pick up from the farmer’s market, you’ll have everything you need for an afternoon picnic. There are plenty of nooks and crannies to lay your blanket down in and tuck into a delicious snack amongst the beautiful scenery.



3. Local Butchers

For meat lovers, Barossa Valley provides a delectable selection of cuts in a variety of different butchers. The region boasts a rich German heritage, which means there are plenty of flavours to enjoy.

4. Brilliant Bakeries

If you’re more of a sweet treat lover, then Barossa’s collection of sumptuous bakeries has you covered. Throughout the rolling hills and quaint towns, there are numerous family-run bakeries that offer visitors freshly baked bread and pastries.

5. Wine Tasting

A trip to the Valley wouldn’t be complete without embarking on Barossa wine tours. With so many vineyards to explore, you can sample a selection of local flavours and learn more
about the age-old winemaking process. Here, you can check out big-names like the Jacobs Creek Winery and discover why wine is such a big part of Barossa’s heritage.

6. Foodie Delights

And, to go with your wine, there are plenty of delicious foodie delights to tuck into in the Barossa Valley. There is a rich cuisine culture here, which is made up of numerous local restaurants serving traditional Australian dishes as well as some more international offerings. The smattering of farm shops provides you with the chance to pick up some local flavours for yourself, including homemade pates at Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop and chunky wheels of cheese at the Barossa Valley Cheese Company.