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NEW PRODUCT RELEASE
FOUR DAY CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR
ABORIGINAL CULTURAL EXPERIENCE AND ULURU SAFARI

The Aboriginal Art and Culture Centre in Alice Springs has announced that its tour enterprise ABORIGINAL DESERT DISCOVERY TOURS in conjunction with ADVENTURE TOURS AUSTRALIA is introducing a new product to the international market place.


The product grew out of an international demand from visitors to Central Australia who wanted to meet with Aboriginal people and to share their culture an appropriate manner.

Before leaving Alice Springs visitors can now experience a full day educational Aboriginal and nature experience with an award winning (TO-DO world tourism award ITB 1999) Aboriginal owned and operated enterprise.

The tour incorporates an Aboriginal dance performance from Red Centre dreaming who toured Europe three times in the past twelve months and were featured in the Sydney Olympics television broadcasts to the billions of viewers world wide.

Paul Ah chee General Manager of ABORIGINAL DESERT DISCOVERY TOURS said his Southern Arrernte community was very excited about working together in joint ventures with other non Aboriginal tour operators such as Adventure Tours Australia and thanked Greg Zammit for his support of this exciting venture.

In early 2002 it is planned that the Aboriginal Cultural performers tour Germany and Scandinavia to promote the brochure/new product launch.

DETAILS OF THE NEW TOUR REFERENCE AR4
DAY 1

An educational Aboriginal cultural and environmental experience operated by the Pwerte Marnte Marnte Aboriginal Corporation a Southern Arrernte tribal group. Aboriginal guides will take you on brief bush walk to illustrate the relationship between Aboriginal people, the Dreamtime, land and art. The walk is approximately 1.5 km with a chance to spot kangaroos, lizards and birdlife It is a chance to throw Boomerangs, visit the living History Museum, and a traditional camp, learn about survival and bushtucker, weapons, utensils ,and musical instruments .You will also experience an Aboriginal dance and cultural presentation from dancers who will involve you in the experience teaching the “bird” dance and the opportunity to be photographed with the dancers. After this, you will travel to the Desert Park to see special habitats seeing a variety of flora and fauna, including many endangered species. (L)

DAY 2
The adventure begins today traveling through the James & Waterhouse Ranges to the Outback Camel Farm where many passengers will have their first opportunity to ride a camel (at own expense). We journey onto Uluru (Ayers Rock) viewing the ancient Hugh & Finke River systems, Mt Connor and the unique scenery along the way. After lunch at Yulara, we set out to explore the wonder of Kata Tjuta (Olgas) and hike the Valley of the Winds. We return to enjoy champagne whilst we watch the desert sun set over Uluru (Ayers Rock). After a hearty dinner at our permanent campsite, take the opportunity to view the brilliance of the outback sky then curl up for the night in our tents or if you prefer, under the millions of stars in an authentic Aussie bedroll (swag). (LD)

DAY 3 
An early start is required for one of the highlights of the tour – the Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunrise. The challenge of the optional Uluru climb is rewarded with an incredible view of the rock and the changing light on the desert. This spectacular experience is followed by a base walk, exploring its mysterious rock formations & Aboriginal Arts & Crafts. After lunch at Yulara, we depart for Kings Canyon for our overnight camp and delicious camp oven cooking. (BLD)

DAY 4
Climb and explore Kings Canyon and view the “Amphitheatre”, “The Lost City” , the picturesque “Garden of Eden” and the breathtaking North and South Walls. We then take time to relax and refresh in the cooling waterhole (summer only). After lunch we depart for Alice Springs to relive your experiences over the after tour meal. (BLD)

TOUR PRICE $ 530 + Park Entry Fee (inc GST) Dormitory
$ 560 + Park Entry Fee (inc GST) Motel twin/double
TOUR DEPARTS : Alice Springs Daily, Pick-up Day one, 8.00 am, Pick-up Day two, 06.20 am
NOTE : Tour includes one nights accommodation, two nights camping in permanent tents.
Itinerary can also be booked for drop off at Ayers Rock with advance notice but must start in Alice Springs.
MAXIMUM PEOPLE : 24