Tour information

Explore Alice Springs on a Bicycle: Velo Excursion Guided Tour

Travelling by bicycle, you will immerse yourself in all the diversity that our frontier town, Alice Springs, has to offer. Enjoy a picturesque 3km bike ride alongside the dry Todd River bed into the National Park. On this route you’ll experience the unique detail of this classic outback town. Upon arrival of our first destination, you will learn about the original town settlement at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station. Here, you can enjoy an NT roasted barista coffee, home baked cake and a stroll through the Trail Station Cafe Gift Shop. Next, your guide will lead you to Yubu Napa Art Gallery, where original and contemporary Indigenous artworks are showcased. Regularly, Indigenous artists are painting in residence.

DETAILS:

  • Total tour duration is 4 hours; this includes bike and equipment set-up, skills tuition (where required) and rest stops along the way
  • Participants should bring a minimum of 700ml of drinking water
  • The tour takes place only on sealed paths
  • Cost: $160 per person
  • Date: Sunday 17 June
  • Time: 3.00pm – 7.00pm
  • Pick up/drop off: Outback Cycling Central, 6/63 Todd Mall (30 min walk from the Convention centre or 5 min taxi ride) All delegates have to make their own way to Outback Cycling Central! The conference will not cover or arrange transport.

Book your tour during the registration process or contact the secretariat – secretariat@northaust.com.au

Uluru One Day Experience – Day Tour

  • Date: Wednesday 20 June
  • Pick up: from 5.50am
  • Drop off: Approximately Midnight
  • Cost: 10% DNA conference delegates discount: $207.00 instead of $230.00
  • Inclusions: 2 professional accredited tour guides, comfortable air-conditioned coach with on board toilet, BBQ at sunset with sparkling wine, light breakfast, lunch pack, fruit & snacks throughout the day, accommodation pick-up & drop-off, Uluru National Park entrance fee ($25pp).
  • Travel insurance required!

Itinerary:

Our professional guides collect you for an early 6am start which also offers a light packed breakfast on board our comfortable airconditioned coach, and then it’s off to our first stop at Erldunda Roadhouse.

We arrive at Yulara at approximately 11:45am, and after a quick stop we provide you with a packed lunch to eat on the drive to the World Heritage listed Uluru/Kata Tjuta National Park.

We travel to Kata Tjuta (Olgas) for the first walk of the day into Walpa Gorge. Embrace the domes of Kata Tjuta on your 45 minute walk, while taking in the views of the open plains on your return walk.

We then visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you will have time to learn about the local Pitjantjatjara people and buy some souvenirs. The Cultural Centre was built with 90,000 mud bricks and the help of the local Anangu people. It is built on a sacred site and has very special meaning to the local Anangu people.

We then head to the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock), which is next to the entrance to the Uluru climb. From here one of the two guides will take you on a guided Mala Walk. The Mala Walk follows the north-west side of Uluru, where there are many fine examples of Anangu rock art, and you can experience the wonder of the sheer vertical walls. The guide will tell you the stories of the Anangu People.

We drive from the front of Uluru around to the Kuniya car park, which is at the back of Uluru. From here we start our second guided walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. The guide will take you along a short track to the Waterhole, home of an ancestral water snake called Wanampi. The guide will share stories of local traditions and explain how the Anangu people traditionally used the waterhole for hunting.

From here we head to one of the best highlights of the day – the Uluru sunset with an Aussie BBQ. Watch the majestic Uluru change colour with a glass of bubbly and good Aussie tucker before returning back to Alice Springs.

What to bring:

Travel voucher, 1 litre of water (per person), sturdy walking shoes, hat, fly net, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, comfortable clothing (cool, light clothing is best in summer and warm clothing for winter), USB charger (USB port on the coach).

Book your tour during the registration process or contact the secretariat – secretariat@northaust.com.au

Minimum numbers required to conduct the dinner.

Uluru Adventure Safari – 3 Day Tour

  • Date: Wednesday 20 June – Friday 22 June
  • Pick up: From 5.50am Wednesday 20 June
  • Drop off: Approximately 6.00pm Friday 22 June
  • Cost:
    • OPTION 1: 10% DNA conference delegates discount: $625.50 instead of $695.00 – swags/ budget camp
    • OPTION 2: 10% DNA conference delegates discount: $756 instead of $840.00 – comfort permanent tent with bed linen
  • Inclusions: Experienced guide and host, national park entry, meals as indicated, sparkling wine and finger food for Uluru sunset, accommodation/Ayers Rock airport transfers, air-conditioned vehicle, Aboriginal cultural interpretive walk and accommodation – Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities).
  • Travel insurance required!

Itinerary:

Day 1: Alice Springs to Uluru

Starting in Alice Springs, we stop at an authentic outback camel farm, then continue on to the permanent campsite at Yulara for lunch before embarking to explore the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. Here, we get up close to this ancient geological formation during a Valley of the Winds hike. The perfect end to a remarkable day is watching the Rock’s rich colours change against a blazing Red Centre sunset.

Day 2: Kata Tjuta to Kings Canyon

Enjoy a glorious sunrise with a walk around the base of Uluru. Deepen your understanding of the land and the Mala people during a cultural interpretive walk with an Aboriginal guide. There’s an opportunity to purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts at the Cultural Centre before travelling to our exclusive campsite in Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon).

Day 3: Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

Discover the Lost City and the Garden of Eden on a 6km hike in Kings Canyon. Admire and explore the towering walls and crevices of Watarrka National Park. The photo opportunities are endless in Kings Canyon so be sure to bring your camera. At the end of the trek it’s time to refuel with a bite to eat before making the journey back to the remote centre of Alice Springs.

What to bring:

Travel voucher, 2 x 1.5 litres of water (per person), sleeping bag (can be hired for $45/person, must be requested at time of booking), sturdy walking shoes, hat, fly net, sunglasses, sunscreen, toiletries, torch (flash light), swim wear (warmer months), towel, camera, comfortable clothing (cool, light clothing is best in summer and warm clothing for winter), travel pillow, a small overnight bag (please leave your luggage at your Alice Springs accommodation due to space limitations on the mini-bus).

Book your tour during the registration process or contact the secretariat – secretariat@northaust.com.au

Minimum numbers required to conduct the dinner.