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Monday,  July 15, 2024 6:46 AM 

AAT Kings launches short break tours in the Australian Outback


AAT Kings launches short break tours in the Australian Outback
Guests on AAT Kings short break tours in the Australian Outback can practise their dot-painting skills with the Aboriginal Anangu artists of Maraku. (AAT Kings)
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AAT Kings has partnered with Australia’s Northern Territory to launch two new short break tours in the Outback. 

These two- to five-day tours allow travellers to personalize their holidays while being led by knowledgeable driver guides.

Guests can connect with Aboriginal culture on an Uluru base walk guided tour or practise their dot-painting skills with the Aboriginal Anangu artists of Maraku.

They will also watch the sunrise at Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park and see towering limestone cliffs at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge.

Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. (Tourism Australia/AAT Kings)

Travellers can save up to 15 per cent on selected tours to Australia’s Northern Territory and 5 per cent off its recently launched short break tours for select departures from April 1, 2024, to December 31, 2024.

The offer ends on April 15, 2024.

“We partnered with Australia’s Northern Territory since it is one of the most captivating places in the world, showcasing the Outback’s incredible vast landscapes with its ancient Aboriginal culture and sacred sites,” said AAT Kings CEO Ben Hall. “We appreciate our loyal travel advisor community for helping to promote the territory as one of the must-see destinations to visit in 2024. Due to increased demand, we created these two new short break tours to provide clients the flexibility to personalize their journeys while revealing the region’s most unforgettable places and interacting with local communities.”

On the new 4-day Kings Canyon, Uluru and Kata Tjuta short break tour, guests will explore Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

They will also meet a local guide who will narrate the Aboriginal Tjukurpa (creation) stories and walk with them to Mutitjulu Waterhole, where they can see 40,000-year-old rock art created by the traditional owners of the land and the spiritual sites surrounding them.

Guests can see 40,000-year-old rock art created by the traditional owners of the land. (Ubirr Tourism NT/Helen Orr/AAT Kings)

Afterwards, they will make their way to the Uluru sunset viewing area and admire the largest sandstone monolith in the world.

The adventure continues the next day by watching the sunrise at the Kata Tjuta and its 36 giant domes.

Travellers will then see scenic valleys and canyons while their guide teaches them about the history, culture and geology of Australia’s Red Centre.

On the new 3-day Kings Canyon and Uluru short break tour, guests will start at Ayers Rock Resort.

They will travel through Curtin Springs Station and view Atila (Mount Conner).

On the way to Kings Canyon, their driver guide will provide insights into the history of the surrounding cattle stations.

They will stay at the Kings Canyon Resort, where they will see 300-meter-high sandstone walls.

Guests will rise at dawn to make the climb to the rim of the canyon and be rewarded with panoramic views of Watarrka National Park at sunrise.

With time permitting, they can go down to the oasis of the Garden of Eden, a watering hole surrounded by lush greenery and rare plant species.

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