There has never been a better time to visit the Australian outback than right now. Why? Well, here are five very good reasons:
- Experience Bruce Munro’s Field of Light which is illuminating the desert – Internationally acclaimed artist, Bruce Munro, is staging his first ever light installation in Australia with Field of Light – a unique collection of 50,000 spheres of light which come to life as the sun sets over Australia’s spiritual heartland. The solar-powered work of art celebrates its majestic red desert surroundings and the historical significance of the ancient Uluru. Bruce Munro describes his installation as “a landscape of illuminated stems that, like the dormant seed in a dry desert, quietly wait until darkness falls, under a blazing blanket of southern stars, to bloom with gentle rhythms of light…Field of Light is a personal symbol for the good things in life.” This ambitious exhibition forms part of Voyages Indigenous Tourism’s continued commitment to arts and culture. Open until 31 March 2017, you only have 12 months to catch this amazing and moving sight!
- Stay at Australia’s most luxurious desert resort which has just got better – A fresh makeover has given Longitude 131° another layer of ‘lux’ which is the perfect launch-pad to explore Australia’s red centre. New balconies have been added to the 15 glamping tents, each now equipped with bushman’s swags as an option for sleeping under the magnificent outback starry skies. All the usual offerings such as sunrise and sunset tours, spa treatments and dining al fresco are still a ‘must do’, and now after-dinner digestives are delivered to your glamorous sleeping quarters, to help you fall into a cosy slumber!
- Walk in the Flinders Ranges with wine-tasting and air transfer – the iconic 4-day Arkaba Walk in the Flinders Ranges is already a fabulous experience, but for a limited time only (May – August 2016), it now includes air transfers from Adelaide and a return trip by road via the Clare Valley, with wine tasting and lunch included. Say no more…
4. Sample the ‘outback’ on a Wolgan Valley R.M. Williams weekend escape – Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley, in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, has joined with iconic Australian bush outfitter, R.M. Williams, to present a quintessentially Australian outback experience. From 6-8 May 2016, you can stay in a luxurious villa; partake in a horse trail ride; enjoy an Australian-inspired degustation dinner; be inspired by a telescopic viewing of the night sky around the comfort of a camp fire; and be treated to a bespoke R.M Williams boot fitting.
5. Visit one of the last frontiers on earth, in style – There is no better way to experience Australia’s last frontier – the Kimberleys – than with True North – a small ship cruise which enables you to get up close and personal to the best of the Kimberley coastline and beyond, in comfort and style. You can explore secluded beaches and river inlets, famous for an abundance of wildlife, and see spectacular waterfalls and awe-inspiring gorges, ancient cultural history and indigenous rock art. A combination of cruising, helicopter flights, walking, diving, snorkelling, fishing and boating will ensure you see the best on offer in this beautiful part of Australia, and the world! The Kimberley Wilderness cruises are in full swing now and there is still availability throughout the season, which ends in early September, but hurry, as places are selling fast!
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