Red Desert Awakenings ~ The Red Centre
Alice Springs – King Canyon – Uluru – Kata Tjuta
4th – 8th September 2018
4 days/4 nights
Imagine walking gently upon the red earth as you lose yourself in sounds, beauty and colours of nature. When you step onto sacred land something magical happens that is beyond words. The outback changes you…it just does! Journey to the heart of Australia and awaken your soul.
This amazing bucket list tour will offer you a lifetime of memories.
If you are ready to experience a personal soul journey then this is the right tour for you.
“This trip awakened my senses on a new level, where I connected with the culture, my homeland and my soul. The beauty of the area really ignited something inside my spirit that will always stay alive within. Thanks Susanne for creating this soul journey.” – CF, Melbourne – 2016 Uluru Tour
Click here to view our pictures from the 2016 Desert Awakenings Tour.
Day 1: Alice Springs ~ Mparntwe
A welcome blessing and meditation with Susanne to set the tone for our journey together before our local guide Bob arrives to whisk us away to explore the awe inspiring Tjoritja / West MacDonnell Ranges.
As dusk approaches we will travel to Bob’s own land to enjoy a delicious bush bque cooked by Bob. You will love the use of traditional Aboriginal herbs + spices too!.
Standing on sacred land with sunset hues of red, orange, gold, pink and rust to awaken your senses and clear out all the stress you arrived with.
1 night Accommodation at Chifley Resort, Alice Springs
3 course bush barbeque dinner + soft drinks under the milky way
Opening circle, blessing + sunset meditation
Day 2: Kings Creek Station – Kings Canyon ~ Watarrka National Park
Our guide Jen arrives early for our pleasant drive to Kings Creek Station and to explore Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park.
Kings Canyon is quite simply breathtaking with plunging chasms, soaring red sandstone walls, a tropical oasis on the canyon floor. 440 million years to create this ancient landscape so what’s the rush. Let’s slow down and appreciate the wonder of nature.
Kings Creek Station offers outback hospitality and natural beauty with majestic desert oaks and the George Gill Ranges as our backdrop. Feel the serenity!
Enjoy a bushwoman’s breakfast before discovering more of this ancient wonder before hitting the highway bound for Yulara.
Suggestion: Plenty of walking tracks from the serious to the leisurely – what suits you?
Meditation, Oracle Card Reading and daily flower essence + essential oils to suit
Day 3: Kings Canyon ~ Uluru ~ Kata Tjuta
Journeying through the Red Centre to the ‘heart of Australia’ Uluru! When you first see it you may cry, be in awe or feel a deepening love for Australia and your place in it.
Arriving at Yulara we offer you time to settle in, swim or snooze before we witness the magic of a Uluru sunset. Many local artists display their works at sunset offering you the opportunity to chat to the artist and discover the story behind their art.
Soak up the moments in silence as you experience nature’s own light show the expansive, limitless and infinite night sky of Yulara.
Retire to your room after dinner in the Outback Hotel to soak in your bath! Bliss…
Our guide Jen lives at Yulara and is deeply involved with community. She’ll share her knowledge, passion, stories and Anangu language with you.
Bushwoman’s breakfast at Kings Creek Station
Uluru guided walk with awareness + sensitivity
Meditation, Oracle Card Reading, Flower Essence + Essential Oils to suit
Day 4: Uluru
Greet the morning sun at Uluru. She has been 550 million years in the making and Uluru teaches us to slow down and enjoy easy paced walks with time to stop, breath, feel, absorb and be.
Watch all the tourists power walk past you missing the sacred beauty that you will be capturing. Experience the power, beauty and tranquility of Uluru as you spend moments in silence and stillness.
Your afternoon is free to sit by the pool, eat out at a cafe, visit cultural centre (a must) run a bath, snooze or explore many of the free options available to you at Voyages.
Our late afternoon is dedicated to visiting the men’s sacred site of Kata Tjuta for sunset. The Anangu people prefer women don’t walk through this area and in respect of this I personally do not enter this site. However, you may be drawn to explore it. So listen to what feels right and whether it pulls you. Wander, tune in, sit under a tree and absorb the immense power of Kata Tjuta. Breath it in and let it feed your own power centre.
A day of connection, listening and learning.
Driver to Uluru or Kata Tjuta for walk
Meditation, Blessing, Oracle Card Reading, Flower Essence + Essential Oils to suit
Suggestion: Enjoy the Sounds of Silence Dinner or Field of Light Tour
Day 5: Kata Tjuta – Homeward bound
Kata Tjuta sunrise is breathtaking as it combines the raw rugged red beauty and the dawn of a new day and new you! You will feel the shifts and changes within and you will look + feel different. Trust me!
A farewell breakfast, closing ceremony and fond farewells to new friends.
Journey home with a lifetime of memories that you will never forget.
Full Buffet Breakfast at Outback Pioneer Hotel
Closing Circle, Blessing, Oracle Card Reading, Flower Essence + Essential Oils
- Expert guides/drivers – fully escorted tour
- Bush Barbeque on private land under the milky way
- Exploring sacred sites with sensitivity and awareness
- Experience sunrise + sunset at Uluru + Kata Tjuta
- Small group experience
- Meditations + Oracle Card Readings with Susanne to enhance the experience
- 1 night standard accom Chifley Alice Springs
- 1 night safari cabin with shared facilities ~ Kings Creek Station
- 2 nights 3.5 star standard with bath ensuite ~ Yulara
- 1 bush barbeque dinner by Chef Bob on sacred land
- 1 bushwoman’s breakfast at Kings Creek Station
- Welcome blessing, closing ceremony
- Daily insights + meditation with Susanne
- Daily Oracle Card Readings
- Flower Essence + Essential Oils for heart awakening
- Entry to Parks
- Air-conditioned bus for all travel
- Our own local guides + drivers
- Spacious + flexible schedule
- Easy paced walks guided + experiential
- Transfers from Yulara to Connellan Airport
- Taxis from Alice Springs Airport to Chifley Resort
- Accommodation at Chifley Resort*
- Meals + drinks other than group meals
- Sounds of Silence Dinner
- Field of Light
What you’ll walk away with:
- A deep feeling of restoration + renewal
- A sense of wonder + awe at the beauty of country
- A deeper understanding of the traditional owners
- A readiness for a new beginning
- A feeling of happiness from all the laughter + fun
- New friends
- Happy memories that last a lifetime
- Small group journey’s – max 12
Testimonials from 2016 tour:
Desert Awakenings: the Red Centre not only pulls at your heart strings, it awakens your mind and soul. PS Melbourne
This trip awakened my senses on a new level, where I connected with the culture, my homeland and my soul. The beauty of the area really ignited something inside my spirit that will always stay alive within. Thanks Susanne for creating this soul journey. X CF Melbourne
I ended the tour feeling the ‘connections’ with the crew and fellow travellers were so much more important than simply taking photos for my album. Stopping, listening, learning + living. GG Melbourne
I loved everything about this tour. It made me see things differently. Seeing the diverse landscape with all the wild flowers in bloom and how green it looked after the rain. Being with only a small group of women made it comfortable for me. Chatting together at the end of the day and hearing how differently we were affected by what was around us. Feeling things made me think more clearly about me. Understanding more about this great part of Australia. It’s people, their culture, their spirit. WW NSW
I loved Uluru but was really blown away by the West MacDonnell Ranges and around Alice Springs. JM Melbourne
Amazing! I am coming again next year. PT Melbourne
Why join us?
Journey’s for the Soul was created for women who want to explore spiritual and cultural destinations with awareness. Susanne works with the best local guides and drivers to offer behind the scenes opportunities and flexible schedules to suit the mood of the tour.
Whilst we are sharing facilities at Kings Creek Station once you get to Yulara – it’s your own ensuite with a bath…..how amazing will that be at the end of a long day?
And, we do love great coffee, good food + great wine too!
Susanne creates each journey intuitively and individually and her wealth of knowledge from 30+ years in the health and retreats industry will shine through everyday.
Get lost to find yourself on our Journey’s for the Soul…
4 days / 4 nights
Single Pricing tba
Twin share Pricing tba
Commences: 2.00pm at Chifley Resort, Alice Springs
Concludes: 10am at Outback Pioneer Hotel, Yulara
Ways to save:
Early Payment Discount or until minimum numbers are achieved (6)
Pay your deposit before Save $100.00 + pay $
Full Payment must be finalized by
CC payment incurs 2.9% fee – EFT no fee
Budget Rooms Early Bird prices… does not include breakfast at Yulara
Budget Room with Bathroom Single $ Twin Share $
Budget Room/Shared Bathroom Single $ Twin Share $
Dorm Style/Shared Bathroom 20 beds $
We look forward to sharing this journey with you and seeing what magic unfolds!
Book your place by sending an email to confirm your room style and for EFT details. For CC payment hit the Pay Now button above for the room style your require. An invoice will be sent following your payment.
Deposit – $515.00
Booking cancellation policy:
1) Transfer your booking to another tour with a credit according to the payments you have made, less any non-recoverable costs that have been incurred on your behalf.
2) A partial refund. Once full monies have been paid the refund available if 50% of the total fees paid.
3) If cancellation occurs 30 days or less prior to tour no refund is available and we recommend you transfer to another tour.
Feminine Spirit reserves the right to alter any part of the schedule due to circumstances beyond our control. Mother Nature + indigenous ceremonies may alter some aspects but we aim to please and will do our utmost to make it up along the way!
Important information when booking flights
*Ensure you are checked into The Chifley Resort, Alice Springs by the for an early start on the… Group rate is available.
*Book your flights to arrive into Alice Springs and departing Connellan (Ayres Rock).
We will link you with those travelling on your flight to co-share taxis.
*Come early + stay later to make the most of your tour and to avoid travel delays.
Webjet will help you source direct flights for Jetstar, Virgin and Qantas.
*We suggest you take out Travel Insurance at the time of booking.