This is the marquee Outbound event for 2017.
‘Outbound’ was created by Accommodation Services to give our La Trobe residents access to the biggest and best attractions Victoria has to offer, at heavily discounted prices – and this year we are extending our reach to Uluru. Let the good times begin!
This event has been in the works for quite a while now and we are so excited to finally be offering it to our residents – so make sure to register! This will be a 4 day/3 night trip of a lifetime, with so much included in the itinerary. This is a great opportunity to experience Uluru with your new friends on-college and take advantage of a heavily subsidised trip. We have tried to make this as affordable as possible, and though we realise there is still a substantial cost involved, we can assure you this is of great value and well worth it. Included in this Outbound trip are:
- Return air flights
- Return Airport Shuttle service
- 3 Nights Accommodation (Resort facilities include: Cafe’s, restaurants, tennis courts, 4 swimming pools, 24 hr reception, dry cleaning,& laundry internet access, look outs & much more)
- X3 Breakfasts
- X1 dinner meal (Australian BBQ dinner under the stars)
- X3 Lunches
- Uluru Base Walk – 8-10klm
- Camel ride over the sand dunes over breath taking backdrop
- Field of lights
- Valley of the Winds (Olgas) 6-8klm walk
- Visit Aboriginal Culture Centre (Red Centre)
- Bush tucker, Cultural dot painting workshop, 2 hr cultural walk with indigenous guide & learn about indigenous culture & people
When: August 8, 9, 10 and 11.
COST: $1320 per person – Please note, payment is to be made in 3 installments
Pre-registration is required as there are a large amount of students interested in attending this incredible trip. Please note that the Uluru Tour requires a ‘medium to high level of fitness’ due to the walking conditions in remote areas. Attendees must be comfortable in walking 10-15 kms per day, in a hot climate.
Uluru – or Ayers Rock – is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most famous tourist destinations, attracting visitors all year round. It is considered sacred to the native Aborigines and carries a great historical significance to those native to the area. Uluru has some amazing facts and figures to back up it’s reputation:
- It is 348 metres tall
- it is 3.6km long and 1.9km wide
- it is 9.4km around the base and extends several kilometers into the ground
- It is a sandstone monolith in the heart of the Northern Territory’s ‘Red Centre’
- It is within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which also includes the 36 red-rock domes of the Kata Tjuta – known as the ‘Olgas’