4 Reasons to Visit the Heart of Australia


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When we think of Australia, the cities are often high on our must visit list.  But, at the heart of Australia is the Red Earth of the centre and we really should make it a must visit destination.

The heart of Australia is pure open space, features a wonderland of spectacular views as well as ‘out of this world’ events to boot.  Here is just a snippet of what the Ayers Rock and Uluru area at the heart of Australia has to offer in the coming months.

Experience the Spiritual Heart of Australia – The Tjungu Festival, held at Ayers Rock, is, not only a showcase of Indigenous Culture, it is an event that offers something for everyone. Running 23rd to 26th April 2015, Tjungu Festival will play host to a lively timetable of events featuring an array of experiences encompassing film, art, sport, music, food and fashion.

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Light-hearted Outback fun – The colourful Uluru Camel Cup (previously known as the Outback Fest) is an authentic Aussie outback experience and one packed with entertainment and festivities. Held from 29th to 30th May 2015, the Uluru Camel Cup festivities begin at the atmospheric Outback Pioneer Hotel and Bar before moving out to the field. With highlights including; live entertainment, Camel Cup races, Fashions on the Field, Outback BBQ and the Outback-style ball, there is plenty to suit every taste in a whole new way of fun.

For more information, please click HERE

Health & Fitness on location of the Australian Outback – If running is your thing, yet you’ve never strayed from the concrete jungle then the Australian Outback Marathon could be the new and exciting experience you are looking for. Set amongst one of the most iconic backdrops in the world, entrants from every continent will join together on 25th July 2015 at Ayers Rock to take part in one of four different running events – a full marathon, half marathon or two fun runs.

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Cosmos, dark matter and the starry night – For those already familiar with the night sky, this event is your chance to gain new insights into our universe and for those new to astronomy, Uluru would be the destination to give an excellent introduction to the night sky. Now in its second year, Uluru Astronomy Weekend will once again showcase the vast outback night sky from 14th to 16th August 2015. Lead by some of the world’s leading experts and hosted by popular science personality Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, the Uluru Astronomy Weekend is held during the phase of the new moon and has exciting events and activities planned on location as well as an exclusive Astronomical Sounds of Silence dining experience.

For more information, please click HERE

A variety of packages and prices are available through Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia. For bookings, do contact via email – travel@voyages.com.au or tel. 1300 134 004.

Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia offer unique experiences and cultural immersion in spectacular locations around Australia. One of the key responsibilities of Voyages is to promote and sustain eco tourism, protecting pristine sites for many years to come. Profits from all business activities linked to Voyages are re-invested in the Indigenous and resort experiences and the various training and development programs in place around Australia.


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Clare Victoria...British born and a Yorkshire girl through and through, Clare left the familiarity of home many moons ago. Having lived, worked and experienced the highs and lows of being a foreigner in both France and Singapore, Clare has grown into a truly international lady. Her passion is writing about anything that will interest, enlighten and offer inspiration to her readers.

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