Alice Springs, Warlukurlingu Artists & The Tanami Desert: Art Tour

May 24 - 29, 2019
$3,900per person, twin share (land content only). $450 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

Tour Leader

Catherine Millikan
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Overview

Delve into the Indigenous Art scene in Central Australia in a small group of six on this 5-night unique outback tour. Explore Alice Springs superb indigenous art centres and galleries, before heading out on the Tanami Track by comfortable 4-wheel drive to stay in an Aboriginal community. There you will experience a private tour of the extraordinary Yuendumu Mens Museum, see art in progress at Warlukurlingu Aboriginal Artists and a bush trip to spectacular local sites hosted by traditional owners. Travel at a relaxed pace to take in the diverse desert landscape and wildlife, all in quality accommodation. This 5-night trip returns to Alice Springs overland. All diets can be catered for.

For more information, any enquiries and bookings please go to www.florencezenithtours.com or email florencezenithtours@gmail.com

Experience

  • The breathtaking awe of the remote Central Australian mountains, gorges and desert landscapes
  • Insight into Central Australian Indigenous Art and see the artists at work
  • The famous Tanami Desert Track
  • A private tour of a nationally significant indigenous museum
  • World-class local indigenous art and artifacts in many of Alice Springs finest galleries
  • A fascinating bush trip and picnic, hosted by traditional owners, in magnificent desert country

Highlights

  • Yuendumu Men’s Shed: a nationally significant indigenous museum housing Walpiri murals and sacred installations dating from the late 1960’s
  • Meeting indigenous Artists painting and working in their own community
  • Talking to traditional owners and experiencing their culture at a grass roots level
  • The remote & beautiful Tanami Desert, magnificent Macdonnell Ranges, Mount Wedge, Papunya and Haasts Bluff
  • Alice Springs superb indigenous art centres, galleries and creative art & food scene

A detailed itinerary for this tour will be available soon. Please register your interest above to receive your copy.

Your Tour Leader

Catherine Millikan is a freelance conservator of art and cultural materials with a particular interest in Aboriginal Art. Her work with Indigenous Communities covers many years including Project Conservator for the Yuendumu Men’s Museum and Warlukurlingu Artists Aboriginal Association. Catherine has held senior roles including Head of Conservation at the Northern Territory Museum in Darwin, and Senior Conservator of Objects at the NGV.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Alice Springs, Desert Gardens, MacDonnell Ranges, galleries sunset views.

Day 2: Walking tour Indigenous galleries. Desert Gorge or Desert Park for local flora and fauna.

Day 3: Travel to Yuendumu Community, Yuendumu Men’s Museum and Warlukurlangu Aboriginal Artists Centre gallery.

Day 4: Bush Trip with senior Walpiri custodian. Mens Museum murals. Contemporary art.

Day 5: Depart Yuendumu after meeting Artists working in Warlukurlangu Art Centre, and a talk on one of the most successful Indigenous Art Centres in the Territory. Enjoy leisurely trip through desert landscapes, Mount Wedge, Papunya and Haasts Bluff.

Day 6: Travel Larapinta Way, West MacDonnell Ranges, timely arrival in Alice Springs for departing flights.

A detailed itinerary for this tour will be available soon. Please register your interest above to receive your copy.

Getting There

Australian domestic airlines fly between most major cities and Alice Springs.  Contact your travel agent for quotes.

Tour Inclusions

What is included in the tour price? 
Unless otherwise stated in the itinerary, our tours include the following:

  • Any flights mentioned in the itinerary that take place during a tour
  • Land travel by private air-conditioned coach. Where appropriate public transport is also used for short distance travel on some tours
  • All accommodation in hotels or apartments as stated in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners specifically stated as included in the itinerary
  • Drinks at welcome and farewell meals. Other meals may not have drinks included
  • Background talks on tour, site notes and online resources
  • Services of tour leader throughout tour
  • All entrance fees to sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local guides at some sites
  • Tips for drivers, local guides and restaurants for included meals

Airport Transfers

Tours begin either at the arrival airport or the first hotel, depending on the itinerary. If you have booked your international flights with Academy Travel and arrive before the tour commences, we will provide airport to hotel transfers to the closest main city on your arrival, and to the closest airport at the end of the tour. These may be either individual or group transfers.

What is not included in the tour price?
Open-age tours do not include the following:

  • Return international/domestic air travel unless those flights take place during the tour
  • Special taxes and airport levies that can only be paid in cash at the destination. We will advise you of these charges (if any) before you depart
  • Costs involved in obtaining visas for countries visited, where required
  • Travel insurance. We require all participants to have comprehensive travel insurance. A typical policy for one of our tours will cost from $160 upwards, depending on your age, pre-existing medical conditions, the countries you are visiting and the overall length of your trip
  • Lunches and dinners not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Costs associated with any activity mentioned as “optional” in the itinerary, or any suggested free time activity

Booking conditions

You will be asked to sign an acknowledgement of these conditions when you book a place on a tour.

Deposits

A deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm your booking on a tour. Final payment of the tour fee, insurance and any additional travel will be due 60 days before departure.

Cancellation Fees

If you decide to cancel your booking the following charges apply:

  • More than 60 days before departure: $500*
  • 60-45 days before tour start: 25% of total amount due
  • 44-15 days before tour start: 75% of total amount due
  • 14 days or less before departure: 100% of total amount due

*This amount may be credited to another ADFAS Travel tour within 12 months of the original tour you booked.

Unused Portions of the tour

We regret that refunds will not be given for any unused portions of the tour, such as meals, entry fees, accommodation, flights or transfers.

Travel Insurance

ADFAS Travel requires all participants to obtain comprehensive travel insurance. We offer a comprehensive policy with a reputable insurer if required.

Passport and Visa

A valid passport is required for all international travel. If you do not hold an Australian passport you may require a re-entry permit. Some countries require a visa to be issued before you depart Australia. We will advise you of all passport and visa requirements, but it is your responsibility to ensure that you meet passport and visa requirements before you depart.

Will the tour price change?

If the number of participants in a tour is significantly less than budgeted, or if there is a significant change in exchange rates ADFAS Travel reserves the right to amend the advertised price. If this occurs you will be given the option of cancelling your booking and obtaining a full refund. If an ADFAS Travel tour is forced to cancel you will get a full refund of all monies paid.

Will the itinerary change?

Occasionally circumstances beyond the control of ADFAS Travel make it necessary to change airline, hotel or to make slight amendments to daily itineraries. We will inform you of any changes as soon as they occur.

Final Payment

Full and final payment for the tour, airfare travel, insurance and any additional travel you book is due 60 days before departure. Payment may be made by bank deposit, cheque, cash or credit card. Please note there is a surcharge for payments made by credit card.

ADFAS Travel reserves the right to decline the booking or terminate the holiday of any traveller.

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May 24 - 29, 2019
$3,900per person, twin share (land content only). $450 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

Tour Leader

Catherine Millikan

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