Fly to Australia's Red Center From Just $999


    


    /ADVANCE FOR RELEASE AT 12 P.M. EST, FRIDAY, JAN. 1/

    Qantas Offer + Accommodation and Touring Deals = Big Outback Savings

    
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<p>/ADVANCE/ NEW YORK, <chron>Jan. 1</chron> /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tourism Northern Territory and Qantas have teamed up to bring Australia's iconic Red Center closer to <location>North America</location> than ever before.  For just <money>$999</money> travelers can fly from America's west coast (<location>Los Angeles</location> or <location>San Francisco</location>) to Australia's Red Center (<person>Alice Springs</person> and Ayers Rock/Uluru) -- Qantas' lowest fare to the Red Center ever.  Tickets must be purchased between <chron>January 1</chron> - 31, 2010, and travel must take place between <chron>May 2</chron> and <chron>June 8, 2010</chron>.  For details visit <a href="http://www.qantasvacations.com/outback">www.qantasvacations.com/outback</a>. (*note -  this link will go live on <chron>Jan. 1, 2010</chron>)</p>
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<p>The Red Center is home to Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia's most recognizable icon, as well as some of the country's most naturally and culturally significant attractions, virtually unknown to North American travelers.</p>
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<p>For example, Kings Canyon, located in Watarrka National Park, is a 885-foot deep chasm that offers a variety of treks for hikers of all levels and is an important conservation area with rock holes and gorges providing refuge for over 600 animal species.  The red rock face of Kings Canyon soars over 330 feet above the treetops, creating a spectacular landscape.</p>
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<p>The Red Center offers a variety of activities and experiences, from sleeping under a million-star sky, mustering cattle on cattle station, and learning about the ancient traditions of Aboriginal culture.  Below are a few deals perfect to combine with the Qantas <money>$999</money> fare:</p>
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    --  Australian Pacific Touring (APT) is adding a free night at the
        eco-award winning Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge to their 4-day Uluru
        and Kings Canyon tour.  Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge is located on a
        working cattle station and offers 10 deluxe tented cabins. In
addition,
        APT is offering a free upgrade to Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge on
        their 3-day Uluru, Kings Canyon & Alice Springs tour or the 3-day Rock
        and Kings Canyon tour.
    --  Voyages Red Center properties (Sails in the Desert and Desert Gardens)
        is offering a special "Rockabout" deal of up to 15% off from January 1
        - March 31.  There is a 2-night stay minimum, and the acclaimed
"Sounds
        of Silence" dinner is included on the first night.  Travel must be
        completed by August 31, 2010
    --  Take a mate for half the price with AAT Kings day tours:  AAT Kings is
        offering 50% off the second traveller on all full and half day tours
to
        Uluru and the Olgas at both sunrise and sunset, Aussie Outback BBQ,
        Kings Canyon, Alice Springs, the Western McDonnell Ranges and Palm
        Valley, valid for travel from January 1 - March 31.

    Visit www.qantasvacations.com/outback for details on all above offers.


    About Australia's Northern Territory:
    
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<p>Twice the size of California, the Northern Territory encompasses almost one sixth of Australia's total land mass. A vibrant destination, the Northern Territory is home to the legendary Outback with its diverse Aboriginal culture and incredible natural landscapes and unique wildlife. For more information on travel to the Northern Territory visit <a href="http://www.australiasoutback.com">www.australiasoutback.com</a>.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Kylie Robertson, kylie@robertsonsolutions.com, or Kim Greiner, kim@robertsonsolutions.com, +1-212-360-2390, both of Robertson Solutions Web Site: http://www.qantasvacations.com/outback http://www.australiasoutback.com

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