9 Night Tatts Finke Desert Race and Central Australia Explorer Package

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Date 09 Jun, 2022 18 Jun, 2022

6 nights’ accommodation at a selection of central Alice Springs hotels – View Package Prices 

  • Check In: Thursday 9th June, 2022
  • Check Out: Wednesday 15th June, 2022

Return coach transfers from hotel to Todd Mall for the Finke Street Party and Night Markets

Access to the Finke Street Party and Night Markets on Thursday 9th June, 2022 

  • Join in the fun of the Official Kick Off Party of the Tatts Finke Desert Race with complimentary entry to the Finke Street Party and Night Markets. Highlights of the Finke Street Party include epic stunt performances from Showtime FMX, meet and greets with competitors, live music, kids zone and more. On the way to the Official Kick Off Party, visit Anzac Hill for a photo opportunity. One of the most visited landmarks in Alice Springs, this lookout is home to the Anzac Hill memorial dedicated to the men and woman who have served in defence of their country.

Sportsnet Exclusive Alice Experience on Friday 10th June, 2022 including:

  • Return coach transfers
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility Museum Admission and Tour
    • Visit the original Royal Flying Doctor Service working base and learn about the history of the service, its importance to outback Australians and the medical care that is provided to service the most isolated of regions. View the large display of medical equipment that have been used on flights in the past and step inside a replica aircraft and feel what it is like to be a patient at 15,000 feet.
  • Lunch at Ooraminna Station Homestead
    • A trip to the centre of Australia would not be the same without an authentic and quintessential outback experience. Today we head approximately 35kms out of Alice Springs and visit Ooraminna Station Homestead which is set amongst the hills of 600 acres of the outback Australian desert. Ooraminna means “hot tucker” and the property has a long tradition of serving beautiful food in an alfresco setting overlooking the stunning desert landscape that has featured in many a movie and TV show. After learning more about the property, enjoy a delicious lunch and relax in the tranquility and charm of the true Australian Outback.

General admission entry into Scrutineering on Friday 10th June, 2022 including coach transfers

  • One of the most popular events during race week, inspect and admire the competing bikes, cars, quads and buggies as they are checked by technical officials for compliance and safety before a big weekend of racing

Return coach transfers from the hotel to the VIP Chicane Club for the Prologue, Race Day 1 and Race Day 2

3 Day VIP Chicane Club entry to the 2022 Tatts Finke Desert Race for the Prologue, Race Day 1 and Race Day 2 including:

  • Be immersed in the sights and sounds of the iconic Tatts Finke Desert Race with the VIP experience Chicane Club. With food and beverages included across 3 action packed days and a dedicated viewing area, this is an experience not to be missed.
    • Entry into the Chicane Club for the Prologue, Race Day 1 and Race Day 2
    • Dedicated grandstand and exclusive seating area with heaters and fans
    • Breakfast and lunch for the Prologue and Race Day 1
    • Brunch and lunch on Race Day 2
    • 3-hour drinks package including beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages
    • Dedicated big screen to watch all the action
    • Merchandise including a poster and stubby cooler
    • Official programme

Entry into the 2022 Tatts Finke Desert Race Presentation Night on Monday 13th June, 2022

  • Enjoy the final night of the Tatts Finke Desert Race where winners are celebrated and competitors who finish the race relish in the opportunity to collect their finishers spikes with stories to tell for a lifetime and a sense of pride in completing one of the most difficult off-road courses in the world.

West MacDonnell Ranges Half Day Tour on Tuesday 14th June, 2022 including:

  • Depart Alice Springs to explore the stunning panoramic landscapes of The West MacDonnell Ranges. Firstly, stop at the historical Flynn’s Grave Memorial, resting place of Reverend Flynn who founded The Royal Flying Doctor Service. Travel to Simpsons Gap featuring towering cliffs and a permanent waterhole and take the opportunity to spot black-footed rock wallabies. Travel to Standley Chasm, traditionally known as Angkerle Atwatye, an important cultural place sacred to women’s dreaming in Aboriginal culture. Take a 1.2 kilometre walk to access the dramatic 80-metre-tall rock-face and note the unusual features of the natural landscape here. Afterwards enjoy morning tea at a local café before heading back to Alice Springs.
    • Entry into Standley Chasm
    • Morning Tea
    • Round trip transport to and from Alice Springs central hotels
    • Comprehensive commentary from your experienced driver guide
    • Travel in an air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi and USB chargers onboard

3 Day Uluru and Kings Canyon Discovery Short Break in Superior accommodation including: – View Itinerary 

  • Travel from Alice Springs to Ayres Rock and soak up all the highlights of the Red Centre on this amazing 3-day adventure. This action-packed itinerary will visit Uluru, Kata Tjuta National Park, Kings Canyon and many other sites along the way and is a true Australian outback experience you will cherish forever.
    • 1 night standard accommodation at Sails In The Desert
    • 1 night standard accommodation at Kings Canyon Resort
    • Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park Ticket
    • Return Alice Springs to Uluru transfers
    • Comprehensive commentary from your experienced driver guide
    • Travel in an air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi and USB chargers onboard
    • Check In: Wednesday 15th June, 2022
    • Check Out: Friday 17th June, 2022

1 night accommodation at a selection of central Alice Springs hotels 

  • Check In: Friday 17th June, 2022
  • Check Out: Saturday 18th June, 2022
  • Breakfast Daily

Sportsnet Holidays Tour Host (Tatts Finke Desert Race component only)

Sportsnet Holidays Lanyard and Ticket Wallet

Booking and Ticket Handling Fee

      Prices listed are PER PERSON and in Australian Dollars.
Hotel Twin Triple Single Quad
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs + AAT Kings Short Break Guest Room and Superior accommodation
Package 3,995 3,782 5,770 -
Extra Night* 130 113 260 -
On Request Sold Out
* Extra Night price is for per person and per night. The rates quoted are outside peak event periods and should be used as a guide only. Additional surcharges may apply.
WIN - 9/6 - MSFD22TW

Q. Is Sportsnet Corporation an Official and/or Appointed operator?
A. Sportsnet Holidays is an Official Travel Partner of the Tatts Finke Desert Race. 

Q. Can I buy tickets without accommodation?
A. Yes.
Q. Can I buy the package without tickets?
A. Yes.
Q. Are there children’s tickets available?
A. No.
Q. Can I request where I sit?
A. There is no reserved seating at this event.
Q. Is there disabled access to the event?

Q. Can I request a hotel not listed under the ‘Prices’ tab?
A. No.
Q. Can I upgrade my room type?
A. No. 
Q. What is the minimum night stay?
A. There is a 3-night minimum night stay at both Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters and the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs.

Flights & Transfers
Q. Are flights and pre-paid taxes included in the package?
A. No, flights and pre-paid airfare taxes are not included in this package. Please speak to your expert consultant to organise flights for you.
Q. Are transfers included from the airport to my hotel? If so, what type?
A. No, airport transfers are not included in the package. However, if you have purchased flights with Sportsnet Holidays please speak with your expert consultant who can arrange these for you.
Q. Are transfers included from my hotel to the event? If so, what type?
A. Yes, return transfers are included from your hotel to the Finke Street Party and Night Markets, Scrutineering, the Prologue, Race Day 1 and Race Day 2.


Travel from Alice Springs to Uluru aboard a luxury vehicle and take in the rugged desert landscapes of the region, passing through the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges and your driver guide will provide informative commentary along the way including the history of the area and the unique Australian desert flora and fauna. Stop at a local roadhouse for a quick break and you will see Atila (Mt Conner) in the distance as you travel through Curtin Springs Station before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort ready to explore the World Heritage Listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park this afternoon.

The first stop this afternoon is the Cultural Centre where you will have time to explore the galleries and you may be lucky enough to see local Aboriginal artists at work. Travel to the base of Uluru where you will be amazed as your local guide shares the Aboriginal Tjukurpa (creation) stories that breathe life into this giant formation. Feel the spirit of the land as your guide takes you on a walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole, interpreting the meaning of the ancient Rock Art and sacred sites you will see along the way.

To end an amazing first day, travel to the Uluru Sunset Viewing Area and relax with a sparkling wine or two while you enjoy a famous Uluru sunset and witness the incredible changing colours as the sun sets below the horizon.

Overnight accommodation: Sails In The Desert


The Red Centre is all about spectacular sunrises and sunsets and this morning you will experience the sunrise from Talinguru Nyakunytjaku, a purpose-built viewing area with tiered platforms so you are able to get the perfect view as the sun peaks over the horizon.

Today you will explore Kata Tjuta which different to Uluru in that it is made up of a series of giant textured domes that rise out of the desert like 36 heads. After sunrise, take a self-guided walk through Walpa Gorge, a 1.3km track that follows the natural creek bed between two of Kata Tjuta’s largest domes. After the hike, sit back and enjoy your ride back to Ayers Rock Resort just in time for lunch.

Travel through spectacular desert scenery from Ayers Rock Resort to Kings Canyon and your driver guide will provide informative commentary about the history of the surrounding cattle stations. Arrive at Kings Canyon Resort where you may have time to view the stunning sunset behind Carmichaels Crag to finish off the day.

Overnight Accommodation: Kings Canyon Resort


Today make the rocky climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park at sunrise. Follow the rim of the canyon stopping to look down into the canyon gorge at look-out points. Time permitting, you may choose to descend into the green oasis of the ‘Garden of Eden’ which takes approximately 3 hours to complete and is rocky and steep in parts and recommended for those with a good level of fitness. Alternatively, you may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder strewn canyon floor.

Following the hike, travel by luxury vehicle through beautiful desert landscapes. Stop at Kings Creek Station, a working cattle and camel station for lunch (own expense). Continue your journey back towards Alice Springs and stop at Erldunda, a roadhouse located at the junction of the Stuart Highway and Lasseter Highway, where you can purchase afternoon tea before arriving back in Alice Springs this evening.