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					Drumming in the Heartlands
Uluru Rhythm Journey with Kevin Kelly World Renowned Drummer & Founder of BodhranWorld

                                        8 day Outback Journey Alice Springs to Uluru
                                  via Palm Valley & Mereenie Loop June 5-12, 2010 - 8 Days / 7 Nights

                                Drumming with the Land Journey includes the expert tuition of Kevin
                                Kelly, world renowned Bodhran Frame drummer and Founder of Bodhran-
                                World. Each day Kevin will lead a themed workshop creating new rhythm
   Ormiston Gorge               skills in harmony with stunning locations. This journey will awaken your
                                deeper sense of inner rhythm and connection to the vastness energies of Aus-
                                tralia’s Heartlands.

                                Experience relaxation rhythms in the drumming circles at stunning locations.

                                Your personal creativity will be expanded and enriched. No previous drum-
                                ming experience is required as you will discover inner rhythms and acquire
                                new drumming techniques.

   Kings Canyon

                                Heartlands of Australia including Stanley Chasm, Simpson’s Gap, Palm Valley,
                                Hermannsburg, MacDonnell Ranges including Ormiston Gorge, Larapinta
                                Trail, Glen Helen, Redbank Gorge, Gosse Bluff, Mereenie Loop, Kings Canyon,
                                Kata Tjuta (Olgas), Uluru (Ayers Rock), Aboriginal rock art, interactions en-
                                gaging local Aboriginal people and communities.

                                About Kevin Kelly
   Uluru Up Close
                                Kevin is recognized in Guinness Book of Records under Human Achievements
                                for running the largest Bodhrán Drumming Ensemble with 980 corporate guest
    Uluru - Ayers Rock          players on St Patrick’s Day! He has successfully facilitated team building and
                                motivation events at great outdoor locations both in the UK, Ireland and Aus-
                                tralia, incorporating an element of FUN whilst getting the corporate message

                                He has made several TV appearances, played
                                over 1200 performances in the music industry
                                and recorded 5 albums. He is a respected
                                rhythm teacher at NIDA. Kevin has recently
                                filmed “Round Ireland in 32 Beats” a Bodhrán
                                teaching DVD sponsored by Tourism Ireland
                                where he takes you on an adventure around
                                Ireland playing in every County.


                                Limited places are available. Apply now for this very special experience.
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Drumming in the Heartlands – Alice to Uluru Rhythm Journey

                                                                                                                         Gosse Bluff Crater

Small Group Luxury                 Program

4WD Eco Tours in                   Day 1 – Your are greeted at Alice Springs airport for hotel check-in and free time in Alice Springs. Explore the Aral-
                                   uen Cultural Precinct or Desert Park , art galleries, Old Telegraph Station or simply relax by the pool. Evening group
Remote Wilderness,                 gathering and debrief, drumming demonstration by Kevin Kelly before evening meal and overnight at our resort. D
Aboriginal Rock Art &              Day 2 – Depart Alice Springs 9am on the Larapinta Drive for an easy walk and great shots in the peaceful ener-
Communities.                       gies of Simpsons Gap and Stanley Chasm - where we likley see rare rock wallabies. We explore the Hermanns-
                                   burg Mission, the source of so many beautiful artworks of the central deserts and view and introduction to Albert
                                   Namatjira's life, and the Hermannsburg art styles. After lunch we 4WD up the ancient Finke River bed to Palm
Imagine... You have ab-
                                   Valley where Namatjira's paintings were so inspired. There's time for some great sunset photos, and a sunset
sorbed a new deeper in-            drumming circle in this stunning landscape before a relaxing meal and overnight camp at Palm Valley. BLD
ner rhythm after expert tui-       Day 3 – Capture the morning light through the Livingstonia palms as we walk in the eerie and ancient Palm
tion from Kevin Kelly and          Valley - watch out for dinosaurs. Leaving the valley, we follow the Caterpillar songline of the MacDonnell Ranges
                                   and enjoy a day of short walks and great spectacular scenery at Serpentine Gorge and Ellery Big Hole. The
powerful connections with
                                   Ochre Pits offer an insight into local customs before overnight at Glen Helen Gorge and an optional swim before
sacred landscapes, Aboriginal      dinner and a Relaxation Rhythm Workshop BLD
kids and elders & much more.
                                   Day 4 - Birdlife by the waterhole and an optional morning swim are treats this morning, before exploring the
                                   beach and multi patterned and coloured rocks of Ormiston Gorge. After lunch we visit Redbank Gorge, and
You Shine like never be-           witness Mt Sonder's changing colours at sunset and a sunset drumming circle. Overnight Glen Helen. BLD
fore as you experience new
                                   Day 5 - Leaving the powerful energies of the MacDonnell Ranges behind, we head west then south on the 4WD
skills & insights, wonderful       Mereenie Loop track through spectacular Central Deserts landscapes with sweeping views from Tyler's
friends, deep connections,         Pass of the comet crater known as Gosse Bluff (Tnorala). We enter the crater and spent some quiet time here
                                   with a short walk to a lookout where the dimensions of time, space and your place in the Universe can be appre-
outback landscapes, tradi-         ciated in a new perspective. We travel on via the Gardiner Range, the Camels Hump and Katapata Pass
tional art. Extraordinary          lookout to our Kings Canyon Resort camp. Evening share and Interactive Rhythm Workshop BLD

richness in the vastness & last    Day 6 - Our time for morning walks at Kings Canyon allows for the 3 hours (6 km) over the top via the
frontiers of the world's longest   "Garden of Eden" and the spectacular north and south walls or a shorter walk option in the canyon. Afternoon
                                   we cruise to Uluru, visiting Curtin Springs (camels here too) and viewing Mt Connor (Attila). We arrive at our
surviving culture.                 camp on Anungu land near Uluru for a “welcome to country”, and Uluru sunset viewing. Evening Rhythms of
                                   the land Workshop (Reflective Relaxation Rhythm techniques) and a top spot for star gazing too ! BLD

                                   Day 7 - An early start for shoots at Uluru sunrise, then nearby breakfast. Opportunity for morning walk and
                                   quiet time at sacred waterholes and gorges. Choose Uluru walks or a deeper immersion in local culture at the
                                   local Anangu cultural centre. Afternoon relax, then enjoy a Kata Tjuta (Olga's) walk. Overnight Uluru Earth
                                   Chakra and Heart Beat Rhythm Circle          BLD

                                   Day 8 – After a hearty breakfast enjoy the resort facilities or more time for walks or just relaxing with the
                                   power of Uluru. Transport available to airport for flight connections. Tour ends 9am after breakfast for flights
Palm Valley                        home or transport to Alice Springs available. BL


                                   •         Expert Tuition – Themed Rhythm Workshops each day and daily feedback, sharing of experiences.
                                   •         All transport in modern 4 wheel drive vehicles / Professional and experienced driver / guides
                                   •         Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
                                   •         Experience the energy of rock art, sacred sites and songlines
                                   •         Delicious meals, including vegetarian, unless noted in itinerary. Celebration completion meal.
Workshops with locals              •         Modern easy camping systems and comfy sleeping options. All National Park entries
                                   •         Aboriginal community visits – option to purchase Aboriginal art direct from artist
                                   •         Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.

                                       From Alice Springs to Uluru. Includes workshops, all meals, fees, guides, 4WD transport, 7 nights accommoda-
                                       tion. Limited places so APPLY EARLY. Book by phone or at See Airfares link at
                                        booking page. Fares to Alice Springs and from Uluru (Qantas fly both) not included. Flights from $200 O/W if
                                                       booked early. 8 days/7 nights $2,995 incl GST or $2880 if booked by March 30.

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