V Australia round-trip fares from Los Angeles to Ayers Rock/Uluru starting at $878 (+taxes)

US Traveler’s keen on exploring the real Outback of Australia have a reason to book a trip before July 30 – Australia’s Northern Territory and V Australia are offering round-trip fares starting at $878* from Los Angeles International Airport to one of the Territory’s most iconic sites, Ayers Rock (also known as Uluru). Five-day and eight-day packages are also being offered.

Travel must be booked by July 30, 2010 for travel dates between August 1-September 21, 2010. Additional dates are available at a higher cost.

The available packages are:

“All About the Rock” 5 days starting at $1,679*

* Round-trip International Economy Class Flight on V Australia to Ayers Rock in Australia’s Northern Territory
o Free stop over in Sydney

* 3 nights for the price of 2 at Ayers Rock Resort, Voyages Desert Gardens
o Half-day Tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Center including: walk along the base of Uluru with Aboriginal legends, glass of wine, view of the changing colors of Uluru during sunset
o Travel to Kings Canyon including: climb on the rim for views over Watarrka National Park or walk along the boulder strewn canyon floor
o 1-hour camel ride with views of local flora and fauna, light breakfast of Billy Tea and baked beer bread

* Round-trip transfers between the airport and hotel

“Ayers Rock & Sydney” 8 days from $1,779*

* Round-trip International Economy Class Flight with V Australia to Ayers Rock in Australia’s Northern Territory and Sydney

* 3 nights at Ayers Rock Resort, Voyages The Lost Camel
o See the sunrise of the awe-inspiring spiritual landmark Uluru
o Enjoy a walk around the base of Uluru
o View Aboriginal rock paintings
o Learn about the people of the land at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Center
o Take in the Sounds of Silence in the Australia Desert under the stars of the Southern Skies
o Enjoy a gourmet Australian buffet barbecue of barramundi, kangaroo, emu, crocodile, and Australian salads and classic desserts paired with Australian Wine

* 3 nights in Sydney at a 3 Star Hotel
o See the highlights of Sydney on a half day tour including the Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge, The Rocks Area, Kings Cross, and world famous Bondi Beach

* 1 dinner

* Round-trip transfers between the airport and hotel

Ayers Rock, located off the beaten track in the Red Center of Australia’s Northern Territory, is a natural and cultural icon and one of the country’s most significant attractions.

Kings Canyon, located in Watarrka National Park, is an 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.

The Red Center offers a variety of activities and experiences, from sleeping under a million-star sky, mustering cattle on cattle stations, and learning about the ancient traditions of Aboriginal culture.

*For both packages, guests have the option of upgrading to a 5 Star Hotel (the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney and Voyages Sails in the Desert) starting at an additional $350 per person. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy and economy class travel. Taxes, fees, and restrictions apply.

For more information about the round-trip fare and packages, visit www.vaustralia.com/ayersrock or call 866.415.4749. To book the “All About the Rock” package, use offer code: SO10142A. To book the “Ayers Rock & Sydney” package, use offer code: SO10143A.

About Australia’s Northern Territory:
Twice the size of California, Australia’s Northern Territory encompasses almost one sixth of the country’s total land mass. A vibrant destination, the Northern Territory is home to the legendary Outback with its diverse Aboriginal culture, incredible natural landscapes, and unique wildlife. From the awe-inspiring Red Centre icons of Uluru, Kata Tjuta, and Kings Canyon to the Top End’s adventure and wildlife destinations of Katherine Gorge and Kakadu National Park, Australia’s Northern Territory is a dramatic, beautiful cultural destination.

For more information on travel to Australia’s Northern Territory, visit www.australiasoutback.com.