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Whats new in the NT travelnt.com McCormack family of Thankeperte encourange visitors to join in the cooking of kangaroo tail soup. www.ecotours.com.au 4 Red Ochre Spa Spoil yourself at the spiritual heart of the Red Centre with a visit to the luxurious Red Ochre Spa at Uluru. Located at Sails in the Desert at Ayers Rock Resort, the spa is a sanctuary for guests to truly immerse themselves in the timeless landscape. Red Ochre Spa is the perfect way to invigorate and revitalise your mind and body, with customised pamper packages available on request. www.ayersrockresort.com.au/red-ochre-spa/ Tales from the Territory, October 2008 contact: media.tourismnt@nt.gov.au www.travelnt.com Alice Springs Helicopters 1 Alice Springs Helicopters Spend a full-day soaring above the magestic icons of the Red Centre on a Salt Lake Safari with Alice Springs Helicopters. The new package touches down at Lake Amadeus, the Territorys largest salt lake, and includes a gourmet picnic lunch. The scenic flight takes in Kings Canyon, Gosse Buff, Gardiner and James Ranges, the magnicient Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and mighty Finke River. www.alicespringshelicopters.com.au 2 Carbon Neutral Travel Tourism NT has partnered with three Central Australian tour operators to develop a pilot carbon offset program Outback Offsets. The pilot has seen the three operators Adventure Tours Australia, Connections Safaris and Wayoutback Desert Safaris endeavour to adapt their business operations to reduce carbon emissions. Tourism NT has also purchased 5000 tonnes of carbon credits, so travellers who book with any of the three operators can offset their carbon footprint for free. www.outbackoffsets.com 3 Discovery Eco Tours Visit Aboriginal communities surrounding Alice Springs with Discovery Eco Tours. As part of the Arrente Discovery program, visitors will be able to experience a full day at Black Tank and half day Thakerperte. At the communities, tourists can participate in dot painting workshops, learn about Aboriginal weapons and tools, bushtucker and the dreamtime. Traditional owners Veronica and Magdeline Lynch of Black Tank will perform the corkwood dreaming dance, while the Red Ochre SpaDiscovery Eco Tours