NT festival Parrtjima partners with Travel Associates to launch boutique travel packages – Travel Weekly

Registration is now open for the spectacular 10-night Parrtjima – A Festival of Lights, which returns to Alice Springs in April of next year.

Organizers have once again partnered with Travel Associates to create new travel packages to help interstate visitors get the most out of a trip to the Red Center, incorporating not only the festival but a variety of events as well. memorable experiences in Central Australia.

Parrtjima, which takes place at Alice Springs Desert Park and the Araluen Arts Center, keeps the flame of authentic Aboriginal history and culture alive by using the latest technology to tell ancient stories in the breathtaking setting of the old MacDonnell Ranges. 300 million years old.

Parrtjima is provided by the Government of the Northern Territory through the Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC) and Creative Directors AGB Events.

“The Northern Territory is home to some of Australia’s most unique events, and Parrtjima really stands out when it lights up the desert landscape of Mparntwe every year,” said NTMEC CEO Tim Watsford.

“Bridge to understanding the culture and the country, Parrtjima is a welcoming space where all Australians come together and find their place in history.

“More and more people are adding this event to their must-see list, and our partnership with Travel Associates allows them to combine Parrtjima with the best of the Red Center. “

Packages include experiences such as a special preview evening with traditional owners and performers, a night tour of Desert Park to spot some of its nocturnal inhabitants, and a private tour of an art curator in Araluen. Arts Center, with a focus on Albert Namatjira and the Western Desert Art Movement.

“As the country opens up, it’s time to live your next experience and discover a place that makes you feel alive with the celebration of an ancient culture,” said Rhoda Roberts, AGB Events First Nations Advisor. and curator of Parrtjima.

This is the time to witness the lights that bring more than a glow to the desert landscape – it is a spiritual realm that provides a connection with the country.

“Parrtjima 2022 opens up new horizons with installations of history, art, performance and light. This year is a new exploration, and we are excited to continue to spotlight important traditions and cultural knowledge.