Discover the marvellous Red Centre. Take in the sights as you explore Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and Uluru. Witness an unforgettable outback sunset and sunrise. Visit Alice Springs Desert Park and a town tour of Alice Springs.
|Start||Ayers Rock @ 2.30 pm|
|Finish||Alice Springs @ 9.00 am|
On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you'll be transferred to the resort (flights to arrive prior to 1.30pm).
This afternoon, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Later, travel around the base of Uluru in comfort as your Driver Guide provides commentary about the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluru (Ayers Rock). Learn about the native flora, fauna and intriguing culture of the traditional owners, the Anangu, and discover an array of fascinating sites. Continue by coach to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. In the late afternoon witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying nibbles and sparkling wine.
Rise early to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area to watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight. Then travel to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta from the dune viewing platform, before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations.
In the early afternoon travel to Kings Canyon.
This morning join a guided climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. The hike is recommended for those with a good level of fitness. Or, you may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed. Travel through beautiful desert landscapes on your way to Alice Springs.
Rise early for your transfer to the Alice Springs Desert Park. It's home to a vast range of plants and wildlife native to the area. You'll have free time to explore the park at leisure. The Arrernte people, traditional owners of the park, are also on hand to share their local wisdom and knowledge. Be sure to visit the Nocturnal House and Birds of Prey presentation.
This afternoon, tour the sights of 'The Alice' including the School of the Air and the historic Telegraph Station, which marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs. Next up is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, where you will hear how medical aid reaches those who live in the remote outback. You'll also visit the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, where you can see up-close and maybe touch some of the lizards and snakes of Central Australia's semi-arid desert, such as the Perentie Lizard and the Thorny Devil. Your day concludes with a panoramic view of the township of Alice Springs and the MacDonnell Ranges from the top of Anzac Hill.
Your short break concludes this morning. You'll be transferred to Alice Springs Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).