This 5 day outback tour offers a value for money Red Centre and Darwin travel experience. Staying at private campsites gives you the opportunity to sleep around a campfire in an Aussie Swag and shower under hot water generated from a wood burner! Hike, climb and explore Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon on this Red Centre tour to remember - a truly unique way to travel Australia.Jump on board as we make a connection between the Red Center (Alice Springs) and the Top End (Darwin) while still taking a moment to catch some great landmarks along the way. First we make a stop at the Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu), an important indigenous site and then Tennant Creek before visiting Katherine Gorge and then concluding in Darwin.
Departs from Alice Spring 06am, Ayers Rock 1pm
|Vehicle||Air Conditioned Mini Bus|
|Start||Ayers Rock @ 01.00 pm|
|Finish||Darwin @ 05.30 pm|
This Red Centre tour begins in the remote outback of Central Australia with its red soil, ancient geology and ghost gums. Australian pioneers originally used camels for transport and cartage and you now have the opportunity to check out the view from atop a camel at the Outback Camel Farm at Stuarts Well (own expense). We turn off the Stuart Highway at Erldunda and while your tour guide refuels the vehicle, you can check out the Aboriginal art and craft on display. The first monolith you will see is Mount Connor (Atila), an imposing mesa located on a flat salt pan - not to be confused with Uluru which is a further 100km travel along the track.
After we arrive at the Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park your tour guide will collect those joining us at Yulara Airport and then take you on an interpretive base walk tour of Uluru. Those choosing to climb will have the opportunity to do so, weather permitting. (Note: Uluru is a sacred site and the Anangu people ask visitors to respect their law and not climb it). The Cultural Centre is impressive and well worth a visit before watching the ever changing colours of Uluru at sunset. After dinner cooked over the open fire, some campfire stories and star gazing at our private campsite, it's time for a good night's rest in preparation for another active tour day tomorrow.
Outback Camel Farm, Mt Ebenezer Roadhouse, Mt Connor (Atila), Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Meal : (Lunch / Dinner)
Your tour guide will wake you bright and early to experience a mesmerising Uluru sunrise which can be viewed close-by our campsite. Early mornings are a magical time in the desert, and the ideal time to see Uluru. Afterwards, travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), to explore its domes of which there are 36 in total. Pull on your hiking boots and travel through the Valley of the Winds by foot, walking through creek beds, domes and beautiful wilderness. After lunch, we leave Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park and travel to Kings Creek Station where we camp for the night.
Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Kings Creek Station
Meal - (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Travel to Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, home of a mighty chasm with sheer red rock faces which soar over 100 metres above lush palm forests. The rim of Kings Canyon is a 6km round trip walk and you will visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and tranquil Garden of Eden. After our final meal together as a tour group, we travel back to Alice Springs, arriving in the late afternoon. You've just completed one of Australia's most iconic travel experiences - say farewell to your tour group and the Outback!
Itinerary may change due to seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
Watarrka (Kings Canyon), Alice Springs
Meal - (Breakfast / Lunch)
DEFAULT PICK UP LOCATION: Haven Backpacker Resort, 06:10am
Leaving Alice we pass by the Tropic of Capricorn and make our way to Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles) where we explore the well-known marble shaped granite boulders, a site sacred to its traditional owners. Continuing north we make a stop at Tennant Creek for your chance to purchase some lunch and stretch your legs before we continue to Daly Waters for our overnight camp located right near the NT's famous Daly Waters Outback Hotel. Here you have an opportunity to check out this famous pub, enjoy a swim in the pool, have a cool drink and purchase some of the local fare for Dinner. Overnight at our camp at Daly Waters.
After an early morning start as we make our way to Nitmiluk National Park, home to Katherine Gorge and Edith Falls. Your guide will lead a short return walk to Baruwei Lookout, allowing you to get a postcard shot of the gorge and learn about this stunning area and its significance to the local Jawoyn Aboriginal people. Once we finish exploring the gorge we have one final stop for a swim at the beautiful Edith Falls before we drive the last leg into the Northern Territory's capital city, Darwin.
B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure. Please refer to terms and conditions for more details.