5 Day Red Centre to Darwin Tour ( Depart Alice Spring and Ayers Rock)

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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.

5 Day Red Centre to Darwin Tour ( Depart Alice Spring and Ayers Rock)
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Group booking discount

Tour Highlights

  • Mt Ebenezer Roadhouse
  • Mt Connor (Atila)
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
  • Kings Creek Station
  • Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park
  • Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu)
  • Katherine Gorge
  • Daly Waters
  • Nitmiluk National Park
  • Tennant Creek

Tour Info

Code AI-WD3AD2
  • Explorer Tour
Duration 5 Days
Price From $
Vehicle Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Suitability 8+ Years
Start Ayers Rock @ 01.00 pm
Finish Darwin @ 05.30 pm
Travel Insurance Required

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.


  • Alice Springs 6.00am
  • Outback Pioneer Hotel 1.00pm
  • Ayers Rock Airport 1.55pm (06 Apr 2014 - 04 Oct 2014)
  • Ayers Rock Airport 12.55pm 05 Oct 2014 - 31 Mar 2015


  • Professional tour guide, travel in an air-conditioned minibus, all meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment and fees, reference books, pillow, drinking water (please provide your own bottle) and park entry fee.
  • 3 Night camping and 1 night dorm share accommodation. pop up tent will be provided on day one and two. 
  • WE recommend to Bring your own sleeping bag or Day one and two you can hire a sleeping bag for $20 and the day four you need to purchase $30 ( This is the combination of the tour )


  • Tour itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
  • Safari is not suitable for children under 8 years of age.
  • We recommend guests travel on the Jetstar or Virgin Australia flights into Ayers Rock. Although we collect guests arriving on the later Qantas service please note guests will not receive the full tour experience at Uluru should they choose this service.
  • Clients joining the tour group at Ayers Rock airport or resort will do so after lunch and therefore lunch is at your own expense. 
  • Please call our Operation during business hours at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time.
  • Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to a day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 10kg). Excess luggage should be stored at your Alice Springs accommodation.
  • Day 4 and 5
  • Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, traditional owner and national park requirements.
  • This trip is designed to be an express between Alice Springs and Darwin and has a limited itinerary. Thedistance travelled is some 1,500km and involves a substantial amount of time on the vehicle.
  • Please note that some areas in Nitmiluk National Park are seasonal and may not be available during the wet season.
  • From October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40’s. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme outside temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. Conversely, in July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.
  • A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies.
  • Maximum 24 passengers and Fitness level - Basic 
  • This tour requires a sleeping bag. You may bring your own with you or pre purchase a sleeping bag from us.
  • Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure.
  • It is your responsibility to advise Operation  if you have any special dietary requirements or medical conditions (including allergies) well ahead of departure.
  • It is you or your clients’ responsibility to contact Operation with your preferred accommodation pick up point. Please contact our inside sales teams for information on other available pick up points. If we do not hear from you, we will assume you will make your way to our default pick up point as listed on this document. We will not be responsible for missed pick-ups (and a missed tour) if we do not receive notification from you or your travel agent, and if you are not at the default pick up point at the appropriate time.

What you need to bring

  • Torch, 
  • Wide brimmed hat, 
  • Sunscreen, 
  • Insect repellent, 
  • Water bottle (1.5 litres), 
  • Walking shoes/boots, 
  • Sleeping bag ( Can be hire and purchase for $50)
  • Toiletries, 
  • Swim wear, 
  • Towel, 
  • Camera, 
  • Comfortable and casual clothing for 3 days. 


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