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Central Australia Outback Explorer

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Trip Start

Alice Springs

Trip End

Uluru

Come along and experience Central Australia’s most iconic landmarks and scenery. Over the course of 3 full days, explore Kings Canyon (Watarrka), admire Uluru and Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas) on this adventure packed tour of the Red Centre. We will learn about Aboriginal arts and culture on the Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Tour and admire the colours painted onto the rocks and landscape by the sunrise and sunsets. Travel in air-conditioned comfort and enjoy fantastic guided walks along the way.

Accomodation

  • 1 night camping at a private site in Kings Canyon
  • 1 night camping at a private site in Yulara

Meals

  • 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 2 Dinners

Physical Rating

Moderate

Inclusions

  • Watarrka (Kings Canyon), Uluru and Kata-Tjuta
  • Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience
  • Glorious sunsets from various locations
  • Sunrise at Uluru
  • All transport in an air-conditioned tour coach
  • Friendly and knowledgable Guides
  • Small Group max 12 guests
  • National Park entrance fees

Optional Extras

N/A

Our adventure starts early morning as we depart Alice Springs. Erlunda, known as the Centre of the Centre is the first stop where we can stretch our legs before continuing our journey to Kings Canyon for a Karrke experience.

Learn about the importance of bush tucker (Aboriginal bush foods) and bush medicines – many of which are still consumed and used today. What do the patterns and symbols in an Aboriginal Dot painting mean? The Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Tour is a 1-hour guided tour that talks about Aboriginal art, culture and more!

This evening, after settling in our own tents at our private campsite, we will enjoy the sunset on Carmichael Crag before a sumptuous BBQ dinner at the Resort.

*Please note: due to varying sunset times throughout the year, dinner may happen before or after sunset viewing times.

Accommodation: Private, semi-permanent campsite at Kings Canyon Resort

Meals: Dinner

Enjoy awakening to the sounds of the Australian Bush before we take on the difficult but extremely rewarding Kings Canyon Rim Walk.

Today’s walk includes some challenging terrain – the steep climb to the top is demanding but along the way, we are graced with stunning views and gorgeous backdrops of the iconic Australian outback. One of the first looks out to the south wall of the Canyon comes after journeying through a narrow gap between two massive twin rocks. This passage is made famous by the movie Priscilla Queen of the Desert and is named Priscilla’s Crack.

The next amazing geological formation you will come across is The Lost City, a series of sandstone domes that resemble an ancient city and often referred to as a mini-Purnululu (Western Australia). From here we will make our way down a series of wooden steps to the canyon floor. The Garden of Eden is a small remnant of a tropical oasis and is a permanent and important water source of the region.

After stopping in at Curtin Springs for lunch, we will make our way to Uluru and Kata-Tjuta National Park for a gentle walk through Walpa Gorge aka ‘Windy Gully’. If you thought the day couldn’t possibly get any better, we’ll round up the days activities by watching the sun set over Uluru and Kata Tjuta from near our campsite.

*Please note: due to varying sunset and sunrise times throughout the year, the order of the activities within Uluru and Kata-Tjuta National Park may vary. Your guide will ensure all activities are covered over Day 2&3.

Accommodation: Private, semi-permanent campsite at Yulara

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Get ready for an early morning as we will leave the Resort while it’s still dark to witness a magical sunrise over the mighty monolith that is Uluru and the domes of Kata Tjuta in the distance.

We will enjoy a short and gentle walk at the base of Uluru. During our walk, we’ll learn about the creation myths and the geology of this magical place.

For those returning to Alice Springs, we commence our journey back around lunch time, stopping at Erldunda to stretch your legs and/or pick up a late lunch (not included). We will return you to your hotel at approximately 5 to 5.30pm after three days of some of the best adventures the Red Centre can offer.

For those extending their stay in Yulara or travelling from Connellan airport, we will return to Kings Canyon Resort by 11.30am before commencing the journey back to Alice Springs with the rest of the group.

*Please note: due to varying sunset and sunrise times throughout the year, the order of the activities within Uluru and Kata-Tjuta National Park may vary. Your guide will ensure all activities are covered over Day 2&3.

Accommodation: n/a

Meals: Breakfast

Location

Pricing

Secure your seat with a $350 deposit

Tour Price: $1,149

This is a camping tour; you will have your own tent for the duration of this trip.

Your tour balance will be due 6 weeks prior to your departure.

Cancellation Policy

  • 85 days or more, you will be refunded all monies paid, less a $50 administration fee.
  • 42 to 84 days prior to departure, you will lose your deposit
  • 28 to 41 days: 25% of full tour cost
  • 14 to 27 days: 50% of full tour cost
  • less than 14 days: 100% of full tour cost, no refund

If you have any concerns about cancelling, please take out travel insurance covering this contingency. This policy will be adhered to despite the most compelling and compassionate circumstances.

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    April 27, 2022

    star rating  Favourite part was the guide Iam. She was fun, creative, helpful and knowledgeable while touring Tassie. So good!!

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    April 8, 2022

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    April 7, 2022
  • star rating  I recently did an Tasmanian tour, commencing in Hobart, winding up the east coast and finishing in Launceston.
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    LoveTravel553364
    April 4, 2022

    star rating  J was the best tour guide we have ever had in all the years of travel, her knowledge of Tasmania was amazing! She was a bubbly guide who took care... read more

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    April 3, 2022

    star rating  Very first encounter with tour guide "I am" impressed me with her dress code most appropriate for fun travel which stimulated dreaming and imagination and urge to see new places... read more

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    April 2, 2022
  • star rating  Just came back from a wonderful tour of Tasmania. Everything was perfect. Wonderful scenery, wonderful people, and most importantly our wonderful guide Iam.
    She is very kind, full of energy... read more

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    April 1, 2022

    star rating  From Hobart to Port Arthur and everywhere up the east coast of Tassie our guide Stacey was very informative and knowledgeable on the history of all the sites on our... read more

    MichaelD4564
    March 8, 2022

    star rating  Walk around Cradle mountain as well as Bay of Fires, walking around Cole Beach, too many to pick from like to thank our tour guide I-am she made our trip... read more

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    February 25, 2022
  • star rating  Every part of our trip was amazing. MONA, the Tassie food, Cradle Mountain, [email protected] guide IAM was very professional, knowledgeable and charming. Even with a small incident and a trip... read more

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