Tour ID: 10023451
Admire ancient Aboriginal artwork in the spectacular Red Centre where Uluru takes pride of place. Discover Aboriginal culture and learn the history of the area and the native people from your guide. This tour will let you experience and hike the Valley of the Winds, Western MacDonnell Ranges and the Mereenie Loop Track. You'll sleep in permanent tents and have a true Aussie experience watching the Uluru sunrise.
* Glen Helen
* Gosse Bluff
* Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
* Kings Canyon
* Ormistorn Gorge
* Palm Valley
* Uluru (Ayers Rock)
* Uluru Cultural Experience
* Western MacDonnell Ranges
Day 1 – Alice Springs to Kata Tjuta and Uluru
From busy Alice Springs, set off to experience the wonder of ancient Uluru. Our first stop is an authentic outback camel farm and there is the option to go for a short ride on one of these desert animals (at own expense). Continue on to the permanent campsite at Yulara and enjoy a tasty lunch before exploring the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. You’ll get up close to the majestic features of this ancient geological formation during a Valley of the Winds hike. Finally, as the sun begins to disappear below the horizon, grab a glass of sparkling wine and watch the rock's rich colours change against the backdrop of a blazing Red Centre sunset. This is the perfect end to a remarkable day. Your camp host will have a lovely dinner and a glass of wine awaiting your arrival back at camp. (LD)
Day 2 – Kata Tjuta to Kings Canyon
An early start is rewarded with a beautiful Uluru sunrise. While the morning’s fresh enjoy an unguided walk around the base of Uluru. You will then deepen your understanding of the land and the Mala people on a cultural interpretive walk with an Aboriginal guide (and interpreter).^ It is a unique opportunity to share experiences and to connect with and learn about the oldest culture on earth. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts at the Cultural Centre before we travel to our exclusive campsite within theWatarrkaNational Park(KingsCanyon) where we sleep for the night. (BLD)
Day 3 – Kings Canyon and the Giles Track
There’s a lot to explore at Kings Canyon as we check out the Amphitheatre, Lost City, the lush and ancient Garden of Eden and the sheer outcrops of the North and South walls. After lunch, we head back to Alice Springs via the Giles track where we settle in for the evening at our campsite. You may like to enjoy dinner in Alice Springs with your group tonight (own expense). (BL)
Day 4 – Western MacDonnell National Park to Alice Springs
Look out for wallabies and other wildlife during a morning hike and discover the spectacular geological features of Ormiston Gorge. Then we visit Hermannsburg - a mission and Aboriginal community famous for its Aboriginal art and crafts. Here we learn about the life of renowned Indigenous artist Albert Namatjira. Feeling adventurous? It’s time to hit the 4WD tracks of the Finke River to access the remarkable scenery of Palm Valley and Cycad Gorge, exploring what was once a prehistoric inland sea. While the going is slow, this is 4-wheel driving at its best (and bumpiest). Keep your eyes out for the Livistonia Mariae, a tropical palm and one of the rarest trees in the world. Enjoy the stunning scenery of the West MacDonnell Range as we make our way back to Alice Springs. (L)
B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner
Experienced guide and host .
National park entry, meals as indicated.
Accommodation/Ayers Rock airport transfers.
Two Nights Camping and One Night Twin Share motel.
Aboriginal cultural interpretive walk.
6:05 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
Early evening on day 4.
Departs Mondays and Thursdays, with some selected Saturday departures.
Leaves from Alice Springs at 6.05am.
Tour ends in Alice Springs early evening on day 4.
Sturdy walking shoes.
hat and sunscreen.
warm clothing in winter.
swimming gear and towel in summer.
Children under 7 years not permitted on this tour. Children 8-12 years may travel at the child price.
Original trips include a higher level of comfort; camping in furnished tents and twin share lodge and motel accommodation. Most meals are included – and on some trips you will even have a host to prepare for you! We travel in private vehicles with air conditioning, comfortable seats and entertainment on board. If you like adventure during the day, but comfort in the evening, this style is tailored for you.
This tour includes 2 nights twin share permanent tent (including proper beds, linen, pillow, towel, light and a fan), one night motel style accommodation at the Alice Motor Inn Alice Springs. A single supplement is available if you want your own tent/room. Please contact us for details.
· Please note during summer the itinerary can change due to high temperatures.
· Itineraries may also vary and/or attractions substituted due to other seasonal conditions, Traditional owner and national park requirements.
· A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies in a soft bag or backpack
· Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure.
· Tour must be reconfirmed 48hrs prior to departure
Ayers Rock (Uluru), Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Kings Canyon, Palm Valley, Glen Helen and Hermannsburg
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