The price quoted on the departure date for ''more than a day'' tours covers all days of the tour.
Duration Four days
Operates Mon, Sat (APR, SEP-NOV, JAN-MAR)
Mon, Thu, Sat (MAY-AUG, DEC)
Destinations Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta ( The Olgas), Kings Canyon, Mt Connor, Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Departs from Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Departure/Pickup Instructions Departs Alice Springs accommodation at from 6.10am or Ayers Rock Resort Desert Garden Hotel at 1.45pm*.
Departure Time 6:30am
Returns/Ends At 6:30pm
Suitable for Our tours are active so a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability is needed. If you enjoy hiking through gorges, swimming in waterfalls and directly experiencing the environment then our tours are perfect for you. They are not suitable for children.
Itinerary Day 1 – Alice Springs to Kata Tjuta and Uluru
DEFAULT PICK UP (begin Alice Springs): Haven Backpacker Resort, 06:10am
Welcome to the Outback! Our first stop is an Outback Camel Farm where you can see the world from the top of a camel if you choose to take a ride (own expense). Next we travel to the Ayers Rock Resort for your first glimpse of Uluru, located in the heart of the Red Centre. After lunch, we explore fascinating Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) on a guided walk through the Valley of the Winds. We make it back in time for an enthralling desert sunset at Uluru. After dinner, curl up in your permanent tent or try sleeping in a swag (Aussie bedroll) and watch the stars come out to play. (LD)
Day 2 – Uluru to Kings Canyon
It's an early start to catch the sunrise over Uluru, but it's worth definitely worth the effort. While the morning's fresh enjoy an unguided walk around the base of Uluru. Deepen your understanding of the land and the Mala people as you take a cultural interpretive walk with an Aboriginal guide (and interpreter)^. It's a unique opportunity to share experiences, 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 the Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) 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 – Alice Springs to Western MacDonnell National Park
The Red Centre's best kept secret, the Western MacDonnell Ranges will leave you awed at unsuspecting beauty that this part of the country holds. Start the morning fresh with a morning walk through the rainbow coloured walls of Ormiston Gorge and be awed by the contrasting colours the morning light casts on the cliff faces. Discover the breathtaking geological features of this hidden treasure, keep your eyes peeled for wallabies and other wildlife. Embrace the panoramic views of Ellery Creek and perhaps take a dip in the still waters of this magnificent hidden gem.
Keep your eyes out for the Livistonia Mariae, a tropical palm and one of the rarest trees in the world. Visit the world famous Simpsons Gap, a prominent place in Aboriginal communities around the area where dreamtime stories cross paths. To finish off your outback experience, what better cherry on top than enjoying the breathtaking colours of the Western Macdonnell Ranges transform under the setting sun on an optional hour-long sunset camel ride (own expense). (L)
Inclusions Experienced tour guide
National Park entry
Meals as indicated
Permanent campsites including twin share tents, camping fees and equipment
Alice Springs accommodation
Aboriginal cultural interpretive walk^
Exclusions Sleeping bag (can be purchased $45-)
Sole tent use (optional)
What To Bring Sturdy walking shoes, hat & sunscreen, water bottle, towel & toiletries, torch, warm clothing in winter months, flynet, camera & film, pillow, sleeping bag (can be purchased for $30).