See the highlights of the Red Centre - Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. Admire the changes in the landscape and remoteness on this stretch of highway. You will stop at small outback towns, water holes and strange rock formations along the Stuart Highway.
|ALICE SPRINGS < > DARWIN + ULURU|
|TOUR CODE: PASDU5 / PASDU5Y
:: ULURU (AYERS ROCK)
:: KATA TJUTA (OLGAS)
:: KINGS CANYON
:: DEVILS MARBLES
:: TENNANT CREEK
:: DALY WATERS
:: MATARANKA SPRINGS
:: KATHERINE GORGE
DAY 1 :: ALICE SPRINGS TO KATA TJUTA & ULURU
Kick off your adventure on top of a camel! Our first stop is the Outback Camel Farm where you can choose to ride atop one of these desert giants (at own expense). From here it’s off to Uluru (Ayers Rock), and a bite to eat. Kata Tjuta will fascinate you, and you will discover some of the secrets of this ancient landform on the Valley of the Winds hike. You’ll be mesmerised as the desert sun sets over Uluru, and as the night grows darker, curl up in your swag (Aussie bedroll) under millions of stars. (LD)
DAY 2 :: ULURU TO KINGS CANYON
It’s an early start this morning, but you’ll be rewarded with a glorious Uluru sunrise. Stretch your legs with a walk around Uluru’s base, or climb to the top if you choose. You’ll deepen your understanding of the land and its stories at the Cultural Centre. After lunch we travel to our permanent campsite at Kings Canyon. You’ll fall asleep contented with a delicious camp oven dinner filling your stomach. (BLD)
DAY 3 :: KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS
Get your hiking shoes on today as we head out to explore the impressive formations which make up Kings Canyon. You’ll be left breathless by the sheer beauty of the canyon as we trek through the Amphitheatre, the Lost City, the lush and ancient Garden of Eden and the North and South Walls. Lunch is a welcome prospect, before we make our way back to Alice Springs. (BL) Overnight dorm accommodation is included.
| DAY 4 :: ALICE SPRINGS + DEVILS MARBLES|
Leaving Alice Springs, we pass by the Tropic of Capricorn and make our way to Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles) where there’s time to explore the well known marble shaped granite boulders, a site sacred to its traditional owners. Tennant Creek is our next stop and a chance for you to purchase some dinner and stretch your legs before we make the overnight journey to Katherine.
DAY 5 :: KATHERINE GORGE TO DARWIN
An early morning stop in Katherine gives you the chance to purchase breakfast before we arrive at NitmilukNational Park, home to Katherine Gorge. Here you will have the chance to take an optional 2 hour breakfast cruise through the first 2 gorges (own expense and seasonal Apr-Nov). You’re in for a treat, because early morning is the perfect time to experience and photograph the gorge in all its glory. If you’re looking for something more active our guide will lead a short return walk to Baruwei lookout where you can 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 drive the last leg into Darwin, arriving around 1:00pm with the afternoon free to explore the Northern Territory’s capital city.
Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high), hat & sunscreen, water bottle, towel & toiletries, torch, warm clothing in winter, insect repellent, camera & film, pillow, sleeping bag (can be hired for AUD$15).
Experienced guides, meals as indicated, accommodation transfers, camping fees & equipment and overnight dorm accommodation.
Package is made up of two individual tours; therefore you may travel with a different guide and passengers during each section. Dorm not included on last night.
Valid between 01/04/14 - 31/03/15
Includes $25 park entry fee
Year Round: Fridays
Tour PASDU5 = Alice Springs accommodation 5:40am
Tour PASDU5Y = Ayers Rock Resort 1:45pm from Desert Gardens Hotel
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Darwin accommodation early evening Day 5
MAX PEOPLE - 24
Valid till 31 March 2015
|Hikes up to 6-8kms per day.|
|Maximum 24 front facing seats, air-conditioned vehicle.|
|Permanently erected tents (multi-share), permanent cooking facilities and purpose-built fire pits, screened eating areas, share showers and toilets.
Dorm or Twin/Double rooms with shared facilities
|Safaris must be reconfirmed by 4.00pm the day before travel. Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted due to seasonal & extreme weather conditions, Traditional Owner and national park requirements. Luggage limit of 15 kg applies - backpack or soft bag.|