Day 1: Alice Springs to Uluru
Leaving Alice Springs our first stop for the day is a working remote camel farm, where you’ll have the chance to ride one. From there, we head to the World Heritage listed Uluru/Kata Tjuta National Park and have lunch. Next there’s an hour’s guided walk through the spectacular ‘Domes’ of Kata Tjuta. From here we travel to Uluru to enjoy a glass of champagne and watch the Rock’s colours change at sunset. Then it’s time for our famous 1,000 Star Dinner, an outdoor candlelit feast. Accommodation tonight is in our permanent tented camp. Tents are twin-share and are made up with proper beds and crisp linen. (L,D)
Day 2: Uluru Sunrise
First up, we watch the fiery outback sunrise light up the Rock followed by a walk around its base to get a sense of its massive scale and a camel ride. From here an Indigenous guide leads us on a cultural interpretative walk to learn more about the significance of this iconic landform. The local Anangu people tell the dreamtime stories of their ancestors, the Mala, who settled here after being chased to the region by an evil dog-like creature known as Kurpany. The onsite Cultural Centre offers an extensive collection of Indigenous arts and crafts for you to browse and purchase. Tonight we spend the night in an exclusive campsite in Watarrka National Park. (B,L,D)
Day 3: Kings Canyon rim walk
The centrepiece of Watarrka is undoubtedly Kings Canyon. Offering a welcome respite from the dry desert heat, this site’s deep gullies and hidden rockpools provide shelter to more than 600 species of native plants and animals. Your guide will point these out on a guided trek that takes in the Canyon’s most famous sites – the Lost City, Garden of Eden, Amphitheatre and North and South Walls. We will also visit the Karrke Aboriginal Culture Experience. Then it’s lunch and a rest, before we head toward Glen Helen where we stay for the evening in our permanent tented camp. (B,L)
Day 4: West MacDonnell Ranges
Our morning drive in the West MacDonnell Ranges will follow the Waterhole trail to Ormiston Gorge. Black-footed rock wallabies often pop down here for a drink. Next up is Ellery Creek, for a refreshing swim. Following lunch, it’s on to Simpsons Gap. Known as Rungutjirpa to the Arrernte people, this deep gorge, often partly filled with water, is associated with goanna, eagle and rock wallaby dreamings. There is also the opportunity for an optional sunset camel ride before we return to Alice Springs.
The itinerary and options of this private tour can be easily altered to your requests and budget. To submit a tour request, ask more information or to request a customised itinerary use the button below to email our customer service team.
Sturdy walking shoes, hat and sunscreen, towel and toiletries, warm clothing in winter, water bottle, torch, insect repellent, camera.
Experienced guide, national park entrance fees, meals as indicated, accommodation transfers, Uluru camel ride, Aboriginal cultural interpretive walk, 1000 Star Dinner, Uluru Cultural Centre, Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience and accommodation as below:
Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities).
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.
Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements.
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to your tour guide before departure. It is your responsibility to advise us if you have any special dietary requirements, allergies, or medical conditions well ahead of departure. From October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40s. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme 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. In July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.
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