Red Centre Explorer

Land Tour

Spend six days exploring the best of Australia’s Red Centre on a culturally rich and naturally wonderful small group adventure. From Yulara, admire Uluru at a number of times during the day, seeing the colour of this sacred rock change as day turns to night. Explore the depths of Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta National Park and the West MacDonnell Ranges, stopping by gorges and pristine waterholes for a walk and swim. With First Nations experiences, comfortable accommodation, a knowledgeable leader and a number of inclusions as standard, this Red Centre adventure is the whole package.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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Tour Provider Intrepid Travel
Number Of Days
6
Price From
$2,239
Start Location
Yulara, Australia
End Location
Alice Springs, Australia
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Adventure
Physical Rating
Moderate
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Day 1: Yulara
Welcome to Yulara, located on Anangu land in the red centre of Australia. You are welcome to arrive at any time today before an important welcome meeting at 5 pm, where you will meet your local leader and fellow travellers. Although being deep in the outback, Yulara is surprisingly accessible, with flights arriving from major Australian cities and transfers available from Alice Springs, approximately 4.5 hours away. Once you’ve had your all-important briefing, join with your leader and possibly a First Nations guide as they lead you on a Welcome or Acknowledgement of Country. This practice occurs all across Australia to understand and recognise the land that you find yourself on – land of immense significance to First Nations communities. Reconvene with the crew for a memorable sunset viewing Uluru. Take the time to understand the importance of this sacred rock to the local Anangu people. Later, spend the night enjoying an Outback barbecue dinner under the stars, then maybe swap stories sitting around the campfire. You do have the option to sleep under the stars in a swag, or otherwise, enjoy a comfortable tented room with a fully-made bed and electricity.
Day 2: Kata Tjuta / Uluru / Yulara
Rise and shine nice and early for some spectacular sunrise viewing as you make your way to Kata Tjuta, where you’ll embark on a walk to the Walpa Gorge. Sandstone cliffs rise high above as you continue through the gorge, shrouded by shadows and full of First Nations history. If you’ve got the energy you can choose to tackle the legendary Valley of the Winds. This six-kilometre walk can be challenging, but you’re rewarded with a spectacular perspective on mind-blowing rock formations. Return to camp for lunch where you and the group can decide where you would like to eat, with a number of options available in Yulara. Enjoy some free time in the afternoon – perhaps book yourself on an Outback ride with a bike or a camel as your mode of transport. Tonight, enjoy your own dinner at one of the on-site restaurants then retire to your accommodation, or take the option to witness the Field of Lights before heading off to bed.
Day 3: Uluru / Kings Canyon
Get up with the sun and embark on a walk around Uluru at sunrise, watching as the colours of the rock shift as night turns to day. No two angles of the sacred monolith are the same and its sheer size will leave you marvelling. Join an Anangu guide for a walk to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole at the base of rock. Your guide will explain what makes this waterhole sacred while sharing stories of the incredible landscape and its connection to the Anangu people. Afterwards, stop by the cultural centre to learn about the spiritual and cultural importance of Uluru and its surrounds. Continue on to Kings Canyon – where you will spend the night. Snack on a packed lunch on the way and enjoy a walk and talk to discover the bush tucker and bush medicines used for spiritual and healing purposes by the Luritja people. When you arrive in Kings Canyon this afternoon, soak up the views and the last of the day light with the group at the perfectly positioned sunset viewing platform, before choosing your dinner tonight.
Day 4: Kings Canyon / Alice Springs
Get ready for another day of sun-soaked scenery in Australia’s outback. Join your group on a morning walk along the rim of Kings Canyon. Admire the marbled red cliffs as they plummet to the forest floor from up above, making sure you capture all the scenery with some epic panorama images. Discover its Amphitheatre, Lost City, North and South Walls and the surprisingly lush Garden of Eden, which owes its cycads and plant life to a permanent waterhole down in the canyon. If you’re feeling like an easier walk you can also take the Kings Creek Walk by yourself – it’s shorter but won’t miss the spectacular views of the canyon. Make your way to Alice Springs and later perhaps join your travel pals for dinner at a local pub. A great chance to celebrate your outback Australia adventure with a drink or two – your group leader knows of all the best watering holes to go to.
Day 5: West Macdonnell Ranges / Alice Springs
Spend today exploring the Outback scenery of the West Macdonnell Ranges. Head to Ellery Creek Big Hole and Ormiston Gorge for a swim (or just a t dip in winter - the water can be freezing cold) and relax on the beaches by the waterholes, or perhaps take a hike to check out more of the area. These two stops are part of the West MacDonnell Ranges and are traveller's favourites – not only for the swimming options available, but the incredible outback scenery that greets you at every turn. In the afternoon, make your way back to Alice Springs, and after freshening up at your accommodation, enjoy a memorable bush tucker and stargazing experience. Under a blanket of stars, follow the constellations above as you listen to expert guides tell the stories of the ground beneath your feet and the heavens above. Afterwards head back to your accommodation in town.
Day 6: Alice Springs
With no activities planned for today, you are free to leave the accommodation at any time. That dsn’t mean your adventure has to come to an end! If you would like to spend more time in Alice Springs and explore more of the Red Centre, we’ll be happy to organise additional accommodation (subject to availability).
Inclusions Expand
Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport: Private vehicle
Accommodation: Permanent furnished tented camp (with shared facilities) (2 nights), Hotel (3 nights)
Uluru - Uluru Sunset with Snacks
Uluru - Outback BBQ Dinner
Kata Tjuta - Walpa Gorge Walk
Uluru - Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Entrance
Kings Canyon - Kings Canyon Sunset
Uluru - Base Walk
Kings Canyon - Karkke Cultural Experience
Uluru - Uluru Sunrise
Uluru - Uluru Cultural Centre
Kings Canyon - Rim Walk
West Macdonnell Ranges - Ellery Creek Big Hole
West Macdonnell Ranges - Ormiston Gorge
Alice Springs - Earth Sanctuary Dinner & Star Talk
Departure dates Expand
Start End Availability Price
05 Jan 2022 10 Jan 2022 9 $2,282
02 Feb 2022 07 Feb 2022 12 $2,282
02 Mar 2022 07 Mar 2022 10 $2,282
10 Apr 2022 15 Apr 2022 13 $2,240
24 Apr 2022 29 Apr 2022 10 $2,282
15 May 2022 20 May 2022 12 $2,240
22 May 2022 27 May 2022 14 $2,240
29 May 2022 03 Jun 2022 16 $2,308
19 Jun 2022 24 Jun 2022 14 $2,308
26 Jun 2022 01 Jul 2022 5 $2,354
03 Jul 2022 08 Jul 2022 2 $2,376
10 Jul 2022 15 Jul 2022 10 $2,354
24 Jul 2022 29 Jul 2022 16 $2,308
31 Jul 2022 05 Aug 2022 14 $2,308
14 Aug 2022 19 Aug 2022 12 $2,308
21 Aug 2022 26 Aug 2022 16 $2,308
28 Aug 2022 02 Sep 2022 14 $2,308
11 Sep 2022 16 Sep 2022 16 $2,308
18 Sep 2022 23 Sep 2022 16 $2,308
25 Sep 2022 30 Sep 2022 15 $2,308
09 Oct 2022 14 Oct 2022 16 $2,240
16 Oct 2022 21 Oct 2022 16 $2,240
23 Oct 2022 28 Oct 2022 16 $2,240
30 Oct 2022 04 Nov 2022 16 $2,240
13 Nov 2022 18 Nov 2022 16 $2,240
11 Dec 2022 16 Dec 2022 16 $2,240
04 Jan 2023 09 Jan 2023 16 $2,715
01 Feb 2023 06 Feb 2023 16 $2,715
01 Mar 2023 06 Mar 2023 16 $2,715
09 Apr 2023 14 Apr 2023 16 $2,715
23 Apr 2023 28 Apr 2023 16 $2,715
14 May 2023 19 May 2023 16 $2,715
21 May 2023 26 May 2023 16 $2,715
28 May 2023 02 Jun 2023 16 $2,715
18 Jun 2023 23 Jun 2023 16 $2,715
25 Jun 2023 30 Jun 2023 16 $2,715
02 Jul 2023 07 Jul 2023 16 $2,715
09 Jul 2023 14 Jul 2023 16 $2,715
23 Jul 2023 28 Jul 2023 16 $2,715
30 Jul 2023 04 Aug 2023 16 $2,715
13 Aug 2023 18 Aug 2023 16 $2,715
20 Aug 2023 25 Aug 2023 16 $2,715
27 Aug 2023 01 Sep 2023 16 $2,715
10 Sep 2023 15 Sep 2023 16 $2,715
17 Sep 2023 22 Sep 2023 16 $2,715
24 Sep 2023 29 Sep 2023 16 $2,715
08 Oct 2023 13 Oct 2023 16 $2,715
15 Oct 2023 20 Oct 2023 16 $2,715
22 Oct 2023 27 Oct 2023 16 $2,715
29 Oct 2023 03 Nov 2023 16 $2,715
12 Nov 2023 17 Nov 2023 16 $2,715
10 Dec 2023 15 Dec 2023 16 $2,715