Taking you from Alice Springs to Uluru, this 4 day circular group tour introduces you to all the highlights of Australia’s spectacular Red Centre. Discover striking landscapes, ancient aboriginal culture and visit Australia’s most renowned landmark, Uluru. Visit Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon by 4WD vehicle with knowledgeable local guides - off-roading is truly the best way to explore this region and with all transport taken care of you can make the most of all the Red Centre has to offer.
Your group tours include a maximum of 16 people. You can choose to sleep in permanent tents with real beds or perhaps experience sleeping in a ‘swag’ under the light of the stars! Look forward to spectacular sunset and sunrise over Uluru, wandering through the crevices of Kings Canyon and off-roading in your 4WD vehicle. Get involved with hiking, swimming and nature spotting while getting the true outback experience!
If you would prefer an accommodated trip (no camping) or a self-drive experience, please speak to one of our consultants to tailor your perfect trip.
An early start today as you head straight to the magnificent icon that is Uluru. Optional extras en route can include a camel ride or the opportunity to buy Aboriginal paintings as a unique keepsake for your time here. After lunch you will arrive into Ayers Rock and meet with the rest of the group, it is also possible to join the tour at this point if this works better for your flights.
In the afternoon you will be shown the highlights of Uluru beginning with the Cultural centre for an overview of the rich history of the area following by a guided base walk. While you can still climb Uluru it is highly recommended to respect the local customs and just walk around the base.
End the day watching the sunset over Uluru with drinks and snacks before venturing to the campsite for dinner and stories under the stars with your group.
Another early start today as you watch the sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta followed by breakfast to energise you for the 7km hike through the vast boulders and ravines within the ‘Valley of the Winds.’
Next stop after lunch is the Curtin Springs Cattle Station to get a sneak peek at a working cattle farm in the depths of the Red Centre. Continue by four wheel drive to Kings Creek Station to set up camp for the night for your true outback experience in the middle of nowhere with another campfire dinner seeing the end of the day’s activities.
Begin the day exploring Kings Canyon driving through the heart of the jagged red rocks and untouched bushland that is synonymous with the area. Stops along the way include the Lost City, ‘Garden of Eden’ and Amphitheatre.
In the afternoon head to a key wildlife spot along the Mereenie Loop road setting up camp by a water hole at Camp Helen.
The final day of the tour is spent traversing the Macdonnell Ranges and off-roading to Ormiston Gorge. Dive into rock holes for a cool down while keeping an eye out for Perentie Lizards on the water’s edge. Australia’s largest lizard measures in at around 2 metres so you should have no problem spotting them!
Before returning to Alice Springs for your departure flight take your final hike of the tour through the ‘Ghost Gum Walk’ looking out for native plants and wildlife. Return to Alice Springs for 5.30pm where you have the option of adding on an extra night to recount stories with your fellow travellers in the comfort of your hotel.
Autumn is the best time to visit the Red Centre (March to May) with warm and sunny days without getting to the high temperatures typical within the summer months (Dec-Feb). January is the wettest month typically and the coolest time is during winter from June to August.
There is a small National Park Fee payable locally – ask your consultant for details.
This itinerary is purely a suggestion, and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you
3 nights in permanent tents/swag at private campsites