Itinerary in brief:
- 1 night Uluru
- 1 night Kings Canyon
- 1 night Glen Helen
Day 1: Arrive Alice Springs/Uluru (Ayers Rock)
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.
Day 2: Uluru to Kings Canyon
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.
Day 3: Kings Canyon to Glen Helen
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.
Day 4: Glen Helen to Alice Springs
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.