4 Day Red Centre Explorer Itinerary

Explore the rugged Australian Outback and beauty of the Northern Territory, from the magnificent Uluru through the ancient Kings Canyon and beyond to Alice Springs.

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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Apr 1, 2015 to Mar 31, 2016. View later 4 Day Red Centre Explorer.
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Day 1 Alice Springs/Kata Tjuta/Uluru

Begin this Red Centre adventure in the small outback town of Alice Springs. Then make tracks towards iconic Uluru, stopping at a camel farm en route to say “hi” to these unique creatures. Take in the beauty of Kata Tjuta on a guided walk through the Valley of the Winds, then sit back and enjoy an incredible Uluru sunset. In the middle of this isolated landscape, nothing can beat an evening curled up in a swag watching the desert stars dance across an endless night sky.
ACCOM: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) - 1

Day 2 Uluru/Kings Canyon

Rise early to experience a jaw-dropping sunrise over Uluru before exploring this giant sandstone formation up-close. Learn the story of the Mala people on a guided walk with a local Aboriginal guide, and admire the Indigenous art on display at a local cultural centre. Then head into Watarrka National Park and spend the evening camping.
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Day 3 Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon)/Glen Helen

Take a stroll along the walking tracks of Kings Canyon, where chasms, gorges and surprisingly lush gardens dot the landscape. Before the heat of the day gets too intense, head along the Mereenie Loop Track to our camping spot in the Western MacDonnell National Park. Enjoy a refreshing dip in a waterhole or pull up a stool at a bar overlooking the Finke River.
ACCOM: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) - 1

Day 4 Western MacDonnell Ranges/Alice Springs

Begin the day with a hike around Ormiston Gorge and perhaps also take a morning swim in a beautiful waterhole. Journey to Hermannsburg, a local Aboriginal community where Indigenous artist Albert Namatjira spent much of his life. Later, take a bumpy 4x4 journey across the desert to Palm Valley and Cycad Gorge. Be sure to have the camera ready on this final leg of the journey back to Alice Springs – the extraordinary scenes of Australia’s wilderness are bound to impress.