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5 Day Alice Springs to Darwin Explorer incl Uluru Overview
- 2014-04-01 - 2015-03-31
Encounter the Northern Territory's superb landscapes and sites, including Uluru
Get a taste of Australia's rugged but ever-so-scenic Outback on this five-day journey from Alice Springs to Darwin that also takes in Uluru. Watching the sun set and then rise over the world's biggest rock is about as iconically Australian as experiences come. Encounter indigenous lore and legends on a guided cultural interpretative walk around the rock and gain an enhanced respect for how a people could possibly survive in such an inhospitable environment. Then explore the spectacular desert landscapes of Kata Tjuta, Karlu Karlu and Kings Canyon before finishing the adventure in Darwin. When it comes to sensational landscapes and fascinating cultures, the mighty Red Centre really is a land of plenty.
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The outback town of Alice Springs is a travel hub for visitors setting off to the explore the sensational range of natural wonders the Red Centre has to offer. The ancient rock formations of Kata Tjuta (also known as The Olgas) create an amazing landscape of spectacular domes and canyons. An iconic image of outback Australia and a sacred site for the local Aboriginal people, Uluru's remarkable colour changes are a wonder to behold.
The towering sandstone walls of Kings Canyon command breathtaking views of the gorge below and the surrounding desert landscape.
Located 1500km from the nearest major city, Alice Springs may be isolated but it still boasts decent restaurants, fascinating Aboriginal art galleries and a lively nightlife.
Drive out to Karlu Karlu, or 'Devils Marbles' and hear the story behind the formation these gigantic boulders. Stop for lunch in the archetypal outback town of Tennant Creek on the way to Daly Waters. In the evening, visit the town's true blue Aussie pub, perhaps sharing a couple of beers with the friendly locals, before camping out beneath infinite stars.
Start the day with an exploration of Nitmiluk National Park. Meaning the 'Place of the Cicada Dreaming' in the Jawoyn language, it’s a stunning place to explore. Take a short walk to Barrawei Lookout for an incredible view of Katherine Gorge before learning about the significance of this area to the Jawoyn people. Stop for a swim in the refreshing waters of Edith Falls before journeying to tropical Darwin, the Territory’s culture-rich capital city.
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