5 Day Darwin to Alice Springs Explorer incl. Uluru Itinerary

Travel from Darwin down to Alice Springs and experience the tropical lushness of the Top End and the harsh backdrop of the Red Centre. See Katherine Gorge, Uluru, Kings Canyon and more.

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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 5 Day Darwin to Alice Springs Explorer incl. Uluru.
Kata Tjuta

Day 1 Darwin/Katherine Gorge

Set off early from Darwin for Nitmiluk National Park. Home to Edith Falls and Katherine Gorge, this is an absolutely stunning part of the Australian wilderness. Develop an enhanced appreciation of indigenous culture local to the area on a guided walk through the park, before continuing the journey southbound.
ACCOM: Camping (with shared facilities) - 1

Day 2 Daly Waters/Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu)/Alice Springs

Pass through the town of Tennant Creek, stopping off to walk among the massive boulders of Karlu Karlu en route before arriving in Alice Springs. While probably not the world's most elegant city, Alice Springs does certainly exude a charm uniquely its own and warrants some late afternoon exploring.
ACCOM: Hostel - 1

Day 3 Alice Springs/Kata Tjuta/Uluru

Travel out to a working camel farm and perhaps hop aboard for a new perspective of the Australian Outback. Make tracks across sunburnt plains to the captivating domes of Kata Tjuta and enjoy a guided hike through the Valley of the Winds. Catch a superb sunset over Australia’s most iconic landmark, Uluru, then choose between a cosy swag and permanent tent to snuggle the night away in.
ACCOM: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) - 1

Day 4 Uluru/Kings Canyon

Wake early and join a local guide for an exploration around the base of Uluru, discovering its many caves and rock art sites. Behold the rock from different viewpoints and learn about one of the world’s oldest living cultures on an interpretive walk led by a local Indigenous guide. Browse Aboriginal arts and crafts at the cultural centre, then travel to our campsite located within Watarrka National Park for another night camped under sparkling night skies.
ACCOM: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) - 1

Day 5 Kings Canyon/Alice Springs

Grab your hiking shoes and head out on foot along the Rim Walk to discover the remarkable natural features and towering rock faces that make up Kings Canyon. Wander past the park’s ochre-coloured rock walls and columns, visit the famous sites of the Lost City and the Amphitheatre and take a dip in the Garden of Eden’s shaded pool before tucking into a tasty lunch. Then watch the colours of the desert change on the trip back to Alice Springs.