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  • 2013-04-01 - 2014-03-31

Escape on an Australian outback odyssey through the Northern Territory

Become acquainted with the sensational landscapes and intriguing cultural heritage of Australia's iconic Red Centre on this spectacular 4x4 camping adventure. Catch a majestic Uluru sunset, wander the weaving trails and gullies intersecting Kata Tjuta, discover the hidden treasures of Kings Canyon and take part in a traditional dot painting class at Wallace Rockhole. Combining staggering natural landscapes with plenty of local cultural immersion, this trip is the perfect introduction to what makes Australia's outback so special.

  • Discover rich diversity in Alice Springs
  • Learn the facts about Uluru
  • Discover outback ways of life from an Indigenous host
  • Follow the best hiking trails through the bush
  • Embark on a 4x4 expedition across the Australian Outback
  • Swim in the Garden of Eden rock pool
  • Try some tasty bush tucker
  • Hike through magnificent Kings Canyon

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Day 1 Alice Springs/Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)/Uluru (Ayers Rock)

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. 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.

Day 2 Uluru (Ayers Rock)/Kings Canyon

The ancient rock formations of Kata Tjuta (also known as The Olgas) create an amazing landscape of spectacular domes and canyons.

Day 3 Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon)/Glen Helen

The towering sandstone walls of Kings Canyon command breathtaking views of the gorge below and the surrounding desert landscape. A small community of the Western Aranda people, Wallace Rockhole offers a fascinating opportunity to view Aboriginal rock art and learn about traditional indigenous culture.

Day 4 Western MacDonnell Ranges/Alice Springs

With highlights including Ormiston Gorge and Palm Valley, the beautiful natural surrounds of the Western MacDonnell Ranges are home to walking trails, waterholes and rock wallabies. 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.