Central Explorer French ex Yulara

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  • 2013-04-01 - 2014-03-31

Escape on an Australian outback odyssey through the Northern Territory

Central Australia is a rugged land of Dreamtime legends, endless vistas and immense beauty. Our exploration of this part of the Northern Territory takes in Indigenous history and culture topped with a large dose of wonder. Discover the legends of the multi-hued monolith Uluru, Australia's most recognisable natural landmark, and marvel at the pristine beauty of Kings Canyon. Along the way, experience camping in the Australian outback in spacious, outback safari tents. The heritage and splendour of this ancient land will live on in your dreams long after the trip has ended.

  • 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 Yulara/Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)/Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Also known as Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara is the main accommodation hub for visitors to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. 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.