Central Rock and Canyon

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  • 2013-04-01 - 2014-03-31

Discover Central Australia, Uluru and Kings Canyon

A land coloured and contoured by ruggedly beautiful landscapes, endless vistas and the legends of the Dreamtime, Australia's Red Centre makes for a travel experience apart. Discover the stories surrounding the multi-hued monolith of Uluru, wander through the pristine beauty of Kings Canyon and experience a night camped under infinite Outback skies in spacious, permanent tents. A celebration of both Central Australia's incredible terrain and its local indigenous culture and heritage, the splendour of this mythic region will live on in your memories long after the trip has ended.

  • Experience Uluru's mythic beauty
  • Discover the diversity of the Alice Springs region
  • Hike through the dramatic Valley of the Winds
  • Take a 4x4 tour through the Red Centre's rolling plains
  • Watch daybreak over Kata Tjuta
  • Discover a Garden of Eden in the Outback
  • Explore the mighty Kings Canyon
  • Trek the canyon rim at Watarrka

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Day 1 Alice Springs/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)/Alice Springs

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.