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.

Alice Springs, Australia
Darwin, Australia
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 8
Group size
Min 6, Max 24
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0kg pp per trip


  • Make your acquaintance with Alice Springs
  • Wander through the sprawling canyons of Kata Tjuta
  • Bed down under a blanket of stars
  • Learn about the customs of the Mala people on a cultural interpretive walk
  • Rub shoulders with the locals at the Daly Waters Pub
  • Take a refreshing dip in Edith Falls


Welcome to Alice Springs, the Red Centre’s dusty, character-filled heart. This adventure gets underway with a visit to the Outback Camel Farm. Why not get a new perspective of the Australian Outback atop one of these 'ships of the desert'. Make tracks across sunburnt plains to the captivating domes of Kata Tjuta and enjoy a guided hike to uncover the legends of the Valley of the Winds. Then head to Australia’s most iconic landmark and watch the colour of the rock change during a magical desert sunset over ancient Uluru – a fitting end to a memorable day. Then choose whether to bunker down in a cosy swag (Aussie bedroll), where you can literally fall asleep under the stars, or sleep in your permanent tent.
Wake early and join a local guide for an exploration around the base of Uluru, discovering its many caves and rock art sites. View the rock from different vantage points 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.
Grab your hiking shoes and head out on foot along the Rim Walk to discover the remarkable formations 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.
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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2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Mini coach, Private vehicle
Camping (with shared facilities) (1 night), Hostel (1 night), Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • Mala cultural intrepretive walk


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