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Premium Red Centre & Uluru

6 Days | Experience ancient culture and magical moments in Australia’s outback

4.3 out of 5 based on 9 reviews submitted.
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Sacred sites, vast landscapes and 600 million years of history – it could only be Australia’s Red Centre. Join an experienced local leader and group of like minded travellers on a six-day Premium adventure through the outback, discovering the wonders of Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Alice Springs and Kings Canyon. Learn about the connection between the land and Aboriginal peoples and take part in fantastic dining experiences utilising native bush ingredients. But getting up close and personal with rugged and remote parts of Australia doesn’t mean you have to rough it – enjoy comfortable and well-appointed hotels each night. Come and see what makes this sun-soaked piece of the planet so unforgettable.

Trip overview

Map of Premium Red Centre & Uluru including Australia
Start
Alice Springs, Australia
Finish
Uluru , Australia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Australia
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
POPR
This trip generates 34.08 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Experience the allure of Uluru from your Feature Stay hotel, offering modern amenities, fantastic service and stunning views of the Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
  • Taste the best of the outback during unique Exclusive Experiences, enjoying multicourse dinners under the stars and creative meals made with locally sourced, native ingredients.
  • Get to know the awe-inspiring landscapes of Kings Canyon as your local leader introduces you to a world of sandstone formations, rare plants and native wildlife.
  • Understand the connection between the landscapes and the Luritja and Pertame people during a cultural experience in Watarrka National Park.
  • Marvel at the Field of Lights, an outdoor art installation made up of more than 50,000 artificial lights, while canapes compliment this Exclusive Experience.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Greening Australia. Donations help them tackle Australia’s complex environmental challenges, restoring landscapes at scale – in ways that work for communities, economies and nature.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Temperatures in the Red Centre can be extreme. During the day the weather can be very hot (and the Australian sun is very strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so bring base layers and warm clothing.
  • On some days of the trip, you’ll spend several hours driving through very sparse areas of Australia. Sit back and enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel. Think of it as a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie.
  • This trip includes walks and hikes around the major landmarks of this area. Please read the daily itinerary carefully for details. Walking is the best way to explore these stunning geological features in this otherwise flat landscape, so make sure you bring along comfortable, sturdy walking shoes.
  • Our leaders are the classic do-it-all Aussie – they know the best spots to watch the sunset, can drive you to your next destination, take you on a guided hike or even whip up dinner for the group on some trips. While they won’t always do all these jobs on every trip, be aware they will be juggling many things on your tour and may have less time to spend with you. They will always be working hard to ensure you and your group have a fantastic time exploring Australia.

Itinerary

Map of Premium Red Centre & Uluru including Australia

Inclusions

Meals

5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights), Resort (1 night)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Alice Springs - Town Tour
  • Alice Springs - Old Telegraph Station
  • Alice Springs - Welcome Dinner
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Alice Springs - Anzac Hill
  • Tjoritja-West MacDonnell Ranges - Ellery Creek Big Hole
  • Tjoritja-West MacDonnell Ranges - Ormiston Gorge
  • Tjoritja-West MacDonnell Ranges - Standley Chasm Walk
  • Tjoritja-West MacDonnell Ranges - Bush Tucker Picnic Lunch at Ormiston Gorge
  • Kings Canyon - Dining Under a Desert Moon Experience
  • Watarrka National Park - Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience (except Nov-Jan)
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Uluru Sunset & Field of Lights
  • Watarrka National Park - Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Kata Tjuta Morning Excursion & Walpa Gorge Walk
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Sounds of Silence Dinner
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Uluru Mala Walk
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Kuniya Walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole with local Anangu Guide

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Important notes

LATE REQUESTS
Please note that if you book this trip very close to departure, it may take us longer than our usual 2-4 business days to provide you with confirmation. This is due to a number of external factors, such as staffing levels at some of our hotels which may impact their ability to confirm services in a timely manner. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience when requesting your trip. Alternatively, if you require a faster outcome, you could choose an alternative date further in the future that can be confirmed immediately by us.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

END POINT LOCATION & TIME
For those flying out of Yulara's Airport or extending their stay in Yulara, we’ll do a drop-off at the airport at 11:30am on the last day (in time for flights departing after 12:30pm) and then return to the resort at approximately 12pm. If your flight leaves before 12:30pm please note that you will miss out on this morning's activities. We recommend you stay an additional night in Yulara. Alternatively continue to Alice Springs from here (no additional cost), with an arrival back in town at around 6:30pm. Please consider these times when booking onward transportation or flights from Yulara or Alice Springs

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Reviews

4.3 out of 5 based on 9 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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Rudy · Traveled September 2023
This trip requires a lot of driving to reach the various sites and having all this well organised with a great guide who kept us entertained and was very knowledgeable allowed us to maximise our time. Accommodation and food exceeded our expectations. Nothing was too much trouble and our trip was excellent from start to finish. Rudy
Review submitted 23 Sep 2023

Jennifer · Traveled September 2023
Intrepid offers a window into tour group travel. As a reluctant group participant, this trip to Uluṟu demonstrated that a small group with a professional, knowledgeable guide can work wonderfully.
Review submitted 24 Sep 2023

Jenny · Traveled May 2023
This is an excellent trip, everything you would want to do and more packed into a full on 6 days of activity! Saw more than I ever would have done myself and our guide was so informative and made our trip extra special. Highlights were Kings Canyon hike and Dining Under the Desert Moon experience, the cultural experiences were pretty amazing too. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to explore this area.
Review submitted 15 Jun 2023

Nicola · Traveled May 2023
Brilliant trip that includes everything you'd want to see and do in the Red Centre. Loved the First Nations inclusions and the Under the Desert Moon dinner was a highlight. Excellent leader - Graeme - hope future travellers are lucky enough to be accompanied by him!
Review submitted 08 Jun 2023

Maria · Traveled September 2022
Review submitted 16 Sep 2022
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