Take a unique road trip through ancient, sacred lands
Embark on an adventure from Darwin to Alice Springs, including Arnhem Land and sacred Uluru, on this nine-day tour. This classic road trip-style overland adventure proves the best way to experience this rugged land is by going back to basics – complete with nights spent under starry skies, cooling off in natural rock pools and waking to the layered calls of rainbow bee-eaters and spangled drongo birds. Find the essence of this ancient country in its most remote areas, among the people who have called it home for tens of thousands of years.
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Start your journey right with a Cul Cul (Welcome to Country) from your Limilngan-Wulna hosts, a gracious ceremony from the Traditional Owners of the land you begin your adventure on.
Watch as the sacred monolith of Uluru changes colour during an unforgettable sunrise and discover why so many are captivated by this striking island mountain.
See rock art that was sketched over 50,000 years ago in Mawurndaddja and learn about the site’s spiritual significance and archaeological research from a local guide.
Hike through the otherworldly Valley of the Winds for spectacular views of Kata-Tjuta, the towering domes that form something akin to a forest of rounded rocks.
Get closer to nature with a few nights in a swag, a simple one-person tent that allows you to feel the breeze and admire the stars as you fall asleep.
This is a Basix trip which covers a lot of ground in a short amount of time. You'll spend some nights of the trip sleeping in outback camping grounds and others in mutli-share, mixed-gender hostel accommodation. We believe it’s the best (and often only) way to see the Outback in all its glory. At campsites, you'll need to pitch in with preparing meals and cleaning.
This trip requires a moderate level of fitness as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to truly enjoy the surrounding nature. Some hikes are longer and more challenging than others. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.
Temperatures in the Red Centre and Top End can be extreme. During the day the weather can be hot (and the Australian sun is strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so ensure you have base layers and warm clothing.
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Arnhem Land and Uluru Camping Adventure trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. Tour commences in Darwin on day 1 at 6 am and finishes in Alice Springs on day 9 at approximately 6 pm. Onward travel should be booked on the following day.
2. For the Kings Canyon rim walk it is a requirement that you have a minimum of THREE litres of water with you. Please consider bringing your own refillable water bottles.
3. The Top End and Kakadu portion of this trip has a strict luggage limit of 10 kilograms. Excess luggage can not be carried however, it can be stored at Darwin accommodation.
4. This trip requires a sleeping bag.
5. Trip also runs in reverse; see tour code POBUA.
6. This is a combination trip, made up of two of our most popular trips.
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