Explore Australia’s Red Centre from Alice Springs
This five-day small group Australian adventure is your chance to discover the outback and learn about the significance of these lands. From Alice Springs, join a knowledgeable local leader and a small group of eager travellers, travelling on roads to endless horizons, discovering rugged landscapes and hiking through gorges and ranges before camping under the stars. See Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and the West MacDonnell Ranges, and have the opportunity to visit lesser-visited sites with an itinerary that’s flexible to your small group’s desires. Gain an insight into First Nations histories and cultures as you travel to Australia’s heart – the Red Centre.
Witnessing Uluru at sunset is truly an unforgettable moment. Have your camera ready to capture the changing colours of this sacred rock formation.
You’ll hear Dreamtime stories and learn about ancient rock paintings from local guides, gaining insight into the importance of the land in First Nations histories and ways of being.
Spend two days exploring the sites of the MacDonnell Ranges, both East and West. Walk through Ormiston Gorge, Ellery Creek, Simpsons Gap and Rainbow Valley.
After days admiring the formations of Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon, spend evenings camping under the stars, getting a feel for the real outback of Australia.
Armed with a flexible itinerary and a knowledgeable local leader, this itinerary allows you to discover the Red Centre at a pace that suits your small group.
Accommodation on this trip includes camping as well as a bush camp experience, depending on the group’s desires.
When travelling in Australia’s outback, temperatures can get very high, especially in summer, and sometimes below freezing at night. Have a think about what time of year suits you best to travel.
For more details on specific logistical information for this trip, see the Important Notes and Essential Trip Information sections located below the trip itinerary.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Outback Camping Adventure trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. This trip starts in Alice Springs at approximately 6 am and finishes in Alice Springs at approximately 6 pm on Day 5. Onward travel must be booked 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. You can also start this trip in Yulara (Uluru). Search trip code PAR5Y on the Intrepid website for more details and to book.
4. This trip requires a sleeping bag.
5. Please note there is no single supplement is available for this trip.
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