First Nations culture and true outback wonder of Australia
Spend six days exploring the best of Australia’s Red Centre on a culturally rich and naturally wonderful small group adventure. From Yulara, admire Uluru at a number of times during the day, seeing the colour of this sacred rock change as day turns to night. Explore the depths of Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta National Park and the West MacDonnell Ranges, stopping by gorges and pristine waterholes for a walk and swim. With First Nations experiences, comfortable accommodation, a knowledgeable leader and a number of inclusions as standard, this Red Centre adventure is the whole package.
Take part in a traditional Welcome or Acknowledgement of Country at the beginning of your adventure to recognise the land of the Anangu communities – the First Nations owners of this area.
See the sacred wonder of Uluru at multiple angles and at different points of the day. Embark on a walk around its base, and enjoy a spread of locally sourced produce at sunset, watching the rock change as dusk breaks.
Gaze up at the constellations on a special stargazing experience and bush tucker dinner. The night sky comes alive in the Red Centre, with no pollution to impede your view.
Tour a wide range of landscapes around the Red Centre, including the West MacDonnell Ranges and Kings Canyon, with the option of flying sky high on an unforgettable helicopter experience.
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.
For the first two nights of this trip you will stay in a permanent tented camp with shared facilities, including toilets and shower blocks which are a short walk from the campsite. The tents are furnished with proper beds with bedding and linen and have electricity and cooling fans.
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. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. 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.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Red Centre & Uluru Explorer trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
Please note that if you book this trip while it is On Request, or very close to departure, it may take us longer than our usual 2-4 business days to provide you with an outcome about whether it can be confirmed. 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.
A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 1 and Day 2 (Tented Camps) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
START POINT LOCATION
This trip's start point location is Yulara, however if you are flying into Alice Springs you can opt to start this trip there instead. We offer a pick-up in Alice Springs in the morning of day 1 as an optional service. Please speak to your booking agent for more details.
FIELD OF LIGHTS
Please note that a visit to the Field of Lights is not included in this itinerary. To avoid disappointment we recommend booking this experience prior to travel, as it can sell out well in advance.
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