Extraordinary landscapes are just the tip of the rock in Australia’s remarkable Red Centre.
Embark on the Aussie adventure of a lifetime, starting from one of Aboriginal Australia’s most sacred sites in Uluru before travelling to the relaxing Alice Springs, the country’s most central city. Not only will your journey through the outback give you unforgettable memories and photos you can always look back on, but our Uluru (Yulara) to Alice Springs tours and holidays explore some of the Northern Territory's best national parks and other extraordinary sites such as Kings Canyon, the West Macdonnell Ranges, and Kata Tjuta for experiences you simply can’t get anywhere else.
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Everyone travelling on an Intrepid trip must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of carriage.
All travellers are required to produce:
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
- All children aged 5 to 17 years old must provide proof of vaccination (if eligible), proof of recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.
- If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional.
In all cases, you must be fully inoculated. This means you must receive the full dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine and allow enough time for immunity to take effect. Each COVID-19 vaccine has different dosages and timeframes for inoculation, so please check the relevant medical advice associated with your vaccine.
While embarking on a tour is the best way to experience everything Australia's Red Centre has to offer if you wanted to do it on your own, there are plenty of other options. The quickest way to travel between the two destinations is to fly but this option is quite expensive. If you're after a budget-friendly way to travel then driving will set you back less than AUD$100 and take around 4 and a half hours. You can also organise a coach or take a bus but this increases the time it takes to travel between the destinations.
The southern part of the state where both Uluru (Yulara) and Alice Springs are located, experiences a typical desert climate with extremely hot summers and warm winters. This means that temperatures can climb to an eye-watering 45°C in summer so travelling to the iconic destination during this season is not recommended. Instead, travel between the months of May to September when the average temperature is a more manageable 20°C - 30°C.
The best time to visit the southern part of the Northern Territory where Uluru (Yulara) and Alice Springs are located is in the months from May to September. While these are predominantly winter months, the temperatures are still nice at a reasonable 20°C - 30°C so you spend the majority of your time exploring the desert landscape and its extraordinary features. If you to avoid the large crowds and increased prices that the peak season brings (winter), travel during autumn or the early months of spring.
Setting off on your Uluru (Yulara) to Alice Springs adventure is extremely exciting but making sure you have everything you need before you go is very important. At the top of your packing list should be weather-appropriate clothes. While the temperatures in the southern part of the Northern Territory can be quite high, they lower dramatically at nighttime so be prepared by packing a few jackets or cardigans. You should also always pack a reusable drink bottle and a day bag/backpack with you so you can keep hydrated and carry snacks when you're off trekking through the outback.
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. However, we’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.