Discover the striking and sacred landscapes of Australia’s heart
You don’t get a name like the Red Centre by accident – from the shifting shades of Uluru at sunrise and sunset to the otherworldly rust-coloured formations of Kata Tjuta, the spectacular colour palette of Australia’s heart has to be seen to be believed. Marvel at Uluru, Australia’s most sacred site, and learn about the importance of the area to Australia’s Anangu people. The Valley of the Winds walk will reveal unrivalled views of Kata Tjuta, and a hike through the soaring cliffs and tranquil gardens of Kings Canyon will show off striking scenery at every step. In four days, uncover landscapes that will stick with you for a lifetime.
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Marvel at the ever-changing colours of Uluru, Australia’s most spiritually significant site, as you view the epic sandstone monolith at both sunrise and sunset.
Travel to the edge of Watarrka National Park to meet with First Nations guides and learn about the food, art, medicine and languages of the Luritja and Pertame people.
Embark on the Valley of the Winds walk, stopping off at lookout points to take in unforgettable views of Kata Tjuta, a towering collection of 36 domed rock formations.
Venture to Kings Canyon, home to some of the country’s most magnificent scenery, where you’ll set off on a walk past soaring cliffs, sandstone domes and tranquil gardens.
Your accommodation on this trip is in permanent tented camps. However, this isn't the most basic camping experience, as you'll have beds with bedding and linen, electricity, and cooling fans inside your tent. Please note that facilities are shared with others at the campsite, including toilets and shower blocks, which are a short walk from where we camp.
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, including to sleep in. In the middle of winter temperatures can drop well below zero at night, so you may want to considering bringing an additional sleeping bag to keep warm at night.
On some days of the trip, you’ll spend many 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.
Group participation makes up a lot of this trip, so you'll be required to help with the preparation of meals and cleaning up. These are the kind of tasks that bring a group closer together.
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
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.
START POINT LOCATION & TIME
This trip starts and ends in Yulara. Meeting time on Day 1 is at 1:30pm at the reception of Desert Gardens Hotel. It is very important that you are on time as we will be departing for Kings Canyon at 2pm and are unable to delay our departure due to restrictions on completing our drive after dark. We are not able to wait for delayed flights and so strongly recommend you arrive a day prior to your trip to avoid issues. Book your departure flight from Yulara on Day 4 no earlier than 12:30pm.
PRE-TOUR TRANSFER FROM ALICE SPRINGS
For those who would prefer to join the trip from Alice Springs, we offer an arrival transfer to Yulara departing from Alice Springs at 6:30am on Day 1 and a departure transfer arriving in Alice Springs by 5:30pm on Day 4. Contact us to book these transfers no later than 7 days prior to your trip. Please note that these transfers have an additional cost.
FIELD OF LIGHTS
This is a popular optional activity enjoyed by many visitors to Uluru and is not included on this trip. To avoid disappointment, ensure you pre-book this activity prior to travel through Ayers Rock Resort. Bookings should be made for Day 3.
2023 TRIP CHANGES:
From 1st April 2023, this trip will start in Alice Springs, with the option to finish in either Yulara or back in Alice Springs. See trip code POSR on our website for details of this new itinerary.
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